TV Guide 2017-01-07

The Saturday night battle lines are drawn. In the round corner, BBC The Voice (ITV, TV3) and its Amazing Spinning Chairs. In the square corner, Gary Barlow and Let It Shine (BBC1). To complete the wonder, a new series of Through the Keyhole (ITV, Sat).

Insert Name Here begins its regular series (BBC2, Mon). On more niche channels, The Big Spell comes to The Satellite Channel (Sun), Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru) begins its series, and Dancing With the Stars reaches RTE1. How many of the 11 competitors will you know? (We managed one.)

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Saturday 7 January 2017

  • Rebound (ITV, 10am) Repeats from last autumn.
  • Guess This House (ITV, 11am) An under-appreciated show from 2015.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • World's Strongest Man Recap (Spike, 1pm) The finals repeated, to 8pm.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 4pm); University Challenge (4.30; not Wales); Only Connect (5pm; Wales 8.30). Repeats from the last week; first airing of Only Connect in Wales.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.40) Tom Heap (Godfather trilogy), Jo Caulfield (Edinburgh), Lutalo Muhammed (Jack Johnson), Stuart MacBride (AA Milne).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) A Radio 2 special, with Jo Whiley and Jeremy Vine, Zoe Ball and Michael Ball, Ken Bruce and Anneka Rice, Vanessa Feltz and Craig Charles.
  • Let It Shine (BBC1, 7pm) Gary Barlobe seeks a new band. With Dannii Minogue, Martin Kemp, Amber Riley. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Graham Norton.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 7pm).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8pm) With, Tom Jones Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson, and Gavin Rossdale.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15) The only lottery show left on television.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.35; 3e, 10pm) Fearne Cotton, Will Mellor, and Robert Rinder.

Sunday 8 January 2017

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Handbook Havoc.
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.15).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon; Wales 12.25 on BBC2).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 12.25).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 1.25) Repeat from last night.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 2.30) Repeat from last night.
  • The Big Quiz (2) (ITV, 4pm) Repeat from Friday. So many repeats on ITV!


  • The Big Spell (The Satellite Channel, 5pm) Sue Perkins, Joe Lycett and Moira Stuart ask bright young spellers to take wordy games.
  • Dance Dance Dance (ITV and TV3, 6.30) Celebrities learn to perform famous routines. May not be a competition, and likely best if it's not.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30) Nicky Byrne and Amanda Byram host. The competitors are Aoibhin Garrihy from The Fall, Denise McCormack from Red Rock, Eva Orsmond a doctor, Des Cahill sports broadcaster, Aidan O'Mahony of Kerry football, Teresa Mannion of RTÉ News, Hughie Maughan from Big Brother, Katherine Lynch RTÉ comic personality, Thalia Heffernan the model, and Hometown's Dayl Cronin from boyband Hometown.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm) The poetry contest starts here.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) A meat-free hot dog.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, Scot 12 midnight)

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.05) Four episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Link (BBC2, 1pm) Uncle Arthur will not be kept down.
  • Chefs Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 1.45) Repeats.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.30).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm; Mo-We only) One-hour shows.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 5.15) Another chance to miss the antiques show.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Masterchef Junior Usa (W, 8pm)

Monday 9 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2010.
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Last of the second-round direct-elimination contests.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.15) Danny Baker, Gabby Logan, Adil Ray, Kate Williams discuss the greatest Alex ever.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40; STV 11.05, not HTV Cymru).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 10 January

  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.55).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Mock Tudor houses in Wordsley.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Virtually Famous (E4, 10pm) Stephanie Pratt, Sketch from Tattoo Fixers.

Wednesday 11 January

  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Aberaeron Georgian houses.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (More4, 10pm) Gabby Logan, Ellie Simmonds, Alex Brooker, David O'Doherty.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI, Wales, Scotland 11.10) Chris Kirkland, Hannah Miley, Robbie Hunter-Paul, Hannah Mills.

Thursday 12 January

  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Streatham Art Deco Flats.
  • Spies (C4, 9pm) Some sort of competitive show, according to the blurb.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).

Friday 13 January - Friday the Thirteenth

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5.30) Lauren Layfield, Matthew Crosby, Dan Wright, Marlon Davis.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Michael Deacon and Zoe Lyons.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm) Into the semis! Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, Steve Ovett, Daughters of George III, Al Capone, novels of Robert Harris.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Catherine Tate, Rylan Clark-Neal, Nigel Havers.
  • Only Connect (BBC2 8.30) Into the group phase! Fire-Eaters v Korfballers.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Stephen Mangan play Noel Fielding and Fay Ripley. The Brett Domino Trio crowd into dictionary corner.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm and 10.30) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Noodles, with Matt Lucas, Jerry Springer, Cariad Lloyd.
  • Lip Sync Battle UK (C5, 10pm) Jimmy Carr and Alexander Armstrong.

Sign language interpretation

  • Freeze Out (STV, 2.25am Sun; rest of ITV 3am Sat).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3am Mon; not STV).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.30am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Copycats, Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 2.05pm Tue-Fri).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8am Wed) Two episodes.
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