TV Guide 2018-12-01

The finals of The X Factor (ITV and TV3, Sat and Sun), of Lego Masters (C4, Tue), and Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, Tue).

Specials of the week include a tribute to Alan Coren (R4 Extra, Sat) and World Chess Championship (Eurosport 2, Thu).

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


Saturday 1 December

  • Top Class (BBC2, 6.25am); Got What It Takes? (BBC2, 8.10am) Repeats from CBBC.
  • The Sage of Cricklewood (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 8pm) A tribute to Alan Coren, including plenty of The News Quiz.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am and 7pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.20) Reading.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 4pm).


  • The Time it Takes (BBC1, 5.25) A three-point turn in a tractor.
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2008.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.15) A repeat.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.05) Musicals week, including a medley from Mamma Mia!.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7.30) The "grand" final.
  • House of Games (BBC2 Wales, 8.30) Seen elsewhere on Friday.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.30).
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9.30) Extra Camp follows at 10.30.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Plants.
  • India's Got Talent (Colors, 10pm).

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.10; TV3, 4.30) Sunday's not-live results show.
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.45) From Monday.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Match of the Day Can You Kick It (CBBC, 11.35am) From Friday.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.35; TV3, 1pm) From last night.
  • Beat the Internet with John Robins (Dave, 3pm) From Thursday.
  • I'll Get This (BBC2, 10.40; not NI) From Tuesday.

Sunday 2 December

  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30am) Operation Goldline.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 3pm), Tenable (ITV, 4pm).
  • Ronnie Corbett's Small Talk (Challenge, 4pm) Three episodes.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 6.30) Kirsty Gallacher, Charley Boorman, Clive Tyldesley, Rachel Riley. A primetime debut for this special from June.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.20) A routine from Bob Fosse, and a performance from Adam Lambert.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7.30) The grand final.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Condiments.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 at 10.20.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.55).
  • Football Genius (ITV, 11.35) QPR and Greenock Morton.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Nicki Chapman.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr). Kelly Cates, Tyger Drew-Honey, Desiree Burch, Matt Allwright. "Double Points Friday" will be on Saturday.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm; not Mo, Th, Fr).
  • Christmas University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30, Mo-Th) Repeats of festive specials.

Monday 3 December

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Quote... Unquote (R4, 3pm).
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) Kerry Godliman joins the crew in Woking. Jack Dee sits in the chair.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Ancient Alumni and Three Peaks.
  • University Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Second round 3.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm). Extra Camp (ITV2) at 10.30.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1 England 10.45, Wales 11.10, NI 11.40, Scot 12.15am) Extended repeat from Friday.

Tuesday 4 December

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2004.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.30) Ysgol Plas Mawr. Look, Zeds, a Children's BAFTA for Best Entertainment Show.
  • Strongest Man (C5, 7pm) The final.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Into the quarter-finals.
  • Lego Masters (C4, 8pm) Robopet and Epic Build.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) The final from Greenwich Park. Followed by the winner's commission.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm). Extra Camp (ITV2) at 10.30.
  • I'll Get This (BBC2, 10pm) Josh Widdicombe, Gemma Collins, Adrian Chiles, Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom, Holly Walsh.
  • The Imitation Game (HTV Wales, 11.20) Seen in England on Friday.

Wednesday 5 December

  • Masters of Strongman (C5, 7pm) The tests continue.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Teamwork.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Jed and Rosa.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm). Extra Camp (ITV2) at 10.05.
  • Dianc! (S4C, 9.30 10.05) Mel and Andrew.

Thursday 6 December

  • Puzzle Panel (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Chris Maslanka refuses to answer a straight question. From 1998.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Eggs.
  • Beat the Internet with John Robins (Dave, 8pm) Two episodes.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm). Extra Camp (ITV2) at 10.30.
  • Chess World Championship (Eurosport 2, 10.30pm) Highlights from the recent match. This looks drawsome!

Friday 7 December

  • Guess What? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1998.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Match of the Day Can You Kick It (CBBC, 5.30) Trials still continue.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England, 7.30).
  • The Imitation Game (ITV, 8pm; not STV, UTV, HTV Wales).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Danny Dyer, Sara Pascoe, Judy Murray.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm). Extra Camp (ITV2 and 3e) at 10.30.
  • The Heist (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) "A disturbing phone call".

Sign language interpretation

  • Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 7.30am Mo).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8am Tu, Th).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am We).
  • Lego Masters (C4, 12.30am Fr).
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