TV Guide 2020-03-07

BBC2 gets a pair of new shows for Sunday night, as Race Across the World and Dragons' Den return. Artsworld has coverage of the Glyndebourne Opera Cup (Sat).

A new look to Channel 4's Tuesday: Celebrity Bake Off is followed by dating show Five Guys a Week. Channel 4's weekdays gain new episodes of Four in a Bed and Come Dine with Me.

Two of the dance shows finish this weekend: The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, Sat), and Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, Sun). And it's Sport Relief, Friday's telethon will doubtless have lots of game show-related jollity.

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


Saturday 7 March

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 6.30am) As seen on CBBC about a month ago.
  • SquadGoals (RTE2, 10.55).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE1, 11.55).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.55) Five episodes.
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 2.30).


  • Glyndebourne Opera Cup (Artsworld, 5.30) Television coverage of the long-standing arts prize, hosted by Chris Addison and Danielle de Niese.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6pm) CAUTION: contains Ann Widdecombe, and should be watched by no-one. Radzi Chinyanganya (Olympic sprinters), Ruth Madeley (Will and Grace), the vile Ann Widdecombe (escape of Charles II), Tom Read Wilson (My Fair Lady).
  • This Territory's Got Talent NBC (VM3, 6pm)
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm).
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 6.30) The grand final.
  • Één jaar gratis (, 6.35).
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 7pm; VM1, 7.30) Jax Jones and Ella Henderson perform, Twist & Pulse do their thing, Ant and Dec wonder why they're not as fun as Sam and Mark.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.55) Food, a repeat.
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 7.50) Moltalk volgt op 8.50.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV, 8.30; VM1, 9pm) The Battle rounds conclude.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.40)
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 8.45) A Sport Relief special, with Graeme Swann, Rachel Parris, Sam Quek, Mark Watson.
  • Oci Oci Oci (S4C, 9pm) Another "classic" episode.
  • Fear Factor (Colors, 9.29) Indian frights.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 1.15) From last Monday.
  • Dancing with the Stars (RTE1, 1.15) "Like The Hunger Games with added glitter." From last Sunday.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 7.10); Crackerjack (CBBC, 7.45) From Wednesday and Friday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV, 1.10).
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (VM1, 11.55; ITV, 2.30).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 3.25) From More4 last Wednesday.
  • Home of the Year (RTE, 3.40); Winning Streak (RTE1, 4.10).

Sunday 8 March - International Women's Day

  • Beat the Chef (C4, 8.25) Two episodes from last year.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.25) Repeats of the recent series.
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 11.30).
  • SquadGoals (RTE2, 12.15).
  • School Choir of the Year (Radio Ulster, 2pm).


  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6pm) The grand final.
  • Dancing with the Stars (RTE1, 6.30) TV themes. Go on, who's jigging to the Treasure Hunt theme?
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 8pm; Wales, 8.50) 1: From Mexico City to Copan Ruinas. Now expanded to eight episodes.
  • Take Me Out (VM2, 8pm) Shown on ITV last autumn.
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 8pm).
  • Réalta Agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm; Wales, 9.50) Low-alcohol brewers.
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) 26 September 1965: Jimmy Tarbuck hosts Frankie Howerd, Pete Seeger, the Hollies, Susan Maughan, Arthur Haynes, Kenneth More.

Bonus feature

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at 42 (Radio 4 Extra, 8pm) A repeat of the first series, with new discussion and thoughts from Robin Ince and Lucy Porter.

Weekday Daytimes

  • The Switch (VM3, 12 noon, not Mo).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Hardball (BBC2, 1pm Th-Fr); Best House in Town (BBC2, 1.30 Mo, 1.50 Tue (NI 3pm, not Wales), not We, 1.45 Th-Fr); The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 3.45; 3.40 Th, NI 4.30 Tue) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Jeremy Thompson. Horse racing fills afternoons on ITV.
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) New episodes from Edinburgh.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Golden week: Hugh Dennis, Sarah Greene, Nish Kumar, Holly Walsh.
  • Yankee Masterchef (W, 7pm).

Monday 9 March - Commonwealth Day

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic Gyles from 2004.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Laura Ingalls Wilder, Star Trek, Jenson Button, Mary Queen of Scots.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 1.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 7.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 10 March

  • De Smerige Quiz (, 4.05).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.30).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 7pm) Repeat from Sunday.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Louis Theroux, Jenny Eclair, Russell Howard, Ovie Soko.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) This week, the artists paint Omid Djalili.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) An 1800s barn.
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 9.15) A single girl invites five suitors into her home, all at the same time.

Wednesday 11 March

  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.50) The grand final.
  • Corner Shop Cook-Off (BBC Scotland, 8pm) Jamie Scott takes the challenge this week.
  • Jon Snow's Very Hard Questions (More4, 8pm) No de Cologne and Guns n' Hoses; at 10pm, Knowledge is Power and We Three Kings.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Lamb, aubergine, red pepper.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (More4, 9pm) The final: Mad Hatter's Tea Set.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Stephen Mangan, Tessa Coates, Charlie Brooker, Shappi Khorsandi.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 10.35); Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.15) Repeats from earlier in the week.

Thursday 12 March

News disrupted BBC1 in the late afternoon: Ready Steady Cook went out on BBC2 at 4.40, and Pointless at 5.45. House of Games followed directly at 6.30.

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 4.05).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) William Sitwell takes on the Friday final.
  • The Heist (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Tracking a signal.
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm) Caravans.

Bonus feature

  • Gods of the Game (Comedy Central, 8.30) Bradley Wiggins and Tom Rosenthal invite people to do silly things with sporting greats. We'll have to see if this is a game show as we know it.

Friday 13 March - Friday the Thirteenth

  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Peter Jones (1) hosts a comedy quiz from 1981.
  • Bargain Hunt Sport Relief Special (BBC1, 12.15) Tessa Sanderson and Iwan Thomas (sprinter) against John Watson and Manish Bhasin.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Susie McCabe, Sophie Duker, Lewis McLeod, Jim Smith.
  • Crackerjack (CBBC, 6.20) Later because Blue Peter moves for Sport Relief.
  • QI (BBC2, 9.30) Oceans.
  • A Question of Sport Relief (BBC2, 10pm) Sue Barker hosts, with guests Mel Giedroyc, Tom Davis, Chris Kamara, and Paddy McGuinness.
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 12.45am).

Bonus feature

  • Sport Relief (BBC1, 7pm) Including a Celebrity Boat Race, crazy golf, dancing, and netball.

Sign language interpretation

  • Who's Doing the Dishes (STV, 12.20am Sun).
  • Best Home Cook (BBC2, 7.30am Mon).
  • Hunted (C4, 12.50am Tue).
  • Win the Wilderness (BBC2, 12.15am Wed).
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