TV Guide 2020-10-03

Last year's best new show is back: The Wall returns (BBC1, Saturday). 2016's second-worst new show is also back, 500 Questions makes a one-off return on the internet for charity (Sat). And 1972's most-enduring show returns, Mastermind (BBC2, Mon).

Comedy Central's got Guessable with Sara Pascoe (Mon; repeated on C5 Fri). ITV brings us Sorry, I Didn't Know (Tue), and ITV2 has a new run of Hey Tracey (Mon). It's the final of Love "Island" in Las Vegas (ITV2, Fri).

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The Wall


Saturday 3 October

  • The Slammer (CBBC, 10.55) A classic episode.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.30) Television people: Dominic Littlewood, Jenni Falconer, Nikki Fox, Susannah Streeter, Paul Ross, Nick Hancock, Mark Durden-Smith, Kate Thornton.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) Joining Stephen this week are Krishnan Guru-Murphy, Lesley Joseph, Nathan Byron.
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 6.15) Into the top five at number 42!
  • Little Mix The Search (2) (BBC1, 7pm) Girl vocals.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 7pm) Ronni Ancona, Adam Gemili, Dave Johns, Joel Dommett.
  • 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.
  • Strictly Come Dancing Special (BBC1, 8.10) The Best of Musicals.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Rubbish.
  • The Wall (BBC1, 9,.15) A new series of the balls-and-secrets show.

Bonus feature

  • Ash The Bash does 500 Questions (, from 12 noon) What would 500 Questions be like if it actually, you know, asked 500 questions in one episode? And would it be any better if hosted by someone likeable? Ash The Bash hopes to answer both questions in this marathon internet broadcast, and raise money for Save the Children.

Weekend repeats


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30), The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Family Fortunes (ITV, 4.40) From last Sunday.
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 5pm) From Friday.
  • Be' Ti'n Gwylio (S4C, 7.30).
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 7.30am); Got Talent (ITV, 2.30; VM1, 3pm) From last night.
  • The Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon, 10am) From Friday.
  • Bake Off (C4, 2.30) From last Tuesday.

Sunday 4 October

  • The Chase (ITV, 5.30) A "classic" episode.
  • Little Mix The Search (2) (BBC1, 6.45) Vocals and instruments.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Gregg Wallace, Chris Ramsey, Vogue Williams.
  • Family Fortunes (ITV, 8pm) Depeche-toi!
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (VM1, 8pm) Seen on ITV last month.
  • Yankee Love Vegas (ITV2, 9pm)

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot not Th).
  • Decimate (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Michelle Ackerley (Mo-Tu) then Jon Culshaw (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 3.15) Repeats.
  • 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) A champions week, repeated.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm) New episodes.
  • Yankee Love Island (ITV2, 9pm) Final's on Friday at 10.

Monday 5 October

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 3.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) The black chair quiz returns.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Sliders v Ticket Collectors.
  • My Restaurant Rules New Zealand (W, 8pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Edinburgh play Manchester The Team Everyone Wants To Beat.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm) Sara Pascoe asks: what's in the box? Alan Davies and Darren Harriott are the regular captains. With Clare Balding, Jason Manford, Russell Kane, and Dane Baptiste.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Another "classic" episode.
  • Hey Tracey (ITV2, 10pm) Joel Dommett tries to answer celebs' questions.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.35; NI 12.05am; Wales 12.10am) Damian Lewis, Katy Balls, Chris McCausland, from last Friday.

Sorry, I Didn't Know

Tuesday 6 October

  • Bake Off an Extra Slice (C4, 1am) Repeated from Friday.
  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Music quiz.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.10) A classic episode.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) This week's ingredients: nothing but air. It's Bread.
  • Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV, 10.45; STV 11.10, Border 12.10am Wed-into-Thu) The Black history show hosted by Jimmy Akingbola, captains Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love, and guests Tom Allen, Colin Salmon, Angie Le Mar, and Paul Chowdhry.

Bonus feature

  • Alison Hammond Back to School (ITV, 9pm) The Big Brother star tells of some of the Black people not taught in history classes.

Wednesday 7 October

  • Comedy Game Night (Comedy Central, 9pm) Gethin Jones, Gaby Roslin, Nina Wadia, Darren Harriott.
  • Celebrity Karaoke Club (ITV2, 10pm) Diana Vickers starts singing.

Thursday 8 October

  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Richard Madeley sorts the useful from the useless.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Ally McCoist, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker, Laura Woods.

Friday 9 October

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.15am; NI 1.25am) Repeat from last Friday.
  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Adam Hart-Davis.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • The Crystal Maze Usa (Nickelodeon, 7pm) "Keep your eyes on the panda!".
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30, Scot and Wales 8.05) Dion Dublin, Shanaze Reade, Iwan Thomas (sprinter), Marland Yarde.
  • Bake Off an Extra Slice (C4, 8pm) Judi Love and Aisling Bea bring the cobs.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 England, 8.05) BRIAN BLESSED, again.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Adil Ray hosts, with Kiri Pritchard-McLean and an expensive handbag.
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 10pm) Charlotte.
  • Guessable (C5, 10pm) Repeat from Comedy Central on Monday

Bonus feature

  • The Adventure Show (BBC Scotland, 7pm) Two hours of people doing things in The Great Outdoors. Don't try this at home, you'll need to be outdoors.

Sign language interpretation

  • Brightest Family (ITV, 3am Sun) Repeats from 2018.
  • Dinner Date (ITV2, 11.25am weekdays).
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 2pm Mon).
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