TV Guide 2022-05-07

It's the Eurovision Song Contest (RTÉ2 and BBC3, Tue and Thu, also RTÉ Radio 1, Thu). Big shows on other channels: The Games (ITV, Mon-Fri) and Top Takeaways (BBC2, Mon-Thu).

Elsewhere, it's the BBC Young Dancer final (BBC2, Sat). A new series of make-up contest Glow Up (BBC3, Wed). And an imported show: The Block Renovation Challenge (More4, weekdays)

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


Saturday 7 May

  • Best Young Artist (BBC2, 7am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35am) Seaweed's Dream Spade.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.55).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 5.25) Seen elsewhere on Friday.


  • The Hit List (BBC1, 6.05) A Strictly repeat.
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (ITV, 6.30) This week, Stephen is in Portsmouth. VM1 has an episode from two weeks ago.
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 7pm) Sam and Mark from Crackerjack! play Judi Love and Charlene White from Loose Women.
  • BBC Young Dancer 2022 (BBC2, 7pm) Clara Amfo presents the not-quite-live final from the Roundhouse in London.
  • Romeo & Duet (ITV, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 7.30) James Acaster (ice cream), Michelle Gayle (Def Jam Recordings), Jean Johansson (Kylie Minogue), Charlotte Worthington (Michael Jordan). Last in the present series.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 8pm) Bands: Shaun Ryder, Bez, Mark Morriss, Kimberly Wyatt, Kelli Young, Rick Witter, Faye Tozer, Sabrina Washington.
  • Glow Up Does Red Nose Day (BBC3, 8pm) Another chance to see the contest from March.
  • Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 8pm) Not live from the London Palladium.
  • Home Advantage (RTÉ1, 8.30).
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 9pm) This week from Llansawel.
  • The 1% Club (ITV, 9.20) You'll want to brush up on material from Family Brain Games.

Weekend repeats


  • The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.27) From Friday.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) From Thursday.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 4.55) From Saturday.

Sunday 8 May

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 7.55am) New to channel 3.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35am) Captain's Log.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Lego Masters Usa (E4, 3.35) "Land and Sea".
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5.30) Repeat, with Andy Crane.


  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Shane Richie, Kate Bottley, Tom Read Wilson.
  • The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge with Sandi Toksvig (More4, 9pm) A Georgian kitchen.
  • QI (BBC2 NI, 10.30) Seen elsewhere last week.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 11.15am Thu).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC2, 1pm; not Fri); Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; not Fri); Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 4.15; Fri 4pm) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm); Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Michael Crick.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Great House Giveaway (C4, 4pm).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; not Fri) David Baddiel, Alex Brooker, Sophie Duker, Charlotte Hawkins. From January 2020
  • Eggheads (C5, 6.30) Jay's Virtual Quiz, chemists, Shuttle Watchers, The Afflicted, Brahms & Liszt.
  • The Block Colon Big Renovation Challenge (More4, 6.55) Couples compete to transform apartments in a block and sell them for profit.
  • Masterchef Down Under (BBC3, 7pm) Finals week.

Monday 9 May

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2011 series continues.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) The return fixtures: Wales against the Midlands.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Alan Davies, Lucy Porter, Lou Sanders, Justin Edwards.
  • Best Takeaways (BBC2, 8pm) Fish and chips.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC1 Scotland, 8.30) The Lothians.
  • The Games (VM1 and ITV, 9pm) Twelve celebrities take on sporting challenges. Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff host
  • Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave, 10pm) Rhys James, Huge Davies, Sally Phillips.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1 England, 10.35; NI, Scot 11.35, Wales 12.05am) Extended repeat from Friday, with Maisie Adam and Justin Webb joining Richard Ayoade.

Tuesday 10 May

  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.10) Repeat from 2020.
  • Eurovision Song Contest (RTÉ2 and BBC3, 8pm) The first semi-final.
  • Best Takeaways (BBC2, 8pm) Indian.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Repeat, with Tan France, Caroline Quentin, Joel Dommett, Johanna Konta.
  • The Games (VM1 and ITV, 9pm) Tonight: 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, canoe slalom, synchro diving.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Opposites, repeated.

