TV Guide 2017-11-04

A new run of Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, from Tue) has us asking one question: when are they bringing back the mince pie martini? Partners in Rhyme resumes its run (BBC1, Sat).

For fans of music, Cythrel Canu is back (S4C, Thu), and Sing ends (The Satellite Channel, Fri).

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


Saturday 4 November

  • Catchphrase Morning (Challenge, 7am) To 11am.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.50am) Five from Windsor.
  • Partners in Rhyme (BBC1, 5.10) Joining Len are Ore Oduba (Newsround), Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks), Tom Allen (comedian), Linda Robson (Birds of a Feather).

Saturday Catchup

Repeats from earlier in the week

  • The X Factor (ITV, 1.30; TV3, 4pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 4.30; Scotland 5.30 Sun).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 6pm; NI 6.30).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) A mixed bag.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.35) The annual celebration of High Forks Night.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 7.15) Another chance to see this spring's series.
  • Qui Sera le Prochain Grand Pâtissier? (TV5, 8pm).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.20).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales, NI).

Sunday 5 November - Bonfire Night

  • 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) Into the quarter-finals! Glenfrome v Stone.
  • Wild Things (Challenge, 10am) Billed as new to this channel.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 1.10; TV3, 2.30).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 2.50).
  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out (C4, 3.30).


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6.10) Dion Dublin (footballer), Lesley Garrett (opera), Hannah Mills (swimmer), Chris Ramsey (The Chris Ramsey Show).
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm) Repeated from 27 October.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7.05).
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.15) With a boring song from The Stereophonics.
  • University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30).
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 7.30).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity (Challenge, 9pm) New to this channel.
  • Blind Date (TV3, 9pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • My Kitchen Rules (C4, 1.10).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-We: Alison Steadman. Th-Fr: Margaret Mountford.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) And back to repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr).
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 6pm) Series highlights.
  • Strictly - It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Masterchef Antipodes (W, 7pm; not Fr) Last four days of this series.

Monday 6 November

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2010.
  • The Code (BBC2, 1pm; not Wales) One last repeat.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) Kate Williams, Frog Stone, Sally Phillips, Matthew Parris.
  • Whiz sa Chistin (TG4, 4.55) Cookery for children, in Irish.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.30) Regionals 5.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Mark Steel, Holly Walsh, Tony Hawks, Fred MacAulay.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Still in the repêchage.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10, Scot 11.45) Jo Brand, Miles Jupp.

Tuesday 7 November

Wednesday 8 November

  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Carly and Ciara.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) South Gare.
  • Celebrity Showmance (ITV2, 9pm) Last in the "present" series.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.05, NI 11.40) Jamie George (rugbyman), Gordon Reid (tennis), Perri Shakes-Drayton (athletics), Steve Harmison (cricketer).

Thursday 9 November

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Pigo Dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Takeshi's Castle (Jonathan Ross v/o) (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 8pm) Models off duty.
  • Cythrel Canu (S4C, 8.25) A new run of the very entertaining music show.
  • This Territory's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) Going twenty feet due up.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) With Louisa Johnson (X Factor), Ben Shephard (Tipping Point), Will Mellor (Hollyoaks), Vicky Pattison (celebrity).

Friday 10 November

  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30)
  • Y Cwis Pop (R Cymru, 6pm) Yn rownd y chwateri, obviously.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm; Wales 7pm) Elvis Presley, the Glorious Revolution, Asimov's Foundation novels, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30; not Wales) Meeples and Belgophiles.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) This week's Alexander Armstrong is Victoria Coren Mitchell, with Sara Pascoe and Henry Blofeld.
  • Sing (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) The Not Live Final.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.05) Over and Ova, with Jan Ravens, Grayson Perry, and Bill Bailey.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (STV, 2.40am Mon; rest of ITV, 3am Thu).
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