TV Guide 2020-05-02

A new series of BBC Young Musician of the Year kicks off (BBC4, Sun). It's the Mastermind grand final (BBC2, Mon), and there's a new run of Dinner Date (ITVBe, Wed).

There's a tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor (R4, Mon), and a previously unseen episode of Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures tv, Sun).

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


Saturday 2 May

  • Eurovision Insight (Podcast Radio, 10.30am and 3pm) On DAB in Surrey and south London.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bake Off (RTE1, 11.10) From 2015.
  • Twee voor Twaalf (, 1.40) Very hard questions in Dutch.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.45) Five episodes.


  • Blankety Blank (Challenge, 5pm) From 1979.
  • The Talk Sport Quiz (Talk Sport, 5pm) Lyndsey Hipgrave and Darren Bent.
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm).
  • Yankee Love Island (VM3, 6pm); Survivor (TG4, 6.05) Only available on Ireland.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6.20) Mike Bushell.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30) Repeat.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.50) 1980s, with Tommy Boyd, Andy Crane, Brinsley Forde, Denise Pearson, Linda Lusardi, Vicki Michelle, Jan Leeming, John Kettley, and a performance by Jason Donovan.
  • Schlag den Star (ProSieben, 7.15) The occasional all-night all-live contest. And, of course, we get the regular Schlag den Star Watchalong (, 7.15).
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (VM1 and ITV, 7.30) Liverpool.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 8pm)
  • Eurovision Again (EBU on youtube, 8pm) Helsinki 2007 last week, we've been completely earwormed by "Questa notte" again. But where this week?
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.20) A classic episode from about 2015.
  • Celebrity Juice (VM2, 11.05) Ten days after it aired on ITV2.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30), The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12.15) From Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 5pm).
  • Radio 4 Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Got Talent (ITV, 3.10; VM1, 3.40).

Sunday 3 May

  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not Scotland).
  • 5 Star Family Reunion (VM2, 4pm) Two episodes.


  • Takeshi's Castle (Nickelodeon, 6pm) Selected episodes from the recent Comedy Central series.
  • The Family Chase (ITV, 7pm) The Clementsons from Newcastle.
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm) Keyboard final highlights; the full performances will be on I-player afterwards.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (VM1, 7pm) Seen elsewhere last autumn.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 7.15) A classic episode from 2015.
  • Twee tot de zesde macht (, 7.45) A family quiz.
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 8pm; Wales, 8.50) 9: The retrospective.
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) A previously unbroadcast episode from 1974 featuring Bob Monkhouse, Cliff Richard, and Englebert Humperdinck. The series repeats from next week.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 9.05); Die Jackpot Jäger (HR, 9.15) Local German quizzes.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 9.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales, 11.45 (Mo, Fr only); elsewhere 12.15).
  • Top Class (BBC Red Button, 12.40; Fr 11.45 and 12.15) The final stages from series 1.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) The 30th birthday championship, repeated from January 2013.
  • Tenable, Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 3pm) Repeats.
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Essex, repeated.
  • Pointless (BBC2, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Top Chef (W, 7pm).

Monday 4 May - May Day (observed)

Bank holiday, not that we'll notice... or some governments acknowledge

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) From 2005.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 5.
  • 47 Years Without a Clue - a Tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor (Radio 4, 6.30) Graeme Garden introduces a selection of tributes and clips.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) The grand final. Specialist questions on Stonewall Riots, universities of Scotland, Wars of the Roses, The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Johannes Vermeer, films of Kevin Smith.
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 8pm) Dafydd and Gerwyn in Caernarfon.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 England, 8.30) Clare Balding.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm) Quads and Quins, a new episode.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm); Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.10; NI, Scot 11.40) Potentially expanded repeats from last Friday.

Bonus feature

  • Test The Nation The National Intelligence Test (BBC2, 9pm) Hannah Fry and Michael Mosley join an experiment at Imperial College to assess the brainpower and intelligence of various groups. It's in the Horizon series, and something of a follow-up to last year's Family Brain Games. It's not an interactive spectacular with Phillip Schofield and Gordon T. Gopher.

Tuesday 5 May

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.15am) Repeat from Friday.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Clive Anderson's improvised comedy series from 1988.
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) A classic episode with Joe Lycett, Lee Mack, Griff Rhys Jones, and Melanie Sykes.
  • I'll Get This Extra Helping (BBC2, 10pm) Nigel Havers, Alex Brooker, Sally Lindsay, Georgia Toffolo, Desiree Burch.
  • The Challenge Total Madness (MTV, 11pm) The Airdrop Extraction, which sounds like a new sweet.

Bonus feature

  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC Scotland, 7.30) We really need to work out if this is a game or not.

Wednesday 6 May

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) The 2009 series.
  • The Mole - Wem kannst Du trauen? (SAT.1, 7.15) The new series begins in Argentina. Does a candidate deliberately not catch a llama to sabotage the group?
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1 Scotland, 8pm) Shown elsewhere last week.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) This week's cooks come from Yorkshire and Tyne Tees.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) A new series of smooching and snacking; it's Brandon from Bournemouth tonight.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) A smocked dress.

Thursday 7 May

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 4.35).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) A room full of chocolate, you say?
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm; Wales 9.30) David Tennant hosts, with Chris McCausland on the panel.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) From home, it's Holly, Mel, Laura Whitmore, and Emily Atack.

Friday 8 May - Europe Day

Holiday in much of Europe (but not Ireland)

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Classic episodes from 2019.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 5.30 and 10pm) A classic episode from 2014.
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 6pm) Repeat from Saturday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) With Helen Lewis, Andy Parsons, Kerry Godliman, and Simon Evans.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) With guest judge Jacqueline Wilson.
  • QI (BBC2, 9.30; not NI) Oddballs, repeated.

Bonus feature

  • Anneka's 90s Treasures (Radio 2, 2pm) Anneka Rice plays some gems from the 1990s, in a glow of warm - but not uncritical - nostalgia.

Sign language interpretation

  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun)
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 7.45am Mon, 2am Thu, 12.30am Fri)
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 3am Tue).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 1am Thu).
  • Freeze Out (ITV, 3am Thu).
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