TV Guide 2020-09-19

The first rites of autumn are served: Strictly Come Dancing returns (BBC1, Sat), albeit in clip form, and BBC One Man and His Dog has its annual competition (BBC1, Sun). Slotted between are the monthly Eurovision Again and the final of Google That! (the interwebs, Sat).

Sunday sees a new series of Family Fortunes (ITV), with Gino D'Acampo hosting. Monday gives us a new series of Only Connect (BBC2), Victoria Coren Mitchell continues her campaign to get University Challenge off air. Bake Off is back on Tuesday (C4), and look how Sandi's grown over the summer! Celebrity Karaoke Club also begins (ITV2, Wed).

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Strictly Come Dancing


Saturday 19 September

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 9am) Happy Christmas from Mike and everyone at Southern Television.
  • The Slammer (CBBC, 10.55) A classic episode.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.45) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 4.15) A classic episode with Carol Vorderman.


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) Joining Stephen this week are Jeff Stelling, Charlotte Hawkins, and Andy Whyment.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 7pm) Jeff Banks, Michelle Ackerley, Andy Crane, and Brian Conley.
  • Strictly Come Dancing Special (BBC1, 7.30) The Best of Movie Week.
  • Google That! (, 8pm) The series finale. Who will win the championship title?
  • Eurovision Again (, 8pm) Last month, we all gawped at Gothenberg 1985, and a winner testing the language rule to the limit. But where this time?
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 8pm) The not-live semi-finals continue.
  • 20 Jaar Wie is de Mol? (, 8.10) Followed by MolTalk.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 8.40) Patsy Kensit, Jake Canuso, Jenny Hanley, David Hamilton, Chris Jarvis, Pui Fan Lee, Andrea McLean, Linda Robson.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Past Times.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9.30) A classic episode with Nadiya Hussain.

Weekend repeats


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30), The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon, 10am) From last Friday.
  • Got Talent (ITV, 12.35; VM1, 3pm); Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 2.30) From last night.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.10am; Scotland 1.25am) From last Friday.

One Man and His Dog

Sunday 20 September

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 9am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 4.35).


  • BBC One Man and His Dog (BBC1, 5.20) This year, Matt Baker and Charlotte Smith are in Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. Made in the Countryfile strand.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6.30) Double Points Friday is on a Sunday this week.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 7pm) A classic episode.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Michael Owen, Tess Daly, Hal Cruttenden.
  • Family Fortunes (ITV, 8pm) Gino D'Acampo hosts the latest revival.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (VM1, 8pm) Seen on ITV earlier in the month.
  • Yankee Love Vegas (ITV2, 9pm)

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot not Th).
  • The Boss (BBC2, 1pm; Fr Decimate takes this slot).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Steph McGovern (Mo-Tu) then Richard Digance (We-Fr).
  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV, 3pm) New editions.
  • The Yankee Masked Singer (ITV2, 3.50) The final's on Thursday.
  • 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; Wales not Tu, Fr 6.30) Kate Bottley's week, repeated.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm) New episodes.
  • Yankee Love Island (ITV2, 9pm).

Only Connect (2)

Monday 21 September

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Nobody gets away with murder in Simon Brett's show!
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 1.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) The new series starts with Pilgrims v Corkscrews.
  • My Restaurant Rules New Zealand (W, 8pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Royal Academy of Music play St John's Cambridge.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Another "classic" episode.
  • Yung Filly's Celeb Lock-in (BBC1, 11.10; NI 12.10am) Biscuit mogul Jamie Laing, and Sophie Habboo.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.35; NI 12.40am) From June 2019, with Victoria Coren Mitchell, Ahir Shah, and Jess Phillips.

The Great British Bake Off

Tuesday 22 September

Due to unexpected news broadcasts, Bargain Hunt moved to BBC2, and Bake Off was delayed by 15 minutes.

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Music quiz.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm 8.15) "Like a weird experiment on a big commune". Dame Sandi Toksvig has regenerated into Matt Lucas. As is traditional, we begin with Cake Week, and a classic Battenberg.
  • Celebrity Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Now on Freeview channel 11.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8.30) Not billed in advance. A news special meant The Sherrifs are Coming could not air in the 8pm hour.

Wednesday 23 September

  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Donna Preston, a comedian.
  • Comedy Game Night (Comedy Central, 9pm) Rufus Hound, Jacqueline Jossa, and Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom.
  • Celebrity Karaoke Club (ITV2, 10pm) Vocal skill isn't as important as the entertainment. This week's guests include Courtney Act, Scarlett Moffatt, David Potts, Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom, Tallia Storm, Luke Kempner, and Jess Wright.

Thursday 24 September

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Jonathan Ross, Tony Bellew, Jade Jones, Alan Carr.

Friday 25 September

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) This week's episode is hosted by a tub of lard.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • The Crystal Maze Usa (Nickelodeon, 7pm) "That's gonna leave a mark".
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm) Katherine Grainger, Kevin Campbell, Michael Jamieson, Christine Ohuruogu.
  • Bake Off an Extra Slice (C4, 8pm) Jo Brand and Tom Allen talk all about cake, with special guest Richard Osman.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 Wales, 9pm).
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 10pm) "Bonnie".

Sign language interpretation

  • Brightest Family (ITV, 3am Sun) Repeats from 2018.
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 2pm Mon).
  • Celebrity Masterchef Back to Basics (BBC2, 1.30am Wed).
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