BBC One Today Thursday 18 May 2023

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What’s On BBC One Today Thursday 18 May 2023

A full run down of everything airing on BBC One today.


With Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty

Rip Off Britain


How scammers ruined a woman’s credit rating

Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville report on the woman whose credit rating was ruined after scammers took out multiple mobile phone contracts in her name. She only found out when she tried to apply for a mortgage

Frontline Fightback


Cyberattacks on small businesses

How a young couple’s new glamping business was threatened when their Instagram account was hacked into and taken over. The hacker demanded $500 to hand back control – but they stood their ground. Incidents like this are increasingly common, with more than half of small businesses suffering a cyberattack in the last 12 months. Rav Wilding looks at the work being done by West Midlands Cybercrime Unit to combat the problem

Defenders UK


Catching a fraudster who lied to get a job as an Airline Captain

Homes Under the Hammer


Featuring properties in Cornwall, Co Durham and south Wales

Martin Roberts and Martel Maxwell tour a Cornish period house with several old cars hidden in the overgrown back garden. Properties in Co Durham and south Wales about to be sold are also assessed

Bargain Hunt


Natasha Raskin Sharp presents from Newbury Showground in Berkshire

Natasha Raskin Sharp presents from Newbury Antiques and Collectors Fair in Berkshire, where experts Charles Hanson and David Harper help two teams acquire items of value to take to auction. The host also pops across to Bristol to meet the maker of cigar box guitars

BBC News at One; Weather

A round-up of the latest headlines

BBC Regional News and Weather



Rob cooks up a storm

Money for Nothing


Sarah Moore gets crafty with a collection of knitted blankets and patches

Sarah Moore explores Beaconsfield recycling centre in Buckinghamshire, determined to save quality items from being crushed. There’s a sliding door sideboard for furniture painter Chloe Kempster and a collection of wooden skis for lighting designer Duncan McKean. Sarah herself gets crafty with a collection of knitted blankets and patches. Narrated by Arthur Smith

Escape to the Country


Nicki Chapman returns to her Kent roots to help a young family find a new home

Nicki Chapman returns to her Kent roots to help a young family currently in London find a new home. Away from the house hunt, Nicki takes a trip down memory lane, meeting up with her best friend from school, before they join Nicki’s mother at the family’s beach hut in Herne Bay

The Bidding Room


Featuring a toy cafeteria truck, a surprising key, and Victorian Children’s clogs

Nigel Havers presents the programme in which five dealers bid against one another to buy intriguing items brought in by members of the public, including a toy cafeteria truck, a surprising key, and Victorian Children’s clogs

The Repair Shop


A painting of a Lebanese landscape is restored

A painting depicting the Lebanese city of Beirut arrives at the barn. It was painted by Nonny Jackson-Twist’s grandfather just after the Second World War. He would very much like to hang the painting in his home, but it’s faded, the canvas cracked and in some sections the paint is flaking away. However, fine art conservator Lucia Scalisi is only too happy to take on this monumental task. Also being restored are pair of silver Shabbat candlesticks and a dilapidated car jack. Presented by Jay Blades



Quiz, hosted by Alexander Armstrong, with Sally Lindsay

Alexander Armstrong hosts the quiz in which contestants try to record the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious correct answers to questions. Former Coronation Street Sally Lindsay reveals the correct answers and comments on the players’ scores

BBC News at Six; Weather

The latest headlines

BBC Regional News and Weather

The One Show

With Alex Jones and Roman Kemp


Jay breaks Lola out of hospital

Jay breaks Lola out of hospital for a fun-filled day at the seaside but it quickly goes south as the pair get in trouble with the police after Lola steals a necklace to give to Lexi for her 16th birthday



The hopefuls compete for the chance to experience a professional kitchen

The second group of seven hopefuls compete for the chance to work in a professional kitchen for the first time. They must cook a dish they would have on the menu of their own restaurant or pop-up, or feature in their cookbook. With Gregg unwell, Monica Galetti joins John Torode to decide which two will be going home, after which the remaining five work in the Royal Opera House’s Piazza restaurant, under the guidance of executive chef Richard Robinson. But only the best will make it through to the semi-final

Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars


The semi-finalists are challenged to sell a local street food brand online

The semi-finalists have their social media skills tested as they are challenged to sell a local street food brand online, under the watchful eye of TikTok sensation Uncle Roger. Next, Gordon tasks the contestants to devise a recipe to appear on the front page of Waitrose’s in-house magazine, before presenting their creations in front of undercover experts including world-renowned food photographer, Mary McCartney. Who will impress Gordon and make it to the final?

BBC News at Ten

A round-up of today’s headlines

BBC Regional News and Weather

Question Time

Fiona Bruce hosts the political debate from Fort William

Fiona Bruce presents the topical debate, inviting a panel of politicians and other guests in Fort William, Inverness-shire, to answer questions from an invited audience on subjects that have made the headlines over the past week

BBC News

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