TV Guide 2021-08-21

A new Mastermind needs a new host: Clive Myrie becomes the latest Inquisitor (BBC2, Mon). It's the final of Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, Mon), and of The Rap Game (BBC1, Thu).

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


Saturday 21 August

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.50) Five episodes; Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 2.25).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Full Bloom (More4, 2.40) Coming up roses.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.30) A classic episode.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 4pm) Gregg Wallace; The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Richard Madeley.


  • The Hit List (BBC1, 5.50) Repeat of an episode from the first series. Archaeologists belive this may contain evidence of a mythical gathering, the "naudience".
  • Cooking With the Stars (VM1, 6pm) Shown on ITV last Tuesday.
  • Rolling in It (ITV, 6.30) Simon Gregson, Lisa Riley, Richard Blackwood.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.35) Family, repeated.
  • The Void (ITV, 7.30; VM1, 8pm).
  • Eurovision Again (, 8pm) Last month, we looked again at the 1980 contest. Lots of great songs, and Johnny Logan won. But that was last month: where are we this time?
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8.30; VM1, 10pm) You could be watching The Best of Johnny Logan. It's more fun.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Highlights of the week.
  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 10.40) Repeated from 2018.

Bonus feature

  • The Moments that Made ABBA (C5, 7.30) Melodifestivalen.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30am) From Friday.
  • Cooking With the Stars (ITV, 11.35am).
  • Survivor (TG4, 1.20) Only on Ireland.
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Rolling in It (ITV, 11.20); The Void (ITV, 12.20) From last night
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.

Sunday 22 August

  • The Masked Singer Us (ITV, 10.20) The final. Don't forget to miss it.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3.50) Joey Essex; The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.50) Joel Dommett.


  • Wipeout Usa (E4, 5.25).
  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 6.25) Break and Make the Apartment.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm) Aftersun follows at 10pm on VM2 and ITV2.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu) Eggheads (BBC2, 1.30; Tu 1.45) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm), Tenable (ITV, 3pm), Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm), The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.30) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10; Tu 3.15) New episodes, with Myleene Klass.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) New episodes, with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jodie Kidd, Jamali Maddix, Suzi Perry.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).

Monday 23 August

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 6.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Rufus Hound, Fern Brady, Ria Lina, Tony Hawks.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) The new series starts here, with Clive Myrie taking the chair. Specialist subjects: Swiss geography, family of Tsar Nicholas II, Roger Moore, Bruce Springsteen.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Ramblers vs Woolgatherers.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Durham against Trinity Cambridge.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Reaching for the antacids: Katie Price, Dion Dublin, Joe Swash, Will Kirk, Melissa Johns.
  • Love Island (VM1 and ITV2, 9pm) The live final. Will the winners choose to share, or are they in it for money?
  • Quizzy Mondays (, 9.05) So, what's do the fans think about the new Mastermind host? Gareth and guests look back at tonight's quizzing action.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11pm; Wales 11.30, NI 11.35; not North West, North East, Yorkshire) Romesh Ranganathan, Alice Levine, Grayson Perry.

Tuesday 24 August

  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Repeats. Sports highlights in this hour from Wednesday.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Sabrina Gidda and a poached egg.

Wednesday 25 August

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, NI, NW England) A shorter version to fill a gap.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.25) "Honesty would be chill".

Thursday 26 August

  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm).
  • The Rap Game (BBC1, 10.35) The final.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 11.45; STV 12.10am) Repeat from Saturday.

Friday 27 August

  • The Food Quiz (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.25) Sara Pascoe.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Impress John Partridge.
  • I'll Get This (BBC2, 10pm) Richard Madeley.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 9am Sat) Two episodes.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 3.15am Sun) Repeat from 2020.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 1.55am Thu, 1.15am and 2.15am Fri.)


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

A rare Saturday without a German massive quiz. There's a primetime edition of Bares für Rares on ZDF on Wednesday, that's the original version of BBC1's The Bidding Room. Promi Big Brother continues on Sat.1 all week.

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

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