TV Guide 2020-03-21

New this week: Celebrity Murder Mystery (C5, from Fri) does exactly what it says on the tin: take some celebrities, lock 'em in a country mansion, and see if they can work out who's bumping people off.

Elsewhere, The Family Chase returns (ITV, Sun), and it's the final for Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, Tue).

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


Saturday 21 March

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7am) As seen on CBBC about a month ago.
  • Eurovision Insight (Podcast Radio, 10.30am and 3pm) Ewan Spence gives the latest news from last Tuesday, so now ancient history. On DAB in Surrey and south London.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE1, 11.55).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.20) Five episodes.
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 2.30) Two episodes.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.15) Ending this Christmas series with Kelly Gallagher, Stephen Bailey, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, and Bobby Seagull. Nope, postponed due to a news special.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) BBC1's schedule is not as printed in listings magazines.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5.45) Shane Williams and co, from about 2015.
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.30).
  • This Territory's Got Talent NBC (VM3, 5pm) Two episodes.
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm).
  • Één jaar gratis (, 6.35).
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) Tom Jones performs, and Bradley Walsh is pranked.
  • Der Quiz-Champion (ZDF, 7.15); Schlag den Star (ProSieben and, 7.15) Pick your German quiz for the night.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15) Nope, cancelled for the duration.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8.30) It's a knockout.
  • Dit Was Het Nieuws (, 9.10) Have the Dutch-speaking channel got news for us? (Yes!) Have they got an audience for us? (No.)
  • Fear Factor (Colors, 9.29) Indian frights.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) From Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Dancing with the Stars (RTE1, 1.15) From last Sunday.
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 3.45) From last Wednesday.
  • Celebrity Bake Off (E4, 3.55) From Channel 4 on Tuesday.
  • Crackerjack (CBBC, 7.30) From Friday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV, 12.10).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 2.10).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 2.25) From last Thursday.
  • Home of the Year; Winning Streak (RTE1, 3.40 and 4.10).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.20) From Friday.

Sunday 22 March - Mothering Sunday

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.30) Repeats of the recent series.
  • Y Siambr (S4C, 9am) Another chance to see the games-in-a-cave series from last year.
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase Mothering Sunday Special (ITV2, 12.15).
  • School Choir of the Year (Radio Ulster, 2pm).


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 5.35) Another repeat.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6.30) An unplanned repeat from January 2016.
  • The Family Chase (ITV, 7pm) The Hartes from County Antrim work together to defeat that smart pants in the chair.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (VM1, 7pm) Alan Davies, Sally Phillips, Ranj Singh; seen elsewhere last autumn.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 8pm; Wales, 8.50) 3: From Panama City to Quito.
  • Take Me Out (VM2, 8pm).
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 8pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm; Wales, 9.50) Household draughts.
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) 31 October 1965: Spike Milligan, George Raft, Paul and Barry Ryan, Russ Conway, David Nixon.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 9.15); Die Jackpot Jäger (, 9.15) And pick a local German quiz.

Bonus feature

  • Explicable Me (Radio 2, 9pm) Personality tests are the basis of this panel show: Suzi Ruffell hosts, Tom Allen and AJ Odudu are the panel, Ahir Shah does the tests.
  • Celebrity Groupchat (Radio 2, 9.30) Social media group chats in this panel show: Tina Daheley hosts, with Laura Whitmore, Jodie Kidd, and Russell Kane. We don't know if either or both of these shows will turn out to be games.

Weekday Daytimes

  • The Switch (VM3, 12 noon, not Mo).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Hardball (BBC2, 1pm, not Tu); Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 1.45); The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 3.45) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mark Pougatch with the most sport we'll see all week. Didn't air on Tuesday, for unclear reasons.
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 3pm) Billed at 4.30, but it's moved every day so far this week.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm)
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC2, 5.15) Repeats. Billed for BBC1, but we think that's unlikely.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) New episodes from Cumbria. Bumped for Come Dine With Jamie Oliver.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; NI 6.30 Tue) Repeats.

Monday 23 March

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2016.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5.25) With Sgorio off the air, this outdoorsy series from 2018 fills a gap.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Semi-final 2: Canterbury Tales, Liverpool music of 1970s and 80s, Gregory Peck, Pokémon.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) The third-place play-off.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 9.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) The final week of heats begins here, with Swiss Chard.

Bonus feature

  • The Battle for English (Radio 4, 11am) Susie Dent wonders why there are so many technical dialects of English: banker's English, science English, and hybrids like Hinglish and Poplish.

Tuesday 24 March

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2008.
  • De Smerige Quiz (, 4.05).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.30).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 7pm) Repeat from Sunday.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Tan France, Caroline Quentin, Joel Dommett, Johanna Konta.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Lemn Sissay sits for the final. The winner works with Nile Rogers at 9pm
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) A carriage house.
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 9.15) This week, we're with Hope from Manchester.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.45) A classic episode with Catherine Tate.

Wednesday 25 March

  • Corner Shop Cook-Off (BBC Scotland, 8pm) Craig Wilson is the final challenger.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) This week's cooks come from the Carlton and TVS regions.
  • Jon Snow's Very Hard Questions (More4, 8pm) The very last bedtime story is a mashup of two of the best tales.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Pigeon, beetroot, bacon.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Jamali Maddis, Laura Lexx, Rosie Jones, Joe Lycett.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 10.35); Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.15) Repeats from earlier in the week.

Thursday 26 March

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 4.05).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Michael Morpugo joins us tonight.
  • Gods of the Game (Comedy Central, 8.30) It's a game, though not a particularly successful one. Tim Henman, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Ben Cohen are this week's greats.
  • The Heist (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Will the remaining thieves do their laundry?

Friday 27 March

  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Roy Hudd guests on this edition.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Ashley Storrie, Cally Beaton, Neal Delamere, Jim Smith.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Wales 8.30) Gary Pallister, Richie Woodhall, Jane Sixsmith, Tony Jarrett.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm; NI, 12.30 Sun) Konnie Huq guests.
  • Quizz Dich auf 1 (WDR, 8pm) Missing Quizzy Mondays' Friday outpost? This German show might fill a gap.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales) A classic episode with Olivia Colman.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Jimi Famuwera is the guest judge.
  • Celebrity Murder Mystery (C5, 9pm) A murder mystery weekend is to be solved by Keith Duffy, Rev Richard Coles, Angela Rippon, John Sergeant, and Su Pollard. Continues on Saturday and Sunday.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Odorous and Odious.

Sign language interpretation

  • Best Home Cook (BBC2, 7.30am Mon).
  • Hunted (C4, 12.55am Tue).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 12.15am Wed).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15am Wed, 1.15am and 2.15am Fri)
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 12.15am Thu).
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