TV Guide 2023-09-23

BBC1's Saturday line-up completes: after live Strictly it's The Wheel and Blankety Blank. Later in the week, RuPaul's Drag Race comes to BBC3 (Thu), and House of Games (3) has new episodes (BBC2, from Mon). The Bidding Room gains a sister show, The Vintage French Farmhouse sends the dealers bargain hunting in Provence (BBC1, from Mon).

Channel 4 sorts Tuesday nights out: Bake Off is back, followed by Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. Channel 5 tries to find sense in It's A Royal Knockout (Sat).

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


Saturday 23 September

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Top Takeaways (BBC2, 12 noon) Repeated from 2022.
  • Masterchef 2020 (RTÉ1, 12.05) New to RTÉ.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 3.20) Ben Shephard's best bits.


  • Picture Slam (BBC1, 5.30) Alan Carr asks contestants to name that thing. Repeated around midnight on Monday night.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.15) Let the dancing begin! Signed repeat on BBC2, early Friday morning.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 6.35) Another chance to see Nina Hossain and Lucrezia Millarini in the East Midlands.
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 7.30) A classic walk.
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 8.35) Michael McIntyre welcomes another set of celebs: Clare Balding on dogs, Jay Blades on furniture, Darren Harriott on gaming, Josie Gibson on tv, Mollie King on 00s music, Richard Madeley on classic cars, and Tom Allen on hats. Repeated around midnight on Wednesday night.
  • Blankety Blank (BBC1, 9.35) First in a new BLANK with Rylan, Emma Willis, Desiree Burch, Sue Perkins, Anita Rani, and The Fabulous Iain Stirling. Repeated around midnight on Friday night.

Bonus feature

  • It's a Royal Knockout: The Inside Story (C5, 8.35) Edward Windsor tried to revive It's a Knockout in 1987, with some of his family and any passing celebrity, all to raise money for charity. Intended as a PR coup, it ended as a shambles. Caution: contains footage of perverts, wrongdoers, and assorted ne'er do wells.

Sunday 24 September

  • Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, 8am) Two new episodes to conclude series 8.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Heat 3.
  • Taskmaster Nz (E4 Extra, 11.05) Continues every night around this time.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland 11.15 Thu).
  • !mpossible (BBC2, 1pm; Tue 1.45 (Wales 3.45)); Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; not Tue) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Grace and Susie Dent. Repeated about 6am one-and-a-half working days later.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes. Signed repeat at about 3am next morning.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.30) New episodes. Repeated on BBC2 about 6.30am next morning.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Vintage French Farmhouse (BBC1, 4.30) Provençal bargain hunting with The Bidding Room crew. Repeated on BBC2 about 7.15am next day.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) New series: Ken Bruce, Alice Roberts, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Kiell Smith-Bynoe.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 6pm) With Hollyoaks moving to E4, The Simpsons slips in at 6.30, and 6pm gets lifestyle games.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Taskmaster Nz (E4 Extra, approx 11.05).

Monday 25 September

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Repeated next Saturday at 11pm.
  • Sign2Win (Together TV, 7pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Specialist subjects: F Scott Fitzgerald, otters, Thomas Paine, The Navy Lark.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Elimination match: Academicals vs Gardners.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Warwick vs Wolfson Cambridge.
  • Growing Pains (Comedy Central, 9pm).

Bonus feature

  • Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul's in Ipswich this week, with the rhubarb triangle.

Tuesday 26 September

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Alison Hammond joins the others in the tent, and declares "It's cake week!" Signed repeat at 11.05 Wednesday.
  • Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins (C4, 9.30) Gareth Gates, Gareth Thomas, Gareth Matthew Hancock, and other people who might be called Gareth are sent to Vietnam. Can they survive all 19 episodes and be signed by Simon Fuller?
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1 Wales, 9.30) A repeat, filling in after live football.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode.
  • Super Selling Houses (C4, 11.35) Such is the success of this show that it's been pushed even closer to the Countdown repeat at 6am. Gotta keep the hits together!

Wednesday 27 September

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Race Across the World (BBC1, 9pm) This week, the teams head for Corsica. Repeated Sunday afternoon on BBC2.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) This week with Roisin Murphy, Dermot Kennedy, Billy Porter.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.45) "I'll sign the divorce papers". Repeated next Saturday.

Thursday 28 September

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Bake Off an Extra Slice (C4, 8pm) Jo Brand is joined by Stephen Mangan, Michelle Visage, Alison Hammond, Tom Allen, and a number of cakes. Not all will leave the studio in good shape.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "Hell is here".
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 9pm) A new series starts here. Repeated Friday night on BBC1; signed repeat late tonight on BBC3.

Friday 29 September

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Repeated 12.31 Sat.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) A "classic" episode.
  • Popmaster (C4, 8pm) As shown on More4 earlier in the year. The grand final.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm; not NI) A classic episode, with Lady Leshurr, Philippa Perry, Alan Titchmarsh, and Mike Wozniak.

Sign language interpretation

  • Tenable (ITV, approx 3am Sat, Tue-Fri) Repeat of the episode from 3pm.
  • Lego Masters Aotearoa (E4, 7.10am Sat).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 12.30pm Sat).
  • Eat the Town (BBC Scotland, 2.30pm Mon).
  • Bake Off (C4, 11.05pm Wed).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 12.35am Thu).
  • Celebrity Sas Who Dares Wins (C4, 1.35am Fri).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC2, 1.40am Fri).
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 2.50am Fri).



7am The Chase 9am Through the Keyhole 11am Family Fortunes 1pm Famous Family Fortunes 2.30 Strike it Lucky 4pm Tenable 5pm The Chase 11pm Bullseye 4am The Chase


7am Scrapheap Challenge 10am Bullseye 12 noon Family Fortunes 1pm Dickinson's Real Deal 2pm Play Your Cards Right 3pm Blankety Blank 5pm Tenable 7pm The Chase

Monday - Friday

7am The Chase 10am Catchphrase 11am Supermarket Sweep 12 noon Wheel of Fortune 1pm Family Fortunes 2pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire 3pm Strike it Lucky 4pm Catchphrase 5pm Bullseye 6pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 7pm Pointless 8pm The Chase 10pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire 11pm Bullseye 12 midnight The Chase 4am Who Wants to be a Millionaire 5am Bullseye

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