TV Guide 2019-03-09

Fans of celebrities making a mess will love Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, Sat). BBC Scotland has us thinking of the best endgame ever in Wonderball (weeknights).

Stripped across the week, Masterchef and its Round of 16 (BBC1, from Sun). Comic Relief on Friday, and the BBC2 break is Comic Relief Does University Challenge. End of The Bachelor (C5, Thu) and Wie is de Mol (NPO1 /, Sat).

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


Saturday 9 March

  • Top Class; The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 8am) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Strongman Champions' League (Spike, 10am).
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.25) Five episodes.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 2.45).
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10) Laurence Rickard.


  • !mpossible Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Richard Coles joins the panel.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.45) Kerry Howard, Neil Stuke, Robert Duncan.
  • Small Fortune (ITV, 7pm) Last in the series.
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 7.30) Two more teams of celebrities try to herd pigs and handle diggers.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1, 7.30) Got Mór Talent follows at 8.30.
  • All Together Now (BBC1, 7.35).
  • The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9pm) The last battle round.
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 8.10) With a pot of barely €10 000, was it worth it? Spin-off MolTalk follows afterwards. Repeated at 8.10am Sunday, when the web stream might actually let us on.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • Wild 'n' Out (MTV, 9pm) Party games from the Yankees. Two episodes.

Weekend repeats


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 12.45) From last Sunday.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC Scotland 6pm, BBC2 6.30) From Tuesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales 7pm, NI 8.30) Seen elsewhere on Friday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Project Z (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30) From Wednesday.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 12.50) From last night.
  • Bake Off (C4, 5.10) From Tuesday.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) From Friday.

Sunday 10 March

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.50; not Scotland).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.20) More comedians, this time a repeat.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and VM1, 6pm) The grand final.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30) The round of 16 begins here.
  • Côr Cymru 2019 (S4C, 8pm) The equal voice section.
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 9pm) From Delphi to Baku.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Think Tank (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Tu).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Helen Fospero (Mo-Tu), Jeremy Thompson (We-Fr).
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 4.30) Two players take on the final round.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Essex.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Wonderball (BBC Scotland, 7pm; not Fr) Catriona Shearer hosts a quiz where pairs eliminate their opponents' balls and keep their own in play.

Monday 11 March

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2017.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Cheltenham Festival covers the rest of the week.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 3pm) North and Midlands.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30) Knockout week continues.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 7.30) An early start to the Group Phase, Time Ladies and LARPers.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase match 7. Quizzy Mondays shifts to make way for Mary Berry.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.20) From May 2018.
  • The Bachelor (C5, 10pm) Continues all week at this time.

Tuesday 12 March

  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 1.30am) The Vikings.
  • Radio 2's Longest Danceathon (R2 and Red Button, all day) Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly do a silly thing for charity. May include a rare television outing for Popmaster.
  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) James Acaster, Russell Tovey, Rylan Clark-Neal, Michele Keegan, and some flapjacks.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 (Artsworld, 8pm) Mark Gatiss.
  • The Great Sewing Bee (BBC2, 9pm) Recycled materials.
  • The Hangover Games (E4, 10pm).
  • The Bachelor (C5, 10.15).

Wednesday 13 March

  • Counterpoint 2008 (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Project Z (CITV, 5pm) North-east England tries to survive.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Professional kitchens.
  • Brightest Family (ITV and VM2, 8pm; HTV Wales, 10.45 Thu) Kind from Carmarthen against Baker from Flintshire.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Katie and Sam.
  • Rhannu (S4C, 8.25).
  • Lip Sync Battle (Comedy Central, 9pm) Two new episodes include the Pentatonix.
  • The Bachelor (C5, 10pm).
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Roisin Conaty, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Darren Harriott, Phil Wang.
  • Glow Up (BBC3 on BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, NI 11.35) Fairytale characters.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.35; Wales 12.05, NI 12.35) Alfie Hewett, Paul Sculthorpe, Carl Frampton, Desiree Henry.

Thursday 14 March

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm and 9.30) More professional service.
  • Y Siambr (S4C, 8pm).
  • The Bachelor (C5, 10pm) Two episodes to end the series.
  • Al Murray's Great Pub Quiz (Quest, 10pm).

Friday 15 March

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Breaking the News (BBC Radio Scotland, 1.30; BBC Scotland tv, 10pm) Ahir Shah, Janey Godley, Mark Nelson, Kaye Adams.
  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up (CBBC, 6pm).
  • Comic Relief (BBC1, 7pm) Fun and games for charity.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Prince, Thomas Telford, Julio-Claudian dynasty, novels of Charles Dickens.
  • Dim I'w Wisgo (S4C, 8.25).
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30) Preview of this Sunday's Dancing With the Stars final.
  • Comic Relief Does University Challenge (BBC2, 10pm) With Jason Manford, Emily Atack, Kerry Godliman, Martin Freeman, Robert Rinder, and others.

Sign language interpretation

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