TV Guide 2017-08-26

This week's big game show event is Y Cwis Mawreddog (R Cymru, Mon), marking 40 years of Welsh-language broadcasting. Mel and Sue get the Channel 5 profile treatment (Sun). Oh, and there's some burning cakes show on Channel 4 (Tue).

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


Saturday 26 August

  • Coach Trip (E4, 7.25) The week's five episodes repeated.
  • Gok's Lunchbox (ITV, 10.20).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Supermarket Sweep (Challenge, 11am) Six episodes.
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 11.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 12.25).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 2.20), Only Connect (BBC2 2.50), University Challenge (BBC2, 5.20; Wales 6.20), The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 5.50; not Wales). Saturday is catchup day. The hole is to allow Final Score and not interrupt the rugby league on BBC1.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.55).


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.30) Karima Charni, Samuel Étienne, Alex Goudie, Aurélie Konaté, Laëtitia Milot, Clio Pajczer.
  • Partners in Rhyme (BBC1, 6.45) This week's guest celebs are Nina Wadia (The Eastenders), Gareth Malone (Pitch Battle), Vikki Stone (comedian), Ore Oduba (Newsround).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.20) Health and Fitness, a third chance to miss this show from 2015. Tonight's edition of Catchphrase has been postponed, there's a rugby union world cup final to show.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8.05) Postponed from last week.

Sunday 27 August

  • The Chase (UK Living2, 6am) Three episodes, new to this channel.
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 6am) Five episodes from earlier this week.
  • Robot Wars (Sky2, 10am) Five episodes from series 5.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 1.25).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 4pm) Subject to delay if the motor racing goes to extra laps or pit stops from the penalty mark.


  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Astronauts Do You Have What It Takes? (BBC2, 9pm) Candidates for the new series of Peake's In Space.
  • Funny Women The Mel and Sue Story (C5, 9pm) Latest subjects of the clip-biog series are the Bake Off hosts.

Monday 28 August - Bow Tie Day

  • Bank holiday in England, Wales, NI.
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent Day (Tru TV, 6am) Nine episodes from the current series; to 11pm.
  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Y Cwis Mawreddog (R Cymru, 1pm) A quiz to mark Radio Cymru's 40th anniversary.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.10).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Martin Lewis.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Cheap Cheap Cheap (C4, 3pm).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Starting a week in Manchester.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Streetmate (C4, 5.30).


  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • The Cube (Challenge, 6pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Paul Sinha, Janey Godley, Mark Watson.
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45).
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 7pm).
  • Coach Trip Road to Zante (E4, 7.30) The final week begins.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Oxford Brookes against the Courtauld Institute of Art.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30).

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).
  • Perfection (BBC2, 1pm; from We) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mark Pougatch (Mo: Martin Lewis).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.30) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) 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).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Streetmate (C4, 5.30).
  • 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).
  • Coach Trip Road to Zante (E4, 7.30).

Tuesday 29 August

  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out (C4, 8pm) Paul Hollywood presents a ten-week course in how to make food inedible and unappetizing. Episode 1 - Diced Greenback Cake.
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • Dragons' Den (RTE2, 8.25) Chanelle McCoy joins Gavin Duffy, Barry O'Sullivan, Alison Crowzer, Eleanor McEvoy.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) With Jermaine Jenas, Denise Van Outen, Michelle Wolf, Sam Simmons.

Wednesday 30 August

  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Ulrika Jonsson (Gladiators host), Lesley Garrett (opera singer), Nick Moran (acts), Barney Harwood (Blue Peter host, at least for now), Aasmah Mir (broadcaster).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Jerome from London.
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • The Fix (R4, 8pm) Stop re-offending.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10) With Stuart Pearce (men's football), Joanna Rowsell Shand (cycling), Max Chilton (motor racing), Ross Taylor (men's cricket).

Thursday 31 August

  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 8pm) Hilliards from Essex and Pigotts from Oxfordshire.
  • Lego Masters (C4, 8pm) Funfair.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Burn-Out Another Flame (C4, 10pm) Stiletto asks, "Eeeh, where Baroni?". Nero just does that snickering thing and scampers off. Still funnier than Jo Brand.

Friday 1 September

  • Stop the Press (R Scotland, 1.30) New series of the other topical panel game.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales 7pm, England and Scotland 8pm, not NI) Men's football world cup, Alexander the Great, Rupert Everett films, Battle of Agincourt.
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) Eager young air cadets.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30, Wales 9.30, NI 9.45) Meeples and Tequila Slammers. But enough about Victoria's rider, who plays?
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jon Richardson and Jason Manford play Alan Carr and Katherine Ryan. Ivan Brackenbury has the anecdote.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Numbers.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (STV, 2.45am Mon; rest of ITV, 3am Thu).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 8am Mon)
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 1.45am Tu, 12.15am Fr).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Tu-Th).
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