TV Guide 2019-07-20

Just the one new show this week: The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, Mon).

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


Saturday 20 July

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.05) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am) Still with Sponge Robert Square Trousers.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3.35), Tipping Point (ITV, 4.35), The Chase (ITV, 5.35).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (C4, 5.35).


  • Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6.45) Josh Widdicombe, Amanda Barrie, Samantha Womack, Michael Buerk.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 6.55) One late result: Schalke Donetsk 0, Accrington Stanley who.
  • Sion a Sian (S4C, 7pm).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15).
  • Dance India Dance (Zee TV, 7.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.40) Aughts, a repeat, and twice cancelled already.
  • The Voice Kids (ITV, 8pm) Semi-finals.
  • Love Island Unseen Bits (ITV2 and VM2, 9pm) The Fabulous Iain Stirling recaps the week.
  • Oci Oci Oci (S4C, 9pm).

Weekend repeats


  • Radio 4 Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 1.05) From last night.
  • The Crystal Maze (E4, 8pm) From Channel 4 on Friday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.35; NI 11.45) From Friday.

Sunday 21 July

  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 1.10am; not STV); 500 Questions (ITV, 2am; not STV) One of these shows has more errors than a column in Het Grauniad. The other is hosted by Schofe.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Music, a repeat.


  • The Chase with Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Repeat, with Phil Daniels.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Dance India Dance (Zee TV, 7.30).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 8pm) David Ginola, Janet Street-Porter, Chris Hughes (reality tv star, not Egghead).
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM2, 9pm) Followed by Aftersun at 10pm.
  • Al Murray's Pub Quiz (Quest, 9pm) Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons with The Water's Edge (Lancashire) and The Hand and Heart (Peterborough).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Curious Creatures (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Tu).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Rory Bremner (Mo-We), Paul Sinha (Th-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • The £100k Drop (C4, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) South Wales.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 6.30) This week's Insert Location Here is less to... Leicester!
  • Masterchef Junior (W, 7pm).
  • De Slimste Mens (, 8.50) The smartest Nederlands-speaker on the show.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM2, 9pm).

Monday 22 July

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) Royal Holloway University of London.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Corpus Christi Cambridge play Merton Oxford.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Hey Tracey (ITV2, 10pm) Last in the series.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 11pm; Wales 11.25) From November 2018, with Victoria Coren Mitchell and Janey Godley.
  • Radio Active (Radio 4 Extra, 11.30) "Gigantaquiz", a half-hour spoof of Ultra Quiz.

Tuesday 23 July

  • The Great Garden Challenge (C5, 8pm) From Birmingham day care centre.
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 8pm).
  • The Lie (STV, 8.30) A blast from the past, Susan Calman's take on Celwydd Noeth.

Wednesday 24 July

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Simon Mayo from 2008.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Carl from Manchester.
  • Celebability (ITV2, 10pm) With Danielle Armstrong, Lady Leshurr, Suzi Ruffell, Ross Adams.
  • The Challenge War of the Worlds (MTV, 10pm) Two episodes; last in the series.

Thursday 25 July

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From February 1997.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8pm) James Jordan from Strictly co-commentates.
  • Test Drive (BBC Scotland, 8.30) Pitlochry.
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 11pm).
  • For Facts Sake (RTE1, 11.25) RTE News Now still exists, and is more fun.

Friday 26 July

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Miles Jupp from 2012.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30) Greg Rusedski, Jason Stockdale, Liz McColgan, Joleon Lescott.
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) Celebrities: Oti Mabuse, Anna Richardson, Jack Fincham, Russell Kane, Steve Pemberton. Last in the half-series.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Phenomenal
  • Shipmates O'Mine (C4, 11.05) Week three, it says here.

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are interpreted this week.

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