TV Guide 2020-10-10

It's the grand final of This Territory's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, Sat). More refined entertainment on Radio 4, as they mark Nicholas Parsons Night.

Channel 4 invite us to jump off The Bridge (Sun). The Bidding Room returns to BBC1 daytime, and Richard Osman opens the doors on House of Games (3) (BBC2, weeknights). New Four in a Bed on Channel 4 (weeknights). Breaking the News returns to Radio Scotland (Fri).

A new channel for Taskmaster (C4, Thu), that's Channel 4, not UKTV G2. Over on the History Channel, The Chop (Thu) seeks a great woodworker, Love Island What Happened Next comes to ITV2 (from Tue), and Portrait Artist of the Year returns (Artsworld, Wed).

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Britain's Got Talent


Saturday 10 October

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


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.30) Family: Marcus and Helen Brigstocke, David and Frankie Seaman, Naughty Boy and Aisha Khan, Toby and Fia Tarrant.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 5.30) Joining Stephen this week are Dion Dublin, Rachel Riley, and Tim Vine.
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 6.15) The only place to hear Curtis and his amazing performing tigers.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6.30) Susan Calman, Dermot Murnaghan, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Omid Djalili.
  • Little Mix The Search (2) (BBC1, 7pm) Girl dance.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 7.30) The live-ish grand final!
  • 20 Jaar Wie is de Mol? (, 8.10) Followed by MolTalk.
  • Strictly Come Dancing Special (BBC1, 8.10) The Best of the Final.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm; not Wales) Ridiculous.
  • The Wall (BBC1, 9.20) Jack and Michaela from Wigan.

Nicholas Parsons

Nicholas Parsons Night

  • A Man of Many Parts (Radio 4, 7pm) Paul Jackson profiles the late, great, entertainer.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 7.30) A classic episode from 2010, with Paul, Sheila, Gyles, and Ian McMillan at the British Library.
  • The Straight Man (Radio 4, 8pm) A potted history of the stooge in comedy acts, hosted by Arthur Haynes' straight man.
  • Doon the Watta (Radio 4, 8.30) His haunts on the Clyde in Glasgow...
  • Desert Island Discs (Radio 4, 9pm) Nicholas talks to Kirsty Young, from 2007.
  • Just a Minute Does Panto! (Radio 4 Extra, 10pm) Nicolas, Paul, Sheila, and Gyles go through pantoland in search of the missing Golden Whistle. From 2016.

Weekend repeats


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30), The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Be' Ti'n Gwylio (S4C, 4.30).
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 7.30am) From last night.
  • The Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon, 10am) From Friday.
  • Bake Off (C4, 2.45) From last Tuesday.

Sunday 11 October

  • Little Mix The Search (2) (BBC1, 6.45) Rap R&B.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 7pm; not NI) A "classic" episode.
  • Family Fortunes (VM1, 7pm; ITV, 8pm) Phillips from Bristol play Buckleys from Bury.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Alex Brooker, Chris Bisson, Joey Essex.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (VM1, 9pm) Seen on ITV last month.
  • The Bridge (C4, 9pm) Twelve strangers have twenty days to build a bridge, about 250 metres away from the mainland.

House of Games (3)

Weekday Daytimes

  • Trapped (CBBC, 12.10) Three episodes, repeated to fill a hole in the schedule.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Decimate (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu or Fr).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Jon Culshaw (Mo-Tu) then Shappi Khorsandi (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 3.15; not Mo) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Blokken (, 4.25).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30, repeated BBC2 7.15am next weekday) New episodes of the antiques dealing show with faint game overtones.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New series.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Cardiff.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) New series starts here! Ade Adepitan, Jean Johansson, Stephen Mangan, Vikki Stone.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm) New episodes.

Monday 12 October

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 4.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Manchester United, Toni Morrison, Berthe Morisot, William Tyndale.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Puzzle Hunters v Walruses.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Magdalene Cambridge play University Oxford in the last first-round match.
  • My Restaurant Rules New Zealand (W, 8.40).
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Another "classic" episode.
  • Hey Tracey! (ITV2, 10pm) Joel Dommett and a pet-food dispenser.

Tuesday 13 October

  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 12.30am; NI 1.10am Tue-into-Wed) Adil Ray, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, A Very Expensive Handbag, repeated from Friday.
  • 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) Think they melt when we touch them: it's chocolate week.
  • Love Island What Happened Next (ITV2, 9pm) "Is it that he put slot A into tab B, and got shouted at?"
  • Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV, 10.45; STV 11.05) This week's guests: Russell Kane, Verona Rose, AJ Adudu, Nathan Caton.

Wednesday 14 October

  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Four hours to paint one of three famous sitters, who we've never heard of. Stephen Mangan continues to host.
  • Love Island The Mystery Guest (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Comedy Game Night (Comedy Central, 9pm) Kriss Akabusi, Kerry Godliman, Andi Oliver.
  • Celebrity Karaoke Club (ITV2, 10pm) Baga Chipz drops in.
  • The Bridge (C4, 11.05) Repeat from Sunday.


Thursday 15 October

  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) John Fortune sorts his Excel rows from his Excel columns.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Daisy May Cooper, Mawaan Rizwan, and Richard Herring are given silly things to do, with Tim Key setting some of them to music. Greg Davies keeps the team's points.
  • Love Island The One Minute Drill (ITV2, 9pm) New endurance record there.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) "Unseen": clips from the recent series.
  • The Chop (History Channel, 9pm) Lee Mack and Rick Edwards try to find the best woodworker on the island, with William Hardie judging.

Friday 16 October

Another extended news bulletin meant The Bidding Room didn't air at 4.30. Its scheduled repeat on Sunday will become the first broadcast.

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.15am; NI 12.55am, not Wales) Repeat from last Friday.
  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Antony Worrall Thompson.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) The topical quiz returns.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • The Crystal Maze Usa (Nickelodeon, 7pm) "Swing it like a boss!".
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.35, NI 8.05) Jade Jones, Ugo Monye, Sam Quek, Gary Pallister.
  • Bake Off an Extra Slice (C4, 8pm) Vic Reeves, Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom, and Channel 4's Own Steph McGovern.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 England and Wales, 8.05) Clara Amfo, again.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Stephen Mangan hosts a "satirical" quiz, with Grayson Perry and Janey Godley on the panel.
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 10pm) Sharon. Last in the "present" series.

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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