TV Guide 2017-08-19

With the calendar moving towards autumn (only four more paydays to C****t**s, salariat), a number of new and returning shows this week.

New: Len Goodman's Partners in Rhyme (BBC1, Sat) features Len Goodman and some rhymes. Streetmate (C4, weekdays) is now hosted by Scarlett Moffatt. Monkman and Seagull's Polymathic Adventure (R4, Mon) features two of last year's University Challenge stars and some knowledge. Lego Masters (C4, Thu) and The Crystal Maze (C4, Fri).

Back: Fighting Talk (Radio 5, Sat) with Colin Murray. Dragons' Den (BBC2, Sun) with two new dragons. Celwydd Noeth (S4C, Thu), the fib-spotting show.

Finishing: Celebrity Big Brother (C5, Fri).

The death of Bruce Forsyth last week caused some changes: Challenge puts out Play Your Cards Right all weekend, and The One Show has a special episode (Mon). Channel 5 get good mileage from their life story (Sat and Sun), and another chance to see Miranda Hart's interview.

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


Saturday 19 August

  • Coach Trip (E4, 6.50) The week's five episodes repeated.
  • Play Your Cards Right Day (Challenge, 9am) Celebrate Bruce Forsyth's life all weekend. To 6pm.
  • Gok's Lunchbox (ITV, 10.20).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Colin Murray hosts the sports talk contest.
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 11.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 12.25).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.50) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15; Scot 2.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.55).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 3.20; not Scot), University Challenge (BBC2, 3.50; not Scot), Only Connect (BBC2 Scotland 4.05, elsewhere 4.20); The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 5.50) Catchup on shows you've missed.


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.30) Éric Abidal, Gil Alma, Leila Ben Khalifa, Clémentine Sarlat, Sophie Tapie, Tex.
  • Partners in Rhyme (BBC1, 6.45) Len Goodman invites contestants to solve some rhymes. This week's guest celebs are Anton du Beke (Hole in the Wall), Dotty (1xtra), Laila Morse (The Eastenders), Matt Richardson (Radio 1).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15).
  • The Bruce Forsyth Story (C5, 7.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.20) Formula One, repeated from 18 September last year.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8.05). Will return next week.
  • When Miranda Met Bruce (BBC1, 8.10).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.30).

Sunday 20 August

  • The Chase (UK Living2, 6am) Three episodes, new to this channel.
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 7am) Five episodes from earlier this week.
  • Play Your Cards Right Day (Challenge, 9am) Celebrate Bruce Forsyth's life all weekend. To 8pm.
  • Robot Wars (Sky2, 10am) Five episodes from series 5.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Rebound (ITV, 1pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.55).
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10) Bryony Page.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 6.30).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 7pm) Two months on, was this as bad as we all thought?
  • The Ant and Dec Story (C5, 7.30).
  • Dragons' Den Meet The New Dragons (BBC2, 7.50) Introducing Tej Lalvani and Jenny Campbell. The new series of Dragons' Den follows at 8pm.
  • Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes? (BBC2, 9pm) Appears to be a sort of SAS: Who Dares Wins... in space! (Not actually in space.)
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • The Bruce Forsyth Story (C5, 10pm).

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; not Fr) Martin Lewis (Mo: Barry McGuigan).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.30) Repeats.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm Mo, Tu only) Repeats.
  • Cheap Cheap Cheap (C4, 3pm) New.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) New, from Hastings.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Streetmate (C4, 5.30) Scarlett Moffatt goes for the youth audience, either live or on catchup.
  • The Cube (Challenge, 6pm) New to this channel.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 7pm) New.
  • Coach Trip Road to Zante (E4, 7.30) Week five of this trip.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm; Fr 8.30). Bit on the Side follows at 11.05 (We 5* at 10).

Monday 21 August

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Fred Macaulay, James Acaster, from Edinburgh.
  • The One Show (BBC1, 7pm) Viewers' tributes to Bruce Forsyth.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) York play Warwick. Boom for the Mighty Ducks!
  • Monkman and Seagull's Polymathic Adventure (R4, 8.30) Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull investigate if there's any useful purpose to knowing a lot.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.40) Hosted by Gary Lineker, with Jon Richardson and Nicky Morgan.
  • Have I Got A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.15; NI 12.10am, not North East, North West, North) 2016 highlights.

Tuesday 22 August

  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 8pm) We missed this last week. Zoe Ball and Nadiya Hussain front a show with many differences from previous BBC cookery shows.
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) With Gabby Logan, Ellie Simmonds, Alex Brooker, David O'Doherty.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 11.40).

Wednesday 23 August

  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Sean from Derbyshire.
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • The Fix (R4, 8pm) Might technically be a game show if you insist. Groups of young people try to solve a problem in public policy; older experts give their opinion and work out the one they'd be most comfortable with.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Becky Adlington (swimmer), Rachel Stevens (S Clubber), Tyger Drew-Honey (acts), Debbie McGee (performer), Dev Griffin (Radio 1).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10) With Heather Knight (cricket), Bianca Walkden (taekwondo), Danny Mills (football), John Regis (football).

Thursday 24 August

  • Who Do You Think You Are (BBC1, 8pm) Fearne Cotton.
  • Lego Masters (C4, 8pm) Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom hosts a contest to build with plastic bricks. Tonight: a bridge too far.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25) Horrible to see this again. (That's a bare-faced lie.)

Friday 25 August

  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) MASH, Lord Lambton, English League football stadia, U2.
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) Civilian episodes start here, with the Watson family.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Lapsed Physicists play Belgophiles.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Kathy Burke and Roisin Conaty against Johnny Vegas and Bob Mortimer. John Cooper Clarke is in the corner, so no change.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) The live final. Last in the series.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Naval navigation.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (STV, 3.05am Mon; ITV3 two eps 3.45am Mon; rest of ITV, 3am Thu).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Tu-Th).
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