TV Guide 2017-08-05

Running and throwing dominate BBC television this week, so new games are few and far between. Just a Minute returns for its latest run (Radio 4, Mon), the BBC New Comedy Award hits Edinburgh (Radio 4 Extra, Tue & Wed), and A Premier League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, Thu) promotes men's football. Apparently, men can play football too.

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


Saturday 5 August

  • Gok's Lunchbox (ITV, 10.20).
  • Coach Trip (E4, 10.30) The week's five episodes repeated.
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 11.15).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 12.25).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.50) Five episodes.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 3.20) University Challenge (BBC2, 3.50; not Scot) Only Connect (BBC2 Scotland 3.50, elsewhere 4.20).
  • The Chase (ITV, 4pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.25) History, repeated from autumn 2015.


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.30) Ève Angeli, Elliot Chemlekh, Vincent Dedienne, Bruno Guillon, Theirry Olive, Gyselle Soares.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 10.20).

Sunday 6 August

  • The Chase (UK Living2, 6am) Three episodes, new to this channel.
  • 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).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.25) Busness, repeated from autumn 2015.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 6.30) Confidence is a preference for a team led by Phil Daniels, backed up by Jeanette Manrara (Strictly), Isabel Hodgins (Emmerdale), and getting rudely awakened by Roy Hudd.
  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 7pm) Clip show.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm) The final.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).

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; not Mo, Tu 1.15, Fr 1.30) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Helen Fospero (Mo: Kate Humble).
  • The Code (BBC1, 2.30) Repeats from series 1.
  • The Question Jury (C4, 3pm) New.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) New, from Cardiff.
  • The Cube (Challenge, 6pm) New to this channel.
  • Coach Trip Road to Zante (E4, 7.30) Week three of this trip.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm; Fr 8.30). Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.

Monday 7 August

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Andy Hamilton, Sue Perkins.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.40) Hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell, with Andy Hamilton and Tim Loughton.
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.45; NI 12.10; not North East, North West, North) Charlie Brooker asks difficult questions of Rich Hall and Maureen Lipman.

Tuesday 8 August

  • Letterbox (BBC2, 6pm) Last in the present series. Some listings magazines have Eggheads here. Reviewed in the next Week.
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) With Craig Revel Hoewood, Alex Jones, Katherine Ryan, Dane Baptiste.
  • BBC Radio New Comedy Award (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30) Semi-finals from Edinburgh.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 11.40; not UTV).

Wednesday 9 August

  • Spa Wars (ITVBe, 8pm).
  • BBC Radio New Comedy Award (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30) Semi-finals from Edinburgh.

Thursday 10 August

  • A Premier League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Thierry Henry, Jeff Stelling, and Kelly Cates mark the forthcoming season of non-league football.

Friday 11 August

  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Snake Charmers against Extras.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (STV, 3.10am Mon; ITV3, 3.45am Mon two episodes; ITV, 3am Thu).
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 2pm weekdays).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Tu-Th).
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