TV Guide 2023-01-28

The return of Great Local Menu (BBC2, from Tue), local highlights in Eat the Town (BBC Scotland, Thu), and finals week on Junior Bake Off (C4). Lots of Eurovision Song Contest stuff this week - the allocation draw (BBC2, Tue) and The Late Late Show picks RTÉ's entry (RTÉ1, Fri).

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Saturday 28 January

  • Gwrach y Rhibyn (S4C, 9.40am) The recent series repeated.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am 11.35) Delayed and shortened to 40 minutes because the preceding tennis went long.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30) Repeat from yesterday.
  • Masterchef 2019 (RTÉ1, 11.40). Two episodes.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) Repeat from last night.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1 Wales, 2.45).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 3.15) Seen elsewhere last night.
  • Tipping Point Best Ever Finals (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 4.30) Repeat, with Julia Goulding, Oz Clarke, Laura Hamilton, Mr Motivator.


  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6pm) Joining Stephen are Jay Blades, Nicky Campbell, and Sally Lindsay.
  • The Masked Singer (VM1 and ITV, 7pm; rpt ITV2 11.25am Sun, VM1 3pm Sun) The guesswork continues.
  • Limitless Win (ITV, 8.30).
  • That's My Jam (BBC1, 9pm) Courtney Act and The Vivienne play Ricki Lake and Reggie Watts. Rikki Lake!!
  • QI XL (BBC2 Wales, 9pm) Trundling, seen elsewhere last night.
  • Love Island Weekend Edition (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Highlights from the week.
  • Fferm Ffactor Selebs (S4C, 10pm) Repeat.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) Repeat from last Monday.

Sunday 29 January

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) Repeat from Monday.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Songs of Praise (BBC1, 1.15) Television coverage of the Gospel Choir of the Year.
  • Young Masterchef (BBC1, 3.05) Two episodes, repeated from BBC3 earlier in the month.
  • The Great Chocolate Challenge (ITVBe, 5pm) Two episodes, concluding the imported series.


  • Lego Masters Down Under (E4, 5.35) "Cutaway".
  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6.25) It's musicals week, so expect one of the hosts to sing "Close every breakfast room door" from Joseph and the Amazing Traitors.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTÉ1, 6.30) It's movie week, so expect a rumba to the theme from Avatar.
  • Come Dancing (BBC4, 7pm) The 1979 series continues from the Assembly Rooms in Derby (still open), as Midlands and West take on Home Counties South in the first semi-final.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 7.45) Make some decorative planters.
  • Big Bad Budget Battle (Food Network, 8pm) Ree Drummond sends chefs to market and gets them to cook for a day on "just USD30" (€29, £24). Any relation to Corner Shop Cook-Off is coincidental.
  • Love Island (WM2 and ITV2, 9pm) Followed by Love Island Aftersun.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland 11.15 Thu).
  • Hardball (BBC2, 1pm); Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2, 1.45; Wales 2.35 Tue); Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 2.15; Wales 3.35 Tue) Repeats.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Justin Moorhouse in the corner.
  • Lingo (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Survivor South Africa (Dave, 4pm).
  • Bridge of Lies (BBC1, 4.30) New episodes.
  • Junior Bake Off (C4, 5pm) Finals week.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes, with Konnie Huq.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm) Kirsten O'Brien, Christine Ohuruogu, Mike Bubbins, Kai Widdrington. Last new week of the run.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 6pm) New series starts here.

Monday 30 January

  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Holly Walsh, Zoe Lyons, Alan Davies.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Nicole Kidman films, northern hemisphere constellations, children's books of Roald Dahl, Take That.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Quarter-final: Mothers Ruined vs Morporkians.
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC3, 8pm) Home truths hit hard; home runs hit harder.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1 Scotland, 8.30) Seen elsewhere last Friday.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 4.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2 England and Scotland, 10pm; NI 1.05am Wed) Trundling, the 30-minute edit.

Tuesday 31 January

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm) with Phil Hammond.
  • Eurovision Song Contest Handover Ceremony (BBC2, 7pm) The mayor of Turin hands over the keys of the contest to his counterpart in Liverpool, we get to see the logo, and there's a draw to see who rehearses on the first Monday and who can wait till Thursday. With AJ Odudu, Rylan, and Scott Mills.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm) We start in the Tyne Tees region, and this year's theme is "animation and illustration".
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC3, 8pm) "Getting away with murder". That's the whole point of the show!
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).

Wednesday 1 February

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8pm).
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC3, 8pm) Suspicion, sabotage, and a trial.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld and The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Blackpool rollercoasters.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • Next Level Chef (ITV, 9pm) It's Friday, it's family favourites week.
  • Guessable (Comedy Central, 10pm) Nish Kumar, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Amy Gledhill, Dan Tiernan.
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC1 England, 10.40 and 11.30; Wales 11.10 and 12 midnight; NI 11.40 and 12.30am; Scotland 1.25am and 2.15am) Episodes 3 and 4.

Thursday 2 February

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am, 2pm, 7pm).
  • Pigo Dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.30) The snot-tastic quiz is back.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC1, 8pm) This week, the dragons get fish skin handbags.
  • The Traitors NBC (BBC3, 8pm) The Mask is Slipping, and ghosts return.
  • Eat the Town (BBC Scotland, 8.30) Dazza and Natalie compete to make the best food and activity choices for their day out in Forfar.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).

Friday 3 February

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) You'll be able to hear this on the podcast in March.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England, 7.30; Scot, NI 11.30, not Wales) Natasha Jonas (boxer), Jonathan Davies (10 Jonathan), Carl Fogarty (motorcyclist), Elise Christie (speed skater).
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8pm) Joe Brand, Joe Wilkinson, Lucy Martin, but Amol Rajan.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm) This, That and the Other, with Jo Brand, Guz Khan, and Sally Phillips.
  • Jon & Lucy's Odd Couples Therapy Type Show (C4, 9pm) Amanda Abbington and Jonathan Goodwin against Kimberly Wyatt and Max Rogers.
  • Love Island (VM2 and ITV2, 9pm).
  • The Late Late Show (RTÉ1, 9.30) To whom it may concern: this is Eurosong '23.

Sign language interpretation

  • Dickinson's Real Deal (3am Sat).
  • Lingo (ITV, 5.05am Sat, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri).
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 10am Sat).
  • Junior Bake Off (E4, 7.55am weekdays)
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 2.15am Tue).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 3.45am Wed).
  • Home of the Year (RTÉ2, 5.20am Wed).
  • Take a Hike (BBC2, 8am Thu).



7am The Chase; 9am Wheel of Fortune; 11.30 Family Fortunes; 1.30 Famous Family Fortunes; 2.30 Strike it Lucky; 4pm Tenable; 5pm The Chase; 11pm Bullseye; 4am The Chase


7am The Chase; 9am Wheel of Fortune; 11.30 Family Fortunes; 1pm Bruce's Price is Right; 2pm 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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