TV Guide 2021-09-11

Lots of new thrills on Saturday night. Pointless Celebrities (BBC1) has a sports special. Beat the Chasers (ITV) features all six of 'em, and Saturday Night Line Up (ITV) has Paul O'Grady being silly. Home Advantage (RTE1) returns on Ireland, The Hit List and The Cube continue.

On Sunday, don't forget to miss a new run of Family Fortunes (ITV). Junior Eurovision heats begin (TG4). Take a Hike comes to BBC2 (weeknights), and it's finals week on Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, Wed-Fri).

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


Saturday 11 September

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2pm).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 5pm) Unbelievable, Angela Rippon.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.35) Another chance to see the championship of champions with Miles Jup, Zoe Lyons, Neil Hannon, Lucy Porter.
  • Celebrity Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.05) Another chance to see Ore Oduba, Kelvin Fletcher, Richard Coles, Kate Bottley.
  • Rolling in It (ITV, 6.30) Danny Jones, Alex Brooker, Denise Van Outen.
  • The Wall (BBC1, 6.35) A repeat.
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 7.25) A new celebrity edition, with Chris Packham, Megan McCubbin, Russell Kane, Lawrence Chaney, Nihal Arthanayake, Scarlett Moffatt.
  • The Cube (ITV, 7.30) The new series continues.
  • The Big Deal (VM1, 8pm) Vogue Williams hosts a talent show where contestants try to impress Boy George, Deirdre O'Kane, Aston Merrygold, Lyra, and Eurovision experts Jedward. We'll have a review in a future Week.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 8.10) Olympics, with Jazz Carlin, Alice Tai, James Cracknell, Katherine Grainger, Denise Lewis, Derek Redmond, Greg Rutherford, Christine Ohuruogu.
  • Home Advantage (RTE1, 8.20) Jennifer Zamparelli has one player in the studio, the rest of the team at home.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 8.30) They've expanded the pod, it now seats six people.
  • Ready to Mingle (ITV2, 9pm) Highlights from the first week.
  • Paul O'Grady's Saturday Night Line Up (ITV, 9.35) Questions, scenarios, and dilemmas to celebrity guests, but can they replicate the thoughts of the public? Jack Dee, Joanna Page, Rob Rinder, Mica Paris.

Weekend repeats


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30am) From Friday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 2.45) Only on Ireland.
  • Family Fortunes The Best Bits (ITV, 4.30) From Sunday.
  • Hewlfa Drysor (S4C, 6.20) Another chance to see Wednesday's repeat.
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.

Sunday 12 September

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.35).
  • Wipeout Usa (E4, 5.25).
  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 6.20) Classic movie scene.
  • Family Fortunes (ITV, 7pm) Joneses of Liverpool play Bakers of Nottingham. First in a new series of the oh-so-important Single Money round.
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) The road to Paris winds through the Gaeltacht.
  • Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 11.15 Th).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 1pm, Tu 1.45; Wales 2.35 Tu); Make Me a Dealer (BBC2, 1.30 We-Fr); The Big Painting Challenge (BBC2, 2.15 Tu-Fr; Wales 3.05 Tu) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Pam Ayres.
  • Unbeatable (BBC1, 2.15; Scot 3pm We, Fr 1.45) More new episodes.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) South London.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) New episodes, with Kaye Adams, Mark Chapman, Philip Glenister, Thanyia Moore.
  • Take a Hike (BBC2, 6.30) People in Devon invite each other to join on a walk. This week, we're in Devon. Rhod Gilbert narrates.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Legendary (E4, 10pm Mo; 4Music, 11pm) Dashaun Wesley hosts a reality contest in the world of ballroom culture. Judged by Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion. Imported from HBO Max.
  • Love Island Usa (ITVBe, 11pm) Shown recently on one of the networks.

Monday 13 September

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 9.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Stanley Johnson and Georgia Toffolo. They'd hoped to show cricket in this hour, and didn't schedule Mastermind.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Apollos v Wildlifers in the first second-round match.
  • Landmark (Artsworld, 8pm) Russell Tovey joins the trail in South England.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) St John's Cambridge play Imperial College London.
  • Quizzy Mondays (, 9.05) Gareth and guests look back at recent quizzing action.
  • Ready to Mingle (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) A risky new game plan is promised.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.25; Scot 11.55, NI 12.05am, Wales BBC2 11.35 Fri) Repeat from Friday; The Hit List (BBC1, 11.55; NI 12.35am, Scot 12.40am) Repeat from Saturday.

Tuesday 14 September

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2018.
  • The Birthday Cake Game (Radio 4, 6.30) Jayne Sharp, Stuart Maconie, Rebecca Taylor.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Bobby Davro and Sheila Ferguson, repeated.
  • Ready to Mingle (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Sophia's love triangle intensifies, but will Casey and Drew date each other?

Wednesday 15 September

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Finals week begins with Calum Franklin.
  • Ready to Mingle (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Some unexpected guests.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) A classic episode.
  • Hewlfa Drysor (S4C, 11pm) Another chance to see the treasure hunt in a car.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.23) "Suck it up buttercup".

Thursday 16 September

  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) The chef's table round.
  • Ready to Mingle (ITV2, 9pm; VM2, 10.30) A new man arrives.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Sue Perkins, Teddy Sheringham, Kadeena Cox, Chris Ramsay.
  • Glow Up Ireland (RTE2, 9.30) Michael Burke's most memorable characters.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) "Secrets, Spies, and Sleuths" with James Acaster, Daliso Chaponda, Cariad Lloyd.
  • Paul O'Grady's Saturday Night Line-Up (ITV, 10.45; Border 11.10) Repeat from last weekend.

Friday 17 September

  • The Food Quiz (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Scot 8.30) On the panel: Amy Williams, Leon Osman, Anna Hopkin, Anton du Beke.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; not Scot) Johnny Vegas, a repeat.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) The grand final.
  • Ready to Mingle (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Time for another "surprise" elimination.

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, 1.45am 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.

Your regular choice of German-language quizzes on Saturday night: "Hirschhausens Quiz des Menschen" on Das Erste, "Denn sie wissen nicht, was passiert" on RTL. On Sunday, the Vox channel has "Die leckerste Idee Deutschlands", comparing some of the best inventions and new products. Pro7 has "Die Job-Touristen", training candidates in a hotel over three Thursdays. The television awards are presented in "Der Deutsche Fernsehpreis" on RTL, also on Thursday.

"The Wheel" comes to Dutch-language channel SBS6 on Sat. This week's well-known faces are Henny Huisman, Samantha Steenwijk, Bobbi Eden, Frank Evenblij, Bert van Leeuwen, Jack Plooij, and Rene Froger. The host is Rob Kemps, who said "Since the beginning I have been a superenthusiast of The Wheel. It is a beautiful start to my television adventure." Topical quiz "Dit Was Het News" is on on Thursday.

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