TV Guide 2017-03-11

Ever wanted to see quiz genuises perform a dance routine? Five go from The Chase to Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1, Sat). More serious light entertainment with the Can i Gymru festival of song (S4C, Sat).

Last in the series of The Jump (C4, Sun) and Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, Tue). First in the series of Wild Things (The Satellite Channel, Sun) and Britain's Next Top Model (Lifetime, Thu).

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


Saturday 11 March

  • Alphabetical (ITV, 9.25) Repeats from last summer.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 10.20) Hayley Tamaddon and Aggie McKenzie.
  • Fighting Talk (R5, 11am).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 11.05) Repeat from last Sunday.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1pm) Five from Durham.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) Seven episodes, to 10 pm.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 4.10; Scotland 1.45, not Wales), Only Connect (BBC2, 4.40; Scotland 2.15, not Wales) Repeats.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10) Chris Hawkins.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Music, from 10 September.
  • Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1, 6.45) Holby City, The Chasers, James and Ola, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Boys Allowed.
  • Antan Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Your Money (ITV and TV3, 7pm) Steps.
  • Schlag den Star Commentary (, 7.15) More popular than Five To Five.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8pm) Naming sandwiches for £50,000.
  • Glór Tíre (TG4, 8.15).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • Cân i Gymru (S4C, 8.25) The annual festival of Welsh-language song, live from Cardiff.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8.30) goes for the knockout.

Sunday 12 March

  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.25).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland 1.15).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 12.25) Crissy Rock.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 1.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 3.45).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.45).


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6.00) Movement.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6.15).
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV and TV3, 6.45).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 7.15) After youth choirs last week, it's male voice choirs tonight.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 7.45) Gavin Rossdale, whoever he is.
  • Wild Things (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash play some part.
  • The Jump Live Final (C4, 8.30) Displaced by pampered pooches.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 11pm; Scotland 12 midnight).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Tu).
  • Beat the Brain (BBC2, 1.30; not Tu, We).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Hugh Dennis (Mo: Pasha Kovalev).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • 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.
  • Masterchef Usa (W, 8pm; not Mo, Fr) Last in the series.

Monday 13 March

  • Quote, Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) "Classic" episodes from 2014.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) A one-off - Cheltenham racing occupies the rest of the week.
  • Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat eight.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; 3e 5pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Zoe Lyons, Graham Norton.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE2, 7pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase match nine.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.15) Tracey Ullman, Richard Coles, Clive Myrie. May be cancelled if the football goes to extra time or kicks from the penalty mark.
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.15; STV 11.35, not UTV, HTV Wales, Border).

Tuesday 14 March

  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 4.55) A one-take music video.
  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.50) The final continues.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 (Artsworld, 8pm) The grand final, followed by the winner's story.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 9pm; 3e, 9pm Thu) Sam Quek, Rob Beckett, Bamzooki host Jake Humphrey.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Catering for ballroom dancers.

Wednesday 15 March - The Ides of March

  • Top Class (CBBC, 5pm) Sidlesham from West Sussex play Delamere from Cheshire.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Simone from Liverpool.
  • Battlebots (Spike, 8pm) Robots activate.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Repeat.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.15; Wales 11.40, NI 12.10) Sam Quek from Play to the Whistle, Katherine Grainger, Adam Jones, Michael Jamieson.

Thursday 16 March

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 8pm) Five minutes to a teapot.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) X marks the sport.
  • Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 8.30) Mel Giedroyc, Bridget Christie, Eamonn Holmes, Judith Chalmers.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) Dublin and Wicklow.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Famous and Freaked: this week, with Geordie Shore folk Marnie Simpson, Chloe Ferry, and Nathan Henry.
  • Britain's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) Paul Sculfor is live from Clancey Abbey.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 10.30).

Friday 17 March - St Patrick's Day

Holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Nicola Adams, Frankie Boyle, Diane Morgan.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30; NI, Wales 10pm) Psmiths v Verbivores.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales, NI) Medieval and Macabre.
  • 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, 3am Sun).
  • The Chase (STV, 2.40am Mon)
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3am Mon; not STV).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.20am 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).
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