TV Guide 2024-05-11

It's the Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday (RTÉ1, BBC1, BBC Radio 2, RTÉ 2fm, signed on BBC Red Button). More talent on Sunday night as Côr Cymru concludes (S4C), and Glow Up finds its winner (BBC3, Wed).

So that viewers don't miss out, ITV's Got Talent shifts to Sunday. The Fortune Hotel (ITV, from Mon) asks Stephen Mangan to keep tabs on white briefcases. Popmaster TV (More4, Mon, Tue) starts a new series with celebrity editions. Desert Island Discs features Greg Davies from Taskmaster (Radio 4, Sun).

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Saturday 11 May

All Things Eurovision

  • Eurovision in the 90s (MTV90s, 11am), Eurovision's Greatest Hits (MTV Live 2pm), BBC Eurovision Entries (MTV Hits, 5pm) Bucks Fizz and ABBA (MTV80s, 7pm) The music channels do what they do: pump out tunes to an audience of literally a few people.
  • Your Ultimate ABBA Song (Radio 2, 1pm) Gary Davies kicks off an afternoon of fun, followed by Michelle Visage's Eurovision All-Stars (3pm) and All Request Eurovision Party with Owain Wyn Evans (6pm).
  • The Weakest Link Eurovision Special (BBC1, 5.35) First shown over Christmas 2022, with Duncan James, Cheryl Baker, Sonia, Scott Mills, Tia Kofi, Lauren Layfield, Kate Robbins, and Sarah Cawood.
  • Doctor Who Eurovision Special (BBC1, 6.20) The bogeyman is back, and he's terrorising Abbey Road. That's no way to talk about Martin Österdahl!
  • Marty Whelan's Eurovision Legends (RTÉ1, 6.55) Featuring Johnny Logan, Linda Martin, Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington, Charlie McGettigan, Eimear Quinn, and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • Eurovision Song Contest Final (RTÉ1, BBC1, BBC Radio 2, RTÉ 2fm, most public service broadcasters around the world, sign language interpretation on BBC Red Button) Live coverage from Malmö as Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman try to keep Martin Österdahl in better order. With commentary from Marty Whelan, Graham Norton, Scott Mills, Rylan, Zybziek Zalinski, Neil Doherty. Worldwide feeds are plentiful, we loosely recommend because they can cope with peaks in demand.
  • Eurovision After Party with OJ Borg (Radio 2, sometime after 11pm) Discussion and fun; followed by Sam Ryder's Greatest Voices (2am).
  • Eurovision After Party (RTÉ 2fm, 12.15am) 2fm's automatic midnight cutoff has been suspended, and they'll fill with chat and choons to 1am.

Everything else

  • Runaround (Talking Pictures, 8.30am).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am)
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 1.30) A classic episode.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 2.55) Five episodes.
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 5.35) Repeat from last Sunday.
  • Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny (ITV, 6.30) Romance or Showmance. Bit close to home? Repeated on ITV2 at 2pm tomorrow afternoon.
  • In With a Shout (ITV, 7pm) Hinds from London and Woolliscrofts from Manchester. Repeated at 5.10 tomorrow afternoon.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 7.30) Double points Friday is on a Saturday this week.
  • Our Dream Farm with Matt Baker (C4, 8pm) If you're dodging Eurovision, Matt has a fascinating lecture on rotational grazing systems.
  • You Heard it Here First (Radio 4, 11pm) Donna Preston, Jon Long, Glenn Moore, Sara Pascoe.

Sunday 12 May

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Wheel (W, 3pm) Another big signing for BBC Studios' commercial arm - it's the first three episodes of Michael McIntyre's big quiz. Repeated from autumn 2020.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 4.30) Wales and Northern Ireland. Repeated next Saturday at 11.30pm.


  • Race Across the World (BBC2, 6pm; not Wales) Repeat from last week.
  • Deal or No Deal (ITV, 6.40; not HTV Wales) Repeat.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 7pm) Repeat, with Paddy McGuinness, Coleen Nolan, Joe Thomas, Ellie Taylor.
  • Côr Cymru (S4C, 7.30) The grand final.
  • ITV's Got Talent (VM1 and ITV, 7.40) The Saturday heat shuffles to Sunday because they want viewers to see their show and Eurovision. Which is fair enough.
  • The Piano (C4, 9pm) Edinburgh.
  • The 1% Club (VM1, 9pm) First seen on ITV last year.

