TV Guide 2018-05-05

Do we need more editions of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? We'll have to find out (ITV, all week). Will it be Carnage? No, that's on The Satellite Channel (Sun).

No longer the crème de la crème, the dumbed-down Breadxit Professionals hit C4 (Sun). No longer worth a million, Davina hosts The 100k Drop (C4, weekdays).

It's Senior Eurovision Song Contest week. The semi-finals are Tue and Thu on RTE2 and BBC4 (also Tue on RTE Radio 1), and there are spin-off programmes on C5 (Sun) and BBC4 (Fri).

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


Saturday 5 May

  • 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.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1.25).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 4.50).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.45) Last autumn's series.


  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30; 3e, 7pm).
  • Schlag den Henssler (Bother's Bar, 7.15) Spend the evening with Nick, David, Dan, and other star guests as they commentate on a German-language challenge.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 7.30) Jordan Stephens, Janet Street-Porter, Alex Brooker, Dame Una Stubbs.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.40) Children's television: Timmy Mallett and Michaela Strachan, Bernard Cribbins and Jenny Hanley, Andy Crane and Janet Ellis, JB Gill and Cat Sandion. Subject to delay or cancellation if the FA Cup final goes to extra time or penalties.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm). More Talent With Stephen Mulhern follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.20.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 8.30) Also subject to football.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9.15) Chris Tarrant has had the world's worst makeover.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From last night.
  • The Button (BBC1, 11.45) From Friday.


  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV, 11am; TV3, 2.10) From last night. Followed by Got More Talent.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 2.25) From last night.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 4.35) From Thursday.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6pm) From last night.
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm) From last Monday.

Sunday 6 May

  • The Chase (UK Living 2, 6am) Five classic episodes.
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 10.55).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 4.50).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Charlie Brooks.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.45) Last autumn's series.


  • The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6pm).
  • Revolution (The Satellite Channel, 6pm).
  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 7pm) Black Ice, an AC/DC tribute band.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Breadxit Professionals (C4, 8pm) The Channel 4 audience doesn't understand synonyms. How are they going to cope with "Crème de la Crème"?
  • Eurovision's Greatest Hits (C5, 8pm) An hour of Channel 5 peddling Wogan's myths.
  • Carnage (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Doing battle in customised cars.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm).
  • When Eurovision Goes Horribly Wrong (C5, 9pm) Angela Rippon continues to pander to the Woganophiles.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Perfection (BBC2, 1pm) We-Fr only.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Dr Phil Hammond (Mo-Tu), Adrian Chiles (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.30) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New.
  • The £100k Drop (C4, 4pm; also 4Seven, 7pm) The daytime version of The Million Pound Drop Live. This is recorded and a tenth the size.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; Mo 5.45) New.
  • Buy It Now (C4, 5.30) The Game Show Adjudication Panel determines this to be Game.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; Mo 6.30) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Down Under (Home, 7pm) New to Freeview.

Monday 7 May - May Day (observed)

A holiday for most

  • Comic Relief Bake Off Day (UKTV Good Food, 7am) To 1am.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2010.
  • The Celebrity Chase Afternoon (Challenge, 12 noon) To 7pm.
  • Brain of This Territory (R4, 3pm).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (R4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; NI 11.30, not Scotland) Repeated from last Wednesday.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11pm; NI 12 midnight) An extended version of last Friday's show.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 8 May

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2015.
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 8pm).
  • Senior Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (RTE2, RTE Radio 1, BBC4, 8pm).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm).

Wednesday 9 May - Europe Day

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Dominique.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Sonny and Jacqueline.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm).
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).

Thursday 10 May

  • Listomania (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2015.
  • Blue Peter (CBBC, 5.30) Surie (Eurovision Song Contest) joins Lindsey (Taking The Next Step) and Radzi (Ninja Warrior) in the studio.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 8pm) Fish squash.
  • Senior Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (RTE2 and BBC4, 8pm).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Oddballs.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm; 3e, 12.10am Saturday) Nick Grimshaw, Dermot O'Leary, Paddy McGuinness.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 10pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.30).

Friday 11 May

  • 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) The semi-final: five into three won't go.
  • The Button (BBC1, 8.30) Episode four.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Alexander Armstrong is joined by Sindhu Vee and Jess Philips.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm).
  • Eurovision at 60 (BBC4, 9pm) Another chance to miss the BBC's partial history.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm) Party lovers.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.45); Take Me Out (ITV, 11.45) Post-pub entertainment. And Take On the Twisters (ITV, 3am). Don't have nightmares.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun; STV, 4.05am Mon)
  • 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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