TV Guide 2023-09-16

Places, everyone, as Strictly Come Dancing is back (BBC1, Sat). It's joined by Picture Slam with Alan Carr. This year's run of One Man and His Dog goes out in Countryfile (BBC1, Sun). Taskmaster is back (C4, Thu).

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


Saturday 16 September

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Junior Bake Off (RTÉ2, 11.05) From 2022, new to RTÉ.
  • Top Takeaways (BBC2, 12 noon) Repeated from 2022.
  • Masterchef 2020 (RTÉ1, 12.30) New to RTÉ.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.45; not Wales) Repeat.


  • Picture Slam (BBC1, 5.50) Alan Carr hosts a new show, where contestants are to name that thing. Repeated around midnight on Monday night.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.35) The new series starts here, with a special performance from last year's champs Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal. Signed repeat on BBC2, early Friday morning.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7.20) Another chance to see Kelle Bryan and Charlene White in Essex.
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 7.30) A classic walk.

Sunday 17 September

  • Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, 8am) Four new episodes from series 8.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • BBC One Man and His Dog (BBC1, 7pm) The annual battle of sheep against shepherds, this year from the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. Airing in the Countryfile strand.
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Heat 2.
  • Alone (C4, 9pm) The final and the reunion.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland 11.15 Thu).
  • !mpossible (BBC2, 1pm; Tue 2pm (Wales 3.45)); Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; not Tue) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Chris McCausland this week. Repeated about 6am one-and-a-half working days later.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm; not Fri) New episodes. Signed repeat at about 3am next morning.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; not Fri) New episodes.
  • The Finish Line (BBC1, 4.30) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; not Fri) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats: Milton Jones, Ria Lina, Martin Roberts, Briony May Williams.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Yankee Love Island (ITVB, 10pm).

Monday 18 September

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Repeated next Saturday at 11pm.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Specialist subjects: Chelsea in the Premier League, Franz Kafka, Anglo-Saxon England, Harry Styles.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Elimination match: Drop of Red vs Suncatchers.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Sheffield vs Loughborough.
  • Growing Pains (Comedy Central, 9pm) Blotting out history: Olga Koch, Michael Odewale, Dermot O'Leary.
  • Are You the One? (MTV, 10pm) The risky gamble is on.

Bonus feature

  • Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul's in Andover this week.

Tuesday 19 September

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Super Selling Houses (C4, 10pm) Flat-packed flats.

Wednesday 20 September

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Race Across the World (BBC1, 9pm) Postponed from last week. A race from Africa to the Arctic. The famous faces are Harry Judd from McFly and his mother Emma; Billy Monger the racing driver and sister Bonny; Melanie Blatt from All Saints and mother Helene; Alex Beresford and father Noel. Repeated Sunday afternoon on BBC2.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) This week with Paloma Faith, Benji Webbe, Judi Love.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.35) "Loveable curmudgeon". Repeated next Saturday.

Thursday 21 September

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) The new series starts here: Julian Clary, Lucy Beaumont, Sam Campbell, Sue Perkins, and Susan Wokoma attempt to talk for a minute without deviation, repetition, hesitation, the other thing, or repetition.

Friday 22 September

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Repeated 11.30am Sat.
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 3pm) Allowing for the "Evening" News to go out at 3.30, then rugby, then football.
  • 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.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm; not NI) A classic episode, with Pam Ayres, Sarah Kendall, Richard Osman, and Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

Sign language interpretation

  • Tenable (ITV, approx 3am Sat, Tue-Fri) Repeat of the episode from 3pm.
  • Lego Masters Aotearoa (E4, 7.55am Sat).
  • Eat the Town (BBC Scotland, 2.30pm Mon).
  • Ultimate Wedding Planner (BBC2, 1.15am Thu).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC2, 2.15am Fri).



7am The Chase 9am Wheel of Fortune 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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