TV Guide 2020-09-12

It's kick-off weekend in men's league football, so Fighting Talk is back (Radio 5, Saturday). In the evening, Stephen Mulhern hosts a new edition of Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV).

Later in the week, Yung Filly's Celeb Lock-In (BBC1, Mon) may or may not pass as a game show. Dating-at-home show Five Guys a Week comes back (C4, Fri).

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


Saturday 12 September

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 9am).
  • The Slammer (CBBC, 10.55) A classic episode.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 10.55) Five episodes.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Colin Murray blows the whistle. A new season of radio's best sports debate in a vaguely quiz format starts right now.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 3.10) A classic episode with James Blunt.



  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) Stephen shares the limelight with Larry Lamb, Sam Quek, and Scarlett Moffatt.
  • Total Wipeout Freddie and Paddy Takeover (BBC1, 6.30).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 7pm) Giles Coren, Rachel Johnson, Chris Packham, and Josie Long.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.10) Music, with Yolanda Brown, JB Gill, Dan Donovan, Brix Smith Start, Patti Boulaye, Jess Conrad, Dave Bartram, and Blaze Bayley. Corks, from Edwards Number 8 to Podium Number 4.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 8pm) The not-live semi-finals.
  • 20 Jaar Wie is de Mol? (, 8.10) Followed by MolTalk.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Road and Rail.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.30) A classic episode with Nikki Fox.

Weekend repeats


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30), The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 5.45) From Friday.
  • Be' Ti'n Gwylio? (S4C, 7.30) From Wednesday.
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon, 10am) From last Friday.
  • Got Talent (ITV, 2.35) From last night.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.25am) From last Friday.

Sunday 13 September

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 9am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 7pm) A classic episode.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Paul Merton, Sally Lindsay, and Jamie Laing.
  • Yankee Love Vegas (ITV2, 9pm)

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot not We).
  • The Boss (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Paul Zenon (Mo-Tu) then Steph McGovern (We-Fr) to promote her new show Steph's Lunchbox.
  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV, 3pm) New editions.
  • The Yankee Masked Singer (ITV2, 3.50).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Blokken (, 4.25).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; not Th) Jay Blades's week, repeated.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm; Wales not Tu, Th not anywhere).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm) New episodes.
  • Yankee Love Island (ITV2, 9pm).

Monday 14 September

  • Guess What? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Twenty Questions done again.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 12, the last heat.
  • Project Z (CITV, 5.31) Are there any brainless zeds in Birmingham? (peers out of window) Yep.
  • My Restaurant Rules New Zealand (W, 8pm) Last in the series.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8.30; not NI, Wales) A "classic" episode.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Merton Oxford play Wolfson Cambridge.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Another "classic" episode.
  • Yung Filly's Celeb Lock-in (BBC1, 11.10; NI 12.40am) Maisie Smith from The Eastenders is given silly things to do by Mr. Filly.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.35; NI 1.05am) From May 2019, with Rhod Gilbert, Emma Barnett, and Tom Allen.

Tuesday 15 September

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Music quiz.
  • Project Z (CITV, 5.31) Turns out the zeds can cross water, as we're in Portsmouth.

Wednesday 16 September

  • Total Wipeout (BBC1, 12 midnight; Wales 12.30am) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Don't forget to miss it.
  • Project Z (CITV, 5.31) Bolton is the final stop on the zeds' world domination tour. Repeats continue in this slot for the next few days.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Anton Danyluk from Love Island.
  • Be' Ti'n Gwylio? (S4C, 8.25).
  • Comedy Game Night (Comedy Central, 9pm) Sally Lindsay, Joe Swash, Judi Love, and Jay McGuinness.

Thursday 17 September

  • Celebrity Masterchef Back to Basics (BBC1, 12.10am; NI 12.40am) Repeat from last Thursday.
  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Dina Asher-Smith, Adam Peaty, Tom Davis, Joel Dommett.

Five Guys a Week

Friday 18 September

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • The Crystal Maze Usa (Nickelodeon, 7pm) "Put a Ring on It!".
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm) Osi Umenyiora, Keri-Anne Payne, Stuart Pearce, Neil Hodgson.
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 8pm).
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 10pm) The dating in your large home series returns, perhaps viewers are in a better place to appreciate it than in April. We reviewed on 5 April.

Sign language interpretation

  • Small Fortune (ITV, 3.50am Sun).
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 2pm Mon).
  • Celebrity Masterchef Back to Basics (BBC2, 1.30am Wed).
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