TV Guide 2021-10-30

ITV has something new for Saturday nights: Moneyball with Ian Wright. There's a spooky special of Celebrity Juice (ITV2, Sun). Strongest Man 2021 begins on C5 (Mon), and there's the Welsh edition Cymro Cryfa' (S4C, Fri).

New episodes of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, from Tue), and Ultimate Goal seeks a new football team (BT Sport 2, Tue). Mock the Week is back (BBC2, Thu), BBC New Comedy Award finds a winner (BBC1, Fri), and there's an edition of Runaround unseen since 1977 (Talking Pictures, Sun).

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Saturday 30 October

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.55); Four in a Bed (C4, 12.55) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5.30) It's the tenth anniversary of these celeb eps, and they mark it with … a random episode from 2019 with Russell Kane and Bonnie Langford.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.35) Another mixed bag: Nina Conti, Tim Vine, Denis Lawson, Rosie Marcel, Shazia Mirza, Sara Barron, John Pienaar, Joanna Gosling.
  • Hewlfa Drysor (S4C, 6.20).
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 6.25).
  • Moneyball (ITV, 6.30) Ian Wright and his players take on The Launcher.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.10) The annual Hallowe'en episode.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 7.30) Ade Adepitan, Clare Balding, and Robert Webb join Stephen Mulhern.
  • The Cube (ITV, 8.30).
  • Last Singer Standing (RTÉ1, 8.30).
  • Blankety Blank (BBC1, 8.55) Judy Murray, Rickie Haywood-Williams, Shappi Khorsandi, Rob Beckett, Ellie Taylor, Peter Andre.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30am) From Friday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 3.30) From Friday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 5pm) Only on Ireland.
  • Farm to Feast Best Menu Wins (BBC2 NI, 5.55).
  • BBC Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Last Singer Standing (RTE1, 1.10) From last night.
  • Bake Off (C4, 2.20) From Tuesday.

Sunday 31 October - Hallowe'en, The Longest Day

Clocks go back an hour overnight. An extra hour of sleep, but it'll get dark before The Chase is on.

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 9am) They've unearthed another episode. It's a Hallowe'en special, from 1977. Will it be better than any episode we saw last year? (SPOILER: No.)
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales, 10am).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 1.05).
  • Family Fortunes (ITV, 7pm) Youngs from Wokingham play Patricks from Northern Ireland.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) The results show, Gregory Porter performs.
  • Réalta Agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) A spooky special, with Nick Grimshaw, Jordan North, Maisie Smith, and Maya Jama.
  • Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV, 10.20) Paul Chowdhry, Miles Jupp, Tom Moutchi, Sukh Ojla.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 11.15 Th).
  • Headhunters (BBC2, 1pm; Fr 2.30); Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; Wales 2.35 Tu; not Fr) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Ben McIntyre, the spy author, is the guest in birthday week.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15; Scot 3pm We; Fr 1.45) Repeats.
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15). Repeats all week.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Do they eat stinging nettles in Bristol?
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Nabil Abdulrashid, Luke Kempner, Sarah Millican, Philippa Perry.
  • Strictly It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Eggheads (C5, 6.30).
  • Junior Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).

Monday 1 November - All Saints' Day

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 4.
  • Strongest Man 2021 (C5, 7pm) Highlights from the area finals held in sunny Milton Keynes.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Alan Hollinghurst, Harold Larwood, The Vicar of Dibley, Edouard Manet.
  • Farm to Feast Best Menu Wins (BBC1 NI, 7.35) The grand final.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Apollos v Jukeboxers in the first Last Chance match.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) The single-elimination round continues with two winners.
  • Quizzy Mondays (, 9.05) Gareth and guests look back at recent quizzing action.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC1 England, 10.35; NI 11.05, Scot 11.35) With guest appearances from Lulu, Nadine Coyle, Judi Love.

