TV Guide 2021-09-25

Great news for all wildlife fans, it's the annual BBC One Man and His Dog competition (BBC1, Sun). The Queen Bee for children is Maddie Moate, host of Show Me the Honey (CBBC, Thu), a beekeeping challenge.

Great news for all monarchists, RuPaul's Drag Race returns (BBC1, Mon) for all the queening you grown-ups could need. ITV2 hits back with Celebrity Karaoke Club Drag Edition (from Sun). Performances on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, Sat) mean It Takes Two is back (BBC2, weeknights).

New episodes of Winning Combination (ITV, weekdays). As well as Unbeatable, Rob Beckett hosts Undeniable (Comedy Central, Wed), competitive random facts. Outsiders (Dave, Wed) is completely unlike anything else seen on the channel, as David Mitchell gives other comedians silly things to achieve while outdoors.

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


Saturday 25 September

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.40); Four in a Bed (C4, 12.40) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 4.30).


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6.30) Stephen Mulhern is joined by Jenny Ryan, David Baddiel, and Hollie Arnold.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7pm) The first performances.
  • The Cube (ITV, 7.30) Stefan and Faruk from Leeds; Tayif and Mo from Manchester.
  • The Big Deal (VM1, 8pm) They've reached the semi-finals.
  • Home Advantage (RTE1, 8.30).
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 8.30).
  • Ready to Mingle (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Highlights from the final week. An after-show follows at 10pm.
  • Paul O'Grady's Saturday Night Line-Up (ITV, 9.35) Howard Donald, Arlene Phillips, Omid Djalili, Sally Lindsay.

Weekend repeats


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30am) From Friday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 3.30) From Friday.
  • Family Fortunes (ITV, 5.10; VM1, 7pm) From Sunday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 7.40) Only on Ireland.
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) Anneka Rice talks nineteen to the dozen. Who's surprised?
  • Home Advantage (RTE1, 1.10) From last night.
  • Bake Off (C4, 3.30) From Tuesday.
  • The Cube (ITV, 5.30).
  • Glow Up Ireland (RTE2, 10.45)

One Man and His Dog

Sunday 26 September

  • Dickinson's Biggest and Best Deals (ITV, 4.30). Varnish.
  • Wipeout Usa (E4, 4.05).
  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 5pm) Grand final. The final. Last in the series.
  • Take a Hike (BBC2 Wales, 5.30) Shown elsewhere on Friday.
  • One Man and His Dog (BBC1, 7pm) Showing in the Countryfile series.
  • Family Fortunes (ITV, 7pm) Collards of Barry Island and Mitchells of Croydon.
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Two more singers emerge.
  • Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Karaoke Club Drag Edition (ITV2, 10pm) Drag stars take part in the celebrity show. Continues all week.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.55) A repeat.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 11.15 Th).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, Mo 1pm, Tu-Fr 1.45; Wales 2.35 Tu); Headhunters (BBC2, Tue-Fr 1pm); The Big Painting Challenge (BBC2, 2.15 Tu-Fr; Wales 3.30 Tu) Curiosity (BBC2, 3.45 Tu-Fr; Wales 4.30 Tu) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Featuring great intellects and Stanley Johnson.
  • Unbeatable (BBC1, 2.15; Scot 3pm We, Fr 1.45) The last week of new episodes.
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Glasgow.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Yasmine Akram, Cariad Lloyd, Dennis Taylor, but fingers on the fast-forward button to erase the out-of-his-depth Geoff Norcott.
  • Strictly It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30) Rylan Clark-Neal is the new Zoe Ball.
  • Take a Hike (BBC2, 7pm) This week, the wandelaars are in Scotland's highlands.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Love Island Usa (ITVBe, 11pm) Shown recently on one of the networks.

Bonus feature

  • The Perfect Pitch (C4, 5.30) Three couples tour the Lake District looking for a great campsite. We don't think this is a game show, but Channel 4's press office hasn't given us enough information to say.

