TV Guide 2015-08-15

The Saturday Night Story comes to ITV (Sat), and the lead-in to their big gun with new Xtra Factor (ITV2, from Sat). There's new Ultimate Brain (CBBC, Sat and Sun), and take care when watching Countdown (C4) because Gyles Brandreth is back.

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Saturday 15 August

  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 9.30) The Amazing Iain Stirling, Chris "Yonko" Johnson, Ed "The Dish" Petrie.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 10.30) Two episodes.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am and 5pm) Plant Hunters.
  • The Algorithm (TV3, 11.20) It's gone from Friday evening to Saturday teatime to here.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.35).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Six episodes.
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 2.35).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.15) Manchester.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 5.15).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.15) Celebrity sitcom.
  • The Xtra Factor (ITV2, 5.20) "The boss is back": Simon Cowell's authorised history.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (UTV Ireland, 5.35).
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.39).
  • Keep It In the Family (3) (ITV, 7pm) Stars from Emmerdale Farm.
  • The Saturday Night Story (ITV, 8pm) Another one from the high-quality Shiver stable.
  • 5-Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 8.15).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.40).
  • The Voice India (&TV, 9pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.20; not STV).

Sunday 16 August

  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 9.30) Radzi Chinyanganya, Barney Harwood, Lindsey Russell.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 10.45) Three episodes.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am and 5pm) Precious Pearls.
  • 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.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 4pm) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Codi Canu (S4C, 4.30) Two finals of the rugby choir series from 2009 and 2010.
  • The Xtra Factor (ITV2, 5.40) Cheryl's Classic Cuts. Why is Miss Tweedy one of the ten most popular judges in the show's history?


  • Celebrity Tipping Point (TV3, 6.15) Only in Ireland, sadly.
  • King of the Nerds (The Satellite Channel, 7pm).
  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 7.15) A classic episode.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Electric tuck.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (TV3, 8.15) Again, Ireland only.
  • Cilla at the BBC (BBC4, 9pm) The Fourth Programme's tribute to the star.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me Abroad (C4, 12.05) Becomes a domestic series from Tuesday.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Guess This House (ITV, 12.30; also UTV Ireland).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10; Mo, Tu only) Gyles Brandreth is back! Back!! BACK!!!
  • The Link (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm) Classic shoves.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm; Mo, Tu only).
  • Hello Campers (ITV, 4pm) To the French Riviera.
  • French Collection (C4, 4pm).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Rebound (ITV, 5pm) Sean Fletcher tries to beat the bleep.
  • 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 Wales.

Monday 17 August

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) The second 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) Institute of Cancer Research v St George's London.
  • The Biggest Loser Us (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) String Section v Headliners.
  • Young Free and Single (E4, 10pm) A late addition to last week's billings, the Steve Jones dating show where viewers "help" out.
  • Are You the One? (5*, 10pm).
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.35; NI 11.05, Scotland 11.20) Martin Clunes, Reginald D Hunter, Kirsty Wark.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.05; Scotland 11.35).
  • Have I Got A Bit More A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.20; NI 11.50, Scotland 12.05) CAUTION: Alastair Campbell.

Tuesday 18 August

  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm) Fern Britton.
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30).
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 10pm) Down an octave.

Wednesday 19 August

  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Quick breads, baguettes, bread sculptures.
  • America's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • Four Rooms (More4, 9pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35) Marion Bartoli, Stuart Pearce, Tony McCoy, Kim Collins.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.40; not STV).

Thursday 20 August

  • Guess What? (Radio 4xtra, 9am and 4pm).
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) Lies and offence in Seoul: this week's task is the work of Ben Johnson.
  • Flockstars (ITV, 8.30; also UTV Ireland) Kelle Bryan and Tony Blackburn.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Safeword (ITV2, 10pm) Katie Price and Joe Swash.

Friday 21 August

  • Wild Things (Challenge, 6pm) The forest creatures are new to Channel 46.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Scotland 11.05, not Wales).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; Wales 8.40 Sat) Christopher Marlowe, I Claudius, Arkle, Joseph Stalin.
  • Fifteen-to-One The Celebrity Edition (C4, 8pm) David Baddiel, David Haye, Rhod Gilbert, Bruno Tonioli, Sara Pascoe, Gary Delaney, Shobna Gulati, Cathy Newman, Matt Forde, Sam Thompson, Rob Beckett, Claire Richards, Olivia Lee, Greg Rusedski and Eve Pollard.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Alan Davies, Richard Osman, Germaine Greer, Jermaine Jenas.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9pm) Jo Brand witters on.
  • BBQ Champ (ITV, 9pm; also UTV Ireland) Sunday roast.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Henning Wehn, Jessica Hynes, Tom Allen.
  • QI (BBC2, 11.35).

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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