TV Guide 2022-10-01

All sorts of cavorting on the Beeb. Strictly Come Dancing starts its vote-offs (BBC1, Sat and Sun). Young Musician of the Year holds its delayed 2022 competition (BBC4, nightly Sun-Thu). Unbreakable (2) with Rob Beckett (BBC1, Thu) has the feel of an executive awayday planned by that over-intense greasy-pole-climber from sales.

Black History Month means the annual return of Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV, Sun). The Big Blow Out (E4, Mon) finally gives us the hairdressing challenge. Portrait Artist of the Year returns (Artsworld, Wed).

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


Saturday 1 October

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 2.05) Five episodes.
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 4.30) Subject to delay if the snooker over-runs.


  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 5.30).
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 5.40) Celebrities: Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke, Judi Love and Charlene White, Danny Miller and Adam Thomas.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30).
  • The Masked Dancer (VM1 and ITV, 6.30).
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8pm) Heat 5.
  • Blankety Blank (BBC1, 8.45) With Anton Du BLANK, Kadeena Cox, Tom Allen, Brian Conley, Lady Leshurr, Alex Brooker.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9.30; VM1 10.30).

Weekend repeats


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 1.50) From Wednesday. Ireland only.
  • Celebrity Lingo (VM1, 4.30) From Saturday. Ireland only.
  • All That Glitters (BBC2 4.15) From Thursday.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 11pm) From Thursday.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 12.20am) From Thursday.
  • The Masked Dancer (ITV, 11.25; VM1, 1pm) From last night.
  • Bake Off (C4, 3.25).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 4pm) From last night.
  • Takeaway Titans (RTÉ2, 11pm) From Thursday.

Sunday 2 October

  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 4.40) Arcade game.
  • Wipe Us Out (E4, 5.50).
  • Celebrity Lingo (ITV, 6.30; VM1, 8pm) Charlotte Church and Carys Eleri, Clare Balding and Alice Arnold, Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom. Postponed from 18 September.
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm) Strings. Heats continue nightly.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) The first results, and a performance by Timmy Terriblesinger.
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Paul Harrington is this week's guest judge.
  • Sorry, I Didn't Know (ITV, 10.20) The Black history panel game, with guests Eddie Kadi, White Yardie, Athena Kugblenu, Verona Rose, Babatunde Aléshé. The host remains Jimmy Akingbola, with Chizzy Akudolu the perpetual panellist.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 11.15am Thu).
  • Chase the Case (BBC2, 1pm) Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45); Home is Where the Art Is (BBC2, 3.45; not Fr) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) New episodes.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Pat Nevin, the footballer.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes. This week's teams are So Solid Sue, Saints and Winners, Do You Think I'm Lexi?, You Can Run But You Can't Clyde, and The Electric Sliders.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 3.45) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Tournament (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Richard Osman corner is occupied by Sally Lindsay (Mo-Tu) and Stephen Mangan (We-Fr).
  • The Perfect Pitch (C4, 5.30) This week's campers are in Scotland's famous Highlands.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Richard Osman welcomes Toby Anstis, Kerry Howard, Evelyn Mok, Joe Sugg.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).

Monday 3 October

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 10.
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm) Woodwind.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Emily Wilding Davison, The Thick of It, new romantics, 20th century US vice-presidents.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Jugadores vs Harlequins.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Glasgow vs Queen's Belfast.
  • Bad Chefs (ITV2, 9pm) Vegan cheffing.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm) Fred Sirieix, Rhys James, Jo Brand, Dani Dyer.
  • The Big Blow Out (E4, 10pm) Hair-styling competition, postponed from 19 September.
  • Question Team (Dave, 10pm) Joel Dommett, Harriet Kemsley, Janine Harouni.
  • Are You the One? (MTV, 10pm) Entering endgame: was the forced reset the best thing to happen?
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.40; Scot 11.10, NI 12.10am, not Wales) Extended repeat from Friday.

Tuesday 4 October

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) Repeat from 2020.
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm) Brass.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Jings! It's Mexican week.
  • Bad Chefs (ITV2, 9pm) Curry night.
  • Make Me Prime Minister (C4, 9.15) Jess Phillips is on a charm offensive.
  • Unforgivable (Dave, 10pm) Charlotte Church, Sophie Willan, and Lara Ricote. And not a bloke in sight.
  • The Big Blow Out (E4, 10pm) Creative colours.

