TV Guide 2018-10-27

Great news for daytime quiz fans, !mpossible is back! (BBC1, daytimes). In a good week for the not-quite-dead, Prosiect Z terrorises more schools (S4C, Tue). Two cooking shows reach their finals, Bake Off (C4, Tue) and The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, Fri). So does music quiz Counterpoint (Radio 4, Mon).

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Saturday 27 October

  • Top Class (BBC2, 6.45am); Got What It Takes? (BBC2, 8.30am) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12 noon); Four in a Bed (C4, 1pm; 5 episodes).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 3.15), Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm), The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 4pm).
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 5pm) A new episode.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Sci-fi, with Hattie Hayridge and Jessie Cave, Peter Davison and Katy Manning, Paul Darrow and Michael Keating, Kiran Shah and Jimmy Vee.
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.50) Following a mix-up in the bookings department, it's the First Annual Strictly Easter Special!
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 8pm) Seen elsewhere on Friday.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.35).
  • Re-Freshers Week (MTV, 9pm) All five episodes.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.59 Sun) Peril.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The X Factor (ITV, 2.10; TV3, 4pm) Sunday's not-live results show.
  • Burn-Off (E4, 3.05) From Tuesday.
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 6pm) From Monday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Big Audition (ITV, 11.55; not HTV Wales) From Friday.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 1pm) From last night.
  • Burn-Off (C4, 3.35) From Tuesday.

Sunday 28 October - The Longest Day

Clocks go back overnight.

  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am) Seaside and Stanley in the second semi-final.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Back to Mine (ITV, 3pm).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3.30), The Chase (ITV, 4.30).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 4pm).


  • Letterbox (BBC2, 5.30; Scotland 7.30).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 5.30) Len Goodman.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Dani Harmer, Eddie Hall, Chemmy Alcott, Alex Horne.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.50) With music from Rita Ora.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) With a special performance from Reg "Reg" Snipton And His Banjo Boys. And by "special", we mean "in tune".
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-Th: Gloria Hunniford. Fr: Colin Murray with the 36th birthday party.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15) Rick's back.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 3.45) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45; not Mo, Fr, Scot not Th) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) New episodes.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).

Monday 29 October - Holiday in Ireland

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Counterpoint (R4, 3pm) The grand final.
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.25) Maya Jama brings the gold tokens.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.55) Last chunkette from series 1.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Durhamites and Larpers.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30; Wales 11.10).
  • University Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Keble Oxford against UEA.
  • For Facts Sake (BBC1, 9.30; Wales 10.40, NI 10.45) Fiona O'Carroll and Paddy Houlihan.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 9pm Wed) Plants, with Sara Pascoe, Stephen K Amos, Jason Manford.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.40, NI 11.45).

Tuesday 30 October

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2017.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.30) Oh no, the Zeds are back! The maths teacher in Ysgol Llangynwyd is shambling and brainless. How will we notice the difference? Good question.
  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-off (C4, 8pm) The final. Last in the present series.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Loch Fyne.
  • Take the Tower (ITV4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Hunted (C4, 9.15).
  • Football Genius (ITV4, 10pm) Stockport County have an away tie at West Ham.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.15) Bit on the Side follows at 11.15.
  • Call Yourself a Fan? (BT Sport 1, 10.15) Newcastle against Burnley.

Wednesday 31 October - Hallowe'en

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2000.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 6.30) Another chance to see last week's final.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Kim and Jonjo.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Creeped Out (CBBC, 8.30) "Kindlesticks", the spookiest tale in the anthology. And it's "spooky", no jump scares here.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.30) Bit on the Side follows at 11.30.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England 10.45, Wales 11.10, NI 11.40, Scotland 11.45) Kate Richardson-Walsh, Danni Wyatt, Jamie Heaslip.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Comedy Central, 11pm) The grand final.

Thursday 1 November - All Saints Day

  • 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) With Krept, Luisa Omielan, Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom, Tulisa.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Best of.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Maya Jama and Jordan Stephens, Joel Dommett, Joey Essex.

Friday 2 November

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2007.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, Scotland).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; NI on Sat).
  • Burn Out Even More Sic (C4, 8pm) Last in the present series.
  • The Great Model Railway Challenge (C5, 8pm) Heat five: water world.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts, with Janey Godley and Robert Rinder.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9.30) Prue Leith, Scarlett Moffatt, Big Narstie, Tomasz Schafernaker.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.35.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.45).

Sign language interpretation

  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15am Tue, 12.50am Fri).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes (STV, 2.55am Mon).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am We) 2 episodes.
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