TV Guide 2022-01-01

New Year's Day: The Masked Singer is back (VM1 and ITV). Special editions of Bake Off and Taskmaster (both C4). An aughts special of The Hit List (BBC1). Final of World's Strongest Man (C5). RTÉ Radio 1 asks Do You Remember last year?

Sunday: The Great Pottery Throw Down returns (C4). It's The Chase The Bloopers, and a special edition of The Masked Singer (both ITV).

Later: Celebrity Coach Trip (E4) and The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2) both run nightly. Pointless (BBC1) has new episodes. Yn y Ffram (S4C, Mon) finds the best photographer. Dragons' Den (BBC1) has rich people flashing their cash; Would I Lie to You? (BBC1) brings back some tall tales.

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Saturday 1 January 2022 - New Year's Day

  • The Chase Marathon (Challenge, 7am) To 10pm.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 8.45) Repeat from last night.
  • My Kitchen Rules (Sky Replay, 10am) All ten episodes of the Living TV series. To 8pm.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Colin Murray is live! Kicking! Not at all hungover!
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30am); The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) Repeats from yesterday.
  • Do You Remember (RTÉ Radio 1, 1pm) Two teams of RTÉ stars test their knowledge of last year.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3.30); The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.30) Repeats.


  • The Hit List (BBC1, 5.30) Celebrities from the aughts remember the music of two decades ago. With Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton from Atomic Kitten, Simon Webbe and Duncan James from Blue, and Claire Richards and Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) Brian Conley, Sue Perkins, Colin Salmon join Stephen Mulhern.
  • The Weakest Link (BBC1, 6.15) Radio and podcast: Jordan North, Richie Anderson, Pat Sharp, Grace Dent, Roman Kemp, Jenni Falconer, Joanne McNally, Mehreen Baig.
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) Joining us tonight: Muchroom, Robobunny, Doughnuts, Chandelier, Lionfish, Firework.
  • World's Strongest Man (C5, 7pm) The final.
  • Bake Off (C4, 7.40) Past contestants: Kim-Joy and Jon from 2018, Hermine and Rowan from 2020.
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 8pm) An episode delayed from last year, with Matt Baker, Gyles Brandreth, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Hrvy, Grace Dent, Laura Whitmore, and Mr Motivator.
  • Taskmaster (C4, 9pm) A festive special with Adrian Chiles, Claudia Winkleman, Jonnie Peacock, Lady Leshurr, Sayeeda Warsi.
  • The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2021 (C4, 10pm) Repeat from last week.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) Repeat from Monday.

The Masked Singer

Sunday 2 January

  • The Chase 24 (Challenge, 7am) To 6am.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30).
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 12.04) Repeat from last Monday.
  • The Masked Singer (ITV, 12.45) Repeat from last night.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 4.05), The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5.05) Repeats.
  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 4.45) "Hero shot".


  • The Big Night In (RTÉ1, 6.30) Dermot Whelan and Doireann Garrihy host a show with celebrity pranks, studio games, and audience surprises. Are you watching, Ant and Dec?
  • The Chase The Bloopers (ITV, 6.30) More moments that didn't go well.
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 7.30) Rockhopper, Traffic Cone, Poodle, Snow Leopard, Panda, and Bagpipes.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7.45) A children's crockery set. Ellie Taylor hosts.
  • World Quiz Awards (, 8pm) The quiz highlights of the year.
  • Réalta Agus Gaolta (TG4, 8.30) The final in the search for Ireland's most talented family.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo) Repeats.
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2, 1.30; not Mo, We) Two episodes, repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm; Mon 2.40) New.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Richard Coles (Mo), then Michael Grade (Tu-Fr) is in Dictionary Corner.
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm; Mon 3.40) New.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm; Mon 4.40) New.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) One-hour compilations of a full week.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; Mon 5.40) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes start here.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) A repeat week: Ade Adepitan, Jean Johansson, Stephen Mangan, Vikki Stone.

Monday 3 January - New Year's Day Holiday

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Chase The Bloopers (ITV, 1.40) Repeat from last night.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 2.
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 3.05) Repeat of the recent celebrities edition.


  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) From the Lyric Theatre in Salford, it's Jon Culshaw, Milton Jones, John Finnemore, Vicki Pepperdine. The host is still Jack Dee.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Specialist subjects: Gurkhas, Fernando Torres, Pam Ayres, Alfred Hitchcock in the 1950s
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 1.
  • Yn y Ffram (S4C, 8pm) The best new photographer in Wales.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 8pm) Another set of famous faces start their journey in Braga.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) The final elimination match.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) After the underwhelming reception to last year's series, it's back again.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News of 2021 For You (BBC1, 10.35) Take a hint, BBC1, no.

Tuesday 4 January

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) Leicester; repeat from 2013.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (C4, 8pm).
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Sewing Bee (BBC1, 11.35); The Hit List (BBC1, 12.35am) Repeats from recent days.

Wednesday 5 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) William Shakespeare, whoever he was.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (C4, 8pm) The coach rolls into Porto.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) The archers.
  • Richard Bacon's I Literally Just Told You with Jimmy Carr (C4, 10pm).
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 11.25; NI 11.55); A Question of Sport (BBC1, 12.25am; NI 12.55am) Repeats from last weekend.

Dragons' Den

Thursday 6 January

  • Many a Slip (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1967, as David Nixon, Eleanor Summerfield, Tim Rice, Gillian Reynolds spot the goofs.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) "It's not a game show," huffs the BBC. We'll be the judge of that. Peter Jones (3), Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, and newbie Steven Bartlett put their money where other people's minds are.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (C4, 8pm) Port tasting and circus school.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Taskmaster (C4, 11.05) Repeat from Saturday.

Bonus feature

  • The Sound of Music (BBC4, 8pm) Much better than anything else on the BBC this evening.

Would I Lie to You

Friday 7 January

  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Peter Jones (1) asks about comedy. With Arthur English, Roy Hudd, Sandy Powell.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30) Chris Robshaw, Carlos Brathwaite, Andy Lapthorne, Clinton Morrison.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (C4, 8pm) An argument during rowing.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) John Cooper Clarke, Judi Love, Chris McCausland, Caroline Quentin.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) S-animals, with Cally Beaton, Jamali Maddix, Josh Widdicombe.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Roisin Conaty and Kiri Pritchard-McLean play Rob Beckett and Jon Richardson. Huge Davies is in DC.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Twins.
  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 9.30) Another chance to see the 2020 selebs series.

Sign language interpretation

  • Lingo (ITV, 5.05am Sun).
  • Take a Hike (BBC2, 12.40am Mon, 2.05am Wed, 1.45am Thu, 12.45am Fri)
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Fri).
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12.05 Wed).


Ik heb een opdracht voor jij. A new series of Wie is de Mol? begins (NPO1 and, Sat), followed by Moltalk.

Deutsche speakers get Wir wird Millionär (RTL, Mo-Th), where it's Die 3 Millionen Euro Woche. Pro7's Joko Winterschneidt gets to host a quiz of his own, Wie stiehlt mir die Show? (Tue). Later in the week, Pro7 try to make a success of The Masked Dancer (Th). Succes!

French speakers can start your year with District Z (TF1) or a champions' edition of N'oubliez pas les paroles (F2). A new series of Qui veut être mon associé (M6, Wed), the local version of Dragon's Den. Ninja Warrior, le parcours des héros stomps back to TF1 on Friday.

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