'Dancing On Ice', 'After Life', 'The Masked Singer': What to watch on TV this weekend, 14-16 January

·TV Reporter
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The weekend's TV highlights. (Netflix/ITV)
The weekend's TV highlights. (Netflix/ITV)

This weekend's TV highlights include the return of hit Ricky Gervais sitcom After Life to Netflix on Friday night, while BBC One features a new episode of cosy murder mystery Death in Paradise.

We'll be asking who's that behind the mask once more on Saturday night for the latest instalment of The Masked Singer on ITV and detective drama fans can get their teeth into new Irish show Hidden Assets on BBC Four.

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Dancing On Ice kicks off the TV reality contest calendar on ITV on Sunday and the weekend is rounded off with the latest episode of Jamie Dornan's Australian Outback thriller The Tourist.

The best things to watch on TV this weekend, 14-16 January, 2022

Friday

After Life - Netflix

Ricky Gervais writes and stars in After Life (Netflix)
Ricky Gervais writes and stars in After Life (Netflix)

Ricky Gervais' bittersweet sitcom about a local journalist grappling with life after his wife's death returns for a third and final series.

In its last series, Tony's dad passed away at the nursing home, leaving him with further grief to deal with.

Read more: Everything new on Netflix this January

Will Tony and his editor and brother-in-law Matt manage to save the newspaper from closure, and will Tony allow himself to find love again by the series end?

Death in Paradise - BBC One - 9pm

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 23/12/2021 - Programme Name: Death In Paradise - S11 - TX: n/a - Episode: Death in Paradise S11 - Generics (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  DI Neville Parker (RALF LITTLE) - (C) Red Planet - Photographer: Amelia Troubridge
This week features a death on a golf course. (Red Planet/Amelia Troubridge)

DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little) and DS Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert) are still locked in a will-they-won't-they romance stalemate, but of course a new murder comes along to distract them.

Guest stars Tamzin Outhwaite and Jason Done play golf course owners who fall under the police spotlight when a body is found clubbed to death on their greens.

Saturday

The Masked Singer - ITV - 7pm

Who's that behind the mask? (ITV)
Who's that behind the mask? (ITV)

Now that we know Heather Small, Gloria Hunniford and Will Young were all hiding behind elaborate costumes, it's time to work out who else could be unmasked.

The cast seems better than ever and the costumes more spectacular as TV's most surreal singing contest picks up pace at the halfway point of the series.

Hidden Assets - BBC Four - 9pm

Programme Name: Hidden Assets - TX: 15/01/2022 - Episode: Hidden Assets - ep1 (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Emer Berry (ANGELINE BELL) - (C) AcornTV - Photographer: Bernard Walsh
The detective drama straddles Ireland and Belgium. (AcornTV/Bernard Walsh)

Irish-Belgian six-part detective drama Hidden Assets follows Sergeant Emer Berry who is about to raid a wealthy drug dealer's home.

At the same time, the plot features an intruder at an Antwerp fashion show, a young woman drowned in the bath, and various parts of the story that include diamonds and hedge funds as the investigation widens.

Sunday

Dancing On Ice - ITV - 6.30pm

The greatest show on ice returns. (ITV)
The greatest show on ice returns. (ITV)

It's the first show in the new series of Dancing On Ice and there are sure to be nerves for the crew as well as the cast - last year saw five drop-outs due to injury and illness.

The celebrities have been split into two groups with the first half skating tonight and the rest next weekend.

Read more: Who are the Dancing On Ice 2022 judges?

Look out for Brendan Cole and Kimberly Wyatt who've been tipped for greatness, and Bez who is sure to be a viewer favourite.

The Tourist - BBC One - 9pm

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 30/11/2021 - Programme Name: The Tourist - TX: n/a - Episode: Early Release (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  The Man (JAMIE DORNAN) - (C) Two Brothers Pictures - Photographer: Ian Routledge
Jamie Dornan's Man continues his identity search. (Two Brothers Pictures/Ian Routledge)

Jamie Dornan's amnesia thriller continues apace as his character the Man enlists the help of police rookie Helen in a rather forceful fashion.

Greek baddie Kosta heads to Australia to take matters into his own hands when he realises his henchmen aren't up to the job, while the Man and Helen make a disturbing discovery as events take yet another unexpected turn.

Watch: Bez suffers dramatic head-banging fall in Dancing On Ice training

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