TV Guide This Week

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|1230||BBC7|| I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue||April 1984. Also 1930.
|1230||BBC7|| I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue||April 1984. Also 1930.
|1640||S4C || Pwy Ydw I? <font color=red>New!</font>||Whose name is in the presenter's hat?
|1640||S4C || Pwy Ydw I? <font color=red>New!</font>||A filler from continuity -whose name is in the presenter's hat?
|1715||CBBC|| Beat the Boss
|1715||CBBC|| Beat the Boss
|1725||S4C || Pwy Ydw I
|1930||ITV || The Krypton Factor||Also TV3.
|1930||ITV || The Krypton Factor||Also TV3.

Revision as of 18:52, 8 January 2009


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 10 January 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights for this week include:

  • Voting for the UK Gameshows Poll of the Year continues all week, with two lucky punters winning a crisp ten pound note courtesy of our sponsors Bother's Bar.
  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and TV3, 7pm Sunday) is back for a fourth run. Donal MacIntyre will be first out, and one of the soapstar minorstars will win, but Peter Kay will be cheering for Todd Carty (Grange Hill's Tucker Jenkins) as Jesus H. Christ.
  • There are plenty of other talent shows for viewers in Ireland: TG4 is looking for Ireland's best country singer (Glor Tire, 8.10 Saturday) and competitive farming in Feirm Factor (9pm Thursday), and TV3 has international Superstars of Dance (9pm Friday).
  • More intelligent shows include the final of Mastermind Plant Cymru (S4C, 7.45 Sunday), the last semi-final of Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 1.30 Monday) and what looks like a fascinating University Challenge quarter-final (BBC2, 8pm Monday (not Scotland)).
  • Channel 4's afternoon schedule falls into place: Come Dine with Me (5.30) begins with a celebrity week, Wogan's Perfect Recall (5pm) is back for another run, and Deal or No Deal (4.15) is billed as a new series.
  • All eyes will be on Countdown (3.25), where the latest Championship of Champions begins, there's a new set (yes, they've finally got rid of the deckchairs), and something else that seemed important when we heard it, but we're blown if we can remember it.

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge


0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 The Krypton Factor x2
0800CBBC Hider in the House
0800VIR1 Fort Boyard
0820DAVE A Question of Sport
0830BBC2 Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
0900BBC2 Who Wants to be a Superhero?
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0930CBBC Basil's Game Show
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2Also 0400.
1000DAVE Dragons' Den x3Also 1500.
1100CBBC Best of Friends
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1130BBC1 Masterchef
1130CBBC Best the Boss
1200WTCH The Weakest Link x4
1304RWal Jest a Minute
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1615S4C Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Eliminator New!
1750BBC1 Total Wipeout
1800TV3 Who Dares, Sings! New!
1845BBC1 Your Country Needs YouAlso BBC-HD.
1910TG4 Survivor Micronesia
1945BBC1 In It to Win It
2000TV5 Speciale Questions Pour un Champion: Juniors
2000TV3 All-Star Mr and Mrs
2010TG4 Glor Tire New!Talent show seeking a country singer.
2020RTE1 Winning Streak
2045ITV All-Star Family FortunesShayne Lynch v Ruthie Henshall.
2100 C4 Celeb Big BrotherS4C 2245.
2100CLAS The Classic FM Quiz With Henry Kelly New!Henry Kelly presents a quiz.
2230BBC2 QI
2250TV5 Fort BoyardRepeats from the 2007 series.
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain


0455 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0700VIR1 The Krypton Factor x2
0800VIR1 Fort BoyardAlso 0500.
0900BBC2 Escape From Scorpion Island(14/15) Also CBBC 1200.
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0900DAVE Dragons' Den x3
0930Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x3
0945ITV Dancing on IceLast year's final.
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2
1000WTCH The Weakest Link x3
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1245 C4 Big Brother's Little BrotherS4C 1400.
1345 C4 Unsigned ActLive performances determine some of the finalists.
1403RWal Jest a Minute
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1530S4CD Cwis Meddiant
1630CITV Eliminator
1635Mor4 Come Dine With Me
1645 C4 Deal or No Deal
1730ITV The Krypton FactorTV3 at 1735.
1800VIR1 MillionaireAlso 0600.
1800SKY1 Gladiators
1800DAVE UK's Strongest Man 2007 x3
1830RTE1 The All-Ireland Talent Show
1845RCym Y Talwrn
1900ITV Dancing on IceAt this rate, an outside broadcast from a duck pond. Continues 2130; also TV3.
1900FIVR World's Strongest Man
1940S4C Mastermind Plant CymruThe final: "Cherub" books, Pixar animated films, The solar system, "St Clare's" books, Manchester United under Alex Ferguson.
2030RTE1 The Restaurant
2100BBC2 The Real Sir AlanA profile of Alan Sugar.
2100 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherS4C 2310.
2100FOOD Celebrity Masterchef x4

