TV Guide 2018-05-26

BBC2 welcomes new teatime faves. Richard Osman and his House of Games (3), and wildlife quiz Curious Creatures. Almost as cultured: Master of Photography on Artsworld (Tue).

The semi-finals of This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, Mon-Fri), and finals of Fighting Talk (R5, Sat)

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Saturday 26 May

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 9am); Astronauts Do You Have What It Takes (BBC2, 10am) Recent series repeated.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.35) Sam and Mark from Ready or Not, and Dodge T Dog from Wigan.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) The annual grand final, with Richard Osman, Eleanor Oldroyd, Neil Delamere, and Justin Moorhouse.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars Day (W, 11am) Celebrity editions. To 7pm.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) A celebrity edition with Johnny Vegas. On W, it's Pointless celebrity Shaun Williamson.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Remotely Funny (CBBC, 5pm)
  • Ready or Not (BBC1, 5.05) Last in the present series.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.45) Last autumn's series.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.55) Music, repeated.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30; 3e, 7pm) Grand final, part 1.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 7pm) Subject to delay if the referendum vote result goes to extra time or penalties.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 7.30) Charlie Brooks, Chizzy Akudolu, Lolly Adefope, Carol Vorderman.
  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 7.45).
  • 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.
  • The Button (BBC1, 11.50).


  • Breadxit Professionals (C4, 8.55) 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.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 1.55) From last night.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 3.15) From Thursday.
  • Alien Fun Capsule (ITV, 6pm) From last night.

Sunday 27 May

  • The Chase (UK Living 2, 6am) Five classic episodes.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (W, 7am) Five episodes.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) The bridal party.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Brooke Vincent.
  • Remotely Funny (CBBC, 4.55).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Geoff Hurst.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.45) Last autumn's series.


  • 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; Mo, 12 noon; Wales, not Tu).
  • Perfection (BBC2, 12 noon, Th-Fr only).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Barry McGuigan (Mo-We), Pam Ayres (Th-Fr).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm; not Fr) New shows, old stuff.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.30) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; not Fr) New.
  • The £100k Drop (C4, 4pm; also 4Seven, 7pm).
  • Hardball (BBC1, 4.30) New.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Classic (ie repeats).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Now nine weeks of new shows. Is this a record?
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) Naga Munchetty, Jordan Stephens, Sally Lindsay, David O'Doherty play with Richard Osman.
  • Curious Creatures (BBC2, 6.30) Kate Humble's entertaining animal show. Chris Packham and Lucy Cooke are the captains.
  • Masterchef Yankee (Home, 7pm; not Mo) New to Freeview.

Monday 28 May - Late Spring Bank Holiday

Not Republic of Ireland

  • Bake Off Day (Good Food, from 6am) The 2016 series; it'll repeat again from 4pm.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Brain of This Territory (R4, 3pm) Semi-final 2.
  • Just a Minute (R4, 6.30).
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 7.30). Results at 9.30, and Stephen Mulhern's Got More Talent with Stephen Mulhern is on ITV2 and 3e at 10.
  • Radio 3 In Concert (R3, 7.30) Lauren Zhang, the new Young Musician winner, joins stars of Strictly and Nigel Kennedy. Live from War Memorial Park in Coventry.
  • 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 29 May

  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 7.30). Results at 9.30, Stephen Mulhern's Got More Talent ITV2 and 3e at 10.
  • Master of Photography (Artsworld, 8pm) This week, the photographers are dancing on the streets of Naples.
  • QI (BBC2 NI, 11.45) New, seen elsewhere on 21 May.

Wednesday 30 May

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1997.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 7.30). Results 9.30, Stephen Mulhern's Talent ITV2 and 3e at 10.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Ravi.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).

Thursday 31 May

  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Roy Hudd, Doris Hare, Dick Vosburgh. From August 1979.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 7.30). Results 9.30, and Mulhern's on at 10.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 8pm) Chocolate pudding.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 10pm) Devin vows to wage war against bananas. Look, it's this or Stephen Mulhern on ITV2.

Friday 1 June

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2001.
  • Stop the Press (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (R4, 6.30) Last in the series.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30) Nile Wilson, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Ben Gibson, Fran Halsall.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and TV3, 7.30). 9.30, Mulhern's at 10. Final's on Sunday.
  • The Button (BBC1, 8.30) Episode seven.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Lucy Prebble and Henning Wehn panel, the host is A Tub of Lard.

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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