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From 'The Masked Singer' to 'The Ranganation': What to watch on TV this weekend

Rachel McGrath
·5-min read
We'll be watching The Ranganation, Graham Norton and Musicals this weekend (BBC)
We'll be watching The Ranganation, Graham Norton and Musicals this weekend (BBC)

From continuing dramas to the return of much-loved comedy shows, there’s no shortage of programmes perfect for to tuck into this weekend.

Here’s our guide to the weekend’s best TV offerings...

It’s A Sin (9pm, Channel 4)

It's A Sin S1 (Channel 4)
It's A Sin S1 (Channel 4)

We know this is in our weekend TV guide every week, but it’s for a good reason. Russell T Davies’ drama is the epitome of a must-watch and tonight’s episode marks the midpoint of the series.

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This instalment sees the residents of the Pink Palace (a location inspired by a real residence once home to the real Jill) rally around to show support as the AIDs crisis becomes a huge part of their lives. Heartwarming moments still feature but the episode takes us firmly into the heart-wrenching second half of the series.

The Last Leg (10pm, Channel 4)

The Last Leg, Adam Hills (c) and co-hosted by Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. (C4)
The Last Leg, Adam Hills (c) and co-hosted by Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. (C4)

Stick with Channel 4 for the latest instalment of The Last Leg which promises, as always, to provide a hilarious look at the events of the past week.

Tonight’s live show will see Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker joined by Joanna Lumley and rising stand-up star Jamali Maddix.

The Graham Norton Show (10,45pm, BBC One)

Graham Norton during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
Graham Norton is back with more late-night laughs (Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)

The socially-distanced and Zoom-heavy series continues, with a typically eclectic range of stars stopping by a chat. This week, Norton is joined by Dave Grohl, Felicity Kendal and Derry Girls’ superstar Siobhan McSweeney.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK judge Alan Carr will also be helping to provide the laughs while Bridgerton fans are in for a real treat as the Duke himself, Regé-Jean Page, is also on the billing.

Saturday, 6 February

James Martin’s Saturday Morning (9.30am, ITV)

Charlotte Hawkins and James Martin. James is back in the kitchen on a Saturday morning where he's serving up a feast of fantastic food for Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins. (ITV)
Charlotte Hawkins and James Martin. James is back in the kitchen on a Saturday morning where he's serving up a feast of fantastic food for Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins. (ITV)

Kick off your day with a dose of culinary inspiration from James Martin’s (not very imaginatively titled) weekly show. He’ll be joined by Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins and is guaranteed to cook up treats that’s both delicious and not too difficult to recreate at home.

The Masked Singer (7pm, ITV)

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Harlequin is yet to be unmasked (ITV)

Love it or hate it, The Masked Singer has become the ultimate guessing game.

We’re now seven episodes into the second UK series but fans are still completely stumped on who a number of the mystery, singing celebrities are. Saturday’s semi-final will see another two characters unmasked, leaving us with the final three.

Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn (4pm or 9.40pm on Sky Premiere, NOW TV)

The Cathy Yann-directed DC Comics movie makes its UK television debut on Saturday afternoon – before being played later on if you’d rather have a Movie Night.

Margot Robbie stars as Harley Quinn but this time around she’s accompanied by a girl gang of misfits as she attempts to get over her break-up from The Joker and save Cassandra Cain from a Gotham City crime lord. Birds Of Prey is also available on Now TV as of this weekend.

Sunday, 7 February

Dancing On Ice (6pm, ITV)

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Amy Tinkler and Joe Johnson on the ice (Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)

The injury-hit series continues and this Sunday’s live episode will see Matt Richardson make his debut after replacing Rufus Hound. For the first time in the show’s history, both reserve skaters have been called upon with gymnast Amy Tinkler having previously replaced Denise Van Outen.

Billie Faiers will return to the ice after missing a week due to a family bereavement.

Musicals: The Greatest Show (7.40pm, BBC One)

Musicals: The Greatest Show - Amanda Holden (BBC/Guy Levy)
Musicals: The Greatest Show - Amanda Holden (BBC/Guy Levy)

Recorded at the London Palladium, this ode to musical theatre will have you itching to return to the stalls.

Sheridan Smith hosts the show – and performs a duet with Amanda Holden. Other stars belting out hit tracks include Nicole Scherzinger, who delivers out a seriously impressive rendition of Never Enough from The Greatest Showman, Josh Groban and Michael Ball.

The West End casts of Hamilton, Six and Dear Evan Hansen also feature.

The Ranganation (9pm, BBC Two)

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Romesh and his focus group are back (Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)

Romesh Ranganathan offers his hilarious take on this week’s most ridiculous and entertaining news, with the help of celebrity guests, his wonderful mum and The Ranganation themselves – a focus group of 20 members of the public who will all join virtually.

The Super Bowl (11pm, BBC two then 11.30pm, BBC)

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The Weeknd will take to the stage at half-time (Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

For obvious reasons, Super Bowl parties are off the cards this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a night of it anyway. BBC Two’s coverage starts at 11pm before the game itself kicks off at 11.30pm – which is when you’ll need to switch over to BBC One.

If you’re not too fussed about the sport but are seriously excited for The Weeknd’s Halftime Show, then set your alarm for 1.15am.