TV Guide 2021-05-22

It's the Eurovision Song Contest finals (RTE1, BBC1,, and many many more, Sat).

There's a Great Photography Challenge (BBC4, Mon), and it's the end of an era as Barker, Tuffers, and Dawson leave A Question of Sport (BBC1, Fri).

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


Saturday 22 May

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.30).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.05) Five episodes.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.50) Repeat with Ranj Singh.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.25) Blue Peter presenters, with Ayo Akinwolere, Mark Curry, Zoe Salmon, Simon Thomas, Mwaksy Mudenda, Richie Driss, Katy Hill, and Tim Vincent.
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (ITV, 7pm; VM1, 7.30) Stephen Mulhern is in Blackpool.
  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 7.10) Can the team spot a bad singer just from looking at them? If they can, will they use their skill on the next show?
  • Alan Carr's Epic Game Show (ITV, 7.30) Celebrity Strike It Lucky, with folk from The Masked Singer, The Repair Shop, and Love Island.
  • Game of Talents (ITV, 8.30) Mel B and Michelle Visage. VM1 has the episode from two weeks ago at 8pm.

Eurovision Song Contest

All Things Eurovision

  • De Finaledag (NPO Radio 2, from 5am) NPO are chuffed to be hosting this year's contest. All day from before you wake up, including a countdown of the most successful songs from the contest at 10am. Listen online, worldwide.
  • The Eurovision Best-Sellers (BBC Radio 2, 1pm) On this side of the Nordzee, Ken Bruce doesn't roll out of bed till 1pm. He counts down the most popular entries from a poll of Radio 2's listener.
  • Rylan and Scott's Eurovision Party (BBC Radio 2, 3pm) Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills.
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor's Kitchen Disco (BBC Radio 2, 6pm) More bangers than a Beanotown dinner.
  • Marty's Magical Eurovision Moments (RTE1, 6.55) The best bits from RTE's entries and shows. Repeat from 2020.
  • Eurovision Song Contest (, RTÉ1, BBC1, RTÉ Radio 2, BBC Radio 2, 8pm) Who will win? You might decide.
  • Richie Anderson's Eurovision After Party (BBC Radio 2, 11.50-ish); Shay & Morad (NPO Radio 2, 11.50-ish).

Weekend repeats


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Three episodes.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30).
  • Survivor (TG4, 5.35) Only on Ireland.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Two episodes.
  • Game of Talents (ITV, 12.40); In for a Penny (ITV, 3.20) From last night.
  • Taskmaster (E4, 11.30) From Thursday.

Sunday 23 May

  • Ninja Warrior Down Under (ITV, 1.45).
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm) A backwards dive.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Top Class (CBBC, 11.25am) The 2018 series concludes.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu).
  • Make Me a Dealer (BBC2, 1.30, We-Fr only).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With John Inverdale (Mo-Tu), Janet Street-Porter (We-Fr).
  • Unbeatable (BBC1, 2.15; Fr 1.45).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 2.15; two episodes)
  • The Answer Trap (C4, 3pm).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Classic episodes with Warwick Davis.
  • Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45; NI 3.10 Tu).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) More new episodes.
  • Beat the Chef (C4, 5.30).
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm; Fri 7pm) Classic episodes with Andrea McLean, Adil Ray, Rita Simons, Phil Wang.
  • Masterchef Junior (W, 7pm).

Monday 24 May

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Last in the series.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC1 Scotland, 7.35) Repeat from BBC Scotland last week.
  • Great Photography Challenge (BBC4, 9pm) Rankin sets a series of challenges for amateur photographers.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Richard Ayoade, Richard Osman, Sayeeda Warsi.
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 10.30) Another chance to see last year's celebrity series.
  • Drag Race Down Under (BBC1 England, 11.40; NI, Wales 12.10am, Scot 12.25am) Spectacular costumes from scratch.

Tuesday 25 May

  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1 England, 12.40am; NI, Wales 1.10am, Scot 1.25am) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 5pm) With series 3 winner Rio.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35) Repeats.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm) Old episodes.
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm) Miniature orange cakes.
  • Lego Masters Usa (E4, 9pm) Storybook.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm) Susie Dent, Nick Helm, Russell Kane, Desiree Burch.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Night, with David Mitchell, Noel Fielding, Holly Walsh.
  • Glow Up (BBC1 10.45; NI 11.15) Peaky Blinders tie-in episode.

Wednesday 26 May

  • Taskmaster (C4, 2.45am) Repeat from last Thursday.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) Seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Flannel shirts.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC Scotland, 10pm) A new build in Aviemore.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.25) "It's like the worst cocktail party ever".

Thursday 27 May

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Samuel Pepys.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) Sugar alternatives.
  • There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Maisie Adam, Angela Barnes, Rhys James, Robin Morgan, Ahir Shah.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Will Mellor, Melvin Odoom, Mark Wright.

A Question of Sport

Friday 28 May

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.15am; NI 12.55am) Repeat from last Friday.
  • Quizness (C4, 12.30) Repeat from last Friday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2010 series continues.
  • Home is Where the Art Is (BBC1, 2.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.35; Wales, Scot 8.05) The last appearances for Sue Barker, Matt Dawson, and Phil Tufnell. This week's guests are Tim Henman, Dion Dublin, Michael Vaughan, and Scott Quinnell.
  • Tom Allen's Quizness (C4, 8pm).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1 England and NI, 8.05) A repeat, with Jay Blades.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) David Mitchell hosts, with the Rev Richard Coles and Janey Godley.
  • Epic Game Show (ITV, 12.05) Repeat from last Saturday.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 9.30am Sat) Two episodes.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 3.15am Sun) A civilian episode from 2019.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 1.30pm Mon).
  • Great Photography Challenge (BBC4, 2.30am Tue).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3.15am Wed).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8am Wed).
  • All That Glitters (BBC2, 8am Thu).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 1.30am Fri).
  • Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters (C4, 4am Sat).
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