TV Guide 2019-08-17

A very quiet week for new shows, in the sense that no series start, or end. It's almost as if they want us to switch off our television sets and go out and do something less boring instead...

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


Saturday 17 August

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.15am; CBBC, 10.35).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 10.55) Five episodes.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3.30); Tipping Point (ITV, 4.30), The Chase (ITV, 5.30).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (C4, 5.35).


  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 5.40).
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 5.55) Repeated from earlier in the year.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.20) 1990s, a repeat.
  • Sion a Sian (S4C, 6.50) Repeats.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (True Entertainment, 9pm) Three old episodes. Airing here because Sony owns both Millionaire and the channel. The Challenge channel will air other old episodes.

Weekend repeats


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


  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am) According to a press release, this is some sort of panel show.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.30; not Wales) From Friday.

Sunday 18 August

  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 9.25am) The recent series repeated.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 11am) Two episodes from the very first series.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Catchphrase (ITV, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm); Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Shaun Ryder and others, repeated.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Academia, a repeat.
  • Scrapyard Supercar (Dave, 6pm) Beating Shane's Land Rover up a hill.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6.30) Quiz God Kate Garraway, Gok Wan, Rory Cowan.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) A teddy bear's breakfast.
  • Al Murray's Pub Quiz (Quest, 9pm) Kerry Godliman and Ed Byrne (comedian) join The Mayflower in Rotherhithe, and The Wheatsheaf & Pigeon in Staines.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (True Entertainment, 9pm) Three old episodes. Temptation Island (E!, 9pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Curious Creatures (BBC2, 1pm; Tu 1.45).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 1.45) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm; Mo, Tu only) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Linda Papadopoulos (Mo-We), Raj Bisram (Th-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm; Mo, Tu only) 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).
  • Love Island Us (VM3, 8pm) Last week of the CBS version.

Monday 19 August

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) Brighton.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8.30) Gabby Logan and co, repeated.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Edinburgh play Birkbeck.
  • Temptation Island (E!, 9pm).
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 11.05; NI 12.40) From November 2018, with Danny Dyer, Sara Pascoe, Judy Murray.

Tuesday 20 August

  • The Lie (STV, 8.30).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) A classic episode.

Wednesday 21 August

  • Gaby's Talking Pictures (Radio 4, 6.30) Marcus Brigstocke and Gary Wilmot.
  • Jade (C4, 9pm) The final part: death and posthumous reputation.

Thursday 22 August

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 20002.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8.30) Big Narstie does some commentating.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Laura Woods, Tony Bellew, and Robin van Persie join the regulars.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30).

Friday 23 August

  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Famous people from 2002.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Andy Zaltsman, Catherine Bohart, Laura Lexx, Raymond Mearns.
  • Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide (BBC2, 7pm) An ejector seat.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Thirty years' war, the members and music of Genesis, Shakespeare's Elizabethan tragedies, TV series Firefly.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30) Darren Bent, Colin Jackson, Bianca Walkden, Kelly Sotherton.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan play John Richardson and Joe Wilkinson. Adam Riches is in the corner.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Pathological.

Sign language interpretation

  • Ffasiwn Mecanic (S4C, 3pm Sat) The unlikely combination of garage workers and fashion models. Repeated from 2016.
  • Go For It (ITV, 3am Thu) Stephen Mulhern invites the public to show their unusual skills. Also repeated from 2016.
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