Monday 27 September

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 11.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Daliso Chaponda, Jan Ravens.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Margaret of Anjou, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Canterbury, The Simpsons.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Godyn Family vs Woolgatherers in the last second-round match.
  • Landmark (Artsworld, 8pm) Denise Mina in Scotland.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Dundee play the Royal Northern College of Music.
  • Quizzy Mondays (, 9.05) Gareth and guests look back at recent quizzing action.
  • Karaoke Club Drag Edition (ITV2, 10pm).
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 10.35; NI 11.15, Scot 12.20am) Two different looks on the runway. Matt Lucas is the guest judge.

Tuesday 28 September

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2018.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35).
  • The Birthday Cake Game (Radio 4, 6.30) Catherine Bohart, Ivo Graham, Ramita Navai. The series so far gets reviewed in the next Week.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Biscuit week is here.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Ellie Goulding, Tom Grennan, Yungblud.
  • Karaoke Club Drag Edition (ITV2, 10pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.35; NI 12.05am) The Monday repeat from 17 September.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 11.35) Repeat from last Thursday.

Wednesday 29 September

Extended Politics Live meant that Head Hunters and Eggheads did not air.
  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Undeniable (Comedy Central, 9pm) Four celebs try to outdo each other with their favourite bits of trivia. This week, it's Joe Swash, Kae Kurd, Angela Barnes, Ivo Graham. Rob Beckett tries to keep order.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 12.15am) A classic episode.
  • Karaoke Club Drag Edition (ITV2, 10pm).
  • Outsiders (Dave, 10pm) David Mitchell oversees as Toussaint Douglass, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Jessica Knappett, Jamali Maddix, and Lou Sanders do silly things outdoors. Bears no relation to any show that might once have been on this channel but then got abducted by kids from another block.
  • The Love Triangle (E4, 10pm) Polyamorous dating show with Desiree Burch and Bimini Bon Boulash.
  • Hewlfa Drysor (S4C, 11pm) Another chance to see the treasure hunt in a car.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.25) "We made it to the merge part one".
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 11.40; not STV, Border) Repeat from Saturday.

Have I Got News for You

Bonus feature

  • What's Funny About... (Radio 4, 11.30) Ian Hislop and Jimmy Mulville reflect on Have I Got News for You, including Brucie, Paul Merton, and Angus's departure. But will they reflect on their sorry role in (waves arms) all of this?

Thursday 30 September

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Show Me the Honey (CBBC, 5.30) Maddie Moate (presenter) and Curtis Thompson (beekeeper) take five would-be beekeepers and prepare their hives. It is a contest, and they keep scores by awarding Golden Honeybees.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3 online, 8pm) The next episode, to be shown on BBC1 next Monday.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "Oatmeal and Death".
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) "Young guns come out shooting". Gorgon Ramsay returns.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Troy Deeney, AJ Odudu, Roisin Conaty, Alex Brooker, but that television failure Geoff Norcott again.
  • Glow Up Ireland (RTE2, 9.30) A high-end red carpet look with SJ Wai O'Flynn.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.15) "Sideshows, Stunts, and Scavenger Hunts" with Gyles Brandreth, Rosie Jones, Nish Kumar.
  • Karaoke Club Drag Edition (ITV2, 10pm).
  • Paul O'Grady's Saturday Night Line-Up (ITV, 11.50; STV 12.20am, not HTV Wales) Repeat from last weekend.

Friday 1 October

  • 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, 7.35; Scot 11.25) Christine Ohuruogu, John McGinn, Jamie Laing, Siobhan-Marie O'Conor.
  • Bake Off An Extra Slice (C4, 8pm).
  • House of Games Night (BBC1, 8.30) Ed Gamble, Sian Gibson, Dara O'Briain, Sindhu Vee.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm) Unseen bits, except it's a repeat so it's been seen before.
  • Karaoke Club Drag Edition (ITV2, 10pm).

Sign language interpretation

  • 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, 2.05am Thu; 1.35am and 2.35am Sat)
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 1.30am Fri).


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

German language shows this week: Das Große Deutschland-Quiz on ZDF (Sat). The Taste continues on Sat.1 (Wed), and Lego Masters on RTL (Fri). For the Dutch speakers, it's Junior Songfestival Nationale Finale on Saturday. NPO marks its 70th anniversary in October, we'll keep an eye out for special programmes.

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