TV Guide 2016-10-08

Live shows begin on The X Factor (ITV, Sat). A new series of Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, Tue). And a lot of Henning Wehn throughout the week.

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


Saturday 8 October

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25am).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 9am) Studio breakdown.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms (C4, 11.30am) Another chance to see the antiques selling show, previously shown on More4.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12.30) Three episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 12.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 1.30).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 2.30) Another chance to miss last Sunday's show.
  • University Challenge The Football Match (Lowland League, 3pm) Stirling University vs Edinburgh University. You'll need to turn up in person, this isn't televised.
  • Can't Touch This (BBC1, 4.45) This is on the telly.
  • Dinner Date Evening (ITVBe, 5pm) To 10pm.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.55) Writers, with John O'Farrell and Emma Kennedy, Kathy Lette and Kate Mosse, Benjamin Zephaniah and Roger McGough, Terry Deary and Bryony Gordon.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.45) Now without Future Star Melvin Odoom.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) This week's theme is "Going live". The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 10pm.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • 5 Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 8.50).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) David Walliams and Jessica Hynes, Jon Richardson and Rhod Gilbert. With Sam Simmons.

Sunday 9 October

  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 10am) Semi-final 1.
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.30) Another chance to see the cookery contest.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12.30) Three episodes.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.40; TV3 3.05) Another chance to miss last night's show.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1 3pm).


  • The Chase with Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Nigel Havers (Borsetshire juror), Melinda Messenger (Fort Boyard host), Michelle Hardwick (Vanessa Woodfield on Emmerdale Farm), Dave Gorman (whacker).
  • Penn and Teller Fool Us in Vegas (C5, 7.05) The series continues.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) With a performance by Michael Bolton and Alfie Boe.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The first results show, with a special performance by Eliot Fletcher and Henning Wehn. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.
  • Battlebots (Spike, 8pm) The championship.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Edge (BBC2, 1.15; Wales 1pm Tu).
  • Decimate (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 3pm) With Frazer Hines (highlander), Rustie Lee (politician), Jodie Prenger (I'd Do Anything champ), Willie Thorne (his hair's all gone), Paul Burrell (butler).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Kate Williams (Fr: Brendan Cole).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 4pm)
  • The Link (BBC2, 4.30).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules (C4, 5pm) Competitive restaurants in your own home.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr).
  • 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, NI 7pm Fri, Wales 9.30 Fri) Tyne-Tees.
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 8pm; Mo 7.30, We 7pm).

Monday 10 October

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episode from 2009.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) Cressida Cowell, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Helen Zaltzman, Michael Billington.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5pm) Bushcraft and river tubing.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Henning Wehn, Rich Hall, Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Glasgow vs East London.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Scunthorpe Scholars vs Beekeepers.
  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms (More4, 9pm) Victorian textiles.
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) Jason Manford and Ed Byrne (comedian) play Asteroids.
  • Rupaul's All Stars Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.25, Wales 11.40) Nick Clegg hosts, Kevin Bridges panels.
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 11 October

  • Counterpoint 2006 (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Paul Hollywood, Gabby Logan, Hal Cruttenden.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell host.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 10pm) A cement-filled shoebox.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30) Repeat.

Wednesday 12 October

  • Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Tudor traditions, like a pie full of used fivers.
  • All Star Mr and Mrs, Miss, or Mr (ITV, 8pm) Andrea McLean and Nick, Audley and Raychel Harrison, Nicky Clarke and Kelly.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Coren from London.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) Students.
  • Ar y Dibyn (S4C, 9.30) To the foot of the Brecon Beacons.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.45) Joanna Rowsell Shand, Sophie Hitchon, Mark Butcher, Lee Briers.

Thursday 13 October

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4, 6.30) Terry Christian, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Aisling Bea.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Prime and Variorum in the second-chance match.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Keep your shirt on, it's Jean's commercials. You're Fired follows on BBC2 at 10pm.
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm).
  • Dating in the Dark (ITV2, 9pm).
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Nick Grimshaw, Niall Horan, Kirsty Gallacher.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Fred Sirieix, Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash.

Friday 14 October

  • Y Cwis Pop (Radio Cymru, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Susan Calman, Vicki Pepperdine, Francis Wheen, Simon Evans.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scotland).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm) Kurt Cobain, Elisabeth of Austria, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wainwright's Guides to the Lakeland Fells.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Clara Amfo, Tom Davis, Shaun Ryder, Henning Wehn.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Stephen Mangan, Ruth Davidson, Henning Wehn.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9.30) With Deborah Meaden, Michael Caines, and Miles Jupp.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not Scotland) "A special edition", which either means it's compilations or it's all Henning Wehn.

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).
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 1.05am Wed; Scot 1.35am).
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