TV Guide 2018-09-15

Four new series this week. There's quiz and strategy on Chase the Case (BBC1, weekdays). Home comforts are prized on Four in a Bed (C4, weekdays).

S4C searches for a Junior Eurovision song in Chwilio am Seren (Tue). And new social media experiment The Circle starts its rotation (C4, nights from Tue)

Not a contest, but interesting nonetheless. Strictly the Best looks at recent dance history (BBC1, Sat). Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull, stars of University Challenge, get their own inventions travelogue, Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide (BBC2, Mon).

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


Saturday 15 September

  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 7pm.


  • !mpossible Celebrities (BBC1, 5.30).
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.20) Comedians. Rowland Rivron and Simon Day, Hal Cruttenden and Zoe Lyons, Jan Ravens and Stephen K Amos, Rich Hall and Sara Pascoe.
  • Strictly the Best (BBC1, 7.10) Reflections on the first 15 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.25).

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.25; TV3, 4pm) From Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2 Scotland 12 noon, elsewhere 12.30) Two episodes.
  • Burn-Off (E4, 3pm) From Tuesday. Followed by Extra Sic from Friday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The X Factor (ITV, 11.20am; TV3, 1pm) From last night.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11am) Three episodes.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Burn-Off (C4, 5.15) From Tuesday.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI).

Sunday 16 September

  • Four Weddings Morning (UK Living 2, 6am) Five episodes, to 11am.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 9.25).
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am) Stanley v South Morningside.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1 NI, 4.45, elsewhere 5.45) Family.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5.30).


  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 7pm) Fingers on tellies, though we won't get Schofe talking about the coccyx this week.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) The cat whistle.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).
  • The Imitation Game (ITV, 10.05) With Jan Ravens and Anil Desai.
  • Face Value (BET, 11.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Mo 12 noon).
  • For What It's Worth (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Tu, We 1.10 Scot 3.30) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-Tu: Charlie Stayt. We-Fr: Janet Street-Porter.
  • Chase the Case (BBC1, 2.15) Dan Walker has a strategy show, where players try to steal each other's cases of money.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) Catherine Southon and Paul Laidlaw in Sherwood Forest.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New series.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 5.15) James Braxton and Catherine Southon.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • My Kitchen Rules Down Under (UK Living, 6.45; Th 6pm, not Fr).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm; Th 6.30).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 7.30; Th not Scot; Fr 6.30 Wales) South West.
  • Love Island Down Under (ITVBe, 11pm-ish).

Monday 17 September

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 3pm).
  • Just a Minute (R4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Zoe Lyons, Tony Hawks.
  • Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide (BBC2, 8pm) Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull, stars of University Challenge a couple of years ago, are on tour for scientific and technological brilliance.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Bristol against Queen's Belfast.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.15) Peril, with Aisling Bea, Lee Mack, Jason Manford.
  • Have I Got a Bit More 2017 News for You (BBC1, 10.45) Highlights.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.

Tuesday 18 September

  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-off (C4, 8pm) This week, Paul needs dry humour, it's desert week.
  • Chwilio am Seren Junior Eurovision (S4C, 8pm) The first auditions to find S4C's singer.
  • The Circle (C4, 9.15) An online popularity contest, hosted by Maya Jama and Alice Levine.
  • Call Yourself a Fan? (BT Sport 3, 10pm) Spurs play Chelsea. Subject to delay if Red Star Belgrade run long.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.15) Bit on the Side follows at 11.15.

Wednesday 19 September

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5.05) Bog snorkelling.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 6.30) Repeated from last week.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.40) Hannah Cockroft, Ryan Mason, Anne Koethavong, Steve Parry.
  • The Imitation Game (ITV, 10.45; Border Scotland, HTV 11.10; STV 10.50 Fri) From Sunday.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Comedy Central, 11pm) Michelle Visage.

Thursday 20 September

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Semi-finals begin here.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Roisin Conaty, Rob Beckett, Patrice Evra.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Rak-Su, Cath Tyldesley, Koel Dommett, but Eamonn Holmes.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm) Internet sensations.

Friday 21 September

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Stop the Press (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Fred Macaulay is listed as a guest host.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, Scot).
  • Burn Out Even More Sic (C4, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • Y Ras (S4C, 9.30).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Ed Byrne (comedian), Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Nish Kumar, Rachel Parris.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.35.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.35).

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 12.15am Tue, 12.15am Fri).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am We).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes (ITV, 3am Sat; STV 2.10am Mon).
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