TV Guide 2018-04-28

The return of Mary Berry is nigh! Best Home Cook (BBC1, Thu) is a knockout competition to find the best home cook. Taskmaster (Dave, Wed) and Stop the Press (R Scot, Fri) are back, and Only Connect (2) ends (BBC2, Mon).

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


Saturday 28 April

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 9am) A recent series repeated.
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 11am).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 7pm.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 4.50).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.50) Mitch Benn.
  • Ready or Not (BBC1, 6.20).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30; 3e, 7pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.10) Denise Van Outen and Lydia Bright, Michelle Ackerley and Arthur Smith, Ann Widdecombe and Tyger Drew-Honey, Foster and Allen.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 7.30) Johnny Vegas, Jimmy Osmond, Samantha Giles, Sue Johnston.
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 7.30).
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8pm).
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm). More Talent With Stephen Mulhern follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.20.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.35).
  • Lip Sync Battle (Comedy Central, 10pm) Ashley Graham and Jermaine Fowler.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 11.25am) The final, from Wednesday 18 April.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From last night.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales 5.05, elsewhere 5.20) From Wednesday.
  • The Button (BBC1, 11.45) From Friday.


  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 12.15am) From last Sunday.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV, 11.40; TV3, 2.10) From last night. Followed by Got More Talent.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 1.55) From Wednesday.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 2.25) From last night.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6pm) From last night.
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm), University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) From last Monday.

Sunday 29 April

  • The Chase (UK Living 2, 6am) Five classic episodes.
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 10.55).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.50) Outdoors, repeated from 2015.
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 4.55).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Milton Jones.


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6pm).
  • Revolution (The Satellite Channel, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 7.30).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) Five lads who met at a school for the deaf. With some sign-language communication.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Chris Packham (Mo-Tu), Dr Phil Hammond (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New.
  • 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 keyboard finalists.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Down Under (Home, 7pm) New to Freeview.

Monday 30 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) Grand final, part e+ε of π.
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 8.30).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Operations.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, Scotland 11.15, NI 11.40) An extended version of last Friday's show, hosted by Tracey Ullman, with James Acaster and Beth Rigby.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 1 May - May Day

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2015.
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 8pm).

Wednesday 2 May

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Yasmin.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Yazmin Oukhellou and James Lock.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm) A new run of celebrities being given silly things to do.
  • The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central, 10pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.40, Scotland 11.45) Maggie Alphonsi, Paul Sculthorpe, Johnny Nelson, Katharine Merry.

Thursday 3 May

  • Listomania (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2015.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 8pm) Claudia Winkleman puts ten home cooks through their paces. Judging: Mary Berry, Dan Doherty, Chris Bavin.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm; 3e, 12.10am Saturday) Anne Marie, Joey Essex, and more.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 10pm).

Friday 4 May - Star Wars Day

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2011.
  • Stop the Press (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (R4, 6.30).
  • BBC Young Musician (BBC4, 7.30) Keyboard final.
  • The Button (BBC1, 8.30).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Rhod Gilbert hosts, with Andy Hamilton and Saeeda Warsi.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm) College rivals.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 11.10).

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun; STV, 2.45am Sun)
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 8pm) Five lads who met at a school for the deaf. With some sign-language communication.
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 3am Tue, 2.05am Wed, 2.35am Thu, 2.05am Fri)
  • Tenable (ITV, 3am Thu; STV, 2.55am Sat)
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