TV Guide 2019-01-19

Everything happens on Tuesday next week. In West Leeds, there's a Countdown Championship of Champions (C4). In North Greenwich, there's the ITV National Television Awards (ITV; VM1 Fri). And on a laptop near you, the UKGameshows / Bother's Bar Poll of the Year Results Show ( names 2018's most popular game shows.

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


Saturday 19 January 2019

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 8.30) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Strongman Champions' League (Spike, 10am) Not going out at 8pm any more.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am) A team and Peanut Butter.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.25) Five episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.15), The Chase (ITV, 5.15).
  • The Time it Takes (BBC1, 5.20).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.10) Richard Madeley, Dreda Say Mitchell, John O'Farrell, Lise Mayer, Jenny Colgan, Jane Fallon, Richard Stilgoe, Don Black.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 7pm) Johnny Vegas, Shaun Wallace, Brooke Vincent.
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 8pm).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV and VM1, 8pm).
  • Destination Eurovision (, 8.02) Semi-final 2.
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 8.10) Spin-off MolTalk follows afterwards.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30) Dani Dyer, Martin Kemp, Paddy McGuinness.

Weekend repeats


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 12.15) From last Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 6pm).
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 12.45) Repeat from last night.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) Repeat from Monday.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 4.30) 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. Original transmission was cancelled.

Sunday 20 January

  • The Crystal Maze (C4, 1.05am) Martial arts experts.
  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30) Capital Catastrophe: Goldfist wants to make London a horrible place to live. No one notices.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am) Mad Dogs and Line Drive.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.30; not Scotland).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.45; not Scotland) A classic episode of radio people.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and VM1, 6pm) Who skates off?
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) The Championship of Champions concludes on Tuesday with Jon Culshaw (Mo-Tu). Then it's normal games with Suzannah Lipscomb (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 Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Masterchef Yankee (W, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 7.30).

Monday 21 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 3pm) Wales and Scotland.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Richard Osman, Holly Walsh, Susan Calman, David O'Doherty.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Pyromaniacs and Time Ladies.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 8.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 22 January

  • Hunted (C4, 1am) Repeat from Thursday; The Crystal Maze (C4, 1.55am) The Watsons.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • National Television Awards (ITV, 7.30; VM1, 9pm Fri) A gala night for the most popular programmes on telly.
  • The / Bother's Bar Poll of the Year Results (, 9pm) Which was the most popular new game show of last year? Which was worst? Will The Chase do the double again? The fans' eye view.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Turbot charged.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45 Wed, not Wales) A repeat.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.10, Scot 11.45).
  • Oci Oci Oci (S4C, 11pm).

Wednesday 23 January

  • The 99p Challenge (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Hot potato.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 9.30) The celebrity final.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm) Desiree Burch, Kate Williams, Katy Brand, Nish Kumar. This episode, "Emma", was postponed from 16 January.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.05, Scot 11.45) Troy Deeney, Jenny Meadows, Naomi Broady, Kristian Thomas.

Thursday 24 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm) Frozen cards.
  • A League of Their Own European Road Trip (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Tennis in Monaco.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.45; UTV, 11.45, STV 12.05am, not HTV Wales or Border) Repeat from Saturday.

Friday 25 January

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Hugo Rifkind, Neil Delamere, Jen Brister, Nish Kumar.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30) Preview of this Sunday's Dancing With the Stars.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Joe Wilkinson, Richard Ayoade, Aisling Bea, with Tom Allen giving the results.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Procrastination, with Aisling Bea, Holly Walsh, and Nikki Bedi.

Sign language interpretation

  • Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 7.30am Mo, 8am Th).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8am Tu).
  • Amazing Greys (STV, 12.35am We).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8.30 We).
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 3am Sa; STV 12.05am Tu).
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