TV Guide 2022-05-14

It's the Eurovision Song Contest Final (RTÉ1, RTÉ Radio 2, BBC1, BBC Radio 2, Sat).

An even older show, Just a Minute comes back (Radio 4, Mon). Hypothetical returns to Dave (Wed).

ITV spends each weeknight trying to Beat the Chasers. The Chase takes a one-week break, and they've promoted Lingo in its place at 5pm.

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


Saturday 14 May

  • Best Young Artist (BBC2, 7am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35am) Seaweed the Inventor.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Eurovision The Most Streamed Tracks (Radio 2, 1pm) Michelle Visage counts down the top 50; Rylan and Scott Live from Turin (Radio 2, 3pm) Three hours with the dynamic duo, plus Richie Anderson on the streets of Turin; Sophie Ellis Bextor's Eurovision Kitchen Disco (Radio 2, 6pm). There's classic Eurovision tunes for most of the day on MTV 90s.


  • House of Games (BBC2, 5.45) Double Points Friday is on a Saturday for this repeated week.
  • Rylan's A-Z of Eurovision (BBC2, 6.15; NI 7pm) First shown in 2020.
  • Home Advantage (RTÉ1, 7.10).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1 BBC2, 7.15) Eurovision: Jay Aston, Mike Nolan, Surie, Dana Domestic, Jade Ewen, John Lundvik, Niamh Kavanagh, Måns Zelmerlöw. Demoted, as the men's football went to extra time.
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2022 (RTÉ1, RTÉ Radio 2, BBC1, BBC Radio 2, 8pm) The grand final, with Graham Norton / Ken Bruce / Marty Whelan / Zybziek Zelinski.
  • Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 8pm) Not live from the London Palladium.
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 9pm) Last week's edition was pleasantly bilingual, as most people in Briton Ferry speak more English than Welsh.
  • The 1% Club (ITV, 9.20) You'll also want to brush up on material from Argumental.
  • Eurovision After Party with OJ Borg (BBC Radio 2, after the contest) Further reports from Richie Anderson at the Euroclub.

Weekend repeats


  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 10.30am); Top Takeaway (BBC2, 11.30am).
  • The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.27) From Friday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 1.50) From Wednesday. Ireland only.
  • Glow Up (BBC3, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10.40) From Thursday.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Top Takeaway (BBC2, 11.30am).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • The 1% Club (ITV, 5.30) From last night.

Sunday 15 May

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 7.55am) New to channel 3.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35am) Remote Control.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Lego Masters Usa (E4, 2.35) "Flip my block".
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 5.05) Seen elsewhere on Friday.


  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Judy Love, Pete Wicks, Robert Peston.
  • The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge with Sandi Toksvig (More4, 9pm) The final: dream rooms.

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 Tue, Fri); Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; not Fri; Wales 2.35 Tue); Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 4.15) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm); Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Nicki Chapman.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Great House Giveaway (C4, 4pm).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30) New episodes.
  • Lingo (ITV, 5pm) And cue clickbait articles from the dead tree press!
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Alex Jones, Jessica Knappett, Rob Rinder, Karim Zeroual. From January 2020
  • The Block Colon Big Renovation Challenge (More4, 6.55) Couples compete to transform apartments in a block and sell them for profit.

Monday 16 May

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2011 series continues.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Northern Ireland play South of England.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Pippa Evans, Tony Hawks, Suzi Ruffell.
  • Masterchef Down Under (BBC3, 7pm) Finals week continues.
  • Best Takeaways (BBC2, 8pm) Pizza.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC1 Scotland, 8.30) Glasgow and Clyde Valley.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm) The high-octane format nicked from The Fuse. Due to illness, the part of Anne Hegerty will be played by Issa Schultz.
  • QI XL (BBC2 Wales, 9.45) Sideshows, Stunts, and Scavenger Hunts.
  • Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave, 10pm) Mat Ewins, Sara Barron, Reginald D Hunter.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1 England, 10.40; elsewhere 11.40) Extended repeat from Friday, with Steph McGovern and Chris McCausland joining Anna Maxwell Martin.

Tuesday 17 May

  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.10) Repeat from 2020.
  • Masterchef Down Under (BBC3, 7.15) Finals week concludes.
  • Best Takeaways (BBC2, 8pm) Mexican.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Repeat, with James Blunt, Alison Hammond, Alex Jones (presenter), and Joe Sugg.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm) More massive giveaways, and that's just Bradley's trousers.

Wednesday 18 May

  • Lovestruck High (Amazon Prime, 5am) All eight episodes of a reality show, where singles hope to find love and popularity, and a big cash prize. Ria Lina is the headteacher, Lindsay Lohan narrates. Filmed in Devon, available worldwide.
  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Best Takeaways (BBC2, 8pm) Kebabs.
  • Glow Up (BBC3, 8pm) Circus performers.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Recycling week.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm) Can nobody beat these people?
  • Effboy Island (BBC3, 10pm) The imported series continues.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Richard Ayoade, Guz Khan, Maisie Adam, Chloe Petts, Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster. All appear on tonight's show, but which two are regulars?

Thursday 19 May

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Due to a clash of bookings, the part of A Tub of Lard will be played by Roy Hattersley.
  • Best Takeaways (BBC2, 8pm) Noodles.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars (BBC1, 9pm) The final. Who will boost their bank balance. Last in the "present" series.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm) Follow Bruce Springsteen on his world tour?
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "The 75th Question", an extended version of the Gethin Jones show.
  • Effboy Island (BBC3, 10pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) AJ Odudu, Joel Corry, Tom Read Wilson, Aston Merrygold.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30) A classic episode.

Friday 20 May

  • 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 17 June.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm; not Wales) Carl Fogarty, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Jordan North, Naga Munchetty.
  • Richard Hammond's Crazy Contraptions (C4, 8pm) Water the plants while watching tv.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Adil Ray hosts, panellists James May and Polly Filler.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm) They'll be back.

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. Pulled.

Sign language interpretation

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 2.50am Sat).
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3am Sat).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 10am Sat).
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12.30 Sat).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Fri).
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 6.30am Mon-Fri).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 1am Tue).
  • The Perfect Pitch (C4, 5.35am Tue).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 1.50am Wed).


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 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.


The Eurovision Song Contest finals on every broadcaster's main channel - ARD, France 2, SRF1, ÖRF1, NPO1, één. That's except for the broadcaster on Iceland, who exile Eurovision to RÚV2 - they're required to show local council election results on the main channel.

NPO Radio 2 has a top 50 voted by the listeners (from 4pm Saturday). On the telly, pre-show events on NPO1 and één, while ÖRF1 gives Mr. Song Contest Proudly Presents, and ARD has Countdown für Turin. ARD has scheduled a 30-minute discussion show after the event. Or, given RAI's traditions, a 5-minute show where they count the number of "Allora!"s.

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. will simulcast the NPO television coverage - there's also NPO Radio 2.

TF1 strikes back with The Voice semi-finals (Sat), and it's merger week on Koh-Lanta (Tue). Over in German-speaking telly, the final of Let's Dance (Fri) for the glitterball trophy.

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