TV Guide 2017-03-25

The return of Masterchef (BBC1, Wed) is the big noise. We've also Ffasiwn Mecanic (S4C, Fri), finding a car repairer who knows about couture. The final of Let's Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1, Sat), and the Britain's Got Talent clip shows are back (ITV2, Sat).

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


Saturday 25 March

  • Alphabetical (ITV, 9.25).
  • Fighting Talk (R5, 11am) Live from the Tramway in Glasgow, with Felix White, Liz Kershaw, Pat Nevin, and The Amazing Iain Stirling.
  • Britain's Got Talent - Ant and Dec's Top 10 Moments (ITV2, 11.35) A compilation.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 2.10) Andrew Castle and Tina Hobley.
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) Seven episodes, to 10 pm.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 4pm), Only Connect (BBC2, 4.30) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 4.30).


  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 5.10).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) Comedians, from 29 October.
  • Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1, 6.55) The grand final.
  • Antan Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Your Money (ITV and TV3, 7.30) Take That say they'll perform, but they won't be the stars of the show.
  • Glór Tíre (TG4, 8.15).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8.30) The "thrilling" semi-final stage.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.30).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.30; Scotland 11.30) Mix and match.

Sunday 26 March - Mothering Sunday

Summer time begins: clocks go forward an hour at 1am.

  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 11.25) Rav Wilding and Blythe Duff.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 12.15).


  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30) The grand finale.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 7pm) But no 5 Gold Rings, taken off for men's football.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Bachelor (ITVBe, 7.10).
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 7.15) Mixed voice choirs.
  • Wild Things (The Satellite Channel, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Nina Hossain (Mo: Phil Hammond).
  • The Code (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3pm).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; 3e 5pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; be3 6pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Yet more repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).

Monday 27 March

  • Quote, Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) "Classic" episodes from 2014.
  • Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat ten.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Marcus Brigstocke, Al Murray.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 1.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.45; not NI, North, North West, North East) David Tennant, Phil Wang, Janet Street-Porter.

Tuesday 28 March

  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 4.55) Let's dance.
  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.50) The final concludes.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 9pm; 3e, 9pm Thu) Michail Antonio, Judy Murray, Joel Dommett.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Dancing in the grotto.

Wednesday 29 March

  • Top Class (CBBC, 5pm) Mossneuk play Tilston.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) The Masterchef market lets competitors go wild in the aisles.
  • How Quizzing Got Cool (BBC4, 8pm) A repeat from last November.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Roxanne from London.
  • Battlebots (Spike, 8pm) We're going to need a bigger bracket.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI)
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.15) Matt Fitzpatrick, Steve Finn, Mark Foster, Jazmin Sawyers.

Thursday 30 March

  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Three leave quickly.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) The "comeback".
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 8.30) Ross Noble, David O'Doherty, Raleigh Ritchie, Gloria Hunniford.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) West Cork and Wicklow.
  • Britain's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) Blind ambition.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 10pm) There is crying in fashion.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10.30) Pamela Anderson, Jimmy Carr, Will Mellor.

Friday 31 March

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30).
  • BBC Young Dancer 2017 (BBC4, 8pm) Ballet.
  • Ffasiwn Mecanic (S4C, 8.25) Finding a fashionable mechanic; the follow-up to "Ffasiwn Bildar" last year.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Semi-final 2.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) Amol Rajan sets a celebrity test.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Monster mash.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 11.05; not Scotland).
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 11.15; not UTV).

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 4pm Sat and Sun).
  • Chopping Block (STV, 3.30am Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.20am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8am Mon).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 3.05am Tue).
  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC2, 8am Tue).
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