TV Guide 2017-08-12

Noel Edmonds is back, and it's Cheap Cheap Cheap (C4, weekdays). Celebrity Masterchef and A Question of Sport start new series (BBC1, Wed), and Masterchef Australia kicks off (W, weekdays). The BBC New Comedy Award is handed out (R4, Sun; red button tv, Thu).

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


Saturday 12 August

  • Coach Trip (E4, 9am) The week's five episodes repeated.
  • The Home Game (ITV, 9.25).
  • Gok's Lunchbox (ITV, 10.20).
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 11.20).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 12.25).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.50) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 4.10).


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.30) Cyril Despres, Cyril Féraud, Léa Fran├žois, Sébastien Loeb, Iris Mittenaere, Tom Villa.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Test Match Special special, repeated from 28 August last year.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.30).

Sunday 13 August

  • The Chase (UK Living2, 6am) Three episodes, new to this channel.
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.30am) Three episodes, to 11am.
  • Robot Wars (Sky2, 10am) Five episodes from series 5.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Rebound (ITV, 1pm).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 5.10) Sam Bailey and Jamelia.


  • BBC New Comedy Award Final (Radio 4, 6.15) The live final from Edinburgh, with Mark Watson. Continues after The Archers.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 6.30) Melanie Sykes (The Vault), Andrew Castle (Perseverance), Heather Small (The Voice), Graeme Le Saux (Countdown).
  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 7pm) Just make a decision, get on with it.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 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 Tu) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Barry McGuigan (Mo: Helen Fospero).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.30) Another chance to enjoy series 1.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Cheap Cheap Cheap (C4, 3pm) A cross between a game show and a sitcom.
  • 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 Aberdeen.
  • The Cube (Challenge, 6pm) New to this channel.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 7pm) Another new series of the popular cooking show.
  • Coach Trip Road to Zante (E4, 7.30) Week four of this trip.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm; Fr 8.30). Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.

Monday 14 August

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Tony Hawks, Phill Jupitus, Sheila Hancock, Jenny Eclair.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) St Edmund's Cambridge play Magdalen Oxford. C'way Teddies!
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.40) Hosted by Alexander Armstrong, with Jess Phillips and Nish Kumar.
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.15; NI 12.10am, not North East, North West, North) Mel Giedroyc asks questions of Adil Ray and others.

Tuesday 15 August

  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) With Craig Revel Hoewood, Alex Jones, Katherine Ryan, Dane Baptiste.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 11.40).

Wednesday 16 August

  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) With Tipping Point expert Jim Moir, television's Angellica Bell, snookerist Stephen Hendry, newscaster Julia Somerville, and tenniser Henri Leconte.
  • Spa Wars (ITVBe, 8pm).
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.20) With Tony Bellew (boxer), Andy Sullivan (golfer), Jess Varnish (cyclist), Ashton Sims (rugby leaguer).

Thursday 17 August

  • BBC New Comedy Award 2017 (Red Button, 7pm) Highlights from Sunday's radio show.

Friday 18 August

  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30).
  • Mr Entertainment: Bruce Forsyth (BBC1, 7pm) Following news of his death, a one-hour tribute programme aired.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Clint Eastwood, Tommy and Tuppence mysteries, Duran Duran, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Eco-Warriors play Escapologists.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jon Richardson and Cariad Lloyd play Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges. Elis James and John Robins look after the anecdote.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Noodles.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (STV, 3.15am Mon; rest of ITV, 3am Thu).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Tu-Th).
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