TV Guide 2020-10-24

To-do this weekend. 1) Change clocks. 2) Check smoke alarm. 3) Watch the first performance night on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, Sat) and the return of It Takes Two (BBC2, from Mon). 4) Remember to avoid a new series of Quote... Unquote (R4, Mon), so bad it's bad.

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


Saturday 24 October

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am) The annual repeats of the Dara Ó Briain revival start here.
  • The Slammer (CBBC, 10.55) A classic episode.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.20am) Five episodes.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.25).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.45) A classic episode.
  • Little Mix The Search (2) (BBC1, 6.10) Battle of the bands. Let's try that again, shall we?
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 7pm) Another chance to see Rob Beckett, Ruth Jones, and Jordan Banjo.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.25) This week's theme is "Thank goodness you're here!".
  • 20 Jaar Wie is de Mol? (, 7.55) Mijn haart zegt Nikkie, mijn gut zegt Jeroen. Maar wie is de mol?
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 8pm Sun) Jacqui Oatley, Dev Griffin, Fallon Sherrock, Johnny Vegas.
  • The Million Pound Celebrity Cube (ITV, 9pm; repeated 12.25am) Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton.
  • The Wall (BBC1, 9.15) Gabriel and Daniel from Devon.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30), The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.45) From Monday.
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 11pm) From Thursday.


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 7.30am) From last night.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From last Monday.
  • Bake Off (C4, 1.50) From last Tuesday.
  • Taskmaster (E4, 6pm) A family viewing edition.

Sunday 25 October

Clocks go back overnight. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep; but not the hour of darkness in the evening.

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.50) Postponed from Tuesday.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 7pm; not NI) A "classic" episode.
  • Family Fortunes (VM1, 7pm; ITV, 8pm) Wilson from Worcester play Popat from Harrow.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Game show hosts special: Jeff Stelling (Countdown), Angela Rippon (Masterteam), Matt Edmondson (The Hangover Games).
  • The Bridge (C4, 9pm) Two in, one out.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Coach Trip Road to Barcelona (C4, about 5.30am Thu, Fri) Previously shown on E4.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15, repeated BBC2 6.30am next weekday; Scot 3pm, Wales 11.30 Fri).
  • Decimate (BBC2, 1pm).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 1.45) New episodes.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Jay Rayner (Mo-Tu) then Colin Murray (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 3.15; not Tu) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Blokken (, 4.25).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Edinburgh.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; Wales 7pm Tue) Jayde Adams, Josie d'Arby, Rufus Hound, Scott Mills.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30) Rylan Clark-Neal hosts the little brother show.
  • Classic Taskmaster (E4, 8pm) As previously seen on UKTV Dave.
  • The Million Pound Cube (VM1, 9pm) Shown elsewhere last week.

Monday 26 October

Holiday in Irish Republic

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) The latest series of Nigel Rees's quotations entertainment. Won't appear in the BBC's "Monday Quiz" podcast feed, let's be thankful for small mercies.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) A classic episode from 2013, with Paul, Sheila, Josie Lawrence, and Marcus Brigstocke.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm) It's the grand final.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Montgomery bus boycott, The Crown, anaesthesia, Stormzy.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Dungeon Masters v Severns.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) The second repêchage match.
  • My Restaurant Rules New Zealand (W, 8.50).
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm).
  • Hey Tracey! (ITV2, 10pm).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.40; NI, Wales 12.10am) Repeated from Friday.

Tuesday 27 October

  • The Bridge (C4, 1.25am); Bake Off an Extra Slice (C4, 2.15am) Repeats.
  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Biography quiz.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.10) A classic episode.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Kawaii! It's Japanese Week.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 Wales, 8.30) A classic episode.
  • Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, 10pm) With Mutya Buena, Aurie Styla, Yung Filly, Chunkz, and a special appearance from Dizzee Rascal.
  • Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV, 10.45; STV 11.10, not Border Scotland) This week's guests: Shaun Wallace, Paul Chowdhry, Toby Williams, Sophie Duker.

Wednesday 28 October

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.25am; NI 1.25am) Repeat from last Friday.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Sitting this week: Melanie Sykes.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm).
  • There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Kelly MacDonald and Daniel Mays.
  • Comedy Game Night (Comedy Central, 9pm) Ore Oduba, Amanda Abbington, Matt Edmondson.
  • Celebrity Karaoke Club (ITV2, 10pm) Roman Kemp joins for the grand final.
  • The Rap Game (BBC II! on BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.15) Six unsigned MCs compete to become the next rap superstar.

Thursday 29 October

  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Stewart Lee.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) Turn! Turn! Turn!
  • The Chop (History Channel, 9pm) Won't air, because they're making very sure there aren't any racists on the show.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 12 midnight) Maisie Adam, Eshaan Akbar, Ed Byrne (comedian), Sophie Duker, Ed Gamble.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Hallowe'en with Craig Revel Horwood, Maya Jama, Jacqueline Jossa, and Howard Donald.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30) A classic episode with Harry Hill, Rose Matafeo, and Alex Horne.

Friday 30 October

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Esther Rantzen.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Lip Sync Battle Shorties (Nickelodeon, 4pm) Hallowe'en special.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30, Scot 8.05) AP McCoy, Charlotte Edwards, David James, Joanna Rowsell Shand.
  • Bake Off an Extra Slice (C4, 8pm) Jonathan Ross, Darren Harriott, Siobhan McSweeney.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 England, 8.05) David Baddiel.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Steph McGovern, Miles Jupp, Sayeeda Warsi.

Sign language interpretation

  • Brightest Family (ITV, 3am Sun) Repeats from 2018.
  • Dinner Date (ITV2, 11.25am weekdays).
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