TV Guide 2022-12-31

New Year's Eve: Pointless Celebrities and That's My Jam continues (BBC1). The Chase The Bloopers on ITV, and Sam Ryder Rocks the New Year (BBC1, not Scotland).

New Year's Day: Taskmaster's New Year Treat and Bake Off (C4). Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase and The Masked Singer (ITV). World's Strongest Man concludes (C5). And a classic episode of Come Dancing (BBC4).

Holiday Monday: New run of Lingo (ITV), and Young Masterchef (BBC3) is for teens and twentysomethings.

Later in the week: Take a Hike returns (BBC2, from Tuesday).

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Saturday 31 December - New Year's Eve

  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 8.20) Selebs, repeated.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) Repeat from yesterday.
  • Masterchef 2019 (RTÉ1, 12.05) First time Irish viewers have had this series.
  • The News Quiz of the Year (Radio 4, 2pm) Repeat from last night.
  • Lego Masters (C4, 3.20) Repeat from Christmas Eve.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Tim Key, Alex Horne, Tommy Walsh, Eboni Usoro-Brown, Sharron Davies, Rhea Bailey, Diarmuid Gavin, Natalie Jamieson. Postponed from 17 September.
  • The Chase The Bloopers (ITV, 6.30) Another set of out-takes, gaffes, and errors.
  • The Weakest Link (BBC1, 6.35).
  • World's Strongest Man (C5, 7pm) The final heat.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 7.45) Clareites vs Beaks, repeated from 2020.
  • That's My Jam (BBC1, 9.10, not Scotland; repeated late Friday night) Donny Osmond and Amber Riley take on 50% of Boyz II Men.

Bonus feature

  • Sam Ryder Rocks New Year's Eve (BBC1, 11.30, not Scotland) The jury vote winner performs from sunny Hammersmith. Followed by The Big Eurovision Party (BBC1, 12.45am), highlights from November's Het Grote Eurovisiefeest in Amsterdam.

Sunday 1 January 2023 - New Year's Day

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) Repeat from Boxing Day.
  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 5.15) New series begins with "Drain the Ocean".


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 5.30) Stephen Mulhern's joined by Kadeena Cox, Adam James, and Ellie Taylor.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 6.30) Birdwatchers vs Beekeepers, repeated from 2021.
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 6.30) With performances by some knitting, a jellyfish, an otter, a ghost, a cat, a mouse, and a phoenix.
  • Come Dancing (BBC4, 7pm) Terry Wogan hosts a 1979 edition from Cheltenham Town Hall, as Midlands and West take on Home Counties North. Ray Moore commentates.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • World's Strongest Man (C5, 7.30) The grand final.
  • The Great Festive Bake Off (C4, 7.40; repeated 5.45 Monday) The return of past contestants Chigs, Lottie, Manon, Antony. And the hosts and judges perform their tribute to a classic Eurovision interval act.
  • Taskmaster's New Year's Treat (C4, 9pm; repeated 11.30 Monday) Carol Vorderman, Greg James, Mo Farah, Amelia Dimoldenberg, Rebecca Lucy Taylor.
  • The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2022 (C4, 10pm) Repeat from Boxing Day.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bridge of Lies (RTÉ1, about 10.40am) Irish viewers get to see the Ross Kemp masterpiece.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Championship of Champions, with Richard Osman.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm Mon, 2pm Tue-Fri) New episodes.
  • Lingo (ITV, 4pm Mon, 3pm Tue-Fri) A new series of le word-esque game.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5pm Mon, 4pm Tue-Fri) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats continue.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Jayne Sharp, Adrian Chiles, Greg McHugh, Sukh Ojla!
  • Take a Hike (BBC2, 6.30 Tue-Fri, also 7pm Tue) Five walks through the Yorkshire countryside.
  • The Chase (ITV, 6.30 Mon, 5pm Tue-Fri).
  • Masterchef Us (W, 7pm) Old contestants come back for another go.

Monday 2 January - Holiday Monday

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Sky Max, 10am) Eight episodes from the recent series, to 4pm.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 2pm) The repeats continue.
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35) Repeats.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Industrial revolution, Christopher Guest, Charles Mackintosh, Succession.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Last-chance match: Statisticals vs Morporkians.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 1.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) New series, with Poppy O'Toole and Kerth Gumbs as the judges.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC3, 8.30) Repeat from last year.

Tuesday 3 January

Holiday for Scotland

  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm) Biographical quiz from 1998.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) Another five young cooks arrive.

Wednesday 4 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) Another five young cooks arrive.

Thursday 5 January

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm) This week, the squirrels earn their paper badges.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) This week, the dragons are offered a fitness class.

Friday 6 January

  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Wales' Home of the Year (BBC1 Wales, 3pm) Another chance to see the 2022 series.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30) With Lauren Hemp (football), Andy Lapthorne (tennis), Pamela Cookey (netball), Simon Doull (cricket).
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8pm) Bez, Motsi Mabuse, Shazia Mirza, Steve Pemberton.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm; Wales 11.05) Ticks Tax Toes, with Rose Matafeo, Lou Sanders, and Ross Noble.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Jonathan Ross and Joe Wilkinson vs Roisin Conaty and Ahir Shah. Catherine Cohen has the anecdote.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 3.10am Sat, 3.45am Sun).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 1pm Sat).
  • Yn y Ffram (S4C, 3.30 Sat).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 3.35am Sun).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.40am Sun).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 1.40am Mon) The second Christmas special.
  • The Traitors (BBC2, 1.55am Tue, 2.45am Wed, 12.45am Thu, 2.05am Fri) Episodes 1-4.
  • Cooking with the Stars (ITV, 3am Tue).
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 3.20am Tue, 3.25am and 11.50pm Wed)
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (5.05am Tue and Thu, 3am Wed and Fri).
  • Lingo (ITV, 5.05am Wed and Fri, 3am Thu).
  • House of the Year (RTÉ2, 5.10am Wed).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 2.30am Fri).



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Tuesday - Friday

7am The Chase; 10am Dale's Supermarket Sweep; 11am Bruce's Price is Right; 12 noon Wheel of Fortune; 1pm Catchphrase; 2pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire; 3pm Family Fortunes; 4pm Bruce's Price is Right; 5pm Bullseye; 7pm Pointless Celebrities; 8pm The Chase; 10pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire; 11pm Bullseye; 12 midnight The Chase; 4am Who Wants to be a Millionaire; 5am Bullseye

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