TV Guide 2020-01-18

Just the one new show this week, Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, Tue). There's one very old show of note: from 1957, it's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures).

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


Saturday 18 January

  • Top Class (BBC2, 7am); The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.30) As seen on CBBC about a month ago.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Rajagiri National Business Quiz (NDTV 24x7, 11am) A quiz for corporate India.
  • America's Most Musical Family (Nickelodeon, 12 noon).
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.25); The Chase (ITV, 4.25).


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) With Sophie Ellis Bextor, Sean Fletcher, Ryan Thomas.
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 6.15) Heat 3.
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 7pm) The Sunday stars return.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.40) Comedians, with Sofie Hagen, Jenny Eclair, Cariad Lloyd, Darren Harriott, Nish Kumar, and Ed Gamble. Owing to a mistake in the booking process, this episode also features the patently unfunny Simon Evans and Geoff Norcott, so bring your own fast-forward button.
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 7.55) Één hondred en zeventig euro. London Jam Week was een grooter success! Moltalk volgt op 9.05.
  • First & Last (BBC1, 8.30).
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV and VM1, 8.30).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.35).
  • Love Island Unseen Bits (ITV2, 9pm) Highlights from the last week.

Bonus feature

  • Dermot O'Leary (Radio 2, 8am) Start your weekend right, with Dermo and Only Connect question-setter Daniel Radcliffe.

Weekend repeats


  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.35) From last Sunday.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC2 12 noon) From Thursday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 1pm) From Sunday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12 noon) From last Monday.
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 2.05) From last night.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7pm) From More4 last Wednesday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12 midnight; Scotland 1.15am) From Friday.

Sunday 19 January

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.25).
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Beat the Chef (C4, 2pm) Two episodes from last year.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.35).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales 4.10) Seen elsewhere on Friday.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Bonnie Langford and chums from 2018.
  • !mpossible (Challenge, 5pm). New to the channel.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3, 6pm).
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Réalta Agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30).
  • Love Island (ITV2 and TV3, 9pm) Laura Whitmore presents live from Cape Town.
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm).
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) A 1957 episode hosted by Hughie Green, with Mario Lanza, Les Maragones, George Holmes, and Les Maturines.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 9.05).
  • Die Jackpot Jäger (, 9.15).

Bonus feature

  • Mary Berry's Country House (BBC2, 11.30am) This week, Mary's at Powderham Castle, with the Duke of Devonshire and his wife AJ Langer.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Paul Zenon (Mo), Dan Walker (Tu-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) This week's teams: The Netball Breakers, Kilty Pleasures, Izzet Izzet Wicked, The Science Alliance, Dream Gurlz.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Michelle Ackerley, Matt Forde, Fred MacAulay, Judy Murray.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) La terminale woche.

Monday 20 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2012.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) The North (Stuart Maconie and Adele Geras) play The Midlands (Stephen Maddock and Elizabeth-Jane Burnett).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Holly Walsh, Henning Wehn, Tony Hawks, Sally Phillips.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) The Book of Mormon, Franz Kafka, Durham county cricket, Lord of the Rings films.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Darksiders v Forrests in the second final chance match.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 8.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm) Aftersun follows at 10pm on ITV2 and VM3.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Bonus feature

  • The Conversation (BBC World Service, 11.30am) "Looking For Love On Reality TV?" with Montana Rose Brown from Love Island, and Rey Letoosa from Date My Family.

Tuesday 21 January

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Painting Micky Flanagan.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 9pm).

Bonus feature

  • Crazy Delicious (C4, 8pm) New ideas on old foods, and might just be a competition.

Wednesday 22 January

  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.45) Dance dance dance.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (More4, 9pm) Animal figures.

Bonus feature

  • Groundhog Day (Sony Movies, 6.55) No, it's not 2 February.

Thursday 23 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 4.05) A game of luck, judgement, and trust.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.20) From 2018.
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 6.30) Dame Sandi Toksvig, Angela Barnes, Harriet Dyer, Phil Wang.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 8pm) Mary Berry asks the team to cook birthday cakes.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Richard Ayoade, Katherine Ryan, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, with an anecdote from David O'Doherty.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • A League of Their Own Eurotrip (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Someone's told them about Oktoberfest.
  • Iain Stirling's Celebability (ITV2, 10.05) Joe Swash, Jack P. Shepherd, Nikki Sanderson and Helen Bauer.

Bonus feature

  • Des Doesn't Do (BBC Scotland, 8.30) Laura Anderson and Buddy try to convince Des Clarke that dogs are decent.

Friday 24 January

  • The Good the Bad and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Kai Humphries, Stuart Mitchell, Jeannie Jones.
  • Crackerjack (CBBC, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Sam Quek, Roger Black, Gareth Anscombe, Jonny Brownlee.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm) Tom Allen, Vicki Pepperdine, Esme Young, but Geoff Norcott who still isn't funny.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 9.30; Wales, 11.05) Quills, with Jimmy Carr, Tom Allen, Lou Sanders.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Repeat from November 2019.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 11.25; Wales, NI 11.55) Twiggy judges the fashions.

Bonus feature

  • No Gods No Golf (Radio 4, 11.30am) A sitcom written by, and starring, Zoe Lyons.

Sign language interpretation

  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (STV, 12.05am Sun; ITV, 3am Wed).
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 1.40am Mon).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 7.30am Mon, 8am Tue, Fri).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 3am Thu, not STV).
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