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge


0350VIR1 Casino CasinoNot Mo.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Takeshi x2Also 0415, except Mo.
0730 C4 Big Brother's Little BrotherMo 0700.
0900CBBC Best of Friends
0945TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1015TV5 Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place
1020DAVE A Question of Sport
1030CBBC Raven
1100CBBC Bamzooki
1130CBBC The Sorcerer's Apprentice
1200CBBC Brain-Jitsu
1200Rad3 Composer of the WeekYou might know his handle.
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1245 C5 Going for GoldAlso 1450.
1325CBBC Get Your Own Back
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1400ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1415S4C CountdownNot Mo.
1500STV House Guest
1500WTCH Bargain Hunt
1525 C4 Countdown New!According to a message on our answerphone, Andrew Sachs is in dictionary corner.
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1700ITV Golden BallsSTV 1500, not UTV.
1700 C4 Wogan's Perfect Recall New!
1700STV House Guest New!
1700WTCH Celebrity Masterchef
1700SKY1 Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old?
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1730 C4 Come Dine With Me New!This week: Rodney Marsh (football), Lesley Joseph (comedian), Paul Ross (no win, no fee), Abi Titmuss (reality show contestant) and Linda Lusardi (glamourpuss).
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland not Thursday.
1800DAVE Dragons' Den
1800WTCH The Weakest Link
1900BBCH RavenAlso 1930 except Fr.
2000TMF America's Most Smartest Model
2030BBC2 MasterchefMo-We only; Th 2000, not Fr.
2100 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherAlso 2235 Fr. S4C 2245 Mo, 2200 Tu, We, Fr, 2130 Th. Coverage continues on E4.
2100DAVE QINot Fr.
2140DAVE BuzzcocksNot Mo, Fr.
2220DAVE Mock the Week


0500VIR1 Fort Boyard
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain(16/17) The repechage, for high-scoring runners-up.
1505BBC1 Kerwhizz
1830Rad4 Just a MinutePaul Merton, Charles Collingwood, Graham Norton, Shappi Khorsandi, with Nicholas Parsons controlling (!) the game.
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Plasmawr (Caerdydd) v Ysgol Rhydfelen (Church Village)
2000BBC2 University Challenge(25/31) Into the quarter-finals: Manchester v LSE. Scotland 2200.
2030ALBA Cocaire nan CocaireanAlso into the quarter-finals.

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge


0730CBBC Stake Out
1630CBBC Hot Rods
1740S4CD Mama Mia
2000TV3 The Biggest Loser USVery helpfully, the published preview tells us who's going out, so we don't need to watch the show. Good.
2100Mor4 Come Dine With Me
2235ITV The Krypton Factor


1715CBBC Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
1723TV5 Fort Boyard
1900ARTS Mastermind 1980
1930ARTS What the Dickens
1930BBC1 Chasing the DollarNI only.
2025S4C Cwis Meddiant
2200BBC2 QI


1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueApril 1984. Also 1930.
1640S4C Pwy Ydw I? New!A filler from continuity -whose name is in the presenter's hat?
1715CBBC Beat the Boss
1725S4C Pwy Ydw I
1930ITV The Krypton FactorAlso TV3.
2000BBC2 Masterchef
2000ITV2 Pop Idle US
2100ALBA Cuibhlichean an Fhortain
2130TG4 Feirm Factor New!A competition for twelve farmers.


0730CBBC Stake Out
1715CBBC Trapped!
1810RSco Step Back in Time
1830Rad4 The News QuizFrancis Wheen, Sue Perkins, Carrie Quinlan, Jeremy Hardy.
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
2100BBC1 QI
2100TV3 Superstars of Dance New!A six-continent international dance competition, hosted by Michael Flatley, overseen by Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller. The competing countries: Argentina, Australia, China, India, Ireland, Russia, South Africa, USA. The UK isn't taking part, and isn't even showing the programme. Britain for the lossing!
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200BBC2 Buzzcocks

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge



0000Ninja Warrior
0300Eggheads x2To 0400.
0700Stake Out x2
0800The Moment of Truth
0900You Bet!
1000Takeshi x2
1200The Crystal Maze
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Bullseye x3
1630Wipeout x3
1800Joe Pasquale's Price is Right
1900Bruce's Price is Right
1930Family Fortunes x3
2100Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats


As Saturday except

0000Endurance UK x2To 0100
1700Britain's Worst x3To 2000


0000Endurance UK x2
0300Eggheads x2To 0400.
0700Fort Boyard
0800The Crystal Maze
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Wipeout x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Joe Pasquale's Price is Right Special
1400Family Fortunes x6
1700Takeshi x2
1800You Bet!
1900The Biggest Loser UK
2000Joe Pasquale's Price is Right Special
2100Take It or Leave It
2300Bullseye x2


As Monday except

0000Ninja Warrior
0030TakeshiTo 0100
1300Pasquale's Price
1400Wipeout x6To 1700

Wednesday - Friday

As Tuesday except for the 1400 slot

WedsCatchphrase x6
ThurMillionaire x3
FriOne Versus One Hundred x4

Channel abbreviations

4MUS4 Music
ABSRAbsolute Radio
BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
2W BBC2 Wales digital service
BBC7BBC7 (Radio)
BORDBorder (ITV in Cumbria and south-west Scotland)
C5 Five
CLASClassic FM (Radio)
DISNDisney Channel
DRT Discovery Real Time
DSCIDiscovery Science
ESP2Eurosport 2
ITV ITV (Network unless otherwise noted)
LIV UK Living TV
LIV2UK Living TV 2
MOR4More 4
PCM1Paramount Comedy 1
PCM2Paramount Comedy 2
Rad1BBC Radio 1
Rad2BBC Radio 2
Rad3BBC Radio 3
Rad4BBC Radio 4
Rad5BBC Radio 5
RCymBBC Radio Cymru
RSctBBC Radio Scotland
RUlsBBC Radio Ulster
RWalBBC Radio Wales
RTE1RTE1 (Irish)
RTE2RTE2 (Irish)
RTR1RTE Radio 1 (Irish)
S4C S4C (analogue)
S4CDS4C Digidol
SCI Sci-Fi
SKY1Sky One
SKY2Sky Two
SKY3Sky Three
STV STV (ITV in North and Central Scotland)
TLKSTalk Sport (radio)
TV3 TV3 (Irish)
TV5MTV5 Monde (Europe)
TG4 TG 4 (Irish)
UTV Ulster Television (ITV in Northern Ireland)
VIR1Virgin 1

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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