TV Guide 2020-08-01

The summer pause for new shows continues. This week's biggest new series: Gloryhunters (Talk Sport, Sun), the sports chat with a quiz attached. There's also Masterchef Down Under on pay channel W (weeknights).

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


Saturday 1 August

  • The Yankee Masked Singer (ITV, 5pm).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 6.25) Sophie Ellis-Bextor and friends, repeated.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (VM1, 6.55) Only available on Ireland.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory Kids (VM1 and ITV, 7.25).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.55) Food and drink, repeated. Subject to delay or cancellation if the men's football goes to extra time.

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.


  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12 noon) From last Monday.
  • The Voice etc Kids (ITV, 12.30) From last night.

Sunday 2 August

  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am) A new series of the chat show with a sports quiz attached.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales 11.45, elsewhere 12.15).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 3pm) Two classic episodes.


  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 6pm) The grand final.
  • Quiz met Ballen (, 6.40).
  • De S.P.E.L. Show (, 9.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not Scot, Wales 11.45 Tu).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) The 2019 Championship of Champions concludes.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC1, 2.15) Classic episodes.
  • Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, 2.55).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal, Tenable, Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 2pm) All repeats.
  • Switch (, 4.30).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Sheffield, repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm) A new series of Australia's biggest cookery show.
  • Tenable (ITV4, 7pm) A primetime repeat for some daytime episodes.
  • De Slimste Mens (, 9pm).

Monday 3 August

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) Mansfield college, Oxford.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) August 2016, Southend, with Barry, Sandi Toksvig, Miles Jupp, and Richard Osman.
  • De Hit Quiz (, 6.40) The Hit Quiz, in Dutch. It's very similar to the BBC version.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Imperial London versus Strathclyde.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode.
  • Canada's Drag Race (BBC1, 11.10; Scot, NI 11.40) The Snatch Game.

Tuesday 4 August

  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 12.10am; Scot, NI 12.40am, not Wales) From April 2019, with David Dimbleby, Stacey Dooley, and Henning Wehn.
  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Biographical quiz.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm) From 2019.
  • Al Murray's Pub Quiz (Comedy Central, 10pm).
  • The Challenge Total Madness (MTV, 11pm) Sloppy politics.

Wednesday 5 August

  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Thea.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) Repeated from last Friday.

Thursday 6 August

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef Back to Basics (BBC1, 8pm) John Torode and Gregg Wallace share their favourite challenges from the last 15 years.
  • Glow Up (BBC2, 8pm) Big and bold looks.
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm) Roaming, with Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe, and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Friday 7 August

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm) Adam Gemili, Heather Watson, Jonathan Trott, Dean Ashton.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm; not NI) A repeat with Danny Dyer and Moira Stuart.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jon Richardson and Tom Allen play Sean Lock and Rosie Jones, with Adam Riches giving the anecdote.

Bonus feature

  • Absolute Rubbish (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30) A "new" panel game, sketched out by comedian Eric Idle. Airing as part of Radio Five, a sketch show first heard on Radio 1 in 1973.

Sign language interpretation

  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun).
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 1.30pm Mon).
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 1.55am Tue).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 4.05am Tue, 4.50am Wed, 4.35am Thu).
  • The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft (C4, 3.45am Tue).
  • Home is Where the Art Is (BBC2, 4.05am Wed).
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12 noon Wed).
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