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TV Guide: Must-See Series to Watch This Week Including Death in Paradise and Waterloo Road

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January 2023
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The best new series, and the return of old favourites, to kick start 2023

January’s TV schedule is full of the best series you’ll want to binge.

-Tuesday 3rd January-

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly, 8pm, Channel 5

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly is back with a brand new series, and trainer Graeme Hall is trying to solve more dog behavioural problems. You’ll meet St Bernard Tilly and Maisie the Maltipoo as their owners receive some much-needed training advice.

-Wednesday 4th January-

The Light in the Hall, 9pm, Channel 4

This new drama starring Joanna Scanlan follows a woman who is still grieving for her daughter who disappeared 18 years ago. A gardener was arrested and charged with her murder shortly after her disappearance but refused to explain what he did with the body. She’s spent nearly two decades searching for answers and now the gardener is being considered for parole.

-Thursday 5th January-

The Apprentice, 9pm, BBC One

Multi-millionaire Alan Sugar returns to the BBC to find someone capable of taking the commercial world by storm. In the first episode of the new series, the teams are tasked with selling and running bespoke tours on the Caribbean island of Antigua before one candidate is sent packing.

-Friday 6th January-

Death in Paradise, 9pm, BBC One

This Caribbean-set detective drama is back for its 12th series this week. The first episode sees a group of astronomers gather on the cliffs of Saint Marie to watch Jupiter and Saturn align, but renowned professor Bertrand Sworder meets an untimely death. Neville and Naomi are on the case, and Darlene announces that she has passed her exam and is ready to be a trainee officer.

-Saturday 7th January-

Ant & Dec's Limitless Win, 8.30pm, ITV

There’s nothing like a game show for your Saturday night in while you polish off the last of the Christmas snacks. Following the new series of The Masked Singer, series two of Ant & Dec's Limitless Win continues and Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan continue their climb up the ladder, hoping to win big money for their chosen charities. Then Ant and Dec welcome Geordie best friends Helen and Kelly, who think they have what it takes to conquer the Limitless Ladder.

-Sunday 8th January-

Call the Midwife, 8pm, BBC One

Following its return to our screens at Christmas, Call the Midwife continues. Lucille tries to distract herself from the trauma of her recent miscarriage and the racism she has endured, while Shelagh is tasked with organising the Whitsun Maypole celebrations and raffle at the eleventh hour and Sister Julienne prepares for a coffee morning for expectant mothers. 

-Catch Up On-

Waterloo Road, BBC iPlayer

It’s back, and ready to binge. We haven’t stopped talking about the return of Waterloo Road since the news broke and now all seven episodes of the revamped series are available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Eight years on from the finale of series 10, it’s a new year and Angela Griffin’s character Kim Campbell is now headteacher while former students Donte and Chlo are sending their daughter Izzy to the school.

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