TV Guide 2022-07-02

Biggest new series of the week: E4 Extra's reskinning of Ninja Warrior from Japan. ITV shows the first Tipping Point again (Sat), and there's an imported Masterchef Junior (W, weekdays). But this week is wall-to-wall sport: tennis, football, hoss racing, fast cars, croquet...

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Saturday 2 July

  • Ninja Warrior (E4 Extra, 9am) The channel used to be 4Music, the show inspired ITV's hit series. Four episodes, some of which may have been shown on the Challenge channel about fifteen years ago.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35am).
  • Farm to Feast Best Menu Wins (BBC1, 11.30, not Wales).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Ten years after it first aired, here's the opening episode again.
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 5pm) Bristol, repeat from 2020.
  • Moneyball (ITV, 5.25) Repeat from 2021.


  • Epic Gameshow: Strike it Lucky (ITV, 7pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 8.30) Broadcasters: Arielle Free, Toby Anstis, Sonny Jay, Neev Spencer, Colin Murray, Elis James, John Robins. Cancelled for extra tennis.
  • Love Island (ITV2, 9pm) Highlights from the week.

Weekend repeats


  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 9am) From Wednesday.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 6.05) From Wednesday. Ireland only.
  • Glow Up (BBC3, 8pm) From Wednesday.
  • Hungry For It (BBC3, 10.35) From Tuesday.
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Epic Gameshow (ITV, 2pm) From Saturday.

Sunday 3 July

  • Ninja Warrior (E4 Extra, 9am) Four episodes.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35am).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 8pm) With Sally, Aled, Martin, and Lauren; in Penrhos, Dinorwic, Machynlleth, Vale of Glamorgan.
  • Go Gasta (TG4, 8.30) This week: Cloyne play St Colmans.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Followed by Love Island Aftersun.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not We, Th). Thursday's billed episode cancelled for extra news.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm; not Th, Fr); Tenable (ITV, 3pm; not Th, Fr); Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; not Th); The Chase (ITV, 5pm) All repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Christopher Biggins (Mo-We), Jenny Ryan (Th-Fr).
  • Ninja Warrior (E4 Extra, 3pm) Two episodes.
  • The Block Colon Big Renovation Challenge (More4, 4.50).
  • Come Dine with Me The Professionals (C4, 5pm) Finding the crème de la crème.
  • Eggheads (C5, 6.30) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Junior (W, 7pm) Think this is the Yankee version, but we could be wrong - the billing doesn't say.

Monday 4 July

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Gyles Brandreth's word quiz from 2013.
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) Gonville & Caius Cambridge.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Dane Baptiste, Jayde Adam, Jan Ravens, Paul Merton.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1 Wales, 9pm) Stephen Hendry.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).

Tuesday 5 July

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2019, and not a repeat of the episode on Radio 4 yesterday.
  • Hungry for It (BBC3, 8pm) Pasta.
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm 8.30pm) Apple turnovers.
  • Cooking with the Stars (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9pm) Thai.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 9.30) Owing to news from Westminster, schedules were adjusted. This repeat from Christmas 2017 replaced the billed repeat of Judi Dench, Who Do You Think You Are?.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) S-animals, repeated.

Wednesday 6 July

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Glow Up (BBC3, 8pm) Another chance to see the first series.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 10.30) Repeat.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.40) "This is where the battle begins".

Thursday 7 July

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Am Dro (S4C, 10pm) Repeat from Monday.
  • Celebability (VM2 and ITV2, 10.05) This week's celebs: Rickie Haywood-Williams, Amy Dowden, Janine Harouni, Darren Harriott.

Friday 8 July

  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The radio show from 1988.
  • One Question (C4, 8pm).
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Apocalypse Wow (ITV2, 10.05) Tanya Bardsley drops in.

Sign language interpretation

  • Love Bites (ITV2, 9.10am Sat, 6.30am Mon-Fri).
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12.05 Mon).
  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 5.05am Tue).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 2.15am Wed).
  • Home of the Year (BBC1, 5.05 Thu).


Catchphrase returns weekdays at 1pm.


  • The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; Family Fortunes 11.30; All Star Family Fortunes 2pm; Strike it Lucky 3pm; Tenable 4pm; The Chase 5pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 4am.


  • The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; The Price is Right 11.30am; Family Fortunes 12.30; Play Your Cards Right 1.30; Blankety Blank 3pm; The Chase 5pm.


  • The Chase 7am; Play Your Cards Right 10am; Supermarket Sweep 11am; Wheel of Fortune 12 noon; Catchphrase 1pm; Family Fortunes 2pm; Play Your Cards Right 3pm; The Price is Right 4pm; Bullseye 5pm; Family Fortunes 6pm; Pointless 7pm; The Chase 8pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 10pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 12 midnight; Bullseye 5am.


"Père Fouras gets out his claws", the headline for Fort Boyard (France 2, Sat; next ep RTBF La Une, Fri). While the tigers have gone off to a nice pension, the motif - and the humans - remain. Opposite on TF1, Les 12 coups: le combat de maîtres spécial 12 ans, a one-off primetime ultra-championship match between 12 of the greatest contenders of all time.

Later in the week, Pékin Express returns to M6 (Wed), six celebrity couples try to trek overland in and around Sri Lanka. Lancer l'horloge! La carte aux trésors is back on France 3 (Wed); this week around Esterel on the Côte d'Azur. TF1 rounds off the week with Le Grand Quiz, hosted by Hélène Mannarino with 150 studio people and some celebs; the theme is "special memories".

Ich setz auf dich comes to RTL on Saturday: it's a reboot of You Bet!, with the audience voting for their favourite stunt of the night. ZDF has the classic Der Quiz-Champion. Schlag den Star is on Pro7 and; Robin Goosens and Rurik Gislason are the two footballmen.

New to weekday daytimes: Familien-Kochduell on NDR - appetisers in 20 minutes, mains in 40 minutes, for three people, on a budget of 100€ across the week. RTL's Der König der Kindsköpfe has come back on Tuesday - three celebs (Martin Rütter, Olivier Pocher, Guido Cantz) set each other challenges and the winner stays on for next week.

For the Dutch-speakers, I want your song (SBS6, Fri) looks interesting. It's a show looking for singer-songwriters, who pitch their demos to an established star - and 100 of their fans in the studio. Whichever song the star picks becomes their new single, on all streaming services once the episode's gone out.

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