TV Guide 2017-02-25

Some new shows this week. The Home Game (ITV, weekdays) is property renovations without the renovations. Game of Clones (E4, weekdays) is a dating show. Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, Thu) is a panel game to find the funny.

The finals of Let It Shine (BBC1, Sat), The Big Spell (The Satellite Channel, Sun), and - for some viewers - Mastermind (BBC2, Fri, not Wales or NI). A new series of Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, Sat). Play to the Whistle (ITV, Tue) also returns.

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


Saturday 25 February

  • Alphabetical (ITV, 9.30) Repeats from last summer.
  • Guess This House (ITV, 10.30).
  • Fighting Talk (R5, 11am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1pm) Five from Devon.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.50).
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.50).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) Seven episodes, to 10 pm.
  • Mastermind (4pm; Wales 7.30), University Challenge (4.30), Only Connect (5pm).
  • Legends of the Hidden Temple (Nickelodeon, 4pm) A television movie of a classic Nick game show. We can't quite imagine Bruno Brookes in Beat the Teacher: The Movie.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Radio, from 7 May.
  • Let It Shine (BBC1, 6.45) The live final, and Gary Barlow promises to be entertaining. Bwa-ha-ha-ha.
  • Antan Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Your Money (ITV and TV3, 7pm) Undercover with Jamie Oliver, and it's a prehistoric Ant v Dec. They've seen Gary Barlow's jokes.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8.30) Ten green battles, sitting on the wall...
  • Glór Tíre (TG4, 8.55).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.45; Scot 12.05, Wales 12.20).

Sunday 26 February

  • Coach Trip (E4, 10.30) The week's five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 10.55) David Van Day.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 12 noon).


  • The Big Spell (The Satellite Channel, 5.30) The grand final.
  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6.30) Animals, at Whipsnade Zoo.
  • The Jump (C4, 6.30) Contender, ready! Speed ski, ready! Ski cross, ready! Cannon, ready!
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8.30) And if one green battle should accidentally fall...
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Welsh super-food. Pitches to Riches is shown again at 7pm.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.30) Stephen Mangan, Suzanne Evans, Henning Wehn.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Beat the Brain (BBC2, 1.30; not Tu).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Len Goodman (Mo: Richard Arnold).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • The Home Game (ITV, 3pm; UTV not Fr) Linda Barker goes through house makeovers, transformations, and gets straight to "the exciting bit" - profit and loss.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Remotely Funny (CBBC, 3.55) A webcam stunt challenge for children.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; 3e 5pm; UTV not Fr).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; be3 6pm; UTV not Fr).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) One-hour shows.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; NI not Fri) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) New shows.
  • Game of Clones (E4, 7.30) A dating show.
  • Masterchef Usa (W, 8pm; not Mo).

Monday 27 February

  • Quote, Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) "Classic" episodes from 2014.
  • Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat six.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul, Gyles, Sheila, and Tom Allen.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE2, 7pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase match seven.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • The Cube (ITV, 11.15).

Tuesday 28 February

  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 4.55) Vlogging with Musical Bethan.
  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.50).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 (Artsworld, 8pm) Adrian Chiles.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 9pm) Another series of the sports discussion show. With Jonnie Peacock, John Terry, Rachel Riley.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Kid-friendly items.

Wednesday 1 March - St David's Day

  • Top Class (CBBC, 5pm) Blaenavon from Torfaen play Calside from Dumfries. Can i Gymru will air on 11 March.
  • Celebrity Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Nicola Hughes.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales) Repeat.
  • The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central, 10pm) The Fabulous Iain Stirling and The Jolly Decent Lolly Adefope.

Thursday 2 March

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 8pm) Goblets.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) Avant garde.
  • Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 8.30) "Demonstrate earthlings are good fun and therefore worthy of saving." A panel game to find the funny with Kathy Burke, Lorraine Kelly, Ainsley Harriot and Joe Lycett.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) Finding the … oh - you're ahead of us.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Famous and Freaked: this week, with vloggers Alfie Deyes, Joe Sugg and Marcus Butler.
  • Celebrity Masterchef Ireland (TV3, 9pm) The semi-final, with Niamh Kavanagh, Oisin McConville, Colm O'Gorman, Simon Delaney.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 9.30) Highlights of the 2015 series.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 10pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.15).

Friday 3 March

Northern Ireland's assembly election count takes over BBC1 from 2.15 until late evening, and UTV in the afternoon. It's important enough to shift Eastenders over to BBC2.

  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 1pm) Another chance to see the first show, on a day otherwise given to European athletics.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up (CBBC, 6pm) In which the reigning Pop Idle silver and bronze medallists work with Kevin Simm, reigning champion of BBC The Voice.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not NI).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 7.30; not Wales, NI) In the grand final: Alfred Hitchcock, Leningrad, Billy Wilder, Seinfeld, Inigo Jones, Short films of Laurel and Hardy.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30; not NI) Rob Delaney, Davina McCall, and Laurence Fox.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30; NI 10pm, not Wales) Psmiths v Cosmopolitans.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Scotland, Wales 11.05) Menagerie.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 11.05).
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 11.15; not UTV).

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 4pm Sat and Sun).
  • Freeze Out (STV, 2.50am Sun; rest of ITV 3am Sat).
  • The Chase (STV, 2.15am Mon)
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 2.55am Mon; not STV).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.05am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8am Mon).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 2.05 weekdays).
  • Tipping Point (STV, 2.35am Thu).
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