TV Guide 2019-03-23

Paddy McGuinness is back! Catchpoint (BBC1, Sat) asks players to work out general knowledge questions, then catch a falling ball.

Sue Perkins is back! Gameshow of Thrones (The Satellite Channel, Fri) has celebrities and cast talking all things Game of Thrones.

Old friends are back! The Family Chase and What Would Your Kid Do? (ITV, Sun), 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, Sun), and Brain of Britain (Radio 4, Mon).

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Saturday 23 March

  • Top Class; The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 8am) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35).
  • Strongman Champions' League (Spike, 10.50).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.50) Five episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.35), The Chase (ITV, 4.35).
  • !mpossible Celebrities (BBC1, 5pm).


  • Pointless (BBC1, 6.10) The Good the Bad and the Bloopers.
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.50) Paddy McGuinness asks questions and drops balls.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 7.10).
  • All Together Now (BBC1, 7.20).
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 7.30) Y ffinal.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1, 7.30) Got Mór Talent follows at 9pm.
  • The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9.30) It's still a knockout round!
  • The Big Escape (, 8.10) Ten celebrities try to get out of an escape room.
  • Wild 'n' Out (MTV, 9pm) Party games from the Yankees. Two episodes.

Weekend repeats


  • Mastermind (BBC2 NI 4.30, Wales 6.30) Seen elsewhere last night.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2 6.30; not NI, Wales) From Tuesday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2 NI 6.30, Wales 7.30) Seen elsewhere last night.
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 7.30; not NI, Wales) From Sunday.
  • 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.
  • The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 1.15) From last night.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (The Satellite Channel, 3pm) From Tuesday.
  • Bake Off (C4, 5.15) From Tuesday.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.55) From Friday.

Sunday 24 March

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.45) Writers.


  • The Family Chase (ITV, 6pm) Forde family from Cardiff.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30) The St Patrick's Day special.
  • What Would Your Kid Do? (ITV, 7pm) Jason Manford's behind-the-sofa horror.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Dragons Den (BBC2, 8pm) Repeat.
  • Côr Cymru 2019 (S4C, 8pm) Children.
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 9pm; NI 10pm) Across Communist China.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 9pm) Back after nearly two years, without Aisling Bea. This week, with Katherine Ryan, Tom Allen, Maya Jama, Richard Osman, Catherine Bohart.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Classic Eggheads (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mark Pougatch (Mo-Tu), Jenny Eclair (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) The Midlands.
  • Richard Osman's House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Wonderball (BBC Scotland, 7pm; not Fr).

Monday 25 March

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2017.
  • Brain 2019 (R4, 3pm) Russell Davies returns with Heat 1.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Fern Britton, Gyles Brandreth.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 7.30) Brews and Ancient Alumni.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase match 9.

Tuesday 26 March

  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 12.55am) The Gamers.
  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) Johnny Vegas.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Jeremy Paxman, Joe Wilkinson, Sally Lindsay, Georgia Toffolo.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 (Artsworld, 8pm) Angela Griffin.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) The finals: to the Royal Society.
  • The Great Sewing Bee (BBC2, 9pm) Global garments.
  • The Hangover Games (E4, 10pm) Croydon.

Wednesday 27 March

  • Counterpoint 2008 (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Project Z (CITV, 5pm) Glasgow.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Now in prime-time, Tyne and Tees.
  • Brightest Family (ITV and VM2, 8pm; HTV Wales, 10.45 Thu) Goody-Kassha from London play McGregor from Perth in the final heat.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Greg Rutherford and Susie.
  • Rhannu (S4C, 8.25).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Hong Kong.
  • Lip Sync Battle (Comedy Central, 9pm) Alicia Silverstone, Nicole Scherzinger.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Guz Khan, Cariad Lloyd, David O'Doherty, Sara Pascoe.
  • Glow Up (BBC3 on BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, NI 11.35) Celebrities.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.35; Wales 12.05, NI 12.35) Repeat from last Friday.

Thursday 28 March

  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 12.35am) The London Girls.
  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1995.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Blockbusters (Comedy Central, 8pm) Nyah, Eddy, Manreet.
  • Y Siambr (S4C, 8pm) The Crown pub take on some nurses.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Raymond Blanc makes a dish.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Stacey Solomon, Will Mellor, Samia Longchambon, Joel Dommett.
  • Al Murray's Great Pub Quiz (Quest, 10pm).

Friday 29 March

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Breaking the News (BBC Radio Scotland, 1.30; BBC Scotland tv, 10pm) From the Glasgow Comedy Festival, with Neil Delamere, Jay Lafferty, Jamie MacDonald, Rachel McCormack.
  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up (CBBC, 6pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales).
  • This Territory's Got Talent The Champions (VM3, 7pm) Nick Cannon hosts an international competition shown in all world-facing territories. Not the right side of the Sea, then.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8pm) A late insert to the schedules.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) The final, moved from 8.30.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30) A chat with the new champion and their professional partner. Last in the series.
  • Gameshow of Thrones (The Satellite Channel, 10pm) Sue Perkins hosts as celebs and cast battle in a Game of Thrones special.

Sign language interpretation

  • Famous Family Fortunes (STV, 12.10am Mo; ITV, 3am We).
  • Amazing Greys (STV, 12.30am We).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am Tu, We).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.45am Tu, 1.15am We - Fr).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8am Th).
  • All Star Mr and Mrs (ITV, 3am Sa).
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