TV Guide 2020-07-25

Cookery shows come to an end this week, with Bake Off The Professionals (C4, Tue) and Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, Wed and Thu).

We've a new Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, Sat), the only actual Olympic action this year. 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown returns (C4, Fri). One for fans of vintage telly: Runaround is dug out of the archive (Talking Pictures, Sat).

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


Saturday 25 July

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 7.40am) A classic episode with Mike Reid (the comedian, not the Saturday Superstore host).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.55) Five episodes.
  • Survivor (TG4, 4.15); Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm); Brightest Celebrity Family (VM1, 6.55) Only available on Ireland.
  • The Yankee Masked Singer (ITV, 5pm).


  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.25) Repeat.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 7.05) Paul Chuckle.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory Kids (VM1 and ITV, 7.25).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.30) New episode klaxon! Olympics, with Anthony Ogogo, Helen Glover, Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell, Nick Skelton, JJ Chalmers, Jeanette Kwakye, Mark Foster.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 5.45) From Friday.
  • The 3rd Degree (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12 noon) From last Monday.
  • The Voice etc Kids (ITV, 12.30) From last night.

Sunday 26 July

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 12 noon).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 3pm) Two classic episodes of the superior fib-finding quiz.


  • Quiz met Ballen (, 6.45).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm; not NI) Pipe-fitting.
  • De S.P.E.L. Show (, 9.05).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30; Fr an hourlong ep at 12.40) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot Mo, Fr only; Fr BBC2).
  • The Boss (BBC2, 1pm; not Fr).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10; Fr 2.05) The 2019 Championship of Champions continues.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, 2.55).
  • Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 4pm) Repeats. Plus Tenable on Monday.
  • Home is Where the Art Is (BBC1, 3.45).
  • Switch (, 4.30).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes until Wednesday, then repeats. Subject to short-notice moves to BBC2.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Leeds, repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • De Slimste Mens (, 9pm).

Monday 27 July

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) Ulster.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) June 1999, Nottingham, with Jeremy Hardy joining Tim, Graeme, Barry, Colin, and Humph.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30; NI, 7pm Fri) Linacre Oxford play Open.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode.
  • Canada's Drag Race (BBC1, 11.10; NI 11.40) Single Use Queens.

The Great British Bake Off

Tuesday 28 July

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Biographical quiz.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm) From 2019.
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm) The grand final, and an entry for Game Show Hat of the Year.
  • Al Murray's Pub Quiz (Comedy Central, 10pm).
  • The Challenge Total Madness (MTV, 11pm) Red Skull may be in danger.

Wednesday 29 July

  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Jainam from Durham.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Semi-finals, from Leamington Spa.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.55; NI 12.25am) Repeated from last Friday.

Masterchef Goes Large

Thursday 30 July

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30) Aldo Zilli gets copied.
  • Glow Up (BBC2, 8pm) Replicate faces from The Lion King.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) The grand final: three courses for John and Gregg.
  • Bake Off (RTÉ2, 8.10) Last year's Channel 4 series ends.
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm) Rest and Recreation with Stephen K Amos, Susan Calman, and Lou Sanders.

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Friday 31 July

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Kerry Godliman play Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson. Nick Mohammed is in the corner.

Sign language interpretation

  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 4.30pm Sat).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun).
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 2.45am Tue).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 3.15am Tue, 1.45am Wed, 2am Thu).
  • The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft (C4, 4.35am Tue).
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