TV Guide 2016-04-16

Rickie and Melvin ask teams to get Bang on the Money (ITV, Sat). Matt Alwright seeks The Code (BBC1, weekdays). It's the final University Challenge (BBC2, Mon), and Masterchef goes large in the schedules (BBC1, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri).

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Saturday 16 April

  • The Archive Hour: Robert Robinson (Radio 4 Extra, 8am and 3pm) Laurie Taylor remembers the genial host. Originally heard in 2011.
  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 8.25 and 6.15) The grand final!
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) John Widdicombe.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 11.30) Repeat from last night.
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.30) North Norfolk.


  • Can't Touch This (BBC1, 5.25).
  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème (BBC2 6pm; not NI) Another chance to see this week's heat.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.15) Fashion: Brix Smith-Start and Jonathan Phang, Amy Childs and Sam Faiers, Grace Woodward and Brendan Courtney, Lee Stafford and Nicky Clarke.
  • Bang On the Money (ITV, 7pm) Rickie and Melvin ask two teams of friends to get something just right.
  • Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (UTV Ireland, 7pm).
  • Win Your Wish List (BBC1, 7.55) Paul and Nicole.
  • Britain's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Britain's Got More Talent follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.35).
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 9pm) Highlights from the 2015 contest.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV 9.20, UTV Ireland 9.30) Tom Daley, Richard Osman, Rob Beckett, but Romesh Ranganathan.

Sunday 17 April

  • Fun House (Challenge, 10am) New to this channel.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • School Choir of the Year (Radio Ulster, 2pm) The final.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 2.35).
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.35) Five episodes.
  • Britain's Got Talent (TV3, 2.35; ITV, 3.35).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire Afternoon (Challenge, 3pm) To 8pm.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5pm) Shove on!
  • Come Dine with Me (More 4, 5.20) Derby.


  • Family Fortunes (ITV, 6pm) Paul Potts and Ann Widdecombe, repeated.
  • ITV's RTE The Voice of Holland of Ireland (RTE1, 6.30) Live 5, the semi-finals.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV and UTV Ireland, 7pm) Shane Williams, Sair Khan, Milton Jones, Tanni Grey-Thompson.
  • Wild Things (The Satellite Channel, 7pm) The greatest game show in Europe returns.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Penn and Teller: Fool Us in Vegas (C5, 8pm).
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Warwick Davis, Josh Widdicombe, Lorraine Kelly.
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 8.30) Another chance to see the 2011 series.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE1, 9.30).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 11.40; not Scotland).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10).
  • The Code (BBC1, 2.15) Matt Allwright and Lesley-Anne Brewis hope someone will open the safe.
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Mo-Th: Dave Myers. Fr: Charlotte Hawkins.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland, 6pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Too Many Cooks (C4, 5.30) Lay on the best party food for a big prize.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • The Link (Challenge, 7pm) A bit early for unspeakable curses.
  • The Chase Australia (Challenge, 9pm).

Monday 18 April

  • Think Tank (3) (BBC2, 7.30am). Repeated from Friday.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 3.
  • Pocket Money Pitch (CBBC, 5pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5pm).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Elis James, Reginald D Hunter, Maeve Higgins, David O'Doherty.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30) The red team and the blue team had a race...
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Last in the "present" series.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) A novel way to present saguaro and truck fricasee.
  • Eureka! The Big Bang Query (RTE2, 10.25).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.15, not NI, London).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.05).
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.30).

Tuesday 19 April

  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème (BBC2, 8pm) Small domed cakes.
  • Drive (ITV, 9pm) Sixteens.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.20, Scotland 11.45).

Wednesday 20 April

  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Knockout week continues.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm) The one where Ed Byrne (comedian) goes for £117,000.
  • The Almost Impossible Game Show (ITV2, 9pm) New episodes. Remember, Gone With the Wind is on TCM+1.

Thursday 21 April

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The literary game, from 1997.
  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.20).
  • Don't Make Me Laugh (Radio 4, 6.30) Omid Djalili, Sara Pascoe, Russell Kane, and Adam Hess try not to be funny. Again, not heard this yet.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Knockout week continues.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) J-Bronze? Isn't that one of the England football side?
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Shows from last year.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 22 April

  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Rebecca Front, Edwina Currie, Andy Hamilton.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30) James Ward, Ryan Sidebottom, Jenny Meadows, Martin Offiah.
  • Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7.30) Percussion.
  • Sion a Siân (S4C, 8.25) Be nice to each other.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) Nine remain for the quarter-finals.
  • Have I Got News for You? (BBC1, 9pm) Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts, with Eddie Izzard and Romesh Ranganathan failing to be funny.

Sign language interpretation

  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.20am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15am Tu, 1.50am We, 2.05am Th)
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 9.30am Wed).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 8.15am Thu).
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