TV Guide 2018-08-11

It's the live final of the BBC New Comedy Award (R4, Sun), followed by a new run of Dragons' Den (BBC2, Sun).

Celebrity Eggheads are here to tax the brain, and Great Local Menu to rumble the stomach (both BBC2 weekdays). Lip Sync Battle UK moves to Comedy Central (Wed). Celebrity Big Brother (C5, from Thu) promises a storm, but we know those don't last forever.

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


Saturday 11 August

  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.50) Manchester.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.50) Five episodes.
  • Ben 10 Challenge (CITV, 1pm) Shown on Cartoon Network last year.
  • Tenable (ITV, 2pm).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3pm) Jason Gardiner.
  • The Chase (ITV, 4pm).


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.40) Gil Alma, Loup-Denis Elion, Samuel Étienne, Caroline Ithurbide, Vincent McDoom, Guillaume Pley.
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 7pm) Abbey Clancy and Sophia, Tristan Gemmill and Wilfred, Sarah Beeny and Rafferty.
  • Blind Date (C5, 8pm).
  • Win Your Wish List (C5, 9pm) Harvey family from County Antrim.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales) North Norse.
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 10pm).

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 9am) Two episodes from Thursday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 11.50) From last night.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.

Sunday 12 August

  • Four Weddings Morning (UK Living 2, 6am) Five episodes, to 11am.
  • The Crystal Maze (E4, 9.25am) Black Ice. HINT to continuity announcer - do not talk over the closing theme, it's a key part of the programme.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 9.50).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 11.25).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 1.30) Ashley Roberts.
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.30).


  • BBC New Comedy Award The Final (Radio 4, 6.15) Mark Watson hosts live from Edinburgh. Continues after The Archers.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Singer for hire. CAUTION: may contain Dragons "singing".
  • True Love or True Lies (MTV, 9pm).
  • Face Value (BET, 11.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • My Kitchen Rules (C4, 5am-ish).
  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Paradise Run (Nickelodeon, 11am and 4pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05) Classic episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Grate Burn Off (C4, 12.50) Civilian tent-based singeing.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Julia Bradbury. New episodes.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) New episodes from Essex.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 5.15; also BBC2, 7.15am next day) New episodes.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) See daily listings for details.
  • My Kitchen Rules Down Under (UK Living, 6.45; Mo 6.30).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 7.30) Organ donation is this year's theme, and they mean body parts not pipes and bellows. This week's contest is from the North East.
  • True Love or True Lies (MTV, 9pm).
  • Love Island Australia (ITVBe, 11pm) Sophie Monk hosts the series, shown some days after first transmission.

Monday 13 August

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 3pm).
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Actors: Jeremy Edwards, Chizzy Akudolu, Susie Amy, Mark Little, Hayley Tamaddon.
  • Just a Minute (R4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Pam Ayres, Josie Lawrence, Julian Clary.
  • Game Changer: Fortnite on 4 (R4, 8pm) Kevin Fong talks about the video game sensation. He asks, what is it, and should parents be worried?
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) SOAS v Darwin Cambridge.

Tuesday 14 August

  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Sophie Faldo, David Domoney, Frances Tophill, James Tanner, Will Kirk.

Wednesday 15 August

  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1998.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Celebrity Mastermind winners.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Montell, the last new episode for a while.
  • Celebability (ITV2, 10pm; 3e, 11pm Thu) Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom, Deano Bailey, AJ Pritchard, Charlotte Dawson, CiCi Coleman.
  • Lip Sync Battle UK (Comedy Central, 10pm) Sally Phillips and Robert Webb.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10) Stephen Hendry, Rebecca Adlington, Elise Christie, Dion Dublin.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Comedy Central, 11pm). Sassy sidekicks.

Thursday 16 August

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Claire Rayner.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Authors: Clare Mackintosh, Nick Sharratt, Caleb Femi, George Costigan, Wendy Holden.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm) "Eye of the Storm" is this series' subtitle. Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm) Escape from a warehouse.

Friday 17 August

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) Vikings.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Richard Ayoade play Jon Richardson and Jessica Knappett. Alex Horne is in the corner.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.35; Wales, NI 11.05).

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Eternal Glory (ITV, 3am Sun; STV, 2.40am Wed).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes (ITV, 3am Sat; STV 2.10am Mon).
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