TV Guide 2016-10-15

ITV has some new Saturday shows: Tipping Point Lucky Stars and dating show Meet the Parents (2). Over on S4C, a new run of top agricultural show Fferm Ffactor. Friday brings us new QI (BBC2).

There's a special episode of The Crystal Maze (C4, Sun). Daytimes offer a choice: Rebound (ITV) or Deal or No Deal (C4). And it's the final of Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, Mon)

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


Saturday 15 October

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25am).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 9am) Studio breakdown.
  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms (C4, 11.55) Another chance to see the antiques selling show, previously shown on More4.
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 12.20) Another outing for Bradley's show.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12.30) Three episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 1.20).
  • Dick and Dom Day (CBBC, 2.15) To mark 20 years on CBBC, three hours of mischief and mayhem with McCourt and Wood.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 2.20)
  • Rose d'Or Game Show of the Year Pick Me! (ITV, 3.20).
  • Ninja Warrior UK (ITV, 4.25)
  • Dinner Date Evening (ITVBe, 5pm) To 10pm.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Outdoors, with Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games, Tom Heap and Jules Hudson, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Paul Heiney, Naomi Wilkinson and Bill Oddie.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6pm) CAUTION Jimmy Carr (interesting taxes), David Haye (boxer), Charlotte Crosby ("Celebrity" Big Brother).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30) Farewell, forgettable star of The Eastenders.
  • Meet the Parents (ITV, 7pm) Holly Willoughby helps parents choose dates for their offspring.
  • Fferm Ffactor Brwydr y Ffermwyr (S4C, 7.30) Two teams of farmers play skid pool and a round of Guess The Sheep.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) This week's theme is "Don't get trumped". The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 10pm.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Sky1, 8pm) They're running up the white flag at Osterley. Can't compete with tractor-pool on S4C. And singing on ITV. And Ed Balls doing whatever it is he does on BBC1.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.10).
  • 5 Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 8.25).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Lee Mack, Bob Mortimer, Sean Lock, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Alex Horne.

Sunday 16 October

  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 10am) Semi-final 2.
  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.30; not HTV Cymru) Another chance to see the cookery contest.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 1pm) 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 2.45).


  • The Chase with Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Susie Dent (five consonants, four vowels), Anthony Crolla (boxer), Ellie Taylor (Snog Marry Avoid), Harry Redknapp (first story on Setanta Sports News).
  • Penn and Teller Fool Us in Vegas (C5, 7.10) The series continues.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) With a performance by Madness.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The results show, with guest stars Una Stubbs and Sport Billy. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8pm) Finding this year's entrant.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 9pm) A special for Stand Up to Cancer. Stephen Mangan hosts, and introducing Maureen Lipman as Mumsey.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.25)
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.30) Ruth Davidson organises an investigation into JIIG-CAL, Stephen Mangan uses it for all students of Downsview. Henning Wehn wonders what's going on.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Edge (BBC2, 1.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Brendan Cole.
  • Decimate (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Rebound (ITV, 3pm) Sean Fletcher at the cash bar. New series.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3pm) Noel Edmonds and his red box club are back!
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 4pm; not Mo)
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.30; not Mo).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules (C4, 5pm; not Mo) We'll be reviewing this on Sunday.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; Mo BBC2) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr).
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; 6pm Fri).
  • 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 17 October

There's a parade of sports on BBC1 and Channel 4 this afternoon. The Pointless repeat moves to BBC2.

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episode from 2009.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) Arnold Brown, Lissa Evans, Christopher Frayling, Erica Wagner.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5pm) The grand final.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Tony Hawks, Richard Osman, Clive Anderson, Vicki Pepperdine.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Repechage 1.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Maltsters v Oscar Men.
  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms (More4, 9pm) Taxidermy unicorn.
  • Rupaul's All Stars Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm).
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 18 October

  • Counterpoint 2006 (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Highlights (1).
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm).
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 10pm) Eggcup towers.

Wednesday 19 October

  • Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Semi-final week.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Dai from Swansea.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) Semi-final week.
  • Ar y Dibyn (S4C, 9.30) In the Brecon Beacons.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 12.45).

Thursday 20 October

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Logophiles and Ortographobes hunt for the semi-final.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Sweets. You're Fired follows on BBC2 at 10pm.
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm) More hunt nonsense.
  • Dating in the Dark (ITV2, 9pm).
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Tony Adams, David Baddiel, Aisling Bea.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Vicky Pattison, Chris Ramsey, John Barrowman, Kieron Richardson.

Friday 21 October

  • Y Cwis Pop (Radio Cymru, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Chris Addison, Rebecca Front, Zoe Lyons.
  • Stand Up To Cancer (Channel 4, 7pm) The annual telethon includes a brief Streetmate revival (after 8), Celebrity Gogglebox, and performances by many musical acts.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm) Ewan McGregor, race courses, World Heritage sites, Shardlake.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Phil Wang, Jason Watkins, Adam Woodyatt.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm; on BBC2 Wales) Jo Brand hosts, with Tim Farron and Chris Kamara.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9.30; Wales 10pm) Jo Brand hosts. The cakemaker is Nadiya Hussein. The part of Tim Farron is played by Ruth Davidson. The part of Chris Kamara is played by a squidgy strawberry-and-chocolate sponge.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.05) Naming Names. Dame Sandi Toksvig takes the chair, with Cariad Lloyd, Romesh Ranganathan, Phill Jupitus.

Sign language interpretation

  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.15am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 12.15am Tue; Scot 12.45am, not Wales).
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 1.05am Wed; Scot 1.35am).
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