TV Guide 2018-01-13

Great news for the most intellectual, with new episodes of Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, Sat and Sun). Older viewers might prefer Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, Mon). Even older viewers might enjoy Village of the Year (C4, weekdays). Destination Eurovision (TV5, Sat) allows us to compare F2 with the BBC.

A new run of Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, Tue). "The Most Dangerous Quiz on TV" is The Wave (W, weekdays).

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


Saturday 13 January

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 9am) Another chance to see a recent series.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.20) Silly Sounding Sea Creatures.
  • Raven (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 12.35) Another chance to see Sunday's show.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 4.20).


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10) Jo Rowsell-Shand, Louis Payne, Eddie Butler, George Lewis. Postponed from last week.
  • And They're Off (BBC1, 6pm) Very pleasant - if insubstantial - show.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.40) Academia, with John Cooper Clarke and Suzannah Lipscomb, Mark Horton and Alice Roberts, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Jim Al-Khalili, Robin Ince and Kate Williams.
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 6.45; 3e 8pm).
  • Codebreaker (Discovery Science, 7pm).
  • Wedding Day Winners (BBC1, 7.25) Oof.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8pm).
  • Blind Date (C5, 8pm).
  • Destination Eurovision (TV5, 8pm) France 2 holds a contest to select its entry for Senior Eurovision. The first of three shows.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (5*, 9pm; C5 and 3e, 10.30).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9.45) Objects and Ornaments.

Sunday 14 January

  • Masterchef Junior Us (W, 8am) Four episodes.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Challenge, 7am) To 11am.
  • Coach Trip (E4, 8.25) The week's five episodes repeated.
  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.20) Pirate Pox.
  • Raven (CBBC, 10.30).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 12 noon) Another chance to see last night's show.
  • Blind Date (C5, 12 noon) Repeated from last night.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 (Artsworld, 12 noon) All nine episodes from last year's series. To see Landscape Artist of the Year 2017, rotate your television through 90 degrees.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15)
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 1.40) Repeated from Wednesday
  • The Chase (Challenge, 1pm) To 6pm.
  • Les Chefs! (TV5, 2.11) A francophone take on Masterchef.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 5pm) Henry Blofeld.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3, 6pm).
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm) Repeated from last Monday.
  • Codebreaker (Discovery Science, 7pm).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) Repeated from last Monday.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm) Children's trackers.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, 10pm) Repeated from Friday.
  • Face Value (BET, 11pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Richard Arnold (Mo), Raj Bisram (Tu-Fr).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) New.
  • Village of the Year (C4, 3pm) Penelope Keith seeks the rural idyll.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 3.55) A new series.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) New.
  • The Chef's Line (UK Living, 6pm).
  • Coach Trip Road To Tenerife (E4, 7.30) Week 2.
  • The Wave (W, 8pm) Rylan Clark-Neal is in the sunny Med. Lucky chap. Two pairs take on "the most dangerous quiz on TV".

Monday 15 January

  • Round Britain Quiz (R4, 3pm) South of England play Northern Ireland.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Cricketers play Escapologists in the Second Chance First Round.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm) "Jane", with Adrian Chiles, Suzannah Lipscomb, Sara Pascoe, Anita Rani.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 16 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.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 (Artsworld, 8pm) This week, they're painting David Tennant.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bye, then. Bit on the Side follows at 11.35.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) With Joey Essex, Cathy Newman, Roisin Conaty, Nish Kumar.

Wednesday 17 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 8pm; UTV, 11.10).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Repeat.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45) Sam Quek, Goldie Sayers, Nick Matthew, Neil Hodgson.

Thursday 18 January

  • Hunted (C4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm)
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Aaron Ramsey, Romesh Ranganathan, Kate Abdo.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE2, 9.30) The companion show to Dancing With the Stars.

Friday 19 January

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5.30) Sam and Mark.
  • Clann Feirm Factor (TG4, 5.55) Gill and Walsh in the first semi-final.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 6pm) A prank on Katie Thistleton.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) With Kerry Godliman and Isabel Hardman.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30) Repeated from Wednesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm) Blur, David Foster Wallace, Thursday Next, American Civil War.
  • Yankee Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Ar y Dibyn (S4C, 8.25) Do the warriors trust each other?
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Alex Brooker, Sally Phillips, but Jeremy Paxman.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm) Denise Lewis, Richard Osman, Robert Rinder, Katherine Ryan.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson play Kevin Bridges and Jessica Knappett, with John Cooper Clarke.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Going tonight... Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales, 11.05) Occult, with Aisling Bea, Russell Brand, and Noel Fielding.
  • Crash Karaoke (MTV, 10.30).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40), Take Me Out (ITV, 11.45) Repeated from Saturday.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (ITV, 3am; STV 3.15am)
  • Alphabetical (STV, 2.55am Tue; rest of ITV, 3am Sat).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 8am Tue).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3am Thu; STV, 3.05am Sat).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8am Thu and Fri).
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