TV Guide 2021-08-07

Want to see more familiar faces completely out of their depth? Celebrity Masterchef comes back (BBC1, from Mon), with contestants to tickle everyone's fancy. Nigel Havers welcomes us back to The Bidding Room (BBC1, weekdays).

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


Saturday 7 August

  • Full Bloom (More4, 1.40) Incredible edibles.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 4pm); The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm).


  • Cooking With the Stars (VM1, 6pm) Shown on ITV last Tuesday.
  • Take Off with Bradley and Holly (BBC1, 6.05) This week, the contestants hope to go to Mexico. Or the consolation prize of Skegness.
  • The Void (ITV, 7.30; VM1, 8pm) No Rolling in It today, men's football takes priority.
  • The Wheel! The Wheel! (BBC1, 8.30) Michael McIntyre introduces Sue Perkins, David Dickinson, Steph McGovern, Daz Games, Robert Peston, Johannes Radebe, Dion Dublin.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8.30; VM1, 10pm) You could be watching The Wheel. It's more fun.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Highlights of the week.
  • Quiz (ITV, 9.35) Another chance to see the acclaimed drama.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30am) From Friday.
  • Cooking With the Stars (ITV, 11.35am).
  • Survivor (TG4, 5.25) Only on Ireland.
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Void (ITV, 11.25) From last night
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.

Sunday 8 August

  • The Masked Singer Us (ITV, 10.25) Five to go.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3.55) Paul Merton; The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.55) Mark Pougatch.


  • Wipeout Usa (E4, 5.40).
  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 6.40) That's Blockbuster.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm) Aftersun follows at 10pm on VM2 and ITV2.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Junior Bake Off (C4, 12.10) Another chance to see the recent series.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu) Yay! Eggheads (BBC2, 1.30; not Tu) Nay! Make Me a Dealer (BBC2, 2pm; not Tu); Great Local Menu (BBC2, 2.45; Tu 1.45) Finals week.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm), Tenable (ITV, 3pm), Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm), The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) New episodes, with Nina Wadia.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30; rpt BBC2 7.15am next day) Nigel Havers earns his fee selling antiques.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm Mon, Thu, Fri; 6.30 Thu, Fri) Repeats, with Chizzy Akudolu, Charlie Higson, Kate Williams, Tom Allen.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).

Monday 9 August

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 4.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Lucy Porter, Frankie Boyle, Sally Philips, Neil Delamere.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Discotheques play Muppets.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Queen Mary University of London take on Oxford Brookes.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) New series! Su Pollard, Rita Simons, Duncan James, Bez, Munya Chawawa.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Quizzy Mondays (, 9.05) Gareth and some familiar faces look back at tonight's Only Connect, University Challenge, and elsewhere in the world of quiz.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.15; NI 12.15am) Jo Brand, Reginald D Hunter, Charlene White.

Tuesday 10 August

  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Nisha Katona comes to the celebrity kitchen.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Cooking with the Stars (ITV, 9pm) South east Asian dishes.

Wednesday 11 August

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Gyles Brandreth is an incorrigible gossip.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 11.20; NI 11.50) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.30) "I vote you out and that's it". Series 39 begins here, "Island of the Idols" aired on CBS in autumn 2019.

Thursday 12 August

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • The Rap Game (BBC1, 10.35) Shoot your own video.
  • Take Off (BBC1, 11.35); Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 11.45; STV 12.10am) Repeats from Saturday.

Friday 13 August - Friday the Thirteenth

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.25) Samantha Morton.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Impress Kimberley Wyatt and Angellica Bell.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • I'll Get This (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales) Rob Beckett.
  • Apocalypse Wow (ITV2, 10.05) Sword swallowers.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 9am Sat) Two episodes.
  • Snackmasters (C4, 4.10am Mon, 3.50am Sat).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • Can I Improve My Memory? (C4, 4.10am Wed).


A short selection of shows for those with Astra satellite dishes, or available for free and legal web streaming.

This week's German massive quizzes are Das Gro&szelig;e Deutschland-Quiz on ZDF, and 5 Gegen Jauch on RTL, where a clever celebrity tries to beat members of the public and celebs. Both at 7.15 on Saturday. Let The Music Play - Das Hit Quiz runs weeknights on Sat.1, it's a version of Name That Tune.

On Thursday, Beauty and the Nerd begins a new series on Pro7. Friday has a double hit from RTL, Top Dog Germany and The Wheel - Promis drehen am Rad. On the latter, the part of Michael McIntyre is played by Chris Tall.

For French speakers, Fort Boyard is on TV5 at Saturday teatime. In Dutch, De Slimste Mens continues on each weeknight.

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