TV Guide 2022-01-08

No no limits, we'll reach for the sky! Ant and Dec offer an Limitless Win (VM1 and ITV, Sat). A new series of Junior Bake Off brightens C4's evenings. There's a couple of Celebrity Beat the Chasers (ITV, Mon, Tue).

Elsewhere, Dancing with the Stars returns to RTÉ1 (Sun), and Glór Tíre to TG4 (Tue). Sara Pascoe's back with Guessable (Comedy Central, Mon). Landscape Artist of the Year returns (Artsworld and The Satellite Channel, Wed).

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Limitless Win


Saturday 8 January 2022

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1.05) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 2.20) Seen elsewhere last night.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.20) Repeat with Naga Munchetty.


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6pm) Alexander Armstrong, Natasha Hamilton, Jamie Laing join Stephen Mulhern.
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) Five more perform.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.40) Subject to cancellation if the football goes to extra time: Sean Fletcher, Kate Bottley, Mark Chapman, Clare Balding, Oti Mabuse, Giovanni Pernice, Joe Swash, JB Gill. Cancelled because the football went to extra time. For a while, an episode of Catchpoint was scheduled, but that also got pulled.</del>
  • The Wheel (BBC1, 8.30) In a change to the billed episode, it's Harry Redknapp, Carol Vorderman, Nick Grimshaw, Andi Oliver, Tom Read Wilson, Angela Scanlon, Chunkz.
  • Limitless Win (ITV, 8.30) Ant and Dec offer a big cash prize.
  • The Cabins (ITV2, 9.30) What happened after the daters checked out?

Weekend repeats


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • New Year's Bake Off (C4, 3.45) From last Saturday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) Repeat from Monday.


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

Sunday 9 January

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 5.55) "Fairy tales".


  • Dancing with the Stars (RTÉ1, 6.30) Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne return. This year's contestants are Aengus Mac Grianna, Billy McGuinness, Cathy Kelly, Ellen Keane, Erica-Cody, Gráinne Seoige, Jordan Conroy, Matthew MacNabb, Missy Keating, Neil Delamere, Nicolas Roche, Nina Carberry. Judges are Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry, Arthur Gourounlian.
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7.45) A pendulum wall clock.

The Great British Bake Off

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm; Mon 2.40) New.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Michael Grade (Mo), then Prue Leith (Tu-Fr) is in Dictionary Corner.
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm) New.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New.
  • Junior Bake Off (C4, 5pm) A new series starts here.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) A repeat week: Mike Bushell, Aisling Bea, Sunetra Sarker, Dion Dublin.

Monday 10 January

  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Heat 3.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Alan Davies, Lucy Porter, Lou Sanders, Justin Edwards.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Specialist subjects: Lee Miller, Green Party, Bob Dylan, Pedro Almodovar.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 2.
  • Yn y Ffram (S4C, 8pm) Wildlife photos.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 8pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) The first group phase match.
  • Beat the Chasers Celebrities (ITV, 9pm) Omid Djalili, Richard Whitehead, Jenny Eclair, Clive Mantle take on the super six.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 9pm) A new series starts here.

Tuesday 11 January

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) Bath Spa; repeat from 2013.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 8pm) A calm morning at a sensory retreat. On Coach Trip?!
  • Beat the Chasers Celebrities (ITV, 9pm) Carol Vorderman, Joel Dommett, Adrian Chiles, Samia Longchambon, Simon Weston.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Glór Tíre (TG4, 9.30) Someone's earmarked for elimination in the first episode!
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.35; Scot 12.35am) Repeat from Friday.

Landscape Artist of the Year

Wednesday 12 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) John le Carre.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 8pm) Paddleboarding in Lisbon.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld and The Satellite Channel, 8pm) This week, we watch paint dry at the Eden Project.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Mixed messages and cross wires.
  • Richard Bacon's I Literally Just Told You with Jimmy Carr (C4, 10pm).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 11.05; NI 12.05am, Scot 12.20am); The Wheel (BBC1, 11.35; NI 12.35, not Scot) Repeats from last weekend.

Thursday 13 January

  • Many a Slip (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1978, as David Nixon, Eleanor Summerfield, Tim Rice, Gillian Reynolds spot the goofs.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) Sleepless nights.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 8pm) Custard tarts.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) A disagreement over an avocado: nightmare!

Bonus feature

  • Snooker the Masters (BBC Red Button and Super Ceefax, 8pm) Less potty than anything else on the BBC this evening.

Friday 14 January

  • Funny You Should Ask (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Peter Jones (1) asks about comedy. With Ben Travers, Ray Cooney, Leslie Phillips.
  • 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; not Wales) Jill Scott, Kyren Wilson, Kelly Sotherton, Eboni Usuro-Brown.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8pm) Angellica Bell, Bob Mortimer, Suggs, Holly Willoughby.
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 8pm) Poor timekeeping.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Smorgasbord, with Jen Brister, Jimmy Carr, and Chris McCausland.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jack Dee, Tom Allen, Jon Richardson, Judi Love, John Cooper Clarke.
  • The Cabins (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).

Sign language interpretation

  • Yn y Ffram (S4C, 12.30 Sat).
  • Lingo (ITV, 5.10am Sun).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Fri).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 2.55am Wed)
  • Take a Hike (BBC2, 4.55am and 8.30am Wed, 3.05am Fri)
  • Caru Siopa (S4C, 12.05 Wed).


Lineup for the game show specialist channel


The Chase 7am; Blockbusters with Simon Mayo 9am; Wheel of Fortune 11am; Family Fortunes 12 noon; All Star Family Fortunes 1.30; Strike it Lucky 3pm; The Cube 4pm; The Chase 5pm; Bullseye 11pm.


The Chase 7am; Wheel of Fortune 9am; Bruce's Price is Right 11.30am; Play Your Cards Right 12.30; Family Fortunes 2pm; Blankety Blank 3pm; The Chase 5pm.


The Chase 7am; Play Your Cards Right 10am; Bruce's Price is Right 11am; Wheel of Fortune 12 noon; Catchphrase 1pm; Family Fortunes 2pm; Bruce's Price is Right 3pm; Play Your Cards Right 4pm; Bullseye 5pm; Tenable 6pm; Pointless 7pm; The Chase 8pm; Bullseye 11pm; The Chase 12 midnight; Wheel of Fortune 4am; Bullseye 5am.


German-speakers get the usual mega-quizzy-Saturday. ARD has Klein gegen Groß, where well-known celebrities take on talented children at their own game. RTL gives Denn sie wissen nicht, was passiert. Schlag den Star is on Pro7, with commentary via On Sunday, RTL offers Master of Sweets - die fabelhafte Welt der Zuckerbäcker.

Monday on RTL gives us Gipfel der Quizgiganten, with three hosts. Sat.1 offers Das große Promibacken on Wednesday, Bake Off for celebrities. And on Friday, Sat.1 holds a round of CATCH!, a show where you win by – get this! – catching things.

"Maybe there are two moles" asks a provocative cover on the Dutch Radio Times. NPO1 for Wie is de Mol? on Saturday. Big Brother continues on RTL4 and RTL5, though even series inventor John de Mol is no longer a fan. Marblemania is on SBS6 (Thu), and Quiz met (sneeuw)ballen (NPO1, Thu) has Frank Snoeks looking for entertainment from sportspeople. Glennis Grace is in the chair for The Voice of Holland of Holland (RTL4, Fri).

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