TV Guide 2024-02-24

The entertainment big guns come out this Saturday. In the Five Star corner, Michael McIntyre with The Wheel (BBC1). In the double-decker bus corner, Ant and Dec with Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV). Wheel of Fortune has a celebrity edition (ITV), and Runaround has crept back onto Talking Pictures.

More good stuff on BBC Scotland, as Scotland's Greatest Escape (Wed) and Eat the Town (Thu) are back, as is Ireland's House of the Year on RTÉ1. Out of Order (2) has Rosie Jones putting people in the right line-up (Comedy Central, Mon).

Elsewhere, Landscape Artist of the Year is named (Artsworld, Wed). The longest-running song competition on the islands, Can i Gymru, marks its 50th consecutive year (S4C, Fri), and we hear the BBC's Eurosong (Fri). Rob Beckett's Smart TV is new on KYTV, at the oh-so-accessible time of 2am on Thursday.

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


Saturday 24 February

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 8.30am) Repeated from 1978.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am)
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 3.05) Five episodes.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.30) A classic episode with Christine Ohuruogu, Max George, Maisie Smith, and Owain Wyn-Evans.


  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2 Wales, 6pm; elsewhere 6.30) Another chance to see Megan McKenna and James Argent in Cambridge.
  • Wheel of Fortune (ITV, 6pm) Celebrity special, with AJ Odudu, Gok Wan, and Charlotte Church. Repeated on ITV2 at 12.20 tomorrow.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 7pm) The beginning of the end of the show; Stephen Merchant announces, Simon Cowell gets The Hit Squad, and Becky Hill performs. Repeated on ITV2 at 2.25 tomorrow.
  • Gladiators (BBC1, 7.10) Second quarter-final. Repeated on BBC3 at 7pm Sunday.
  • Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) Repeats from last year.
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 8.10) This week's celebs: Liza Tarbuck on art, Iain Stirling on Scotland, Rachel Riley on maths, Trevor Nelson on disco, GK Barry on celebrities, Gabby Logan on the six nations, and Chris McCausland on Back to the Future. Postponed from 21 October.
  • The 1% Club (ITV, 8.35) Lee Mack asks some questions long enough to be nominated for a Hugo - but will they get past the gatekeeper? Repeated late on Wednesday evening, unless the football goes to extra time.

Sunday 25 February

  • TV Gameshows: Then and Now (Channel 5, 12 midnight) Undemanding filler for the post-pub crowd.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC2, 11.15am) Repeat from BBC3.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Great Chocolate Showdown (ITVBe, 5pm, two eps).


  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 5.30).
  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6.30) "Guilty pleasure" songs.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTÉ1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Lego Masters Aotearoa (E4, 7pm) 3d art.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7.45) Water filters.
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 8pm) This week: Llangefni, Caernarfon, Llandaff, and Castell Carreg Cennen.

Weekday Daytimes

  • My Kitchen Rules South Africa (W, 7am) New.
  • Survivor Down Under (Dave, 10am) Series 9.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot not Thu).
  • !mpossible (BBC2, 1pm; Fri 2.15); The Tournament (BBC2, 1.45; Wales 2.45 Tue; not Fri anywhere).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Vick Hope. Repeated about 6am one-and-a-half working days later.
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; Fri 6.15) Champions Week with Nihal Arthanayake, Jay McGuinness, Lucy Porter, Jan Ravens.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 6pm) New episodes from Birmingham.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 6pm) New.

Monday 26 February

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 3. Repeated next Saturday at 11pm.
  • One Person Found This Helpful (Radio 4, 6.30) Desiree Burch, Simon Evans, Kerry Godliman, Andrew Maxwell. Repeated next Sunday at 12.04pm.
  • Fast Food Face Off (BBC3, 7pm) Kristian Nairn and Gemma Bradley find the best takeaway in Northern Ireland.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Semi-final 2: Cheltenham Gold Cup, Ridley Scott, Genesis, the Prose Edda.
  • Masterchef (BBC3, 7.30pm) 90 minutes of episodes from last year.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) An ancient Championship of Champions match: Gamblers vs Epicurians. Previously shown on BBC4 in 2011.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) QF7: Trinity Cambridge vs UCL.
  • Out of Order (2) (Comedy Central, 9pm) CC tell us: "Rosie Jomes (sic) hosts a game show about judgements and first impressions, with team captains Katherine Ryan and Judi Love joined by Chris McCausland and Richard Osman."
  • Quizzy Mondays (9.15, Post-match chat about the shows we've just watched.

