TV Guide 2016-09-03

The new season has many new shows. Strictly Come Dancing introduces this year's dancers (BBC1, Sat). The BBC declines to show Eurovision Young Musicians (streaming, Sat). Hive Minds caters for intellectual viewers (BBC4, Thu), and The News Quiz does its thing (Radio 4, Fri).

Celebrity Juice is back (ITV2, Thu). We Love Sitcom is a one-off for BBC1 (Fri), and Mock the Week resumes (BBC2, Fri).

On CBBC, we've Rank the Prank (Sat). S4C's block for younger viewers has Y Gemau Gwyllt (Mon).

Technology fans have Go 8 Bit (Dave, Tue). Over on Spike, it's Battlebots (Sun), Robot Wars for Yankees.

Daytime highlights include Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV), and Yes Chef (BBC1).

And if you want to watch The Getaway Car, BBC1 on Saturday, or forever hold thy piece.

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


Saturday 3 September

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25am).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 9am) New. Teams pull jokes on the public, with help from Hollywood effects artists.
  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.25am) Match of the Day Kickabout stars Tyler West, Rachel Stringer, and John Farnworth.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12.45) Two episodes.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 1pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.45).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 2pm) To 10pm.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 3.50; Scotland 4.20) Another chance to see last week's final.
  • The Getaway Car (BBC1, 4.50) Last in the "present" series.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 5.15) Another chance to see last year's shows.
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.25).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) With Tim Vine and Terry Alderton, Tracy-Ann Oberman and David Schneider, Richard Coles, Arthur Smith and Arlene Phillips.
  • Don't Quote Me! (RTE Radio 1, 6pm) Sean Hughes hosts.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.50) Let's meet the teams.
  • Eurovision Young Musicians (, 7pm) Live from Cologne, the pan-European cultural festival. One of the judges is Jonathan Cohen, a conductor from Tetbury and not leader of the Play Away band.
  • Go For It (ITV, 7.15) Epic stunts with Stephen Mulhern.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • 5-Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 8.15) Look what's back.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.15) The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.15.

Sunday 4 September

  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 10am).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.20) Another chance to see the cookery contest.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 11.30) Two episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Coach Trip (E4, 12 noon) All last week's five episodes.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.15 and 3.30; TV3 3.45) Another chance to miss the last two shows.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.25; not STV).
  • Bake Off (BBC1, 4.15) Another chance to miss last Wednesday's show. An Extra Slice went out on BBC2 at 6.20 last night. You missed nothing.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.50) Sport. From 30 January.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.
  • Battlebots (Spike, 8pm) New. Robot Wars for Yanks.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm) Dr. Loocifer.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Come Dine Champion of Champions (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Edge (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu, Scot 3.30 We).
  • Think Tank (3) (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 3pm) New. With Su Pollard (yellowcoat), James & Ola Jordan (dancers), Chesney Hawkes (Buddy's Song), JB Gill (The Jls), Tamara Beckwith (Anita Rani's Four Rooms).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10; not Th, Fr) Michael Whitehall.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Yes Chef (BBC1, 3.45) New. Chefs choose amateurs to mentor.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 4.15) Repeats from series 3.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm; not Th, Fr) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Debatable (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Make Me an Egghead (BBC2, 6.30) Repeated 7.30am next weekday.
  • Lily Savage Blankety Blank (Challenge, 6.30) From 2000, and new to this channel.
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45) Series 7.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 7.30; Wales 9.30 Fr).
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 8pm; Mo 7.30, We, Fr 7pm).

Monday 5 September

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 3.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5pm) Another series of the outdoor adventure contest.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Open v Salford.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Fire Eaters v Eurovisionaries.
  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms (More4, 9pm) Star Trek memorabilia.
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) New. David James and Susan Calman play Chuckie Egg. Our money's on the duck.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Tru TV, 10pm).
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.45; Scotland 10.45, NI 12.15am).

Tuesday 6 September

  • Britain's Got Talent Us (TruTV, 8pm) The latest not-live show.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Rhod Gilbert, Ruth Jones, Richard Madeley.
  • All Together Now The Great Orchestra Challenge (BBC4, 9pm) What's opera, docs?
  • Mwy O'r Babell Lôn (S4C, 10pm) The worst poetry in Wales.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.15; Scot 11.45, not NI).

Wednesday 7 September

  • Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Sweet dough.
  • All Star Mr and Mrs, Miss, or Mr (ITV, 8pm) Tristan Gemmill and Emily Hamilton, Dr Who Peter Davison and Elizabeth Morton, Amanda Byram and Julian Okines.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Robyn from Glasgow.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) Bison.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales, NI 11.15).

Thursday 8 September

  • Master of Photography (Artsworld, 8pm) Places and faces.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) New. Cruciverbialists v Ortographobes.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) First in a new series.

Friday 9 September

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2013, new to this channel.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) New. What's the story? Miles Jupp investigates, with Vicki Pepperdine, Andy Hamilton, and Kerry Godliman.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; Wales 7.30 Sat) Peter Sellers, astronomy, Arthur Lee and Love, Forsyte Saga.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Nadiya Hussain, Diane Morgan, Bob Mortimer, Michael Smiley.
  • We Love Sitcom (BBC1, 9pm) A one-off sitcom panel show. Ben Miller hosts, with Jennifer Saunders and Julia Sawalha, Lee Mack and Nigel Havers, Nina Wadia and Stephen Mangan, Chris Addison and Jessica Hynes.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9.30; Wales 10pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.05) Rob Beckett, Ed Gamble, Milton Jones, Romesh Ranganathan, and token woman Tiff Stevenson.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (ITV and CITV, 6am Sat and Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.35am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 12.15am Tue; Scot 12.45am).
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