TV Guide 2018-04-07

Certainly a game show: The News Quiz returns (R4, Fri). Perhaps a game: This Time Next Year (ITV, Tue).

It's finals week for BBC The Voice (ITV, Sat), Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, Sat), and Masterchef (BBC1, ends Fri).

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


Saturday 7 April

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am).
  • 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) Ian "H" Watkins from Steps.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm).
  • Dinner Date Teatime (ITVBe, 3.55) To 9pm.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • Ready or Not (BBC1, 6pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.50) Writers, with Charlie Higson and Sally Gardner, Fern Britton and Jilly Cooper, Peter James and Martina Cole, Hanif Kureishi and Grace Dent.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 7pm) Live from Florida, with The Rembrandts playing "Singalong Live". Will they sing the theme from Chums?
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 7.30).
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 7.40).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8.30pm) The live 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 Wednesday.
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 2.15). Two episodes, to 3.45.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 5.15) From Wednesday.


  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 10am) From last night.
  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 11.40) From last Sunday.
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 12.30) Two more episodes.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 1pm) From last night.
  • Celebrity Burn-Out (C4, 1.45) From Tuesday.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 2.30) From Wednesday.
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm), University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) From last Monday.

Sunday 8 April

  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30) Goldfist has proven his evil nature. He takes money from pests, he uses a device to make Ed Sheeran never retire, and he has released jellyfish into the water. In the last of the current series, the evil mastermind fiddles with network television schedules, in Operation Going for Gold.
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 10.55).
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 12.45) Two episodes.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 4.50).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5pm).
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.05) David Aaronovitch.


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6pm) Alistair McGowan.
  • Upside-Down Ninja Warrior (Challenge, 6pm).
  • Revolution (The Satellite Channel, 6.30).
  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 7pm).
  • This Island's Got Talent (TV3, 7pm) Highlights from the recent series.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 7.30).
  • The Generation Game (BBC1, 8pm) Last in the present series, with balloon modelling, Argentine tango, and cake decorating. With an appearance by Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom.
  • Band Cymru (S4C, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.05).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Colin Murray (Mo), Jimmy Osmond (Tu-Fr).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm; not Th, Fr).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.30) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; not Th, Fr) New.
  • BBC Young Musician 2018 (Radio 3, 4.30) Highlights from the percussion finalists.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 5.15) Repeat.
  • Star Boot Sale (C4, 5.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Masterchef Down Under (Home, 7pm) New to Freeview.

Monday 9 April

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2010.
  • Brain of This Territory (R4, 3pm).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (R4, 6.30) Richard Osman, Elis James, Sindhu Vee, Alan Davies.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase 10: Eco-Warriors v Escapologists.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Semi-final 1.
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 8.30).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Finals week, part 1.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Odorous and Odious.
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) Katherine Ryan and Phil Wang.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45) Jeremy Paxman hosts, with Steph McGovern and Josh Widdicombe being funny. An extended version of last Friday's show.

Tuesday 10 April

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From last year.
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 8pm) Some on the Game Adjudication Panel believe this counts as a game, if one squints hard enough.

Wednesday 11 April

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 5.30) The semi-final.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) The finals continue.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 8pm) SF1.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Lois.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Shan and Billy.
  • 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; NI 11.40) Marion Bartoli, Dominic Cork, Barry McGuigan, Martin Offiah.

Thursday 12 April

  • Listomania (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2015.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) The penultimate show.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2 and 3e, 10pm) Richard Blackwood and Gary Lucy.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 10pm) Some sort of reality competition from the other side of the Atlantic.

Friday 13 April - Friday the Thirteenth

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (R4, 6.30) Miles Jupp starts series 96.
  • BBC Young Musician (BBC4, 7.30) Percussion final.
  • I Don't Like Mondays (C4, 8pm) Contains Jonathan Ross.
  • Yankee Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) The grand final.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9.30) Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts, with Richard Osman and Val McDermid being clever. Paul Merton is the odd one out, the only panellist never to have been on Only Connect.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10.35).
  • Playing for Time (C4, 11.15) Josh Widdicombe joins Rob Beckett in "the era".

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun; STV, 2.40am Sun)
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.30am Wed, 2.45am Thu, 1.15am Fri)
  • Tenable (ITV, 3am Thu; STV, 3.20am Sat)
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