'Death In Paradise', 'The Masked Singer', 'Ant and Dec's Limitless Win': The best TV this weekend, 7 - 9 January

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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The weekend's TV highlights. (ITV/BBC/ITV)
The weekend's TV highlights. (ITV/BBC/ITV)

Friday night is drama night this weekend as a new series of Death In Paradise opens on BBC One, while the third and final instalment of A Discovery of Witches gets going at Sky.

On Saturday, ITV leads the entertainment with a new episode of surreal, addictive singing contest The Masked Singer, followed by new gameshow Ant and Dec's Limitless Win which offers an unlimited cash prize for contestants who can hold their nerve.

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David Attenborough's highly-anticipated new nature documentary The Green Planet begins on BBC One on Sunday, with the latest episode of Jamie Dornan thriller The Tourist following later in the evening and another new episode of detective drama Vera featuring on ITV.

The best TV to watch this weekend, 7 - 9 January, 2022

Friday

Death In Paradise - BBC One - 9pm

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Ralf Little launches series 11 of 'Death In Paradise'. (Red Planet/Amelia Troubridge)

BBC One returns to the beautiful Saint Marie for an 11th series of the hit murder mystery which still features Ralf Little in post as DI Neville Parker.

A kidnapping on the island goes very wrong, ending in murder and a new investigation for the team.

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There's also a resolution to the will-they-won't-they romance storyline between Neville and Florence from the Christmas special.

A Discovery of Witches - Sky - 9pm

'A Discovery of Witches'. (Credit: Sky)
'A Discovery of Witches' concludes with series 3. (Sky)

The third and final season of the Deborah Harkness fantasy novels adaptation gets underway with a thrilling new storyline.

Diana and Matthew return to the modern day from Elizabethan London, to discover that Diana is pregnant with twins and a series of murders is being committed in Oxford - with one of Diana's close relatives killed by another witch.

Saturday

The Masked Singer - ITV - 7pm

Who's hiding behind the Lionfish character? (ITV)
Who's hiding behind the Lionfish character? (ITV)

TV's most surreal singing contest heads into episode three as celebrity judges Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross try to guess the identities of the celebrity performers.

Chandelier and Snow Leopard were both unmasked last weekend - who will follow them tonight, and will you manage to guess who's behind the mask?

Ant and Dec's Limitless Win - ITV - 8.30pm

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Ant and Dec begin a brand new gameshow with high stakes. (ITV)

ITV's favourite presenting duo return with their first new show launch in a decade.

Limitless Win is exactly that - there's no upper limit on the top prize available, with contestants risking losing life-changing amounts of money as they try to climb the cash ladder in this new gameshow format that promises TV's largest-ever jackpot.

Sunday

The Green Planet - BBC One - 7pm

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Explore the Costa Rican rainforest with David Attenborough. (BBC Studios)

David Attenborough's latest documentary begins tonight with an exploration of the world's most fascinating plants.

Delving into the rainforests of Costa Rica and Borneo, he looks at plants that mimic dead animals, others that instruct ants to bring them food, and the constant battle for sunlight.

The Tourist - BBC One - 9pm

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Will Jamie Dornan's character be revealed? (Two Brothers Pictures/Ian Routledge)

Jamie Dornan's hugely entertaining thriller about a tourist with amnesia in the Australian outback continues as his character struggles to discover more about his identity - and who is trying to kill him.

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New friend Luci reveals more about their link to each other, but can she be trusted?

All episodes are also available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Vera - ITV - 8pm

Brenda Blethyn's detective is on the hunt for robbers and kidnappers. (ITV)
Brenda Blethyn's detective is on the hunt for robbers and kidnappers. (ITV)

Series 11 of Brenda Blethyn as the beloved detective in Northumberland continues with a dramatic robbery at a port.

Vera discovers the crime was an inside job, but the plot thickens when she finds the culprit's son was kidnapped to make sure he followed the plan, before things started to go horribly wrong.

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