TV Guide 2018-12-08

We're nearing the end of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! The final is on ITV on Sunday, preceded by a Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern. Coming Out is on Wednesday.

Match of the Day Can You Kick It? concludes its look at young footballers with a week of excellence.

With the calendar moving in the broad direction of December, there are a few Mid-Advent Specials: Lego Masters (C4, Tue), Celebrity Juice (ITV2, Thu), Through the Keyhole (ITV, Fri).

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Saturday 8 December

  • Top Class (BBC2, 6.30am) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • House of Games (BBC2 NI 4pm, elsewhere 6.30) Seen elsewhere on Friday.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.30).


  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2008.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) A repeat of comedy. We hope it's not showing as a tribute to Barry Cryer.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.35) Semi-final week.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 8.10) Matt Allwright, Stacey Solomon, Louise Minchin, Keith Allen.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9.10) Extra Camp follows at 10.10.
  • India's Got Talent (Colors, 10pm).

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The X Factor (ITV, 11.40; TV3, 4.30) Sunday's not-live final.
  • 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.
  • Beat the Internet with John Robins (Dave, 3pm) From Thursday.
  • I'll Get This (BBC2, 11.30; NI 11.45 Mon) From Tuesday.

Sunday 9 December - Second Sunday in Advent

  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30am) Operation Micro Machines.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Match of the Day Can You Kick It (CBBC, 1.55) All five trials episodes repeated.
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.30), Tenable (ITV, 3.30).
  • Ronnie Corbett's Small Talk (Challenge, 4pm) Three episodes.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 5.30) Anton du Beke and Louis Walsh.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) David Grant, Jonnie Peacock, Pixie McKenna, Andy Hamilton.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) A performance from Little Mix.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase I'm a Celebrity Special with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 8pm) Peter Andre, Joe Pasquale, Georgia Toffolo, Carl Fogarty, Helen Flanagan, and Alison Hammond all try to say what they see. Stephen Mulhern is involved, somewhere.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and TV3, 9pm) The live final. Extra Camp follows on ITV2 at 10.20.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.55).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Think Tank (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Scot 3.30 Wed).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Dan Walker. Finals Week starts on Thursday.
  • Deal or No Deal (The Parliament Channel, from 2.30 Mon) Makes the red box game look rivetting.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Match of the Day Can You Kick It? (CBBC, 5.30) Training camp, with the final on Friday.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm; Fr 7pm) Susie Dent, Nick Owen, Chemmy Alcott, Dane Baptiste.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales, Scot not Th, not Fr).
  • Christmas University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) Repeats of last year's festive specials.

Monday 10 December

  • Football Genius (ITV, 12.40am) The non-league minnows of Manchester City take on the mighty mighty Dulwich Hamlet.
  • 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) Susan Calman and Rob Brydon join the crew at Junior Eurovision's Venue Cymru in Llandudno.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Dragons v Westenders in the last first-round match.
  • University Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Second round 4.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1 England 10.45, NI 11.10, Scot 11.45) Extended repeat from Friday.

Tuesday 11 December

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2004.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.30) Ysgol y Moelwyn. Distract the Zeds by throwing school custard at them.
  • Strongman Team Challenge (C5, 7pm) Doing silly things in Stoke.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) A poignant food memory.
  • Celebrity Lego Masters In the Middle of Advent (C4, 8pm) Young builders pair up with celebrities: Rob Beckett, Joe Swash, Joel Dommett, Spencer Matthews, Alice Perrin, Warwick Davies.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) The winner's commission.
  • I'll Get This (BBC2, 10pm) Dotty, Russell Kane, Richard Madeley, Steph McGovern, Steve Pemberton.

Wednesday 12 December

  • World's Strongest Man Giants Live (C5, 7pm) Pre-recorded heats for the looming finals.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) "My name is Michael Caines."
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Anthony and Dhechen.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Coming Out (ITV and TV3, 9pm).
  • Dianc! (S4C, 9.30 10.55) Sandie and Tudur.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England 10.45, Wales and NI 11.10, Scotland 11.15) Martin Williams, Georgia Davies, Matthew Hudson-Smith, Dean Ashton.

Thursday 13 December

  • Puzzle Panel (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Chris Maslanka refuses to answer a straight question. From 1998.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) I am number six.
  • Beat the Internet with John Robins (Dave, 8pm) Two episodes.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Juice Mid-Advent Special (ITV2, 10pm) With Ayda Williams, Carol Vorderman, Stacey Solomon, Courtney Act, Joey Essex, but Gino D'Acampo.

Friday 14 December

  • Guess What? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1998.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30; Wales 6.30 Sat, NI 5pm Sat) Bobby Robson, James Kier Hardie, links golf courses, submarines.
  • The Imitation Game (ITV, 8pm; not STV, UTV, HTV Wales).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Gary Lineker hosts, with Tom Allen and Ayesha Hazarika.
  • Through the Keyhole Mid-Advent Special (ITV, 9pm) Joining Keith Lemon are Jonathan Ross, Lorraine Kelly, but Jimmy Carr.
  • The Heist (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Will anyone win anything?
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 10.45) A classic episode.

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, 1.35am Fr).
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