TV Guide 2016-11-05

A great week for Paul Sinha fans. He's on The Chase (ITV, weekdays). And he joins Mark and Anne as they take on the Tipping Point machine (ITV, Saturday). And he's a newcomer on Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, Monday). Also new to the highbrow panel: Stuart Maconie.

Some new shows don't involve the Sinnerman. The Next Great Magician (ITV, Sunday) has Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes finding exactly that. There's a new run of Sion a Sian (S4C, Friday).

Foodies will enjoy Junior Bake Off (CBBC, weekdays) with Sam and Mark, and Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, from Tuesday). Last in the series of My Kitchen Rules (C4, weekdays).

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Saturday 5 November

  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 9am) Double trouble.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) A recent repeat.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 12.30).
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 1pm).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 3pm)
  • The Chase (ITV, 4.30).
  • Dinner Date Evening (ITVBe, 5pm) To 10pm.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats from last Christmas.


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6pm) The Beast (chaser), The Governess (chaser), The Sinnerman (Fighting Talk champion).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.05) Journalists, with Jane Moore and Kevin O'Sullivan, Miranda Sawyer and Tony Parsons, CAUTION Toby Young and Melissa Kite, Lizo Mzimba and Frank Gardner.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.55) Boom! Shake the room.
  • Meet the Parents (ITV and UTV Ireland, 7pm).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) This week's theme is "Bonfire". 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).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) David Mitchell and Cariad Lloyd, Jon Richardson and Russell Howard, with Sam Simmons.
  • Fferm Ffactor Brwydr y Ffermwyr (S4C, 9.35) Only rugby coverage can move the water bridge.

Sunday 6 November

  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 12.40).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 1.25; TV3 2.30) Another chance to miss last night's show.
  • Songs of Praise (BBC1, 4.55) Coverage from the Gospel Choir of the Year.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05).


  • The Next Great Magician (ITV, 7pm) Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes seek someone with a little talent. Not a lot.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) With something never before seen on television: a musical performance by Gary Barlow.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) With a performance from The Yodelling Gondoliers and a burning grand piano. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8pm) Who will represent TG4 on Malta in two weeks' time?
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 8.30) A sports quiz with Jacqui Hurley.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales, NI)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.05) Last night's show repeated.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 11.10; Wales 1.05am Tu, not NI).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10; not Fr) Margaret Mountford.
  • 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) Bournemouth.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules (C4, 5pm) "Group B" has its complex elimination, before a straight-up final.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 5.30) Sam and Mark try to be the new Mel and Sue. Repeated at 8pm.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr).
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; 6pm Fri).
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 8pm; Mo 7.30, We 7pm).

Monday 7 November

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2009.
  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1pm; not Scot).
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) The North (newcomer Stuart Maconie and Adele Geras) play The South (Marcus Berkmann and newcomer Paul Sinha).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) They can't be bothered to tell us who's on.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Cosmopolitans v Tubers.
  • Rupaul's All Stars Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Scotland and NI 11.15, not Wales).

Tuesday 8 November

  • Counterpoint 2006 (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) First in a new series.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Wray Castle.
  • The Taste of Success (RTE1, 8.30).
  • The Choir (TV) (BBC2, 9pm).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.45; not Wales) Followed by Election Night in America, seven uninterrupted hours of Andrew Neil. Also: Tom Bradby with superior coverage on ITV, C-SPAN on BBC Parliament from 1am.

Wednesday 9 November

  • Prayer for the Day (Radio 4, 5.57am) Just in case we need it.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • It's a Yes From Me - The Simon Cowell Story (Radio 2, 10pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 10.40; not Border, UTV; STV 11.05).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI, Scot 11.45) Peter Reid, Tessa Sanderson, Richard Dunwoody, Allan Lamb.

Thursday 10 November

  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.50).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Cruciverbalists and Doosras.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Discount buying. You're Fired follows on BBC2 at 10pm.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) John Bishop, Joey Barton, Katherine Ryan.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 11 November

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5pm) With Sam and Mark, Dodge T Dog, Sam Battersea.
  • Y Cwis Pop (Radio Cymru, 6pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm 10.30) Islands of Scotland, Laurie Lee, Red Rum, David Fincher. Postponed to make way for a Newsnight special at 8.
  • Sion a Sian (S4C, 8.25) First in a new series.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Rich Hall.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Noble Rot, with Jeremy Clarkson, Sara Pascoe, Jason Manford.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 11.25; NI 11.55).

Sign language interpretation

  • Kerwhizz (Cbeebies, 2.30 Sat).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.30am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 12.50am Tue; Scot 1.20am, not Wales).
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 1.05am Wed; Scotland 1.35am).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8am and 8.30am Wed).
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