TV Guide 2024-05-18

Great news for all stitchers: Sewing Bee is back! (BBC1, Tue). At the other end of the series, Masterchef crowns its champion (BBC1, Wed), and it's the end of The Fortune Hotel (ITV, Mon-Thu).

Grand final of Our Dream Farm with Matt Baker (C4, Sat). New on ITV, Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off (Sat). where Mr. Harriott asks chefs to come up with recipes inspired by their surroundings and cook them outside.

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


Saturday 18 May

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 8.30am).
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 10am) Repeat from 5 May.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am)
  • Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off (ITV, 11.40am) This week, Poppy O'Toole and Sam Grainger are at the Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. The contest - make the better dish - vies for time with Ainsley exploring the house and grounds.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 2.20) Five episodes.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.45) Repeat. Cancelled if the rugby goes to extra time.
  • Popmaster TV (More4, 4.05 and 5.10) Repeats from last week.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 4.30) A classic episode.
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 4.55) Repeat from last Sunday.


  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (ITV, 6pm) Roll it. Repeated at 1.55 tomorrow afternoon.
  • Celebrity Bridge of Lies (BBC1, 6.05) Chris McCausland, Richie Anderson, Sheree Murphy, Scarlette Douglas try not to get deaded by the Rossgo. Repeated late on Wednesday evening.
  • Our Dream Farm with Matt Baker (C4, 6.30) The three finalists look at a beaver enclosure.
  • In With a Shout (ITV, 6.30) Wheatleys from Dunstable and Parry from Abergavenny. Repeated at 5.10 tomorrow afternoon.
  • ITV's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 7.30). Repeated at 12.40 tomorrow afternoon.
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 7.35) Repeat from the 2021 series.
  • The 1% Club (ITV, 8.50) You're no Nikkie de Jager! Repeated late Tuesday night.

Sunday 19 May

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not Scotland).
  • The Wheel (W, 3pm) Three episodes repeated from the first series. At 4.20, it's Christmas Day.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 4.30) Midlands and South England. Repeated next Saturday at 11.30pm.


  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales) Repeat from last week.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Deal or No Deal (ITV, 7pm; not HTV Wales) Repeat.
  • I Kissed a Girl (BBC3, 9pm) A frosty group discussion.
  • The Piano (C4, 9pm) London Victoria.
  • The 1% Club (VM1, 9pm) First seen on ITV last year.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 11.15am Thu) New eps on Monday and Friday.
  • !mpossible (BBC2, 1pm) Repeats; Mastermind (BBC2, 1.45; Wales not Tue) Repeats from the 2021-22 series.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm; not Mon) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Pat Nevin. Repeated about 6am one-and-a-half working days later.
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • The Finish Line (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Come Dine with Me The Professionals (C4, 5pm) More local heats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes, with Josh Widdicombe.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Winners' week with Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Cariad Lloyd, Gareth Malone, Mike Wozniak.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 6pm) New episodes.
  • The Great Auction Showdown (5Select, 6pm and 7pm) This week, they're in North Yorkshire and Edinburgh.
  • Shark Tank (BBC3, early evening) Episodes from the American version of Dragons' Den, some of which feature Peter Jones (3).

Monday 20 May

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm) Classic episodes. This one's from 2008, with Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary, Chris Addison
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) From Oxford, where Rachel Parris and Richard Coles play Tony Hawks and Alexander Armstrong. The guest host is Jack Dee.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC1 Scotland, 7pm) Central: Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Falkirk.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) The finalists go to Singapore.
  • Dubhlain DIY (BBC Alba, 8.30).
  • I Kissed a Girl (BBC3, 9pm) Chemistry tests.
  • Popmaster TV (More4, 9pm) Heat 1.
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 9pm) Artistic talents. Repeated 11.40pm, and signed repeat at 3am.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.40; Wales 11.10, NI 11.40) Extended repeat from Friday, with Glenn Moore, Jess Phillips, and a guest host.
  • Glow Up (BBC1, 11.25; Wales 11.55am, Scotland 12.10am, NI 12.25am) The grand final. Repeated from BBC3.

Tuesday 21 May

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm) A tub of lard.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Cheffy food for chefs.
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm) Esme Young and Patrick Grant welcome new host Kiell Smith-Bynoe. This first episode features challenges recycled from series one.
  • Popmaster TV (More4, 9pm) Heat 2. Both episodes repeated from 6.55 on Friday.
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 9pm) A rum turn.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Attempting to get the approval of Gorgon Ramsay's 100 social media followers. What will the bot say?

Wednesday 22 May

In a 5pm announcement, Rishi Sunak demonstrates that suits do not repel water in heavy rain. And that there will be an election on 4 July. This took The Chase off air, shifted Pointless to BBC2, and moved The Finish Line to the i-player.

  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) The grand final.
  • Race Across the World (BBC1, 9pm) Through Sumatra.
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 9pm) Think in sync.

Thursday 23 May

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm).
  • Unspeakable (Radio 4, 6.30) Another chance to hear the pilot episode.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm; not Wales) Repeat.
  • Wales' Home of the Year (BBC1 Wales, 8pm) Repeat of the 2023 series.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "Assistantbury".
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 9pm) The grand final involves a riddle and a speedboat - but only if they can hit 101 or more in six darts.

Friday 24 May

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm) Warwick, first heard in summer 2022.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8pm; not NI, Wales) Repeat with Claudia Winkleman, Kate Bottley, Sara Barron, and Ed Gamble.
  • Double the Money (C4, 8pm) Events and food as the teams try to reach £2000.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Host is Amol Rajan, with guests Richard Osman and Phil Panel.
  • Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm) Repeat.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Trundling, repeat.

Sign language interpretation

  • Next Level Chef (Usa) (ITV, 3am Sun).
  • Deal or No Deal (ITV, 5.05am Sun).
  • Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off (ITV, 5.10am Sun).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 8am Mon, Tue, 8.30am Wed).
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 3am Tue, Wed; 3.25am Thu; 3am Fri) Same night repeat.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 12.05am Wed).
  • Wheel of Fortune (C4, 5.05am Wed).
  • The Piano (C4, 11.05pm Wed).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 12.45am Thu).



7am The Chase 9am Bruce's Price is Right 10am Supermarket Sweep 11am Famous Family Fortunes 1pm Cash Trapped 3pm Tenable 6pm The Chase 11pm Bullseye 4am The Chase


7am Scrapheap Challenge 10am The Crystal Maze 11am Play Your Cards Right 12 noon Dickinson's Real Deal 1pm Blankety Blank 3pm Cash Trapped 5pm Tenable 7pm The Chase

Monday - Friday

7am The Chase 10am Through the Keyhole 11am Pointless Celebrities 12 noon Cash Trapped 1pm Tenable 2pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 3pm Catchphrase 4pm Through the Keyhole 5pm Bullseye 7pm Cash Trapped 8pm The Chase 10pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire 11pm Bullseye 12 midnight Through the Keyhole 1am Cash Trapped 2am The Chase 4am Who Wants to be a Millionaire 5am Bullseye

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