TV Guide 2019-09-21

Brighten up your Saturday night with Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, Sat) live shows. On Sunday, it's the annual BBC One Man and His Dog (BBC1, Sun).

Mark your weekdays carefully, Pointless moves to 4.30, as Strictly Come Dancing on Two on One occupies its slot for a fortnight (BBC1, 5.15 weekdays). The evenings have new episodes of The Circle (C4, from Tue).

This island's longest-lasting Eurovision song selection show returns, Chwilio am Seren Junior Eurovision (S4C, Tue) finds an entry for November's contest. If you'd prefer English-language comedy, that's Blockbusters (Comedy Central, Thu) and Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, Wed).

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


Saturday 21 September

  • Curious Creatures (BBC2, 8.30am).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.25am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) Captain gives Cook and Line step counters to improve their fitness.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.20) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm), Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.20) Elis James.


  • This Territory's Got Talent NBC (VM3, 5.30) The Yankee version, available on Ireland only.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) People who call themselves "journalists", with Owen Jones, Paris Lees, Kay Burley, Adam Boulton, Carole Malone, Quentin Letts, Amol Rajan, and Victoria Derbyshire.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6.30).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7pm) The first live show.
  • The Chase Celebrity Edition (ITV, 7.15) Shelley King, Daniel Brocklebank, Kym Marsh, Jack P Shepherd.
  • Rhannu (S4C, 7.30).
  • Got Talent The Champions (ITV and VM1, 8.30).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Quirky.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (The Sony Channel, 9pm) Four old episodes.
  • The Rap Game (BBC II! on BBC1, 11.50).

Weekend repeats


  • The News Quiz (R4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Bake Off (C4, 1.30) From Tuesday; Extra Slice follows at 2.20am.
  • Chwilio am Seren Junior Eurovision (S4C, 1.30) From Tuesday.
  • Got Talent The Champions (ITV, 2.25) From last night.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.50; not Scotland).

Sunday 22 September

  • Yankee Love Island (ITVBe, 12 midnight).
  • Spy School (CITV, 8.55am) ITV Breakfast Broadcasting prefers to show rugby.
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) Green fingered pirates.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales, 12 noon; elsewhere 12.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 4.25).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1 NI 4.45, elsewhere 5.45) Musical theatre.


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6pm) Tito Jackson, Faye Brookes, Laura Tobin.
  • Scrapyard Supercar (Dave, 6pm).
  • BBC One Man and His Dog (BBC1, 7pm) The Blue Peter takeover is complete: Matt Baker and Helen Skelton present the sheepdog trials from Bowhill House.
  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 7pm; STV 12.05am Tue).
  • Cash Machine (STV, 7pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Lamb delivery.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm, rpt 11.45; VM1, 9pm).
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30).
  • Treasure Island with Bear Grylls (C4, 9pm) Morag takes matters into her own hands.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (The Sony Channel, 9pm) Three old episodes.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Hardball (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu, We).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm; not Th) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Nina Hossain (Mo-We), Pam Ayres (Th-Fr).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 4.30) Four thirty, people. Check your PVRs now.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes One (BBC1, 5.15) Shuffling across because there's sport on BBC2 from Friday, and all next week.
  • Cooking Up a Fortune (C4, 5.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr).
  • The Weakest Link (Challenge, 6pm).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV2, 8pm) Rylan Clark-Neal fixes wonky wheels.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (The Sony Channel, 9pm) Three more old episodes.

Monday 23 September

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Stephen Fry, Jan Ravens, Pam Ayres, Paul Merton.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Electrophiles against Forrests.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales) A repeat, except in Wales, where they're talking rugby.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Goldsmiths play Southampton.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Adam Woodyatt, Vicky Pattison, Kellie Maloney, Tomasz Schafernaker, Judge Jules.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 24 September

  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5.35) Repeated from last year.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) The Roaring Twenties.
  • Chwilio am Seren Junior Eurovision (S4C, 8pm) From Llandudno, it's the Llive Ffinal.
  • The Circle (C4, 9.15) Emma Willis is the new host, and Crater Manchester the new location.

Wednesday 25 September

  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Falafel.
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 8pm) Design a hair salon in the semi-final.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • The Challenge War of the Worlds (MTV, 9pm) Another series starts here.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, 10pm) A new series of rap battles, dance-offs, and hip-hop karaoke challenges.
  • Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave, 10pm) We've still not seen an episode, so this might not be game.

Thursday 26 September

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2000.
  • Blockbusters (Comedy Central, 8pm) A celebrity edition, with Josh Widdicombe, Stacey Dooley, and Oti Mabuse.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Amanda Holden hosts, with Harry Redknapp, Guz Khan, and Alex Scott.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).

Friday 27 September

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Friends and family from 2013.
  • Quiz Nite! (Radio 4, 11.30am) A comedy drama written by Punt and Dennis. "University Challenged". We have no idea what this is about. Lemon drizzle cake, probably.
  • The Good, The Bad and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Kiri Pritchard-McClean.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Kenny Dalglish, Gabriel Garcí Márquez, films of Christopher Nolan.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm) Denise Lewis, Liz McColgan, Greg Rutherford, Kriss Akabusi.
  • Bake Off An Extra Slice (C4, 8pm).
  • The Great Model Railway Challenge (C5, 8pm) A giant Yorkshire pudding and a haggis delivery system.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) The weekly final.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Queasy Quacks, with Victoria Coren Mitchell, Stephen K Amos, Claudia "Claudia" Winkleman.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, 10.35) Rupaul is in the studio, to plug his forthcoming Drag Race series.

Sign language interpretation

  • Ffasiwn Mecanic (S4C, 3pm Sat) Repeated from 2016.
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV not STV, 3am Sun).
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 12.45am Tue).
  • Star Boot Sale (C4, 5.20am Tue, 5.25am Wed, Thu, 5.40am Sat).
  • Go For It (STV, 12.30am Thu; other ITV regions, 3am Thu) Repeated from 2015.
  • The Chef's Brigade (BBC2, 1.30am Sat).
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