TV Guide 2015-07-18

This week, we welcome a new run of French Collection (C4, weekdays), the foreign antiques show. ITV2 has repeats of Ninja Warrior UK (from Tue) and Safeword (Thu) which may or may not be game.

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Schedules are accurate at the time of publication; check against EPG for late changes.


Saturday 18 July

  • The Box (BBC2, 10.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am and 5pm) Treasure Trap.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm). An old edition on CITV and ITV at 6am.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.35).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 3pm) Five episodes.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 3.30) Brian McFadden and Diane Parish.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.15) Isle of Man.
  • The Algorithm (TV3, 4.50) Continuing the series suspended in the spring.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 5.15).


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.39).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (UTV Ireland, 5.45).
  • Prized Apart (BBC1, 7pm) Sardines.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8.05).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 11pm; not STV).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 11.20).

Sunday 19 July

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am and 5pm) Mermaids.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • The Chase (UTV Ireland, 1.30) Three episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.20.
  • Hair (BBC2, 4.50) Both this week's episodes repeated. Subject to delay if the tennis goes to extra sets or serves from the penalty mark.


  • King of the Nerds (The Satellite Channel, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15; TV3 7.30).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Bear Grylls Mission Survive (ITV, 10.20).
  • Prized Apart (BBC1, 11pm) The Sunday afternoon repeat is shunted out by golf and tennis.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me Abroad (C4, 12.05) From South Africa.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Jenny Eclair (Mo); Michael Buerk (Tu-Fr).
  • The Link (BBC1, 2.15; Mo BBC2).
  • Secret Dealers (ITV, 3pm) Previously-enjoyed episodes.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Another shove for classic episodes.
  • French Collection (C4, 4pm) Sun, frogs' legs, and bargain shopping.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 4.15) Five vintage episodes.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30; Mo BBC2) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Ready Steady Cook (Food Network, 5pm).
  • Four Weddings (Sky3, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; Mo BBC2).
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.30) Classic episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales).
  • Masterchef Canada (Watch, 7pm) Conquering the kitchen.

Monday 20 July

Unscheduled coverage of The Open golf caused BBC1's afternoon schedule to move to BBC2. A play-off ran from 7pm to 8.30 on BBC2, pushing quizzes back by 30 minutes and postponing Hair to Tuesday and Wednesday.

That's except for viewers in Wales, where highlights of the Royal Wales Agricultural Show took precedence; University Challenge went out at 9pm, and Only Connect at 11.20.

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am) From 2010.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) Miles Jupp on the panel, Jack Dee the guest host. Can't they get Jo Brand?
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm 8.30; Wales 9pm) Liverpool v St Peter's Oxford.
  • The Biggest Loser Us (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30 9pm; Wales 11.20) Polyglots v Yorkers.
  • Hair (BBC2, 10pm; NI 10pm Tu).
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.35; NI 11.05) Jo Brand, Richard Osman, Caroline Lucas.
  • Have I Got A Bit More A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.05; NI 11.50) Alexander Armstrong, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Josie Long.

Tuesday 21 July

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Ninja Warrior UK (ITV2, 7pm) Another chance to see the show.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Trivium and Mendelians.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) A new run with Gordon Ramsey.
  • Hair (BBC2, 10pm; NI 10pm We)
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.20; Scot 11.50).

Wednesday 22 July

  • Ninja Warrior UK (ITV2, 7pm).
  • America's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • Four Rooms (More4, 9pm).
  • Hair (BBC2, 10pm) London Fashion Week, and beauty bloggers.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) L-2.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.40, not STV).

Thursday 23 July

  • Guess What? (Radio 4xtra, 9am and 4pm) Barry Took's revision of 20 Questions, from 1998.
  • Ninja Warrior UK (ITV2, 7pm).
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) Tempered flares.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Finals week begins.
  • Safeword (ITV2, 10pm) Poking around in the social media of famous people. This week: Joey Essex and David Haye. Not convinced this is a game show.

Friday 24 July

  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) A topical panel show.
  • Ninja Warrior UK (ITV2, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) The grand final.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Mel Giedroyc, Adam Buxton.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Third-rate "best" bits from the series.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.35) Katherine Ryan, making her fourth appearance in this hour this week.

Sign language interpretation

  • Britain's Best Bakery (ITV, 3am Sat; not STV).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV and ITV, 6am Sat, Sun).
  • Ejector Seat (ITV, 3am Sun and Thu; STV 2am Sun).
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