TV Guide 2018-05-19

Can we think of a new host? Very much so! Motty Mastermind (BBC2, Sat) is part of a tribute to the football commentator, as he retires from broadcasting. Also, the final of Revolution (The Satellite Channel, Sun).

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


Saturday 19 May

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 9am); Astronauts Do You Have What It Takes (BBC2, 10am) Recent series repeated.
  • Bake Off Wedding Cake Special (Good Food, 9am, 2pm, 7pm) A rare showing for the first spin-off special.
  • Four Weddings Day (UK Living 2, 10am) Eight episodes, to 6pm. Shown opposite a family wedding in Windsor.
  • Gory Games (CBBC, 10.35).
  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 7pm.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1.30).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) A classic episode from Dover.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) A celebrity edition with Freddie Flintoff.
  • Remotely Funny (CBBC, 4.55)
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.45) Last autumn's series.


  • Uchafbwyntiau Band Cymru (S4C, 6pm) Highlights from the recent series.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30; 3e, 7pm) Second semi-final.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 7.30) Rosemary Shrager, Lisa Tarbuck, Peter Davison, Louis Walsh.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.40) A classic episode. Won't be shown if the English Men's FA Cup final goes to extra time.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 7.45).
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 8pm). More Talent With Stephen Mulhern follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.20.
  • Motty Mastermind (BBC2, 8.30) John Motson asks questions to Alex Scott, Anthony Crolla, Jonathan Pearce, and Mark Foster. Part of Motty Night, a tribute to the retiring sports commentator.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 10.30) From last night, and shifting earlier for one week only.
  • The Button (BBC1, 11.25; Scotland 12.05am) More popular than the 8.30 Friday showing.


  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 12.15am; not STV) From last Sunday.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV, 11am; TV3, 2.10) From last night. Followed by Got More Talent.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Breadxit Professionals (C4, 12.30) From last Sunday.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 1.25; HTV Wales 1.55) From last night.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 4.35) From Thursday.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6pm) From last night.

Sunday 20 May

  • The Chase (UK Living 2, 6am) Five classic episodes.
  • Tipping Point (W, 7am) Five episodes.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Change Your Tune (ITV, 3pm) Last in the "present" series.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) The Chasers come to play.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Bill Turnbull.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.45) Last autumn's series.


  • Dragons' Den (BBC2 England, 6pm) A classic episode, filling for Regionalia in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
  • Revolution (The Satellite Channel, 6pm) The grand final.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Breadxit Professionals (C4, 8pm).
  • Carnage (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Ooh, I could crush a bone.
  • 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; not Th) With Linda Papadopoulos (Mo-Tu), Barry McGuigan (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) New.
  • 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 21 May - Victoria Day

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Brain of This Territory (R4, 3pm) Semi-final 1.
  • Just a Minute (R4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Marcus Brigstocke, Rebecca Front, Gyles Brandreth.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) New. A repeat of an episode called "New".
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.40, not Wales) An extended version of last Friday's show.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 22 May

  • Showhouse Showdown (TV3, 8pm) "The ultimate interior design challenge with Neville Knott and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowan", claims TV3's press release.
  • QI (BBC2 NI, 11.45) Operations, seen elsewhere on 30 April.

Wednesday 23 May

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1997.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Emma.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Sonny and Jacqueline.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI, Scotland 11.45, Wales 12.05) Best Bits: a compilation show.

Thursday 24 May

  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Sid Colin, Barry Cryer, John Junkin. From July 1979.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 8pm) Roast dinners.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm; 3e, 12.10am Saturday) Last in the series.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 10pm).

Friday 25 May

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2001.
  • Stop the Press (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (R4, 6.30).
  • The Button (BBC1, 8.30) Episode six.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Jo Brand hosts, with Ross Noble and Mona Chalabi.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 11.15); Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 11.25; NI 11.55) Post-pub entertainment. Do remember to switch off before Change Your Tune (ITV, 12.10am, not STV).

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (STV, 3.30am Mon).
  • Best Home Cook (BBC2, 12.15am Wed)
  • Tenable (ITV, 3am Thu; STV, 2.55am Sat)
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