TV Guide 2016-08-20

Bake Off is back (BBC1, Wed). So is last year's winner, on The Chronicles of Nadiya (BBC1, Wed). But also Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, Fri).

Monday is a good day to launch new series. See: Think Tank (3) (BBC1), Debatable (BBC2), Make Me an Egghead (BBC2), and the short-run 500 Questions (ITV).

We've also the pilot Spotless (ITV, Sat), and some television coverage of existing Welsh culture competitions (S4C, all week).

Ending this week: Taking The Next Step (CBBC, Mon), Alphabetical (ITV), and "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5).

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


Saturday 20 August

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25) A new episode.
  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.30am) With Jamie, Archie, and Charlie from So Awkward.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 1pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 2pm).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) To 10pm.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.30) Preston.
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.25) Karimc Charni, Camille Lou, Florent Mothe, et autres.


  • Eggheads (BBC2 Scotland, 6.30).
  • Spotless (ITV, 7.15) A pilot episode where contestants try to keep themselves clean.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 8.15; TV3 8.45) Last in the series.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 10.30).

Sunday 21 August

  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.30am) With Laura, Grace, and Amelia from Whoops I Missed the Bus.
  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 10am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon) Not the best game show on BBC1 all week.
  • Coach Trip (E4, 12 noon) All last week's five episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.20).


  • Masterpiece (ITV, 5.25).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 8pm) Lobster.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm) Coffee lid.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm). Bit on the Side hits 5* and 3e at 10.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.15).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 12.05) Five episodes. (Fr: one episode.)
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Edge (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Tu).
  • Secret Dealers (ITV, 3pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Tanni Grey-Thompson.
  • Think Tank (3) (BBC1, 3.25)
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Alphabetical (ITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.10) More classic celebrity editions.
  • Debatable (BBC2, 6pm) Patrick Kielty and guests try to help a player win cash.
  • Make Me an Egghead (BBC2, 6.30) Casting around for two new top brains.
  • Lily Savage Blankety Blank (Challenge, 6.30) From 2000, and new to this channel.
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45) Series 7.
  • Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) The road to Ibiza goes via Tuscany. Does no-one have a road map?
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 11.

Monday 22 August

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 1.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 4.30) Who is the winner?
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Balliol Oxford v Imperial College.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Bardophiles v Taverners.
  • 500 Questions (ITV, 9pm) Giles Coren and the big D.
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, 9pm) Jonathan Ross, Noel Fielding, Richard Ayoade, Aisling Bea, Adam Buxton, Rob Beckett.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Messing With Your Mind.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Tru TV, 10pm) Two episodes from series 8.
  • Spotless (ITV, 10.40).
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales, Scotland 11.15) 2015 highlights.
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales, Scotland 11.45) Kirsty Young, Victoria Coren, Greg Davies.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 11.15).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.35).

Tuesday 23 August

  • 500 Questions (ITV, 8pm) Win nothing until Question 50.
  • Britain's Got Talent Us (TruTV, 8pm) The latest not-live show.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm).
  • Mwy O'r Babell Lên (S4C, 10pm) Television coverage of the battle of the bards from the Eisteddfod.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.20; NI 11.20 Thu).

Wednesday 24 August

  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Bake. Bake!! BAKE!!!
  • 500 Questions (ITV, 8pm) Try to avoid three errors. Like watching this live.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Yazz from Brighton.
  • Chwys: Gwyl Torri Coed Cymru (S4C, 8.25) Sarra Elgan Easterby goes in search of lumberjacks. Buttered scones are on BBC1.
  • The Chronicles of Nadiya (BBC1, 9pm) Last year's Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussein explores the food of Bangladesh.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) The winners get a weekend in Las Vegas. The losers get a weekday in Las Vegas.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.15) Jos Buttler, Darren Bent, Jenny Meadows, Rhys Webb.

Thursday 25 August

  • 500 Questions (ITV, 8pm) Will this be back?
  • Master of Photography (Artsworld, 8pm) Irish landscape.
  • Chwys (S4C, 8.25) Tynnu Rhaff Cymru. Coverage of the Welsh tug-o'-war contest.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 9pm) Finale part 2.

Friday 26 August

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2013, new to this channel.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) James Bond films, 44 Scotland Street, 20th century US presidents, Rogers and Hammerstein.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9pm) Jo Brand is back.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan, Brett Domino Trio.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Last in the "present" series. Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 10.45.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 9.30).
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, 10.35) Repeat.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (ITV and CITV, 6am Sat and Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Copycats (CBBC, 2pm weekdays).
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