TV Guide 2019-08-10

The new football season has begun, so we welcome back Fighting Talk (R5, Sat) and A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, Thu). Only a little more civil: Dragons' Den (BBC2, Sun). The BBC New Comedy Award final takes place (R4, Thu), and Oci Oci Oci! reaches its baffling conclusion (S4C, Sat).

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


Saturday 10 August

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.05am; CBBC, 10.10).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Colin Murray cuts the ribbon and declares the new season open.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.25).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm), The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (C4, 5pm).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) A repeat.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 7pm) Katherine Ryan and co are repeated.
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 9pm) The final.

Weekend repeats


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


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday. "Just for younger listeners, which century was it?"
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.35; NI 12..35am, Scot 12.50am) From Friday.

Sunday 11 August

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 4pm) Coronation Street stars join Stephen.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Lucy Porter and others, repeated.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.50) The 1970s, a repeat.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6.30) Joel Dommett, Lydia Bright, Sarah Hadland.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Sara Davies joins the panel in this new series.
  • Al Murray's Pub Quiz (Quest, 9pm) Marcus Brigstocke and Ed Byrne (comedian) join The Bob Stewart's from Belfast and The Badger Inn from Cheshire.
  • Temptation Island (E!, 9pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Curious Creatures (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Charlie Higson (Mo-We), Linda Papadopoulos (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) Leeds.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • De Slimste Mens (, 8.50) The smartest Nederlands-speaker on the show.
  • Love Island Us (VM3, 8pm) The CBS version.

Monday 12 August

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) St Catherine's Cambridge.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Tony Hawks, Phil Wang, Sheila Hancock, Paul Merton.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Wolfson Cambridge against St John's Oxford.
  • Temptation Island (E!, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 11.20; NI 12.40) From November 2018, with Jennifer Saunders, Grayson Perry, and Matt Forde.

Tuesday 13 August

  • 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 14 August

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Simon Mayo from 2008.
  • Gaby's Talking Pictures (Radio 4, 6.30) Lucy Porter and Emma Kennedy.
  • Jade (C4, 9pm) Part two covers Celebrity Big Brother.

Thursday 15 August

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 20002.
  • Radio 4 New Comedy Award (Radio 4, 6.30 and 7.15) The grand final, hosted by Mark Watson.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8.30) Lauren Pattison drops in.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Fearne Cotton, Jimmy Anderson, Joe Cole join regulars Jamie Redknapp, Andrew Flintoff, Romesh Ranganathan.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30).

Friday 16 August

  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Famous people from 2012.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide (BBC2, 7pm) This week, from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to the top of Snowdon.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Mogul empire, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, The Twilight Zone, and a mystery subject.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30) Glenn Murray, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Mark Selby, but Sharron Davies.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Rob Beckett play Alan Carr and Sarah Millican. Sam Simmons is in the corner.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9.45) Post, a new episode.

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are interpreted this week.

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