TV Guide 2015-01-17

The warm-up for Britain's Got Talent begins with international clip show Planet's Got Talent (ITV, 6.30 Sat). Celebrities teach each other new tricks on Get Your Act Together (2) with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6.45 Sun). The annual ITV Television Awards are on Wednesday, and Celwydd Noeth is a Welsh-language version of The Lie (S4C, 8.25 Thu). CBBC welcomes new runs of The Dog Ate My Homework and Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind Up (Friday from 5).

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Saturday 17 January

  • Splatalot (CBBC, 8am) and Total Wipeout (CBBC, 9.35).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • The Cube (ITV2, 11.05) Melanie Sykes and Ashley Banjo.
  • Ejector Seat (ITV, 11.30; also UTV Ireland).
  • The Munch Box (CITV, 12 noon).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 1.30; UTV Ireland 12.30) Bobby George.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm) Today's hour comes from Chesterfield. The fives are on More4 at 5.15, this time from North Kent.
  • Pop Idle Us (3e, 4pm).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1 5.20) Comedians, a repeat from 9 August last year.
  • Planet's Got Talent (ITV, 6.30) Clips from Got Talent around the world. Warwick Davis narrates.
  • BBC The Voice of Holland of UK (BBC1, 7pm) Bungle!
  • Stars In Their Eyes (ITV, 7pm; also UTV Ireland) A sketch show with some singing.
  • The Algorithm (TV3, 8pm).
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 8.05).
  • The Million Euro Challenge (RTE1, 8.20).
  • Win Your Wish List (BBC1, 8.25).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).

Sunday 18 January

  • Ludus (CBBC, 11.15).
  • Coach Trip (More4, 12.05) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Four in a Bed at 2.50, and Come Dine with Me at 5.25.
  • Stars In Their Eyes (ITV, 12.30; UTV Ireland 4.45).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.35) Tim Key, Andy McConnell, Amy MacDonald, Richard Stilgoe. Postponed from 23 December following the death of Joe Cocker.
  • RTE The Voice of Holland of Ireland (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Get Your Act Together (ITV, 6.45) Celebrities learn new skills and put on a variety performance. Stephen Mulhern hosts.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (TV3, 7pm) Ed Byrne (comedian) vs Lesley Nicol.
  • All Star Mr and Mrs (TV3, 8pm).
  • Clann Feirm Factor (TG4, 8.30) The Irish version of the farming show is a family affair.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • The Celebrity Apprentice Us (BBC1, 11.20; Scotland 12.15) Unhappy campers.

Weekday Daytimes

  • The Cube (ITV2, 8.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV2, 11.15).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.05).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm; also TV3, 1pm) New episodes.
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Tim Wonnacott.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland 5.30; old episodes on ITV2, 10.10am) New episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm; old shows at 12.05) Norwich.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) New episodes.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Masterchef New Zealand (Watch, 7pm). New series.

Monday 19 January

  • Britain Versus the World (Radio 4 Extra, 9.30am). Also 10.30pm.
  • Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.10).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Ed Byrne (comedian), Holly Walsh, Richard Osman, but Henning Wehn.
  • The Lie (TV3, 7.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2 8pm) When is a quarter-final not a quarter-final? When it's a Sorting Round match.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Linguists versus Oxonians.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV2, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (4music, 9pm) 2 episodes.
  • Mock the Week (RTE2, 10.35) Britain's worst topical comedy panel game comes to Ireland. We're really sorry.

Tuesday 20 January

  • Ludus (CBBC, 5.30) Earthtwerps from Islington.
  • The Lie (TV3, 7.30).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm; another episode TV3 8pm) Vanessa Feltz and Tim Vine.
  • Celebrity Dinner Date (ITV2, 8pm) As seen on ITVBe last year.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach (BBC Alba, 9pm) Coverage of the annual sheepdog trials.

Wednesday 21 January

  • ITV National Television Awards (ITV, 7.30) Dermot O'Leary celebrates shows even more successful than his.
  • The Lie (TV3, 7.30).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Jess from Beckenham.
  • Beauty and the Geek (TLC, 8pm) Maths and spiders.
  • The Fanatics (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Football, comic books, space flights.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • Fonn Fonn Fonn (BBC Alba, 10pm) Ruairidh Graham, Karen Elder, Eilidh Scammell, Ishbel Strachan.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.15; Scotland 11.45) Robbie Hunter-Paul, Helen Glover, Chris Cusiter, Martyn Rooney.

Thursday 22 January

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 6pm) Janet Street-Porter. First outing on 4x for this show from 2007.
  • The Lie (TV3, 7.30).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8pm) Alexander Armstrong, Kelly Holmes, Henry Blofeld. Moved from Friday to accommodate live men's football.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25) Nia Roberts hosts the Welsh-language version of The Lie.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).

Friday 23 January

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5pm) New series of the comedy quiz.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 6pm) We still haven't worked out if this is or isn't a game show. But Jedward are on, so Sam and Mark aren't the best singers.
  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) From 2008.
  • The Lie (TV3, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm; Wales 8.30 Saturday) 1960s chart music, John Bethamin, US Masters golf, Luis Bunuel.
  • Celebrity Squares (TV3, 8pm).
  • The Big Allotment Challenge (BBC2, 9pm) Tomatoes and jam. And tomato jam.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Reginald D Hunter, Aisling Bea, Holly Walsh, but Joe Wilkinson.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm) Who leaves? You deride.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 9pm) Tina Malone and Jon Culshaw.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.05) Landmarks, with Jo Brand, Colin Lane, celebrity husband David Mitchell.

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are translated this week.

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