TV Guide 2017-07-29

New series this week: Cash Trapped (ITV, weekdays), and Celebrity Big Brother (C5, from Tue). We've a fresh edition of Who Dares Wins (BBC1, Sat), another chance to see The Code (BBC1, weekdays), and Challenge has bought rights to The Cube (weekdays).

A major sporting event begins on Friday, the biggest in London since (er) last week's cricket world cup final. We pay tribute in traditional style.

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


Saturday 29 July - Lasagne Day

  • Gok's Lunchbox (ITV, 10.20) Can they bring back that "ITV has gone off for an hour" thing?
  • Bruce's Price is Right (Challenge, 11am) Six episodes, triggering our "six episodes is a mini-marathon" marker.
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 11.15).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 12.55).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.55) Five episodes.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 2pm) University Challenge (BBC2, 2.30) Only Connect (BBC2, 3pm) Layer upon layer of pasta goodness.
  • The Chase (ITV, 4pm).


  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 5.30 and 6.25) The second semi and grand final.
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.30) EnjoyPhoenix (vlogger), Patrick Guérineau, Laurent Ournac (actors), Fauve Hautot, Yann-Alrick Morteuil (dancers), Caroline Ithurbide (journalist).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7pm) Sport, repeated from autumn 2015.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 7.50) There's a hole in my lasagne? Fill it with Brydon-sauce...
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8.20) ...and top with grated Knowles. This is a new episode.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.10).
  • QI XL (BBC2 10pm; not NI) Medieval and Macabre.

Sunday 30 July

  • Gladiators (UK Living2, 6am) Five episodes.
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45am) Five episodes, to 1pm.
  • Robot Wars (Sky2, 10am) Five episodes from series 5.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Rebound (ITV, 12.55).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.55).


  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 7pm) Meet the parents.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 1pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Kate Humble (Mo: Jenny Eclair).
  • The Code (BBC1, 2.30) Repeats from series 1.
  • The Question Jury (C4, 3pm) New.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 5pm) New. The Chase will return in September, or on Challenge at this hour.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm; not Th) One-hour repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) New episodes.
  • The Cube (Challenge, 6pm) New to this channel, though Challenge is careless about its new shows.
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 6.30; not Fr) New episodes.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (W, 7pm, Mo-Tu).
  • Coach Trip Road to Zante (E4, 7.30) Week two of this trip.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 8pm Mo, 8.30 Tu).

Monday 31 July

  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats. Horse racing at this hour for the rest of the week.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) From Birmingham, with Jeremy Hardy, Jan Ravens.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Southampton and Cardiff.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.15; NI 11.40) Hosted by celebrity husband David Mitchell, with Chris Bryant and Rose Matafeo.

Tuesday 1 August

  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm) Who are these people? First in a new series. Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) With Mel C, Jesicca Knappett (sic), Joe Wilkinson, Tom Allen.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 11.40; not UTV).

Wednesday 2 August

  • Spa Wars (ITVBe, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm) After last night, one question remains: who are these people? Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.

Thursday 3 August

  • Who Do You Think You Are (BBC1, 9pm) Emma Willis.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm) And if there's any news on these people, we'll let you know. Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) A repeat. Subject to cancellation if the Euro 17 match goes to extra time or kicks from the penalty mark.

Friday 4 August

  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30). "Attention all cars! Calling all stations! On BBC1 tonight, it's the parade of the nations!"
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) "By lore, each opening runs over time. And brings in the teams with couplets that rhyme." Lots of practice for the contender taking Flags of the World. The other specialist subjects: Four Gospels, Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy, colour films of Danny Kaye
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) "A friendly bunch, we know them you'll like. They'll rule the glyphs, the Kings of the Vike." Yes, the Vikings take on the Geocachers, and good luck finding a rhyme for them.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm) "We asked a wasp, we asked a beetle. None of them know: who are these people?" Er, quite. Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.45am Mon) Two episodes. (ITV, 3am Thu).
  • Me and My Dog (BBC2, 1.15am Tu).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Tu-Th).
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 2pm weekdays).
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