TV Guide 2022-03-26

It's finals week on Dancing with the Stars (RTE1, Sun) and Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, Sun), and banquet week on Great Local Menu (BBC2, Mon-Fri). Radio's most intellectual quiz returns, Kirsty Lang takes the chair of Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, Mon).

Small thrills: The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge with Sandi Toksvig (More4, Sun) builds a miniature house, complete with tiny food. On Thursday, Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars (BBC1) tries to find someone worthy of his investment. He still owes us for the time we wasted on Bank Balance. Speaking of wasted time, Have I Got News for You is back (BBC1, Fri).

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


Saturday 26 March

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.55am) First time these episodes have been shown on Channel 3.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 4pm); The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.30) but the latter's got Giles Coren and Rachel Johnson.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 4.15) Seen elsewhere last night.
  • Bridge of Lies (BBC1, 4.45) Ross Kemp helps another group of friends and family find the path to truth.


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) Joining Stephen Mulhern are Tony Audenshaw, Tamzin Outhwaite, Phil Tufnell.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6.30) Anne Diamond (radar), Shivi Ramoutar (Sex and the City), Eilidh McIntyre (Karl Lagerfeld), Chris McCausland (Pearl Jam).
  • The Wall (BBC1, 7pm) Ceri and Craig from Barry.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 7pm) Michael Bublé performs, Anna Maxwell Martin announces.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.45) Food: Penny Smith, Sean Wilson, Romy Gill, Kwoklyn Wan, Paul Rankin, Ed Baines, Briony May-Williams, Kim-Joy Hewlett.
  • Starstruck (ITV, 8.30) The last heat.
  • Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (ITV, 10pm) Carol Vorderman, Judi Love, Joe Swash, Shane Richie.

Weekend repeats


  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) From Friday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 2pm; not Wales) Two episodes.
  • Dancing with the Stars (RTÉ1, 3.45) From last Sunday.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) From Thursday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12 noon).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) "And that's what matters, if you're Gyles Brandreth."
Dancing on Ice

Sunday 27 March - Mothering Sunday

Clocks go forward overnight, and we lose an hour's sleep.

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.55am) First time these episodes have been shown on Channel 3.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Masked Singer Us (ITV, 3.05).


  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 6pm) Filling a very awkward gap.
  • One and Six Zeros (C4, 6pm) This week's team is from Manchester.
  • Dancing with the Stars (RTÉ1, 6.30) The live final.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) The live final.
  • Lego Masters Usa (E4, 7pm) "Make and Shake".
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 8pm) More choirs.
  • The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge with Sandi Toksvig (More4, 9pm) A Regency-themed dining room.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Tu 12.30; Scot 11.15am Thu).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC2, 1pm; not Fr); Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; not Fr, Wales 2.35 Tue) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm); Lingo (ITV, 3pm); Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm); The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Stephen Fry.
  • Bridge of Lies (BBC1, 4.30; not Fr).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; not Fr) New episodes.
  • Fame in the Family (C4, 5.30) Christopher Biggins (Wed) and Martin Offiah (Thu) from the very obvious guests category, sportsman Will Bayley (Tue) is a bit different.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; Fr 5.50 in Wales, 6.30 7pm elsewhere) Babatunde Aleshe, Richie Anderson, Jo Caulfield, Carol Smillie.
  • Masterchef Usa (W, 6pm) A new series begins here.
  • Lightning (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 7pm, not Wales).
  • Eggheads (C5, 6.30) This week's teams: Chicklets, Thorpe Thinkers, Life's Too Short, Kinder Maxi, Motley Crew.
  • Masterchef Down Under (BBC3, 7pm).
Great British Menu

Monday 28 March

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Another chance to hear the 2011 series.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Wales and the Midlands meet in the first match.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Lucy Porter, Shaparak Khorsandi, Julian Clary, Paul Merton.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Semi 5: Ireland in the Spanish Civil War, Pulp, Brian Clough, and works in Tara Gillesbie's My Immortal universe.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Semi-final 2.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 9pm) Picking food for a banquet.
  • The Drop (BBC3, 9pm) Skater action. Can we be any more obvious?
  • Quizzy Mondays (, 9pm) A review of the night's action.
  • The Wall (BBC1, 11.05; Scot 11.35, NI 12.05am) Repeat from Saturday.

Bonus feature

W, the channel sometimes known as Watch, comes to Freeview today. It's mostly factual entertainment - some repeats from the BBC, some shows bought in, some commissioned. Game shows on the channel include imported Masterchef All Over The Anglophone World and all the repeats of civilian Tipping Point you can eat. They've also got repeats of The Bill, and make long-running observational documentaries One Born Every Minute and Inside the Ambulance. Not our bag of chips, might be yours.

