TV Guide 2018-10-13

The week's biggest new show is Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, Tue). Brendan O'Carroll hosts For Facts Sake (BBC1, Mon).

A new run of The Chase with Celebrities (ITV, Sun), and there's a new series of Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, weekdays). We have the final of Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, Wed).

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


Saturday 13 October

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 7pm.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3.30) Mark, Anne, and Paul from The Chase.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 4.15) Nigel Havers.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.50) Sport, with Chemmy Alcott, James Cracknell, Sally Gunnell, Greg Rutherford, Sam Quek, Greg Rusedski, Eni Aluko, and Neil Ruddock.
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.40).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 6.30) Seen elsewhere on Friday.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.35).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm) Panimals.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.10; TV3, 4pm) From Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Burn-Off (E4, 12.30) From Tuesday.
  • Chwilio am Seren Junior Eurovision (S4C, 3.25); Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 6.05).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 1.40) From last night.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 1.45; TV3, 1.05) From last night.
  • Burn-Off (C4, 3.10) From Tuesday.
  • The Big Audition (ITV, 3.30) From Friday.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 9.45; not Wales) From Friday.

Sunday 14 October

  • Landscape Artist of Last Year All Day (Artsworld, 9am) The whole contest, including the winner's commission, to 6pm. A new series on Tuesday.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am) Seaside and Queen's in the final quarter-final.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Round to Mine (ITV, 3pm) Dating and houses.
  • The Chase (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.35) Academia.


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 5.30) Shaun Williamson.
  • Ysgoloriaeth Urdd Gobaith Cymru Bryn Terfel (S4C, 6.45) Television coverage of a scholarship prize.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Simon Gregson, Victoria Ekanoya, Lucy Fallon, Andrew Whitman, all from Coronation Street.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.45) The Backstreet Boys perform a medley of their hit.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Judges' favourite places concludes.
  • Re-Freshers Week (MTV, 9pm) A second chance to go to university, with a £25,000 prize. Three episodes; the series continues on Monday.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Don't Say It Bring It (Dave, 7.10am) Two episodes. Deserves a bit better than this.
  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • For What It's Worth (BBC2, 1pm, not We) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-We: Clive Anderson. Th-Fr: Gloria Hunniford.
  • Hardball (BBC1, 2.15) Repeats.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Repeats.
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) New episodes.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 7pm) A surprise to see this series back.

Monday 15 October

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Counterpoint (R4, 3pm) Semi-final 2.
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.25) Max and Harvey music video.
  • For Facts Sake (BBC1, 9.30; Wales 10.40, NI 11.10) Brendan O'Carroll hosts a quiz about ordinary people and extraordinary facts. Danny O'Carroll and Paddy Houlihan captain the teams.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45 Wed) Pictures, with Hannah Gadsby, Noel Fielding, Joe Lycett.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Re-Freshers Week (MTV, 10pm) Comedy and cooking with Ed Gamble.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.40, NI 12.10am).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 16 October

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2017.
  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-off (C4, 8pm) This is Danish week, so we expect everyone to be baking in the dark.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Fountains, and an abbey.
  • Call Yourself a Fan? (BT Sport 1, 8.30) Manchester United play Liverpool.
  • Take the Tower (ITV4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Hunted (C4, 9.15) Dom Joly, Vicky Pattison, Louis Smith, AJ Pritchard, Chris Hughes, Kem Cetinay, Kay Burley, Johnny Mercer.
  • Football Genius (ITV4, 10pm) A non-league clash, as Dulwich Hamlet play Manchester City.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.15) Bit on the Side follows at 11.15.
  • The Circle Uncovered (C4, 10.25) Players reflect on their time in the popularity contest.

Wednesday 17 October

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5.05) The final.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 6.30) Repeated from last week.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Dawn and Ashley from Real Housewives of Cheshire.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25) More lie-spotting with Nia Roberts.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England 10.45, Wales 11.10, NI 11.40, Scotland 11.45) Fran Halsall, Emily Diamond, Toby Roland-Jones, Kallum Watkins.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Comedy Central, 11pm) Rap music.

Thursday 18 October

  • Puzzle Panel (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Chris Maslanka refuses to answer a straight question. From 1998.
  • Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, 9pm) London Hughes, Ricky Haywood Williams, The Receipts Girls, Jess Robinson, Lisa Maffia.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Ashley Cole, Ellie Simmonds, Rob Beckett.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Nadine Coyle, Tim Lovejoy, Simon Rimmer, Jimmy Carr.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm) Giant ostriches.

Friday 19 October

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2007.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; Wales on Sat) Alien films, Peter Gabriel, Prague, Henry VII.
  • Burn Out Even More Sic (C4, 8pm).
  • The Great Model Railway Challenge (C5, 8pm) Heat three: globetrotting.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Jo Brand hosts, with Grace Dent and Kiri Pritchard-McLean.
  • The Big Audition (ITV, 9pm) Pantomime dame, interviewer, and a craft presenter.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9.30) Rylan Clark-Neal, Sara Pascoe, Mary Portas, Paul Sinha.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 9.30).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Repeat.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.35.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15am Tue, 12.50am Fri).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes (STV, 2.55am Mon).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am We).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 3am Sat).
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