TV Guide 2020-08-08

For the first time in literally weeks, ITV has Stephen Mulhern on Saturday nights! The man with the shiny gold jacket presents Rolling in It. Over on BBC1, a new take on old thrills with Total Wipeout Freddie and Paddy Takeover - old editions of the Big Red Balls show, new commentary from Messrs. Flintoff and McGuinness.

Some more intellectual pursuits on Monday, as Countdown (C4) and Radio 4 Brain resume after their enforced breaks. Mike Reid will host Runaround (Talking Pictures, Sat and Sun), so long as he's taken his migraine tablets.

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Total Wipeout


Saturday 8 August

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 9am) High-tech quizzing from 1979.
  • The Yankee Masked Singer (ITV, 4pm).
  • Rolling in It (ITV, 6.25) Stephen Mulhern and his giant arcade machine. Celebrity guests every week, this time it's Jennie McAlpine, Antony Cotton, Sair Khan.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6.40) Carl Frampton and co.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (VM1, 6.55) Only available on Ireland.
  • Total Wipeout Freddie and Paddy Takeover (BBC1, 7.10) Paddy "Catchpoint" McGuinness and Freddie "Cannonball" Flintoff provide a new commentary on old Total Wipeout episodes.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory Kids (VM1 and ITV, 7.25).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.50) Musicals, repeated.

Weekend repeats


  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 9am).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) 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 noon); The Masked Singer Us (ITV, 1.40); Rolling in It (ITV, 2.35) From last night.

Sunday 9 August

  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30; not Wales).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 3pm) Two classic episodes.


  • Quiz met Ballen (, 6.45).
  • De S.P.E.L. Show (, 9.45).


Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot not Tu, We; Wales 11.45 Tu).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal, Tenable, Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 2pm) All repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) The competition resumes after the recent break. Dr. Phil Hammond shares medical expertise, do listen to him.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC1, 2.15) Classic episodes.
  • Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, 2.55).
  • Switch (, 4.20).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) South Wales, repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Tenable (ITV4, 7pm) A primetime repeat for some daytime episodes.
  • De Slimste Mens (, 9pm).

Monday 10 August

  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) The competition resumes with heat 7.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) December 2013, Milton Keynes, with Barry, Tim, Graeme, and David Mitchell.
  • De Hit Quiz (, 6.40) The Hit Quiz, in Dutch.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Reading against Birkbeck.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode.
  • Canada's Drag Race (BBC1, 11.10; NI 11.40) Star sixty-nine.

Tuesday 11 August

  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 12.10am; NI 12.40am) From April 2019, with Alan Johnson, Janey Godley, and Tim Shipman.
  • 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) The final.

Paul Sinha

Wednesday 12 August

  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Tanner.
  • Be' Ti'n Gwylio? (S4C, 8.25) Three teams compete from the comfort of their own homes to win a takeaway of their choice.
  • Total Wipeout (BBC1, 11.15) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Celebrity Masterchef Back to Basics (BBC1, 11.55) Repeat from last Thursday.

Bonus feature

  • Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (Radio 4, 6.30) The quiz champion and all-round good egg gives more facts, and the tales behind them. This week: writers.

Thursday 13 August

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef Back to Basics (BBC1, 8pm) A semi-final from 2013.
  • Glow Up (BBC2, 8pm) The Holby City crossover episode.
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm) The best bits of series R.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) Repeat from last Friday.

Friday 14 August

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm) Jeffrey Schlupp, Greg Rutherford, Bronte Law, Hannah Miley.
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 8pm) The video conference sports quiz returns.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm; not NI) A repeat with Richard Hammond.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Richard Ayoade and Ivo Graham play Sean Lock and Daisy May Cooper, with Adam Buxton giving the anecdote, and Joe Wilkinson getting in the way.

Sign language interpretation

  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 1.30pm Mon).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 4.05am Tue, 3.35am and 4.35am Wed).
  • Home is Where the Art Is (BBC2, 1.05am Wed).
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