TV Guide 2016-05-07

It's the Eurovision Song Contest! (BBC4, RTE2, Tue and Thu). Bard Brain of Britain is a special programme about Shakespeare (Radio 4, Sun), and The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, Mon) is hardcore quizzing for students.

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


Saturday 7 May

  • Masterchef Finals Week (Days 1-3) (BBC2, 7am) The first three episodes; the final follows tomorrow.
  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25) Another chance to see yesterday's show.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • India's Got Talent (Colors, 11.30).
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 12.55) North Herts.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 1pm).
  • BBQ Champ (ITV, 1.30; not UTV) Another chance to miss last summer's show. UTV has continuing election coverage.
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 2pm) To 10pm.
  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème (BBC2 5pm) Another chance to see this week's heat.
  • Can't Touch This (BBC1, 5.25).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.15) Toby Anstis and Jenni Falconer, Janice Long and Bob Harris, Peter White and Steve Punt, Steve Penk and Angie Greaves.
  • Bang On the Money (ITV, 7pm) Essex against NEWCASTLE!!!!.
  • Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (UTV Ireland, 7pm).
  • Young Musician (BBC4, 7.30) The semi-final.
  • Win Your Wish List (BBC1, 8pm) Lori and Andrew.
  • Britain's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Britain's Got More Talent follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (&tv, 8pm) The Indian series.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.35).
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV 9.15, UTV Ireland 9.30) Wilfred Zaha, Funmbi Omotayo, Rochelle Humes.

Sunday 8 May

  • Fun House (Challenge, 10am) New to this channel.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 12.15) Another chance to see Friday's final.
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 12 noon and 5.20) Five episodes in each block.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.30).
  • Bard Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 1.30) A rare spin-off: a special Brain of Britain all about Little Billy Shakespeare.
  • Pointless (BBC1 Northern Ireland, 2pm) As seen everywhere else on Friday afternoon.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes.
  • Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 3.20; TV3, 3.50).


  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV and UTV Ireland, 6.55) Nicky Byrne, Amy Williams, Natalie Cassidy, Dave Myers.
  • Wild Things (The Satellite Channel, 7pm).
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • The British Academy Television Awards (BBC1, 8pm) Expect the stars of Freeze Out to sweep the board.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Bob Mortimer, Alex Brooker, Claudia Winkleman.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (&tv, 8pm) The Indian series.
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 8.30) Another chance to see the 2011 series.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE1, 9.30).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.05).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.30; not Fr) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10).
  • The Code (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm; not Fr).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire Hot Seat (Challenge, 4pm) Another import from Australia.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland, 6pm; UTV not Fr).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Shipping Wars UK (C4, 5.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • The Chase Australia (Challenge, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (Watch, 7.40; We 8.20) New to this channel.

Monday 9 May - Europe Day

  • Have I Got a Bit More Recent News for You (BBC1 Northern Ireland, 12.25am).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10).
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) York. This show won't be available in the Monday Quiz podcast feed, for rights reasons.
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Greg Rusedski.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Elis James, Reginald D Hunter, Maeve Higgins, David O'Doherty.
  • Eureka! The Big Bang Query (RTE2, 10.25).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.15).
  • Don't Make Me Laugh (Radio 4, 11pm) Moved from last Thursday; this may be Only Connect (1) for the new century.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11.10).

Tuesday 10 May

  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Greg Rusedski. More horses for the rest of the week.
  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-finals.
  • Eurovision Song Contest (BBC4 and RTE2, 8pm) Mel and Scott (BBC) and Marty Whelan (RTE) are in Stockholm.
  • Super Garden (RTE1, 8.30) Competitive gardening for the Irish.
  • A League of Their Own Roadtrip (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Four blokes repair some antique furniture: they strip a Chippendale.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 11.45; Scot 12.45am).

Wednesday 11 May

  • The Swedish Ambassador's Guide to Eurovision (World Service, 9am and 12 midnight) A diplomat explains why pop is a secret weapon.
  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1pm).
  • The Almost Impossible Game Show (ITV2, 9pm) "Highlights" of the recent run. Remember, Blackadder the Third is on Yesterday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 12.15am) Carl Frampton, Kurt Gidley, Eternal Glory champion Gail Emms, Andy Goode.

Thursday 12 May

  • The Food Quiz (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2004.
  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Father Ted (RTE2, 7.30) As traditional as strawberries and creamed broccoli.
  • Eurovision Song Contest (BBC4, RTE2, RTE Radio 1, 8pm) Semi-final 2, where UK and Irish viewers vote. RTE radio commentary by Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Repeat from last year.
  • Eurovision at 60 (BBC4, 10.05) A repeat of last year's documentary about the first 58 years of the contest.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 13 May

  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Copycats (CBBC, 4.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) From Ipswich with Susan Calman, Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scot, Wales) Jamie Heaslip, Andy Sullivan, Jodie Williams, Lucy Bronze.
  • Friday Night is Music Night (Radio 2, 8pm) A salute to ABBA, from Watford.
  • Sion a Siân (S4C, 8.25).
  • Young Musician Jazz Award (BBC4, 9pm)
  • Have I Got News for You? (BBC1, 9.30) Frankie Boyle hosts, Adil Ray guests.

Sign language interpretation

  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.10am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 12.35am Tu (1.05am Scot), 12.15am We (12.45am Scot), 12.15am Th, 12.15am Fr (Scot 12.45am))
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Wed).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8am Thu).
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