TV Guide 2021-01-16

Back this week: Catchpoint (BBC1, Sat), beginning with a celebrity edition. We've a new run (or skate, or whatever) for Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, Sun), but pay for it with new Millionaire (ITV and VM1, Sun). Thursday sees The Chasers' Road Trip (ITV).

And it's The Poll of the Year Results Show (, Sun). Can any show stop Beat the Chasers from being the best? Only one man knows, and he'll spill all the beans in an online special.

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



Saturday 16 January

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.30) Five episodes. Not billed in listings magazines.
  • The Masked Singer Unmasked (ITV2, 1.05).


  • Y Siambr (S4C, 5.50) Another chance to see the game in a cave.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 6pm) Kimberly Wyatt (Bob Fosse), Darren Kennedy (The Geisha), Normski (electronic music of the 80s and 90s), Aoife Hands (Amy Winehouse).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6pm; VM1 8pm Sun) Emily Atack, Brenda Edwards, Martin Kemp.
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.30) A celebrity game.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7pm) Impressionists: Debra Stephenson, Luke Kempner, Jan Ravens, Ronni Ancona, Rory Bremner, Jess Robinson, Steve Nallon, Josh Berry.
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 7pm).
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 8.30).
  • The Voice of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8.30).
  • Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (ITV, 10pm) Guests this week: Chizzy Akudolu, Shirley Ballas, Roman Kemp, The Fabulous Iain Stirling.

Weekend repeats


  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 10am) From Thursday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday. Nish Kumar, Felicity Ward, Lucy Porter, Gavin Webster.
  • Junior Bake Off (4Seven, 2pm) All five episodes.
  • Lingo (ITV, 4.30) From Wednesday.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6.20) From Friday.
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 6.50) From Wednesday.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12.04) From last Monday.

Dancing on Ice

Sunday 17 January

  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 9am) The final from 2017.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 9.40) Joe Tasker, Annabelle Davis, Thanyia Moore, Marek Larwood.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not Scot).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Repeat, with Suzi Perry.


  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6pm) The first six contestants perform.
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7.45) Brick by brick.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9pm).
  • The Poll of the Year Results Show (, 9pm) Brig Bother reveals the results of this year's most impotent vote. Results are analysed by the people behind some of your favourite shows.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Best Bits (E4, 10pm) Compilation.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 9.55) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scot 10am Mon, Wed, Fri and not Thu).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Richard Arnold (Mo-Tu), Prue Leith (We-Fr).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm; some episodes repeated about 12.30am).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; not We).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30; not We).
  • Junior Bake Off (C4, 5pm; rpt 4seven 7pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; not We).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; We on BBC2) New episodes.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) Maisie Adam, Rory Bremner, James Cracknell, Michelle Gayle.
  • Love Bites (ITV2, 6pm).
  • Love Island Usa (VM2, 10pm) For viewers in Ireland; as seen on ITV2 last year.

Monday 18 January

Is there a Y in the day? The Bidding Room locks the door, Pointless takes the well-trodden path to BBC2, as BBC1 shows Matt Hancock's Half Hour.

  • Hidden Treasures (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Antiques quiz from 1998.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 7.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Sindhu Vee, Lloyd Langford, Zoe Lyons, Henning Wehn.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) A civilian edition: 2012 sport, JS Haldane, Hancock's Half Hour, John Wyndham's novels.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Last Chance round, match 2: Bridges v Puzzle Hunters.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 2.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; NI 10pm Fri) Repeat from October 2019.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 10.45; NI, 11.15) Elizabeth Hurley is this week's guest judge. First seen on BBC3 online last week.
  • Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (ITV, 10.45; STV 11.05, HTV Cymru 11.10, UTV 11.40) Repeat from Saturday.

Tuesday 19 January

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 6pm) Repeat from last Wednesday.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 11.45; Wales 12.05am, NI 12.15am) Repeat from Saturday.

Bonus features

  • Carol Vorderman Closer to Home (BBC1 Wales, 8.30) Can Carol fly in a simulator? Has this series been an audition for The Krypton Factor?

Wednesday 20 January

Scheduled news coverage means there's no Tipping Point, The Bidding Room, or The Chase. Pointless makes a rare planned move to BBC2.

An unscheduled extension to the scheduled news coverage took Lingo off the air, as well.

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.45am; NI 1.15am, not Wales) Repeat from Friday.
  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) As seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 9pm) Jimi Hendrix, Richard Feynman, George Buchanan, Lady Margaret Beaufort.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.55) Repeat from last Thursday.
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 10.55) Repeat from 2020.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.35) "I am a Goliath strong".

Thursday 21 January

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 6.30) Scarlett Moffatt, Lindsey Santoro, Sindhu Vee, Josh Pugh.
  • Pooch Perfect (BBC1, 8pm) Cocker spaniels.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3 online, 8pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm) Random, with Bill Bailey, Daliso Chaponda, Sally Phillips.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sean Lock and Paul Foot play Jon Richardson and Angela Barnes. John Cooper Clarke has the poetry.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 9.30) Angela Barnes, Catherine Bohart, Ed Gamble, Rhys James, Michael Odewale.

Bonus feature

  • The Chasers' Road Trip (ITV, 9pm) Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, and Mark Labbett travel the world and try to beat a super-intelligent chimp.

Friday 22 January

Oh no not again. Bidding Room closed, Pointless gets out its Frequent Flyer card for BBC2.

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Zaltzman and panellists.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.05) Darren Bent, Colin Jackson, Beth Tweddle, Karen Pickering.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 9pm) Josh Widdicombe, Gemma Cairney, Raj Bisram, Sophie Hermann.
  • Hewlfa Drysor (S4C, 9pm) In a change to listings magazines, the treasure hunt's in Brynaman.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).

Sign language interpretation

  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV, 3.15am Sun).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 2.30am Wed, 3am Thu).
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