TV Guide Channel 4 Today Friday 19 May 2023

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What’s On Channel 4 Today Friday 19 May 2023

A full run down of everything airing on Channel 4 today.

Roman J Israel, Esq

Crime drama, starring Denzel Washington
2018 – Drama, Crime, Thriller

Movie cast

Movie: Roman J Israel, Esq -

A driven, idealistic defence attorney gets mixed up in a series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action. Crime drama, starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo

The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden


The team search for the house of the head of the Elizabethan Secret Service

Hugh Dennis and the team are in Odiham, Hampshire, searching for the house of Sir Frances Walsingham, the head of Elizabeth I’s Secret Service. It is the first time the site has ever been dug, so with very little to go on, our team want to locate the house, work out its size and scale, and what Walsingham may have used it for. As part of the investigation, Hugh turns his hand to spy craft as he learns how Walsingham used to break codes

Kirstie’s House of Craft


Sam Thompson and Debbie McGee make napkin rings



Quiz, hosted by Craig Charles

Contestants face a series of questions with the answers on moneybags that pass along a conveyor belt in front of them. Grab a right answer and they get that bag’s value – anything from £1,000 to £100,000. However, if they pick a wrong bag they could lose everything. Hosted by Craig Charles


Annie Macmanus is in Dictionary Corner



Rebecca makes a pass at her boss

Rebecca makes a pass at her boss in a moment of weakness and has to rely on Sam to help her out of an embarrassing predicament. American bar-room comedy, starring Kirstie Alley



Cliff helps his girlfriend improve her image

Rebecca starts smoking again, while Cliff helps his girlfriend Sally improve her image and brings her along to Cheers, where she inevitably catches Sam’s roving eye. Bar-room comedy, starring Ted Danson and John Ratzenberger

The King of Queens


Doug and Carrie are invited to a wedding

Doug and Carrie are invited to a wedding, but have second thoughts about going when they discover how long the journey to the venue will be. Arthur asks Spence to help him with his new money-making scheme

The King of Queens


Doug plans to watch the Super Bowl

Doug hatches a plan to watch a forthcoming Super Bowl game on the high-definition television owned by Carrie’s boss. Lou Ferrigno and Ricki Lake guest star



A financial analyst joins the station

Niles is left with no choice but to see patients in his apartment, while Frasier is forced to share his studio and airtime with an arrogant financial analyst – and later finds himself accused of sexually harassing her. Comedy, starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce



Lilith pays an unexpected visit

Lilith pays an unexpected visit and asks Frasier an unusual favour, while Niles worries about Daphne, who has gone with Roz, Alice and Mrs Moon on a road trip to Canada. Guest starring Millicent Martin and Bebe Neuwirth, with Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce and Jane Leeves



Daphne hosts a dinner party

Daphne offers to host a dinner party to celebrate Niles’ latest purchase, knowing that previous soirees held by the brothers have ended badly. However, her own efforts fail to work out much better and Frasier is forced to lend a clandestine hand, while Martin masquerades as a famous artist

Find It, Fix It, Flog It


Simon hatches a wacky plan to turn some old tanks into a pizza oven

Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien find unique items lost in people’s homes to fix up for a profit. Henry is barn searching on his doorstep in Oxfordshire, while Simon makes the long journey down from Liverpool. It’s a `tank off!” as Simon hatches a wacky plan to turn some old tanks into a pizza oven, while Henry turns a redundant water tank into a mobile shelving unit

Couples Come Dine with Me


Three couples from Cardiff compete to throw the perfect dinner party

Three rival duos compete in Cardiff to host the best dinner party. Newlyweds Laura and Sean kick off the week with a Hawaiian feast. Then, Lesley and Keith host, with Lesley wanting to glam things up a bit with some posh nosh. However, their starter incites some pungent punditing. Laura wows the table with a wedding rendition, and the tale of the missing finger points to Keith. On the final night, everyone is looking forward to Rachel and Lee’s curry, but they confound expectations by fusing traditional with different flavours

Channel 4 News Summary

Includes headlines and weather

Steph’s Packed Lunch

Weekday magazine show, hosted by Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern presents the weekday magazine, including celebrity guests, food ideas, real-life features and entertainment, lifestyle and consumer stories. Plus, a sideways look at the news in One O’Clock Views


Annie Macmanus is in Dictionary Corner

Sun, Sea and Selling Houses


In Almería, husband and wife Steve and Sharon Garner help Adam and Simon

In Almería, husband and wife Steve and Sharon Garner help food fans Adam and Simon find their perfect holiday home, which they eventually hope to retire to, for a budget of 180,000 euros. Over the border on the Algarve, husband and wife Andrew and Katie, who moved to Portugal a year ago and have spent the past 12 months living with Katie’s father, are eager to find a place to call their own

