TV Guide 2015-09-26

Remember Benchmark? The daytime quiz hosted by Paddy McGuinness had some celebrity episodes made, and they're going out on Channel 4 from Saturday. In a death slot, opposite Strictly Come Dancing. We expect Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, Sat and Sun) to be more popular.

Also: the return of All-Star Mr and Mrs (ITV, Wed), The Almost Impossible Game Show (ITV2, Thu) and Channel 4's music department invites us to Blink (Thu).

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


Saturday 26 September

  • The X Factor (ITV, 10.15) Moving for rugby coverage.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 10.55) Newcastle.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Silent Sinker.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Two episodes.
  • Tacl Hwyr Tudur Owen (Radio Cymru, 12 noon) A pub quiz about rugby, with Tudur Owen.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 2pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Six episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.30).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 3pm) A late addition to the schedules.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.30).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.30) Best of the Aughts: Ben Cohen and Kyran Bracken, Zoe Salmon and Dani Harmer, Patrick Baladi and Ewen MacIntosh, Cheryl Fergison and Ricky Groves.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.15) Introduction week concludes.
  • Celebrity Benchmark (C4, 7pm) With Jimmy Carr, Joey Essex, Vic Reeves, Chris Ramsey, Jason Byrne, Edwina Currie, John Thomson, James Haskell, Lesley Joseph, Amanda Byram, Mark Watson.
  • Deal or No Deal (India) (&TV, 8pm).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • In It to Win It (BBC1, 8.35).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.20) With Antony Cotton, Jimmy Carr, and Sara Cox who's also presenting on the radio right now.

Sunday 27 September

  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 10.45) Three episodes.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Jolly Splodger.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 2pm).
  • 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, 4.15) Repeat from Wednesday. Moved to Saturday to accommodate a Dr Who repeat.


  • Countryfile (BBC1, 6.30) One Man and His Dog.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 7pm; TV3, 8pm) To Bootcamp. Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and 3e.
  • Codi Canu (S4C, 8pm) How did the choirs cope at the game last night?
  • Deal or No Deal (India) (&TV, 8pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 1.10).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Fifteen-to-One (Challenge, 2pm) Repeats from the late 1990s.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Ranulph Fiennes (Mo, Tu), Graeme le Saux (from We).
  • Decimate (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes (ITV, 3pm; UTV Ireland 4.30) Ann Widdecombe dances for your pleasure.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; not Th) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; not Th) New shows.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Ready Steady Cook (Food Network, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New shows.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) New shows, same old time.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm - but 8pm Wales, NI). The hour-long episode on Friday is disrupted by live rugby.
  • Countdown (Challenge, 7pm).
  • Tipping Point (Watch, 6.30; 7pm from We) Classic shoves.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 7.30) Central.
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7.30; 8pm from We).

Monday 28 September

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am) Phil Hammond's debating blokefest, from 1998.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5pm) Rafts and mountain bikes.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Sarah Millican, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Holly Walsh, Katherine Ryan.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Clare Cambridge v Warwick.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Heston Blumenthal, Bob Mortimer, Aisling Bea.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Road Trippers v Builders.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 12.15am) Another chance to miss last week's episode.
  • Young Free and Single (E4, 10pm).
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm) Snatch game.
  • Lip Sync Battle (Spike, 10pm).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • Total Blackout (TruTV, 11.30) Jump around.

Tuesday 29 September

  • One Hundred and Eighty (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting, plus some darts stars.
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Second semi-final.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40; STV 11.05, not UTV).

Wednesday 30 September

  • Shark Cage (C4, 12.10am) Poker.
  • Codi Canu (S4C, 7.30) Who will perform ahead of tomorrow's match?
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Chocolate.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) "A person". Could this description be any less helpful?
  • One Hundred and Eighty (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Adrian Lewis and Simon Whitlock, plus famous dartists.
  • America's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • All-Star Mr and Mrs (ITV+1, 9pm) Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace-Mistry; Martina Navratilova and Julia Lemigova; Luned and Sean Fletcher.
  • Four Rooms (More4, 9pm) A BRIT award from Oasis.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Killers.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 10pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.15, NI and Scot 11.35) Steph Houghton, Michael Vaughan, Tommy Fleetwood, Will Sharman.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 11.05; Wales 11.45, NI and Scot 12.05) With Victoria Coren Mitchell.

Thursday 1 October

  • Blink (C4, 12.05am) A test of musical knowledge and reaction speed. This week, Joel Dommett (from BBC3) and Bradley McIntosh (from S Club 7).
  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4xtra, 9am and 4pm) From 2012.
  • Tacl Hwyr Tudur Owen (Radio Cymru, 12.31) A pub quiz about rugby, with Tudur Owen. Cwpan Rygbi'r Byd 2015 (S4C, 4pm) Cymru v Fiji, featuring the Codi Canu choir.
  • Rhestr (S4C, 8.25) Three teams, lots of multiple-choice questions, £1000, Huw Stephens, appalong fun.
  • The Almost Impossible Game Show (ITV2, 9pm) Ten contestants, fifty lives, five tricky challenges. The Rubberbandits commentate.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Sara Pascoe and Josh Widdicombe.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Holly Willoughby and Gino Sheffield D'Acampo, according to ITV's press office.

Friday 2 October

  • Y Cwis Pop (Radio Cymru, 6.15) A quiz on pop music.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Susan Calman, Elis James, Emily Ashton.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, Scotland).
  • Leeds International Piano Competition (BBC4, 7.30) Petroc Trelawney presents BBC coverage of this independent contest.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; Wales, NI 6.25 Sat) Silent cinema, Hawkwind, Ballets Russes, Henry V.
  • Jimmy Carr Does Deal or No Deal (C4, 8pm).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Jeremy Clarkson again.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9pm).
  • New Comedy Awards 2015 (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30).

Sign language interpretation

  • Britain's Best Bakery (ITV, 3am Sat, not STV).
  • Ejector Seat (STV 2am Sun).
  • Show Me the Telly (ITV, 3am Sun, not STV).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 12.45am Tue).
  • Don't Blow the Inheritance (ITV, 3am Thu, not STV).
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