TV Guide 2017-07-01

July brings a slowdown in new game shows; the new run of Counterpoint (R4, Mon) looks like the biggest event of the week. Last year's Fort Boyard comes to TV5 (Sat), and there's a new series of Countdown (C4, weekdays).

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


Saturday 1 July — Canada Day

  • Either/Or (Radio Ulster, 10.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 12.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 4pm).


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.30) Happy new year! The 2016 series (yep, shown in francophone areas a year ago) begins with David Bàn, Camille Cerf Miss France 2015, Olivier Dion, Anne-Sophie Girard, Keen'v and Damien Sargue.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Family, repeated from 26 November last year.
  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 6.35).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 6.45).
  • Blind Date (C5, 7pm).
  • Pitch Battle (BBC1, 7.30).
  • The Voice of This Territory Kids (ITV, 7.30).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • Love Island (ITV2, 9pm; 3e, 10pm).

Sunday 2 July

  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45am) Five episodes, to 1pm.
  • Masterchef Us (W, 8am) Five episodes.
  • Robot Wars (Sky2, 9am) Five episodes from series 7.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.20) Screeny takes on the machine.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Babushka (ITV, 12.35).
  • The Voice of This Territory Kids (ITV, 1.35) From last night.


  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 7pm; not Scotland).
  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 7pm) Two-stepping in San Antonio.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm) Continuing the poetry competition.
  • The Crystal Maze (E4, 8pm) Last Friday's celebrity edition.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • Love Island (ITV2, 9pm; 3e, 10pm) Followed by Aftersun on ITV2 at 10.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.15) Last Thursday's edition.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10.30; not NI) Last Thursday's edition.

Weekday Daytimes

The annual Wimbledon Rainwear Exposition (Incorporating Umbrella '17) takes over BBC daytime and BBC2 evenings.

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Serving up the new series: Greg Rusedski.
  • Name Your Price (ITV, 3pm) David Dickinson hosts an antiques show.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Also in repeats.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Repeats from Essex-Suffolk.
  • Masterchef Us (W, 8pm).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 8.30).
  • Love Island (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm; Fr 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.

Monday 3 July

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Paul Gambaccini hosts the long-running music quiz.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) Guest panellists Andy Hamilton and Jo Brand, but guest host Jack Dee.
  • A League of Their Own Us Road Trip 2.0 (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Highlights.
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) Edith Bowman and Elis James. Followed by Go 8 Bit Dlc.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.15; Wales 11.40, NI 11.45) The extended version from 27 May.

Tuesday 4 July

  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm).

Wednesday 5 July

  • Spa Wars (ITVBe, 8pm) Three rival salon owners compete.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Callum and Ashley.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10).

Thursday 6 July

  • Master of Photography (Artsworld, 8pm) Home sweet home.
  • Cythrel Canu (S4C, 8.25) Stifyn Parri, Angharad Mair Jones, Iwan Griffiths, Ieuan Rhys.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Stephen Mangan and Sean Lock take on Richard Ayoade and Katherine Ryan. Bill Bailey guards the dictionaries. The episode with Victoria Coren Mitchell and Jessie Cave has been preponed to 29 June. (It's a corker, by all accounts.)
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.15) Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne (comedian), Hal Cruttenden, Ed Gamble, Sara Pascoe.
  • Celebability (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 7 July

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30). Cancelled for live sport.
  • Blind Date (C5, 8pm) Another chance to miss Saturday's show.
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 9pm) With Joel Dommett, Jermaine Jenas, Adil Ray, Tamara Wall, and captain Rylan Clark-Neal.

Sign language interpretation

  • Kerwhizz (Cbeebies, 2.45pm Sat).
  • 1000 Heartbeats (STV, 2.10am Mon; ITV, 3am Thu).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.30am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 2pm weekdays).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am Wed).
  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème (BBC2, 8am Thu).
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