TV Guide 2019-03-16

Some old friends are back. A promotion to primetime for Great Local Menu (BBC2, from Wed), conveniently scheduled to avoid Masterchef on BBC1. Celebrity Juice starts a new series (ITV2, Thu). And what's Dara Ó Briain hosting? That's Blockbusters (Comedy Central, Thu).

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


Saturday 16 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).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.30) Five episodes.
  • Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 2.45).


  • !mpossible Celebrities (BBC1, 5.30) Lucy Porter from Fingers on Buzzers slips in.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.45) Radio, with Sarah-Jane Crawford, Dave Berry, Gemma Cairney, and Harriet Scott.
  • The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 7.30; VM1, 9pm) It's a knockout round!
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 7.30).
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1, 7.30) Got Mór Talent follows at 8.30.
  • The Big Escape (, 8.10) Ten celebrities try to get out of an escape room.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Pot pourri, you never know what will turn up.
  • Wild 'n' Out (MTV, 9pm) Party games from the Yankees. Two episodes.

Weekend repeats


  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 6.30) From Sunday.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2 7.30) From Tuesday.
  • 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, 12.40) From last night.
  • Bake Off (C4, 5.15) From Tuesday.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) From Friday.

Sunday 17 March - St Patrick's Day

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.50).
  • Tenable (ITV, 2.40); Tipping Point (ITV, 3.40); The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 4.15); Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.45) Subject to change if the football goes to extra time.


  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30) The St Patrick's Day special.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Côr Cymru 2019 (S4C, 8pm) The mixed voice section.
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 9pm; NI 10pm) East from 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) Jeremy Thompson (Mo-Tu), Mark Pougatch (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Manchester.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Wonderball (BBC Scotland, 7pm; not Fr).

Monday 18 March

Holiday across Ireland

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2017.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 3pm) Northern Ireland and South England. Last in the series.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Lee Mack, Zoe Lyons.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 7.30) Durhamites and Poptomists.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase match 8.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.20; Wales 11.50) From June 2018.

Tuesday 19 March

  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 12.55am) Derry Girls stars.
  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Johnny Vegas, Big Narstie, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Jess Phillips.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 (Artsworld, 8pm) Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
  • The Great Sewing Bee (BBC2, 9pm) Workers jacket.
  • The Hangover Games (E4, 10pm) Plymouth.

Wednesday 20 March

  • Counterpoint 2008 (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Project Z (CITV, 5pm) Undead shuffling in Manchester. Insert obvious Happy Mondays joke.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Now in prime-time, the Thames-and-Meridian week.
  • Brightest Family (ITV and VM2, 8pm; HTV Wales, 10.45 Thu) Vlok from Milton Keynes; Gough from Caerphilly.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Billy and Nikita. No Rhannu this week, they've got live football instead.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Glyndebourne.
  • Lip Sync Battle (Comedy Central, 9pm) Rita Ora, Charli XCX, but Michael Bolton.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Ivo Graham, Cariad Lloyd, John Robins, Katherine Ryan.
  • Glow Up (BBC3 on BBC1, 10.35; Wales, NI 11.35) Online tutorials. Wat gaat Nikkie doen?

Thursday 21 March

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Blockbusters (Comedy Central, 8pm) Dara Ó Briain tries to keep order.
  • Y Siambr (S4C, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) John Barrowman and Emily Atack guest, Paddy McGuinness is now a regular.
  • Al Murray's Great Pub Quiz (Quest, 10pm).

Friday 22 March

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Breaking the News (BBC Radio Scotland, 1.30; BBC Scotland tv, 10pm) Andrew Maxwell, Elaine Malcolmson, Hannah McGill, Jim Smith.
  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up (CBBC, 6pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7pm) Specialist rounds include Egon Schiele, Mary Wesley, and "when's the next episode on?".
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30) Tom Heaton, Ashton Sims, Eilish McColgan, Lutalo Muhammad.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Can I Improve My Memory? (C4, 8pm) A non-game special. Don't forget to miss it.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30) Preview of this Sunday's Dancing With the Stars final.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Back to the start of P with Panimals.

Sign language interpretation

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