TV Guide 2018-04-14

ITV's Saturday night schedule gets an overhaul for spring. Ninja Warrior, Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule, and This Territory's Got Talent all start new series. The champion is found on Got What It Takes? (CBBC, Wed).

Another set of hopefuls go round The Crystal Maze (C4, Sun) and there's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, Sun). Tenable returns to afternoons (ITV, daytimes), and BBC1 will push The Button (Fri).

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


Saturday 14 April

  • The Great Northern Ireland Music Quiz (R Ulster, 10.30am).
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 11am).
  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 6pm.
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 11.25) Jay Aston from Bucks Fizz.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm).
  • Dinner Date Teatime (ITVBe, 3.55) To 9pm.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • Ready or Not (BBC1, 6.15).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30; 3e, 7pm) More people try to conquer the Manchester Arena
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.05) Drama, with Danny John-Jules and Nigel Lindsay, Liz Carr and Lisa Hammond, Trudie Goodwin and Lisa Maxwell, the late Bill Maynard and Tricia Penrose.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 7.30) Saving the world from a fate worse than death: Micky Flanagan, Robert Peston, Sally Dynevor, Anneka Rice.
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 7.30).
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 7.55).
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Another series of light entertainment. More Talent With Stephen Mulhern follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.25.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.10).
  • Lip Sync Battle (Comedy Central, 10pm) Stars of Orange is the New Black.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 11.25am) From Wednesday.
  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 12.15) From last Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From last night.
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15; not Scotland). Two episodes, to 3.15.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 1.30) From Wednesday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 5.30) From Wednesday.


  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV, 11am; TV3, 2pm) From last night.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 1.15) The last two episodes.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 1.30) From last night.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6pm) From last night.
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm), University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) From last Monday.

Sunday 15 April

  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 10.55).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 12.15) Two episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm).
  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 4pm) Such is the success of this show, it's been promoted from 7pm to 4pm.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.45) 1970s, repeated from 30 April last year.
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 4.55).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Kaye Adams.


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6pm).
  • Upside-Down Ninja Warrior (Challenge, 6pm).
  • Revolution (The Satellite Channel, 6.30).
  • Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 7pm) Ellie Simmonds, Fay Ripley, CAUTION Jimmy Carr.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 7.30).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) The Hauxwell family join Richard Ayoade.
  • Band Cymru (S4C, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Perfection (BBC2, 1pm; Mo, Th, Fr only)
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Jimmy Osmond (Mo), Pasha Kovalev (Tu-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Back!
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.30) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New.
  • BBC Young Musician 2018 (Radio 3, 4.30) Highlights from the woodwind finalists.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 5.15) Repeat.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Masterchef Down Under (Home, 7pm) New to Freeview.

Monday 16 April

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2010.
  • The Escape Room (R4, 11am) Natalie Haynes dissects this decade's puzzling phenomenon.
  • Brain of This Territory (R4, 3pm).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (R4, 6.30) Arthur Smith, Jack Dee, Lucy Porter, Lloyd Langford.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 1.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Semi-final 2.
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 8.30).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Odds and Ends.
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) Simon Gregson and Jayde Adams.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10, Scotland 11.15, Wales 12.10) An extended version of last Friday's show.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 17 April

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From last year.
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 8pm).

Wednesday 18 April

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 5.30) The grand final.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 8pm) SF2.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Daniel.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) James and Ola Jordan.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) Two episodes.
  • The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central, 10pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45) Nile Wilson, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Ben Gibson, Fran Halsall.

Thursday 19 April

  • Listomania (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2015.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2 and 3e, 10pm) Scarlett Moffat, Fred Sirieix, Chris Ramsey.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 10pm).

Friday 20 April

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (R4, 6.30).
  • BBC Young Musician (BBC4, 7.30) Woodwind final.
  • I Don't Like Mondays (C4, 8pm) "What could this show do to improve?" [speeddial] "Hello, Mel Giedroyc?".
  • Yankee Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • The Button (BBC1, 8.30) Alex Horne challenges families to win in the comfort of their living rooms.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Lee Mack hosts, with Saeeda Warsi and Sara Pascoe.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm) Playing with their exes.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10.35).
  • Playing for Time (C4, 11.15) Rachel Riley goes back with Rob Beckett to "the time".

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun; STV, 2.40am Sun)
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 12.15am Wed, Thu (not Wales), Fri (not Wales))
  • Tenable (ITV, 3am Thu; STV, 2.55am Sat)
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