TV Guide 2015-08-08

There's a new run of Keep It in the Family (3) (ITV, Sat), more celebrities tackle The Cube (ITV, Sat), and there's some disability awareness on The Totally Senseless Game Show (BBC3, Tue). We can enjoy Stephen Fry on Desert Island Discs from 1988 (Radio 4 Extra, Sun), and A Question of Sport (BBC1, Wed) resumes with an Ashes special.

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


Saturday 8 August

  • Cbeebies Swashbuckle Special (Red Button, 6am - 2.30 Sat, 6am - 5.15 Sun, 6am - 6pm Mon) Dodge T Dog visits the Scarlet Squid, and Cook and Line sing a new song.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am and 5pm) One of the Crew.
  • The Box (BBC1, 11.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.35). Four episodes on Watch from 3pm.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2pm) Five episodes.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Six episodes.
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 2.35).
  • The Algorithm (TV3, 3.45).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.15) Darlington.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 5.15).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.15) Period drama.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (UTV Ireland, 5.35).
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.38).
  • Keep It In the Family (3) (ITV, 7pm) A new series of the family show.
  • The Cube (ITV, 8.30) Rob Beckett and Rufus Hound.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.10).
  • 5-Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 8.15).
  • The Voice India (&TV, 9pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.25; not STV).

Sunday 9 August

  • Desert Island Discs Revisited (Radio 4 Extra, 10.15am) Stephen Fry, from 1988.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am and 5pm) The Big Fall Out.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • 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.
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 2.55).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 4pm) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Codi Canu (S4C, 4.30) Highlights of the rugby choir series from about 2008.


  • Hair (BBC2, 6pm; Scot 7pm) The two-part final repeated.
  • King of the Nerds (The Satellite Channel, 6pm) Shunted back an hour.
  • Celebrity Tipping Point (TV3, 6.15) Only in Ireland, sadly.
  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 7.15) A classic episode.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Car alarm.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (TV3, 8.15) Again, Ireland only.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me Abroad (C4, 12.05) From South Africa.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Guess This House (ITV, 12.30; also UTV Ireland).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Richard Arnold hops into Dictionary Corner.
  • The Link (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Secret Dealers (ITV, 3pm) Previously-enjoyed episodes.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Hello Campers (ITV, 4pm) This week's destination is the Algarve.
  • French Collection (C4, 4pm).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Freeze Out (ITV, 5pm) Last week of the series.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Ready Steady Cook (Food Network, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.30) Classic episodes.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 7.30) This week's heat is from Westward.

Monday 10 August

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) The first semi-final.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) Sheffield City Hall, with Susan Calman on the panel and guest host Jack Dee. Again.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Nottingham v Swansea.
  • The Biggest Loser Us (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Wayfarers v Bookworms.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Postponed from 22 July.
  • Are You the One? (5*, 10pm).
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, NI 11.35) Alexander Armstrong is the guest host, Josh Widdicombe and Germaine Greer.
  • Have I Got A Bit More A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.20; Wales 11.50, NI 12.20) Kirsty Young, Max Keiser, Tony Law
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.35; Scotland 12.05).

Tuesday 11 August

  • The TV That Made Me (BBC1, 3.45) Carol Kirkwood on The Generation Game and Play School.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm) Des O'Connor is 117,000.
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Mendelians v Goats.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 10pm).
  • The Totally Senseless Game Show (BBC3, 10.30) Celebrity contestants lose one or more sense, and are invited to do silly things. Contains "comedy" "bits" from "backstage".

Wednesday 12 August

  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Biscotti, arlettes, biscuit box.
  • America's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • Four Rooms (More4, 9pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35) Ashes special, with Glenn McGrath and Graeme Swann. Subject to delay if the tennis goes long.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.40; not STV).

Thursday 13 August

  • The TV That Made Me (BBC1, 3.45) Helen Skelton on Newsround, Ant and Dec, Pingu, and The Krypton Factor.
  • Guess What? (Radio 4xtra, 9am and 4pm).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm) An easy win for the players, with Quiz God Kate Garraway.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) Going for gold in Seoul.
  • Flockstars (ITV, 8.30; also UTV Ireland) Wendi Peters and Lee Pearson.
  • Who Do You Think You Are (BBC1, 9pm) Paul Hollywood.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Safeword (ITV2, 10pm) Ritchie Neville and Vicky Pattison.

Friday 14 August

  • The TV That Made Me (BBC1, 3.45) Gok Wan on Going for Gold.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Harry Potter, Modern Jazz, the English Reformation, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • Fifteen-to-One The Celebrity Edition (C4, 8pm) Ken Livingstone, Meera Syal, Kate Humble, Russell Kane, Vic Reeves, Rebecca Front, Milton Jones, Amanda Lamb, Ed Byrne (comedian), Natalie Cassidy, Una Foden, Jenny Jones, Isy Suttie and Dave Spikey.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Greg Davies, Alex Jones, John Cooper Clarke, Rick Edwards.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9pm) Jo Brand witters on.
  • BBQ Champ (ITV, 9pm; also UTV Ireland) Desserts; "low and slow".
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Bill Bailey, Isy Suttie, Joe Lycett.

Sign language interpretation

  • Britain's Best Bakery (ITV, 3am Sat).
  • Ejector Seat (ITV, 3am Sun and Thu; STV 2am Sun).
  • Don't Blow the Inheritance (ITV, 3am).
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