TV Guide 2018-03-31

Some light entertainment on BBC1, with pop-out quiz Ready or Not (Sat) and Mel 'n' Sue fest The Generation Game (Sun). There's also a new run of The Big Painting Challenge (Sun).

Alan Carr says I Don't Like Mondays (C4, Fri). Younger viewers demonstrate their ollies and flip-tricks on Revolution (The Satellite Channel, Sun), and their bridges and arpeggios on Young Musician (R3, weekdays; BBC4, Fri).

New episodes of Pointless (BBC1, weekdays). Returning faves include The Unbelievable Truth (R4, Mon) and a new series of Have I Got News for You (BBC1, Fri).

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Saturday 31 March

  • The Chase 24 (Challenge, 6am) If it's quiz, we'll pursue it.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 9am).
  • The Great Northern Ireland Music Quiz (R Ulster, 10.30am).
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 11am).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 6pm.
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 11.25) Lesley Garrett.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1.20).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm).
  • Dinner Date Teatime (ITVBe, 4pm) To 9pm.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • Ready or Not (BBC1, 6pm) Surprising entertainment.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.45) Celebrity champions, with Steve Davis and Sarah Ayton, Trina Gulliver and Eric Bristow, Kriss Akabusi and John Regis, Steve Collins and Jayne Torvill.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 7pm) The Script play Singalong Live, Paloma Faith is in the End of the Show Show, and the part of Ant McPartlin is played by Michael Barrymore.
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 7.30) The series re-commences.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 7.35).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8.30pm) The live semi-final.
  • Lip Sync Battle (Comedy Central, 10pm) Stars of Stranger Things.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 11.25am) From Tuesday.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 1.30) From Wednesday.
  • Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 2pm) From last Sunday.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 2pm). Two episodes, to 3.30.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 5.15) From Wednesday.


  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 10.30) From last night.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 12 noon) From last night.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 2pm) Three episodes, to 5pm.
  • Celebrity Burn-Out (C4, 5.15) From Tuesday.
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm), University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) From last Monday.

Sunday 1 April - Easter Sunday

  • The Chase 24 (Challenge, 6am) Twenty-four hour quiz for the twenty-four hour quizzy.
  • Bake Off Day (Good Food, 6.10) Episodes from 2015. To 2am.
  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30) Operation Bad Review.
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 10.55).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 11.45).
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 12.20) Two episodes.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 3.45).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 4.50).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5pm).


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6pm) Joe Swash.
  • Revolution (The Satellite Channel, 6.30) Inline skaters, BMXers, skateboarders.
  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 7pm) Baz Ashmawy invites people to sing less badly. ITV flag this as a game show, we're yet to be convinced.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 7.30).
  • The Generation Game (BBC1, 8pm) Mel and Sue ask family pairs to do silly things.
  • Band Cymru (S4C, 8pm) A contest for brass, wind, and jazz bands.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45 Tue, not Wales) A classic episode.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Wales 11.45 Tu, BBC2 from We).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Jay Rayner (Mo), Colin Murray (Tu-Fr).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.30) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New.
  • BBC Young Musician 2018 (Radio 3, 4.30) Highlights from the sectional finalists.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) The new blue set comes to daytime.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 5.15) Repeat.
  • Star Boot Sale (C4, 5.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr).
  • Masterchef Down Under (Home, 7pm) New to Freeview.

Monday 2 April - Easter Monday

A holiday in most areas

  • Bake Off Day (Good Food, 5am) Episodes from 2015.
  • The Chase 24 (Challenge, 6am) Celebrities join the wheel from 12 noon.
  • We've Been Here Before (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2004.
  • Brain of This Territory (R4, 3pm).
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6.30) Shappi Khorsandi.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (R4, 6.30) John Finnemore, Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders, Graeme Garden.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30) Semi-finals week continues.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase 9: Detectives v Vikings.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase match 10.
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 8.30).
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) Kevin Bridges and Natasia Demetriou.

Tuesday 3 April

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2006.
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 5.30) The price of freedom.
  • Celebrity Burn Down (C4, 8pm) Alan Carr (12 Days of Christmas), Aisling Bea (Taskmaster), Teri Hatcher (author), Kadeena Cox (sporty).
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30).

Wednesday 4 April

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 5.30) Flying solo with Aston from The JLS.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Eight to go, and the RAF want some nosh.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 8pm; UTV, 11.45) QF4.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Carl.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Marnie Simpson and Casey Johnson.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) Two episodes.
  • The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central, 10pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales, BBC2 11.45) Mark Butcher, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Andy Goode, Stef Reid.

Thursday 5 April

  • Listomania (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The full series, from 2015.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2 and 3e, 10pm) Fred Sirieix, Lucy Fallon, Gok Wan, Gino D'Acampo.

Friday 6 April - The Taxman's New Year

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2000.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • BBC Young Musician (BBC4, 7.30) String final.
  • I Don't Like Mondays (C4, 8pm) Take a year off work with your salary paid. Alan Carr invites the audience to quit. The great Payday / Win My Wage revival begins here!
  • Yankee Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Best bits.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9.30) Steph McGovern and Josh Widdicombe are guests, this week's isolationist host is Jeremy Paxman.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 9.55).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10.35).
  • Playing for Time (C4, 11.15) To the late 1990s, with Bass Fishing.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun; STV, 2.50am Sun)
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 12.45am Wed, 1.15am Thu, 12.20am Fri (Scot 12.50, not Wales))
  • Tenable (ITV, 3am Thu; STV, 3.20am Sat)
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