A Place in the Sun

A couple seek a home near the town of Coin in Spain’s Málaga Province

Danni Menzies helps Lincolnshire farmers David and Debbie, who are looking for a holiday home, in and around the town of Coin in Spain’s Málaga Province. The pair want a place that’s big enough to house their five children and Woody, their horse, within a budget of £230,000

Help! We Bought a Village


A couple from Norwich get married at their hamlet in the Limousin

A couple from Norwich get married at their hamlet in the Limousin. Meanwhile, in the Dordogne region, two estate agents reveal plans to renovate a stunning chateau. And in Portugal, a couple from Eastbourne try to pick themselves up after a wild fire rips through their village

The Simpsons


Bart becomes Nelson’s best friend

Bart becomes Nelson’s best friend and revels in the protection his new status brings. Unfortunately, the situation means he is unable to see Milhouse – forcing the pair to meet in secret. Meanwhile, Homer becomes addicted to one of Lisa’s fantasy books


Ste and James come up with a plan to prove their love for each other

Channel 4 News

Including sport and weather

Including sport and weather

Unreported World


Bans on drag queens performances in Tennessee

A report from Tennessee, where tensions over whether drag queens should be able to perform in front of children are resulting in their performances being banned in public. On a wider scale, at least 15 Republican-controlled US states are now introducing legislation to stop drag performances where they can be seen by youngsters. Minnie Stephenson meets those on each side of the divide, including drag queens who feel they are the latest target in a wider LGBTQ+ crackdown

The Big Interiors Battle


The designers address living room week

The remaining designers address living room week. With just four contestants left in the competition the prize is within reach. Judge Dara Huang is a hard taskmaster and she’s seeking the very best of design, ingenuity and functionality in each of their spaces – and living rooms really need to deliver to bring the whole home together. Presented by AJ Odudu



The households’ opinions on recent TV

The armchair critics share their opinions on what they have been watching during the week, with cameras capturing their instant reactions and the lively discussions that are prompted by the week’s biggest and best shows

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan


With guests Will Poulter, Joel Corry, Tom Davis, Vernon Kay and Rose Ayling-Ellis

The comedian and actor chews the fat with big-name guests including Hollywood star Will Poulter, DJ Joel Corry, Radio 2 presenter Vernon Kay, comic actor Tom Davis, TV presenter and actress and 2021 Strictly champion Rose Ayling-Ellis. Plus, exciting games, hilarious sketches and superstar performances

Sean Lock: Purple Van Man

Stand-up comedy from London’s Hammersmith Apollo

The late lamented comedian’s stand-up show, recorded in front of a sell-out audience at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in 2013. Sean offers a uniquely skewed take on the world through gags, opinions, deft observations and silly voices as he gives the `purple van man’s” perspective on life

Trading Places

Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy
1983 – Comedy

Movie cast

Movie: Trading Places -

Two billionaire brothers engineer the downfall of a high-flying stockbroker, while giving a homeless conman all the advantages of wealth, as part of a bet to see whether heredity or upbringing determines character. Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche and Denholm Elliott

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA


A restaurant in Connecticut neglected by its husband-and-wife managers

Gordon Ramsay heads for Bridgeport, Connecticut, to visit Cafe Tavolini, which is being neglected by husband and wife managers teetering on the edge of divorce. The estranged couple’s two children are struggling to save the business from their parents’ disputes, and the visiting chef tries to shock the pair into stopping the restaurant from becoming a casualty of their quarrel

Come Dine with Me

The first of a week of dinner parties in Co Durham

Hairdresser Julie hosts the first of a week of dinner parties in Co Durham, hoping to win over her guests with a no-nonsense menu she can prepare in advance. Joining her are tough-talking prison transport officer Tina, dreadlocked farm-dweller Stephen, superior IT manager David and glamorous beauty-school teacher Ashleigh. Alliances are quickly forged when David and Tina discover they both love a good gossip, before they turn their attention to Stephen when David compares him to a tramp. Julie overcooks her beef, but will her hosting make up for it and bag her the £1,000 prize?

Come Dine with Me

Beauty teacher Ashleigh throws the second party in Co Durham

Beauty teacher Ashleigh throws the second of the week’s parties in Co Durham, she hopes a menu of sophisticated dishes – along with a helping of hearts and love – will help her win the cash prize. However, cracks were already beginning to show in the diners’ genial facade yesterday, and the hostess realises she must play peacemaker if she is to keep everyone from falling out

Come Dine with Me

Part-time farmer Stephen hosts the third night in Co Durham

Call centre complaints officer and part-time farmer Stephen hosts the third night of a week of dinner parties in Co Durham. He hopes to win the £1,000 prize money by impressing his guests with an evening on his farm, featuring a drinks reception and rustic cuisine. However, self-confessed snob Tina makes it perfectly clear what she thinks of his efforts


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