TV Guide 2021-02-20

Two long-established light entertainment behemoths are back this week. Ant and Dec bring us new Saturday Night Takeaway (VM1 and ITV, Sat). Paul Merton is the first guest host for Just a Minute (R4, Mon). A new series of The Wall begins with another Versus Celebrities special (BBC1, Sat).

Later in the week, Gordon Ramsay tries to help us with our Bank Balance (BBC1, from Wed). Web series Darling, What Have You Done to Your Hair? gets a broadcast showing (E4, Sun). There's a new series of Junior Masterchef Down Under (W, weeknights)

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


Saturday 20 February

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.25) Five episodes.
  • The Masked Singer Unmasked (ITV2, 12.30).


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.35) Jon Culshaw, Richie Anderson, Rachel Johnson, Denis Lawson, answering on Doctor Who, The Saturdays, the Laconia incident, Miles Davis.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6pm) Tom Allen, Fleur East, and Simon Gregson join Stephen Mulhern.
  • Celebrity Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.10) David James and Siobhan Chamberlain play James Haskell and Chloe Madeley.
  • The Wall Versus Celebrities (BBC1, 6.40) John Barnes and Chris Kamara.
  • Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) Start of a new series, with Fleur East, Jamie Redknapp, Stephen Mulhern, but Gary Barlow.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.30) Classic kids' television: Peter Purves, Lesley Judd, Jane Tucker, Freddy Marks, Dave Benson Phillips, Mike Read, Kirsten O'Brien, Terrence Hardiman.
  • The Voice of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8.35) "Everyone loves the spinning chairs, then it turns into another clone of The X Factor" — Lewis Murphy, The 50-Fifty Show, January 2013.

Weekend repeats


  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 10am) From Thursday.
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC2, 12 noon) From Tuesday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6.10) From Friday.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC2, 12 noon) From Thursday.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) From last Monday.

Sunday 21 February

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting and CITV, 8.30am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 9.45).
  • Darling, What Have You Done to Your Hair? (E4, 10.25am) Tom Read Wilson offers players £500. Win the game, take the cash. Lose the challenge, take a haircut from hell. Previously shown as short videos on E4's "social platforms".
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not Scot).


  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6pm) In a change to the advertised movie episode, it's Dancing On Ice The Greatest Show on Ice, a pre-recorded special while everyone recovers from injuries, illnesses, and general naffness.
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30) Final week.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 8pm) Garden week.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 9.55; not We, Th unless the cricket's rained off; Fr 10.55) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Scotland 10am (12.15 Tue, 11.45 We); Wales not Mo, Wed, 11.30 Fri; elsewhere 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10 Mo, Tu, Fr; More4 2.25 We, Th, Fr) With Jeremy Thompson (Mo-Tu), Linda Papadopoulos (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes. This week's teams are Go On My Gibson, We Know Our Bunions, Wig-an A Win It, From Good Stock-Port, A Little UCL-elp From My Friends.
  • The Masked Singer Us (ITV2, 3.55).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30) Episodes they've chosen not to show in the original billed slots, and that might not be shown this time round. Check daily listings on the website for details as we get them.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Last new Pointless on Monday, then we're back into repeats from June - episodes that first aired on BBC2.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) Ronni Ancona, Nathan Caton, Colin Murray, Sally Phillips.
  • Tenable (Challenge, 6pm) New on the Challenge channel.
  • Lightning (BBC2, 6.30) Last week of this series.
  • Junior Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).

Monday 22 February

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 3.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton is the guest host, with panellists Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth, Tony Hawks, and Pippa Evans.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Sidney Poitier, Greek mythology, Soundgarden, the Women's Institute.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Quarter-final 3: Dungeon Masters v Barons.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 7.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Maya Jama, Roisin Conaty, Roman Kemp, Xand van Tulleken.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Repeat from November 2019, with Helen McCrory, Andy Hamilton, and Chris McCausland.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 10.45; NI 12.45am) Celebrity impressions, with Jessie Ware.

Tuesday 23 February

  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 8pm) This week's bonkers suggestion: a "shop". You know, like a transactional website, but with things to touch! And people to meet! And germs to encounter!
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) "A modernised 1800s house with an extension in County Cork"; is the main house in County Donegal?
  • Unforgivable (Dave, 10pm) Tom Allen, Gemma Collins, Darren Harriott.

Wednesday 24 February

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) As seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (BBC1, 9pm) Pairs of contestants answer questions, stack gold bars on a board. The more they build up, the more they can win - and the more they can lose because gravity never takes a day off.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.40) "You get what you give".

Thursday 25 February

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England 12.20am, NI 1.20am) Repeat from last week.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Pooch Perfect (BBC1, 8pm) "Why does this dog look like a cat?" "Coz 'e likes doin' impressions!"
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3 online, 8pm).
  • Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (BBC1, 9pm) Another new episode.

Friday 26 February

With scheduled cricket not airing, Channel 4 had five episodes of Come Dine with Me from 10.55am, and Countdown moved back to its regular slot from More4. With an unscheduled BBC News special airing, once again the Pointless repeat shifts to BBC Two and the The Bidding Room episode drops off the air, and has been rescheduled for Monday.

  • Say the Word (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Frank Delaney's language game, from 2001.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6pm) Tessa McGuire is this week's guest.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.35; Scot 11.35, not Wales) Anthony Crolla, Morgan Lake, Greg Rusedski, Steve Parry.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (BBC1, 9pm) And another new episode.

Sign language interpretation

  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV, 3.15am Sun).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 1.55am Wed).
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 12.30am Thu).
  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 7.45am Thu).
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC2, 1.30am Fri) Two episodes.
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