TV Guide 2018-02-17

Talking without hesitation, repetition, deviation, dragons, or repetition on Just a Minute (R4, Mon). Fans of brawn will like Australian Ninja Warrior (Challenge, Sun); fans of braised meats might like The Restaurant (TV3, Wed), if you can get that Irish channel.

It's the final of Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, Tue), and of outdoorsy challenge Ar y Dibyn (S4C, Fri). And, after nine years of competition, we find the ultimate general knowledge winner on Brain of Britain Top Brain (R4, Mon)

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


Saturday 17 February

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.20) Captain's Vote.
  • Raven (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Clinton Morrison, Gail Emms, Richard Osman, Nish Kumar.
  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 12.30) Another chance to see Sunday's show.
  • Dinner Date Afternoon (ITVBe, 1 pm) To 9pm.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1.30).
  • Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 NI 5.45) As seen elsewhere last night.


  • And They're Off For Sport Relief (BBC1, 5.45) Martin Roberts, Tyger Drew-honey, Sam Quek, Sharron Davies, Zoe Lyons. Last in the series.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.25) A winter sports special, with Jayne Torvill, Clare Balding, Jenny Jones, Amy Williams, Graham Bell, Rhona Howie, Robin Cousins, Wilf O'Reilly, Eddie Edwards.
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 6.30; 3e 8.15) Last regular show in the series.
  • All Together Now (BBC1, 7.15).
  • This Territory's Got Talent TV3 (TV3, 7.30) Followed at 8.30 by Got Mór Talent.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 8pm; TV3, 9pm).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Overseas.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30) Paddy McGuinness, Catherine Tyldesley, Chris Kamara.
  • Survival of the Fittest (ITV2 and 3e, 10pm).
  • Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars (Comedy Central, 10.30).

Sunday 18 February

  • Coach Trip (E4, 8.25) The week's five episodes repeated.
  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30am) Operation Nasty Network.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.20) Shipshape shipwreck.
  • Raven (CBBC, 10.30).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 11.25) Another chance to see last night's show.
  • What Would Your Kid Do? (ITV, 2pm) Repeated from Tuesday.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 3pm) Repeated from Wednesday.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.30).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Jo Whiley.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3, 6pm).
  • Upside Down Ninja Warrior (Challenge, 6pm) As a convenience for viewers, this upside-down programme will be broadcast upside down.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm) Repeated from last Monday.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) Repeated from last Monday.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Control your phone from the comfort of your toothbrush.
  • Survival of the Fittest (ITV2 and 3e, 9.30).
  • Face Value (BET, 11pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 11am) Shifting channels and times while they have sport on 1.
  • The Chef's Line (UK Living, 1pm) Two episodes. Remember when this show went out at 6pm?
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Alistair McGowan (Mo), Alastair Stewart (Tu-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) Repeat.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Yankee Wheel of Fortune (CBS Drama, 5pm) The unexpected filler between Judge Judy and original Dynasty. Two episodes from 2014.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Down Under (Home, 7pm) New to Freeview.
  • Coach Trip Road To Tenerife (E4, 7.30) Week 7.
  • Master Chef Us (W, 8pm).
  • Survival of the Fittest (ITV2 and 3e, 9pm).

Monday 19 February

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2016.
  • Top Brain (R4, 3pm) Once each decade, a Top Brain of Brain of Brains of Brain of Britain is crowned. This is the day.
  • Whiz sa Chistin (TG4, 4.55).
  • Just a Minute (R4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Jenny Eclair, Tony Hawks.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase 3: Detectives v Escapologists.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase match 4.
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) Josh Widdicombe and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.
  • When Game Shows Go Horribly Wrong (C5, 10pm).
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; not NI) Victoria Coren-Mitchell, Adam Boulton, Richard Coles.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 20 February

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2006.
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 5.30) Partners in crime.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 6.05) Ysgol Cwm Rhymni call for help.
  • What Would Your Kid Do? (ITV, 8pm).
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 8pm). The final? Already?!
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 (Artsworld, 8pm) Kenneth Cranham.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.45), Take Me Out (ITV, 11.45) Repeated from Saturday.

Wednesday 21 February

  • Many a Slip (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1973.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 5.30) With Geri Horner from All Together Now.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25) But no Brightest Family, replaced by a two-hour commercial for Ed Sheeran.
  • The Restaurant (TV3, 9pm) Prize for these amateur cooks: go into business with Raymond Blanc.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales, NI) Repeat.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30) Repeated from Friday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.35, NI 11.40) Helen Glover, Rob Andrew, Gail Emms, Colin Jackson.

Thursday 22 February

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • Extreme Hair Wars (5Star, 8pm) Under the sea.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales) Repeat, with Richard Osman and Germaine Greer.
  • Celebability (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 23 February

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2005.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5.30) Jack Carroll, Naomi Wilkinson, Tez Ilyas, Bec Hill.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 6.05) Ben Shires turns nasty.
  • Pen Ben (R Cymru, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm; Wales 8.30 Sat) Pink Floyd, Albert Speer, X Men films, Henry III, Jack Parlabane novels.
  • Yankee Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30).
  • Ar y Dibyn (S4C, 9.15) The final, delayed for under-20 rugby.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) O-compilation 1.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun; STV, 3.15am)
  • Alphabetical (STV, 2.45am Tue; rest of ITV, 3am Sat).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 3am Wed).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3am Thu; STV, 3.05am Sat).
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