Saturday 1st – Friday 7th January 2022

by | Dec 21, 2021 | All, TV Week


  • The Tourist 9.00pm Saturday 1st January BBC One
  • Four Lives 9.00pm Monday 3rd January BBC One
  • 24 Hours in Police Custody Monday 3rd January Channel 4
  • Toast of Tinseltown Tuesday 4th January BBC Two
  • Yellowjackets Thursday 6th January Sky Atlantic


Doctor Who’s New Year Special. Saturday 1st January 2022 BBC ONE.

7.00pm Doctor Who BBC One – Aisling Bea and Adjani Salmon star in the New Year’s Special. Sarah (Aisling Bea) is working – again. Nick (Adjani Salmon) is her only customer – again. Same old same old. Except this year, their countdown to midnight will be the strangest and deadliest they’ve ever known. Why is an Executioner Dalek targeting these two people, in this place, on this night? Why are they having to live through the same moments again? Can the Doctor, Yaz and Dan save them and survive into the New Year?

7.00pm The Masked Singer ITV – Joel Dommett returns to host the wacky singing competition. Continues Tomorrow Night 7.30pm.

7.40pm The Great New Year Bake-Off Channel 4 – The Great British Bake Off welcomes in the new year in style as Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding return to the tent with some familiar faces from Bake Off past. Joining them this year are 2018 runner-up Kim-Joy and fellow baker Jon, as well as Hermine and Rowan who entered our first Bake Off bubble in 2020. They compete over three seasonal challenges to see who will win the first Star Baker crown of 2022.

The cast reunties for this Sky special.

8.00pm Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts Sky Max – The key cast of the films reunite to reminisce and look back at the impact of the JK Rowling stories as the first film reaches its 20th anniversary.

8.30pm UFO’s: The Proof is Out There Channel 5 – A look at the work of secret US government department the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Unit.

All episodes of this new drama will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer from Saturday Night with the second episode on Sunday Night.

9.00pm The Tourist BBC One – First in a six-part drama. Jamie Dornan stars in this intriguing thriller from Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Liar) as a man who is run off the road in the Australian Outback and wakes up with no memory of why he’s there or who he is. All 6 episodes will be available at launch on the BBC iPlayer.

9.00pm This is Joan Collins BBC Two – The actress looks back on her career, watching archive footage and chats with friends who know her best.

9.00pm Taskmaster’s New Year Treat Channel 4 – Taskmaster Greg Davies and his little elf Alex Horne welcome five special guests for this one-off festive treat. Adrian Chiles, Claudia Winkleman, Jonnie Peacock, Lady Leshurr and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi are the competitors with a keen desire to lay claim to Greg’s unique Trophy of Eyebrows. But how will they fare when faced with tasks involving eggs, vinegar and an inordinately long pole?

10.00pm Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year’s Special BBC One


6.30pm The Chase: Bloopers ITV

7.45pm The Great Property Throwdown Channel 4 – Ellie Taylor hosts the third series of the pottery competition.

8.00pm Call the Midwife BBC One – New series of the beloved drama.

Continues until Wednesday at 9.00pm

9.00pm Anne ITV – Maxine Peake stars in this four-part true story about a mother who loses her son in the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989. Continues All Week.

9.00pm Gogglebox: Festive Special Channel 4 – The Goggleboxers watch this year’s Christmas television.


8.00pm Coronation Street: Soapy Slipups ITV – Outtakes from the landmark soap.

8.00pm Celebrity Coach Trip E4 – It’s day one of a brand-new trip aboard tour guide Brendan Sheerin’s coach, and the celebs are starting their three weeks of fun in the sun in Braga in Portugal. The group bond as they become a marching band, before hitting the beach for some surfing. But there’s a catch on this coach: every night, the celebrities must vote for which couple they enjoy travelling with the least!

Three-part true-life drama from Neil McKay stars Sheridan Smith and Stephen Merchant.

9.00pm Four Lives BBC One – Three-part series. When two young men are found dead in London, the police blame their deaths on overdoses. Their loved ones are unconvinced and try to find out the truth. Sheridan Smith, Rufus Jones and Stephen Merchant star. Continues till Wednesday.

9.00pm Inside Dubai: The Playground of the Rich BBC Two – Documentary looks at what life is like for the millionaires and billionaires who live in the tax haven.

9.00pm 24 Hours in Police Custody: Cold to the Touch Channel 4 – The first of a two-part special takes viewers behind the scenes of a police investigation into the death of an 11-week-old baby: a crime that leaves experienced officers shocked and dismayed by what they find but determined to pursue justice for the baby boy.  Concludes Tomorrow at 9.00pm.

9.00pm The Cabins ITV2 – The return of the dating show in which single people are paired up and sent to remote cabins.

9.00pm Love it or List It Australia More4 – Australian version of the property series.

10.00pm Party Island: Summer in Zante Channel 4 – Three-part documentary series that tells the stories of the holidaymakers and workers who made it out there for summer 2021.


All episodes are available to watch on the BBC iPlayer at launch.

7.30pm Emmerdale: Soapy Slip-ups ITV – Outtakes from the Dales.

