TV Guide 2019-05-18

It's the Eurovision Song Contest grand final (BBC1, RTE1, BBC Radio 2, RTE Radio 2, Sat). And we say happy new year to Mock the Week (BBC2, Thu).

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


Saturday 18 May

  • Top Class; The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.45) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.35).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12 noon) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15) BBC1 may have just 75 minutes of non-live shows between 6am and midnight: this and Nadiya's Food Adventures at 11.30.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm); The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30) Semi-final 2.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 7.30) A standby programme, it'll be dropped if the men's football goes to extra time.
  • In for a Penny (ITV and VM1, 7.30) With the bricks from the London Studios being broken by experts, it's episode 7 from Leeds.
  • Eurovision Song Contest Final (BBC1, RTE1, RTE Radio 2, BBC Radio 2,, and many more, 8pm) Live from Tel Aviv.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (ITV and VM1, 8pm) Stephen Mulhern's Got More Talent with Stephen Mulhern follows on ITV2 at 9.15 and VM1 at 10.15.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm) Pathological.

Weekend repeats


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.27) From Friday.
  • Radio 4 Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Got Talent (ITV, 12.30) From last night; More Talent follows at 1.45.
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 1pm) From Tuesday.
  • In For a Penny (ITV, 2.45; not HTV Wales) From last night.

Sunday 19 May

  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am).
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 10.20).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 11.30).


  • The Chase Celebrities (ITV, 6.05) Another chance to see Anton du Beke and co.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 7pm; not NI).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Blind Date (C5, 8pm).
  • I'll Get This Extra Helping (BBC2, 10.35; Wales 11.30, NI 12.10) This episode has Dotty and Richard Madeley.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) Kerry Godliman, Georgia Toffolo, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Fin Taylor.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 9.25am) Replacing The Jeremy Airbrushed-from-History Show.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Boss (BBC2, 1pm We-Fr only).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Dr Phil Hammond (Mo-Tu), Jon Culshaw (We-Fr).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules Down Under (Challenge, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) It must be nearly summer, we're into repeats here.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 6pm) Repeats from last autumn; the winner performs at The Big Weekend next weekend.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (5star, 7pm) As shown by VM1 on Ireland earlier in the year. The final's next Saturday teatime.
  • Masterchef Down Under (Home, 7pm) Double episodes.

Monday 20 May

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Brain 2019 (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 9.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Gyles Brandreth, Graham Norton, Lucy Porter, and Paul Merton.
  • Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) "A top model should be a role model". Sounds like an A-level question.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm and 9am Tue) Extended repeat from Friday.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11pm; Wales 11.30; NI 11, Scot 12.00) Extended repeat from Friday.

Tuesday 21 May

  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm) This week, reinvent the Battenberg.
  • Hot Property (BBC II! on BBC1, 10.35; Wales, 11.05; Scotland, NI 11.35) Snoop around the home of your potential date, which (according to the billings) makes for a game show.

Wednesday 22 May

  • Counterpoint 2008 (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The final.
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 5.30 and 7.30).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Wayne.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm) The contest continues.

Thursday 23 May

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation (Radio 4, 6.30) The second of two tributes to the late, great, comedian.
  • Blockbusters (Comedy Central, 8pm) Olivia, Max, Matty.
  • There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Tom Allen, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Rhys James, Sindhu Vee.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Mel B, Marvin Humes, Susanna Reid, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash.

Friday 24 May

  • Hidden Treasures (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Antiques quiz from 1998.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 4.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30; not Scot, Wales).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm; Wales, 9.30) Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts, with Jess Phillips and Ahir Shah.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 9.30; not Wales) A repeat, with Stacey Dooley.

Sign language interpretation

  • Famous Family Fortunes (STV, 11.15pm Su; ITV, 3am We).
  • All Star Mr and Mrs (ITV, 3am Sa).
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