Tuesday 2 November - All Souls' Day

  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Jerry Hall and Philippa Perry.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Caramel week. We'll be relaxing with the bunny.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 England, 8.30; not Wales) Prue Leith appears here as well.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Shaun Ryder, Bez, Desiree Burch.
  • Murder Island (C4, 9.15) One of the teams talks to Charly's father. Hijinks ensue.
  • Question Team (Dave, 10pm) James Acaster, Kemah Bob, Olga Koch, Flo and Joan.
  • Ultimate Goal (BT Sport 3, 10.15) Another series of the recruitment show for women's football. Repeated another seven times across the channels over the next week.
  • I Like the Way U Move (BBC1, 10.35; NI, Wales 11.35; Scot 12.35am).
  • New Comedy Awards 2021 (BBC1, 11.35; NI, Wales 12.35am; Scot 1.35am).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 11.45) Repeat from Thursday.

Wednesday 3 November

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England, 12.10am) Repeat from last Friday; House of Games Night (BBC1 England, 12.40am) Repeat from last Friday; Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1 England, 1.10am) Extended repeat from Friday: hosted by Bill Bailey, with Fin Taylor and Dawn Butler.
  • Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV, 12.10am; not HTV Wales) Repeat from Sunday.
  • Listomania (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The Susan Calman takeover continues.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld and The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Sitting: Celeste, Lydia West, and channel pet Alastair Campbell.
  • Last Singer Standing (RTÉ2, 8pm) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Undeniable (Comedy Central, 9pm) Tom Allen, Joanne McNally, Michael Odewale, Aaron Simmonds. Last in the series, which is reviewed in the next Week.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Picnics, repeated.
  • Love Trap (C4, 10pm) Posing as an "art model".
  • Outsiders (Dave, 10pm) This week, the squirrels try to earn their series winner badge.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.37) "Just go for it".
  • New Comedy Awards 2021 (BBC1, 11.35; Wales 12.05am, Scot 1.05am).

Thursday 4 November

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Show Me the Honey (CBBC, 5.30) Honey cooking.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Eamonn Holmes and Victoria Smurfit.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3 online, 8pm) The next episode, to be shown on BBC1 next Monday.
  • Handmade (C4, 8pm) Seven chairs!
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "The integrity of the product".
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Swipe right.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) New series! Maisie Adam, Alasdair Beckett-King, Ivo Graham, Rhys James, Ria Lina.
  • Moneyball (ITV, 11.45; not UTV, HTV Wales) Repeat from Saturday.

Friday 5 November - Guy Fawkes' Night

  • Blankety Blank (BBC1, 12.05am; NI 12.45am); The Hit List (BBC1, 12.40am; NI 1.20am) More BLANK than Gigglequiz.
  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Scot 11.25) Ed Clancy, Jazz Carlin, Kelly Smith, Colin Jackson.
  • House of Games Night (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Bake Off An Extra Slice (C4, 8pm).
  • Cymro Cryfa' (S4C, 8pm) Highlights of the Strongest Welshman contest.
  • Have I Got News for You? (BBC1, 9pm) With host Alexander Armstrong, guests Roisin Conaty and Phil Panel.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) All hell breaks loose.
  • Clash of the Cover Bands (E!, 9pm) Imported from the States. Tribute bands go head-to-head for a cash prize and exposure. Judges are Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert, and Ester Dean; host is Stephen Boss.
  • BBC New Comedy Awards (BBC1, 11.25; NI 11.55, Scot 12.55am) The final.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 9.25am Sat) Two episodes.
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 2.30 Sat).
  • The Void (ITV, 3.05am Sun).
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 5.05am Sat, Sun).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12.05pm Tue).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 1.50am Wed).
  • Cooking with the Stars (ITV, 3.15am Thu).
  • Home Advantage (RTE1, 3.20 Thu).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 1.35am and 3.25am Fri).


A short selection of shows from mainland Europe.

Another Quiz-Champion is found (ZDF, Sat), it's the show where candidates try to beat the egghead panel at their specialist subjects. A new series of Bauer sucht Frau (RTL, Mon, Tue), the farmer wants a wife.

Non-game telly includes Deutschlands großest Geheimnisse (Kabel 1, Sun); surely the best way to keep a secret isn't to tell it on network television. Grill den Henssler (Vox, Sun) isn't questions to the Schlag host, but a cookery show with him.

French telly includes 20 Years of Star Academy (TF1, Sat), and Danse Avec les Stars continues (TF1, Fri).

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