TV Guide 2023-01-21

Great news for all quiz fans, as Bridge of Lies starts a new series and Pointless has new episodes (BBC1, weekdays). Guessable is back for a new series (Comedy Central, Wed).

Competition on Sunday afternoon, as Young Masterchef (BBC1) goes head-to-head against a condensed Junior Bake Off (E4) with Harry Hill. Which is better? There's only one way to find out!

Overseas acquisitions: The Traitors NBC is on the i-player right now, and BBC3 from Tuesday, and BBC1 from Wednesday. And if you're interested in Survivor South Africa that appears weekdays on the Dave channel.

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


Saturday 21 January

  • Gwrach y Rhibyn (S4C, 9.40am) The recent series repeated.
  • Robot Wars World Series (BBC2, 10am) Repeats from an international competition.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) Repeat from yesterday.
  • Masterchef 2019 (RTÉ1, 12.20). Two episodes.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) Repeat from last night.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15; not Scotland).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.30) Five episodes.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3.30) Bonnie Langford, Matt Dawson, and don't bother.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.30) Repeat, with Cheryl Baker, Laura Tobin, Jason Bell, Mark Steel.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.35; Wales 8.50) Andrea McLean (The Sound of Music), Colin Hoult (history of DC comics), Rhys Stephenson (The Heart), Hannah Cockroft ("Shopaholic" novels of Sophie Kinsella).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6pm) Joining Stephen are Charlie Brooks, Jimmi Harkishin, Siobhan McSweeney.
  • Celebrity Bridge of Lies (BBC1, 6.05) Crossing the vortex tonight are pop stars: Kimberly Wyatt, Claire Richards, Kelle Bryan, and Amelle Berabbah
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 7pm; rpt ITV2 11.25am Sun, VM1 3pm Sun) The guesswork continues.
  • That's My Jam (BBC1, 7.50) Tom Grennan and Patsy Palmer versus Tom Ellis and Billy Boyd.
  • Limitless Win (ITV, 8.30).
  • Love Island Weekend Edition (ITV2, 9pm) Highlights from the week.
  • Pen/Campwyr (S4C, 9.30) The celeb episode from Christmas, repeated again.
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 10pm) Repeat.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) Repeat from last Monday.

Sunday 22 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) Repeat from Monday.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Songs of Praise (BBC1, 1.15) Television coverage of the Gospel Choir of the Year.
  • Junior Bake Off (E4, 3.30) Harry Hill introduces some tv highlights of the week.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC1, 3.35) Two episodes, repeated from BBC3 earlier in the month.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 4pm) Rev Richard Coles, Toyah Willcox.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Sunetra Sarker, Matty Lee, David Arnold, Basil Brush, repeat.
  • The Great Chocolate Challenge (ITVBe, 5pm) "Life's what you bake it" and other 80s song title puns. Two episodes.
  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 5.05) "Car of the Future".


  • Dancing With the Stars (RTÉ1, 6.30).
  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6.30).
  • Come Dancing (BBC4, 7pm) The 1979 series continues from the Top Rank Suite in Swansea (demolished 2015); Wales host the North West
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7.45) Make some flying birds. NOT LIKE THAT!!!
  • Love Island (WM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Followed by Love Island Aftersun.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland 11.15 Thu).
  • Hardball (BBC2, 1pm); Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; Wales 2.35 Tue); Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 2.15; Wales 3.05 Tue) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) New episodes.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) The hunt for the next champion of champions starts here, with Stephen K Amos in the corner.
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Survivor South Africa (Dave, 4pm) Aiieeya! An imported version of Survivor viewable from the big island!
  • Bridge of Lies (BBC1, 4.30) A new series of Ross Kemp's fib-spotting challenge.
  • Junior Bake Off (C4, 5pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes, with Konnie Huq bringing her Gold Badge into the corner.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Jon Culshaw, Harriet Kemsley, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Verona Rose.
  • Masterchef Us (W, 7pm).

Monday 23 January

  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Gyles Brandreth, Lucy Portr, Ria Lina, Rhys James.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Catherine the Great, Wallace & Gromit, Egon Schiele, hyenas.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Quarter-final: Jillies vs Strigiformes.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) The grand final.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 3.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2 England and Scotland, 10pm; NI 12.15am Wed, Wales 11.45 Wed) Telling tales, the 30-minute edit.

Tuesday 24 January

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm) with Phil Hammond.
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC3, 8pm) Missing the action from Ardrossan Castle? Alan Cumming and twenty Yankees are over here, playing a great game of werewilf. Continues tomorrow.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).

Wednesday 25 January

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC3, 8pm) Whodunnit? The painting of Alan Cumming on the wall? That's by Jackson Pillock.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld and The Satellite Channel, 8pm).
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) The steaks are getting higher, apparently.
  • Next Level Chef (ITV, 9pm) The perfect burger and chips. We miss Red Veg in Brighton.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 10pm) Sara Pascoe and John Kearns challenge Nick Helm, Harriet Kemsley, Michael Dapaah, Helen Bauer, Alan Davies, and Darren Harriott.
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC1, 10.40 and 11.25; NI 11.10 and 11.55) For people who don't get BBC3 (waves in Dutch), two episodes on the main channel.

Thursday 26 January

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) This week, the dragons see sparkly party wear.
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC3, 8pm) Murder They Wrote, and the clanging chimes of doom.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).

Friday 27 January

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) You'll be able to hear this on the podcast in March.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Scot 11.30, not Wales) Josh Warrington (boxing), Bianca Walkden (taekwando), Clinton Morrison (footballer), Will Buxton (F1 commentator).
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8pm; not Scot) Mist, Jayde Adams, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Ellie Simmonds.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Trundling, with Tom Allen, Cariad Lloyd, Jamie MacDonald.
  • Jon & Lucy's Odd Couples Therapy Type Show (C4, 9pm) Vicky Pattison and Ercan Ramadan against Michael and Hilary Whitehall.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).

Sign language interpretation

  • The Traitors (BBC2, 12.05am Sat) Episode 12. Last in the series.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (3am Sat, Wed, 5.05am Tue, Thu, Fri).
  • Lingo (ITV, 5.05am Sat, Mon, Wed, 3am Tue).
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 10.10am Sat).
  • Junior Bake Off (E4, 7.55am weekdays)
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 2.05am Tue).
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 3.30am Tue)
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 4.10am Wed).
  • Home of the Year (RTÉ2, 5.20am Wed).



7am The Chase; 9am Wheel of Fortune; 11.30 Family Fortunes; 1pm Famous Family Fortunes; 2.30 Strike it Lucky; 4pm Tenable; 5pm The Chase; 11pm Bullseye; 4am The Chase


7am The Chase; 9am Wheel of Fortune; 11.30 Family Fortunes; 1pm Bruce's Price is Right; 2pm Play Your Cards Right; 3pm Blankety Blank; 5pm The Chase; 11pm Bullseye; 4am The Chase

Monday - Friday

7am The Chase; 10am Dale's Supermarket Sweep; 11am Bruce's Price is Right; 12 noon Wheel of Fortune; 1pm Catchphrase; 2pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire; 3pm Play Your Cards Right; 4pm Bruce's Price is Right; 5pm Bullseye; 7pm Pointless Celebrities; 8pm The Chase; 10pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire; 11pm Bullseye; 12 midnight The Chase; 4am Who Wants to be a Millionaire; 5am Bullseye

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