TV Guide 2018-01-27

Two new shows of note. All Together Now (BBC1, Sat) is Rob Beckett's new singing show, featuring the sometime Ginger Spice. Last Commanders (CBBC, Tue) tries to save a spaceship from computer viruses.

It's the final of Destination Eurovision (TV5, Sat), and the end of Celebrity Big Brother (C5, Fri).

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


Saturday 27 January

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 9am) Two episodes from a recent series.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.20) Sluggy the Sea Slug.
  • Raven (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Kelly Smith, John Rawling, Paul Sinha, Eddie Kadi.
  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 1pm) Another chance to see Sunday's show.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 1.25).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 3.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • And They're Off (BBC1, 5.40) Martin Offiah, Frankie Bridge, Russell Kane, Ben Cohen, Jenny Powell.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.25) Radio, with Mark Steel and Marcus Brigstocke, Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden, Liz Kershaw and Nihal, Shaun Keaveny and Nemone.
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 6.45; 3e 8pm).
  • All Together Now (BBC1, 7.15) Talented singers try to impress The 100.
  • Destination Eurovision (TV5, 7.59) En direct! La grande finale. "Eva", "OK ou KO", "Merci". Qui vanquira? Vous decidez!
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and TV3, 8pm).
  • Village of the Year (C4, 8pm) The winner of the "South East zone".
  • Blind Date (C5, 8pm).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.10).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9.15).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30) Stephen Mulhern, Louis Walsh, Rochelle Humes.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).

Sunday 28 January

  • Masterchef Junior Us (W, 8am) Four episodes.
  • Coach Trip (E4, 8.25) The week's five episodes repeated.
  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30am) Pollen is in danger.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.20) Pirate's Den.
  • Raven (CBBC, 10.30).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 11.30) Another chance to see last night's show.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15)
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 1.10) Repeated from Wednesday
  • Les Chefs! (TV5, 2.06).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 5pm) Jonathan Ross.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3, 6pm).
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 7pm) Repeated from last Monday.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) Repeated from last Monday.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Raw dog food.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (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 John Inverdale (Mo), Suzannah Lipscomb (Tu-Fr).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm) New.
  • Village of the Year (C4, 3pm) Central, which includes Northern Ireland (?!).
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New.
  • The Chef's Line (UK Living, 4pm) Two episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) Repeat.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; Wales 6.30 Th, 5.20 Fr) Last new episode on Monday.
  • Coach Trip Road To Tenerife (E4, 7.30) Week 4.

Monday 29 January

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2016.
  • Round Britain Quiz (R4, 3pm) North of England play Scotland.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Dandies and Escapologists.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) The group phase begins here, and ends in April next year.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10, not Wales) David Harewood, Kirsty Wark, Josh Widdicombe.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 30 January

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • Last Commanders (CBBC, 5.30) Sci-fi game show. Four teams of commanders guide their avatars to help Skye battle against the rogue AI Sciron.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 6.05) Last Commanders hits similar notes to this zombie escape room show.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 (Artsworld, 8pm) This week, they're painting Ross Kemp.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.35.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 10pm) Melanie C, Jesicca Knappett, Joe Wilkinson, Tom Allen.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 10.40) As seen elsewhere last week.

Wednesday 31 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 8pm; UTV 10.45 Thu) Pettigrew and Osholiki.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Repeat.

Thursday 1 February

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Extreme Hair Wars (5Star, 8pm) Confectionery in your hair.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 8pm) Two new episodes, apparently.
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Dawn Ward, Lauren Simon, Tanya Bardsley.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE2, 9.30) The companion show to Dancing With the Stars.

Friday 2 February

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2005.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 5.30) Tom Allen, Steve Bugeja, Martin Dougan, Athena Kugblenu.
  • Clann Feirm Factor (TG4, 5.55) It's the grand final.
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (CBBC, 6pm) Rebecca Adlington.
  • Pen Ben (R Cymru, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) With Jeremy Hardy and Hugo Rifkind.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Premier League special, with Dion Dublin, Graeme le Saux, Darren Bent, Alex Scott.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 8pm; Wales 7pm Sat) Into the semi-finals, with Olympic track and field, Tolpuddle Martyrs, Egyptian mythology, Daniel Clowes, Andrew Jackson.
  • Yankee Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Ar y Dibyn (S4C, 8.25) Another day without edible food.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Jimmy Carr begins two hours on telly here, with Steven Moffat and Rochelle Humes.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Lee Mack and Victoria Coren Mitchell play Alan Carr and Dane Baptiste. Sam Simmons is in the corner, and Jimmy Carr hosts.
  • Celebrity Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm) Live final. Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; Wales, 11.05) Oddballs, with Jason Manford, and (if they can make it from Channel 4) Jimmy Carr and Victoria Coren Mitchell.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.45), Take Me Out (ITV, 11.45) Repeated from Saturday.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Babushka (STV, 2.50am; rest of ITV, 3am)
  • Alphabetical (STV, 2.30am 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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