Tuesday 27 February

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm; Wales 7pm Wed) Granada.
  • Home of the Year (RTÉ1, 8.30) Dublin and Tyrone.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Unrelated, with Tom Allen, Chris McCausland, Lou Sanders.
  • Outsiders (BBC2, 9.45) Today, the squirrels earn their victory badge. Originally shown on Dave in 2021.

Wednesday 28 February

  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Scotland's Greatest Escape (BBC Scotland, 8pm) Unique and Unusual this week.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld and The Satellite Channel, 8pm) The final is from Covent Garden. Followed by The Winner's Commission, inspired by the Orkney Islands.
  • Bring the Drama (BBC2, 9pm) This week, it's to Peaky Blinders with Charlene McKenna.
  • Richard Bacon's I Literally Just Told You (E4, 9.10) Repeats from the first series.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.35) "Let's not be cute about it". Repeated on Saturday. Ireland only.

Thursday 29 February

  • Rob Beckett's Smart TV (Sky Max, 2am) A comedy panel show celebrating the small screen, with captains Josh Widdicombe and Alison Hammond. The guests are Jon Richardson, Russell Tovey, Stacey Dooley, and Jamie Laing. Repeated on The Satellite Channel at 9pm.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 7pm) Finals day.
  • Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) Week two.
  • Eat the Town (BBC Scotland, 10.30) Natalie and Dazza are in Galashiels.

Friday 1 March - St David's Day

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm) From summer 2022.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30). Repeated 12.30 tomorrow lunchtime, or available as a podcast circa King Billy's coronation.
  • Masterchef (BBC3, 7pm) Week two from last year's series concludes.
  • Can i Gymru (S4C, 8pm) The annual competition of Welsh song, live from Swansea Arena.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm; Wales 9.30 on BBC2) Unseen bits from the recent series.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race: Uk Versus The World (BBC3, 9pm) Tom Daley is this week's guest judge. Repeated on BBC1 next Thursday night.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm) Carol Vorderman, Joel Dommett, Adrian Chiles, Samia Longchambon, Simon Weston.
  • Eurovision 2024: Graham Meets Olly (BBC1, 10.40) and they listen to the BBC's entry for the Song Contest. Followed by Eurovision De Groote Songfeest (10.55), edited highlights from November's party at the Ziggydome.

Sign language interpretation

  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 2.45am Sat).
  • Wheel of Fortune (ITV, 3am Sat).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 3.05am Sat, 3.35am Mon; five episodes each day).
  • Gladiators (BBC2, 3.15am Sat).
  • Lego Masters Aotearoa (E4, 8.10am Sat).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 12.30pm Sat).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 2.25am Mon, 1.40am Tue, 2.40am Wed) Last week's episodes
  • Style It Out (CBBC, 1.55pm Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri)
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 5.05am Wed).
  • The Money List (RTÉ1, 2am Thu).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 1.15am Fri).



7am The Chase 9am Bruce's Price is Right 10am Supermarket Sweep 11am Famous Family Fortunes 1pm Cash Trapped 3pm Tenable 6pm The Chase 11pm Bullseye 4am The Chase


7am Scrapheap Challenge 10am The Crystal Maze 11am Play Your Cards Right 12 noon Dickinson's Real Deal 1pm Blankety Blank 3pm Cash Trapped 5pm Tenable 7pm The Chase


7am The Crystal Maze 8am The Chase 10am Dickinson's Real Deal 11am Bridge of Lies 12 noon Cash Trapped 1pm Tenable 2pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 3pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4pm Bullseye 6pm The Crystal Maze 7pm Bridge of Lies 8pm The Chase 10pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire 11pm Bullseye 12 midnight Bridge of Lies 1am Cash Trapped 2am The Chase 4am Who Wants to be a Millionaire 5am Bullseye

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