TV Guide 2020-03-28

Hang out the bunting! Break out the lemonade! A new series of In for a Penny begins this week! (ITV, Sat). Caru Siopa (S4C, Mon) revives charity shop finds, and Have I Got News for You begins its 30th year on air (BBC1, Fri).

BBC2 wraps up another series of Only Connect (Mon), and Channel 5 concludes its Celebrity Murder Mystery (Sat). The big mystery is where new Pointless will show (weekdays, BBC2)

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


Saturday 28 March

  • Eurovision Insight (Podcast Radio, 10.30am and 3pm) On DAB in Surrey and south London.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE1, 11.55) The series final.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.45) Five episodes.
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 2.30) Two episodes.


  • This Territory's Got Talent NBC (VM3, 5pm) Two episodes.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 5.30) Another chance to see Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sean Fletcher, Ryan Thomas.
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm).
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6.30) An unbilled repeat from 2018 with Courtney Act.
  • Één jaar gratis (, 6.35).
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 7pm).
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) Highlights from the series.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.30) A repeat from last year.
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (VM1 and ITV, 8pm) Coming from Nottingham.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8.30) The best bits from recent series.
  • Celebrity Murder Mystery (C5, 9pm) Our six celebs have just hours to find who did the dirty deed.
  • Dit Was Het Nieuws (, 9.35) Have I Got News for You in Dutch.

Bonus feature

  • Lost in Translation (Radio 2, 9.30) A panel show about language: Tom Allen hosts, with James May, Russell Kane, Steph McGovern, Daliso Chaponda, Sophie Duker, and Rhys James. The billing doesn't say if this is a panel game.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) From Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Celebrity Bake Off (E4, 3.55) From Channel 4 on Tuesday.
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 5.15) From last Monday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11.35) From Friday.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV, 12.15; HTV Wales 12.45).
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 1.15; HTV Wales 1.45).
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 2.20; not HTV Wales)
  • Home of the Year; Winning Streak (RTE, 3.40).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 4.50; not Wales) From last Friday.

Sunday 29 March - Clocks change

Clocks go forward an hour this morning, so 12.59am is followed by 2am.

  • 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).
  • School Choir of the Year (Radio Ulster, 2pm).


  • The Family Chase (ITV, 7pm) The Marshes from Bolton.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (VM1, 7pm) Seen elsewhere last autumn.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 8pm; Wales, 8.50) 4: Getting out of a marmalade in Peru.
  • Take Me Out (VM2, 8pm).
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 8pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm; Wales, 9.50) Second hand clothes.
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) 21 November 1965: Cliff Richard, Charlie Drake, Henry McGee, Freddy Davis, Robert Harbin.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 9.15); Die Jackpot Jäger (, 9.15) Local German quizzes.

Weekday Daytimes

  • The Switch (VM3, 12 noon, not Mo).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Hardball (BBC2, 1pm); Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 1.45) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Richard Madeley.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm)
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45 4pm) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) But Come Dine with Me has been replaced by some cheap Jack Monroe knock-off.
  • Pointless (BBC2, 5.15) New episodes are due to start on BBC1, but given the present uncertainties...
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.

Monday 30 March

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2016.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Last in the present series.
  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.25) Another chance to see the cookery contest.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Semi-final 3: Queens consort 939-1154, Flight of the Conchords, Richard Wagner, Caravaggio. Not aired.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) The grand final.
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 8pm) Wendy and Llio buy clothes from charity shops, transform them, and sell them on.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 10.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Professional cooking begins here.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.40) Repeated from last Friday.

Tuesday 31 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) James Blunt, Alison Hammond, Alex Jones from The One Show, Joe Sugg.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30).
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 9.15) This week, a 68-year-old widow.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) A classic episode.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.45) A classic episode with John Cooper Clarke.

Wednesday 1 April

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2009 series is repeated.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) This week's cooks come from Scotland.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) The second group, and a trip to see Simon Wood.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 10.30); Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.15) Repeats from earlier in the week.

Thursday 2 April

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 3.55).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) With a tribute to Desperate Dan.
  • Gods of the Game (Comedy Central, 8.30) Rebecca Adlington, Raymond van Barneveld, Hannah Cockcroft.

Friday 3 April

  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Elaine Malcolmson, Amy Matthews, Christopher MacArthur Boyd, Dane Baptiste.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Wales 8.30) Peter Wright, Sarah Storey, Dion Dublin, Steve Harmison.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) With guest judge David Baddiel.
  • Quizz Dich auf 1 (WDR, 8pm).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) Canapes.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Channel 4's Steph McGovern hosts the formerly-satirical quiz. Helen Lewis and Miles Jupp join the regulars.

Sign language interpretation

  • Best Home Cook (BBC2, 7.30am Mon).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 12.15am Wed).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15am Wed, 2.15am and 3.15am Fri)
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 12.45am Thu).
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