TV Guide 2018-05-12

The Senior Eurovision Song Contest concludes (BBC1, Radio 2, RTE1, RTE Radio 2, Sat). So does Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, Radio 3, Sun). Ore Oduba plays Hardball on daytime BBC1, and there's a new series of Just a Minute (Radio 4, Mon).

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


Saturday 12 May

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 9am) A recent series repeated.
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.35); Remotely Funny (CBBC, 11am).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 7pm.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1.25).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) A celebrity edition.
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 4.55).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.45) Last autumn's series.


  • Ready or Not (BBC1, 6.20)
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30; 3e, 7pm) Into the semi-finals.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.10) Theatre actors: Wayne Sleep and Louise Dearman, Neil Dudgeon and Annette Badland, Gary Wilmot and Rufus Hound, Roy Hudd and Anita Harris.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 7.30) Gaynor Faye, Anita Rani, Robert Winston, Cannon and Ball.
  • Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final (RTE1, RTE Radio 2, BBC1, BBC Radio 2, 8pm) Le grand final du chanson Eurovisienne deux mille dix-huit. Special good luck to the commentators on WJFD in New Bedford.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm). More Talent With Stephen Mulhern follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.20.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From last night.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 3pm) From last Saturday.
  • When Eurovision Goes Horribly Wrong (C5, 11.15) From last Sunday. They're not covering this year's draw: with only six songs in the second half of the show, there will be a 20-minute lecture from Graham Norton about the Elgin Marbles.


  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV, 11am; TV3, 2.10) From last night. Followed by Got More Talent.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 1.30) From last night.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 3.20) From Thursday.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6pm) From last night.

Sunday 13 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).
  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 3pm) The spectacular flop series returns. No-one knows why.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Linford Christie.
  • Take Your Pick Evening (Challenge, 5pm) Eight episodes from the 90s, hosted by Des O'Connor.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.45) Last autumn's series.


  • Revolution (The Satellite Channel, 6pm) One last place in the final.
  • Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm; Radio 3, 7.30) Josie d'Arby is joined by Clemency Burton-Hill and Alison Balsom; Kate Molleson adds descriptions for radio.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Breadxit Professionals (C4, 8pm).
  • Carnage (The Satellite Channel, 8pm).
  • Réalta agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30) Ireland's most talented families.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Perfection (BBC2, 1pm; not We).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Adrian Chiles (Mo-Tu), Linda Papadopoulos (We-Fr).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) New shows, old stuff.
  • 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).
  • Hardball (BBC1, 4.30) A new quiz, where contestants try to keep ahead of a moving ball. Ore Oduba hosts.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New.
  • Buy It Now (C4, 5.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) Repeats.
  • Masterchef Yankee (Home, 7pm) New to Freeview.

Monday 14 May

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2010.
  • Brain of This Territory (R4, 3pm) Last of the heats.
  • Just a Minute (R4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Fern Britton, Graham Norton kick off the new series.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Scot 11.15, NI 11.30) An extended version of last Friday's show.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 15 May

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

Wednesday 16 May

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1997. A murder mystery on radio, a sort-of forerunner to Armchair Detectives, but with Simon Brett and not Susan Calman.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Elle.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Ellis and Jake.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.20, Scotland 11.45, Wales 12.05) Mind Games: a compilation show.

Thursday 17 May

  • Funny You Should Ask (2) (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Peter Jones (1) tests the knowledge of three comedy experts - Barry Took, Derek Roy, Mike Burton. From April 1978.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm; 3e, 12.10am Saturday) Shirley Ballas, Big Narstie, Will Mellor, Johnny Vegas.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 10pm).

Friday 18 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).
  • The Button (BBC1, 8.30) Episode five.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Richard Aoyade hosts, and talks with Robert Peston about shows no-one watches. Roisin Conaty is the fifth wheel.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 11.15); Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 11.25; NI 12.25) Post-pub entertainment.

Sign language interpretation

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