TV Guide 2017-02-18

A quiet week for new shows. Celebrities go for Take Me Out (ITV, Sun), Just a Minute returns (Radio 4, Mon), and Masterchef Us returns to W (from Tue). And the final of Ninja Warrior (ITV, Sat).

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


Saturday 18 February

  • Alphabetical (ITV, 9.25) Repeats from last summer.
  • Guess This House (ITV, 10.30).
  • Fighting Talk (R5, 11am). But Swashbuckle is back in repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1pm) Five from Kent.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.05).
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.05).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) Seven episodes, to 10 pm.
  • Dance Dance Dance (ITV, 3.10) Another chance to miss last week's final.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.30).
  • Mastermind (3.45; Wales 5.30), University Challenge (4.15; Wales 4.30, not Scotland), Only Connect (4.45; Wales 5pm). And you thought the quarter-final structure was confusing.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) Mixed bag, from 28 May.
  • Let It Shine (BBC1, 6.55) Live shows continue, with results at 8.45. This week's performances include a dance break.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV and 3e, 7pm) The final.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Last in the present series of spinning chairs: the boring bits begin next time.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • Glór Tíre (TG4, 8.55).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.20; 3e 12.15am) with David Haye, Samia Ghadie, Dave Berry. Last in the "present" series.

Sunday 19 February

  • Coach Trip (E4, 9.35) The week's five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 11am).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.25).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 2.25) Kelvin Fletcher and Austin Healey.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 3.10) Repeat from last night.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 4.15).


  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.30).
  • The Big Spell (The Satellite Channel, 5.30) The semi-final.
  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6.30) Seaside, at Hastings.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Take Me Out Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) With Essex boy James Argent, tomorrow's star Melvin Odoom, and gymnast Nile Wilson.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Jump (C4, 7.30) Contender, ready! Skeleton, ready! Cannon, ready!
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm; Wales 10pm or whenever the snooker finishes) A self-igniting wood-burning stove.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Beat the Brain (BBC2, 1.25; not Tu. Scot not We. Wales also 1.55 except Fr).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Richard Arnold (Mo: Rick Astley).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • The Farmers' Country Showdown (BBC1, 3.45) Farming families try to out-do each other.
  • Remotely Funny (CBBC, 3.55) A webcam stunt challenge for children.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; 3e 5pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; be3 6pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) One-hour shows.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Coach Trip Road to Marbs (E4, 7.30) Week six. Are we there yet?
  • Masterchef Usa (W, 8pm; not Mo).

Monday 20 February

  • Quote, Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) "Classic" episodes from 2014.
  • Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat five.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Zoe Lyons and Graham Norton.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE2, 7pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase match six.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40; not UTV).
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.20) Alexander Armstrong, Sara Pascoe, Alex Salmond.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.05).

Tuesday 21 February

  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 4.55) Calum Scott.
  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.50).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 (Artsworld, 8pm) Dave Myers.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Seven seas seafood.
  • Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach (Alba, 9pm) The international trials finish.
  • Take Me Out Celebrity Special (ITV, 10.40; not UTV).

Wednesday 22 February

  • Top Class (CBBC, 5pm) It's a Parochial Church of England Primary School derby, with Hampstead from London versus Tilston from Cheshire.
  • Celebrity Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Jasmin Walia.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Repeat.
  • Four Rooms With Sarah Beeney (C4, 10pm) A giant doll's house.
  • The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central, 10pm) Adam Hess and Sara Pascoe.

Thursday 23 February

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 8pm) Flowers.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) Major key.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Famous and Freaked: this week, it's gormless government people Joshie Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, and disgraced former minister Jaymi Hensley.
  • Celebrity Masterchef Ireland (TV3, 9pm) A new slot as we hit the quarter-final. Samantha Mumba, Niamh Kavanagh, Oisin McConville, Colm O'Gorman, Simon Delaney.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 10pm) New series.

Friday 24 February

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5.30) Samir Chowdhury, Amir Shah, Charlie Baker, Rory Crawford.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Susan Calman. Last in the series.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm; not Scotland, Wales) The Sweeney, Mary Seacole, James Cook, Tranmere Rovers, Bill Bryson.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Richard Ayoade, Alun Cochrane, and Gabby Logan.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30; Scotland, Wales 9pm) Surrealists v Korfballers.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Scotland, Wales 11.05) N-highlights (2).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 11.05).
  • Caraoke Showdown (Spike, 11.30).

Sign language interpretation

  • Freeze Out (STV, 2.50am Sun; rest of ITV 3am Sat).
  • The Chase (STV, 2.15am Mon)
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3am Mon; not STV).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.05am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8am Mon).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8am Tue).
  • Tipping Point (STV, 2.35am Thu).
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