TV Guide 2015-02-21

Numbers are all the rage this week. Four Rooms (C4, Sun), 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, weekdays), and The Hit List (@hitlistquiz, Tue), the show formerly known as First Person. New run of Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV), loveliness in The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, Sun) and The People's Strictly (BBC1, Wed), and the people of Ireland choose their Eurovision entry in The Late Late Show Eurosong Special (RTE1 and, Fri).

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Saturday 21 February

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • The Munch Box (CITV, 12 noon).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.05).
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 4.05) Alex James (from Blur), Michaela Strachan, Aldo Zilli.
  • Pop Idle Us (3e, 4.10).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.15) Kensington. The fives are on More4, 5.10 Essex.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.20) Children's television, repeated from 20 September.
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, 5.35).
  • Planet's Got Talent (ITV, 6.30).
  • BBC The Voice of Holland of UK (BBC1, 7pm) The last of the blind auditions, and goodbye to half the viewers.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway Your Money (ITV, 7pm) New ways to fleece the public, and make Olly Murs look silly.
  • The Million Euro Challenge (RTE1, 7.30).
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 8.25).
  • 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (UTV Ireland, 8.25).
  • Win Your Wish List (BBC1, 8.25).
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV, 9.40) With Paddy McGuinness.

Sunday 22 February

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Voice UK: Hacker and Dodge Barkstage (CBBC, 12.20).
  • The Great Comic Relief Bake Off (BBC2, 11.50) Another chance to see Wednesday's show.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • The Link (BBC1, 1.15) Arthur forgot to put the oven on for Sunday roast.
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.15)
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.15.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.10).


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6pm) Richard Bacon and Dame Una of Stubbs.
  • RTE The Voice of Holland of Ireland (RTE1, 6.30) Warning! It's the Battle Stages.
  • Get Your Act Together (ITV, 7pm) Last in the "present" series.
  • Four Rooms (C4, 7pm) Ooh, Jeff Salmon's back.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • All Star Mr and Mrs (TV3, 7.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 8.15; also TV3) Jon Culshaw and Fiona Wade.
  • Clann Feirm Factor (TG4, 8.30) The final.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm; Wales 11pm) Marmalade.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) Repeat.
  • I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse (BBC3, 10pm) Crawling around in the air vents.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Raven (CBBC, 8.50) A blast from the past: the final series, first shown in early 2010.
  • Catchphrase (ITV2, 9.40)
  • Shipping Wars (C4, 11.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.20).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Celebrity Juice regular Rufus Hound.
  • The Link (BBC1, 3pm) Hermione says, "I could do far better."
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3pm).
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 4pm) Vernon Kay hosts a quiz where the player's body is their worst enemy.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland 5.30).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Total Blackout (TruTv, 7pm) Groping about in the dark for an answer. The Week reviewed Total Blackout in 2012.
  • Masterchef New Zealand (Watch, 7pm).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire Hot Seat (Challenge, 8pm) Two episodes from down under.

Monday 23 February

  • The Celebrity Apprentice Us (BBC1, 12.25; NI 12.40, Scotland 1.20) "Bitter Suites".
  • Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.10).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Gyles, Marcus, Jenny Eclair, Shappi.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Finding a whipping boy.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Nordiphiles versus QI Elves.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV2, 9pm).
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • Mock the Week (RTE2, 11pm).

Tuesday 24 February

  • The Hit List (The Internets, 4.30) Remember First Person from last summer? It's back with a new and improved name, new and improved time, new and improved account (@hitlistquiz). Tom Scott may have some new and improved jokes, but that might be wishful thinking on our part.
  • Hidden Treasures (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) Antiques quiz, heard on Radio 4 in April 1998.
  • Dinner Date (ITV2, 8pm).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach (BBC Alba, 9pm) Coverage of the annual sheepdog trials.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.20; Wales, NI 12.20; Scotland 12.50am Thu).

Wednesday 25 February

  • So Wrong It's Right (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 6pm) From 2011.
  • The Great Comic Relief Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) David Mitchell, Michael Sheen, Jameela Jamil, Sarah Brown (prime minister's wife), with Jo Brand hosting.
  • Celebrity Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Vicky Pattison, who we don't know from Eve.
  • Beauty and the Geek (TLC, 8pm) Tapping into the gender binary.
  • The Fanatics (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Trekkie, monarchy, superbikes.
  • The People's Strictly for Comic Relief (BBC1, 9pm) Tess and Claudia invite six superfans to take part. Don't think there's any competition this week.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales, Scotland 11.10, NI 11.40) In a change to the show in some magazines, an F1 Special: Suzi Perry, Kevin Magnussen, Christian Horner, David Coulthard.

Thursday 26 February

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 6pm) Eve Pollard.
  • Britain Versus the World (Radio 4, 6.30) Hal Cruttenden and Joe Lycett play Henning Wehn and Celia Pacquola. Repeated from 4xtra.
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8pm) Shape and structure.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 9pm).
  • Reality Bites (ITV2, 10.30).

Friday 27 February

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5pm) Dominique Moore, Aidan Davis, Alex Riley (Junior Vets), Susan Calman.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 6pm) Ed Petrie drops by, Overload Generation perform, so Sam and Mark aren't the best singers.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Hamilton, Sara Pascoe, Hugo Rifkind.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm; Wales and NI next Sat) Miss Marple novels, Scottish national football, John Clare, Henry VII, Aubrey Beardsley.
  • The Million Pound Drop (C4, 8pm) Jo Brand and Alan Davis.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Jameela Jamil, Adrian Chiles, Sir Desmond of O'Connor.
  • Mission Survive (ITV, 9pm; also TV3) Steep ravine.
  • The Late Late Show Eurosong Special (RTE1, 9.35) The Irish broadcaster trusts the people to make their own decision about which song will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest. It also trusts Ryan Tubridy to host a high-profile programme.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales, Scotland) Literature.
  • Quiz Nights (The Satellite Channel, 10pm).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 11.25; not NI).

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are translated this week.

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