TV Guide 2015-05-09

Lots of new shows this week. Beat the Brain and The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge are on BBC2, and there's a new run of Big Brother (C5 and TV3). Pointless Celebrities is a game show edition (BBC1, Sat), and there's another chance to see Come on Down! The Game Show Story (ITV, Wed).

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


Saturday 9 May

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm). No Fighting Talk, there's some football.
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 2.45) Pat Sharp.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 3pm) Six episodes.
  • Pop Idle Us (3e, 3.30).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) Derby.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.45, not Scotland) Game Shows: Henry Kelly and Matthew Kelly, Tom O'Connor and Jenny Powell, Nina Myskow and Gyles Brandreth, Ulrika Jonsson and Nick Hancock.
  • BBC Young Dancer 2015 (BBC2, 7pm) The grand final, not quite live from Sadler's Wells. Zoe Ball explains for the uninitiated.
  • 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).
  • In It to Win It (BBC1, 8.20) Playalong on Superer Ceefax 601.
  • The Million Euro Challenge (RTE1, 8.25).
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV, 9.15; UTV Ireland, 11pm) Pat Cash, Bob Mortimer, Natalie Anderson.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.55) K-folk.
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 11pm) Manchester. The Monday slot was cancelled for the food 'n' farm awards

Sunday 10 May

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV and ITV, 6am and 7.30). Another episode CITV 1pm.
  • Desert Island Discs Revisited (Radio 4 Extra, 10am) Beginning a Eurovision season with Michael Ball.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.05; not UTV) Wayne Sleep and Kimberley Walsh.
  • The Chase (UTV Ireland, 1.30) Three episodes.
  • Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 1.50).
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.20.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.45; not Scotland).
  • The Chase (ITV, 4.50).
  • 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) Jonathan Ross, Gabby Logan, Laura Whitmore, Tony Law, Nina Conti, Shappi Korsandi, Union J.
  • The British Academy Television Awards (BBC1, 8pm) C'way the winners!
  • Busker Abu (TG4, 8.30).
  • Celebrity Big Brother: The Good, The Bad and the Unforgettable (5*, 9pm) A repeat from January.
  • 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

  • Scrapheap Challenge (Dave, 9am, 2pm, 6pm; Quest 1pm, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 10.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Raven: The Dragons' Eye (CBBC, 1.35) Another chance to see the story-heavy series, first shown in early 2009.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Chris Hollins becomes Louise Minchin on Tuesday.
  • Decimate (BBC1, 3pm).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm; UTV Ireland, 4.30).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15). New episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm). New episodes.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Beat the Brain (BBC2, 6.30) John Craven asks a team to solve puzzles, find logic, and deal with many bad puns.
  • Masterchef South Africa (Watch, 7pm).

Monday 11 May

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4, 3pm) Essex.
  • Dilemma (Radio 4, 6.30) Dave Gorman, Jessica Hynes, Ian McMillan, Danielle Ward.
  • The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Joe Swift fronts a garden design show.
  • The Biggest Loser Us (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Virtually Famous (E4, 10pm) Denise Van Outen, Louis Smith, Bobby Mair, Dane Baptiste.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Election News for You (BBC1, 10.35; not NI). Jo Brand hosts, Romnesh Ranganathan and Jon Snow. Subject to delay if election news over-runs.

Tuesday 12 May

  • Ultimate Brain (BBC2, 5am) Two episodes.
  • Fi Yw'r Bos (S4C, 5pm).
  • The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Big Brother 2015 (C5, 9pm, also 3e; TV3 joins in progress at 10pm) Don't care if being with you is meaningless...
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) Two episodes.

Wednesday 13 May

  • Challenge Wanaka (C4, 1.25am) An ultra-triathlon in New Zealand.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 6.30).
  • The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge (BBC2, 8pm).
  • The Quizeum (BBC4, 8.30) This week, the National Museum in Cardiff.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 9pm).
  • Big Brother 2015 (C5 and TV3, 10pm) Hope you have the time of your life...
  • Come on Down! The Game Show Story (ITV, 10.40; STV 11.05, UTV 11.15, not Border).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales, NI 11.15) Denise Lewis, Keith Senior, Didi Hamann, Sharron Davies.

Thursday 14 May

  • Sion a Sian (S4C, 6.30).
  • The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) The final.
  • The Face Australia (UK Living, 8pm)
  • Munud i Fynd (S4C, 8.25).
  • Big Brother 2015 (C5 and TV3, 10pm) Time, time, don't let me down...
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 15 May

  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Susan Calman and Elis James.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 NI, South East, South West, East, West, Midlands, London, HD, 7.30).
  • Relatively Clever (The Satellite Channel, 8pm). The grand final.
  • Big Brother 2015 (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Got nothing left, tears have run dry...
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm; Wales, NI 9.30) Robert Peston.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges.

Sign language interpretation

  • Holding Out for a Hero (RTE1, 1.20am) The 2011 quiz with Gethin is repeated with translation into Irish sign language.
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