TV Guide 2017-01-28

A quiet week for new shows, the biggest are The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, Thu) and America's Next Top Model (UK Living, Thu). There's another chance to see Beat the Brain (BBC2, weekdays), and we're intrigued by Caraoke Showdown (Spike, Fri). Last in the run of Celebrity Big Brother (C5, Fri).

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Saturday 28 January

  • Rebound (ITV, 9.30) Repeats from last autumn.
  • Guess This House (ITV, 10.25).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) A Second Squawk.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.50) Five from Guildford.
  • 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).
  • Mastermind, University Challenge, Only Connect (4.25). Repeats from last week.


  • Who Dares Wins (BBC1, 5.30).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (The Satellite Channel, 6pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) Mixed Bag, with Richard Coles and Diane-Louise Jordan, Nancy Dell'Olio and Matt Barbet, Sharon Davies and Mark Foster, Gyles Brandreth and Susan Calman.
  • Let It Shine (BBC1, 7pm) Last of the auditions.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV and 3e, 7pm) Last of the heats.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8pm).
  • Glór Tíre (TG4, 8.15).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30; 3e 11.30) Caroline Flack, Dave Berry, Paddy McGuinness.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).

Sunday 29 January

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Super Shiny Scarlet Squid.
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11.30).
  • Coach Trip (E4, 12.30) The week's five episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.35).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.15).
  • 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) "The word duel".
  • Dance Dance Dance (ITV and TV3, 6.30).
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Bicycle indicator lights.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5, 9pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; Scot 11pm, not NI)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.05).

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).
  • Beat the Brain (BBC2, 1.25; Wales 2.40 Tu, Scot not We) Another chance to see the peak intellect show.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Alexis Conran (Mo: Barry McGuigan).
  • 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 three.
  • Masterchef Junior Usa (W, 8pm)

Monday 30 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2010.
  • Brain of Britain 2017 (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat two.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Group phase match three.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45) Rob Beckett, Stephanie McGovern, James Acaster, Suzannah Lipscomb find the biggest Charlie. We vote for the one from Words and Pictures.
  • Celebrity Masterchef Ireland (TV3, 10pm) Samantha Mumba, Niamh Kavanagh, Oisin McConville, Evelyn Cusack, Colm O'Gorman, Mundy, Nadia Forde.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40; STV 11.05, not UTV, HTV Cymru).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 31 January

  • Masterchef (RTE2, 7.55).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 (Artsworld, 8pm) Painting Sue Perkins.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach (Alba, 9pm) Day three of the Scottish National, and it's so wet they've given the sheep some scuba gear.
  • Virtually Famous (E4, 10pm) With Binky Felstead, Joel Dommett, Dane Baptiste, but Jimmy Carr.

Wednesday 1 February

  • Top Class (CBBC, 5pm) Pant from Merthyr Tydfil against Stone from Buckinghamshire.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (More4, 10pm) "More best bits".
  • The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central, 10pm) Ellie Taylor and Rick Edwards.

Thursday 2 February

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 8pm) Sara Cox and some lumps of clay.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) Rita Ora is the new host, as 28 (count 'em!) contestants want to establish their brand. Sorry, is this The Next Cattle Rancher?
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Australia's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45 yesterday) Repeat.

Friday 3 February

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5.30) Chris Johnson, Dominique Moore, Tom Allen, Luke Kempner.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Susan Calman, Andy Hamilton, Isabel Hardman.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Radiohead, Alison Uttley, Field Marshal Montgomery, Powell and Pressburger, Herbet Howells.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Rob Beckett, Ross Kemp, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Psmiths v Oscar Men.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30) The spin-off for RTE Strictly Come Dancing With the Stars.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson play Jon Richardson and Jayde Adams. David Baddiel looks after the words.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm and 10.30) Finals night. Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Next!
  • Caraoke Showdown (Spike, 11.30) Like Cash Cab meets Who Dares Sings. An imported show.

Sign language interpretation

  • Freeze Out (STV, 2.45am Sun; rest of ITV 3am Sat).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 3am Mon; not STV).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.10am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Copycats (CBBC, 2.05pm weekdays).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Wed).
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