TV Guide 2020-05-30

After many weeks of waiting, Alan Carr begins his new series of Epic Gameshow (sic) (ITV, Sat). Gêm Gartre is a new sports quiz (S4C, Fri).

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Saturday 30 May

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bake Off (RTE1, 12.05) From 2015.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.30) Five episodes.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.50; not Wales) Camilla Kerslake.
  • The Talk Sport Quiz (Talk Sport, 6pm).
  • Dress to Impress (VM2, 6pm); Yankee Love Island (VM3, 6pm); Survivor (TG4, 6.05) Only available on Ireland.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 6pm) Repeat.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 7pm)
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.55) Sitcoms, with Richard Gibson, Kim Hartman, Ewen Macintosh, Patrick Baladi, Nina Wadia, Abdullah Afzal, Perry Benson, Jeffrey Holland.
  • Eurovision Again (EBU on youtube, 8pm) The greatest contest ever last time, Riga 2003, with an ending even Jon Ola Sand couldn't script. But where this week?
  • Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow (sic) (VM1 and ITV, 8.15) Play Your Cards Right, with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes; Chris and Rosie Ramsey; Ore and Portia Oduba; Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus.

Weekend repeats


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 11.30), The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • My Generation (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12 noon) From last Monday.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 1pm) From Thursday.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 1.05) From Thursday.
  • Epic Gameshow (ITV, 1.30) From last night.
  • Got Talent (ITV, 2.30; VM1, 3.45) From last night.

Sunday 31 May

  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12 noon) Another chance to see the charity shop challenge.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon; not NI).
  • Celebrity Deal or No Deal (C4, 4.15) Another chance to see James Corden from Gavin and Stacey.


  • Takeshi's Castle (Nickelodeon, 6pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 6.30) Adam Garcia and chums, repeated.
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7pm) String 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).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8.15; not NI) The Inventions, episode 2.
  • Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft (C4, 8.15) Martin Kemp chooses a winner.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (VM1, 9pm) Seen elsewhere earlier in the month.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 10.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales, 11.45; elsewhere 12.15).
  • Top Class (BBC Red Button, 12.40) The end of series 2, and into series 3.
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) The 30th birthday championship, repeated from January 2013.
  • Tenable, Tipping Point, The Chase (ITV, from 3pm) Repeats.
  • Blokken (, 4.20).
  • Antiques Road Trip, Pointless (BBC2, from 4.30) Repeats.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) One-hour episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) New episodes of the cracking quiz.
  • Classic Countdown (More4, 6.05) Repeating shows from May 2018.

Monday 1 June

Holiday for Republic of Ireland Challenge +1 closes for satellite and cable viewers. The main Challenge channel remains on all platforms.

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) From 2005.
  • My Generation (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) A classic episode from July 2019, with Tim, Miles Jupp, Rachel Parris, and Harry Hill.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.35; not Wales) Jay Blades and chums, repeated.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10.15; not NI) Another vintage repeat.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm); Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.45; NI 12.25am) Potentially expanded repeats from last Friday.

Bonus feature

  • Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide (BBC2, 9pm) This week with the London Sewage System.

Tuesday 2 June

  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm) Clive Anderson's improvised comedy series from 1988.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm) Another chance to see the series from a couple of years ago.
  • Bake Off The Professionals (C4, 8pm) Millefeulle that look like eggs.
  • I'll Get This Extra Helping (BBC2, 10pm) A classic episode with Josh Widdicombe, Gemma Collins, Adrian Chiles, Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom, Holly Walsh.
  • The Challenge Total Madness (MTV, 11pm) A prank goes wrong.

Wednesday 3 June

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.30am; NI 1.30am).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) The 2009 series nears its conclusion.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Marc.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Ruffus were right: the 80s are coming back.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) A classic episode with Sara Pascoe.

Bonus feature

  • Bradley Walsh Happy 60th Birthday (ITV, 9pm; VM1, 9pm Thu) A special on the illustrious career of the Wheel of Fortune host.

Thursday 4 June

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm).
  • Glow Up (BBC3 online, 7pm).
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 8pm) John Barnes (rapper) v Matt Le Tissier (Countdown winner).
  • Bake Off (RTÉ2, 8.10) Last year's Channel 4 series arrives on Irish screens.
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm) Ruff and Reddy, with Tom Allen, Susan Calman, Zoe Lyons, and Alan Davies as the token straight.

Friday 5 June

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 2pm) Classic episodes from 2012.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Hugo Rifkind, Lucy Porter, Andy Zaltzman, and Jen Brister. Last in the present series.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Scot 11.25) Rory Burns, Emily Diamond, Mark Foster, and Robbie Hunter-Paul help start the new series.
  • Gêm Gartre (S4C, 8pm) A quiz for sports people and sports fans, in aid of charity. Owain Gywnedd hosts.

Sign language interpretation

  • Babushka (ITV, 3am Sun).
  • Don't Ask Me Ask The Viewers (ITV, 3am Mon) The live show with the topics from (er) May 2017.
  • Culinary Genius (ITV, 3am Tue).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 12.30am Wed).
  • Freeze Out (ITV, 3am Thu).
  • Ffasiwn Bildar (S4C, 12 noon Fri).
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