TV Guide 2016-10-29

Round Britain Quiz returns to tax even the brainiest brains (R4, Mon). The Choir (BBC2, Tue) is what we've long feared: Gareth Malone holds a competition for his bland and saccharine work. The Dog Ate My Homework is back (CBBC, Fri).

A couple of one-offs: Polterguest (E4, Wed) is hidden camera horror silliness. I'm Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV2, Thu) looks at black history.

Some specials: Songs of Praise (BBC1, Sun) covers the Gospel Choir of the Year. One Chance (C5, Sun) tells a Paul Potts story. It's a Yes From Me - The Simon Cowell Story (R2, Wed) does what the title suggests.

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


Saturday 29 October

  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 9am) Car disaster.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Two episodes.
  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms (C4, 12.10) Previously shown on More4.
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 1pm).
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 3pm)
  • Ninja Warrior UK (ITV, 4.30) Last year's final.
  • Dinner Date Evening (ITVBe, 5pm) To 10pm.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10) Repeats from last Christmas.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Comedians. Hal Cruttenden and Justin Moorhouse, Rhona Cameron and Sean Hughes, Jeremy Hardy and Francesca Martinez, Robert Webb and Isy Suttie.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6pm) Freddie Flintoff (cricketer), Tim Vine (comedian), Angellica Bell (presenter).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.45) Fright night.
  • Meet the Parents (ITV and UTV Ireland, 7pm).
  • Fferm Ffactor Brwydr y Ffermwyr (S4C, 7.30) Hook a duck on Saturday night.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) This week's theme is "Hellowe'en". The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 10pm.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Sky1, 8pm).
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8.20).
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV, 9.50) With Nicole Scherzinger (The X Factor) and Stephen Merchant (The Crystal Maze).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) Sean Lock, Danny Dyer, Joe Wilkinson, Gabby Logan, David O'Doherty.

Sunday 30 October

Clocks go back an hour at 2am. This hour is borrowed from Easter Sunday, so it's fine to eat the last of your chocolate eggs.

  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 10am) Best bits from series 2.
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.25; not HTV Cymru).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.40; TV3 2.05) Another chance to miss last night's show.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1 3.10) The very last time we bill this show here.
  • The Great British Bake Off Class of 2015 (BBC1 4.10).
  • Spotless (ITV, 4.30) Another chance to see the August pilot.
  • Songs of Praise (BBC1, 5.10) Coverage from the Gospel Choir of the Year.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.30).


  • One Chance (C5, 6.10) A film of the life of Paul Potts. You know, opera singer, Britain's Got Talent.
  • The Chase with Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Matt Allwright (The Exit List), Stacey Soloman (singer), Louise Minchin (journalist), Keith Allen ("Vindaloo" singer).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) With a performance by Laura Mvula.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) With performance by Bruno Mars and Louisa Johnson. 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).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10.35; not Wales, NI)
  • QI XL (BBC2, 11.10; not Wales, NI).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1pm; Scot 3.30 We).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) John Challis is in for the 34th birthday celebration on Wednesday.
  • Rebound (ITV, 3pm).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 4pm)
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules (C4, 5pm) After a wildcard round on Monday, "Group A" has four teams battling for two places in the final over four days of not-quite double elimination. And we thought the structure of Only Connect was confusing.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr).
  • The Crystal Maze (Challenge, 6pm) Back for the first time in eighteen months.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; 6pm Fri).
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 8pm; Mo 7.30, We 7pm).

Monday 31 October

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2009.
  • Don't Quote Me! (RTE Radio 1, 1.30). It's a public holiday in Ireland.
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) The toughest quiz anywhere returns! Scotland (Val McDermid and Alan McCredie) play Wales (Myfanwy Alexander and David Edwards).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Frankie Boyle is the Hallowe'en horror.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Another repêchage match.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Wrestlers v Genealogists.
  • Rupaul's All Stars Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales and NI 11.10, Scotland 11.45).
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 1 November

  • Counterpoint 2006 (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm).
  • The Taste of Success (RTE1, 8.30).
  • The Choir (TV) (BBC2, 9pm) Gareth Malone has an "exciting" singing contest to find the most "entertaining" amateur choir.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 10pm) Another chance to see the celeb special with Joey Essex.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 10pm) Mad at peas.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.35) Repeated from Saturday.

Wednesday 2 November

  • It's a Yes From Me - The Simon Cowell Story (Radio 2, 10pm) Jonathan Shalit talks with the high-belted star.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.45).
  • Polterguest (E4, 11pm) A group of "mates" find the house is haunted by their friend the Polterguest.

Thursday 3 November

  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • I'm Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV2, 8.30) A comedy panel game on black history.
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Prime and Logophiles.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Cycling crowdfunding. You're Fired follows on BBC2 at 10pm.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) David Ricciardo, Rob Beckett, Judy Murray.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Jimmy Carr, Louis Walsh, Megan McKenna, Pete Wicks.

Friday 4 November

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5pm) With Matthew Crosby, Lauren Layfield, Dominique Moore, Saima Chowdhury.
  • Y Cwis Pop (Radio Cymru, 6pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 7pm) Hans Christian Andersen, Russian civil war, Ipswich Town, Rita Heyworth.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scotland, Wales). Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Sion a Sian: Y Stori (S4C, 8.25) Ahead of a new series next week, another chance to see the 2014 doc celebrating half a century of Mr and Mrs.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Victoria Coren Mitchell, wife of last week's host, with Andy Hamilton and Tim Loughton.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Nosey Noisy, with Aisling Bea, Corey Taylor, Ross Noble.

Sign language interpretation

  • Kerwhizz (Cbeebies, 2.30 Sat).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.30am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.30am weekdays).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 1.45am Tue).
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 1.35am Wed).
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