TV Guide 2020-04-25

The week's big event is Beat the Chasers (ITV, weeknights), a primetime show featuring the quizzers everyone loves to hate. We've a new Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, Sat).

On the pay-tv channels, Top Chef arrives to linear telly (W, weeknights), and there's another new series of The Challenge (MTV, Tue). And it's the Race Across the World final (BBC2, Sun).

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


Saturday 25 April

  • Eurovision Insight (Podcast Radio, 10.30am and 3pm) On DAB in Surrey and south London.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bake Off (RTE1, 11.45) From 2015.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.55) Five episodes.
  • A Question of Sport The Podcast (Radio 5, 2pm).
  • This Territory's Got Talent NBC (VM3, 4pm) Two episodes.


  • Blankety Blank (Challenge, 5pm) From 1979.
  • The Talk Sport Quiz (Talk Sport, 5pm) Lyndsey Hipgrave and Darren Bent.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.40) Neil Jones.
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm).
  • Survivor (TG4, 6.05) Only available on Ireland.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) England, with John Shuttleworth, Kate Bottley, Robin Askwith, Sue Jenkins, Gyles Brandreth, Baga Chipz, Rachel Yankey, Faye White.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30) Repeat.
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.55) Last in the present series.
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (VM1 and ITV, 7.30) York.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 8pm)
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 8pm; rpt 3.05 Wed) The finalists are back.
  • Eurovision Again (EBU on youtube, 8pm) Thoroughly enjoyed Dublin 1997 last week, one we'd never seen before. But where this week?
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.20) A classic episode from about 2015.
  • Celebrity Juice (VM2, 11.05) Ten days after it aired on ITV2.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30), The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) From Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 6.15).
  • Radio 4 Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Got Talent (ITV, 12.35; VM1, 3.40).
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 6pm).

Sunday 26 April

  • Y Siambr (S4C, 9am) Repeats.
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • BBC Northern Ireland School Choir of the Year (BBC1 Northern Ireland, 2.50) Highlights of the recent competition.
  • 5 Star Family Reunion (VM2, 4pm) Of all the shows we didn't expect to export at all well...


  • Takeshi's Castle (Nickelodeon, 6pm) Selected episodes from the recent Comedy Central series.
  • The Family Chase (ITV, 7pm) The Telfers from Milton Keynes.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (VM1, 7pm) Seen elsewhere last autumn.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 7.15) A classic episode from 2014.
  • Twee tot de zesde macht (, 7.35) A family quiz.
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 8pm; Wales, 8.50) 8: The finish line.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 8.45); Die Jackpot Jäger (HR, 8.45) Local German quizzes.
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) 24 March 1974: Ted Rogers hosts, with Mike and Bernie Winters, Clodagh Rodgers, Allan Stewart.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 9.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales, 11.45 (not Tu); elsewhere 12.15).
  • Top Class (BBC Red Button, 12.40) Early Instalment Weirdness from series 1.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Fern Britton. Last week of new shows.
  • Tenable, Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 3pm) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4pm) Repeats.
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • Pointless (BBC2, 5.15) Repeats.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Top Chef (W, 7pm) Leading young American chefs compete for big prizes.

Monday 27 April

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) From 2005.
  • Curiosity (BBC2, 1pm).
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 4.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 6: Teotihuacan, Derry Girls, Silk Road, Olympic fencing.
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 8pm) Manon and Megan in the Vale of Glamorgan.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 England, 8.30) Angela Scanlon.
  • Beat the Chasers (VM1 and ITV, 9pm, rpt ITV 11.45) Contestants take on two or more of the Fab Five at once.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm); Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.10; NI, Scot 11.40) Potentially expanded repeats from last Friday.

Tuesday 28 April

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) From 2009.
  • De Smerige Quiz (, 4pm).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 7pm) Repeat from Sunday.
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) A classic episode with Harry Hill, Martin Kemp, Roisin Conaty, Bill Turnbull.
  • Beat the Chasers (VM1 and ITV, 9pm, repeat ITV 11.55).
  • I'll Get This Extra Helping (BBC2, 10pm) Eamonn Holmes, Stacey Solomon, Joe Sugg, Alice Levine, Phil Wang.
  • The Challenge Total Madness (MTV, 11pm) A new series of the reality show.

Wednesday 29 April

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.10am; Scot, NI 1.10) Repeat from Friday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) The 2009 series.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) This week's cooks come from HTV Wales.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) A made-to-measure holiday shirt in bright colours. Bring your own sunglasses.
  • Beat the Chasers (VM1 and ITV, 9pm, repeat ITV 11.45).
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 11.45; NI 12.15) Repeat from Saturday.

Thursday 30 April

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 4.05).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Y ddraig goch's guinea fowl.
  • Beat the Chasers (VM1 and ITV, 9pm, repeat ITV 12.30am).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Bonus feature

  • World Records Cymru (S4C, 9pm) What's Welsh for "if you wanna be a record breaker"?

Friday 1 May - May Day

Holiday in much of Europe

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Classic episodes from 2019.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 5.30 and 10pm) A classic episode from 2014.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) With Andy Zaltzman, Suzi Ruffell, and Kiri Pritchard-McLean.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Elise Christie, Christine Ohuruogu, Ryan Sidebottom, Nile Wilson.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) With guest judge David Bradley-Filch.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 8pm) Another chance to see Stephen with Chris Joy, Martine McCutcheon, and Faye Tozer. No wonder they're calling "mayday"!
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 8.30) Romesh Ranganathan, Maisie Adam, and Armando Iannucci.
  • Beat the Chasers (VM1 and ITV, 9pm, repeat ITV 11.40) Last in the present series.
  • QI (BBC2, 9.30) Operations, repeated.

Sign language interpretation

  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun)
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 7.30am Mon, 8am Wed, 12.10am Fri)
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 3am Tue).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 12.30am Wed).
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 12.30am Thu).
  • Freeze Out (ITV, 3am Thu). We're very sorry.
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