TV Guide 2022-06-18

Back, in response to your letter, is Epic Gameshow (ITV, Sat). This series starts with another Play Your Cards Right celebrity special. End your week right with Apocalypse Wow (ITV2, Fri), the superhuman challenges are back once more.

In between, The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, Mon) continues its tour of universities, six at a time. Taskmaster Champion of Champions (C4, Thu) finds the most unlikely winner. One Question (C4, Fri) sees Claudia Winkleman try to give away a hundred grand by picking the right answer from 20 possibles.

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


Saturday 18 June

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35am) Sandy and Seaweed's Scarecrow Challenge.
  • Farm to Feast Best Menu Wins (BBC1, 11.30) A network showing for this Northern Ireland show.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 5pm; not Wales) Compilation.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 5pm) Seen elsewhere last night.


  • In for a Penny (ITV, 6pm) Belfast, a repeat from the 2020 series.
  • Epic Gameshow: Play Your Cards Right (ITV, 7pm) Mo Farah, Clare Balding, Russell Kane, Jimi Mistry.
  • The Weakest Link (BBC1, 6.35 7.05) With Judy Murray and Lesley Joseph. BBC1's schedule is affected by more shuffling to push Casualty after the watershed.
  • Celebrity Catchpoint (BBC1, 7.20 7.50) Lucy Alexander and Martin Roberts play Louise Minchin and Mike Bushell.
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 7.30) Highlights from this year's series.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.50 8.20; BBC2 in Wales) Cricket: Alison Mitchell, Andy Zaltzman, Devon Malcolm, Graham Gooch, Georgie Heath, Fran Wilson, Graeme Swann, Mark Ramprakash. BBC1 Wales showed a concert by The Stereophonics, seen on BBC2 elsewhere.
  • Love Island (ITV2, 9pm) Highlights from the week.

Weekend repeats


  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 10.20am).
  • Survivor (TG4, 6.05) From Wednesday. Ireland only.
  • Hungry For It (BBC3, 10.05) From Tuesday.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.
  • Glow Up (BBC3, 11.35) From Wednesday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 4.05) From Friday.

Sunday 19 June

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.35am) Uncle Joe King.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 8pm) Visits to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Foel Cynwch, Bancyfelin, Cardiff; with Catrin, Iwan, Beti, and Carwyn.
  • Go Gasta (TG4, 8.30) This week: Doonbeg and Cooraclare.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Followed by Love Island Aftersun.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 11.15 Th).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm); Tenable (ITV, 3pm); Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm); The Chase (ITV, 5pm) All repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Rob Rinder (Mo-We), Phil Spencer (Th-Fr).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) Repeats.
  • The Block Colon Big Renovation Challenge (More4, 4.50).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Durham.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Drawers Off (C4, 5.30) More life drawing.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Charlie Brooks, Les Dennis, Darren Harriott, Melinda Messenger. From January 2021.
  • Eggheads (C5, 6.30) Repeats.
  • Celebrity Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).

Monday 20 June

  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1 12 midnight) From April 2019 with Steph McGovern, Ash Sarkar, Josh Widdicombe.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2011 semi-finals continue.
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) A new series begins from UCL. We don't think this will appear on the Radio 4 Quiz podcast feed.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Zoe Lyons, Ria Lina.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9.45; not NI) Quarrels, with Jason Manford, Aisling Bea, Anuvab Pal.

Tuesday 21 June

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2019, and not a repeat of the episode on Radio 4 yesterday.
  • Hungry for It (BBC3, 8pm) A whole meal out of leftovers.
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm) Mini celebration cakes.
  • Cooking with the Stars (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9pm) Indian food this week. We're not saying there are too many cookery shows on in this hour, but there are too many cookery shows on in this hour.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Growing Pains (Comedy Central, 9pm) Rhod Gilbert talks with Prue Leith, Chris McAusland, Melvin Odoom.
  • The Bridge (C4, 10pm) People can volunteer to swap teams, and if nobody volunteers they'll be forced to move. Talk about manufacturing a situation from whole cloth.

Wednesday 22 June

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Glow Up (BBC3, 8pm) Fashion week.
  • Flipping Fast (C4, 8pm) Put yourselves in the hot spots.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Japanese design.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode.
  • The Bridge (C4, 10pm) Tonight's needless twists: it's still not finished.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm).
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3, 10.30) Repeat.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.30) "Quick on the draw".

Thursday 23 June

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Esther Rantzen, a clear pass.
  • Taskmaster Championship of Champions (C4, 9pm) "The Alpine Darling".
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Am Dro (S4C, 10pm) Repeat from Monday.
  • Celebability (VM2 and ITV2, 10.05) This week's celebs: Eyal Booker, Sophie Hermann, Lou Sanders, Seann Walsh.

Friday 24 June

  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The radio show from 1988.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8pm; NI, 9pm) Series highlights.
  • One Question (C4, 8pm) Claudia Winkleman has 20 possible answers. Just one of them is right. Eliminate the wrong answers and win. Use lifelines to reduce the answers, but it'll cost you.
  • This is My House (BBC1, 8.30) Four people called Stephen, a regular at Susan Album Parties.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm; not NI) Alice Levine, repeat.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Apocalypse Wow (ITV2, 10pm) This year's celebrities are Tinchy Stryder, Luke Kempner, Samira Mighty, David Potts; this year's AJ Odudu is Arielle Free.

Sign language interpretation

  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3am Sat).
  • Love Bites (ITV2, 9.15am Sat, 6.45am Mon-Fri).
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12.05 Mon).
  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 5.05am Tue).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 1.05am Wed).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 1.50am Wed).
  • The Switch (ITV, 5.05am Thu).


Catchphrase drops off the weekday schedules.


  • The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; Family Fortunes 11.30; All Star Family Fortunes 2pm; 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; Family Fortunes 1pm; Play Your Cards Right 3pm; The Price is Right 4pm; Bullseye 5pm; Family Fortunes 6pm; Pointless 7pm; The Chase 8pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 10pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 12 midnight; Bullseye 5am.


Deutsche-telly has a choice of Saturday night viewing. Das große Deutschland-Quiz (ZDF) is hosted by Sabine Heinrich with celebrity teams. Over on RTL, it's Denn sie wissen nicht, was passiert, the game of unexpected events; it concludes on Sunday. Sunday also sees Der perfekte Promi Dinner on Vox, the local version of Celebrity Come Dine with Me.

Monday has Viva la Diva - Wer ist die Queen? on RTL, famous faces turn themselves into drag queens. The occasional Bares für Rares Trödel-show (ZDF, Wed) goes on the road with special guests and some bits and pieces. Pro7 gives us Blamieren oder Kassieren XL (Wed), the local equivalent to Test Match Special: stuff happens on the screen and the commentary talks about something - anything! - else.

Francophone shows include Domino Challenge (Gulli, Sat). The final of Koh-Lanta (TF1, Tue) hopes to find a winner this time. M6's Le Meilleur Pâtissier: les professionels spends Thursday finding la crème de la crème of professional bakers.

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