TV Guide 2015-03-07

Good news for cooking fans! Masterchef is back (BBC1, from Tue). Song contest Saturday is upon us: Can i Gymru (S4C) finds the best contemporary song in Wales. After that, it's to the BBC Red Button to find the BBC's Song For (Or Against) Europe. Comic Relief gives Only Connect an excuse to ask some easy questions (BBC2, Mon), and the Comic Relief telethon (BBC1, Fri) includes a Celebrity Bake Off final.

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Saturday 7 March

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • The Munch Box (CITV, 12 noon).
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2 Scotland 12.30, NI and England 3pm, not Wales) Moving for Euro athletics.
  • Catchphrase (ITV2, 12.35).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 1pm) Four episodes.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.35).
  • Pop Idle Us (3e, 4.10).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) Four episodes from Grimsby.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 4.35; UTV Ireland 5pm) Repeat from Wednesday.


  • Saturday Night Takeaway Your Money (ITV, 7pm) Rob Brydon, but Jeremy Kyle.
  • BBC The Voice of Holland of UK (BBC1, 7.30) Don't listen to that...
  • Can i Gymru (S4C, 7.30) ...listen to this! Six fine songs compete to be the best from Wales. Hosted by Elin Fflur, guaranteed to talk more sense than
  • The Million Euro Challenge (RTE1, 7.30).
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 8.25) Last in the "present" series.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (UTV Ireland, 8.25).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 8.30).
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm; Scotland 10.35 Sun, not Wales) Levity.
  • Our Song for Eurovision 2015 (BBC Red Button, 9.25) Rewind 12 years and 20 days.

Sunday 8 March

  • The Great Comic Relief Bake Off (BBC2, 11.30) Another chance to see Wednesday's show.
  • The Voice UK: Hacker and Dodge Barkstage (CBBC, 12.25).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 2.40).
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.10.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 3.35) Subject to cancellation if the tennis goes to extra sets or serves from the penalty mark.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.50) Theatre, a repeat from 27 September.


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6pm) "Still life", and other songs by Richard Osman's brother.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 6.30) Michael Vaughan, Anna Richardson, Jane Danson, Ray Mears.
  • RTE The Voice of Holland of Ireland (RTE1, 6.30) It's the Battle Stages continued. Three weeks of this? Nasty!
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Catchphrase (TV3, 7.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 8pm; TV3 8.15) Sam Bailey and Jamelia.
  • Busker Abú (TG4, 8.30) After finding the best farmer, the Irish-language channel now seeks Ireland's best busker.
  • Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief (BBC2, 9pm) The winner is found.
  • I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse (BBC3, 10pm) The return of the Thrall Threads!
  • The Celebrity Apprentice Us (BBC1, 11.05; Scotland 12.05) "Laugh on".

Weekday Daytimes

  • Perfection (BBC2, 6.20).
  • Raven (CBBC, 8.50).
  • Catchphrase (ITV2, 9.40)
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Link (BBC1, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm).
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 4pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.20). 4pm Monday.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland 5.30).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Coach Trip (C4, 5.30) We start in Montenegro.
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire Hot Seat (Challenge, 8pm) Two episodes from down under.

Monday 9 March

  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Tim Vine.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3pm). Racing for the rest of the week.
  • Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.10).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Alun Cochrane, Tony Hawks, Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Waterbabies (Reeta Chakrabarti, Tom Holland, Patrick Marber) against Tillers (Katie Derham, Steve Pemberton, Prof Steve Jones).
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 10 March

  • Hidden Treasures (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) Antiques quiz, heard on Radio 4 in April 1998.
  • Dinner Date (ITV2, 8pm).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) New series begins here.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).

Wednesday 11 March

  • So Wrong It's Right (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 6pm) From 2011.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 8pm; also UTV Ireland) Ronan Keating, Sheree Murphy, Carl Froch.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Sarah-Jane from London
  • The People's Strictly for Comic Relief (BBC1, 9pm) Actual dancing.

Thursday 12 March

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 6pm) From January 2012.
  • Britain Versus the World (Radio 4, 6.30) Hal Cruttenden and Roisin Conarty play Henning Wehn and Christian Schulte-Loh. Repeated from 4xtra.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30).
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8pm) The final.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 9pm).
  • Reality Bites (ITV2, 10.30).

Friday 13 March

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5pm) Sam Strike, Percelle Ascott, Susan Calman, Dan Wright.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 6pm) Best bits.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Hamilton, Sara Pascoe, Andrew Maxwell.
  • Comic Relief (BBC1, 7pm) Including the People's Strictly winner.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm; Wales 8.30 Sat) League of Gentlemen, Harry Devlin novels, Romanov dynasty, Manchester Utd under Alex Ferguson, Ernest Hemingway.
  • The Million Pound Drop (C4, 8pm) Jo Brand and Alan Davies continue.
  • Mission Survive (ITV, 9pm; also TV3) Two miles of caves.
  • The Great Comic Relief Bake Off (BBC2, 10pm) Winners' challenge.
  • Quiz Nights (The Satellite Channel, 10pm).

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are translated this week.

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