TV Guide 2020-03-14

Susan Calman's takeover of the BBC continues on Great Local Menu (BBC2, Wed-Fri). A special edition of Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, Sat), where we go for gold with Henry Kelly. Civilian Catchpoint returns (BBC1, Sat). Last in the series of Hunted (C4, Thu), and 45 minutes of the best bits of Crackerjack (CBBC, Fri).

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Saturday 14 March

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 6.40am) As seen on CBBC about a month ago.
  • Eurovision Insight (Podcast Radio, 10.30am and 3pm) Ewan Spence gives the week's news.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE1, 11.55).
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 2.30).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 3pm) Five episodes.
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 4.30) A late insert into the schedule, it's the episode displaced from Thursday.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.35) Bez (beekeeping), Maya Sondhi (Julie Walters), Darren Bent (James Bond films), Elizabeth McKenna (Watson Fothergill).
  • This Territory's Got Talent NBC (VM3, 6pm)
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.05) Ireland: Mick Foster, Tony Allen, Pauline McLynn, Vogue Williams, Clodagh McKenna, Anna Haugh, Jimmy Cricket, and Henry Kelly!
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6.05) Stephen welcomes comedy pairings. Some listings magazines have rugby, but that's been postponed.
  • Één jaar gratis (, 6.35).
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.55) Civilian episodes return.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) Joanna Lumley is the announcer.
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 7.50) So, who is the mole? We still have no clue. Moltalk volgt op 9.10.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8.30) It's a knockout.
  • Oci Oci Oci (S4C, 9pm) Another "classic" episode.
  • Fear Factor (Colors, 9.29) Indian frights.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Dancing with the Stars (RTE1, 1.15) From last Sunday.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 7pm); Crackerjack (CBBC, 7.45) From Wednesday and Friday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV, 12.05).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 2.20) Last Wednesday's edition.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 2.30; HTV Wales 3.05).
  • Home of the Year (RTE, 3.40).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7pm) The final. From More4 last Wednesday.

Sunday 15 March

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.25) Repeats of the recent series.
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • School Choir of the Year (Radio Ulster, 2pm).
  • Snackmasters (C4, 2.15) A late insert into the schedule, replacing the cancelled motor racing.


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 5.40) Another repeat.
  • Dancing with the Stars (RTE1, 6.30) The penultimate week.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 7pm) Nina Wadia, repeated.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 8pm; Wales, 8.50) 2: From Copan Ruinas to Panama City.
  • Take Me Out (VM2, 8pm).
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 8pm).
  • Réalta Agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30) Series finale.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm; Wales, 9.50) Colourful hair.
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) 24 October 1965: Jimmy Tarbuck hosts Maria Perego, The Bachelors, Cliff Richard, Michael Bentine, Alfred Ravel, Eleanor Toler, The Fortunes, and Frank Berry.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 9.05)

Bonus feature

  • Desert Island Discs (Radio 4, 11.15) Only Connect question setter Daniel Radcliffe discusses his eight favourite records, and picks the Egyptian hieroglyph he can't live without.

Weekday Daytimes

  • The Switch (VM3, 12 noon, not Mo).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Hardball (BBC2, 1pm We-Th); Best House in Town (BBC2, 1.45, also 1pm Fr; NI 3pm Mon, not Tue, 1pm Wed); The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 3.45; NI 4.30 Mon, 5.30 Tue) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Jo Brand.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm)
  • -Blokken (, 4.20).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 4.30 3.45; Tu 3pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1 BBC2, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) New episodes from Gloucestershire.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; NI 6.30 Tue) Repeats from November 2018.
  • Yankee Masterchef (W, 7pm).

Monday 16 March

To accommodate news specials on BBC1, Ready Steady Cook moved to 3.45 most days this week, and Pointless shifted to BBC2 at 5.15. Today only, The Great Interior Design Challenge was not shown.

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2016.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Semi-final 1: Suffragettes, Cab Calloway, Giro d'Italia, Robin Williams.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 2.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 8.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm).

Tuesday 17 March - St Patrick's Day

Holiday for Ireland

To accommodate another news special on BBC1, Ready Steady Cook moved to 3pm, and Pointless again shifted to BBC2. Northern Ireland's variations to BBC2 this afternoon were also cancelled.

  • De Smerige Quiz (, 4.05).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.30).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 7pm) Repeat from Sunday.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Richard Dreyfuss, Patsy Palmer, James Buckley, Scarlett Moffatt.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) This week, the artists paint Crackerjack star Elaine Paige.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) A lighthouse.
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 9.15) This week, we're with Kellie from Burnley.

Wednesday 18 March

  • Corner Shop Cook-Off (BBC Scotland, 8pm) Jak O'Donnell is the guest.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) A new host (Susan Calman) and a new theme (children's literature). This week's cooks come from the Central region.
  • Jon Snow's Very Hard Questions (More4, 8pm) Just the one bedtime story this week: Singers on Buzzers and Shrewd Operators play.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Chicken, mushroom, spinach.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Johnny Vegas, Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe, Richard Osman.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 10.35); Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.15) Repeats from earlier in the week.

Thursday 19 March

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) The nomming continues.
  • The Heist (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) How to disappear.
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm) Last in the present series.

Bonus feature

  • Gods of the Game (Comedy Central, 8.30) We're still listing this as "might be a game", as we're publishing before the first episode goes out.

Friday 20 March

  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Peter Jones (1) hosts a comedy quiz from 1981.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Val McDermid, Janey Godley, Fred MacAulay, Jim Smith.
  • Crackerjack (CBBC, 6pm) Last in the present series, and it's The Best Bits. Say, if BBC1 is looking for a 45-minute special for Good Friday in a few weeks...
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm) Alex Danson, Matt Holland, Roger Black, Isa Guha.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm; NI, 12.30 Sun) The final for Central.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Tom Parker-Bowles looks for Food Glorious Food.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9.30) A classic episode with Daisy May Cooper.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Over and Ova.

Sign language interpretation

  • Best Home Cook (BBC2, 7.30am Mon).
  • Hunted (C4, 1.25am Tue).
  • Win the Wilderness (BBC2, 12.15am Wed).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15am Wed, 12.45am and 1.45am Fri)
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