TV Guide 2021-04-17

Look who's back! Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (ITV, Sat) sees Stephen Mulhern unleashed to wreak yet more silliness on the streets. Glow Up comes back (BBC1, Tue), more make-up to make up. And there's old episodes of Top Class (CBBC, weekdays).

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

In for a Penny


Saturday 17 April

Schedules are particularly subject to change, given the funeral of Prince Philip this afternoon. This listing's accurate to Thursday afternoon.

  • The Dog Ate My Homework Christmas Special (BBC2, 6.45am).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Bob Mills, Kath Merry, Des Kelly, and Justin Moorhouse.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.50).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 2.20) Five episodes.


  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (ITV, 7pm) Stephen Mulhern is in Sheffield.
  • Game of Talents (ITV, 7.30).
  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 7.35) Nadine Coyle is this week's guest star. Subject to delay or cancellation if the football lasts longer than scheduled.
  • Home Advantage (RTE1, 8.30).
  • Alan Carr's Epic Game Show (ITV, 8.30) The Price is Right.
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 9.30) "It's just like Groundhog Day", as Ball 35 says.

Weekend repeats


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Two episodes, from Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) Hugo Rifkind, Susie McCabe, Daliso Chaponda, and reigning Pro-Celebrity Face/Off champion Lucy Porter.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (VM1, 6pm) Seen on ITV on Thursday.
  • All that Glitters (BBC2, 6.10) From Tuesday.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 9.30am) From Friday.
  • In for a Penny (ITV, 12 noon, earlier than in listings mags) From last night.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From last Monday.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 1pm) From last Wednesday.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 5pm) Repeat from last Thursday. Not in listings mags.
  • This is My House (BBC1, 11.30; not Scotland) From Thursday.
  • Taskmaster (E4, 11.35) From Thursday.
  • Game of Talents (ITV, 12.05am) Postponed from lunchtime in favour of live horse racing.

Sunday 18 April

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8am).
  • Hewlfa Drysor (S4C, 10am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Scotland, 11.30am, elsewhere 12 noon).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1 Scotland, 12.15).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Fern Britton, The Fabulous Iain Stirling, Mark-Francis Vandelli.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2 NI, 10pm); QI XL (BBC2 NI, 11pm) Shown elsewhere earlier in the month.

Top Class

Weekday Daytimes

  • Ken Bruce (Radio 2, from 9.30) Not only does he have radio's most popular quiz Popmaster (10.30), but Tracks of My Years features the musical selections of Dick and Dom (after 11am).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30).
  • Top Class (CBBC, 11.35am) Classic episodes from 2017. This series was partly repeated on the Red Button last summer.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Wales 3pm Fri).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Amol Rajan (Mo-Tu), Chris Packham (We-Fr).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Sally Lindsay hosts. This week's teams are Post Busters, The Gameshow Must Go On, Mancunian Jacks, Tries the Limit, and The Merry Burys.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) More new episodes.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) With Nicki Chapman, Vick Hope, Gethin Jones, Tim Vine.

Monday 19 April

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) North England and South England.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Tom Allen with Josie Lawrence, Mark Watson, Paul Merton, Felicity Ward.
  • Home Advantage (RTE2, 7.30) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 5: Christopher Eccleston, Metallica, Beatrix Potter, Greco-Prussian wars.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8.30) Semi-final 6: Pitt the Younger, The Bridge, Grand National, Joe Orton.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Extended repeat from Friday, with Adrian Dunbar, Katherine Ryan, Tim Shipman.

Glow Up

Tuesday 20 April

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.25am; NI 12.55am, Scot 1.15am) Repeat from Friday; premiere in Wales.
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2016.
  • Step Up to the Plate (CBBC, 5pm) Semi-final 2, day 1.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35) Repeats from series 2.
  • All That Glitters (BBC2, 8pm) A chain collar and a sweetheart brooch.
  • Celeb Bake Off Classic (C4, 8pm) James Acaster, Russell Tovey, Rylan Clark-Neal, Michelle Keegan, repeated.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm; not HTV Wales) A classic episode.
  • Snackmasters (C4, 9pm) A bowl of shreddies.
  • Lego Masters Usa (E4, 9pm) Space Smash.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm) Richard Madeley, Clare Balding, Joel Dommett, Kemah Bob.
  • The Challenge (MTV, 10.30).
  • Glow Up (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.45) Maya Jama hosts the make-up competition.

Wednesday 21 April

  • Taskmaster (C4, 12.10am) Repeat from last Thursday.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) Seen on BBC2 in 2019.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Tyne Tees Yorkshire this week.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC Scotland, 8pm) A silvery city apartment.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) It's summer week, so do wrap up.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Nonsense, with Holly Walsh.
  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 11.35; NI 12.20am, not Scot) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.35) The not-live reunion. Last in the series.

Thursday 22 April

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Dylan Thomas.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) Muscle massages.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Mains and desserts.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 8.30) The Ruddock Brothers against Colin Jackson.
  • This is My House (BBC1, 9pm) Joe Sugg and Richard Madeley try to find the real Clare.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) A kiwi fruit.
  • A League of Their Own Roadtrip (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Lawn bowls.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) With Big Narstie, Tom Grennan, Raye, Nick Grimshaw.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10.15) A classic episode.
  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4, 11pm) From 2016.

Friday 23 April - World Book Day

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2010 series continues.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Neil Delamere, Susie McCabe, Laura Lexx, Bruce Devlin.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.35; Scot, Wales 8.05) "Know Your Limits", highlights from the series.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC, 8.05; not Scot, Wales) Repeat, with Angela Scanlon.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Victoria Coren Mitchell moves to a less popular show, with Josh Widdicombe and Emma Dabiri.
  • I'll Get This Extra Helping (BBC2, 10pm) Another chance to see Eamonn Holmes, Stacey Solomon, Joe Sugg, Alice Levine, Phil Wang.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) A repeat, with Sean Lock, Paul Foot, Jon Richardson, Angela Barnes, John Cooper Clarke.
  • Epic Game Show (ITV, 11.05) Repeat from last Saturday.

Sign language interpretation

  • Brightest Family (ITV, 3.15am Sun) Careful: this is a civilian episode from 2019.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 1.30pm Mon)
  • Step Up to the Plate (CBBC, 2.25pm Tue)
  • Lingo (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3.15am Wed).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 3.20am Wed, Thu, Fri).
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 1.35am Thu)
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 1.30am Thu).
  • Alan Carr's Epic Game Show (ITV, 3.15am Thu) Repeats of last year's series.
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