TV Guide 2020-04-04

All sorts of entertainments in these times: a new series of BBC Brain (R4, Mon), and new Celebrity Juice (ITV2, Thu).

While they're not strictly game shows, we've a few Bonus Features that might tickle your fancy.

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


Saturday 4 April

  • Eurovision Insight (Podcast Radio, 10.30am and 3pm) On DAB in Surrey and south London.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.50).
  • Bake Off (RTE1, 12 noon) Repeats of the 2015 series.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.50) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.30).
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 2.30) Two episodes.


  • This Territory's Got Talent NBC (VM3, 5pm) Two episodes.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.35) A repeat from last year.
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6pm) Another chance to see Michael Parr and co.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6.25) Kelly Gallagher, Stephen Bailey, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Bobby Seagull. Postponed from 21 March.
  • Één jaar gratis (, 6.45).
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.55).
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) Highlights from the series.
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (VM1 and ITV, 8pm) Coming from Bristol.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8.30) More best bits from recent series.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Quantity and Quality.
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 9pm) A "classic" episode from 2018.
  • Dit Was Het Nieuws (, 10.30) Have I Got News for You in Dutch.

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.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11.30) From Friday.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV, 12.35).
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 1.35).
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 1.40).

Sunday 5 April

  • 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; not Scotland).
  • School Choir of the Year (Radio Ulster, 2pm).


  • The Family Chase (ITV, 7pm) The Walmsleys from Leyland.
  • 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) 5: Bolivia or Chile?
  • Take Me Out (VM2, 8pm).
  • Jeeto Pakistan (ARY Family, 8pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm; Wales, 9.50) Plastic-free water bottles.
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) 28 November 1965: Des O'Connor, Tony Martin, Sid James, Cleo Laine and the Johnny Dankworth Seven.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 9.05); Die Jackpot Jäger (, 9.45) Local German quizzes.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales, 11.45; elsewhere 12.15).
  • The Switch (VM3, 12 noon, not Mo).
  • Curiosity (BBC2, 1pm) Another chance to see the superior daytime antiques show.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Al Murray.
  • Tenable, Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 3pm) All repeats.
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45) Repeats.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) One-hour repeats are now at 11am.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; NI 6.30 Tue) Repeats.

Monday 6 April - Banker's new year

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2016.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Russell Davies with a new series of the perennial general knowledge quiz.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 3, postponed from last week: Queens Consort, Flight of the Conchords, Richard Wagner, Caravaggio.
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 8pm) Carwen and Dylan in Aberystwyth.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Jo Brand.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Semi-final 1.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Cooking with the Navy.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) A classic episode.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.10; NI 11.40), A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.55; NI 12.25am) Repeated from last Friday.

Tuesday 7 April

  • 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) Carol Vorderman, Kelly Brook, Rob Rinder, Mo Gilligan. Last in the series, and the one where Sandi Toksvig regenerates into Matt Lucas.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) A bungalow in Mayo.
  • Five Guys a Week (C4, 9.15) This week, a sales executive from Sunderland.

Bonus feature

  • European Tram Driving Championships (ESPN Ocho on BT Sport ESPN, 5.15) Highlights from last year's contest to find the best tram drivers on the continent. Everyone gets a ticket to Brussels, the winner gets a ticket home.

Wednesday 8 April

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2009 series is repeated.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) This week's cooks come from Northern Ireland.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Tom Kitchin visits the kitchen, and Dan Diningrume doesn't.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 10.30); Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.30) Repeats from earlier in the week.

Thursday 9 April

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 3.55).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30) Serving Grace Dent, William Sitwell, Jay Rayner, and Jimi Famurewa.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) A feast fit for a Big Friendly Giant.
  • Gods of the Game (Comedy Central, 8.30) Jimmy Anderson, Tommy Fleetwood, Rachel Yankee.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) A new series: Holly and Mel B are the captains, with AJ and Curtis Pritchard, Will Mellor, Emily Atack, and Nadine Coyle.

Bonus features

  • Stupid Robot Fighting League (ESPN Ocho on BT Sport ESPN, 12.30pm and 12.45am) It's Robot Wars if they kept Jeremy Clarkson as both presenter and upper limit to the artificial intelligences.
  • Socially Distant with Susan Calman (BBC Scotland, 8.30) Everyone's favourite comedian hosts a show from the bottom of the garden.

Friday 10 April - Good Friday

A public holiday

  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars Day (W, 6.10am) Continues to 5pm.
  • Famous Family Fortunes Morning (Challenge, 7am) To 2pm.
  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Leslie Crowther and Barry Cryer.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Jay Lafferty, Marjolein Robertson, Stuart Mitchell, Jim Smith.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special Afternoon (Challenge, 2pm) To 10pm.
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 6pm) Bristol, as seen last Saturday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) With guest judge Cerrie Burnell.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 8.30) Stephen Mangan hosts, with Zoe Lyons and Richard Coles.
  • QI (BBC2, 10.35) Odds and Ends, repeated.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.05).

Bonus features

  • Anneka's 80s Treasure (Radio 2, 2pm) Miss Rice remembers the days when she got out and about.
  • Jelle's Marble Runs (ESPN Ocho on BT Sport ESPN, 10.15am and 11.30pm) Highlights from the 2019 series of marble athletics.

Sign language interpretation

  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun)
  • Best Home Cook (BBC2, 8am Mon).
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 3am Tue).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 12.15am Wed).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 1.15am Wed, 1.15am and 2.15am Fri)
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 12.30am Thu).
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