TV Guide 2016-09-24

Strictly Come Dancing begins its Saturday night dominance (BBC1). The Chase marks its 1000th episode with something unusual (ITV, Thursday). It's Not What You Know (2) has a new host (Radio 4, Thursday). The final of Top Class (CBBC, Friday).

And it's fifty years since Terry Wogan first broadcast on the BBC. The landmark is the welcome excuse for special programmes to remember him (Radio 2, Monday and Tuesday; BBC1, Friday).

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


Saturday 24 September

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25am).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 9am) Mad scientist.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 10.30) Live from Cardiff.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 12.55).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 1.30) Three episodes.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.55) Bobby Davro and Jo Wood.
  • Rose d'Or Game Show of the Year Pick Me! (ITV, 2.40).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) To 10pm.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 3.40; TV3, 4.35) Another chance to miss last Sunday's show.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 5.10) Another chance to see last year's shows.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Strictly, with Brendan Cole and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Chris Hollins and Russell Grant, Aliona Vilani and Jay McGuinness, Anton du Beke and Erin Boag.
  • Don't Quote Me! (RTE Radio 1, 6pm) Sean Hughes hosts.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30) The last nine couples dance.
  • Go For It (ITV, 7pm) Michael Jackson in one second.
  • 5 Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 8pm).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Stacking chairs. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.30.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15) A new series of Ireland's luckiest show.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) David Walliams and Jonathan Ross play Jon Richardson and Joe Lycett, with Isy Suttie.

Sunday 25 September

  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 10am).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 11.15am) Two episodes.
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.30) Another chance to see the cookery contest.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 3.10; TV3 3.30) Another chance to miss last night's show.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1 Scotland 3pm, elsewhere 4pm) More pastry.


  • The Chase with Celebrities (ITV, 6pm) Sarah Willingham (dragon), Shaun Ryder (happy Monday), Michelle Dewberry (sells stuff), Eddie Edwards (jumps, but not too far).
  • Penn and Teller Fool Us in Vegas (C5, 6.25) The series continues.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7pm) More flat-pack furniture assembly. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.
  • Battlebots (Spike, 8pm) Robot Wars for Yanks.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (More4, 10.05) Another chance to miss.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Edge (BBC2, 1.15; not Tu, We 1pm).
  • Decimate (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 3pm) With Gemma Bissix (soaper), Diana Moran (green goddess), Lee MacDonald (Zammo), Jake Quickenden (ITV celeb), Peter Duncan (Gold Badge).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Helen Fospero and (from Th) Pam Ayres.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Yes Chef (BBC1, 3.45) Repeated on BBC2 7.15am next weekday.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 3.55) Final week of the schools quiz, hosted by Susan Calman.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Link (BBC2, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm). Episode 1000 is on Thursday.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) Now we are nine...
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; 6pm Fri) Zoe Ball hosts the spin-off.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 7.30; Scot 7pm Thu, Wales 9.30 Fri) Central.
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 8pm; Mo 7.30, We, Fr 7pm).

Monday 26 September

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) Arnold Brown, Lissa Evans, Christopher Frayling, Erica Wagner.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5pm) Underground assault course and a treasure hunt.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Josie Lawrence, Katherine Ryan.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Queens University Belfast vs Birmingham.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Genealogists vs Surrealists.
  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms (More4, 9pm) A Doctor Who prop gun.
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) Russell Howard and Rachel Riley play Sensible Soccer.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Tru TV, 10pm) Finale.
  • Thank You for Being My Friend (Radio 2, 10pm) A tribute to Terry Wogan. Continues tomorrow night.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.15)
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 27 September

  • A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Sir Terry Wogan KBE, DL (Radio 2, 12 noon).
  • Britain's Got Talent Us (TruTV, 8pm) The latest not-live show.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Danny Baker, Roisin Conaty, Jack Dee.
  • Thank You for Being My Friend (Radio 2, 10pm) A tribute to Terry Wogan. Second and final part.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.35) Repeat.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.45; Scot, NI 11.45).

Wednesday 28 September

  • Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) In Botanical week, Jay from London will be making a fig leaf.
  • All Star Mr and Mrs, Miss, or Mr (ITV, 8pm) Jason and Clara Watkins, Fiona O'Carroll and Martin Delany, Ben and Briony Hanlin.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Calvin from Crater Manchester.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) Ice cream.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.45) Jade Jones, Osi Umenyiora, Mark Selby, Jazz Carlin.

Thursday 29 September

  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Lisa, Rob, Kate, and John play in Episode 1000. There's not one Chaser tonight, all five are in play.
  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4, 6.30) Joe Lycett talks to friends and family of Holly Walsh, Tim Lovejoy, Nish Kumar.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Logophiles v Variorum.
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm) Chief Bleskley tries to impress the public. He's no Charlotte and Victoria.
  • Dating in the Dark (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) John Thomson, Daisy Lowe, Chris Ramsey.

Friday 30 September

  • Top Class (CBBC, 3.55) The grand final.
  • Y Cwis Pop (Radio Cymru, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Susan Calman, Frankie Boyle, Danny Finkelstein, Angela Barnes.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, Scotland).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Eng 8pm, Scot 10pm, NI 3.30 Sat, Wales 6pm Sat) Bath, The Faces, Sophie Scholl, Ayrton Senna.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Kevin Bishop, BRIAN BLESSED, Josh Widdicombe, Kate Williams.
  • Terry Wogan Remembered: Fifty Years at the BBC (BBC1, 9pm) A considered tribute.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9.30; Wales 10pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11pm) Ed Byrne (comedian), Milton Jones, Nish Kumar, Josh Widdicombe, and a token woman.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (ITV and CITV, 6am Sat and Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 4am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 12.45am Tue; Scot 1.15am).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Wed).
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