TV Guide 2020-01-11

It's Sunday, it's 9 o'clock, it's the new series of Love Island! (ITV2). Laura Whitmore is live in Cape Town with some of the aspirant amourous. On Thursday, it's followed by Iain Stirling's Celebability, the celebrity show hosted by the Fabulous Voice of Love Island.

Slightly more highbrow, Round Britain Quiz is back (Radio 4, Monday), asking questions that don't make sense even when we've heard the answers. Don't Scream is good advice for RBQ listeners, also a new horror show on BBC3 from Thursday.

The week ends in this fashion: It's Friday, it's six o'clock, it's Crackerjack! (CBBC) Sam and Mark promise to make the weekend fun.

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


Saturday 11 January

  • Top Class (BBC2, 6.50am); The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.25) As seen on CBBC about a month ago.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 9.55).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • America's Most Musical Family (Nickelodeon, 12 noon).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales 3.30) From Friday.


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) With Stephen are Shirley Ballas, Bhavna Limbachia, Ranj Singh.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.15) Soap, with Davood Ghadami, James Bye, Sharon Maughan, Tina Hobley, Steven Arnold, Julia Haworth, Julie Peasgood, Louis Emerick.
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 7pm) Heat 2.
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 7pm) Last Saturday's survivors sing again.
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 7.55) Welkom bij de beste detectiveshow op televisie - geen maskers nodig! Dit jaar, zijn ze in Communistisch Chinë. Sucess! Moltalk volgt op 9.05.
  • First & Last (BBC1, 8.10).
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV, 8.30).

Bonus feature

  • Sound of Gaming (Radio 3, 3pm) The occasional series on video game music returns, with Takeshi Furukawa of The Last Guardian.

Weekend repeats


  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.35) From last Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 2pm) From Sunday.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1 Wales, 2.30, elsewhere 3pm) From Thursday.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3.30) From Monday.
  • Quote... Unquote (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12 noon) From last Monday.
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 2.15) From last night.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 6.45) From More4 last Wednesday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12 midnight) From Friday.

Sunday 12 January

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.25).
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Donna Air and chums from 2018.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3, 6pm) The remaining six celebrities perform, and someone leaves.
  • !mpossible (Challenge, 6pm). New to the channel.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 7pm) Gluten-free cakes.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Réalta Agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30).
  • Die Jackpot Jäger (, 8.45) A team of three try to beat the brain.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and TV3, 9pm) Laura Whitmore presents live from Cape Town.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm).

Bonus feature

  • Star Trek Discovery (E4, 9pm) Locra is captured by the Klingons and held with criminal Harry Mudd. Never change, Star Trek, never change.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Richard Arnold (Mo), Paul Zenon (Tu-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) This week's teams: The Lancashire Hotpots, The Study Buddies, The Legion of Quiz, Mother Knows Best, Herd Mentality.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) New series.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Andrea McLean, Adil Ray, Rita Simons, Phil Wang. Series 1 is repeated on Dave at 7pm.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) Sur le pont d'Avignon.

Monday 13 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2012.
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Scotland (Val McDermid, Alan McCredie) play Wales (Myfanwy Alexander, David Edwards).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Marcus Brigstocke, Lou Sanders, Cally Beaton, Neil Delamere.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Edgar Wright films, Margery Fish, Downton Abbey, Louis Pasteur.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Electrophiles v Suits in the first final chance match.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 7.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm) Aftersun follows at 10pm on ITV2 and VM3.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Bonus feature

  • Getaways (BBC Scotland, 7.30) Eamonn Holmes tells us about childhood holidays in Antrim.

Tuesday 14 January

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 9pm) Rob Beckett, Katherine Ryan, Joe Swash, Angela Scanlon, Jamali Maddix, Maisie Adam.

Bonus feature

  • Being Gail Porter (BBC Scotland, 10pm) A frank interview with the star.

Wednesday 15 January

  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.45) Writing and rollercoasters.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (More4, 9pm) A chess set and some miniature vases.
  • The Challenge War of the Worlds (MTV, 10pm) Hasn't this finished yet? Two episodes.

Bonus feature

  • The Love Lottery (Talking Pictures, 7.25am) A movie star relocates to a quiet Italian village, where he's offered as the top prize in a lottery. David Niven and Peggy Cummins in this 1954 movie.

Thursday 16 January

  • It's Your Round (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2012.
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 4.05) A game of luck, judgement, and trust.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.20) From 2018.
  • Blue Peter (CBBC, 5.30) Sam and Mark promote the new series of Crackerjack.
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 6.30) Dame Sandi Toksvig, Angela Barnes, Harriet Dyer, token bloke Phil Wang.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 8pm) Sunday brunch.
  • Don't Scream (BBC3, from 8pm) Teams of friends endure shocks, surprises, and scares while they're doing simple tasks.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • A League of Their Own Eurotrip (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) They're from Barcelona, see.
  • Iain Stirling's Celebability (ITV2, 10.05) This week's celebs are Katherine Ryan, Roman Kemp, Judi Love, and Ade Adepitan.

Bonus feature

  • Einstein's Quantum Riddle (BBC4, 9pm) Quantum entanglement, or why charging cables always get into a knot.

Friday 17 January

  • The Good the Bad and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Elaine Malcolmson, Raymond Mearns, Gareth Waugh.
  • Crackerjack (CBBC, 6pm) Sam and Mark host, with Stickly Come Dancing and Double or Drop.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Adam Gemili, Heather Watson, Jonathan Trott, Dean Ashton.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm) Steph McGovern, Richard Osman, Jennifer Saunders, Joe Sugg.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 9.30; Wales, 11.05) Quagmire, with Sindhu Vee, Sally Phillips, Aisling Bea.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Eshaan Akbar, Angela Barnes, Ed Gamble, Rhys James, Sindhu Vee.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 11.25; Wales, NI 11.55) Maisie Williams joins the fun.

Bonus feature

  • The Goes Wrong Show (BBC1, 8.30) This weak, Cornley Polytechnic are horrors.

Sign language interpretation

  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (STV, 12.05am Sun; ITV, 3am Wed).
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 3.40am Mon).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 7.30am Mon, 8am Tue, Fri).
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