TV Guide 2017-11-25

Highlight of the week is the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (Sun; Fun Kids, TG4). Sixteen talented youngsters compete for points, and you can vote. Yes, you.

Lots of other shows continue, but nothing else starts or reaches a final.

With the December shutdown looming, we can produce listings a little earlier than normal. With a fair wind, next week's should be up on the website on Tuesday. Email subscribers will still get the schedule on Thursday, every Thursday.

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


Saturday 25 November

  • Catchphrase Morning (Challenge, 7am) To 11am.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12 noon; TV3, 4pm).
  • Don't Say It, Bring It (Dave, 12 noon) Six episodes, seen recently.
  • The Chase (BBC1, 4.55).
  • Partners in Rhyme (BBC1, 5.15) Jaymi Hensley (Union J), Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz), Kriss Akabusi (laughing man), Tash Demetriou (comedian).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Television winners, with Jane Devonshire, Simon Wood, Yasmina Siadatan, Lee McQueen, Sam Bailey, Michelle McManus, Jermaine Jackson, George Sampson.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.35) Another chance to see this spring's series.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.50) Who got lost when changing crew at Traines?
  • Codebreaker (Discovery Science, 7pm) Science and mathematics puzzles.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7.30).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.30).
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV, 9.10). Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and 3e.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.20; NI 10.50, not Wales).

Sunday 26 November

  • Takeshi's Castle Morning (Challenge, 7am) To 11am.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30) Hollymount v Glenfrome.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.30).
  • Wild Things (Challenge, 12 noon) Billed as new to this channel.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.45; TV3, 3pm).
  • The Chase Afternoon (Challenge, 1pm) To 6pm.
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest (Fun Kids, 2.45; TG4, 6.30) They'll be dancing in Tbilisi as the world's biggest talent show touches down. Live on the radio where we're not competing; deferred coverage in Ireland where they do have an entry. Trust us, it's more fun than Pirates of the Caribbean on Channel 5.


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6.30) Patrick Baladi (actor), Vicky Williamson (cyclist), John Craven (TV legend, according to the ITV billing), Kevin Eldon (comedian).
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Codebreaker (Discovery Science, 7pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.20) With a performance from Kelly Clarkson.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7.30) With a performance from Reg "Reg" Snipton And His Banjo Boys.
  • University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30).
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 7.30) Tomós O'Leary (rugbyman), Clinton Morrison (soccer), Oisín McConville (footballer), Nina Carberry (horse jockey).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 8pm) The final heat.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and 3e.
  • The Chase Celebrity (Challenge, 9pm) New to this channel.

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 Link (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10; not Fr) Mo-Th: Linda Papadopoulos, Fr: Richard Madeley.
  • Armchair Detectives (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Newcastle hosts new episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr).
  • Strictly - It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules Kiwi (UK Living, 6.55).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm; not Tu, Fr; Scot not Th).
  • Christmas University Challenge 2015 (BBC4, 7.30).

Monday 27 November - Cake Day

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2010.
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Northern Ireland play South of England.
  • Whiz sa Chistin (TG4, 4.55).
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.30) The semi-final, and here's Riley!
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) To Margate, where Tim Brooke-Taylor and Barry Cryer welcome Andy Hamilton and Tony Hawks. Jack Dee occupies the chair, to no measurable effect.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Round 2, episode 3/8.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Guests include Sheila Hancock and Stephen Mangan.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and 3e.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 9pm) Teams of sisters.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm) Hugh Dennis, Suzannah Lipscomb, Rebecca Front, Phil Wang.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45 11.15; NI, Wales 11.10 11.40) Stephen Mangan's back, with Jo Caulfield and Steph McGovern. Delayed for an interview with Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor.

Tuesday 28 November

  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 9pm) The final heats begin with filled pasta. Yum.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and 3e at 10.

Wednesday 29 November

  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Sweet, bread.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Ben and Harriet.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Semi-final: Hop Shop.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and 3e at 10.

Thursday 30 November

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • This Territory's Strongest Man (C5, 7pm) The first quarter-final from Belfast. Two episodes of Strongman Champions' League follow on Spike from 8pm.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Meet the herbs.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Jonathan Ross v/o) (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 8pm) Avant guarde.
  • Cythrel Canu (S4C, 8.25) Aeron Pugh, Wyn Davies, Daniel Lloyd, Lisa Angharad.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and 3e at 10.
  • This Territory's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) Featuring Kimberley Wyatt from Taking The Next Step.

Friday 1 December

  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30)
  • Y Cwis Pop (R Cymru, 6pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7pm) Champions' League, Alexandria Quartet, Hatshepsut, House of Cards. Postponed from 3 November, and moved earlier for men's football.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Kirsty Young hosts, with Richard Osman and Desiree Burch.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and 3e at 10.30.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.05) Odds and Ends, with Romesh Ranganathan, Matt Lucas, Liza Tarbuck.
  • Crash Karaoke (MTV, 10.30) A cross between Cash Cab and singing.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (STV, 2.50am Mon; rest of ITV, 3am Thu).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am Tue).
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