TV Guide 2021-05-29

A spin off from everyone's favourite pastime: it's All Day Popmaster (Radio 2, Mon), preceded by One Year Out, a documentary (Radio 2, Sun).

There's also The Masked Dancer (VM1 and ITV, daily), and Celebability With The Fabulous Iain Stirling (ITV2, Thu). A new series of The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, Mon).

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

Fighting Talk


Saturday 29 May

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.30).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) It's the Champions' League final, with the year's best performers duking it out for the big prize.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.50) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).


  • The Hit List (BBC1, 5.40) Can our contenders name these tunes? Last in the present series.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) With Stephen are Gemma Atkinson, Karen Hauer, Josh Widdicombe. Postponed from 10 April.
  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 6.25) Ricky Wilson joins the panel for the last in the present series.
  • The Masked Dancer (VM1 and ITV, 7pm; rpt ITV 11.50) Joel Dommett challenges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan, and Oti Mabuse to spot the celebrities. There's also a dance challenge for no obvious reason.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.15) Six Of These People Can Give Up Now, with Mike Nolan, Toyah Willcox, Linda Papadopoulos, Zoe Williams, Nathan Caton, Suzi Ruffell, Anthony Costa, and Quiz God Shaun Williamson.
  • The Wall (BBC1, 8.05) Hamilton academicals, some.
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (VM1, 8.30) Torquay, an episode they won't be showing on ITV until 5 June, because (reasons).
  • Beat the Chasers Celebrity Special (ITV, 8.30; VM1 at 9pm) Gregg Wallace, Brenda Edwards, Jake Wood, Dom Joly, Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

Weekend repeats


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30).
  • Survivor (TG4, 12.55) Only on Ireland.
  • Great Photography Challenge (BBC2, 4pm) From BBC4 last Monday.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Masked Dancer (ITV, 1.30; VM2, 5pm) From last night.

Sunday 30 May

  • Ninja Warrior Down Under (ITV, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not NI).
  • The Masked Dancer (VM1 and ITV, 7.30; rpt ITV 12.15am) Six more people take to the stage.
  • One Year Out - the Story of Popmaster (Radio 2, 9pm) A documentary about the little daily quiz that grew. Rob Brydon talks to Ken Bruce, with other contributions.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm) CAUTION: contains people exposed to chemical gases.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 10am Th).
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Tu).
  • Make Me a Dealer (BBC2, 1.30, not Mo).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm; not Mo).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Janet Street-Porter (Mo-Tu), Phil Hammond MD (We-Fr).
  • Unbeatable (BBC1, 2.15; Mo 1.30, Scot 3.45 We).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 2.15; two episodes, Mo 12.30)
  • The Answer Trap (C4, 3pm).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm; Mo 3.35, not Fr) Classic episodes with Warwick Davis.
  • Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; Mo 4.35, not Fr) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45; not Mo).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; Mo 5.35) 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) The very first week, with Nish Kumar, Clara Amfo, Anneka Rice and Al Murray. And if you miss the show on BBC2, it's repeated an hour later on the Dave channel.


Monday 31 May - Trinity Monday

A bank holiday for most

  • The Wall (BBC1, 12.30am) Repeat from Saturday.
  • All Day Popmaster (Radio 2, from 7.30am) Ken Bruce hosts listeners against quiz show hosts. It's a line-up of the great and the good: Vernon Kay (Million Dollar Mind Game), Zoe Lyons (Lightning), Richard Osman (House of Games), Jenny Ryan (Fingers on Buzzers), Shaun Wallace (The Chase), Anita Rani (The Answer Trap), Rick Edwards (!mpossible), and Jeremy Vine (The Jimmy Young Show).
  • Antiques Road Trip Day (Really, from 8am) Thirteen episodes.
  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) A new series begins in Southampton.
  • The Masked Dancer (VM1 and ITV, 7.30).
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC1 Scotland, 7.40) Repeat from BBC Scotland last week.
  • Great Photography Challenge (BBC4, 9pm) Boxing.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) David Mitchell, Janey Godley, Richard Coles.
  • Drag Race Down Under (BBC1, 11.25; Wales 11.55, NI 12.35am) Green screen hi-jinks. Or as they say in Greece, "Groen scherm plezier".

Tuesday 1 June

  • The Hit List (BBC1, 12.20am; NI 12.50am, not Wales) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 5pm) Raye and Vick Hope.
  • The Masked Dancer (VM1 and ITV, 7.30) They're back on Thursday.
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm) Can these bakers work... in the cube?
  • Lego Masters Usa (E4, 9pm) Good versus evil. Pulled from primetime; What used to be the Sun 8.25am repeat is now the only showing.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm) Susie Dent, Nick Helm, Russell Kane, Desiree Burch.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Not Nearly, with Gyles Brandreth, Victoria Coren Mitchell, but Jimmy Carr.
  • Glow Up (BBC1 10.45; NI 11.15) Backing dancers, the Amateur Photographer tie-in episode.

Wednesday 2 June

  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) Seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC Scotland, 8pm) Pink palace.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Movie week.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.25).


Thursday 3 June

  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Biography quiz from 2002.
  • The Masked Dancer (VM1 and ITV, 7.30) The last eight perform.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) Airbag safety, and the role of Peter Jones (3) is played by Theo Paphitis.
  • There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Rafe Spall, Mark Strong, Claudia Winkleman, Romesh Ranganathan.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Maisie Adam, Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne (comedian), Milton Jones, Kae Kurd.
  • Celebability With the Fabulous Iain Stirling (ITV2, 10pm) Tonight's celebs are Katherine Ryan, Sonny Jay, Megan Barton-Hanson, Melvin Odoom.
  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 11.45; NI 12.25am) Repeat from Saturday.

Friday 4 June

  • Quizness (C4, 12.35am) Repeat from last Friday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2010 series continues.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Last in the series.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) With the cricket rained off, Suzannah Lipscomb and Kate Williams drive into the breach.
  • The Masked Dancer (VM1 and ITV, 7.30) Six remain.
  • Tom Allen's Quizness (C4, 8pm).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; not Scot) A repeat, with Richard Osman.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Hosted by Aisling Bea, with Roisin Conaty and Mastermind host Clive Myrie.

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).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • Great Photography Challenge (BBC4, 2.25am Wed).
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3.15am Wed).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 1am Thu).
  • All That Glitters (BBC2, 8am Thu).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 1.30am Fri).
  • Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters (C4, 4am Sat).
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