TV Guide 2018-01-06

Two new shows for BBC1 Saturday night: And They're Off For Sport Relief is celebrities and obstacle courses, Wedding Day Winners is for newlyweds. ITV replies with a Catchphrase celebrity special, Take Me Out, and BBC The Voice of This Territory.

Sunday gives Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting). Talent shows begin their long runs: Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3), Dancing With the Stars (RTE1), and Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru).

For the weekdays, Coach Trip Road to Tenerife (E4, from Mon) takes a long route. The Chef's Line (UK Living, from Mon) has amateurs up against a professional chef. The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, Fri) tries to cover all bases.

Some horror in the new year, too. Prosiect Z (S4C, Tue) rubs salt into BBC3's wounds. Release the Hounds (ITV2, Thu) starts with Love Island players. And Brightest Family (ITV, Wed) is a quiz hosted by Anne Hegerty.

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Saturday 6 January - Epiphany

  • Catchphrase (Challenge, 7am) To 11am.
  • Raven (CBBC, 10.30) Another chance to see the recent series.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Gary O'Reilly, Caroline Barker, Martin Kelner, The Fabulous Iain Stirling.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 4.55) Claire Richards and Antony Costa.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 5pm) To 9pm.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10) Jo Rowsell-Shand, Louis Payne, Eddie Butler, George Lewis.
  • And They're Off For Sport Relief (BBC1, 6pm) Celebrities go over fun obstacle courses, while members of the public try to pick the winner, and answer questions for the right to pick a winner. Ore Oduba tries to make sense of this.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) A celebrity special, with Ellie Simmonds, Fay Ripley, but Jimmy Carr.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.40) 1980s, with sportsfolk Fatima Whitbread and Robin Cousins, Dr Who actors Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, Blue Peter hosts Mark Curry and Peter Duncan, and pop stars Sonia and Jaki Graham.
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 7pm; 3e 8pm) Who's coming down tonight?
  • Codebreaker (Discovery Science, 7pm).
  • Wedding Day Winners (BBC1, 7.25) Newlyweds and their friends play games for prizes and a dream honeymoon. Lorraine Kelly and Rob Beckett host, Tom Allen is the "resident daredevil".
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8pm) This year, the part of Gavin Rossdale is played by Olly Murs.
  • Blind Date (C5, 8pm) A dashing digger driver.
  • Christmas University Challenge (BBC2 Wales, 8.15) Shown elsewhere last night.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 11.45) Nature and Nuturism. Showing on our planner as a new episode.

Sunday 7 January

  • Masterchef Junior Us (W, 6.10am) Four episodes from series 3, we think new to this channel.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Challenge, 7am) To 11am.
  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30am) Learn how to spy with the resident super-spies.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 9.55am) Another chance to see last night's show.
  • Raven (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Wales, 11am; elsewhere 12 noon)
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.30),
  • A Right Royal Quiz (ITV, 12.40) Repeated from last week.
  • The Chase (Challenge, 1pm) To 6pm.
  • The Big Quiz (2) (ITV, 1.40) Repeated from last Friday.
  • Les Chefs! (TV5, 2.09) A francophone take on Masterchef.
  • Catchphrase Celebrity Special (ITV, 2.45) Repeated from last night.
  • Blind Date (C5, 3.10) Repeated from last night.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3, 6pm) Phillip and Holly, Torvill and Dean, Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo. And contestants: Antony Cotton, Candice Brown, Jake Quickenden, Brooke Vincent, Alex Beresford, Donna Air, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Stephanie Waring, Lemar, Cheryl Baker, Kem Cetinay, and Max Evans.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30) This year's movers and shakers are: Deirdre O'Kane, Marty Morrissey, Bernard O'Shea, Maia Dunphy, Norah Casey, Erin McGregor, Aoife Walsh, Jake Carter, Robert Heffernan, Tomás O'Leary, Anna Geary.
  • Robot Wars Special (BBC2, 7pm) Former champions and international bots.
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm) Repeated from last Monday.
  • Codebreaker (Discovery Science, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05) Another series of the poetry competition.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Another chance to miss the festive episode.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm) Some argue this is a competition show.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • Face Value (BET, 11pm) From the billing, sounds like Your Face or Mine.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) New.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30; earlier on Mon).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) New one-hour episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) New.
  • The Chef's Line (UK Living, 7pm) Home cooks go up against a professional chef. This show's from down under.
  • Coach Trip Road To Tenerife (E4, 7.30) It'll take 40 days and nights to get from Biarritz to Tenerife. Race cyclists could do that distance in half the time, but good luck with the swimming.

Monday 8 January

  • Round Britain Quiz (R4, 3pm) Midlands play North of England.
  • Questions Pour un Super Champion (TV5, 3.23) The grand final for 2017.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Dandies play Arrowheads in the Second Chance First Round.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Eight more students have just one thing in mind. Until then, they answer some questions.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm) Miles Jupp, Kate Williams, Sally Phillips, Roisin Conaty.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; not Wales, NI) Patrick Stewart, Richard Osman, Camilla Long.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 9 January

  • The Food Quiz (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2003.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.35) Children try to survive the zombie apocalypse in a school.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Who leaves? You deride. Bit on the Side follows at 11.35.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) With Joe Wilkinson, Jayde Adams, Jamie Laing, Paisley Billings.

Wednesday 10 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 8pm; UTV, 11.10) Anne Hegerty asks questions of families. Here, players buzz in and nominate a team-member to answer.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 10.05.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Repeat.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Scotland 11.45, not NI) Emily Diamond, Mark Foster, James Horwill, Mark Stoneman.

Thursday 11 January

  • Hunted (C4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Chloe Crowhurst, Marcel Sdomerville, Gabby Allen from Love Island.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Ashley Cole, Noel Fielding, Aisling Bea.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE2, 9.30) The companion show to Dancing With the Stars.

Friday 12 January

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5.30) Lauren Layfield and Matthew Crosby.
  • Clann Feirm Factor (TG4, 5.55) Resuming the inter-family farming contest.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 6pm) With a performance from Matt Terry.
  • Just Dance (Disney, 6.02) A contest for children's dance troupes. We think this is a contest, and not a Disney Channel Original Movie.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Including Celebrity Mastermind winner Lloyd Langford.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30) Repeated from Wednesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm) Leonardo da Vinci, Dreyfus affair, JS Back, The Inbetweeners.
  • Ar y Dibyn (S4C, 8.25) Challenges to test the strength and technique of young warriors.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Charlie Brooker, Scarlett Moffatt, and Pearl Mackie.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm) Ade Edmondson, Claude Littner, Cariad Lloyd, Jordan Stephens.
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, 9pm) With Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Claudia Winkleman, Miranda Hart, Jonathan Ross, Nish Kumar.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Going tonight... Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales, 11.05) Objects and Ornaments, with Sarah Millican, Cariad Lloyd, Alice Levine, and token bloke Alan Davies.
  • Crash Karaoke (MTV, 10.30).
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 10.40) Repeated from Saturday.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 2.50pm Sat, 3.10pm Sun).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 8am Tue).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3am Thu; STV, 3.05am Sat).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8am Thu and Fri).
  • Alphabetical (ITV, 3am Sat).
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