TV Guide 2017-01-21

Two annual fixtures this week. The National Television Awards (ITV, Wed) and Eurovision You Decide (BBC2, Fri).

Also: Who Dares Wins resumes (BBC1, Sat). New series for Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, Mon), Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 (Artsworld, Tue), and Top Class (CBBC, Wed).

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


Saturday 21 January

  • Rebound (ITV, 9.30) Repeats from last autumn.
  • Guess This House (ITV, 10.25).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Hold On To Your Hats.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Gabby Logan sits in.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.55) Five from North Surrey.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 1.05).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 2.05).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) Seven episodes, to 10 pm.
  • The Chase (ITV, 3.05).
  • Dance Dance Dance (ITV, 4.05).
  • Only Connect (5.30; not Wales, NI). Repeats from last night. UC and Mastermind will be back next week.


  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 5.30) Resuming from last autumn.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) Experts, with Kieran Long and Piers Taylor, Martin Roberts and Amanda Lamb, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tiff Needell, John Hammond and Laura Tobin.
  • Let It Shine (BBC1, 7pm) The auditions continue.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 7pm).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8pm).
  • Glór Tíre (TG4, 8.15).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30; 3e, 10pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.30).
  • Lip Sync Battle (C5, 11.35).

Sunday 22 January

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Sinker's Return.
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.30).
  • Coach Trip (E4, 12 noon) The week's five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.35).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 2.35) Repeat from last night.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 3.35) Repeat from last night.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 5.30).
  • The Big Spell (The Satellite Channel, 5.30) "Quick reactions and accurate spelling".
  • Dance Dance Dance (ITV and TV3, 6.30) The first person leaves.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30) Someone's got to go.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 11pm)
  • The Cube (ITV, 11.15).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.40; Scot 12.25).

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).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Barry McGuigan (Mo: Gyles Brandreth).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) One-hour shows.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Coach Trip Road to Marbs (E4, 7.30) Week two.
  • Masterchef Junior Usa (W, 8pm)

Monday 23 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2010.
  • Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, 3pm) The new series starts here.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 7.30) Half an hour earlier, for Winterwatch.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45) Chris Packham, Paul Feig, Jon Richardson, Kate Williams discuss the greatest Ben. Didn't they build a computer in Liverpool to solve this?
  • Celebrity Masterchef Ireland (TV3, 10pm) Samantha Mumba, Nadia Forde, Simon Delaney, Mundy.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40; STV 11.05, not UTV, HTV Cymru).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 24 January

  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.50).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 (Artsworld, 8pm) Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell look for a new portrait artist.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach (Alba, 9pm) Day two of the Scottish National, and it's wet.
  • Virtually Famous (E4, 10pm) With Megan McKenna and Will Best.

Wednesday 25 January

  • Top Class (CBBC, 5pm) New series. Mossneuk from East Kilbride take on Whitehorse Manor from Surrey.
  • The National Television Awards (ITV, 7.30; TV3 9pm Fri) Ant and Dec will win Most Popular Entertainment Personality for the ten millionth time in a row.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (More4, 10pm) Compilation.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England, 10.45; NI, Wales, Scotland 11.10) Lynsey Sharp, Andrew Johnston, JP Pietersen, Kevin Davies.

Thursday 26 January

  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45) Repeat.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 10pm).

Friday 27 January

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5.30) A special Mastermind stars week, with Hacker T Dog, Ellie Taylor, Ricky Martin, Radzi Chinyanganya.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Jeremy Hardy, Zoe Lyons, Vicki Pepperdine.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 7pm) Beekeepers v Cosmopolitans.
  • Eurovision You Decide (BBC2, 7.30) Live from the Hammersmith Apollo, with the interval act Alexander Rybak.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 7.30) The spin-off for RTE Strictly Come Dancing With the Stars, hosted by Bláthnaid Treacy.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jon Richardson and David O'Doherty play Johnny Vegas and Jamie Laing. Holly Walsh gives the anecdote.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm and 10.30) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Eurovision Is Coming (Viva, 9pm) Twenty all-time classics. Bet they won't play anything good.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Numbers, with Colin Lane, Sarah Millican, Noel Fielding.
  • Lip Sync Battle UK (C5, 10pm) Peter Andre and Gino d'Acampo.

Sign language interpretation

  • Freeze Out (STV, 2.30am Sun; rest of ITV 3am Sat).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3am Mon; not STV).
  • Copycats (CBBC, 2.05pm weekdays).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.30am).
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