Wednesday 11 May

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Best Takeaways (BBC2, 8pm) Burgers.
  • Glow Up (BBC3, 8pm) The new series begins here.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Light and airy.
  • The Games (VM1 and ITV, 9pm) Tonight: 110m hurdles, 400m race, javelin.
  • Effboy Island (BBC3, 10pm) Look who's back.
  • The Island (Dave, 10pm).

Thursday 12 May

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Eurovision Song Contest (RTÉ2, RTÉ Radio 1, and BBC3, 8pm) The second semi-final.
  • Best Takeaways (BBC2, 8pm) Fried chicken.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars (BBC1, 9pm) Social media nonsense.
  • The Games (VM1 and ITV, 9pm) Tonight: cycling and climbing.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "Having a little chuckle".
  • Effboy Island (BBC3, 10.15) Pool party.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Chris Eubank, Megan McKenna, Majestic Jamie Lang.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30) A classic episode.
  • The 1% Club (ITV, 10.45; not UTV, HTV, Border; STV 11.15) Repeat from Saturday.

Bonus features

  • Paul Sinha's Perfect Pub Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) This week's subject is everything.
  • The Queen's Jubilee Pudding 70 Years in the Making (BBC1, 8pm) Mary Berry samples five people's puddings, and declares whether they're fit for a queen. Might be a game show, the description is sketchy.

Friday 13 May

Friday the Thirteenth falls on a Friday this month

  • Guess What? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) The podcast of this topical show follows on 10 June.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm; NI on BBC2, not Wales) Kadeena Cox, Carlton Cole, Paul McShane, Steve Harmison.
  • Richard Hammond's Crazy Contraptions (C4, 8pm) Feed the dog from the desk.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm; NI 12.05am) Anna Maxwell Martin hosts, panellists Chris McCausland and Polly Filler.
  • The Games (VM1 and ITV, 9pm) Tonight: 100m, weightlifting, speed climbing.

Bonus feature

  • Let's Make a Love Scene (C4, 10pm) Dating through the manufacture of smutty movies. Could be a game if you want it to be.

Sign language interpretation

  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3am Sat).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4am Sat, 3.05 am Wed, 3.10am Thu, 3.15am Fri).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 10am Sat).
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12.30 Sat).
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 2.20 Sat, Sun).
  • The Perfect Pitch (C4, 5.40am Sun, 5.35am Mon).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Fri).
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 6.30am Mon-Fri).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 1.05am Tue).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 2.40am Tue, 2.35am Wed, 1.45am Thu).


What's on the game show specialist channel.


  • The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; Family Fortunes 11.30; All Star Family Fortunes 1.30; Strike it Lucky 3pm; Tenable 4pm; The Chase 5pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 4am.


  • The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; The Price is Right 11.30am; Family Fortunes 12.30; Play Your Cards Right 1.30; Blankety Blank 3pm; The Chase 5pm.


  • The Chase 7am; Play Your Cards Right 10am; Supermarket Sweep (Mon: The Price is Right) 11am; Wheel of Fortune 12 noon; Catchphrase 1pm; Family Fortunes 2pm; Play Your Cards Right 3pm; The Price is Right 4pm; Bullseye 5pm; Pointless 6pm; The Chase 8pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 10pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 12 midnight; Bullseye 5am.


A choice of Deutsche viewing on Saturday - Hirschhausens Quiz des Menchen on ARD, the grand final of Deutschland sucht den Superstar on RTL, and Das Duell um die Welt - Team Joko gegen Team Klaas on Pro7.

The Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals are on ARD ONE, alongside repeats of Cagney & Lacey and Seinfeld. ÖRF1 and SRF2 collect the votes labelled "Austria" and "Switzerland". France Télévisions shows the semis on Culturebox (their equivalent of BBC4); they're on Tipik for RTBF (their equivalent of BBC3). The Dutch take it seriously, shown on their main channel NPO1, complete with a half-hour pre-show. NPO Radio 2 has commentary. Één shows the contest for Flanders viewers, again the main channel.

Globally, DW-TV (the newscaster formerly known as Deutsche Welle) will show the final. RÚV have streams in Icelandic and English, SVT usually stream in Swedish and English, YLE might add English to their regular Finnish. We know will simulcast the NPO coverage.

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