TV Guide 2021-07-17

A quiet week for new shows, only BBC3 provides something to tickle our fancy. The Rap Game begins a new series (BBC1, Thu), and Fast Food Face Off is a one-shot (BBC1 NI Mon, elsewhere Tue).

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


Saturday 17 July

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting and CITV, 7.55).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15; not Wales).
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 5pm).
  • House of Games (BBC2, 5.30; NI 6pm Sun) Double Points Friday is on the weekend for this repeated week.


  • The Hit List (BBC1, 6pm) The one they tried to show on 12 June with Susan Calman, John Barnes, Chris Kamara, and Vick Hope. Liable to fall off the air again if Kammy spots anyone being sent off.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6pm) Chris Packham and others.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.45) Sports, a repeat with Tanni Grey-Thompson. Repeat from 25 January 2020.
  • Rolling in It (ITV, 7pm) A star-studded panel this week: Martine McCutcheon, Jason Manford, AJ Odudu.
  • Schlag den Star Watchalong (, 7.15) A night of top-notch German stunts and dares, every round's a winner. Star guest performers include Måneskin, because you can't have too many Eurovision winners...
  • The Wall (BBC1, 7.35) This week's contestants are from Worcester.
  • Eurovision Again (, 8pm) And you're a winner! And you're a winner! Everyone's a winner! We went back to 1969 last month, the contest where they tried to show that you can have too many Eurovision winners. But that was last time: where are we tonight?
  • The Void (VM1 and ITV, 8pm) Splash.
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm) Objects and Ornaments.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Highlights of the week.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm; VM1, 10pm) The Irish network have the right idea, put this after a repeat of The Million Pound Cube.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 6.03) Only on Ireland.
  • Brain of Brains (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Rolling in It (ITV, 11.20); The Void (ITV, 12.20) From last night
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.

Sunday 18 July

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting and CITV, 7.55am).
  • The Masked Singer Us (ITV, 10.20) "Sing-along spectacular".
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales 11.45, elsewhere 12.15).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3.35) With the fabulous Iain Stirling; The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.35) A Coronation Street special.
  • Wipeout Usa (E4, 7pm).
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm) Aftersun follows at 10pm on VM2 and ITV2.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Fr BBC2 at 12 noon).
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 1pm, not Fr) Most daytime shows are in repeats...
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm), Tenable (ITV, 3pm), Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm), The Chase (ITV, 5pm) More repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) New episodes. Rachel Parris is in the corner.
  • Mend it for Money (C4, 4pm); Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; not We, Th) Repeats, with Ellie Taylor, Steve Pemberton, Fern Britton, Josh Widdicombe.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (ITV4, not We) New to this channel.

Monday 19 July

Pointless moves to BBC Two for a new edition of Coronavirus Update. We've heard a lot about the latter but don't want to spoil it, so we're just going to wait for the end of the series and then binge it all in one go.

  • The Wall (BBC1, 12.15am) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) The new series begins in earnest.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Hamilton, Rachel Parris, Fred Macaulay, Lee Mack. Last in the series.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Gamemakers v Animal Lovers.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) University College London play St Hilda's Oxford.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Full Bloom (More4, 9pm) They've picked up the HBO show from California.
  • Quizzy Mondays (, 9.05) Gareth and the guests chew over what happened on Only Connect, University Challenge, and elsewhere in the world of quiz.
  • Fast Food Face Off (BBC1 NI, 10.35) The best takeaway in Northern Ireland, judged by Kristian Nairn and Gemma Bradley. Josh Jones hosts. Elsewhere: it's on tomorrow.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 11.20; NI 11.50) From last autumn.

Tuesday 20 July

  • Make Me a Dealer (BBC2, 1.30).
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm) Four teams bake four batches of petits four on Channel 4.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales) Repeat, with Alice Levine.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Cooking with the Stars (ITV, 9pm) Celebrities and a professional chef try to cook something edible. This week with Catherine Tyldesley, AJ Odudu, Denise Van Outen, and Griff Rhys Jones.
  • Fast Food Face Off (BBC1 not NI, 11.35) As seen in NI last night.

Wednesday 21 July

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Graeme Garden from 2001.
  • Make Me a Dealer (BBC2, 1.30).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.45) "Idol or bust".

Thursday 22 July

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Can I Improve My Memory? (C4, 8pm)
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Celebability (ITV2, 10.05) Matt Richardson, Vicky Pattison, Josh Jones, Donna Preston.
  • The Rap Game (BBC1, 10.35) Another series of the Krept / Konan / DJ Target show.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 11.25) Repeat from Saturday.

Friday 23 July

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Apocalypse Wow (ITV2, 10pm).

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 9am Sat) Two episodes.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 4.05am Sun) A civilian episode from 2019.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 1.50am Tue).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 4.05am Wed).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8am Thu).
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