TV Guide 2019-02-23

Two new-ish shows for Wednesday. Your Face or Mine returns (Comedy Central) with Oti Mabuse. Project Z (CITV) translates the Welsh-language hit show into English.

Welsh-language song contest Can i Gymru is 50 this year. There's a documentary about the competition's cultural impact (S4C, Thu) ahead of the 2019 contest (Fri).

We say hello to BBC Scotland, with new games Test Drive (Mon-Thu) and Breaking the News (Fri).

We find the champions of The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, Sat).

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


Saturday 23 February

  • Top Class; The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 8am) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Strongman Champions' League (Spike, 10.05).
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am) Mighty Tweens v Super Scouts.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.55) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm, Leeds University); Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).


  • The Chase Celebrities (ITV, 6pm) Susie Dent.
  • Small Fortune (ITV, 7pm).
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1, 7.30) Got Mór Talent follows at 8.30.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 7.30).
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 7.35).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9pm) The battle rounds start now.
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 8.10) Spin-off MolTalk follows afterwards. Repeated at 8.10am Sunday, when the web stream might actually let us on.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.25) Rob Beckett, Janet Street-Porter, Krishnan Guru-Murphy.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 9.30) Denise Lewis.

Weekend repeats


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 1pm) From last Sunday.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 7pm; not NI) From Tuesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 NI, 7.30) From Friday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 12.50) From last night.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) From Friday.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 11.25) From Wednesday.

Sunday 24 February

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.30).
  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30) Operation Fake News: Goldfist has infiltrated broadcast networks to pump out his lies.
  • The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1, 10am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am) Singing Prancers v Strikers.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.45) World champions, with Steve Davis.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and VM1, 6pm) Time tunnel week.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Tanni Grey-Thompson (Mo-Tu), Michael Whitehall (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm; some eps repeated around midnight in England and on UTV) The Dial Tones, We're So Nervous, We Have Clift Off, Finch Perfect, The Acapella Fellas.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; some eps repeated around 1am on UTV).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Test Drive (BBC Scotland, 7pm; not Fr) A quiz determines how useful (or otherwise) your satnav is.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) The journey continues.

Monday 25 February

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2017.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 3pm) Midlands and The South.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Lee Mack, Zoe Lyons.
  • Sink or Swim (BBC Scotland, 7.30) The World Stone Skimming championships from Easdale Island, finding the world's top tosser.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Hotpots and Brews.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30; Scotland 7.30 Tue) Group phase match 5.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Scotland 11.15, Wales 11.40) From May 2018.

Tuesday 26 February

  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 8pm).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 (Artsworld, 8pm) Jodie Kidd.
  • The Great Sewing Bee (BBC2, 9pm) Back to the 1970s.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) A rollercoaster ride.

Wednesday 27 February

  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 1.50am) The Holmes family.
  • Counterpoint 2008 (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Project Z (CITV, 5pm) Oh no! The Zeds have crossed the border and are threatening schools everywhere. This week, a team in Liverpool try to get out.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.55) Sea bream and cod fillets.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 8pm; HTV Wales 10.45 Th) Miles from Harrogate and Rahala from Slough.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Oti Mabuse and her husband.
  • Rhannu (S4C, 8.25).
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) The grand finale.
  • Lip Sync Battle (Comedy Central, 9pm) Two new episodes from over the Pond.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm) Rob, with Chris Harris, Kate Williams, Lucy Porter, Joe Wilkinson.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm).

Thursday 28 February

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • Think Tank (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Can i Gymru Dathlu'r 50 (S4C, 8pm) Ahead of the 50th anniversary competition, a look back at the previous editions, and what it's done for Welsh culture.
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 10.25) A preview of the travel show starting soon.

Friday 1 March - St David's Day

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up (CBBC, 6pm).
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Phil Williams. No civilian Mastermind, they're doing athletics / rugby / football instead.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm) A recent repeat.
  • Can i Gymru 2019 (S4C, 8pm) The annual competition of Welsh-language song is live from Aberystwyth. Elin Fflur and Trystan Ellis Morris present.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30) Preview of this Sunday's Dancing With the Stars.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm; Wales on BBC2) Jay Rayner.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) P-highlights (part 1).
  • Breaking the News (BBC Scotland, 10pm) A television version of Radio Scotland's much-heard quiz about the news. Susan Calman, Rory Bremner, Tiffany Stevenson, and Stuart Mitchell form this week's The Panel.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 11.15) Repeat from Saturday.

Sign language interpretation

  • Amazing Greys (ITV, 3am Mo; STV, 12.30am We).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am Tu, We).
  • Celebrity Squares (STV 12.05am Tu).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.20am We, 1.15am Th, 12.15am Fr).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8am Th).
  • All Star Mr and Mrs (ITV, 3am Sa).
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