TV Guide 2017-03-04

A new run of Let's Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1, Sat), now with added singing. Might have more singing on BBC The Voice (ITV, Sat), now in live shows. 5 Gold Rings needs pinpoint precision (ITV, Sun).

Fans of Bruce Forsyth, his Story is on C5 (Sun). Fans of mechanised combat, there's Robot Wars (BBC2, Sun) and Battlebots (Spike, Wed). And fans of rugby, there's Jonathan's Six Nations Quiz (BBC1 Wales, Thu).

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


Saturday 4 March

  • Alphabetical (ITV, 9.25) Repeats from last summer.
  • Guess This House (ITV, 10.20).
  • Fighting Talk (R5, 11am).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 11.25; not UTV) Repeat from last Sunday.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1pm) Five from Sheffield.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 2.15; Scotland 12.45, Wales 8.15), University Challenge (BBC2, 3.15; Scotland 1.45, not Wales), Only Connect (BBC2, 3.45; Scotland 2.15, not Wales) Repeats.
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) Seven episodes, to 10 pm.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10) Cheryl Fergison.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Comedies, from 27 August.
  • Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1, 6.45) First in a new series. Matt Edmondson, Russell Grant, Sara Pascoe, Rickie and Melvin, Helen Lederer and Harriet Thorpe.
  • Antan Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Your Money (ITV and TV3, 7pm) Another Saturday night, another Robbie Williams appearance.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8pm)
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.10).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8.30) Jennifer Hudson's team. Six perform, two win through the viewer vote, one put through by the coach.
  • Glór Tíre (TG4, 10.30).

Sunday 5 March

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland 1.15).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 12.25) Deena Payne.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 1.35; not UTV).
  • The Chase (ITV, 3.50).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.50).


  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6.15).
  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6.30) Portraits of Angela Rippon and Floella, Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham.
  • The Jump (C4, 6.30) Contender, ready! Giant slalom, ready! Cannon, ready!
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 6.40) Phillip Schofield asks people to be pinpoint precise.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 7pm) A new run.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 7.45) Tom Jones' team.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Bruce Forsyth Story (C5, 9pm) Hmm. Didn't the Week cover this in November?

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu, We).
  • Beat the Brain (BBC2, 1.30; not Tu, We).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Pasha Kovalev (Mo: Len Goodman).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • The Home Game (ITV, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • 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) New shows.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) New shows.
  • Game of Clones (E4, 7.30) George and his blondes.
  • Masterchef Usa (W, 8pm; not Mo, Fr) Last in the series.

Monday 6 March

  • Quote, Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) "Classic" episodes from 2014.
  • Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat seven.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul, Jenny Eclair, Marcus Brigstocke, Al Murray.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE2, 7pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase match eight.
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.15).

Tuesday 7 March

  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 4.55) The Vamps are distracting. (And haven't gone on Release the Hounds yet.)
  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.50) The final.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 (Artsworld, 8pm) Imelda Staunton.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 9pm; 3e, 9pm Thu) James Anderson, Jimmy Carr, Alan Shearer.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm).

Wednesday 8 March

  • Top Class (CBBC, 5pm) Glengarnock from Ayrshire play Wootten Wawan from Warwickshire.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Jordan from London.
  • Battlebots (Spike, 8pm) The gears awaken.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Repeat.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.15; Wales 11.45, NI 12.15) Scott Quinnell, Leon Osman, Annabel Croft, Nicolas Colsaerts.

Thursday 9 March

  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8pm) Repeat.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 8pm) Big bowls.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) Out for the count (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha).
  • Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 8.30) Kathy Burke, Ainsley Harriot, Joe Lycett and Lorraine Kelly.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) Dublin.
  • Jonathan's Six Nations Quiz (BBC1 Wales, 9pm) Another round of the archive clip show with a quiz attached.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Famous and Freaked: this week, with I'm a Celeb folk Stacey Solomon, Hugo Taylor and David Morgan.
  • Celebrity Masterchef Ireland (TV3, 9pm) The final.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 10pm).

Friday 10 March

  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up (CBBC, 6pm) In which the reigning Pop Idle silver and bronze medallists work with Ben Haenow, sometime winner of The X Factor. And with Eurovision Song Contest experts Jedward.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Beekeepers v Korfballers.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Misconceptions.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 11.05).
  • 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, 2.40am Sun; rest of ITV 3am Sat).
  • The Chase (STV, 2.40am Mon)
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3am Mon; not STV).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.40am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8am Mon).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 2.05 weekdays).
  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC2, 8am Tue).
  • Tipping Point (STV, 2.35am Thu).
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