TV Guide 2017-11-11

We thought she'd gone, but Anne Robinson brings The Weakest Link back (BBC2, Fri), for Children in Need. New on Dave is Don't Say It, Bring It, some sort of physical item challenge (weekdays).

Returning: Round Britain Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (both R4, Mon), and Strongest Man (C5, Thu). It's the final of My Kitchen Rules (C4, weekdays), and there are minor celebs on My Kitchen Rules Us (UK Living, weekdays).

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


Saturday 11 November

  • Catchphrase Morning (Challenge, 7am) To 11am.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.45am) Five from Aberdeen.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.30; TV3, 4pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Scotland 2.45, elsewhere 3.15) The Simpsons, venomous snakes, Sherlock Holmes, Alfred the Great.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 4.40).
  • Partners in Rhyme (BBC1, 5pm) Sam Quek (hockey), Phil Tufnell (cricket), Rosemary Shrager (Big Family Cooking Showdown), Rickie Haywood Williams (Bang on the Money).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.55) CBBC greats: Dame Sarah Greene and Lord John Craven, Dick and Dom, Cerrie Burnell and Ben Faulks, Sue Devaney and Richard Holian.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.45) The annual celebration of catching the Thursday train to Blackpool (change at Preston).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 7.10) Another chance to see this spring's series.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.10).
  • Only Connect (BBC2 Wales, 8.30) As seen everywhere else last night.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.40; Wales 11.40, not NI).

Sunday 12 November

  • The Chase (UK Living2, 6am) Three episodes, new to this channel.
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 6.25) Four episodes from earlier this week.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30) Into the quarter-finals! Potten End v Lybster.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.25).
  • Wild Things (Challenge, 12 noon) Billed as new to this channel.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.35; TV3, 3pm).


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6.30) Martin Roberts (presenter), Tracy Edwards (sailor), Debbie McGee (dancer), Duncan James (blue).
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm) Repeated from Friday.
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.15) With a performance from Seal.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30).
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 7.30) Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll (rowers), John O'Shea (soccer), Cora Staunton (football).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8pm).
  • Howard's End (BBC1, 9pm) A new adaptation of the EM Forster novel which begat "Only Connect!".
  • The Chase Celebrity (Challenge, 9pm) New to this channel.
  • Blind Date (TV3, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10.45) Repeat.

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) Finals week.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-We: Margaret Mountford. Th-Fr: Gyles Brandreth.
  • !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).
  • Strictly - It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm; Wales not Tu, We).
  • Don't Say It, Bring It (Dave, 7pm) Jason Byrne goes on the road to find non-verbal answers to questions. Two half-hour episodes each night.
  • My Kitchen Rules North America (UK Living, 7pm) Celebrities compete; and by "celebrity" they mean "Lance Bass from *N'Sync".

Monday 13 November

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2010.
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) The most difficult quiz on the planet goes to Edinburgh, with an audience. Scotland (Val McDermid and Alan McCredie) play South England (Marcus Berkmann and Paul Sinha).
  • Whiz sa Chistin (TG4, 4.55) Cookery for children, in Irish.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.30) Nationals, day 1.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Barry Cryer welcome guest Jan Ravens. Jack Dee is still sulking.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Round 2, so losers are out.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 9pm) Parents and children.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.40).

Tuesday 14 November - Clean Your Fridge Day

  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm; Wales 7pm Wed) Cod cheeks.

Wednesday 15 November

  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Pasta and prawns.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Harry and Leah.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.05, Scot 11.10, NI 11.40) Greg Rutherford (jumps for distance), Jonathan Davies (rugbyman), Keri-Anne Payne (swimmer), Ellie Downie (gymnast).

Thursday 16 November

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Pigo Dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • Pointless 1000 (BBC1, 5.15) Another chance to see the celebration from January.
  • This Territory's Strongest Man (C5, 7pm) The first quarter-final from Belfast. Two episodes of Strongman Champions' League follow on Spike from 8pm.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8pm) Highlights of a recent series.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Fresh herbs and Tom Parker Bowles.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Jonathan Ross v/o) (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 8pm) Face-off.
  • Cythrel Canu (S4C, 8.25) Ifan Jones Evans, Rhys ap William, Fflur Wyn, Alwyn Humphreys.
  • This Territory's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) Child's play.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) End the series with Emeli Sandé, Fred Sirieix, Brian Conley.

Friday 17 November

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15) A Children in Need special, with Edith Bowman, A.Dot, Colin Murray, and Nihal. Elsewhere, Children's BBC is taking over Radio 2: Jeremy Vine will be replaced by Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, and Mastermind legend Hacker T Dog will upstage Steve Wright In The Afternoon. No word on whether Sam and Mark will be playing Popmaster.
  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30)
  • Y Cwis Pop (R Cymru, 6pm).
  • The Terry Wogan Memorial Appeal for Children in Need of Assistance (BBC1, 7.30) Star turns this year include Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc from Let It Shine, Blue Peter does Strictly Come Dancing, and much more.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm) The Vicar of Dibley, George Orwell's novels, Roman coins, Harold Wilson.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30; not Wales) Wanderers and Inquisitors.
  • The Weakest Link Celebrity Special (BBC2, 10pm) Anne Robinson is back! Featuring John Thomson (actor), Kem Cetinay (Love Island), Rosemary Shrager (Big Family Cookery Showdown), Chizzy Akudolu (actor), Giles Coren (500 Questions), Rylan Clark-Neal (Babushka), Maya Jama (Cannonball). With regret, Archie Bland (journalist) has not been invited to defend his crown. Raising funds for Children in Need.
  • Draw It! (C4, 5.20am Saturday) Mel Giedroyc hosts Rosemary Shrager and Tim Vine. Not in aid of Children in Need.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (STV, 2.40am Mon; rest of ITV, 3am Thu).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 8am Mon).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am Tue).
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