TV Guide 2021-02-27

Daytime gets a spring clean, with a new series of Ready Steady Cook (BBC1), hoping to go out at a more stable time. Four in a Bed returns (C4) and it's joined by Drawers Off, where artists draw each other in the nuddy. Er, think we'll be watching Gigglequiz (Cbeebies).

In primetime, it's the first in a new series of Masterchef (BBC1, from Mon), the final of Pooch Perfect (BBC1, Thu). Song contest season continues, with Can i Gymru (S4C, Fri) finding this year's song for Wales.

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Saturday 27 February

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 3.30) Seen elsewhere on Friday last week.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6pm) Mo Gilligan, Naga Munchetty, Joanna Page.
  • Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 7pm; VM1, 7.30) Bam and Boo are in a toy store, the serial is Double Trouble, and Gordon Ramsay hasn't sacked himself from the annoucer's booth.
  • The Wall Versus Celebrities (BBC1, 7.35) Civilian episodes resume.
  • The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 8.30; VM1, 9.00) More battle rounds.

Bonus feature

  • Meeting Myself Coming Back (Radio 4, 8pm) Ian Hislop leafs through the BBC archive to find what he used to sound like. Should contain something from The News Quiz in the 1980s.

Weekend repeats


  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 9.30am) From Thursday.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30am) From Friday.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6.15) From Friday.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From last Monday, when Gyles has never heard the line "Coz 'e likes doin' impressions!".

Sunday 28 February

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting and CITV, 8.30am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 9.45) Lindsey Russell, Vikki Stone, Ria Lina, Nathan Caton.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 12.30).
  • Bake Off Celebrity Edition (C4, 3.45) Announced in listings magazines for the "cricket's finished" schedule, but not aired even though the cricket's finished.


  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6pm) Movie week, beginning with that scene from 28 Days Later.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 7.30) Series highlights.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 8pm) Firing your pots in cow dung week.
  • Go Gasta (TG4, 8.30) Challenges and obstacles on a playing field.

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Weekday Daytimes

  • 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) With Linda Papadopoulos (Mo-Tu), Tanni Grey-Thompson (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes. This week's teams are Going By the Yearbook, In a Car-different League, Straight Outta Cranford, Plod on the Tyne, and It'll Be Isle of Wight on the Night.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 3.30; not We) Repeats.
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 3.45) Series two, and they're hoping not to be shoved from pillar to post.
  • The Masked Singer Us (ITV2, 3.55).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30; Wales not Mo) Repeats, except Monday Tuesday, which was the episode bumped from 26 February 1 March. And 15 February. And 5 February…
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Drawers Off (C4, 5.30) Five aspiring artists draw each other in lifelike poses. Jenny Eclair positions the vase of flowers so we can't see anything rudey.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) Nihal Arthanayake, Bamzooki master Jake Humphrey, Patsy Kensit, Mae Martin.
  • Tenable (Challenge, 6pm) New on the Challenge channel.
  • Junior Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Love Island Down Under (ITV2, 9pm).

Monday 1 March

Another week, another edition of Matt Hancock's Half Hour. Repeat of Pointless shifts to BBC2, and it's early closing in The Bidding Room.

  • QI XL (BBC2 Northern Ireland, 12.30am) Roaming, shown elsewhere on 12 February.
  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) The grand final. It's RBQ next week.
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Wizard Tripwick brings a crystal ball; will it help them find the items hidden by DIY Dan?
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Sue Perkins is the guest host, with panellists Stephen Fry, Jenny Eclair, Desiree Burch, Paul Merton.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30; Wales 7.30 Tue) Ernest Rutherford, Cary Grant, England's motorways, Poldark novels.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Quarter-final 4: Severns v Apr├Ęs Skiers.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 8.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; Wales 8.30 Tue) Johnny Vegas, Alex Jones, Martin Lewis, Anna Maxwell Martin.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) The first five prepare their signature dish.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.25) Superheroes, with Maya Jama.

Tuesday 2 March

  • Step Up to the Plate (CBBC, 5pm).
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Dina Lady and The Lost Pirate, and a tale of ice cream.
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 8pm) This week, the competitors have a house on the beach. In this weather.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) A bungalow in County Louth.
  • Unforgivable (Dave, 10pm) Richard Ayoade, Ed Gamble, Sindhu Vee.

Wednesday 3 March

  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Ann Teak and Professor Muddles find a mysterious machine in Arthur Sleep's lost-and-found box. Look, it makes more sense than blimmin' Bank Balance.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) As seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Five more signature dishes.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (BBC1, 9pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.40; Wales 12 mdnt, NI 12.40am) Repeat from Friday (Saturday in Wales).

Thursday 4 March

  • Survivor (TG4, 12 midnight) "Breadth-first search".
  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) This week's assessment is by Rob Newman.
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Wizard Tripwick and Captain Adorable investigate Keith Fitt's Broken Buzzer. More on this story in the next Week.
  • Pooch Perfect (BBC1, 8pm) It's the grand final. Hurrah.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3 online, 8pm).
  • Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (BBC1, 9pm) Another new episode.
  • Stand Up and Deliver (C4, 9pm) There's a prize at the end of this episode, apparently.
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, 10.05) A classic episode with Baddiel and Skinner.

Friday 5 March

Another Hancock's Half Hour shoves Pointless on to BBC2; this time, The Bidding Room joins it.
  • Say the Word (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Frank Delaney's language game, from 2001.
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Ann Teak and Professor Muddles investigate Arthur Sleep's leaky pipes.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6pm) The Crackerjack Awards; which moments will win the Golden Cabbages? And will we see the two sketches cut from the main series for time?
  • Can i Gymru (S4C, 8pm) Elin Fflur and Trystan Ellis Thomas host the greatest (and, indeed, only) song contest on network television, live from the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.05) A great pudding for Grace Dent.
  • 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).
  • Home of the Year (RTE2, 2.15am Wed) Two episodes.
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 1am Thu).
  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 7.45am Thu).
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC2, 1.30am Fri) Two episodes.
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