TV Guide 2021-01-30

In a quiet week for new games, we recommend Royal Flush's Massive Charity Stream Marathon (, happening for most of Saturday.

Alan Carr takes over Interior Design Masters (BBC2, Tue), and Mel Giedroyc asks for the most Unforgivable sin (Dave, Tue). It's also the final of Mastermind Cymru (S4C, Wed).

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Saturday 30 January

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • The Masked Singer Unmasked (ITV2, 12.45).
  • Royal Flush's Massive Charity Stream Marathon (, 1pm) Raising money for a good cause by playing original game shows. The headline attraction is Face Off at 9pm, featuring Tom Scott of The Internet, Dan Peake of Dan's Quiz, Paul Farrer from so many soundtracks, and Lucy Porter from Celebrity Mastermind Champion of Champions.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.05) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Y Siambr (S4C, 5.20).


  • Celebrity Catchpoint (BBC1, 5.30) Ore Oduba, Kelvin Fletcher, Rev Kate Bottley, Rev Richard Coles.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Drama: Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Julia Brown, Arthur Darvill, Philip Franks, Cathy Tyson, Trudie Goodwin, Cathy Shipton.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6pm; VM1 8pm Sun) Phil Daniels, Steph McGovern, AJ Odudu.
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 7pm).
  • The Voice of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8.30).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9.15; not NI) Revolutions, repeated.
  • Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (ITV, 10pm) Guests this week: Angela Griffin, Martin Kemp, Jessica Knappett, Jason Manford.

Weekend repeats


  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 10am) From Thursday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Junior Bake Off (4Seven, 3pm) All five episodes.
  • Lingo (ITV, 4.30) From Tuesday.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6.20) From Friday.
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 6.25) From Wednesday.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) From last Monday.
  • Lightning (BBC2, 5.45) From last Monday, Zoe completes seven appearances in seven days across the BBC.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.05) Repeat from Thursday.

Sunday 31 January

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting and CITV, 8.30am) New to Channel 3, the high-concept challenges in a cave show.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 9.40) Ben Cajee, Zoe Lyons, Bec Hill, Marlon Davis.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not Scot).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Repeat, with Ore Oduba.


  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6pm) It's musicals week. Something something Jason Donovan something something Any Skate Will Do.
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 8pm) Flowers.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8.10; VM1, 9pm).

Bonus feature

  • Songs of Praise (BBC1, 1.15) Coverage from the Gospel Singer of the Year contest.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 9.55) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Scotland 10am (12.15 Tue, 11.45 We); elsewhere 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Adrian Chiles (Mo-Tu), Jenny Eclair (We-Fr).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm; some episodes repeated about 12.30am).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) Raj Bisram, Josie Lawrence, Mark Watson, Laura Whitmore.
  • Love Bites (ITV2, 6pm).
  • Lightning (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Love Island Usa (VM2, 10pm) For viewers in Ireland; as seen on ITV2 last year.

Bonus feature

  • Mend it for Money (C4, 5pm) Restoration experts pitch for the job of restoring something valuable. Not really a game, at least in the pilot.

Monday 1 February

No The Bidding Room today, as BBC1 preferred to carry Very Very Pointless. Xander and Richard's programme is on BBC2.

  • Hidden Treasures (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Antiques quiz from 1998.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 9.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp, Holly Walsh.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Mammals, Friends, Damien Hirst, Wimbledon men's singles since 1968.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Last Chance round, match 4: Polyhymnians v Severns.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 4.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Claudia Winkleman, Rev Kate Bottley, Sara Barron, Ed Gamble.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; not NI, Wales) Repeat from November 2019, with Zoe Lyons.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.45, NI 12.15) Jourdan Dunn joins for sewing week. First seen on BBC3 online last week.
  • Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (ITV, 10.45; STV 11.05, HTV Cymru 11.15, UTV 12.35am) Repeat from Saturday.

Tuesday 2 February

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Step Up to the Plate (CBBC, 5pm) Heat 1: Fright Bites, service day.
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 6pm) Repeat from last Wednesday.
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 8pm) Alan Carr transforms shops, homes, and restaurants (whatever they are).
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC1, 9pm) The perfect breakfast for houseguests, which is (apparently) a crossword.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Rest and Recreation, repeated.
  • Unforgivable (Dave, 10pm) Celebrities dredge up past sins as they compete to convince Mel Giedroyc that they are the most unforgivable person in the room.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.45; NI 12.15am) Repeat from last Friday.

Wednesday 3 February

Our Pointless friend knocks off The Bidding Room and deposes Pointless to BBC2.
  • 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).
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC1, 9pm) Burger and chips? Now we're interested.
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 9pm) The grand final! Castles of Wales, Lord of the Rings, Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.40) "Jackets and eggs".

Thursday 4 February

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 6.30) Kemah Bob, Josie Long, Joanne McNally, Stephen Bailey.
  • Pooch Perfect (BBC1, 8pm) Whose baby?
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3 online, 8pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 9pm) VG-R part 2.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe play Sean Lock and Richard Ayoade. Nick Helm's in the corner.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 9.30) Maisie Adam, Angela Barnes, Ed Gamble, Glenn Moore, Ahir Shah. Last in the series.

Bonus feature

  • The Chasers' Road Trip (ITV, 9pm) Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, and Mark Labbett complete their travels around the world and meet some superintelligent robots.

Friday 5 February

Cricket returns to Channel 4. Bad news for fans of Come Dine with Me, as the morning's five episodes won't be shown.

  • Say the Word (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Frank Delaney's language game, from 2001.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Zaltzman and panellists.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.35; Scot 11.35, not Wales) Michael Vaughan, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Elise Christie, John Regis.
  • Hewlfa Drysor (S4C, 9pm) This week, the treasure hunt's back in Llangernyw.

Sign language interpretation

  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV, 3.15am Sun).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 1.55am Wed).
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