TV Guide 2015-01-24

New this week: light connections on The Link (BBC1, 3pm weekdays), The Great British Sewing Bee gets down with last year's sewers (BBC2, 8pm Wed), and the best episode of Who's Doing the Dishes? that we've yet seen (ITV, 2.05 Sat). Plus Helen Skelton, Black Lace, and Hacker T. Dog.

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Saturday 24 January

  • Splatalot (CBBC, 8am).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Georgie Thompson.
  • The Cube (ITV2, 11.15) Louis Smith.
  • The Munch Box (CITV, 12 noon).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 2.05; UTV Ireland 12.30) Claire Richards, a cracking episode.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 2.10, 3.10, 4.05) Repeats from last year.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm) Chippenham. The fives are on More4 at 5.25, from Ayr.
  • Pop Idle Us (3e, 4.10).
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 4.05) Gary Lucy, Kaye Adams, and Neil Fox.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1 5.20) Soaps, a repeat from 16 August last year.
  • The Algorithm (TV3, 5.40) Moving two hours earlier.
  • Planet's Got Talent (ITV, 6.30).
  • BBC The Voice of Holland of UK (BBC1, 7pm) Agadoo!
  • Stars In Their Eyes (ITV, 7pm; also UTV Ireland).
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 8.05).
  • 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (UTV Ireland, 8.05) You know that light shining dimly above you? Hole in the bottom of the barrel.
  • The Million Euro Challenge (RTE1, 8.10).
  • Win Your Wish List (BBC1, 8.25).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9.15).

Sunday 25 January

  • Ludus (CBBC, 11.15).
  • Coach Trip (More4, 12.05) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Four in a Bed at 2.40, and Come Dine with Me at 5.15.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Stars In Their Eyes (ITV, 12.40; UTV Ireland 6pm).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 1.35).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 2.10, 3.05) Repeats from last year.
  • Tipping Point (STV, 2.20).


  • RTE The Voice of Holland of Ireland (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Get Your Act Together (ITV, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • All Star Mr and Mrs (TV3, 7.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 8.15; also TV3) Dave Myers and Jack P Shepherd.
  • Clann Feirm Factor (TG4, 8.30).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • The Celebrity Apprentice Us (BBC1, 11.30; Scotland 12.15) Off the Hook.
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.50) As a public service for insomniacs, Shaun Wallace.

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).
  • The Link (BBC1, 3pm) Arthur Weasley says, "Let's connect-o-spot!"
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Helen Skelton.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30).
  • 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).
  • Millionaire Hotseat from Australia was due to arrive on the Challenge channel this week. We can't find it.

Monday 26 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) Lloyd Langford, Josh Widdicombe, Susan Calman, David O'Doherty.
  • The Lie (TV3, 7pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2 8pm) Sorting Round match 2.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Bibliophiles versus Gamesmasters.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Hey Ho, Let's Go! (RTE2, 10.30) Musical panel game.
  • Mock the Week (RTE2, 11pm).

Tuesday 27 January

  • The Lie (TV3, 7pm).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (TV3 8pm). ITV4 is showing men's football from Africa.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach (BBC Alba, 9pm) Coverage of the annual sheepdog trials.

Wednesday 28 January

  • The Lie (TV3, 7pm).
  • Beauty and the Geek (TLC, 7.30) A "surprise twist" that "no-one saw coming". Face-to-face nominations, then.
  • The Great British Sewing Bee Class of 2014 (BBC2, 8pm) Catching up with last year's sewers. (Can we have a name that doesn't make them sound like a drain??)
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Tim from Manchester.
  • The Fanatics (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Beatles, James Bond, and Formule First as you can see on KYTV 1F.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).

Thursday 29 January

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 6pm) Lorraine Kelly.
  • The Lie (TV3, 7pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm).
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).

Friday 30 January

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5pm) Michelle Ackerley, Johnny and Inel, and Sir Hacker T. Dog.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 6pm) Cel Spellman surprises his biggest fan, and Rough Copy perform, so Sam and Mark aren't the best singers.
  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) From 2008.
  • The Lie (TV3, 7pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scotland, Wales).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm; Wales 8.30 Saturday) Game of Thrones, Neil Young, Bournville Village, Sir Edward Marshall Hall.
  • Celebrity Squares (TV3, 8pm).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Michael Vaughan, Sara Pascoe, Jonathan Ross.
  • The Big Allotment Challenge (BBC2, 9pm) Scrabble hands.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Johnny Vegas, Josie Long, Romesh Ranganathan, but Joe Wilkinson.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm) Who leaves? Who's left, more like.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.05) Lights (High).

Sign language interpretation

No game shows are translated this week.

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