Bonus feature

  • Desert Island Discs (Radio 4, 10am) Greg Davies from Taskmaster talks to Lauren Laverne about his life; he also selects eight records, a book, and a luxury for entertainment if he were cast away on a desert island.

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; two eps Fri) Repeats from the 2021-22 series.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Sunetra Sarker. Repeated about 6am one-and-a-half working days later.
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm; not Wed, Thu, Fri) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; not Wed, Thu, Fri) Repeats. Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 4.30 Wed, Thu, Fri) replaces later in the week.
  • 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 Gabby Logan.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Winners' week with Yasmine Akram, Stephen Mangan, Ingrid Oliver, and Tom Rosenthal.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 6pm) New episodes.
  • The Great Auction Showdown (5Select, 6pm and 7pm) This week, they're in Oxford and Berkshire.
  • Love Island Games (ITVB, 10pm) Also available on the ITV Hub and previously shown on VM2.

Monday 13 May

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm) Classic episodes. This one's from 2008, with Paul Merton, Tony Hawks, Shaparak Khorsandi, Ian McMillan.
  • 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, still the fifth-best host they've ever had.
  • Scotland's Home of the Year (BBC1 Scotland, 8.30) Highlands and Islands: Aviemore, Stornoway, Lewis.
  • Dubhlain DIY (BBC Alba, 8.30) Derek "Pluto" Murray hosts an amateur DIY competition. We'll give you all the equipment and materials you need - but instructions are not included. Hijinks ensue.
  • I Kissed a Girl (BBC3, 9pm) Two episodes, where home truths are spoken, and someone walks through the door.
  • Popmaster TV (More4, 9pm) Celebrities 1: The music quiz returns, with Toyah Willcox, Richard Blackwood, Sally Lindsay, Mistajam, and Kimberly Wyatt.
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 9pm) Stephen Mangan hosts a game of chase the lady at a Caribbean resort. Repeated 11.50pm, 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 Mel Giedroyc, Daliso Chaponda, but Helen Lewis.
  • Glow Up (BBC1, 11.25; Wales 11.55am, Scotland 12.10am, NI 12.25am) Repeated from BBC3.

Tuesday 14 May

  • Hidden Treasures (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm) The antiques quiz from 1998.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) A celebration dinner filled with ingredients one dislikes.
  • Popmaster TV (More4, 9pm) Celebrities 2: Nikki Fox, Gareth Malone, Jean Johansson, Nish Kumar, and Claire Richards.
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 9pm) Room service cocktails are undrinkable. No surprise there.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Scallops and souffles.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) A classic episode.

Wednesday 15 May

  • Say the Word (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm) Frank Delaney's language quiz from 2001.
  • Glow Up (BBC3, 8pm) The grand final.
  • Race Across the World (BBC1, 9pm) Through Malaysia to Sumatra.
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 9pm) Day three, and it's time for a "shocking" "twist" that will shake the hotel to its core.

Thursday 16 May

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Theatrics.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) "The umbrella wink".
  • The Fortune Hotel (ITV, 9pm) Suspicions grow about who is hiding the fortune.

Friday 17 May

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 2pm, 8pm) Gonville and Caius Cambridge, first heard in summer 2022.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 7.30) Someone else's dish, but better.
  • Double the Money (C4, 8pm) Hook a duck.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Host is Annie Passin-Seleb, with guests Jess Phillips and Glenn Moore. Over on BBC4, Top of the Pops has the Divine Prince Lord Billiam of Idol.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales) QI VG part 2, highlights from the U-series.

Sign language interpretation

  • Eurovision Song Contest (BBC Red Button, 8pm Sat) Live.
  • Next Level Chef (Usa) (ITV, 3am 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, 1.05am 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 - Thursday

7am The Chase 10am Bridge of Lies 11am Pointless Celebrities 12 noon Cash Trapped 1pm Tenable 2pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 3pm Catchphrase 4pm Blockbusters 5pm Bullseye 6pm Bridge of Lies 7pm Cash Trapped 8pm The Chase 10pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire 11pm Bullseye 12 midnight Blockbusters 1am Cash Trapped 2am The Chase 4am Who Wants to be a Millionaire 5am Bullseye


As Monday, except 4pm Blockbusters 5.30 Bullseye 6pm Bridge of Lies, then as Monday. This completes the 1984 series of Blockbusters, and leaves space for Through the Keyhole next week.

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