TV Guide 2020-06-27

New episodes of Pointless have crept up on us (BBC1, from Fri 26 June). We've a welcome return for The 3rd Degree (R4, Mon), and a new series of Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, Wed).

Over on ITV2, they have imported a companion for their daily chat show. Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, weekdays) features fun and undemanding games with oversized pay-offs.

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


Saturday 27 June

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.20).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.20) Five episodes.


  • The Yankee Masked Singer (ITV, 5.30).
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm); Yankee Love Island (VM3, 6pm); Survivor (TG4, 6.05) Only available on Ireland.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30) Celebrities, repeat.
  • Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow (sic) (ITV, 7.30; VM1, 8.30) Civilian Play Your Cards Right.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.35) 1990s, repeat, and not if the men's football goes to extra time.
  • Eurovision Again (EBU on youtube, 8pm) Last week: the tepid show in Belgrade 2008. This week: the season finale!

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 5.45) From Friday.
  • My Generation (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12 noon) From last Monday.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 12.30) From Thursday.
  • The Yankee Masked Singer (ITV, 1pm) From last night.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.05) From Friday.
  • Epic Gameshow (ITV, 5pm) From last night.

Sunday 28 June

  • Double Dare; Takeshi's Castle (Nickelodeon, from 10am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.25; not Scotland).
  • Celebrity Deal or No Deal (C4, 4.55) Louis Walsh.


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6.25) Christian Jessen and others, repeated.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).

Bonus features

  • Watching Us (Radio 4, 2.45) The exploration of reality telly continues.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 10.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales, 11.45; elsewhere 12.15; Scot not Wed).
  • Top Class (BBC Red Button, 12.40) Series 4.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) We move ahead to the 2016 Championship of Champions, we reckon the peak of quality and fun and friendship.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15; RTE1, 4.45).
  • Tenable, Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 3pm) Repeats.
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.45 4.30).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, 5pm) Silly stunts and challenges with Ellen DeGeneres.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Brighton.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Love Island Down Under (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Bromans (ITV2, 10.10-ish) Straight after, another chance to miss the ancient world.

Monday 29 June

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) The new series starts in Bournemouth.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders, Sindhu Vee, Neil Delamere.

Tuesday 30 June

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12 midnight; NI 12.30am, not Wales) Repeat from Friday.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm) From 2018.
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm) Chocolate skylines.
  • The Challenge Total Madness (MTV, 11pm) End of the alliance.

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Wednesday 1 July

  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Jon from Liverpool.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) This week's five to follow are Myles Stephenson, Thomas Skinner, Judi Love, John Barnes, and Shyko Amos.

Thursday 2 July

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Glow Up (BBC3 online, 7pm).
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 8pm) Semi-final 2.
  • Bake Off (RTÉ2, 8.10) Last year's Channel 4 series.
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm) Ridiculous, with Tom Allen, Susan Calman, and Zoe Lyons.

Friday 3 July

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30 and 8.30).
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 8pm).

Sign language interpretation

  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 4.30pm Sat).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun).
  • Don't Ask Me Ask The Viewers (ITV, 3am Mon) The live show with the topics from (er) May 2017.
  • Culinary Genius (ITV, 3am Tue, Wed).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 12.35am Wed).
  • Dragons' Den Best Ever Pitches (BBC2, 1.05am Fri).
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