TV Guide 2021-05-08

We wait weeks for a new daytime quiz to arrive, then two turn up at once. Unbeatable with Jason Manford (BBC1) The Answer Trap with Anita Rani (C4). In primetime, Tom Allen's Quizness (C4, Fri) is hosted by Tom Allen.

Two of the more established panel games return. Mock the Week (BBC2, Thu), and There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, Thu). Television's most honest talent show Got What It Takes? Is back (CBBC, Tue). New imports include Ninja Warrior Down Under (ITV, Sun), and Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, weekdays)

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


Saturday 8 May

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 2.25) Five episodes.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6.30; Scot 7.15) Kate Thornton, Nancy Lam, Dominic Skinner, Katy Wix. Last in the present series, and John Humphrys' last Mastermind show. Postponed to a later date in Scotland as the election coverage ran on a bit.
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 7pm; Scot 6.15 Sun).
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (ITV, 7pm; VM1, 7.30) Stephen Mulhern is in Chester.
  • House of Games (BBC2 Wales, 7.30) Seen elsewhere on Friday.
  • Alan Carr's Epic Game Show (ITV, 7.30) Celebrity Bullseye, with Angela Griffin, David Seaman, Chris Kamara, Fallon Sherrock, Wayne Mardle, Joe Cullen.
  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 7.45; Scot 8.25) Louise Redknapp is this week's guest star. Delayed in Scotland as the election coverage ran on a lot.
  • Home Advantage (RTE1, 8.30).
  • Game of Talents (ITV, 8.30) Jonathan Ross and Katherine Ryan. VM1 has the episode from two weeks ago at 8pm.

Weekend repeats


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Two episodes, from Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30).
  • Survivor (TG4, 6.05) From Wednesday, and only on Ireland.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Game of Talents (ITV, 12.30); In for a Penny (ITV, 3.15) From last night.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12.15) From Friday.
  • All that Glitters (BBC2, 3.45; not Wales) From Tuesday.
  • Taskmaster (E4, 11.15) From Thursday.

Sunday 9 May - Europe Day

  • Ninja Warrior Down Under (ITV, 12.30) Rebecca Maddern, Ben Fordham, and Freddie Flintoff present the show from Melbourne.
  • The Hit List (BBC1 Scotland, 6.15) Seen elsewhere last night.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7pm) Sam Thompson, Suzi Ruffell, Stephen Mangan.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm) A new series.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30).
  • Top Class (CBBC, 11.30am) We've moved on to 2018.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 1pm) Yes! Everyone's favourite teatime letters-based fun is back! In, er, repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Samira Ahmed (Mo-Tu), Richard Madeley (We-Fr).
  • Unbeatable (BBC1, 2.15; Fr 1.45) Jason Manford hosts as contestants seek the best answer of all.
  • The Answer Trap (C4, 3pm) Anita Rani hosts as teams sort answers into categories, but avoid the traps that belong to neither category.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Sally Lindsay hosts. This week's teams are Uni Tunes, Brace Brace Brace, Am Dram Thank You Mam, Post Busters, The 5Gs (repeat from 12 April).
  • Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC2, 3.15) Series 2, from sixteen years ago in early 2020.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; Mo 4.30, not HTV Wales or STV Fr) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) More new episodes.
  • Beat the Chef (C4, 5.30).
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) A winners' week, with Chizzy Akudolu, Miles Jupp, Amol Rajan, Ellie Taylor.

Monday 10 May

Waffle from Westminster is a late addition to the BBC One schedule. The knock-on effect is that BBC Two moves Best Home Cook and Eggheads forward to 3pm and 4pm respectively, and gains Antiques Road Trip and Pointless at 4.30 and 5.15.

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Stuart and Adele play Freya and Paddy.
  • Home Advantage (RTE2, 7.20) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC1 Scotland, 7.30) Repeat from BBC Scotland last week.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Extended repeat from Friday, with Steph McGovern, Zoe Lyons, John Pienaar.
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 10pm) Another chance to see last year's celebrity series.
  • Drag Race Down Under (BBC1, 11.40) Celebrity impressions.

Tuesday 11 May

  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 12.35am) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5pm) This year's competitors roll up to the music mansion. Anna Maynard is joined by new co-host and Bungalow irregular Melvin Odoom.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35) Repeats.
  • All That Glitters (BBC2, 8pm) Engagement ring.
  • Celebrity Bake Off Classic (C4, 8pm) Nick Hewer, Ricky Wilson, Stacey Solomon, Perri Kiely.
  • Lego Masters Usa (E4, 9pm) Mega city block.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm) David Baddiel, Oti Mabuse, Miles Jupp, Maisie Adam.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales) Non Sequiturs, with Miles Jupp, Deirdre O'Kane, Phill Jupitus.
  • I'll Get This (BBC2 Wales, 10pm) As seen elsewhere last Friday.
  • Glow Up (BBC1 England 10.45, Wales 10.50, Scot 11.05, NI 11.45) Social media.

Wednesday 12 May

  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) Seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) West country.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) A romper suit.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC Scotland, 10pm) Orkney and Shetland.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England, 11.15; NI 12.15am, not Wales, Scot) Repeat from last Friday.
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 11.45; not NI, Scot) Repeat from last weekend.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.45) "Betrayals are going to get exposed".

Thursday 13 May

  • Taskmaster (C4, 1am) Repeat from last Thursday.
  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Alexander Pope.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) Premium whisky subscriptions.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Mains and desserts.
  • A League of Their Own Roadtrip (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) More highlights.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 8.30) The second semi-final.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) Rubble.
  • There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) The film-based panel show returns.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) New series! With Maisie Adam, Angela Barnes, Rhys James, Eshaan Akbar, Alasdair Beckett-King.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) With Michelle Visage, Joe Swash, Alex Brooker, Maya Jama.

Friday 14 May

Another Johnson's Jibber-Jabber boots Pointless to the second channel and knocks Eggheads off-air.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The 2010 series continues.
  • Home is Where the Art Is (BBC1, 2.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Wales 8.30, not Scot) Know Your Limits, highlights of the series. Postponed from 16 April.
  • Quizness (C4, 8pm) Tom Allen invites people to look daft while answering questions.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales) A repeat, with Anneka Rice.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30) Colin Furze's the guest judge.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Romesh Ranganathan hosts, with Jo Brand on the panel for the first time since John Major was in office.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) A repeat, with Jon Richardson, Lucy Beaumont, Roisin Conaty, Joe Wilkinson, Bec Hill.

Sign language interpretation

  • Brightest Family (ITV, 3.15am Sun) A civilian episode from 2019.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 1.30pm Mon)
  • Lingo (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3.15am Wed).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8am Wed).
  • All That Glitters (BBC2, 12.15am Fri).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC2, 1.15am Fri).
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