TV Guide 2017-05-06

The Eurovision Song Contest is here! Semi-finals (Tue & Thu: BBC4, RTE2, also RTE Radio 1 on Thu) and BBC promotion (Red Button from Tue).

Finals of Tattoo Artist of the Year (E4, Tue), Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, Tue), Battlebots (Spike, Wed), and Masterchef (BBC1, Fri).

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


Saturday 6 May

  • Fighting Talk (R5, 11am).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.20).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Three episodes, repeated from last week.
  • Bigheads (ITV, 12.25).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.55) Five from Suffolk.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.45; not NI).
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2 Scotland, 3pm); Debatable (BBC2 Scotland, 3.45) Catching up with network.
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 4pm) Six episodes, to 10pm.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 4.30) Another chance to miss a "classic" episode with Stephen Mulhern.
  • Britain's Got More Talent (ITV, 5.15) Stephen Mulhern continues to take over your Saturday night.


  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 5.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.30) Talent shows, with Richard "Dogsby" Park and David Grant (Fame Academy); Ben Forster and Danielle Hope (Lloyd Webber); Patti Boulaye and Nina Myskow (New Faces); Ashleigh and Pudsey and Jamie Raven (Got Talent).
  • Take Me Out (ITV and 3e, 6.45).
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 7.45) Highlights.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm) More Talent follows on ITV2 and 3e at 9.15.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.50) Middle Muddle.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 11pm) Two episodes.

Sunday 7 May

  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 11.15) Two episodes, repeated from last week.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV 12.10; TV3 1.30) From last night.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Journalists and Toby Young, repeated from 5 November.
  • Bigheads (ITV, 7pm; 3e, 8pm) This week with Victoria Posh Spice Beckham-Aadams,, Winston Churchill, Elton John.
  • The Bachelor (ITVBe, 7pm) Clip show.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Wild Things (The Satellite Channel, 8pm).
  • Dragons' Den (RTE1, 9.30).
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 11pm) Two episodes.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • The Question Jury (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 1pm We-Fr).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mark Austin (Mo-Tu: John Inverdale).
  • The Boss (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Culinary Genius (ITV, 3pm) Jean-Christophe Novelli.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; 3e 5pm).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Babushka (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; 3e at 7pm).
  • Debatable (BBC2, 6pm; Scot not Th). Swapping with Eggheads in a very late schedule change.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.45; Scot not Th) Celebrity editions; see daily listings for details.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 7.30; Scot 6.30 Th) South West this week.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 11pm).

Monday 8 May

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The literary quiz from 1998.
  • Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 4.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6.45) Sports commentators, including Iwan Thomas (runner).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 7.30).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Bonus bellyaches.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm; Scot 9pm Tue) The final begins.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI).
  • Don't Ask Me Ask The Viewers Who Were Watching Last Tuesday (ITV, 10.50; UTV 11.20).
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11.00); Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.15; Scot 11.30, NI 11.50) Extended highlights from Friday's shows.

Tuesday 9 May - Europe Day

  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6.45) Consumer journalists.
  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème (BBC2, 8pm) Last of the heats.
  • Don't Ask Me Ask The Viewers (ITV, 8pm).
  • Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (BBC4 and RTE2, 8pm) With Mel Giedroyc and Scott Mills (BBC), Marty Whelan (RTE).
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) The "grand" final.
  • E4's Tattoo Artist of the Year (E4, 9pm) The "grand" final, and apparently "cover-ups" are now wanted. So no consistency from the judges at all!
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm) Name one famous Finn.
  • UK Eurovision Song for 2017 (Superer Ceefax, from 9.55pm and looped most of the time until Friday night) Behind the scenes with the BBC's entry, and the BBC video. Remember, it's a contest for broadcasters.

Wednesday 10 May

  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6.45) Children's television.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) South Africa.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Kirby from London.
  • Battlebots (Spike, 8pm) One Shining Bot - the final.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.25, NI 11.40, Scot 12.30am) Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Bianca Walkden, Karen Pickering, Neil Hodgson.

Thursday 11 May

  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6.45) Food and drink.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Chef's table.
  • Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (BBC4, RTE2, RTE Radio 1, 8pm) With Mel Giedroyc and Scott Mills (BBC), Marty Whelan (RTE TV), Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski (RTE Radio).
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) The final, countdown.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Britain's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) Making a splash.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm; 3e, 9pm Fri) Phillip Schofield, Joey Essex, Chris Ramsey.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 10pm) Keeping it weird.

Friday 12 May

  • Stop the Press (R Scotland, 1.30) Grant Stott hosts a journalists-versus-reported contest. Jo Caulfield and Gary Robertson are the team captains.
  • Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 6.45) Paralympics.
  • The News Quiz (R4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, Scot).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) The final.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9.30; NI 11.55) David Harewood hosts, with Josh Widdicombe and Kirsty Wark.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Naming Names.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.05) Jon Richardson and James Acaster play Lee Mack and Sarah Millican, with John Cooper Clarke guesting.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 11.25; NI 12.25am).

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.10pm Sat and Sun).
  • Chopping Block (STV, 1.15am Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.40am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15am Wed, 1.10am Thu, 1.05am Fri, 1.20am Sat)
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 1.45am Wed).
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