Tuesday 29 March

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2018.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Fish.
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Ruby Wax, Gareth Malone, Laura Whitmore, Yung Filly.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Another group of cooks enters.
  • Unforgivable (Dave, 10pm) AJ Odudu, Jessica Knappett, Jason Manford. Last in the series.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.20; not NI) Repeat from Friday.

Wednesday 30 March

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Masterchef Goes Large (BBC1, 8pm) In a crossover with a somewhat more popular show, this week's guest judge is Roly from Hey Duggee!. He's bought some potatoes.
  • Glow Up Ireland (BBC3, 8pm) Your worst fears. First shown on RTÉ2 last year.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 9pm) Alison Steadman is the guest judge. Guess they couldn't afford the Teletubbies.
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC1, 9pm; Wales 10.35) Reviving shops in Salisbury.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Origins and Openings, repeated.

Bonus features

  • Oti Mabuse's Dancing Legends (Radio 4, 11.30am) This week, the Strictly star talks with Michael Flatley from Riverdance.
  • Itopia (S4C, 5.35) A glimmer of hope for Lwsi and Zac.

Thursday 31 March

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Whodunnit.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) Maternity wear.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) Guest judge Huw Edwards, thank you.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars (BBC1, 9pm) Another blimmin' cookery show! This time, the pottymouthed host takes 12 would-be food businessfolk, and gives them silly things to do. We start in Newquay, home to Phillip Schofield and some surfing.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A classic episode with Maisie Adam, Angela Barnes, Rhys James, Eshaan Akbar, Alasdair Beckett-King.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Vernon Kay, Fleur East, Rickie Haywood-Williams, Nick Grimshaw.
  • Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (ITV, 10.45; not STV, Border; HTV Wales 11.40); Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 12.05am; not NI) Repeats from the weekend.
Have I Got News for You

Friday 1 April

FIFA's inability to pull balls out of bags in a timely manner meant House of Games was delayed everywhere except Wales, and Lightning is held to a later date.

  • Guess What? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) A remake of Twenty Questions from 1998.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC2 Wales, 5.05; elsewhere 5.15) A classic "Couples" episode.
  • Gwrach y Rhibyn (S4C, 5.35) The final in the series.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Joe Marler, Fran Halsall, Joe Choong, Tom Scudamore.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 7.30; not Wales) The big banquet from Alexandra Palace, with Mary Berry and Prue Leith.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8pm) The unseen bits.
  • Masterchef Goes Large (BBC1, 8.30) The quarter-final includes guests from Masterchef Goes Large history.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Clive Myrie takes part in BBC Job Swap, with Andy Hamilton but Helen Lewis on the panel.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.05) A classic episode; I Literally Just Told You (C4, 12.05am) The one where the contestants don't do well.

Sign language interpretation

  • Winning Combination (ITV, 3am Sat).
  • Moneybags (C4, approx 5am Sat, Thu, Fri).
  • Love Bites (ITV2, 9am Sat).
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 2.20).
  • Alphabetical (ITV, 5.05am Sun).
  • Don't Rock the Boat (ITV, 3am Mon).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Fri).
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 6am Mon-Fri)
  • Best Young Artist (CBBC, 2.30 Mon-Fri).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, approx 1am Tue-Fri).
  • Masterchef (BBC2, 3.40am Tue, 1.55am and 2.55am Wed).
  • The Great Cookbook Challenge (C4, 1.25am Tue).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 12.55am Wed).


Lineup for the game show specialist channel.


  • The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; Family Fortunes 11.30; All Star Family Fortunes 1.30; Strike it Lucky 3pm; The Cube 4pm; The Chase 5pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 5am.


  • The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; The Price is Right 11.30am; Blockbusters 12.30; Family Fortunes 2pm; Catchphrase 3pm; The Chase 5pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 10pm; The Chase 11pm.


  • The Chase 7am; Play Your Cards Right 10am; The Price is Right 11am; Wheel of Fortune 12 noon; Catchphrase 1pm; Family Fortunes 2pm (Fri The Cube); Blankety Blank 3pm (not Fri); Bullseye 5pm; Tenable 6pm; Pointless 7pm; The Chase 8pm; Who Wants to be a Millionaire 10pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 12 midnight; Bullseye 5am.


Français viewers can appreciate 40 ans de chansons de Céline Dion (F2, Sat), featuring all of the best songs dug up from a potato field in Connemara. TF1's occasional quiz Une famille en or is on Tuesday, after the men's football. On Friday, TF1 has a new series of Mask Singer, their take on "The Masked Singer".

Nederlands viewers might enjoy Last family standing (NPO3, Sat), families try to survive in the wilderness and complete challenges for cash.

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