TV Guide 2019-10-26

Fans of relationships, ITV has you covered: Take Me Out (Sat) and Back to Mine (Sun) fill all your needs.

Horror fans, this is your week, with spooky specials on every channel. The game is Killer Camp (ITV2, Sun-Thu). The scares on Friday come courtesy of Mock the Week (BBC2), filling a slot vacated by QI. We also need to mention Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, Sun).

Comedy fans, great news. Gigglebiz has a quizzy spin-off, featuring all your favourite characters, and all those of your neighbourhood two-year-old. Gigglequiz comes to Cbeebies from Monday.

Two challenge shows reach their finals: The Great Model Railway Challenge (C5, Sat) and Bake Off (C4, Tue).

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


Saturday 26 October

  • Top Class (BBC2, 6.30am) First shown on CBBC a couple of weeks ago
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.25).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) "Captain HeyHo's Sing-A-Long".
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 10.55) Five episodes.
  • Flour Power (BBC1, 11.30).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 11.35) Subject to change if the rugby goes to extra time.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.10).


  • The Great Model Railway Challenge (C5, 5.40) The grand final.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Musicals!: Rufus Hound, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Ria Jones, Sophie Evans, Carley Stenson, John Owen-Jones, Jodie Prenger, Denise Van Outen.
  • The Chase Celebrity Edition (ITV, 6.25) Charlie Brooks, repeated.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.40) This week's theme is "Hallowe'en".
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 7.15) Paddy McGuinness and his love shaft are back.
  • Rhannu (S4C, 7.30).
  • The Wall (BBC1, 8.20) Vickie and Julie from Merseyside.
  • The X Factor Celebrity (ITV and VM1, 8.20).

Weekend repeats


  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Bake Off (C4, 2.10) From Tuesday; Extra Slice follows at 2.40am.
  • The X Factor Celebrity (ITV, 2.15; VM1, 3.05).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England and NI 12.15am, Scotland 1.30am) From Friday.

Sunday 27 October

Clocks go back one hour at 2am. Enjoy the extra sleep.

  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am) Cardenden v St Joseph's. Note the earlier time.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) Fishy Mud.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 12.15).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 3.50; not Wales) Sport.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 4.05) Shown elsewhere on Friday.
  • Back to Mine (ITV, 4.05) Cheryl from Yorkshire.


  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 7pm) Repeat.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05) A compilation series.
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.15) Adam Lambert sings, but who goes?
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 8pm) Tony Bellew, Kelly Osbourne, Dan Walker. Something for all tastes.
  • Go Gasta (TG4, 8.30).
  • Celebrity Hunted (C4, 9pm).
  • Killer Camp (ITV2, 9pm) When summer camp goes horridly wrong. Continues every night until Thursday.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Yes Chef (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Levi Roots (Mo-We), Helen Fospero (Th-Fr).
  • Headhunters (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes, with The Northern Souls, Hit Them for Essex, Hard as Wales, The Bowl Shebang, and Burke Hard Play Hard.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 4pm).
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 4.30) Classic episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5.05) Even cleverer than the Only Connect questions sent in by D Cummins of Downingstreet.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Make Me a Dealer (BBC2, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Your Room or Mine? (C4, 5.30).
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; Fri 7pm) Dev Griffin, Alex Horne, Debbie McGee, June Sarpong.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fri, 6pm).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm) Concludes on Tuesday.
  • Love Island Down Under (ITVBe, 10pm) Return of the sun 'n' snogging show.

Monday 28 October

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2012.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Orwellians play Junipers.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Lady Margaret Hall Oxford play Downing Cambridge.
  • Killer Camp (ITV2, 9pm).
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm) Two arrive: one leaves before they can unpack. The relationship fact-or-fib contest continues all week.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.05; NI 12.05am, Scot 12.35).
  • Pants on Fire (C4, 11.55) Repeated from E4 last week.

Tuesday 29 October

  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) It's the grand final!
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
  • Killer Camp (ITV2, 9pm).
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm).
  • Lip Sync Battle (Comedy Central, 11pm) Serayah plays Rotimi.

Wednesday 30 October

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2018.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • Killer Camp (ITV2, 9pm).
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm).
  • Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, 10pm) With Maya Jama, Richard Blackwood, Katherine Ryan, and Fleur East.
  • Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave, 10pm) Lolly Adefope, Miles Jupp, Nick Mohammed.
  • The Challenge War of the Worlds (MTV, 10pm) Explosive decisions.

Thursday 31 October – Hallowe'en

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2000.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (BBC II!, 8pm).
  • Blockbusters (Comedy Central, 8pm) Joe, Lynette, and Ayo.
  • Killer Camp (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Pants on Fire (E4, 9pm) Katherine Ryan and Maya Jama.
  • There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Brendan Fraser, Kerry Godliman, Guz Khan.
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) Sean Lock and Victoria Coren Mitchell, in a repeat.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) A Hallowe'en special, with Paddy McGuinness, Anna Richardson, Will Mellor, and Tan France.

Friday 1 November – All Saints Day

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Friends and family from 2013.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30; BBC Scotland tv 10pm) Zoe Lyons, Marc Jennings, Elaine Malcolmson, Jim Smith.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England and NI, 7.30; Scotland 11.25, not Wales) Anthony Ogogo, Hannah Cockroft, Ugo Monye, Jolyon Palmer.
  • Test Drive (BBC1 Scotland, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Greek mythology, Manchester City FC, Harper Lee, Mapp and Lucia.
  • Bake Off An Extra Slice (C4, 8pm) Last in the series.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Jo Brand hosts, with Fintan O'Toole being brilliant as ever.
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9.30) Liz Carr, Miles Jupp, Samson Kayo, Anneka Rice.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Eshaan Akbar, Angela Barnes, Ed Gamble, Rhys James, Felicity Ward.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.50pm Sat and Sun).
  • Bang on the Money (ITV, 3am Sun (as in 4 hours after midnight); STV 12.25am Mon)
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 1.45am Mon).
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 1pm Mon).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 2am Thu).
  • Home is Where the Art Is (BBC2, 2.45am Fri).
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