TV Guide 2016-04-30

A special edition of Jest a Minute (Radio Wales, Sat) marks the annual comedy festival in Machynlleth. Cheggers and Parsons take on Blue and Wild Things in Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, Sat).

Enjoy the entire 2013 series of The Great British Bake Off on Really (Monday), or twist the memory with the Brain of Britain 2016 final (Radio 4, Mon). A new run of Shipping Wars (C4, weekdays) is unexpected. The final of Masterchef (BBC1, Fri) will delight.

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


Saturday 30 April

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25) Another chance to see yesterday's show.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • Jest a Minute (Radio Wales, 11am) Live from Machynlleth.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 11.30) Repeat from last night.
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 12.25) Staffordshire.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 1pm).
  • BBQ Champ (ITV, 1.35) Another chance to miss last summer's show.
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) To 10pm.
  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème (BBC2 3.30; Wales 1pm Sun) Another chance to see this week's heat.
  • Can't Touch This (BBC1, 5.25).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.15) Keith Chegwin and Iain Lee, Lisa Maxwell and Rav Wilding, Helen Lederer and Nicholas Parsons, Antony Costa and Michelle Heaton.
  • Bang On the Money (ITV, 7pm) Blackburn play Exeter.
  • Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (UTV Ireland, 7pm).
  • Win Your Wish List (BBC1, 8pm) Michael and Hannah.
  • Britain's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Britain's Got More Talent follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • Play to the Whistle (ITV 9.15, UTV Ireland 9.30) Another bloke-fest.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 11pm) Lenses. Subject to delay or cancellation if the snooker doesn't rest.

Sunday 1 May

  • Fun House (Challenge, 10am) New to this channel.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 12 noon and 5.20) Five episodes in each block.
  • Battlechefs (W, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.35) Dave Myers -v- Jack P Shepherd.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes.
  • Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 3.20; TV3, 3.55).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, Scotland 3.25; elsewhere 5.15) Another chance to see the Chuckle Brothers.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV and UTV Ireland, 6.55) Mikey North, Una Healy, Carl Froch, Alison Hammond.
  • Wild Things (The Satellite Channel, 7pm).
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Penn and Teller: Fool Us in Vegas (C5, 8pm).
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Len Goodman, CAUTION Jimmy Carr, Gabby Logan.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (&tv, 8pm) The Indian series begins.
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 8.30) Another chance to see the 2011 series.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE1, 9.30).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.55).

Monday 2 May - May Day (observed)

  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 9am) To 7pm.
  • Pointless Day (Challenge, 9am) To 4pm.
  • The Great British Bake Off Series 4 (Really, 11am) All ten episodes in one day.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 12.30) Claire Richards, John Barnes, Edwina Currie.
  • Battlechefs (W, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • The Code (BBC1, 1.30).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.40) Ranvir Singh plays Fabrice Muamba.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3.30).
  • Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 3pm) It's the grand final!
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Greg Rusedski.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm).
  • The Link (Challenge, 4pm).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.30).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5.30; UTV Ireland, 6pm).
  • Shipping Wars UK (C4, 5.30) A new series.


  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Henning Wehn, Jon Richardson, Susan Calman, Jack Dee.
  • The Chase Australia (Challenge, 7pm).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) Five by five.
  • Eureka! The Big Bang Query (RTE2, 10.25).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.55; NI 12.45am Wed).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11.10).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Code (BBC1, 2.15; Scot 3pm Fri).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3pm; UTV not Fr).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; UTV not Fr).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm).
  • The Link (Challenge, 4pm).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland, 6pm; UTV not Fr).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; NI not Fr).
  • Shipping Wars UK (C4, 5.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • The Chase Australia (Challenge, 7pm).

Tuesday 3 May

  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.10).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) It's horses for the rest of the week.
  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème (BBC2, 8pm) The final heat.
  • Super Garden (RTE1, 8.30) Competitive gardening for the Irish.
  • Drive (ITV, 9pm) Formule Channel Four.

Wednesday 4 May

  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1.25).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1 Scotland, 7.30) Replaces the second half of The One Show, which isn't being shown because of extended news coverage ahead of tomorrow's election.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm; Wales on BBC2) Mexico!
  • The Almost Impossible Game Show (ITV2, 9pm) New episodes. Remember, On the Tracks of the Wild Otter is on BBC Alba.
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.45; UTV 12.10am, not STV).

Thursday 5 May

  • Radio Active (Radio 4 Extra, 8.30am, 12.30 and 7.30) Gigantaquiz, a spoof of Ultra Quiz. From 1984.
  • The Food Quiz (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2004.
  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 1.25).
  • Don't Make Me Laugh (Radio 4, 6.30) James Acaster, Alex Horne, Larry Dean, Nish Kumar.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) The chef's table.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not Scot) A look back on the election campaign just concluded. Repeat from last year.
  • QI XL (BBC2 Scotland, 10pm) Lenses.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 6 May

  • Copycats (CBBC, 4.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Holly Walsh and Michael Deacon.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scot, Wales, NW, SW) Nico Hulkenberg, Helen Glover, Hal Robson-Kanu, John Higgins.
  • Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7.30) Strings. Finals weekend follows.
  • Sion a Siân (S4C, 8.25).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) The final.
  • Have I Got News for You? (BBC1, 9.30) David Tennant hosts, with Phil Wang; he's a guest.

Sign language interpretation

  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.05am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 12.30am Tu, 1.45am We (11.30pm Scot), 1.15am Th, 12.15am Fr (Wales 12.45, not Scot))
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Wed).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8am Thu).
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