TV Guide 2019-07-20

Just the one new show this week: The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, Mon).

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


Saturday 20 July

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.05) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am) Still with Sponge Robert Square Trousers.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3.35), Tipping Point (ITV, 4.35), The Chase (ITV, 5.35).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (C4, 5.35).


  • Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6.45) Josh Widdicombe, Amanda Barrie, Samantha Womack, Michael Buerk.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 6.55) One late result: Schalke Donetsk 0, Accrington Stanley who.
  • Sion a Sian (S4C, 7pm).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15).
  • Dance India Dance (Zee TV, 7.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.40) Aughts, a repeat, and twice cancelled already.
  • The Voice Kids (ITV, 8pm) Semi-finals.
  • Love Island Unseen Bits (ITV2 and VM2, 9pm) The Fabulous Iain Stirling recaps the week.
  • Oci Oci Oci (S4C, 9pm).

Weekend repeats


  • Radio 4 Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 1.05) From last night.
  • The Crystal Maze (E4, 8pm) From Channel 4 on Friday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.35; NI 11.45) From Friday.

Sunday 21 July

  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 1.10am; not STV); 500 Questions (ITV, 2am; not STV) One of these shows has more errors than a column in Het Grauniad. The other is hosted by Schofe.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Music, a repeat.


  • The Chase with Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Repeat, with Phil Daniels.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Dance India Dance (Zee TV, 7.30).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 8pm) David Ginola, Janet Street-Porter, Chris Hughes (reality tv star, not Egghead).
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM2, 9pm) Followed by Aftersun at 10pm.
  • Al Murray's Pub Quiz (Quest, 9pm) Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons with The Water's Edge (Lancashire) and The Hand and Heart (Peterborough).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Curious Creatures (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Tu).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Rory Bremner (Mo-We), Paul Sinha (Th-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • The £100k Drop (C4, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) South Wales.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 6.30) This week's Insert Location Here is less to... Leicester!
  • Masterchef Junior (W, 7pm).
  • De Slimste Mens (, 8.50) The smartest Nederlands-speaker on the show.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM2, 9pm).

Monday 22 July

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) Royal Holloway University of London.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Corpus Christi Cambridge play Merton Oxford.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Hey Tracey (ITV2, 10pm) Last in the series.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 11pm; Wales 11.25) From November 2018, with Victoria Coren Mitchell and Janey Godley.
  • Radio Active (Radio 4 Extra, 11.30) "Gigantaquiz", a half-hour spoof of Ultra Quiz.

Tuesday 23 July

Extended news coverage pushed the lunchtime Bargain Hunt to BBC2.

  • The Great Garden Challenge (C5, 8pm) From Birmingham day care centre.
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 8pm).
  • The Lie (STV, 8.30) A blast from the past, Susan Calman's take on Celwydd Noeth.

Wednesday 24 July

Extended news coverage cancelled most of ITV's afternoon game block, so no Dickinson's Real Deal, Tenable, or Tipping Point.

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Simon Mayo from 2008.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Carl from Manchester.
  • Celebability (ITV2, 10pm) With Danielle Armstrong, Lady Leshurr, Suzi Ruffell, Ross Adams.
  • The Challenge War of the Worlds (MTV, 10pm) Two episodes; last in the series.

Thursday 25 July

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From February 1997.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8pm) James Jordan from Strictly co-commentates.
  • Test Drive (BBC Scotland, 8.30) Pitlochry.
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 11pm).
  • For Facts Sake (RTE1, 11.25) RTE News Now still exists, and is more fun.

Friday 26 July

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Miles Jupp from 2012.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30) Greg Rusedski, Jason Stockdale, Liz McColgan, Joleon Lescott.
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) Celebrities: Oti Mabuse, Anna Richardson, Jack Fincham, Russell Kane, Steve Pemberton. Last in the half-series.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Phenomenal
  • Shipmates O'Mine (C4, 11.05) Week three, it says here.

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are interpreted this week.

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