TV Guide 2017-10-14

The third (count 'em!) series this year of !mpossible (BBC1, weekdays). QI reaches the O-series (BBC2, Fri). Landscape Artist of the Year begins (Artsworld, Wed), and Breaking the News returns (R Scotland, Fri).

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


Saturday 14 October

  • Total Blackout (TruTV, 11am) Two episodes of the series in the dark.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.50am) Five from Newcastle.
  • Hole in the Wall (TruTV, 12 noon) Two episodes from the Yankee series.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 2pm).

Saturday Catchup

Repeats from earlier in the week

  • My Kitchen Rules Down Under (UK Living, 6.45).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12 noon; TV3, 4pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 4.30).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 5pm; Wales 5.30, not Scotland).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Family. Robert Lindsay and Sydney Stevenson, Merrill and Jay Osmond, Richard Blackwood and Sophie Mayers, Richard Herring and Catie Wilkins.
  • Cannonball! (ITV and TV3, 6.15).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.45).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 7.15) Christian O'Connell (quondam radio dj), Carrie Grant (vocal coach), Naomi Wilkinson (wildlife expert), Dave Johns (comedian, it says here).
  • Ysgoloriaeth Urdd Gobaith Cymru Bryn Terfel 2017 (S4C, 7.30) The live final of the Bryn Terfel scholarship.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 7.30).
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 8pm).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.15) Put the oodjmaflip into the wotsit (4/6).

Sunday 15 October

  • 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) Marton Lancashire v St Mary's Shropshire.
  • Rose d'Or Best Game Show Bigheads (ITV, 11.55).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 1pm; TV3, 2.30).
  • Search (RTE2, 1.50).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 4.10).
  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out (C4, 5.10).
  • The Chase (ITV, 1pm).


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6pm) Rita Simons (from The Eastenders), Mark Benton (from The Link), Oti Mabuse (from Strictly).
  • Painting the Nation (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm) The Saturday repeat is now on Sunday.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7pm) These chairs they've made: will they support the weight of Simon Cowell's ego?
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.15) With music from Gregory Porter.
  • University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Gluten-free cakes. Hang on a minute...
  • The Chase Celebrity (Challenge, 9pm).
  • Blind Date (TV3, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.05).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10.50; not NI).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Code (BBC2, 1pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-Tu: Michael Whitehall; We-Fr: Adrian Chiles.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15) Series 3, and could this be the next 5.15 star?
  • Alphabetical (ITV, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • My Kitchen Rules (C4, 4pm) This week in the Midlands and Wales.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) Repeats this month.
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 6pm).
  • Strictly - It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules Down Under (UK Living, 6.45).
  • Masterchef Antipodes (W, 7pm; Mo, 7.30).

Monday 16 October

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2010.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) Sally Phillips, Matthew Parris, Kate Williams, Frog Stone.
  • Whiz sa Chistin (TG4, 4.55) Cookery for children, in Irish.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.30) Regionals 2.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Lloyd Langford, Henning Wehn, Ellie Taylor, John Finnemore.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Corpus Christi Cambridge v St Anne's Oxford.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10, Scot 11.45) Richard Ayoade asks of Andy Hamilton.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 17 October - International Sloth Day

  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out (C4, 8pm) Paul Hollywood's course continues. 8 - Peanuts.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE2, 8.25) A gutter like no other.
  • Celebrity Hunted (C4, 9.15) Who's still on the loose?
  • When Game Shows Go Horribly Wrong (C5, 10pm) Clips.

Wednesday 18 October

  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Dion and Travis.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Another rotation for the picture frame.
  • Celebrity Showmance (ITV2, 9pm) Camping.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).

Thursday 19 October

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Pigo Dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 8pm; Scotland 9pm) Semi-final two.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Bromans (ITV2, 9pm) Sed Chronicali Shanarra in quinque lumen erit.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Bradley Wiggins (cyclist), Jimmy Carr (CAUTION), Sara Cox (Tipping Point supremo).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).
  • Burn-Out Another Sic (C4, 10pm) If you pay peanuts, what do you get?

Friday 20 October - International Sloth Day (observed)

  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30) "If it's news, we break it."
  • Y Cwis Pop (R Cymru, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scotland).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm) His Dark Materials, Tony Hancock, Eva Peron, Muhammad Ali.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8.30) Another repeat.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Into round two we go! Vikings v Parishoners.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) This week's Alexander Armstrong is Martin Clunes, with Jon Richardson and Kirsty Wark.
  • Sing (The Satellite Channel, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.05) Ologies, with Bill Bailey, Phill Jupitus, Claudia Winkleman, Alan Davies.
  • Paul Daniels My Life in Magic (C5, 10pm) A tribute to the late star.

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).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30am We).
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