TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows for the nine days commencing Saturday 9 December 2006

New and notable this week:

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (BBC7, 12.30 and 7.30pm weekdays)

It's ten years since Willie Rushton left us; the repeat channel has archive editions all week, and a tribute in Clue's regular Monday spot. The new series continues on Radio 4.

Great British Christmas Menu (BBC2, 6pm weekdays)

The winning chefs from BBC2's Great British Menu return to cook up more dishes for viewers.

Extinct: The Quiz (ITV, 5pm weekdays from Tuesday)

Zoe Ball presents a chance to see families see endangered species. Part of ITV's Extinct week.

Countdown (C4, 3.30 weekdays)

Finals week begins on Thursday.

Raven (CBBC, 5.30 weekdays)

The tournament final is on Friday.

Spy Master (ITV4, 9pm Friday)

A group of would-be agents compete for a place at a spy school. US import.

Saturday 9 December

It's quite clear that this evening's schedule has been through the washing machine.

0810CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1410)
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk (also R Scotland)
1103RUls The Blame Game
1200LIV The Amazing Race
1400CBBC Raven: The Island
1530TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600CITV Jungle Run
1610S4C Deal or No Deal
1740ITV All-Star Family Fortunes (TV3 1930)Kelly Holmes -v- Phil Tufnell
1740BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAnd 1940.
1750ITV Millionaire
1830ITV X FactorAnd 2030.
2025RTE1 Winning Streak
2120BBC1 In It to Win It
2215TV5M La Carte aux TresorsHaut Jura.
2250BBC2 QI
2300Rad4 Brain of BritainThis week, Ian Bayley and David Edwards do battle.

Sunday 10

0810CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1410)
1025ITV2 Family Fortunes
1130Mor4 Codex
1204Rad4 ISIHAC
1400CBBC Raven: The Island
1430S4C Codex
1600CITV Jungle Run
1655Mor4 Deal or No Deal
1710ITV Family Fortunes
1732RWal Jest a Minute New!
1750 C4 Deal or No Deal
1800LIV So You Think You Can Dance
1840 C4 CodexEpisode 5, Angles and Saxons.
2130BBC4 Play it Again SpecialAnother chance to see Hugh Dennis's tribute to the 1950s game show.
2140BBC2 Have I Got Old News For You New!Marcus Brigstocke, Robert Llewellyn, Daisy Sampson.


0600DSCI Robotica (also 1200, 1900)
1000DSCI Scrapheap Challenge (also 1300, 1700)
1025TV5M La cible
1100Mor4 Deal or No Deal (approx time)
1145Mor4 Countdown (approx time)16 - 22 November. Nice to see Noel warming up for Des.
1215BBC1 Bargain hunt
1232TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1400ITV The Price is Right
1400CBBC Raven (also 1730)
1430ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1530 C4 Countdown (S4C 1510, C4 rpt about 58 hours later)In dictionary corner, it's Gyles Brandreth! Finals week begins on Thursday.
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal (S4C 1425 some days later, Mor4 1805 and next morning)
1715BBC2 The Weakest Link
1730CBBC Raven (also 1400)The tournament final.
1800BBC2 Great British Christmas Menu New!Freeview viewers can smell and taste the food by pressing the red button.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing (Scot not Th)
1830 C5 In The Grid
2000FTN Fort Boyard

Monday 11

1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 200615/17 Second round: North of England, South West, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.
1700ITV The Price is Right
1830Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
2030BBC2 University Challenge (not 2W)Rep: Bristol v Manchester
2200LIV Jade's Pa
2200BBC2 Have I Got News For You (not 2W, NI)

Tuesday 12

1700ITV Extinct: The Quiz New!
2000NGEO Chasing Time x2

Wednesday 13

1700ITV Extinct: The Quiz
1733TV5M La Carte aux TresorsPacifique.
2100 C4 The Secret MillionairesA Scottish curry-house owner goes to Norfolk. As reviewed in the next Week.

Thursday 14

1700ITV Extinct: The Quiz
1830Rad4 The Personality TestThis week's host is the legendary Rick Wakeman.
2100ITV2 I'm A Celebrity Changed My Life SpecialCatching up with previous winners.
2200BBC2 The Blame Game (NI only)

Friday 15

1655BBC1 The Slammer
1700ITV Extinct: The Quiz
1700TOON Skatoony
1900BBC1 A Question of Sport
2000 C4 UnanonemousZzzzzz.
2000 C5 World's Strongest Man Super Series
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For You (Scot 2235)Boris Johnson hosts. Last in the present series.
2100ITV4 Spy Master New!
2200BBC2 QI (not 2W)The next episode airs on BBC4 at 2230.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats (S4C 2300)
2235BBC1 The Blame Game (NI only)

Saturday 16 (provisional)

0810CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1410)
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk (also R Scotland)
1103RUls The Blame Game
1200LIV The Amazing Race
1400CBBC Raven: The Island
1600CITV Jungle Run
1600ITV Extinct: The QuizThe final.
1615S4C Deal or No Deal
1800BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAnd 2125. The grand final
1900ITV X FactorAnd 2130.
1945BBC1 In It to Win It
2020RTE1 Winning Streak
2230BBC2 QI
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain

Sunday 17 (provisional)

0810CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1410)
1140Mor4 Codex
1204Rad4 ISIHAC
1400CBBC Raven: The Island
1430S4C Codex
1600CITV Jungle Run
1625Mor4 Deal or No Deal
1732RWal Jest a Minute
1750 C4 Deal or No Deal
1800LIV So You Think You Can Dance
1840 C4 CodexEpisode 6, Egypt.
1900 R5 Fighting Talk: Any Other Business New!Richard Bacon hosts as the game talks about the news.



0900The Crystal Maze
1000Catchphrase x3
1130Price is Right x3
1300Millionaire x2
1500Family Fortunes x3
1630Play Your Cards Right x2
1800Bullseye x3
1930Blankety Blank x2
2100Fear Factor


As Saturday until

1630Weakest Link x9
2100as Saturday

Monday - Friday

0900Family Fortunes x2
1000Price is Right x2
1100Play Your Cards Right x2
1200Catchphrase x2
1430Family Fortunes
1500Weakest Link
1600Eggheads x2
1700Takeshi x2
1800Crystal Maze
2000Fear Factor
2100Millionaire x2

Channel abbreviations:

AONEAdventure One
BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
2W BBC2 Wales digital service
BBC7BBC7 (Radio)
C5 Five
DHL Discovery Home and Leisure
DSCIDiscovery Science
ITV ITV (Network unless otherwise noted)
LIV UK Living TV
LIV2UK Living TV 2
MOR4More 4
Rad1BBC Radio 1
Rad2BBC Radio 2
Rad4BBC Radio 4
RSctBBC Radio Scotland
RUlsBBC Radio Ulster
RWalBBC Radio Wales
RTE1RTE1 (Irish)
RTR1RTE Radio 1 (Irish)
S4C S4C (analogue)
S4CDS4C Digidol
SCOTScottish / Grampian (ITV in Scotland)
SKY1Sky Onc
SKY3Sky Thrcc
TOONCartoon Network
TV3 TV3 (Irish)
TV5MTV5 Monde (Europe)
TG4 TG 4 (Irish)
UTV Ulster Television (ITV in Northern Ireland)

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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