TV Guide 2015-10-17

ITV daytimes shout Pick Me! (weekdays) with Stephen Mulhern. Hollyoaks marks 20 years on air, including a Come Dine with Me special (E4, weeknights). The Fear frightens on BBC3 (Monday). More intellectual pursuits on Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, Monday), the show Only Connect wants to be when it grows old.

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


Saturday 17 October

  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7am) The week's five episodes.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Shellephone.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • The X Factor (TV3, 12 noon; ITV, 1pm).
  • Pointless Afternoon (Challenge, 12 noon) Six classic episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • Tacl Hwyr Tudur Owen (Radio Cymru, 1.30).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.30).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.15) Glasgow.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Historians: Kate Williams and Adam Hart-Davis, Janina Ramirez and Andrew Graham-Dixon, Ben Willbond and Laurence Rickard, Lars Tharp and Tim Wonnacott.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30) .
  • Deal or No Deal (India) (&TV, 8pm).
  • Survivor San Juan del Sur (TG4, 8.30) The game gets complicated.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.35).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm; Scotland 10pm).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.15) Michael Buerk, Ashley Roberts, Dave Berry.

Sunday 18 October

  • Tipping Point (Watch, 9am) Five episodes.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Cannonball Catastrophe.
  • Pointless Afternoon (Challenge, 12 noon) Six episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.20.


  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7pm) Hip hip hooray! Commission x6. Yes, it's the six-cheer challenge. Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and 3e.
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm) The week's five episodes.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) With a song by Will Young.
  • Deal or No Deal (India) (&TV, 8pm).
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Looking for a singer for the young people's contest.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 11.15; Scotland 12.10) Another chance to miss it.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 1.10).
  • Fifteen-to-One (Challenge, 2pm) Repeats from the late 1990s.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Martin Lewis (financial advisor) (Mo-We), Margaret Mountford (Th-Fr).
  • The Edge (BBC1, 2.15).
  • The Box (BBC2, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Pick Me! (ITV, 3pm; UTV Ireland 4.30) Stephen Mulhern, some bluffing, and some bizarre costumes.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 3.30) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Countdown (Challenge, 4pm) The final on Friday.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New shows.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats. Older editions are now on Watch and Challenge and Yesterday.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Guildford.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) Repeats.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Hollyoaks Does Come Dine With Me (E4, 7.30).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7.30; 8pm from We).

Monday 19 October

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am) Maria McErlane and Miles Kington.
  • Dilemma (Radio 4, 11.30) Repeat.
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) The toughest intellectual challenge returns.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5pm) The grand final.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Hamilton, Sue Perkins, Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth.
  • The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (BBC2, 7pm) Show-offs.
  • Hollyoaks Does Come Dine With Me (E4, 7.30) Continues all week.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Northern Ireland, 7.30) Repeat from last week.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Repêchage 1.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Wayfarers v String Section.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm) Candidates are put through a mock SAS selection procedure. May not be a game show as we understand it, and it's not real SAS selection.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45).
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm) Scent of a drag queen.
  • The Fear (BBC3, 10.30) Amateur horror films.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, Scotland 12.05, not NI) Sue Perkins, Roisin Conarty, Sadiq Khan.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 20 October

  • Four Rooms (C4, 3.55am) New to this channel; seen previously on More4.
  • Eternal Glory (ITV, 8pm; UTV 11.10) A test of strength endurance over water, a gruelling team event and a sporting version of "Simon Says".
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm).

Wednesday 21 October

  • Shark Cage (C4, 12.05am) Poker.
  • Fferm Ffactor: Brwydr y Ffermwyr (S4C, 7.30).
  • All-Star Mr and Mrs (ITV, 8pm) Michaela and Quentin Willson, Ellie and Jermaine Jenas, Billie Faiers and Greg.
  • When Do You Get Off (ITVBe, 8pm) Dating in the office. May or may not be a game.
  • America's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) French collection and manure-shovelling. The Apprentice You're Fired follows on BBC2 at 10.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, NI 11.35) Daniel Ricciardo, Nicolas Colsaerts, Amy Williams, Ugo Monye.

Thursday 22 October

  • Blink (C4, 12.05am) Vanessa Feltz and Brian Dowling.
  • Genius (Radio 4xtra, 9am and 4pm) From 2012, with the late Brian Sewell.
  • One Hundred and Eighty (Sky1, 8pm) A new episode.
  • Rhestr (S4C, 8.25).
  • The Almost Impossible Game Show (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Young Choristors of the Year (Radio 2, 10pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 23 October

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Another chance to hear the series from 2011.
  • Y Cwis Pop (Radio Cymru, 6.15) A quiz on pop music.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (BBC2, 7pm) More from Paul and Mary.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scotland).
  • Hollyoaks Does Come Dine With Me (E4, 7.30) Last in the series.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; NI 9.30, not Wales) Las Vegas, "Anne" books, Paul Simon, John Ford.
  • Humble Pie (Watch, 8pm) Four amateur chefs impress Marco Pierre White.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Michael Sheen hosts, Jon Richardson is booked.
  • The Bachelor (ITVBe, 9pm) Two hours of Yankees dating.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales or NI) Military Matters, with Sheila Hancock, Jimmy Carr, Jeremy Clarkson.
  • Celebrity Benchmark (C4, 11.05) Last in the series.

Sign language interpretation

  • Britain's Best Bakery (ITV, 3am Sat, not STV).
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 12am Sun).
  • Ejector Seat (STV 2am Sun; rest of network 3am Thu).
  • Show Me the Telly (ITV, 3am Sun, not STV).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 1.15am Tue).
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 3.15am Tue and 2.15am Wed).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.45am Fri).
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