TV Guide 2020-05-09

After years of planning and literally moments of rehearsals, Schlag den Brig III is up for decision (, Sat). Whether #TeamDan or #ImBackingBrig, may the better #sdb3 competitor win.

On broadcast television, Who Wants to be a Millionaire has another Event Week on ITV (from Sun). It's the final of Great Local Menu (BBC2, from Mon), and a new series of Glow Up begins (BBC3 online, Thu).

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Saturday 9 May

  • Eurovision Insight (Podcast Radio, 10.30am and 3pm) On DAB in Surrey and south London.
  • Bake Off (RTE1, 10.45) From 2015.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.55) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15; not Wales).
  • Twee voor Twaalf (, 1.40) Very hard questions in Dutch.


  • Blankety Blank (Challenge, 5pm) From 1979.
  • The Talk Sport Quiz (Talk Sport, 5pm) Lyndsey Hipgrave and Darren Bent.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.40) Candice Brown.
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm); Yankee Love Island (VM3, 6pm); Survivor (TG4, 6.05) Only available on Ireland.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) Family: Andi and Miquita Oliver, Gareth and Jamie Malone, Kate and Molly Robbins, Claire Richards and Reece Hill.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6.30) Repeat.
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (VM1 and ITV, 7.30) Belfast.
  • Schlag den Brig (, 8pm) The deciding battle in the 2014 Battle of the Champions: Nick "Brig" Gates takes on Daniel "Accumulate!" Peake for the undisputed Best At This Format title.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 8pm)
  • Eurovision Again (EBU on youtube, 8pm) Stockholm 2016 last week, with some great songs and Justin Intervalact. 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, 3.55).
  • Radio 4 Brain (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Got Talent (ITV, 3.40; VM1, 3.40).
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 5pm).

Sunday 10 May

  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12 noon) Another chance to see the charity shop challenge.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • 5 Star Family Reunion (VM2, 4pm) Two episodes.


  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5.30) Sarah Greene.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Nickelodeon, 6pm) Selected episodes from the recent Comedy Central series.
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm) Woodwind final highlights; the full performances will be on I-player afterwards.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (VM1, 7pm) Seen elsewhere last autumn.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 7pm 7.15, repeated 12.40am; VM1, 9pm) Civilian players return, after an ITV News Special.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 7.15) A classic episode.
  • Twee tot de zesde macht (, 7.45) A family quiz.
  • Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft (C4, 8pm) Keith Lemon and Anna Richardson guide Eamonn Holmes through an explosion in a craft factory. Channel 4 Press bills this as a competition.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8.15; not NI) Repeats.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 8.45); Die Jackpot Jäger (HR, 9.15) Local German quizzes.

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) Series 2.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) The 30th birthday championship, repeated from January 2013.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 2.30; Wales 3.35 We) More cracking fun.
  • Tenable, Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 3pm) Repeats.
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • Antiques Road Trip, Pointless (BBC2, from 4.30) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) One-hour episodes.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Repeats.
  • Top Chef (W, 7pm) The final week.

Monday 11 May

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) From 2005.
  • BBC Brain (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 6.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) A classic episode from 2005, with Jeremy Hardy, Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Graeme Garden joining Hymphrey Lyttelton and Samantha.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Finals week begins with the starter, with guest judge Cressida Cowell.
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 8pm) James and Menna at Cardiff University.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 England, 8.30) Miles Jupp.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm, repeated 11.40 (not UTV)).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm) Occupations and Offices.
  • Dana The Original Derry Girl (BBC1 NI, 10.45) Repeated on BBC4 on Friday.
  • 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.

Bonus feature

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Talking Pictures, 1.10); The Importance of Being Earnest (BBC2, 3pm) Here's your GCSE film studies question: compare and contrast these two films, showing back-to-back.

Tuesday 12 May

  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Clive Anderson's improvised comedy series from 1988.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Malorie Blackman finds the fish.
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) A classic episode with Nick Hewer, Stacey Solomon, Ricky Wilson, and Perri Kiely.
  • Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (BBC4, 8pm) Josie D'Arby hosts the first semi-final, live from an art room in Rotterdam, or anywhere.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm, repeated 12.05am).
  • I'll Get This Extra Helping (BBC2, 10pm) Johnny Vegas, Sue Perkins, Mike Tindall, John Barnes, Fleur East.
  • The Challenge Total Madness (MTV, 11pm) Blowing up trucks.

Wednesday 13 May

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) The 2009 series.
  • The Mole - Wem kannst Du trauen? (SAT.1, 7.15) Another two hours of Mole hunting.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1 Scotland, 8pm).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Anthony Horowitz helps find a main.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Nadia.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Sportswear.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm, repeated 12.05am).

Thursday 14 May

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Glow Up (BBC3 online, from 7pm) Series 2 begins with a Christmas shoot.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Greg James picks the number one dessert.
  • Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (BBC4, 8pm) And if you want to see Colin Firth jump into a lake again on Saturday night, voting lines are open...
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm, repeated 12.35am).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Let's See Your Best Bit, a highlights show.

Friday 15 May

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Classic episodes from 2019.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 5.30 and 10pm) As Radio 4 last Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) With Helen Lewis, Andy Zaltzman, but Andrew Maxwell. Far too many fun sponges in this line-up.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Scot 11.15, not Wales) Adam Gemili, Steve Sidwell, Aimee Willmott, Joe Fraser.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) The winning chefs prepare their courses for the banquet.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm; Wales 9.30) Jo Brand hosts, with Katy Balls and Ivo Graham.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 9pm, repeated 12.05am).
  • Beste Zangers Songfestival (, 9pm) Some of the best Dutch-language singers perform their songs. May also contain De Toppers, so be careful.
  • Eurovision at 60 (BBC4, 9.30) Repeat from 2015.
  • When Eurovision Goes Horridly Wrong (C5, 10pm) Cheap and nasty clip show from 2019.
  • Dana The Original Derry Girl (BBC4, 11pm) A profile of Rosemary Scallon, singer of 1970 winner "All kinds of everything". New to network TV.

Sign language interpretation

  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun)
  • 1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 3am Tue).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 12.45am Wed)
  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 1am Thu).
  • Freeze Out (ITV, 3am Thu).
  • Ffasiwn Bildar (S4C, 12 noon Fri).
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