TV Guide 2017-09-02

The new season begins here! The Family Chase, Cannonball, and The X Factor brighten up ITV's Saturday night, and Tipping Point Lucky Stars appears on Sunday.

For younger viewers: Top Class with Susan Osman (CBBC, Sun), Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, Thu).

For weekdays, Richard Osman's House of Games (BBC2) and Dress to Impress (ITV2) go head-to-head at 6pm.

The week ends with Mock the Week (BBC2, Fri) and The News Quiz (R4, Fri).

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


Saturday 2 September

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Supermarket Sweep (Challenge, 11am) Six episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 12.30).
  • Marrying Mum and Dad (CBBC, 2.25) Yes, let's have a wedding themed as a game show.

Saturday Catchup

Repeats from earlier in the week

  • Coach Trip (E4, 8.15).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 3.20).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 3.45; not Scotland, NI).
  • Only Connect (BBC2 Scotland 3.45, England and Wales 4.15, NI 6.15).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2 NI 3.45, elsewhere 5.45).


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10) Tom Heap.
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.30) Roselyne Bachelot, Priscilla Betti, Françoise Laborde, Christophe Licata, Thierry Samitier, Julie Taton.
  • The Family Chase (ITV, 6pm) The Bennett family from Hampshire.
  • Partners in Rhyme (BBC1, 6.25) This week with Michelle Ackerley, Russell Kane, Russell Grant, Roxanne Pallett.
  • Cannonball (ITV, 7pm) Fall in the water with Freddie Flintoff.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.20) Comedy, repeated from 10 December.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Audition 1.
  • The Archive Hour (Radio 4, 8pm) Another chance to hear Bruce Forsyth and Paul Jackson at the Palladium.

Sunday 3 September

  • The Chase (UK Living2, 6am) Three episodes, new to this channel.
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 7am) Five episodes from earlier this week.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30) Willowbrook and Lybster.
  • Robot Wars (Sky2, 10am) Five episodes from series 5.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 3pm).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 3.15).
  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out (C4, 4.10).


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6pm) Melanie C, Louis Walsh, Anton du Beke.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Audition 2.
  • Astronauts Do You Have What It Takes? (BBC2, 9pm).
  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 11.25) Another chance to see the precision placement programme.

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).
  • For What It's Worth (BBC2, 1.10 We, 1pm Th, Fr) Repeats.
  • French Collection (C4, 1.05) This is showing as a new series.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Gloria Hunniford (Mo-Tu: Mark Pougatch).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Cheap Cheap Cheap (C4, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Back.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) A week in Middlesbrough.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Streetmate (C4, 5.30).
  • Richard Osman's House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) With Nish Kumar, Clara Amfo, Anneka Rice, Al Murray. Daily challenges add up to a weekly prize across quinque dies.
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 6pm) Dating with a new outfit. Matt Edmondson hosts.
  • The Cube (Challenge, 6pm) New to this channel.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.30) New episodes.
  • 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) The journey continues.

Monday 4 September

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Sue Perkins, Gyles Brandreth, Andy Hamilton, Paul Merton.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Trinity Oxford play UCL.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30).

Tuesday 5 September

  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out (C4, 8pm) Paul Hollywood's course continues. 2 - Dough Sandwiches.
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).

Wednesday 6 September

  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Brian Bovell (actor), Jaymi Hensley (from Union J), Patti Boylaye (stage legend), Abdullah Afzal (comedian), and Kate Bottley (vicar).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Daisy from London.
  • NBC Territory's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Next.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10) Jazz Carlin (swimmer), Liam Phillips (BMX pilot), Martyn Williams (rugbyman), Kevin Campbell (footballer).

Thursday 7 September

  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05) A series of snot-tastic games, it says here.
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 8pm) Gangotras from Birmingham and Massaccessi from Wiltshire.
  • Lego Masters (C4, 8pm) Into the great outdoors!
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Rob Brydon, Emma Bunton, and Carol Vorderman share what they know.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Burn-Out Another Flame (C4, 10pm) Homer has been booked for the wrong show, he wants to talk about annoyed grunts.

Friday 8 September

  • Stop the Press (R Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) A new series.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales 7pm, elsewhere 8pm) Australian Test cricket, James Ellroy's LA quartet, Kirsty Maccoll, King Henry VI.
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) Martial arts.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30, Wales 9.30) Cricketers and Inquisitors.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) The summer series resumes, with Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne (comedian), Ed Gamble, Milton Jones, Nish Kumar.

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, 12.15am Tu, Fr).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Tu-Th).
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