8.00pm Digging For Britain BBC Two – Alice Roberts seeks out the most outstanding archaeological digs of the year.

8.00pm Dogs Behaving (very) Badly Channel 5 – Dog Trainer Graeme Hall returns for a new series.

9.00pm The Hunt for Bible John BBC Two – Two-part documentary telling inside story of the brutal unsolved murders of three young women in 60s Glasgow. It was Scotland’s biggest manhunt, but the notorious serial killer has never been caught.

9.00pm New Lives in the Wild Channel 5 – Ben Fogle returns to live with people who have left the UK to pursue lives off-grid or far away abroad.

10.00pm Toast of Tinseltown BBC Two – Matt Berry returns as the iconic old school actor. Toast heads to Hollywood to star in the ‘Star Wars’ movie.All 6 episodes will be available at launch on BBC iPlayer.

10.00pm The Language of Love Channel 4 – Dating show that sees a  group of Brits and a group of Spaniards pair up at a Spanish country estate to see if they can find romance – despite not speaking each other’s language. Host Davina McCall is joined by Spanish TV host, actor and singer Ricky Merino, who will interpret how the couples’ relationships are developing.

10.35pm Gossip Girl BBC One – The second half of the first season of the reboot of the teen drama.All episodes will be available on January 1st on the BBC iPlayer.


Dianne Morgan’s short-form comedy returns. All Episodes available at Launch on BBC iPlayer.

8.00pm You Are What You Eat Channel 5 – Trisha Goddard and Dr Amir Khan help two people in desperate need of life-changing dietary advice or life-altering surgery.

9.00pm Britain’s Most Expensive Houses Channel 4 – Series that explores one of the world’s largest luxury estate agencies, UK Sotheby’s International Realty, and gives an insight into the exclusive world of super-prime properties.

9.00pm 22 Kids & Counting Channel 5 – Return of the documentary following the Noel and Sue Radford as they cope with their supersized family.

10.00pm Mandy BBC Two – Dianne Morgan’s short-form comedy returns for a second series.


Channel 4’s new prison-set drama ‘Screw’ starts at 9.00pm.

8.00pm Dragons’ Den BBC One – The Entrepreneurs return to hear more pitches. Steven Bartlett will join the show and become the youngest Dragon in the shows’ history. He will join Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and Sara Davies in the Den.

8.00pm The Dog House Channel 4 – The series that returns to Wood Green, as the team matchmake their abandoned dogs with hopeful new owners.

8.00pm Our Great Yorkshire Life Channel 5 – Documentary series looking into lives in Yorkshire’s village communities

9.00pm The Apprentice BBC One – Alan Sugar returns to the boardroom to find a new business partner.

9.00pm Andy Warhol’s America BBC Two – Three-part documentary looking at the history of 20th century America through the life and career of Andy Warhol. The series covers major historical events and tells the stories of Warhol’s response to what he saw happening around him on TV and in the newspapers.

9.00pm The Real Anne: Unfinished Business ITV – A documentary look at the real person who Maxine Peake portrayed in this weeks’ ITV drama.

9.00pm Srcew Channel 4 – Six-part drama starring Nina Sosanya, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Laura Checkley, Stephen Wight, Ron Donachie and Faraz Ayub, shows prison as you’ve never seen it before: through the embattled, inspiring characters who work there. The diverse team of officers in charge at Long Marsh men’s prison each have their own unique take on the job. Darkly comic, refreshingly absurd, and violently shocking, their stories powerfully reveal that there’s more to life in prison than we know. Leigh Henry (Sosanya) is a career prison officer who lives for her job but has lost faith in the system – so she circumvents the rules, doing whatever’s necessary to help the prisoners in her care. But Leigh’s position at Long Marsh is under threat – which doesn’t bear thinking about, especially as she appears to be secretly living on the wing. The arrival of Rose Gill (O’Donnell), a mouthy young probationer fresh out of training, only adds to the pressure on Leigh, who writes Rose off as a liability.

9.00pm Critical Condition Channel 5 – Return of the documentary following medical staff at Stoke’s Royal University Hospital.

10:00pm The Apprentice: You’re Fired BBC Two – Tom Allen returns to host a new series that speaks to each of the candidates fired from The Apprentice.

10.00pm First Dates Channel 4 – Fred returns to host more daters.


8.00pm Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens BBC Two

8.00pm George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Channel 4

8.00pm Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks Channel 5 – The naturalist wanders along the shorelines of Britain.

8.30pm Would I Lie To You? BBC One – Return of the panel show fronted by Rob Brydon with Team Captains Lee Mack and David Mithcell.

9.00pm Death in Paradise BBC One – Return of the comical crime drama starring Ralf Little.

9.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Channel 4 – Jimmy Carr hosts as Roisin Conaty and Kiri Pritchard-McLean take on Jon Richardson and Rob Beckett.

9.00pm New York: The World’s Richest City Channel 5 – Cameras focus on the colourful array of people, places and events that make up the Big Apple.

9.00pm A Discovery of Witches Sky Max – Third series of the mystical drama.

10.35pm The Graham Norton Show BBC One – Graham welcomes Martin Freeman as one of his guests for the first show of the New Year.


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