TV Guide 2014-11-08

Junior Masterchef (CBBC, 4.30 weekdays) joins Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2) this week. It's Children in Need week, with specials across the BBC, from Only Connect to Swashbuckle.

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Saturday 8 November


  • The Munch Box (CITV, 8.30, also ITV Breakfast Broadcasting).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Georgie Thompson.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.30) Louie Spence and Richard Bacon.
  • Keep It In the Family (ITV, 3.20) Another chance to see Sunday's show.
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 4pm) Pirates Rock.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm) Mansfield.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Winter: Robert Llewellyn and Dominic Holland, Rod Liddle and John Cooper Clarke, Val McDermid and Allison Pearson, Michael Rosen and Muriel Gray.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30). This week's theme is "Weaver taking notes". Zoe Ball again replaces Claudia Winkleman.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 8.30) From last night.
  • Sitting On a Fortune (TV3, 6.50).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm, TV3 8pm Wed) Sanjeev Bhaskar, Libby Clegg, Alexandra Burke, Henry Bloield.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm). This week's theme is "Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury: Still Dead, Still Releasing New Material, Still With Huge Fanbases". The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Qui Sera le Prochain Grand Patissier? (TV5, 8pm) The Great French Bake Off reaches its final.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.30; Wales 11.30, NI 12.25am Monday morning).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10.45).

Sunday 9 November


  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 9.25).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.25) BRIAN BLESSED and Rebecca Adlington.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 2.45; also TV3, 3.35).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).
  • All-Island School Choir Competition (RTE1, 5.10).
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.20) is in Darlington.


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 5.35) Colin Baker.
  • Keep It in the Family (ITV, 7pm) The dumper beckons for reality stars including Alexandra Burke (X Factor), Stacey Solomon (I'm a Celeb), Rylan Clark, Jedward (both Big Brother), Ruth Lorenzo (Eurovision Song Contest), and Joe McElderry (Popstar to Opera Star and The Jump).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm).
  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4, 7.15) Henry Fielding.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.45) "A routine to honour the wartime effort by those left at home". Look, Jedward are on the other side.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Featuring 2010 losers One Direction. And Sam Smith. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • An Jig Gig (TG4, 8.30).
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 11.50; Scotland 12.35am) There's no "I" in "tourist".

Weekday daytime

  • May the Best House Win (ITVBe, 9.50).
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11am) Five episodes.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV2, 11.15).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Sian Williams, Kate Garraway from Tue.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm). Repeats.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Junior Masterchef (CBBC, 4.30) Donal Skehan and John Torode do the judging.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm). Also ITV2 10.15am.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Burnley.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Coach Trip (C4, 5.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 6.30).
  • The Chase Us (Challenge, 8pm).

Monday 10 November

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.25).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm).
  • The Lie (TV3, 8pm).
  • The episode of Panorama listed at 10.35 in some listings magazines has been moved back to 8.30, so Room 101 will not go out here.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30). Children in Need of Assistance special: Noggins (Robert Peston, Patrick Marber, Sophie Grigson) v Curiosities (Kevin Eldon, Steve Jones, Kate Mosse).
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45) Lisa Stansfield.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Scotland and NI 11.05, Wales 11.20). Not in some listings magazines.
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 11 November

  • Ludus (CBBC, 5.30) New Earthtwerps from Pontypridd.
  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.30) Three remain.
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 7pm) Eco homes.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm) An episode from last year.
  • The Taste of Success (RTE1, 8.30).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (4music, 9pm).

Wednesday 12 November

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 7pm) Port Sunlight.
  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 7.30) Sheep and milk. Continues 8.25.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm). Tom from Birmingham.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Board games. As in dice and counters, not Mr. Sugar being tedious, but that'll happen anyway. Delivering Quality First With Dara Ó Briain follows on BBC2 at 10pm.
  • Fonn Fonn Fonn (BBC Alba, 10pm) A music quiz, with Eilidh MacFadyen, Cailean Collier, Christopher MacDonald, Stephen MacLeod.
  • Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3, 10pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (More4, 10pm).
  • Was It Something I Said? (More4, 11.10).

Thursday 13 November

  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales) 1930s apartments.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • The Face Us (UK Living, 8pm) One-take movie.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Olly Murs but Peter Andre.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 11.05).
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.25; STV, UTV 11.50).

Friday 14 November

  • Sam and Mark's Sport Showdown (CBBC, 5pm).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 5.10) Pirate Pudsey Radio: a Children in Need special.
  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) From Radio Wales, 2006.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Mark Steel, Lucy Porter, Andy Hamilton.
  • Terry Wogan's Appeal on behalf of Children in Need of Assistance (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Peep Show, Battle of the Atlantic, Suede (band), Charlotte Bronte.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 11.10) Repeat.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 6am Sat and Sun)
  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 1pm Sat)
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 12.15am Tue; Scotland 12.45).
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