PICKS OF THE MONTH: JANUARY 2024
What to watch this month.
The Tourist, BBC One
Elliot and Helen travel to Ireland to find answers about Elliot’s past. However, after Elliot is violently kidnapped, they must each continue their dangerous search alone.
The Traitors, BBC One
Claudia Winkleman greets 22 strangers as they arrive at a beautiful castle in the Scottish Highlands to play the ultimate reality game of detection, backstabbing and trust.
Gladiators, BBC One
This 11-part series made by Hungry Bear Media and MGM Television UK will be back with a brand new generation of superhuman Gladiators who will compete against a brave set of contenders in the ultimate test of speed and strength. They will take part in a series of brand new games alongside classic challenges including fan-favourite The Eliminator.
Silent Witness, BBC One
Nikki and Jack investigate a murder bearing all the hallmarks of a notorious serial killer. When Nikki meets Charles Beck, the pathologist who conducted the original post-mortems, she discovers his wife was the suspected fifth victim of the serial killer, but nobody believes him when he claims he knows where to find her body.
Michael McIntyre's Big Show, BBC One
The hit Saturday night show will be back on screens after a hugely successful run earlier this year which saw an average of 6.3m viewers across the series. Made by Hungry McBear Media and filmed in front of a live audience at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the entertainment extravaganza will be packed with superstar guests, incredible musical performances and a few extra surprises.
Alan & Amanda: The Italian Job, BBC One
Amanda Holden and Alan Carr are packing their boiler suits once again after bagging another one-euro house – this time, in the idyllic region of northern Tuscany. Falling in love with the romance and history of an old building, Alan purchases a dilapidated 17th-century house with a medieval watchtower in the rural hamlet of Fornovolasco, and ropes in best friend Amanda to spend their summer transforming it into another Italian dream home.
Call The Midwife, BBC One
Sister Julienne and Shelagh are thrilled that the new midwifery training scheme is underway, which includes pupil midwives Rosalind Clifford, Joyce Highland, Kathy Downes and Norelle Morris. Once introduced to the routines of a home delivery, Rosalind and Joyce unpack their belongings and settle into Nonnatus House.
Wheel Of Fortune, ITV1
In this thrilling game of skill and luck, the turn of the wheel secures a cash value before they pick a letter to help them solve the puzzle - for every correct letter they reveal in the puzzle, they win multiples of that amount. The pressure is on as they could lose everything at a spin of a wheel which contains ‘bankrupts’ and ‘lose a turn’, and the contestants’ entire winnings could be wiped out.
Trigger Point, ITV1
Lana is just back from secondment training Ukrainian bomb disposal teams but has not returned to active duty - she is giving a routine talk to security officers from major financial institutions about the issues surrounding bomb-centred terrorism when there is a bomb attack in the heart of the city. Lana is closest to the incident, but is she ready to take it on?
The Masked Singer, ITV1
Hosted by Joel Dommett, the super sleuths return as Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan are back in the detective chairs and the guessing game begins all over again
Ant & Dec's Limitless Win, ITV1
Fronted by Britain’s favourite double act Ant and Dec, the primetime entertainment quiz show returns for a third series. The groundbreaking format with a never-ending money ladder allows contestants to win the world’s first unlimited jackpot.
Exploring faith, forgiveness, and redemption, this explosive series tests Will and Geordie to the limit - Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts) returns as Bonnie alongside Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman
Dancing On Ice, ITV1
2024 will see the celebrity contestants and their professional partners skating live each week in a bid to impress both the panel and the viewers at home who will ultimately decide who wins the show. On hand to offer their critique are Olympic winners and ice skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christoper Dean, presenter and choreographer Ashley Banjo MBE, and dancer and presenter Oti Mabuse.
Love Island: All Stars, ITV2
Love Island: All Stars will make its on-screen debut with famed former Islanders given another shot at finding the one - relationships will be put to the test as Bombshells enter, heads will turn, and some lovestruck hopefuls will be left heartbroken. As the couples explore their connections and attempt to win the hearts of each other and the nation, only one pair will be crowned the winners of Love Island: All Stars 2024
Big Boys, Channel 4
Series two takes the whole gang straight into the second year of Brent University 2014, where alongside dealing with virginity hang-ups, drug experimentation (both legal and otherwise) and Jack’s obsession with Alison Hammond, this time round their degrees actually count!