TV Guide 2016-02-20

Airmageddon is the air-based challenge of the age (CBBC, Sat and Sun). Saturday Night Takeaway returns (ITV, Sat), and there's a new run of Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief, this year for Sport Relief (BBC2, Sun). Just a Minute opens another run (Radio 4, Mon), and the BBC inflicts another song for last place in Eurovision You Decide (sic) (BBC4, Fri).

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


Saturday 20 February

  • Robot Wars Morning (H2, 8am) Five episodes from series 4 on a History Channel side-bar.
  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 8.25 and 3.20) A show for drone pilots.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, approx 10.30am and 8.30) Kenneth Williams controls (!) the panel, which includes Nicholas Parsons. Part of Williams on the Wireless.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • The Jump (E4, 1.30) Repeat from last Sunday.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1.30) Two episodes.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Six episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 2.35).
  • NTA Daytime Programme of the Year The Chase (ITV, 3.35).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm) Five from Suffolk.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 6.30) As seen elsewhere last night.


  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 7pm; TV3, 7.45) James Corden, Wet Wet Wet, and live Pacman.
  • ITV's BBC The Voice of Holland of UK (BBC1, 7.15) Last of the heats.
  • Glór Tire (TG4, 7.15).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 8.30) Take Me Out The Gossip follows on ITV2.
  • Win Your Wish List (BBC1, 8.35).

Sunday 21 February

  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 8.25 and 3.20) A show for drone pilots.
  • Come Dine with Me (More 4, 9.25) Bristol.
  • Knightmare (Challenge, 10am) Two new editions.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1.30).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 2.40) Celebrities.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire Afternoon (Challenge, 3pm) To 8pm.
  • Come Dine with Me (More 4, 5.25) Sutton Coldfield.


  • Planet's Got Talent (ITV, 6.30)
  • ITV's RTE The Voice of Holland of Ireland (RTE1, 6.30) Battle 1.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 7.15) Repeats.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm; Wales 10pm) Healthier than an apple!
  • The Jump (C4, 8pm) Moguls.
  • American Ninja Warrior (Challenge, 8pm).
  • Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief for Sport Relief (BBC2, 9pm; Wales 11pm) Greg Davies, Jordan Stephens, Katherine Ryan, Mike Tindall.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 2.10).
  • Masterpiece with Alan Titchmarsh (ITV, 3pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Julia Bradbury.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Blockbusters (Challenge, 4pm) These episodes new to Challenge.
  • NTA Daytime Programme of the Year The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland, 6pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) York.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Robot Wars (Challenge, 6pm) The fans say this is series 7; the listings are less helpful.
  • My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (UK Living, 6.55; Mo 6.25).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 7pm; Mo-We only, not Wales).
  • Masterchef Us (Watch, 7pm) Gordon Ramsay hosts.
  • Robot Wars (H2, 11pm) Series four concludes. Mon-Wed.

Monday 22 February

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5pm).
  • Pocket Money Pitch (CBBC, 5.30) Inventions.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Rufus Hound, Graham Norton, Pam Ayres. With this show, Merton passes Kenneth Williams as the third most-frequent participant.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Peterhouse Cambridge play St John's Oxford in the first quarter-final.
  • Pop Idol Us (4Music, 8pm) Showcase 3.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8.30) The unseen bits. Repeat.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 9pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9.45).
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm) The Despy Awards, followed by Drag Race Untucked.
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.15; NI 11.45, not Scotland).

Tuesday 23 February

  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • Pop Idol Us (4Music, 8pm) Showcase 2.
  • Virtually Famous (E4, 10pm) Jason Byrne, Alex Brooker, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash.
  • The Cube (ITV, 11.40) David Haye and Kian Egan.

Wednesday 24 February

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2000.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 4.30) Elyar Fox (remember him?) and high ropes.
  • The Great Sport Relief Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Sarah Millican hosts Alison Steadman (acts), Ade Edmondson (Jackanory), Will Young (pop idol), Morgana Robinson (comic).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Abby from Cardiff.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.15, Scot and NI 11.45) John O'Shea, Hannah Miley, Neil Robertson, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey.

Thursday 25 February

  • The Food Quiz (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From September 2003.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8pm) Claudia Winkleman, John Humphrys, Russell Kane.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 8pm).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Vic Reeves and Aisling Bea.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Nicole Scherzinher, Noel Fielding, James Haskell.
  • Britain's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).

Friday 26 February

  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28) End of an era: the final episode with Julian Lepers.
  • Wildbrain (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1997.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 4.30) Ed Petrie, Alex Riley, Shazia Mirza, Dodge T Dog.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Alan Johnson and Sara Pascoe. Last in the series.
  • Eurovision You Decide (BBC4, 7.30) Mel Giedroyc tries to persuade the BBC to offer a decent song for Europe.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) SF3: Men Behaving Badly, Inspector Barnaby, Bundesliga, Gerald Durrell, Neville Chamberlain.
  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 9pm) Madiera? No, c'est trop cher.
  • Bad Language (BBC1 NI, 10.35) Last in the series.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (ITV, 6am Sat and Sun).
  • Don't Blow the Inheritance (STV, 4.45am Sun).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 2.10am Tue, 3.15am Wed, 2.45am Thu and 8.15am Fri).
  • The Great Sport Relief Bake Off (BBC2, 12.45am Thu).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8.15am Thu).
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