TV Guide 2022-12-03

Schedule A! Schedule B! Schedule C What They Actually Put On Air! This week's listings have more than we'd like "if... then... else... maybe."

None of that sports nonsense affects Fboy Island (BBC3, from Monday). The sportsball might delay The Big Quiz (2) (ITV, Mon; VM1, Wed).

Nothing will stop Celebrity Juice (ITV2, Thu), because it's the last one ever! Ever, ever, ever. Until the inevitable revival in 2033, natch. And nothing will stop Junior Eurovision Song Contest Preview (CBBC, Fri).

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


Saturday 3 December

BBC to air both of today's football games.

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.55) Five episodes.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.15 if no football).
  • The Great Festive Bake Off (E4, 4.40) Another chance to see an episode from 2019.
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 5.15) Cancelled if the teqball is shown and goes to extra time.


  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 5.40 if football, 7.30 if no football) Last night's results, and a performance from The Cher Show.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm if no football) Repeat.
  • House of Games (BBC2 Wales, 6pm) Seen elsewhere last night.
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 6.45 if no football) Repeat.
  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 8.30 if no football, 9.15 if football) With Andy Bell from Erasure. Subject to delay / cancellation.
  • The 1% Club (ITV, 9.15) Will you do any better second time around? Will become The 0.5% Club if the chessboxing goes to extra time, and The 0.25% Club in the event of penalties.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 5.50) From Wednesday. Ireland only.
  • Outsiders (Dave, 10pm) From Wednesday.


  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • QI (BBC2, 12.20am) From Friday.

Sunday 4 December

ITV shows the evening football match, BBC the afternoon game.

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Songs of Praise (BBC1, 1.15) Television coverage of the Young Choristers competition.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.40 if no football).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3.45 if no football<del>).
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 5.15).


  • Unbeatable (VM1, 6pm) Shown on BBC1 in May 2021.
  • The Great Festive Bake Off (E4, 7.40) Another chance to see the Derry Girls special.
  • Réalta Agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30).
  • Canada's Drag Race vs The World (BBC3, 9pm) Balls to that.
  • Cystadleuaeth Cantorion Cymreig 2022 (S4C, 9pm) Highlights from the Welsh Singers Competition, a qualifying round for Cardiff Singer of the Year Next Year.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 11.15 Th).
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 1pm) Cardiff.
  • Lightning (BBC2, 1.45; Mo 2.15, Wales Tu 2.35).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm; not Tu, Fr if no football).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Colin Murray and Rufus Hound.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm; not Tu, Fr if no football).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 3.15; Wales 3.05 Tu). Repeats.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.45; not Mo, Fr if no football).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; not Tu, Fr if no football).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; not Tu, Fr if no football).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; Mo, Fr if no football or it's complete on time).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Repeats from Basingstoke.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Ashley John-Baptiste, Simon Rimmer, Claire Sweeney, Esme Young.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Eggheads (C5, 6pm and 6.30, not Mo, Tu, Fr) Repeats.
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 7pm).
  • Christmas University Challenge (BBC4, 7pm) Last year's series.
  • Battlebots (ITV4, 7pm).
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV4, 8pm) Classic episodes.

Monday 5 December

As yesterday, BBC has the afternoon match, ITV the evening game.

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 12 noon).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45) Last in the present series of repeats.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35) Repeats.
  • I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) From Croydon's Fairfield Halls, with Tony Hawks, Jo Brand, Marcus Brigstocke, and Graeme Garden.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Judy Garland, The Cure, Hi-de-Hi!, French wars of religion.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Winners' match: Cunning Planners v Harlequins.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Repêchage 1.
  • Fboy Island (BBC3, 9pm) "Do you like cats?" A new series of the Kiwi dating show.
  • Love at First Lie (MTV, 9pm) The American version of True Love or True Lies.
  • The Big Quiz (2) (ITV, 9pm if no football, 9.15 or later if football; VM1, 9pm Wed) Stephen Mulhern hosts the annual clash between two of ITV's biggest shows, Coronation Street and The Chase. (checks script) Emmerdale Farm. With Jack P Shepherd, Sally Dynevor, Ryan Russell, Mark Charnock, Nicola Wheeler, Jurell Carter.

