TV Guide 2016-07-23

Fans of mechanised destruction, your wait is over. Robot Wars is back! (BBC2, Sun). And it's followed by new Dragons' Den (BBC2, Sun). The fun continues on Coach Trip Road to Ibiza (E4, from Mon). 5-Star Family Reunion is back (BBC1, Sat).

They're doing interesting things on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (R4, Mon), involving comedians like Sandi Toksvig and Richard Osman. Big Brother comes to an end (C5, Tue), followed by "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5, Thu). The Voice of India Kids is on &TV (Sat, Sun).

And if you're up for interweb fun, the good people at will try to play 24 shows in 24 hours, in the name of charity. (Sat-Sun)

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


Saturday 23 July

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25) Another chance to see yesterday's show.
  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.30) With Tyler, Rachel, and John from Match of the Day Kickabout.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Seadog Supper.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Guitar Star (The Satellite Channel, 7pm) Abbey Road.
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 11.20) Lauren Goodger.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 12.15).
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 2.45) Five episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 3pm).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) To 10pm.
  • World's Strongest Man Afternoon (C5, 4pm) Three episodes, to 7pm.
  • Game Show Marathon (, 5pm) Three game show fans take part in 24 game shows in 24 hours, and it's all for charity.
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.25) Rayane Bensetti, Waly Dia, Denitsa Ikonomova, Sophie Jovillard, Luce, Christian Millette.


  • The Getaway Car (BBC1, 6.50).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7pm; TV3 8.15).
  • 5-Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 7.40) First in a new series.
  • Race to Escape (Discovery Science, 8pm) Bar fight.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm) Lovely.

Sunday 24 July

  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.30) With Matilda, Jack, and Holly from Tilly and the Ramsay Bunch.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Pesky Pirate Swashbucklers.
  • Robot Wars Day (Challenge, 11am) Nine episodes from series 5.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Rebound (ITV, 12.25).
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 2.50) Six episodes, concluding with the winner's performance at 5.55.
  • World's Strongest Man Afternoon (C5, 4pm) Three episodes, to 7pm.


  • Masterpiece (ITV, 5.30)
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Health and fitness, from 16 January.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm).
  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05) Second semi-final.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 8pm) Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon host the metal battle.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm) Pint-sized pencils.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.30) Four episodes (Mon: five).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Question Jury (C4, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland, 6pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.10) A selection of repeats before the rights expire.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm). Also 6.30 Fri.
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45) Series 7.
  • Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) The road to Ibiza is long and winding.
  • Masterchef Junior (W, 8pm) Gordon Ramsay hosts the Yankee version.
  • @midnight (Comedy Central, 11.59 Tu-Fr).

Monday 25 July

  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) David James. More hosses for the rest of the week.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 4.30) Twelve become six.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) To Southend, with Barry Cryer, Dame Sandi Toksvig, Miles Jupp, and Richard Osman.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Liverpool and Warwick.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Psmiths and Verbivores.
  • Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 10pm) Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 11.
  • Rupaul's All Stars Drag Race (Tru TV, 10pm) Two episodes.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10) Michael Sheen, Ruth Davidson, Jon Richardson.
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.15; Wales 11.40) (copies ISIHAC billing) (deletes Barry and Sandi) Charlotte Church, Miles Jupp, and Richard Osman.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 11.15).

Tuesday 26 July

  • Britain's Got Talent Us (TruTV, 8pm).
  • Guitar Star 2016 (Artsworld, 8pm) The contestants play for Eurovision flop Tony Iommi.
  • Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Last in the "present" series. Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 10.50.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) A classic episode with Little Mix.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.15).

Wednesday 27 July

  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Beekeeping, Royal Navy in WW2, Mark E Smith, "Quest for Karla".
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Samantha from London.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) Bass with Buzz Aldrin.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.15, Scot 11.45, not NI) Kell Brook, James Taylor, Kelly Sotherton, Mike Tindall.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 11.15; Wales, NI 11.45, Scot 12.15).

Thursday 28 July

  • Blue Peter (CBBC, 5pm) Lindsey and Radzi recreate their favourite University Challenge feature: the Pass the Baton round.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Finals week begins here.
  • Sing It On! (5*, 8pm) The north-east semi-finals, hosted by Newcastle Blue Star.
  • Master of Photography (Artsworld, 8pm) After last week's Episode 1, this week is Episode 3. Such attention to detail. Anyway, KYTV Deutschland hosts for the Berlin nightlife.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Who are these people? Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 11.05.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 9pm) Image is everything.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.15) Middle muddle.

Friday 29 July

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) Finals week ends here.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) With some excuse to fiddle about with people's heads. Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 10.30.
  • It's Not Me, It's You (C5, 10pm) Picking up with episode 5.
  • Lip Sync Battle (C5, 11.35) The imported show; we're told this is a classic episode.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (ITV and CITV, 6am Sat and Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 12.45am Tue, 1.15am Wed).
  • Britain's Best Bakery (STV, 2.30am Tue).
  • Ejector Seat (STV, 2.30am Wed).
  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 2pm Wed - Fri).
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8am Thu).
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