TV Guide 2020-01-25

Fancy moving to Alaska? Six couples do, and on Win the Wilderness (BBC2, Sun) they can win a house there. We have new series of Dress to Impress (ITV2, weekdays) and Celebrity Come Dine with Me (E4, weeknights).

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Saturday 25 January - Burns Night

  • Top Class The Grand Final (BBC2, 6.50am); The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 7.15) As seen on CBBC about a month ago.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 8.45).
  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 8.45) A repeat of the pick-your-own-nose contest.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Beat the Chef (C4, 12.55) Two episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.55) Five episodes.
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 4pm); The Chase (ITV, 4.30).


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) With Chris Hoy, Martine McCutcheon and Faye Tozer..
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 6.15) Heat 4, the final audition.
  • Één jaar gratis (, 6.20) Another series of the elimination quiz.
  • America's Most Musical Family (Nickelodeon, 6.31).
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 7pm) Who's still in? Ken isn't, he's sloped off and been replaced by a passing Donny Osmond.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 7.30) Celebrity edition, repeated from last year.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.45) Sports, with Tanni Grey-Thompson, David Wilkie, Matthew Hoggard, Graeme Swann, Jo Pavey, Ade Adepitan, Helen Glover, Heather Stanning.
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 7.55) Moltalk volgt op 9pm.
  • 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.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm; Wales 9.30; NI 10pm) Qanimals.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2 NI 10.45) A recent episode.

Weekend repeats


  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.40) From last Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Got What it Takes? (CBBC, 7pm); Crackerjack (CBBC, 7.35) From Wednesday and Friday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12 noon) From last Monday.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC2 11.30) From Thursday.
  • The Voice of Holland of This Territory (ITV, 12.35).
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 2.05) From last night.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7pm) From More4 last Wednesday.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) From Thursday.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.15; Scotland 12.30am, not Wales) From Friday.

Sunday 26 January

  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 6.20am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.30).
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 11.30; Wales, 12 noon).
  • Beat the Chef (C4, 2pm) Two episodes from last year.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.35).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) A Coronation Street special from 2018.


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3, 6pm).
  • !mpossible (Challenge, 6pm). New to the channel.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Réalta Agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30).
  • Win the Wilderness (BBC2, 9pm) Six couples compete for the ownership of an extraordinary home in the Alaskan wilderness.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and TV3, 9pm).
  • SAS Who Dares Wins (C4, 9pm).
  • Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Talking Pictures, 9pm) A 1958 episode hosted by Tommy Trinder, with Sarah Vaughan, Dick Shawn, Marvin Rainwater, Pinky and Perky, The John Tiller Girls, and a game of Beat the Clock.
  • Die NDR Quizshow (, 9.05).
  • Die Jackpot Jäger (, 9.15).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Dan Walker (Mo), Dr Phil Hammond (Tu-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) This week's teams: Never Gonna Gibb You Up, The RG Bhajis, Dundeel, Cop a Load of Us, The Leading Ladies.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30).
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 4.55) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Radzi Chinyanganya, Hal Cruttenden, Kerry Godliman, Ebony Rainford-Brent.
  • Yankee Masterchef (W, 7pm) New series.
  • Celebrity Come Dine with Me (E4, 7.30) Jack Fincham, Abz Love, Dani Harmer, Mark Francis, Donna and Verona from Pants on Fire.
  • Junior Bake Off (E4, 8pm) Repeated from last year.

Monday 27 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2012.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Northern Ireland (Paddy Duffy, Freya McClements) play The South (Paul Sinha, Marcus Berkmann).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Susan Calman, Graeme Garden, Sindhu Vee, Lloyd Langford.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Endeavours v Junipers in the third final chance match.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 1.
  • 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 Worst Witch (CBBC, 5pm) Series four of the fantasy about kids who cast spells. Mildred gets a surprising new look.

Tuesday 28 January

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • Just a Minute: 50 Years in 28 Minutes (Radio 4, 6.30) A tribute to Nicholas Parsons.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) This week, the artists paint Trevor Nelson.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, 9pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 11pm) Paul Merton talks with Nicholas Parsons, from January 2018.

Bonus feature

  • The National Television Awards (ITV, 7.30) Remember, it's 100% televote. Never mind the quality, feel the popularity. David Walliams is the new Michael Aspel.

Wednesday 29 January

  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.45) Bars and the beast.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 8.30) Seen elsewhere last Friday.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (More4, 9pm) Throw two vases while blindfolded.

Bonus feature

  • Red Button Text (BBC Freeview channels, all day) The BBC chose not to incorporate teletext in their digital signals, as happens on the continent, and claims the "web app" is an adequate replacement. After 47 years, the CEEFAX project comes to an end, another casualty of penny-pinching by people without any soul or vision.

Thursday 30 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Beste Vrienden Quiz (, 4.05).
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.20) From 2018.
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 6.30) Sara Pascoe, Jen Brister, Sally-Anne Hayward, Gearoid Farrelly.
  • Best Home Cook (BBC1, 8pm) Ultimate Curry night: a vegetarian feast of two different curries, a traditional bread, and a fried snack..
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Miles Jupp and Sophie Duker, with Lee and Dean looking after the dictionaries.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • A League of Their Own Eurotrip (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Skydive at an indoor centre.
  • Iain Stirling's Celebability (ITV2, 10.05), Tom Jones, Meghan Trainor, Olly Murs. Hey, that's what the ITV Press Office told us, and they're never wrong.

Bonus feature

  • The Skivers (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm) Leslie Phillips guests on this 1994 sketch comedy, with Nick Golson, Tim de Jongh, and rising star Mel Giedroyc.

Friday 31 January

  • The Good the Bad and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Billy Kirkwood, Jay Lafferty, Liam Withnail.
  • Crackerjack (CBBC, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) With Andy Zaltzman, Suzi Ruffell, Anand Menogame, but professional fun sponge Geoff Norcott.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Jake Ball, Anne Keothavong, Adam Jones.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm) Jo Brand, Simon Day, Kiri Pritchard-McClean, Henning Wehn.
  • Love Island (ITV2 and VM1, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 9.30; Wales, 11.05) Queens, with Sarah Millican, David Mitchell, Colin Lane
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 10.59; Wales, NI 10.59) Geri Halliwell joins the teams and asks "why did our clocks stop about an hour ago?"

Bonus feature

  • V for Vendetta (Sony Movies, 9pm) An anti-fascist revolution on the streets of London, it's a clear alternative to what's on some other channels.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 9.30am Sat) Two episodes.
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 2.40am Mon).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 7.30am Mon, 8am Tue, Fri).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 3am Thu, not STV).
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