TV Guide 2021-05-15

Better late than never, it's Eurovision Song Contest week! (RTÉ2, BBC4, and online worldwide at, Tue and Thu).

Domestically, it's the final week of Great Local Menu (BBC2, from Mon), and the grand finals of Taskmaster (C4, Thu) and Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, Thu).

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


Saturday 15 May

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.55) Five episodes.
  • Mastermind Selebs Cymru (S4C, 5pm) Repeated from Christmas night.


  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (ITV, 7pm; VM1, 7.30) Stephen Mulhern is in Barry. That's the place in the Vale of Glamorgan.
  • Alan Carr's Epic Game Show (ITV, 7.30) Celebrity Name That Tune, with Shane Richie, Gabby Logan, Vick Hope, and Richard Blackwood.
  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 7.40) This week's guest star is Heather Small. Subject to delay or cancellation if the men's football goes to extra time.
  • Game of Talents (ITV, 8.30) Nick Grimshaw and Clara Amfo. VM1 has the episode from two weeks ago at 8pm.
  • Home Advantage (RTE1, 8.40).
  • Oci Oci Oci! (S4C, 10.50) Repeat from 2019.

Weekend repeats


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Two episodes, from Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30).
  • Survivor (TG4, 2.50) From Wednesday, and only on Ireland.
  • All that Glitters (BBC2, 5pm) From Tuesday.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Game of Talents (ITV, 11.25); In for a Penny (ITV, 12.40) From last night.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 1.30) From Friday.
  • Taskmaster (E4, 11.30) From Thursday.

Sunday 16 May

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Ninja Warrior Down Under (ITV, 1.10).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6.30) Rev Richard Coles, Toyah Willcox, Sharron Davies.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm) Cold, wet, miserable. Bank holiday weekend, there.

Bonus feature

  • How Not to be Lonely (S4C, 9pm) Myfanwy Alexander from Round the Islands Quiz tries to find the antidote to loneliness. Does it involve internet calls with a teacher from Staffordshire?

Weekday Daytimes

  • Top Class (CBBC, 11.25am) The 2018 series continues.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 1pm; not We).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Richard Madeley (Mo-Tu), John Inverdale (We-Fr).
  • Unbeatable (BBC1, 2.15; Fr 1.45).
  • The Answer Trap (C4, 3pm).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Classic episodes with Warwick Davis.
  • Ellen's Game of Games (ITV2, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC2, 3pm Mo, Tu; 3.20 We; NI not Tu).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45; NI 3.10 Tu).
  • 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; NI 6.45 Tu) A winners' week, with Hugh Dennis, Sarah Greene, Nish Kumar, Holly Walsh.
  • Masterchef Junior (W, 7pm).

Monday 17 May

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) David and Myfanwy play Val and Alan.
  • Home Advantage (RTE2, 7.20) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC1 Scotland, 7.35) Repeat from BBC Scotland last week.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Finals week begins, with your starter for starters.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; NI 12.30 Fri-into-Sat) Extended repeat from Friday, with Romesh Ranganathan, Jo Brand, Lemn Sissay.
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 10.30) Another chance to see last year's celebrity series.
  • Drag Race Down Under (BBC1, 11.35; Wales 12.05am, Scotland 12.10am) Girl group sing off.

Eurovision Song Contest

Tuesday 18 May

  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1, 12.35am; Wales 1.05am, not Scotland) Repeat from Saturday.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 5pm) With songwriter Mae Muller.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35) Repeats.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 7pm; NI 7pm Wed) Fish course.
  • All That Glitters (BBC2, 8pm; NI 9pm Wed) Pearl earrings.
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2021 (, RTÉ2 tv, RTÉ Radio 1, BBC4, 8pm) No commentary. RTÉ tv: Marty Whelan. RTÉ radio: Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski. BBC tv: Rylan Clark-Neal, Scott Mills, Chelcee Grimes.
  • Celebrity Bake Off Classic (C4, 8pm) Jeremy Paxman, Joe Wilkinson, Sally Lindsay, Georgia Toffolo.
  • Lego Masters Usa (E4, 9pm) Super bridges.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm) Gyles Brandreth, Scarlett Moffatt, Katherine Ryan, Ed Gamble.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Next, with Lucy Porter, Frankie Boyle, Ross Noble.
  • Glow Up (BBC1 11.45; NI 12.55am Thu-into-Fri) Shimmery eyes.

Wednesday 19 May

  • Taskmaster (C4, 1.55am) Repeat from last Thursday.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) Seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Main course.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Recycled.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC Scotland, 10pm) A tenement in Leith.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.28) "I need a dance partner".

Bonus feature

  • Eurovision Song Contest The Story of Fire Saga (RTÉ1, 9.35) Last year's movie comedy, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. Only available on Ireland.

Britain's Brightest Family

Thursday 20 May

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England, 12.30) Repeat from last Friday.
  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Samuel Pepys.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) Private chefs.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Desserts.
  • Eurovision Song Contest (, RTÉ2, BBC4, 8pm) Commentators as Tuesday.
  • Brightest Celebrity Family (ITV, 8.30) The grand final.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) The grand final.
  • There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Richard E Grant, Desiree Burch, Rob Brydon.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Catherine Bohart, Ed Byrne (comedian), Darren Harriott, Rhys James, Felicity Ward.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Katherine Ryan, Lawrence Chaney, Catherine Tyldesley, Maya Jama.
  • Quizness (C4, 11.35) Repeat from last Friday.

Friday 21 May

  • 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 England, 7.35; elsewhere 8.05) Denise Lewis, Paul Sculthorpe, Kevin Phillips, Goldie Sayers.
  • Tom Allen's Quizness (C4, 8pm) Egg fried rice and Katie Price.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm; not NI) The Banquet. Last in the series.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1 England, 8.05) A repeat, with Guz Khan.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Richard Ayoade hosts, with Richard Osman but Sayeeda Warsi.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) A repeat, with Jon Richardson, Joe Wilkinson, Lee Mack, Katherine Ryan, Brett Domino.
  • Epic Game Show (ITV, 12.05) Repeat from last Saturday.

Bonus features

  • The A-Z of Eurovision (BBC4, 9pm); Eurovision at 60 (BBC4, 10pm). Repeats from 2020 and 2015, respectively.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 9.30am Sat) Two episodes.
  • 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).
  • Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters (C4, 4am Sat).
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