TV Guide 2019-01-12

Saturday night has the welcome return of The Time it Takes (BBC1), and Richard Osman continues his move to light entertainment behemoth on Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV).

To Spain for Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, weekday evenings), and it's the last in the present series of Beat the Internet with John Robins (Dave, Thu).

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


Saturday 12 January 2019

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 8.30) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am) The first episode they showed on Nick-us.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 3.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 4pm)
  • The Time it Takes (BBC1, 5.25) Crack two dozen eggs with a flip-flop.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.20) Comedians: James Acaster, Joel Dommett, Tom Allen, Ellie Taylor, Alex Horne, Isy Suttie, Ava Vidal, Marlon Davis.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Richard Osman (ITV, 7pm) This week, Richard is joined by Gregg Wallace and Penny Lancaster.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and VM1, 8pm).
  • Strongman Champions' League (Spike, 8pm)
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 8.10).
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 8.10) Spin-off MolTalk follows afterwards.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm; Wales 12.45am) Pain and Punishment.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30) With Danny Dyer, Sally Phillips, and Chris Kamara.

Weekend repeats


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 12.15) From last Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 6.30).


  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 11am) Repeat from last night.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) Repeat from Monday.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 4.10) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) Repeat from Friday.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 11pm; not NI) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Hunted (C4, 12 midnight) Repeat from Thursday.

Sunday 13 January

  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30) Law and Disorder: Goldfist impersonates an MP and tries to get silly laws passed. No-one in government raises an eyebrow.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am).
  • Tenable (ITV, 12.40; not HTV Cymru); Tipping Point (ITV, 1.40); The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 2.40).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.50).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.40) A classic episode with Guy Henry.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and VM1, 6pm) Who skates off?
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Pastry.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) The Championship of Champions continues, with Linda Papadopoulos (Mo-Tu), Jon Culshaw (We-Fr).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The £100k Drop (C4, 4pm; rpt 4Seven 7pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) James and Ola Jordan, Charlotte Crosby and Josh Ritchie, Sam Thompson and James Dunmore, Bobby Norris and Nadia Essex, Lisa Maffia and Mutya Buena.

Monday 14 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 3pm).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Henning Wehn, Lloyd Langford, Lou Sanders, Zoe Lyons.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Into the Second Round Proper with the Poptimists and LARPers.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 7.
  • Dragons' Den (RTE2, 8pm) A new series.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales, NI, 11.10).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 15 January

  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Land, sea, air.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) A repeat. Cancelled to make way for extended news coverage earlier in the evening.
  • Oci Oci Oci (S4C, 11pm) Another chance to see the boozy darts quiz.

Wednesday 16 January

  • The 99p Challenge (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Cut-price entertainment from 2000.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Soup safari.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 9.30) Another celebrity edition, with Gwennan Harries, Rhys Meirion, Ifan Jones Evans, Beth Angell.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm) Desiree Burch, Kate Williams, Katy Brand, Nish Kumar. Extended news coverage postpones this episode till next week.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45 11.25) Sonia O'Sullivan, Roger Black, Jason Bell, Osi Umenyiora. Delayed because the FA Cup replay went to extra time.

Thursday 17 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Beat the Internet with John Robins (Dave, 8pm) Two episodes to end the series.
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm) Charming your way around the playing area.
  • A League of Their Own European Road Trip (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Darts in Rotterdam, or anywhere. Subject to delay if live basketball over-runs.

Friday 18 January

  • Guess What? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1998.
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05) Pick your own nose.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Hamilton, Katie Perrior, Danielle Ward, Phil Wang.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 7.30; Wales 8.30) Ana Matronic (Bionic Woman), Joe Thomas (George Orwell), Maggie Alphonsi (Denise Lewis), Jay Rayner (Arthur Freed). Postponed from 31 December.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; not Wales) Albert Einstein, "Hamish Macbeth" novels, Joseph Paxton, Pharaoh Akhenaten.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30) Preview of this Sunday's Dancing With the Stars.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 9pm) Stacey Dooley, Alex Jones (from The One Show), Rachel Parris, Henning Wehn.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Claudia Winkleman play Jon Richardson and Henning Wehn, with Nick Helm in the corner.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Potpourri, you never know what will turn up. Phill Jupitus, Cally Beaton, Rhod Gilbert
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.45; UTV, 11.15) Repeat from Saturday.

Sign language interpretation

  • Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 7.30am Mo, 8am Th).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8am Tu).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30 We).
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 3am Sa; not STV).
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