TV Guide 2016-07-09

The sportsball is over, normal game show competition returns. And how! University Challenge and Only Connect (2) make the "quizzy Monday" hour on BBC2. Mastermind has a new slot, BBC2 on Wednesday evening. Over on Channel 4 daytime, The Question Jury promises quiz and argument, because that always works.

Elsewhere, some imports. Last year's Fort Boyard (TV5, Sat), Masterchef Junior (W, weeknights), Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars (TruTV, Mon). There's a new episode of A Question of Sport (BBC1, Wed) and Big Brother (C5) promises "Annihilation week". It's as if they're spoiling the Love Island final (ITV2, Mon).

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Saturday 9 July

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25) Another chance to see yesterday's show.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Swimming lessons.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 11.20) Lee Brennan. Who? Exactly!
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 12.10).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 2pm) To 10pm.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 2.20) Catch up on the episodes so far.
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, 4.10) Another chance to see the final.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5.10).
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.25) The 2015 series begins here. Valérie Bègue, Frédérick Vousquet, Anouchka Delon, Nicole Ferroni, Keen'V, Christophe Licata.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Radio 1 and 1xtra, repeated from 3 October.
  • The Getaway Car (BBC1, 6.50).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7pm; TV3 8.15) Such highbrow entertainment on the channels.
  • In It to Win It (BBC1, 7.40).
  • Guitar Star (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Wilko Johnson gives a "thrilling" lesson.
  • Race to Escape (Discovery Science, 8pm) Car from afar.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (&tv, 8pm) The Indian series.
  • Play It By Year (RTE1, 8.15)
  • Love Island (ITV2 and UTV Ireland, 9pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger.
  • India's Got Talent (Colors, 10.30).

Sunday 10 July

  • Rebound (ITV, 12 noon; not HTV Wales).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not Scotland).
  • The Chase (ITV, 1pm; not STV, Grampian).
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 2.20) Catch up on the episodes so far.
  • Masterpiece (ITV, 5pm)


  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 7pm) Dominican Republic.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 7pm) Finale (part 15).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • So You Think You Can Dance (&tv, 8pm) The Indian series.
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 8.30) Another chance to see the 2011 champ crowned.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • Love Island (ITV2 and UTV Ireland, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2 Scotland, 9.30; England, NI 10.20, not Wales).
  • India's Got Talent (Colors, 10.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15). BBC2 on We.
  • The Big Allotment Challenge (BBC2, 1.45) Not Mo.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Alison Steadman becomes Chris Packham on We.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm). Not We.
  • The Question Jury (C4, 4pm) Seven strangers are locked in a room, answer general knowledge questions unanimously. One works to win the prize fund.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland, 6pm). Not We.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.10) A selection of repeats before the rights expire. BBC2 on We.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.35) Series 7.
  • Masterchef Junior (W, 8pm) Gordon Ramsay hosts, and we think this is the Yankee version.
  • Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm; 10pm We) They're calling this "Annihilation" week, in the vain hope of attracting viewers. Hmm. Love on ITV2, death on Channel 5. Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 11 (10.45 Th).
  • @midnight (Comedy Central, 11.59 Tu-Fr) Celebrities tell jokes about internet clickbait in a vague competition format.

Monday 11 July

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) "Highlights" of the 2010 series.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 4.30).
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) To Glasgow, with Susan Calman and Fred Macaulay gracing the panel, but Jack Dee in the chair.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Sheffield v Bristol.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Tubers v Bardophiles.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and UTV Ireland, 9pm; 10pm Mon). Last in the series.
  • Rupaul's All Stars Drag Race (Tru TV, 10pm) Two episodes.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.25) Charlie Brooker, Diane Abbott, Nish Kumar.
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.15; Wales 11.55) Jo Brand, Richard Bacon, Will Smith.

Tuesday 12 July

  • Britain's Got Talent Us (TruTV, 8pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales) Mix and Match.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 10pm) Welcome to Rico face.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.25, Scot 11.45).

Wednesday 13 July

Much of the BBC1 daytime schedule moved to BBC2, for coverage of Cameron's resignation and May's appointment as prime minister. An ITV News special aired from 4pm, replacing the usual game shows.

  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Joni Mitchell, Bleak Expectations, Alan Turing, Aviation to 1914.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Hannah from Berkshire.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) More shouting from Gordon Ramsay.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.35).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45) Jason Bell, Laura Massaro, Alex Corbisiero, Iain Dowie.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 11.15).

Thursday 14 July

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1998.
  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Audley Harrison, Gleb Savchenko, David Harper, Cherry Healey, Jimmy Osmond.
  • Sing It On! (5*, 8pm) The south quarterfinals pit Peterborough Northern Star against Radcliffe Olympic.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 9pm) Can't we all get along?
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Loyiso Gola, Milton Jones, Miles Jupp, Ellie Taylor, Josh Widdicombe.
  • It's Not Me It's You (C5, 10pm).

Friday 15 July

  • Copycats (CBBC, 4.30).
  • Cwis y Clybiau (Radio Cymru, 6pm) A comedy quiz series from a farmer's club.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016 (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30) Heats from Manchester.

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  • Don't Blow the Inheritance (STV, 2.20am Mon).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.40am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 12.45am Tue, 12.15am Wed, 12.45am Thu).
  • Britain's Best Bakery (STV, 2.25am Tue).
  • Ejector Seat (STV, 2.35am Wed).
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8am Thu).
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