TV Guide 2015-03-21

Going live! ITV's BBC The Voice of UK has the final dozen performing (BBC1, 7.15 Saturday). There's a new run of Killer Magic (BBC3, 10pm Tue), Griff Rhys Jones opens The Quizeum (BBC4, 8.30 Wednesday), and it's the Mastermind final (BBC2 England, 9pm Friday).

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Saturday 21 March

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe hosts Adam Richman, Rachel Riley, Richard Osman, and Jon Richardson.
  • The Munch Box (CITV, 12 noon).
  • Catchphrase (ITV2, 12.35).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Four episodes.
  • Pop Idle Us (3e, 4.35).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) Four episodes from Stoke.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 4.30; UTV Ireland 5pm) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Fferm Ffactor Her Y Ffermwyr Ifanc (S4C, 4.45) Young farmers take on the obstacle course. Repeat from 2013.


  • Two Tribes (BBC2 Wales, 6pm) Postponed from yesterday. Followed by Eggheads (6.30) and Mastermind (8pm).
  • Saturday Night Takeaway Your Money (ITV, 7pm) Stephen Mulhern gets ambushed.
  • BBC The Voice of Holland of UK (BBC1, 7.15) First of the live shows.
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 8pm) Schools heat in the choir-of-the-two-years competition.
  • The Million Euro Challenge (RTE1, 8.10).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (UTV Ireland, 8.20).
  • You're Back in the Room (ITV, 8.25; TV3, 9pm).

Sunday 22 March

  • The Common Denominator (C4, 5.30am) A shoddier version of The Link. Shown as part of Channel 4's Service for Insomniacs.
  • Desert Island Discs Revisited (Radio 4 Extra, 10am and 9pm) Barry Cryer, from 1987.
  • The Voice UK: Hacker and Dodge Barkstage (CBBC, 12.25).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.30) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.15.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 2.45).


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 5.55) Cityscapes. We're reviewing this in the next Week.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 6.30) Samia Ghadie, Alex Brooker, Annabel Giles, Julian Clary.
  • RTE The Voice of Holland of Ireland (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Wild Things (The Satellite Channel, 7pm).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 8pm) Kieron Richardson and Ruth Langsford.
  • Busker Abu (TG4, 8.30).
  • I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse (BBC3, 10pm) Ooh, nasty.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Perfection (BBC2, 6.05). Two episodes, never before seen. And, in this slot, never likely to be seen.
  • Catchphrase (ITV2, 9.40)
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Tipping Point (Watch, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Nicky Campbell.
  • The Edge (BBC1, 2.15) Quiz and bowling.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3pm).
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 4pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm).
  • The 4 O'Clock Show (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) Contains Keep It In the Family (2).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland 5.30).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Coach Trip (C4, 5.30) We pick up in Greece.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Scrapheap Challenge (Quest, 7pm) Classic bodgery.
  • Cookery School (London Live, 7pm) Answering the question "Whatever happened to Gizzi Erskine".
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire Hot Seat (Challenge, 10pm) Two episodes from down under.

Monday 23 March

  • The Celebrity Apprentice Us (BBC1, 12.25; Scotland 1.20) "Sweet victory".
  • QI (BBC2 Wales, 2.10am) Levity.
  • Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 3pm) First semi-final.
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.10).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Sheila Hancock, Robin Ince, Paul Merton, Graham Norton.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Orienteers and Qi Elves.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30).
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, not NI) Jack Dee, Charlie Brooker, Bridget Christie. From 2 May 2014, and a late postponement from last week.
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 24 March

  • Ultimate Brain (BBC2, 5am) Two episodes in the Learning Zone.
  • Punctuation Pals (BBC2, 5.30) Grammar with games, presented by Gemma Hunt from Swashbucke.
  • Fi Yw'r Bos (S4C, 5pm) Talent and potential to succeed in work. Not sure if this is game.
  • Hidden Treasures (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) Antiques quiz, heard on Radio 4 in April 1998.
  • The Great British Bake Off Easter Masterclass (BBC2, 7pm) Repeat.
  • Dinner Date (ITV2, 8pm).
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).

Wednesday 25 March

  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 8pm; also UTV Ireland) Jimmy Bullard, Martin Offiah, Tricia Penrose.
  • Three in a Bed (C4, 8pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Zoe from London.
  • The Quizeum (BBC4, 8.30) Griff Rhys Jones invites learned people to go round a museum and play games inspired by the contents. Who will be able to decode the final riddle?
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Lenses.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.15, Scotland 11.40) Greg Rutherford, Ben Cohen, Louis Smith, Dani King. Appeared in some listings magazines on 25 February.

Thursday 26 March

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 6pm) From January 2012.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Johnny Vegas monkeys about.

Friday 27 March

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 4.55) Jack Caroll, Bobby Lockwood, Lloyd Langford, Pippa Evans.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 5.20) Even more best bits.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Fred Macaulay and Hugo Rifkind.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (Yesterday, 7pm).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 7.30; not London, Wales).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30). The Mission Survive final is next week, because ITV's given over to men's football. Brilliant!
  • Mastermind (BBC2 England 9pm; elsewhere next Sat) The grand final. Falklands conflict, Caterina Sforza, Raj Quartet, Viscount Palmerston, Ashes 1964-81, Rudolph Nureyev.
  • Quiz Nights (The Satellite Channel, 10pm) Last in the series.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 11.25).

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are translated this week.

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