TV Guide 2015-05-02

Countryfile and Springwatch stage a takeover of Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, Sat). New episodes of Pointless (BBC1, all week) and Eggheads (BBC2, from Thu), and Romnesh Ranganathan gets absolutely everywhere.

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


Saturday 2 May

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 2.50) Antony Worrall Thompson.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2.50) Six episodes.
  • Pop Idle Us (3e, 3.30).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.15) Cumbria.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.55) Outdoors: Bill Oddie and Tessa Dunlop, John Craven and Shauna Lowry, Diramuid Gavin and Miranda Krestovnikoff, Helen Skelton and Radzi Chinyanganya.
  • Ninja Warrior UK (ITV, 7pm; also UTV Ireland).
  • Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 8pm; also TV3) Britain's Got More Talent follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • The Whole 19 Yards (UTV Ireland, 8pm).
  • The Million Euro Challenge (RTE1, 8.15).
  • In It to Win It (BBC1, 8.30) Playalong on Superer Ceefax 601.
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 9.15; UTV Ireland, 10pm) Dermot O'Leary and Romesh Ranganathan.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 11pm; not NI) Kit and kaboodle. Subject to delay if the snooker runs long.

Sunday 3 May

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV and ITV, 7.30am). Another episode CITV 1pm.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 12.35).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 1.30).
  • The Chase (UTV Ireland, 1.30) Three episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.20.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 4.50) A tribute to Bill Tarmey; his match against Samia Ghadie .
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Celebrity experts; a repeat from 11 October.
  • Ninja Warrior UK (ITV, 5.50).


  • Keep It In the Family (3) (UTV Ireland, 6pm).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 7.15) Julian Clary, Ugo Monye, Katherine Ryan, Hayley Tamaddon, Paul Hollywood, Doon Mackichan, Paul Chowdhry.
  • Busker Abu (TG4, 8.30).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Bill Bailey and Paul Foot, Sarah Millican, Rob Delaney, Romesh Ranganathan, Nina Conti. New episode.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 10.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15). 12 noon Monday, Friday on BBC2.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Chris Hollins becomes horses on Wednesday.
  • Decimate (BBC1, 3pm). Friday 3.30 on BBC2.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm; UTV Ireland, 4.30). Friday 4pm.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3pm). Mo, Tu only.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm). Not Friday.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15). New episodes. Monday 5.40. Friday on BBC2.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm). New episodes from Thursday. Monday 6.30.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).

Monday 4 May - Public holiday

  • Catchphrase (ITV, 1.15).
  • A Game of Two Halves (RTE Radio 1, 1.30) Ruby Walsh and Shane Byrne in a sports quiz.
  • Dilemma (Radio 4, 6.30) Nathan Caton, Celia Pacquola, Dan Snow, Natalie Haynes.
  • The Biggest Loser Us (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Virtually Famous (E4, 10pm) Rylan Clark, Rob Beckett, Tom Davis, Sarah Callaghan.
  • Eurovision's Greatest Hits (Radio 2, 10pm) Graham Norton presents some performances from the recent concert.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35).

Tuesday 5 May

  • Fi Yw'r Bos (S4C, 5pm).
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 10pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30).

Wednesday 6 May

  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 6.30).
  • The Quizeum (BBC4, 8.30) This week, the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 9pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Scotland 11.45) Kelly Sotherton, Joleon Lescott, Shane Williams, Steve Parry.

Thursday 7 May

  • Sion a Sian (S4C, 6.30).
  • The Face Australia (UK Living, 8pm)
  • Munud i Fynd (S4C, 8.25).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Eurovision songwriter Ella Eyre, Emma Willis, Chris Ramsey.

It's Debatable 15: What happens next?

A swing to the clowns?
Pic: Sophie Raworth

Election Night (9.55)


  • BBC1 England (and BBC2) David Dimbleby
  • BBC1 Scotland (and BBC Parliament) Glenn Campbell
  • BBC1 Wales (and Radio Wales) Bethan Rhys Roberts and Nick Servini
  • BBC1 Northern Ireland Mark Carruthers and Tara Mills
  • S4C (and Radio Cymru) Dewi Llwyd
  • ITV (also UTV, HTV) Tom Bradby
  • STV Bernard Ponsonby
  • Channel 4 (9pm) Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell
  • RTE1 (11.10) Miriam O'Callaghan
  • Radio 5 Stephen Nolan and John Pienaar
  • Radio Ulster William Crawley
  • Radio Nan Gaidheal Iain MacInnes
  • RTE Radio 1 Keelin Shanley
  • Radio 4, Radio Scotland, Dave, have coverage yet to be announced.
  • Artsworld is in a fictionalised newsroom.
  • Superer Ceefax 601 has the night's best bits.
  • Radio 4 Extra has classic comedy through the night.

Friday 8 May

  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 NI, South East, South West, East, West, Midlands, London, HD, 7.30).
  • BBC Young Dancer 2015 (BBC4, 8pm) The ballet final, not live from Newport.
  • Frankenfood (Spike, 8pm) Highlights from the Big Apple.
  • Relatively Clever (The Satellite Channel, 8pm).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm; Wales, NI 9.30) Jo Brand and The Ubiquitous Romnesh Ranganathan.
  • The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, 10.45) Includes Electro Velvet. Don't have nightmares.

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are translated this week.

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