TV Guide 2018-08-18

To Edinburgh, for Eurovision Young Musicians week. Semi-finals are on Radio 3 (Sat and Sun), the final is live on BBC2 Scotland on Thursday, and taped on Radio 3 on Friday. The rest of us will have to rely on, we don't see the show on network television before the end of the month. In a late change, they're showing the final live on BBC Red Button.

Everyone gets to see !mpossible Celebrities (BBC1, Sat), eighteen famous faces play the game for charity. Call Yourself a Fan (BT Sport 2, Tue) is a quiz for football supporters. It's the last Wedding Day Winners (BBC1, Sat).

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


Saturday 18 August

  • Paradise Run (Nickelodeon, 11am) Stars of the WWE.
  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 7pm.
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.55) Manchester.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.55) Five episodes.
  • Ben 10 Challenge (CITV, 1pm) Shown on Cartoon Network last year.
  • Eurovision Young Musicians (R3, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm) The first three semi-finals – the format is three performances in an hour, then an hour off.
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.10).
  • Fferm Ffactor Brwydr y Ffermwyr (S4C, 5pm), Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 6pm) Classic games.
  • Wedding Day Winners (BBC1, 5.15) Sam and Matt play against Eva and Nathan, with guests including Lemar and Rustie Lee. Last in the series.


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.40) Brahim Asloum, Agustin Galiana, Rebecca Hampton, Jeremstar, √Čnora Malagr√©, Mokhtar.
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • !mpossible Celebrities (BBC1, 7pm) Rick Edwards invites familiar faces to answer questions.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 7pm) Ken Bruce and Charlie, Faye Tozer and Benjamin, Jodie Kidd and Indio.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.50) Music.
  • Blind Date (C5, 8pm) Last in the series.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm; Wales 11.30 Wed) Nosey Noisy.
  • Win Your Wish List (C5, 9pm) Bradley family from Cardiff.
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 10pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12.30) Two episodes.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11.30am) Three episodes.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 1pm) From last night.

Sunday 19 August

  • Four Weddings Morning (UK Living 2, 6am) Five episodes, to 11am.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am).
  • Cannonball! (ITV, 9.50) Another chance to miss last autumn's watery mess.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 10.50).
  • Paradise Run (Nickelodeon, 11am) A superstar showdown.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15; not Scotland).
  • Eurovision Young Musicians (R3, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm) The last three semi-finals.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 4pm) Alison Hammond but Katie Price.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.20; Scotland 4.50) Radio, the third time they've scheduled this repeat.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Colourful wetsuits.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • Face Value (BET, 11.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Village of the Year (C4, 5am-ish).
  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Paradise Run (Nickelodeon, 11am and 4pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05) Classic episodes; Fri Couples Come Dine with Me.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10; not Fr) Raj Bisram. New episodes.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm; Mo, Tu only) 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 Gloucestershire.
  • !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) The South East this week.
  • Love Island Australia (ITVBe, 11pm) Sophie Monk hosts the series, shown some days after first transmission.

Monday 20 August

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 3pm).
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Actors from Doctors.
  • Just a Minute (R4, 6.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Clare Cambridge play Hertford Oxford.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.35) Repeated from Friday.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.

Tuesday 21 August

  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Presenters: Anna Williamson, Gavin Ramjaun, Martel Maxwell, Rav Wilding, Paul Rose.
  • Meet the Parents (Radio 4 Extra, 6.30) With reigning Pop Idol Michelle McManus. First heard on Radio Scotland in 2013.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Call Yourself a Fan (BT Sport 2, 10.15) Arsenal play Tottenham in a football quiz. Lynsey Hipgrave and Max Rushden host this 12-minute filler.

Wednesday 22 August

  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1998.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Comedians: Ken Cheng, Hal Cruttenden, Justin Moorhouse, Zoe Lyons, Ruth Bratt.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Lip Sync Battle UK (Comedy Central, 10pm) Aston Merrygold and Chris Ramsey.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10) Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Mark Selby, Ken Owens, Sally Gunnell.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Comedy Central, 11pm). Morning talk show.

Thursday 23 August

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Esther Rantzen.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Sports presenters: Mike Bushell, Hugh Woozencroft, Holly Hamilton, Sonali Shah, Jessica Creighton.
  • Eurovision Young Musicians Final (BBC2 Scotland, BBC Red Button, and various international broadcasters, 8pm) Such is the BBC's high regard for classical music that they can't be bothered to show the final live where not contractually obliged.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Keith Allen, Michelle Ackerley, Martin Bayfield, Josh Cuthbert, Carol Decker.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm) Great balls of fire; a The Challenge tie-in.

Friday 24 August

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Eurovision Young Musicians Final (Radio 3, 2pm) Recorded last night.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Antiques: Geoffrey Munn, Tessa Dunlop, Curtis Dowling, Simon Singh, Anita Anand.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) The Science Nerds.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges play Jon Richardson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Adam Kay is in the corner.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Going! Going! Bit on the Side follows at 10.35.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.35; Wales, 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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