TV Listings

What's on Now & Next (2019-09-18)
19:30Celebrity GlobetrottersWriter Victoria Mary Clarke takes the lead in Marrakesh, organising a hot-air balloon at dawn for the group to enjoy spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains. Back on the ground they go souk shopping where they must haggle for traditional outfits to wear later for dinner
20:00Fair CityOne-hour episode. Nora shows Carol proof of Barry's brutal past, Sharon worries that Ger will destroy Hayley's birthday and Damian's feud with Will takes a dark turn
19:25The Big Bang TheorySheldon and Amy take a train ride to the Napa Valley with Howard and Bernadette on Valentine's Day, while Leonard and Penny head to the vets when they volunteer to look after Raj's dog. Comedy, starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco
19:50MasterChefThe last quarter-final sees the week's best cooks put through their paces with a daunting test set by food critic Jay Rayner, whose challenge is for them to make an exceptional dish centred on one key ingredient - duck breast. After completing the brief, the contestants must stand before Jay and presenters John Torode and Gregg Wallace, and hear what they think of the dish. The successful candidates then proceed to Knockout Week
Virgin Media One
17:50Live UEFA Champions LeagueOlympiakos v Tottenham Hotspur (Kick-off 5.55pm). All the action from the opening fixture in Group B, held at Karaiskakis Stadium. Spurs reached the final for the first time in their history last season, but were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the showpiece match, while their Greek opponents are aiming to reach the knockout stage for the first time since the 2013/14 campaign
20:00Coronation Street
19:30Junior EurovisionEoghan McDermott presents the search for an Irish candidate for the song contest, with judges Gráinne Bleasdale, Chris Greene and guest judges, Jedward
20:30Súile LondainDocumentary charting the emigrant experience in London by six young Irish-speakers who have moved there recently, following their new lives over the course of a year
Virgin Media Two
19:30Gino's Italian EscapeThe final leg of Gino D'Acampo's tour takes him to Bologna, widely regarded as Italy's gastronomic capital. Making his way to a trattoria, he meets a chef who has been honing her bolognese sauce recipe for almost 30 years. Gino then prepares his grandfather's take on tagliatelle alla bolognese and explores the local speciality of mortadella. Finally, he goes on the trail of the region's distinctive local pasta - tortellini - and creates his own version with ricotta cheese, hazelnuts, orange zest and chocolate chips
20:00News at 8Claire Brock presents the latest national and international headlines from the Virgin Media News Hub
Virgin Media Three
18:00Agatha Christie's PoirotThe detective investigates a double poisoning, aiming to prove the innocence of Elinor Carlisle, the chief suspect in the deaths of her aunt and her rival in love. However, it emerges that she is the only person with a motive, opportunity and means to administer the poison. Crime drama, starring David Suchet, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh, Diana Quick, Paul McGann and Rupert Penry-Jones
20:00Long Lost FamilyDavina McCall and Nicky Campbell meet Christina O'Connor, who grew up in London, the youngest of three girls. For many years she lost contact with her father, but traced him again in adulthood. When she did, he asked about a brother she never knew she had, and a long-buried family secret was exposed. Plus, there is the case of former England rugby international Spencer Brown, who is desperate to find his mother and sister. However, it remains to be seen whether Christina or Spencer are lucky in their searches
19:00The One ShowMagazine show, with stories of interest from around the UK, plus celebrity guests in the studio
20:00Celebrity MasterChefThe four remaining contestants face two more culinary challenges, as they compete to secure a place in the semi-finals. First, the celebrities are split into two teams of two, and each team is tasked with cooking the same dish, which must be identical in both appearance and flavour. For the second challenge, the competitors are then sent out on their first mass catering challenge, taking place at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in North London
Channel 4
19:00Channel 4 NewsIncluding sport and weather
20:00Location, Location, LocationKirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are house-hunting in Surrey. Kirstie searches for a home for newly-weds Marie and Rob. They love the village lifestyle but need help bagging a bargain in this expensive spot. Meanwhile, Phil offers his assistance to retired couple Kay and Robert, who are struggling with their plans to downsize after selling their home of 25 years
19:30The Good PlaceChidi starts giving Eleanor formal lessons in ethics, beginning with how to be kind to your neighbour. Michael and Janet help Chidi find a new hobby. Comedy, starring Kristen Bell
20:00The Big Bang TheoryLeonard and Sheldon are forced to defend themselves against criticism from an online bully after publishing a physics paper. Meanwhile, the girls confront embarrassing moments from their pasts during a night in. Comedy, guest starring Stephen Hawking, with Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco
Sky One
19:30The SimpsonsAn evening's car-crushing entertainment brings out the daredevil in Bart - who decides to try some death-defying stunts of his own, culminating in a skateboard jump over a gorge. Luckily, Homer is on hand to bring him down to earth
20:00S.W.A.T.The team must stop militants who escaped capture months earlier after they take hostages and demand a $500m ransom from five corporations they deem corrupt. Meanwhile, Hondo's emotional turmoil begins to affect his leadership
Sky Two
19:00Stargate SG-1Jonas convinces Pentagon officials that a sinister plot is afoot to destroy the people of his home planet. Sci-fi drama, starring Richard Dean Anderson
20:00Duck Quacks Don't EchoComedians Sarah Millican and Russell Kane and explorer Ranulph Fiennes join Lee Mack for the comedy panel game about amazing facts and random trivia
BBC Four
19:30The Brecon Beacons with Iolo WilliamsIolo Williams explores the unique scenery of the Brecon Beacons over the course of a year, braving the elements in every season to detail the ever-changing landscape of the valleys. He begins in the winter, enduring a raging blizzard on the high peaks while the lowlands are bathed in sun. On the snowy slopes, foxes search for food while the great grey shrike - a ruthless hunter from Scandinavia - seeks other animals to eat. Plus, Iolo tracks red deer to the secluded gullies in one of the Beacons' wildest locations
20:00Dig WW2 with Dan SnowThe historian explores Northern Ireland's role in the Second World War, revealing the story of a pilot who became the most successful U-boat hunter of all time. The programme also examines Harland & Wolff's contributions to the development of the famous Churchill tank, and takes an underwater look at the wreck of the U-155. In Donegal, a major excavation reveals the 70-year-old Spitfire flown by American pilot Bud Wolfe, who was forced to bail out just minutes after taking off
18:55Grand DesignsGallery owner Elinor and fitness entrepreneur Born set themselves the task of creating Britain's first hypoallergenic house in a leafy back garden plot in south west London. Driven by the need to alleviate their two young sons' life-threatening allergies, their new part-submerged, shed-inspired home, will be constructed using low toxin materials and deploy cutting-edge filtration systems to clean the air they breathe. Will their innovative new house deliver the benefits Elinor and Born are hoping for?
19:55Escape to the Chateau: DIYTim and Margreeth concentrate on renovating the only caravan in their new park and the fire pit that will be its centrepiece. Nicole and Stephan make a drastic decision, and prepare for a party to celebrate the renovation of the main hall. Paul and Alison continue their search for the secret tunnel in their oubliette, and make the final preparations for a wedding, but bad weather throws both tasks into disarray