TV Guide 2014-12-06

The grand final of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV, Sunday) means it must be December. Further evidence: Choir of the Year (BBC4, Friday) and Celebrity Juice Christmas Special (ITV2, Thursday).

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Saturday 6 December


  • The Munch Box (CITV, 8.30, also ITV Breakfast Broadcasting).
  • Junior Masterchef (BBC2, 9am) Two episodes.
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 11am) Sinker's Twin.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • Keep It In the Family (ITV, 2pm) Another chance to see Sunday's show.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm) SE London.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.25) Quentin Letts.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1 6.10) Writers: Charlie Higson and Rachel Johnson, Robert Harris and Gill Hornby, Jenny Colgan and Benjamin Zephaniah, Danny Wallace and Stuart Maconie.
  • The Cube (TV3, 7pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7pm). This week's theme is "Don't let Noddy out of the box".
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm; TV3 8pm Wed) Kian Egan, Sharron Davies, Matt Johnson, Larry Lamb.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.15). This week's theme is "Seriously, no Noddy". The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales 10pm) Shifted from last night, and subject to delay if the snooker over-runs.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (More4, 9pm). Two episodes.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2014 (ITV and 3e, 9.30) Get Me Out of Here! Now follows on ITV2 and 3e at 10.50.
  • QI XL (BBC2 NI, 12.15am) "Lovely", seen elsewhere last week. Snooker means "Ladies and Gents" goes out in the new year.

Sunday 7 December


  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 9.25).
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 11am) Weather or not.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.30) Dominic Brunt and Jenny Frost.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 2.30; also TV3, 3.30).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.20) reckons it's panto season. Oh no it isn't.


  • The Great British Bake Off (Really, 6pm) Mystery biscuits.
  • Girlfri3nds (ITVBe, 7pm) A repeat from 2012.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.20) A party political broadcast from One Republic. The monarchical counterblast follows in 18 days.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Idina Menzel shows them how it's done. CAUTION: contains Michael Bublé. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • An Jig Gig (TG4, 8.30).
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2014 (ITV and 3e, 9pm) The grand final. Get Me Out of Here! Now follows on ITV2 and 3e at 10.30.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 11.35; Scot 12.20am).

Weekday daytime

  • Total Wipeout (Watch, 7am) First time on this channel.
  • May the Best House Win (ITVBe, 9.50).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV2, 11.15).
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 2.10; Wales 3.25 Tu, Scot 3.25 We).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10, not Fr) Alistair McGowan, then Arlene Phillips from Wed.
  • Secret Dealers (ITV, 3pm).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm, not Fr).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm; Fr 4.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm). Also ITV2 10.15am.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) South east London.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Coach Trip (C4, 5.30) Swedish sack fighting with Ã…lan Søgar.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).

Monday 8 December

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) From Stoke-on-Trent with Omid Djalili and guest host Jack Dee.
  • I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Epic Trials (ITV2, 8pm) Joe Swash looks at some of the best bits.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Jeremy Paxman buries more students in grubs.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Linguists v Gallifreyans.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.50) Charley and Jake Rixton, Kym Marsh from Hearsay, Van McCann from Catfish, Romesh Ranganathan from Newsjack.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10pm) "Best" bits of the "series".
  • BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014 (Radio 2, 10pm) Patrick Kielty hosts the second of two semi-finals.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Scot, Wales 11.05, NI 11.35). Jack Dee hosts Joan Bakewell and Mark Watson.
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 9 December

  • Gory Games Play Along (CBBC, 5pm) Yes! It's the CBBC App-a-long-an-hour.
  • Ludus (CBBC, 5.30) New Earthtwerps from Newport. Hope they've brought a good microphone.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm). Nathan Outlaw.
  • I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Jungalicious Moments (ITV2, 8pm) Best bits.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm). Edwina Currie.
  • The Taste of Success (RTE1, 8.30) Soon appearing on the shelf of a Liddle near you.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (4music, 9pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35; Wales, NI 11.05) The annual Annual BBC Sports Review of the Year Sportsview Sports Personality of the Year Preview Show. With Robbie Savage, Katy McLean, Alex Dowsett, Christian Malcolm. McLean's the only one up for an award.
  • The Cube (ITV, 11.40).

Wednesday 10 December

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm). Last of the heats.
  • Paul Sinha's History Revision (Radio 4, 6.30) Music.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Claude Bosi.
  • I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Coming Out (ITV, 8pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm). Anu from London.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Premium pudding. This Billing Just Writes Itself with Dara Ó Briain follows on BBC2 at 10pm.
  • Fonn Fonn Fonn (BBC Alba, 10pm) A music quiz, with Ruiairidh Graham, Karen Elder, Eilidh Scamell, Ishbel Strachan.
  • Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3, 10pm). Christian Jessen, Jamie Reynolds, Katherine Ryan, Nish Kumar.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (More4, 10pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.10; STV 11.35, UTV 11.45).

Thursday 11 December

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 9am) The famous people quiz, from 2000. Also 6pm.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Anthony Demetre.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Stars of Oz (ITV2, 8pm) Winners.
  • The Face Us (UK Living, 8pm) Ten-inch heels and restrictive dresses.
  • Celebrity Juice Christmas Special (ITV2, 10pm) Susanna Reid, Paddy McGuinness, "Professor" Green, Joey Essex.

Friday 12 December

  • Countdown (C4, 3.30) In a special edition, Bobby Bannerjee meets Bobby Johnson.
  • Sam and Mark's Sport Showdown (CBBC, 5pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Jo Brand, Romesh Ranganathan, Samira Ahmed.
  • Choir of the Year 2014 (BBC4, 7.30) Gareth Malone and Josie D'Arby. No repeats *at all* for this show.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Cary Grant, CSS Alabama, Masters of Rome novels, Marc Almond.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Martin Clunes, Reginald D Hunter, Kirsty Wark.
  • A Night In with Olly Murs (ITV, 9pm) Won a tenner on Deal or No Deal? This could happen to you.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Lying, with Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, Adam Hills.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 11.05) Repeat.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 1pm Sat)
  • Fi Neu'r Ci (S4C, 2pm Sat) The farming dating show.
  • Win It Cook It (C4, 5.10am Mon) But cancelled if the Pat Rots versus Dischargers goes to extra time or kicks from the 2-yard line.
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 12.20am Tue; Scotland 12.50.).
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