TV Guide 2023-01-07

We're back on more normal schedules. Limitless Win and The Masked Singer move to Saturdays (ITV), and The Great Pottery Throw Down has a new series on Sunday (C4).

Elsewhere, Counterpoint is back (Radio 4, Mon). Dancing With the Stars returns on RTÉ1 (Sun). Gordon Ramsay's back with Next Level Chef (ITV, Wed). Jon & Lucy's Odd Couples appears to be some sort of game (C4, Fri).

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


Saturday 7 January 2023

  • Gwrach y Rhibyn (S4C, 9.40am) The recent series repeated.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) Repeat from yesterday.
  • Masterchef 2019 (RTÉ1, 11.50).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) Repeat from last night.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.40) Five episodes.
  • The Weakest Link (BBC1 Scotland, 3.20) As seen elsewhere last Saturday.
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 5pm) Amanda Byram, Adam Thomas, Brendan Cole, Naga Munchetty; repeat.


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6pm) Joining Stephen are Dianne Buswell, Ria Hebden, and Neil Morrissey.
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 7pm; rpt ITV2 11.25am Sun, VM1 3pm Sun) Jacket Potato, Fawn, Rubbish, Pigeon, Piece of Cake, and - following a mix-up in the office - Rhino from Gladiators.
  • That's My Jam (BBC1, 8pm; repeated late Friday night) Becky Hill and Jason Derulo against Salt from Salt-n-Pepa and Pepa from Salt-n-Pepa.
  • Limitless Win (ITV, 8.30) Katherine Ryan and Jimmy Carr finish their game from two weeks ago, then civilians play.
  • The 1% Club (ITV, 10.35) Repeat from last spring.

Sunday 8 January

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 12 noon) The grand final, repeated from last autumn.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) Repeat from Monday.
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 4.25).
  • The Great Chocolate Challenge (ITVBe, 5pm) Reinvent a campfire classic. Two episodes.


  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 5.50) "Stuntman".
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTÉ1, 6.30) The local version of Strictly Come Dancing begins. This year's celebrities are Panti Bliss, Suzanne Jackson, Paul Brogan, Brooke Scullion, Marie Cassidy, Shane Byrne, Damian McGinty, Stephanie Roche, Carl Mullan, Leah O'Rourke, and Kevin McGahern.
  • Come Dancing (BBC4, 7pm) The 1979 series continues from Southampton's Top Rank (closed 1988, now a housing estate). "Home Counties South" against "North East".
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7.45) New series.
  • The Chase The Bloopers (ITV, 8pm) A new episode with last year's gaffes, goofs, and errorrs.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bridge of Lies (RTÉ1, about 10.40am) Irish viewers get to see the Ross Kemp masterpiece. Those of us over the water don't have long to wait
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland 11.15 Thu).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Championship of Champions, with Heather Small.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) New episodes.
  • Wales' Home of the Year (BBC1 Wales, 3pm).
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats continue.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Guests for the 100th week of shows: Jasmine Harman, Dave Johns, Suzannah Lipscomb, Jason Mohammad.
  • Take a Hike (BBC2, 6.30) Five walks in the Scottish highlands.
  • Masterchef Us (W, 7pm).

Monday 9 January

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) The 2023 series begins now!
  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.35) Repeats.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Zoe Lyons, Alan Davies, Holly Walsh.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Stephen Hawking, Radiohead, Theda Bara, "Richard Sharpe" novels.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 8pm) Seen elsewhere last Friday.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Last-chance match: Scrummagers v Croot Family.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) The final nine take on Pizza Night.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 8.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 2.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Ticks Tax Toes, with Rose Matafeo, Lou Sanders, Ross Noble.

Tuesday 10 January

  • Who Goes There? (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm) Biographical quiz from 1998.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) Food and video. Continues on Thursday.
  • Life After Love Island (C4, 11.05) Will Njobvu talks to ex-contestants.

Wednesday 11 January

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld and The Satellite Channel, 8pm).
  • Next Level Chef (ITV, 9pm) Gordon Ramsay returns to primetime, with a very visual representation of going up in the world.

Thursday 12 January

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) This week, the dragons go to a dogs' dinner party.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 8pm) Can the youngsters hold their own with the professionals?

Friday 13 January - Friday the 13th

  • 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; Scotland 11.30, NI 12 midnight, not Wales) With Steve Redgrave (rower), Sally Gunnell (athletics), Stephen Hendry (snooker), Martin Offiah (rugby league).
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8pm) Chizzy Akudoulu, Simon Gregson, Michelle Visage, Henning Wehn.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) Theatrical!, with Ed Byrne (comedian, we assume), Cally Beaton, Jack Dee.
  • Jon & Lucy's Odd Couples (C4, 9pm) Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont talk to other celebrity couples and put their relationships to some sort of test.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) A repeat, with Jonathan Ross, Russell Kane, Alan Carr, Judi Love.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dickinson's Real Deal (3am Sat, Wed, 5.05am Tue, Thu, Fri).
  • Lingo (ITV, 5.05am Sat, Wed, Fri, 3am Tue).
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 10.50am Sat).
  • Am Dro! (S4C, 2.30 Sat).
  • Young Masterchef (BBC3, 3.20am Tue, 3.15am Wed, 3.15am Fri)
  • The Traitors (BBC2, 4am Tue, 2.35am Thu, 2.05am Fri) Episodes 5-7.



7am The Chase; 9am Wheel of Fortune; 11.30 Family Fortunes; 1.30 Famous Family Fortunes; 3pm Strike it Lucky; 4pm Tenable; 5pm The Chase; 11pm Bullseye; 4am The Chase


7am The Chase; 9am Wheel of Fortune; 10.30 Family Fortunes; 12.30 Bruce's Price is Right; 1.30 Play Your Cards Right; 3pm Blankety Blank; 5pm The Chase; 11pm Bullseye; 4am The Chase

Monday - 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 Play Your Cards Right; 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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