TV Guide 2021-02-06

A very quiet week for new shows, as in it's Hypothetical (Dave, Wed). Zoe Lyons is everywhere, guesting on House of Games and The Unbelievable Truth as well as her own Lightning.

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


Saturday 6 February

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • The Masked Singer Unmasked (ITV2, 12.45).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.25) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.45).
  • Y Siambr (S4C, 5.30).


  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 5.40) Seen elsewhere last Friday.
  • Celebrity Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.30) Joel Dommett, Hannah Cooper, Rickie Haywood Williams, Tomorrow's Star Melvin Odoom.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 7pm) Martin Roberts (Thunderbirds), Fern Britton (Mary of Teck), Victoria Ekanoye (Pretty Woman), Arthur Williams (WW2 aircraft).
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 7pm; VM1, 7.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.30) Child stars: Adrian Hall, Julie Dawn Cole, Lyndyann Barrass, David Peachey, Nick Bond-Owen, Jessica Forte, Sally Thomsett, Tyger Drew-Honey.
  • The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 8.30; VM1, 9pm).
  • Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (ITV, 10pm) Guests this week: Tom Allen, Clare Balding, Russell Kane, AJ Odudu.

Weekend repeats


  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 10am) From Thursday.
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC2, 12 noon) From Tuesday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6.15) From Friday.
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 6.30) From Wednesday.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 12.04) From last Monday.
  • Lightning (BBC2, 5.40) From last Monday.

Sunday 7 February

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting and CITV, 8.30am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 9.40) Jarred Christmas, Ola Labib, Nathan Caton, Naomi Wilkinson.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; not Wales, Scot).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.55) Repeat, with Coronation Street actors.


  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6pm).
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 8pm) Music week.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9pm).

Bonus feature

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

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 9.55; not Mo, Tu if the cricket runs on) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 Scotland 10am (12.15 Tue, 11.45 We); elsewhere 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Jenny Eclair (Mo-Tu), Pasha Kovalev (We-Fr).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm; some episodes repeated about 12.30am). Thursday is The Show They Couldn't Show from 20 January.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30). The BBC couldn't show you any of these; these were intended for 5, 11, 18, 22 and 7 January respectively.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) Kae Kurd, Zoe Lyons, Andrew Hunter Murray, Kate Robbins.
  • Love Bites (ITV2, 6pm).
  • Tenable (Challenge, 6pm) Something new on the Challenge channel.
  • Lightning (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Love Island Usa (VM2, 10pm) For viewers in Ireland; as seen on ITV2 last year.

Monday 8 February

Another Westminster briefing on BBC One, so once again Pointless moves to BBC Two and the Bidding Room is off.

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Semi-final 1.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Sindhu Vee, Lloyd Langford, Zoe Lyons Appearing In Two Places At Once, and Henning Wehn.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Mongol invasions, plays of Aristophanes, East India Company, 40s and 50s Broadway musicals.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Quarter-final 1: Whodunnits v Corkscrews.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 5.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Sara Pascoe, Dan Walker, Nicola Coughlan, Mr Motivator.
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC1, 9pm) The ultimate Sunday roast. On a chilly Monday night in the middle of February.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Repeat from November 2019, with Adil Ray from Lingo.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 10.45; NI 12.45am) Lorraine Kelly joins for daytime magazine show week. First seen on BBC3 online last week.
  • Paul Sinha's TV Showdown (ITV, 11.40; STV 12 midnight) Repeat from Saturday.

Tuesday 9 February

  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 8pm) A new concept in working environments, the "open plan office". Oh, these avant garde designers!
  • Unforgivable (Dave, 10pm) This week's contest is between Jimmy Carr, Judi Love, and Richard Bacon.

Wednesday 10 February

Once again, there's no Bidding Room, and Pointless moves to BBC Two.

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) As seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC1, 9pm) Celebration cakes.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster pose the silly to Suzi Ruffell, Tom Allen, Sophie Duker, and Desiree Burch.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.40) "Aren't brochachos just adorable?".

Thursday 11 February

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.10am; NI 12.50am, Scot 12.15am Fri) Repeat from last Friday.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Elephant in the Room (Radio 4, 6.30) Ninia Benjamin, Bethany Black, Cal Wilson, Gary Delaney.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3 online, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont play Roisin Conaty and Joe Wilkinson. Bec Hill has the anecdote.

Friday 12 February

  • Say the Word (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Frank Delaney's language game, from 2001.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6pm) Andy and The Odd Socks join, and there's a demonstration of the lost martial art of gunge fu.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Zaltzman and panellists.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.40; Scot 11.35, not Wales) Alex Danson-Bennett, Steve Harmison, Karen Pickering, Kevin Campbell.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm) Roaming.

Sign language interpretation

  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV, 3.15am Sun).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 2.20am Wed).
  • What Would Your Kid Do (ITV, 3.15am Wed).
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