TV Guide 2019-08-03

More brief performances of great musical merit on Eurovision Choir of the Year (BBC Alba and S4C, Sat). Channel 4 rolls back the years to remember Jade (Wed), and new series of Mastermind (BBC2, Fri) and Just a Minute (R4, Mon). BBC New Comedy Award moves to the semi-finals (Radio 4 Extra, Wed and Thu), and it's the final of The Great Garden Challenge (2) (C5, Tue).

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Saturday 3 August

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7am; CBBC, 10.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm), The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (C4, 5pm).


  • Eurovision Choir of the Year / Côr Eurovision 2019 (S4C, 7pm; BBC Alba,, 7.30) Live from Gothenburg with commentary from Morgan Jones (S4C) or Tony Kearney (BBC Alba).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 7pm) Susie Dent and co are repeated.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 7.05).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.45) Families, a repeat.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 9.30) Sheila Hancock, repeated.

Weekend repeats


  • The 3rd Degree (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.40; Scot 12.55am) From Friday.

Sunday 4 August

  • Temptation Island (E!, 2am) Four couples join an island full of singles on Hawaii in this imported show. Repeated at 9pm.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 4pm) Coronation Street stars join Stephen.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Paul Young and others, repeated.


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6.30) Bruno Tonioli, Zoe Williams, Catherine Tyldesley.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Love Island The Reunion (ITV2 and VM2, 9pm).
  • Al Murray's Pub Quiz (Quest, 9pm) Andy Parsons and Ed Byrne (comedian) join The Carlyon Arms from St Austell and The King's Head from Crouch End.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Curious Creatures (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) John Inverdale (Mo-We), Charlie Higson (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) Edinburgh.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm) Enjoy these judges while they last.
  • De Slimste Mens (, 8.50) The smartest Nederlands-speaker on the show.
  • Love Island Us (VM3, 8pm) The not-very-successful (yet?) CBS version.

Monday 5 August

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) Plymouth.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Graham Norton, Zoe Lyons, Jenny Eclair, Paul Merton.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Birmingham play Bristol.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 11pm; NI, Wales 11.40) From November 2018, with celebrity husband David Mitchell, Andy Hamilton, Deborah Frances-White.

Tuesday 6 August

  • The Great Garden Challenge (C5, 8pm) The grand final.
  • The Lie (STV, 8.30).
  • Through the Keyhole; Celebrity Juice (ITV2, from 9pm) Two from Keith Lemon.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode.

Wednesday 7 August

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Simon Mayo from 2008.
  • Gaby's Talking Pictures (Radio 4, 6.30) Ben Bailey Smith and Dave Berry ponder the meaning of "walking on eggs".
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 8pm) Language school in Glasgow.
  • Jade (C4, 9pm) A series exploring tales of class, politics, and social change in the aughts, through the life and death of Jade Goody.
  • Radio 4 New Comedy Award (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30) After the regional heats, here's the first of two semi-finals. Continues tomorrow.

Thursday 8 August

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 20002.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8.30) Vick Hope co-commentates.
  • Test Drive (BBC Scotland, 8.30) Forfar.
  • Radio 4 New Comedy Award (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30) The last of two semi-finals.
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 11pm) Jo Caulfield, Emma Kennedy, Jessica Fostekew, Mark Watson.

Friday 9 August

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Miles Jupp from 2012.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) From Belfast, it's the quiz of the week! The Lake District, the novels of Sue Townsend, Stephen King, Dorothy Hodgkin.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30) Kevin Kilbane, Sam Twiston-Davies, Kate Richardson-Walsh, Maggie Alphonsi.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson play Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe. Sam Simmons is in the corner.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9.45) Past Times, a new episode.
  • Room 101 Extra Storage (BBC1, 10.35; NI 11.35, Wales 11.45) A classic episode.

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are interpreted this week.

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