Wednesday 5 October

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm) Percussion.
  • Hire Me: The Search for a Dream Job (BBC3, 8pm) Commercial interior design.
  • Handmade (C4, 8pm) Children's toys and love spoons.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Elizabeth Day, Khadija Mellah, Nick Grimshaw.
  • Bad Chefs (ITV2, 9pm) Bartek Michalski and some fried chicken.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Shaggy, Rosie Jones, Example.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.30) "They hate me because they ain't me".

Thursday 6 October

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm) Keyboards. The final is next Sunday.
  • Unbreakable (2) (BBC1, 8pm; Wales, BBC2) Couples challenge themselves and rely on each other. "A mix of Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity, and Mr & Mrs" according to host Rob Beckett. The stars are Stephen Bailey, Denise Welch, Charlie Mullins, Simon Weston, Shanaze Reade; each plays with their romantic partner.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 9pm) Playing bingo, with Leomie Anderson.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "Enormous Hugeness".
  • Bad Chefs (ITV2, 9pm) Nico Reynolds with three South American dishes.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Michail Antonio, Hannah Waddingham, Jonathan Ross, Guz Khan.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 9.30; elsewhere after 11pm) "Pride special", repeat from last week. Fills a gap after the international football match.
  • Takeaway Titans (RTÉ2, 9.35) Spices.
  • BBC New Comedy Awards 2022 (BBC3, 11pm).

Friday 7 October

  • Say the Word (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, 8pm; Scot, 11.30) Keira Walsh, Anton Ferdinand, Joe Cordina, Lutalo Muhammad. Postponed from 16 September.
  • Bake Off An Extra Slice (C4, 8pm).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts, with Ivo Graham. Rupa Huq was booked, but chickened out.
  • Bad Chefs (ITV2, 9pm) The final, with Yung Filly.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.05) With Jen Brister, Rhys James, Laura Lexx, Glenn More, Ahir Shah.
  • Richard Bacon's I Literally Just Told You (C4, 10pm).
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 11.30).

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 9.15am Sat).
  • Bake Off (E4, 12.15 Sat).
  • Flipping Fast (C4, 5.15am Sun, 5.20am Tue, 5.05am Wed, 5.15am Thu) The house renovation show from the summer.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 5.05am Mon, 3am Tue, 5.05am Fri).
  • Scotland's Best Dog (BBC Scotland, 3.30 Mon).
  • The Big Blow Out (E4, 2.20am Tue).
  • Handmade (C4, 2.40am Tue).
  • Home Advantage (RTÉ2, 2.55am Wed, 3.50am Thu).
  • Take the Tower (ITV, 3am Wed) Previously shown on ITV4.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 12.10am Thu).
  • All That Glitters (BBC2, 1.45am Thu).
  • The Masked Dancer (ITV, 4.40am Thu).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC2, 1.15am and 3.30am Fri).
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 2.20am Fri).



  • The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; Family Fortunes 11.30; All Star Family Fortunes 1pm; Strike it Lucky 3pm; Tenable 4pm; The Chase 5pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 4am.


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


  • The Chase 7am; Dickinson's Real Deal 10am; Bruce's Price is Right 11am; Wheel of Fortune 12 noon; Catchphrase 1pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 2pm; Play Your Cards Right 3pm; Dickinson's Real Deal 4pm; Bullseye 5pm; Pointless Celebrities 7pm; The Chase 8pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 10pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 12 midnight; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 4am; Bullseye 5am.


Who is The Genius? The Korean format generated a lot of buzz in the early 2010s, then seemed to vanish for a while. Dead? No, merely resting. It's back on Dutch channel NPO3 on Monday, though no word on streaming via

French viewers might want The Voice Kids (TF1, Sat) or the last in the present series of 100% Logique (F2, Sat), or a new series of Battlebots: le choc des robots (Gulli, Sat). All at the same time.

The Masked Singer returns to Pro7 (Sat). Monday's a national holiday in Germany, Wer wird Millionär? is on RTL, another edition on Tuesday. There's a primetime Bares für Rares (ZDF, Wed). Love is King on Pro7 (Thu) has one princess and a number of dream-men. Yes, it's The Bachelor done in a mediaeval castle, and hosted by drag queen Olivia Jones.

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