TV Guide 2023-09-30

Sunday nights get The Money List (RTÉ1) and The Fast and the Farmer-ish (BBC3; repeated BBC1 NI Fri). The BBC New Comedy Award 2023 begins in Sunderland (BBC3, Wed). ITV2 trails its new Big Brother series with some history lessons (Thu); more recent history on Have I Got News for You (BBC1, Fri). It's the last Selling Super Houses (C4, Tue), don't forget to miss it. Judi Dench is the subject for a special Portrait Artist of the Decade (Artsworld, Wed).

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Saturday 30 September

  • Masterchef 2020 (RTÉ1, 11.55) New to RTÉ. No Fighting Talk this week, it's replaced by men with big sticks chasing balls around a field near Rome.
  • Top Takeaways (BBC2, 12 noon) Repeated from 2022.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 3.35) Five episodes.


  • Picture Slam (BBC1, 5.35) Alan Carr asks contestants to name that thing. Repeated around midnight on Monday night.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.20) Let the voting begin! Audio described on BBC Red Button and Super Ceefax. Signed repeat on BBC2 early Friday morning.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7.30) Another chance to see Katie Piper and Adam Pearson in Northamptonshire.
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 7.30) A classic walk.
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 8.35) With Alex Jones from The One Show, Ellie Simmonds, Paddy McGuinness, Ranvir Singh, Rosie Ramsey, Seann Walsh, and Sue Perkins. Repeated around midnight on Wednesday night.
  • Blankety Blank (BBC1, 9.35) Back. BLANK! Back!!! Jason Watkins, Layton Williams, Anthea Turner, Rob Beckett, Nadia Jae, Jill Scott. Repeated around midnight on Friday night.

Sunday 1 October

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 6pm); Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 6.30) One of them is dropping at a rate; the other is in Barry. Subject to cancellation if the NFLball match over-runs.
  • Strictly Come Dancing Results (BBC1, 7.15) A tribute to Tina Turner with Beverley Knight, Laura Mvula and Fleur East; and a song from Jorja Smith. Audio described on BBC Red Button and Super Ceefax. Signed repeat on BBC2 early Friday morning.
  • The Money List (RTÉ1, 8pm) The game where completing a list can make you very rich. Who dares host? It's Baz Ashmawy.
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Heat 4.
  • The Fast and the Farmer-ish (BBC3, 9pm) The best young tractor drivers test their skills. Two episodes.
  • Celebrity Sas The Money List (C4, 9pm) This week, the Gareths are exposed to Gareth-gas.
  • 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; Wed 1.30); Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; not Mon, Wed; Wales 2.45 Tue) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Gloria Hunniford. Repeated about 6am one-and-a-half working days later.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes. Signed repeat at about 5am next morning.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.45) New episode Mon, then repeats. Repeated on BBC2 about 6.30am next morning.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Vintage French Farmhouse (BBC1, 4.30) Stars of The Bidding Room go on holiday, but can't stop antiques dealing. Repeated on BBC2 about 7.15am next morning.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats. Older repeats are now on Dave at 6pm.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Chris Hughes, Debra Stephenson, Inel Tomlinson, Toyah Willcox.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 6pm) New episodes.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Taskmaster Nz (E4 Extra, approx 11.05) Series 3 begins on Monday.

Monday 2 October

  • 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: Richard Thompson, Ted Lasso, Joan Didon, Gandhi
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Elimination match: Solomons Family vs Volunteers
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Bangor vs Edinburgh.
  • The Great Antiques Challenge (Really, 9pm) Stars of The Bidding Room try to find the right item for a difficult commission.
  • Growing Pains (Comedy Central, 9pm).

Bonus feature

  • Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul's in Bridgewater, auditioning to be Victoria Coren Mitchell's stunt double. Can his bar bill take it?

Tuesday 3 October

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Biscuit week. Signed repeat at 11.05 Wednesday, unsigned repeats on 4seven all week, and C4 next Sunday afternoon.
  • Super Selling Houses (C4, 11.55) Last in the "present" series of the show absolutely nobody's talking about.

Wednesday 4 October

  • 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 Zermatt. Repeated Sunday afternoon on BBC2.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) This week with Suggs, Katherine Ryan, Talia Mar.
  • BBC New Comedy Award (BBC3, 10pm) Josh Jones hosts from Sunderland. The judges are Josh Pugh, Amy Gledhill, Ahir Shah.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.35) "Show no mercy". Repeated next Saturday.

Bonus feature

  • Portrait Artist of the Decade (Artsworld, 2am) The nine previous winners return to Battersea so they can paint Judi Dench. A full competition series starts next week. Repeated on Artsworld and The Satellite Channel at the slightly more viewer-friendly time of 8pm.

Thursday 5 October

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Bake Off an Extra Slice (C4, 8pm) Richard Osman is this week's guest.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "Languidly".
  • Big Brother's Biggest Best Bits (ITV2, 9pm) AJ Odudu and Will Best relive their favourite moments from previous series on other channels.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 10pm) Yasmin Finney drops by. Repeated Friday night on BBC1; signed repeat late tonight on BBC3.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) A classic compilation.

Friday 6 October

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Repeated 12.31 Sat.
  • The Fast and the Farmer-ish (BBC1 NI, 7.30) Heat 1.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8pm) A classic episode, with Victoria Derbyshire, Rhod Gilbert, Rosie Jones, Jamali Maddix.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Another series of the establishment show, hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell. Probably not in a mask this time.

Sign language interpretation

  • Tenable (ITV, 5.05am Sat, Tue-Fri) Repeat of the episode from 3pm.
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 12.30pm Sat).
  • Bake Off (E4, 12.55pm Sat).
  • Eat the Town (BBC Scotland, 2.30pm Mon).
  • Bake Off An Extra Slice (C4, 12.35am Tue).
  • Bake Off (C4, 11.05pm Wed).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 12.35am Thu).
  • Ireland's Smartest (RTÉ1, 4.55am Thu).
  • Celebrity Sas The Money List (C4, 1.05am Fri).
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC2, 1.40am and 3.55am Fri).
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 2.45am Fri).


Changes to the weekday schedule. Pointless Celebrities replaces Family Fortunes at 1pm, with The Weakest Link taking over at 7pm - we believe these are episodes from the 2011-12 series.


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 Pointless Celebrities 2pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire 3pm Strike it Lucky 4pm Catchphrase 5pm Bullseye 6pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 7pm The Weakest Link 8pm The Chase 10pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire 11pm Bullseye 12 midnight The Weakest Link 1am The Chase 4am Who Wants to be a Millionaire 5am Bullseye

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