Tuesday 6 December

Both matches on ITV today.

  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm and 7pm) Biographical quiz from 1998.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 8pm) Katie Piper and Adam Pearson.
  • Fboy Island (BBC3, 9pm) "6'3 down under".
  • The Traitors (BBC1, 9pm if no football, 9.15 if football) The players struggle to trust each other. Which is pretty much a description of any part of this programme.
  • You Won't Believe This (C4, 10pm) "My name is Jonah, and I survived a disaster at sea".

Wednesday 7 December

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm and 7pm).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC1, 8pm; NI 9pm) Finals week begins.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 8pm) Duncan James and Antony Costa from Blue.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) The winner paints Lenny Henry.
  • The Traitors (BBC1, 9pm; NI 10.45) Full of secrets.
  • Fboy Island (BBC3, 9pm) "You're Goofy", sounds like a Mickey Mouse show.
  • Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, 10pm) With Dami Hope, Indiyah Polack, Verona Rose, Arielle Free.
  • Outsiders (Dave, 10pm) This week, the squirrels earn their knot badge.
  • Beauty and the Geek (Really, 10pm) Queens of the underground.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 11pm) Hot seat.

Thursday 8 December

  • Survivor (TG4, 12.05am) "One thing left to do - win (part 1)".
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm and 7pm) This week, the squirrels talk rubbish.
  • Gwrach y Rhibyn (S4C, 5.35) Reaching to the sea.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Francis Rossi and Linda Nolan.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC1, 8pm) Food from a place close to the heart. The final is next Sunday.
  • The Traitors (BBC1, 9pm) An explosive round table is on the horizon. Ploff!
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) The Happy Ending. Keith Lemon bids farewell to the comedy quiz, with Laura Whitmore, Emily Atack, Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton, Maya Jama, Big Narstie, Chris Ramsey, Will Mellor, Joey Essex, and many more.
  • QI XS (BBC2, 10.20) Quite Into the Wild. A ten-minute filler.

Friday 9 December

We don't yet know who airs today's football games.

  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest (CBBC, 5.30). All the latest from Yerevan, where Freya Skye is rehearsing her socks off.
  • The Traitors (BBC3, 9pm) All three episodes repeated.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm if no football, 9.15 if football) Repeat of a recent episode, and shortened or cancelled if the croquet gets in the way.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9.30 if no football, 9.45 if football) A classic festive edition, with Jim Broadbent, Angela Rippon, Rose Matafeo, Ardal O'Hanlon. Again, disposable if tiddlywinks goes to extra ends.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Testing, with Susan Calman, Maisie Adam, Josh Widdicombe.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 10.10am Sat).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 2pm Sat).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 1.50am Sun, 5.05am Wed).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8am Mon, Tue, Thu).
  • Loggerheads (BBC Scotland, 3pm Mon) Two episodes.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 1am Tue).
  • Cooking with the Stars (ITV, 3am Tue).
  • The Cube (ITV, 5.05am Tue).
  • Home Advantage (RTÉ2, 2.35am Wed).
  • Takeaway Titans (RTÉ1, 1.45am Thu)
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC2, 1.30am and 2.40am Fri).
  • Game of Talents (ITV, 3am Fri).


Wheel of Fortune steps back from weekend mornings, extra Family Fortunes instead. Weekday Scrapheap Challenge moves to the very accessible time of 4am.


  • The Chase 7am; Scrapheap Challenge 9am; Family Fortunes 10am; All Star Family Fortunes 1pm; Strike it Lucky 3pm; Tenable 4pm; The Chase 5pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 3am.


  • The Chase 7am; Family Fortunes 9am; Play Your Cards Right 2pm; Blankety Blank 3pm; Scrapheap Challenge 5pm; The Chase 6pm.


  • The Chase 7am; Supermarket Sweep 10am; Family Fortunes 11am; Wheel of Fortune 12 noon; Catchphrase 1pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 2pm; Family Fortunes 3pm; Bruce's Price is Right 4pm; Bullseye 5pm; Cash Trapped 6pm; Pointless Celebrities 7pm; The Chase 8pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 10pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 12 midnight; Scrapheap Challenge 4am; Bullseye 5am.
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