TV Guide 2016-08-06

Oh, rheostats. The BBC is giving a lot of time to events in Rio de Janiero, so Pointless moves to BBC2, Eggheads knocks on to 7, and 5-Star Family Reunion is shelved for a few weeks. We share your disappointment.

Fifteen-to-One reaches its final (C4, Thu), the BBC New Comedy Award begins its semi-final (Radio 4 Extra, Fri), and one last chance to catch up on Taking The Next Step (CBBC, Sat and Sun; new ep Mon).

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


Saturday 6 August

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25) A new episode.
  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.30) With stars from The Next Step, Millie Inbetween, and Hettie Feather. All very good shows.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Talks Like a Pirate.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) A game show champions special, with Gail Emms (Eternal Glory), Paul Sinha (The Chase), Rick Edwards (Tool Academy), Iwan Thomas (after a booking mix-up, not Mastermind but sprinter).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Guitar Star (The Satellite Channel, 2pm) The not-live final.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 3pm) Four episodes from Regionals.
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) To 10pm.
  • Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (5*, 3.05) The Britain's Got Talent winner foils an evil landlord's dastardly plot. It's better than what they've got on ITV.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 3.40) Katie Price and Charlie Lawson.
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 4.30) Lytham St Annes and Southport. New episodes, apparently.
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.25) Valérie Bègue, Frédérick Bousquet, Anouchka Delon, Nicole Ferroni, Keen'V, Christophe Licata.


  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15; TV3 8.15).
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.30; not Wales) Ladies and Gents.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 10.30).

Sunday 7 August

  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.30) With Katie Thistleton, Karim Zeroual, and Lauren Layfield from CBBC HQ.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) First Rate First Mate.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon) The best game show on BBC1 all week.
  • Coach Trip (E4, 12 noon) All last week's five episodes.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 3pm) Four episodes from Nationals.


  • Masterpiece (ITV, 5.30) Appears in most listings magazines, but replaced by live football.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 8pm; Scotland 9pm) Wood and outboard motors.
  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 8.10).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm; Scotland 11.15) Pork scratchings.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm). Bit on the Side hits 5* and 3e at 10.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43) The return of Nagui's all-powerful chair game.
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.30; Fr 12.35) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15) In fact, the only game show on BBC1 this week.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10; not Fr). Finals day on Thursday.
  • The Edge (BBC2, 2.30) More bowling action with Gabby Logan.
  • Secret Dealers (ITV, 3pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Gyles Brandreth on Monday and Tuesday, then Charlie Stayt.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28) Going for gold, for the French.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Three In a Bed (C4, 4pm).
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 5pm) Six players cannot leave the contest until somebody wins, or the series ends on Friday.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC2, 5.15).
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45) Series 7.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) The road to Ibiza winds on.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (W, 7.40; Mo 7pm, Th 8.20) New to this channel.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 11.

Monday 8 August

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 4.30) The finals continue.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Katherine Ryan, Gyles Brandreth and Josie Lawrence.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 7.30) Oriel Oxford take on Manchester.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Shutterbugs v Highgates.
  • Rupaul's All Stars Drag Race (Tru TV, 10pm).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 11.20).

Tuesday 9 August

  • Britain's Got Talent Us (TruTV, 8pm) Judge cuts, two episodes (so four hours!).
  • Guitar Star 2016 (Artsworld, 8pm) "Highlights" from the series.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) A classic episode with Tom Daley and Sam Bailey.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.20).

Wednesday 10 August

  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Niomi from London.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) A "holiday platter".
  • The Chase (ITV, 10.45).

Thursday 11 August

  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10). Finals day!
  • Sing It On! (5*, 8pm) The not-live final, from Irthlingborough Diamonds.
  • Master of Photography (Artsworld, 8pm) Celebrity portrait, with KYTV's own Martin Brown.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 9pm) Birdies.

Friday 12 August

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2013, new to this channel.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Wilfred Owen, Michael Caine, Mad Men, Faith No More.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan, The Brett Domino Trio.
  • It's Not Me, It's You (C5, 10pm) Now chopped to 30 minutes.
  • BBC New Comedy Award 2016 (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm) Semi-final 2 is at the same time tomorrow, and the final's on Radio 4 on Sunday.

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  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (ITV and CITV, 6am Sat and Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 2.55am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 2pm weekdays).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 1am Tue, 12.20am Wed).
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