TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows for the week commencing Saturday 16 December 2006

New and notable this week:

One Man and His Dog (BBC2, Saturday 6.10 and Sunday 6.20)

Woof! Woof! Snap! Woof! (Translation: It's less bitchy than X-Factor.)

Fighting Talk: Any Other Business (7pm Sunday, Radio 5)

The sports-talk contest moves into the news for a one-off pilot.

The Weakest Link Is 1000 (5.15 Monday, BBC2)

Celebrations for the thousandth episode of the BBC's favourite daytime quiz show. Apart from Eggheads. And Sudo-Q.

Countdown (3.30 Friday, C4)

The series grand final, and the end of the all-too-short Lynam Interlude.

Come Dine with Me (8pm Friday, C4)

A move into prime-time for the competitive cookery challenge.

The full listings

Saturday 16 December

0810CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1410)
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk (also R Scotland)
1103RUls The Blame Game
1200LIV The Amazing Race
1304RWal Jest a Minute
1600CITV Jungle Run
1600ITV Extinct: The QuizThe final.
1630S4C Deal or No Deal
1800BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAnd 2125.
1810BBC2 One Man And His Dog New!Concludes tomorrow.
1900ITV X FactorAnd 2130.
1945BBC1 In It to Win It
2020RTE1 Winning Streak
2230BBC2 QI
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain

Sunday 17

0810CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1410)
1140Mor4 Codex
1204Rad4 ISIHAC
1430S4C Codex x2China, and Anglo-Saxon.
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
1820BBC2 One Man And His Dog
1840 C4 CodexEpisode 6, Egypt.
1900 R5 Fighting Talk: Any Other Business New!Richard Bacon hosts as the game talks about the news.


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)23 - 29 November.
1215BBC1 Bargain hunt
1232TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1400ITV The Price is Right
1430ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1530 C4 Countdown (S4C 1510, C4 rpt about 58 hours later)Finals week concludes with Paul Zenon.
1600CITV Jungle Run
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal (S4C 1425 some days later, Mor4 1805 and next morning)
1715BBC2 The Weakest Link
1700ITV The Price is Right
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing (Scot not Th)
1830 C5 In The Grid
2000FTN Fort Boyard

Monday 18

1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (also 1930)
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 200616/17 Second round: High-scoring runners-up
1400CBBC Raven
1715BBC2 Happy 1000th Birthday Weakest Link SpecialAnother airing for the show celebrating Anne Robinson's one thousandth birthday.
1800BBC2 Weakest Link - The Story So Far SpecialFavourite moments, out-takes, and an investigation into whatever happened to the initial "The".
1830Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
2030BBC2 University Challenge (not 2W)Rep: Pembroke Cambridge v Reading
2200LIV Jade's Pa
2200BBC2 Have I Got News For You (not 2W, NI)

Tuesday 19

1230BBC7 The News Quiz (also 1930)
2000NGEO Chasing Time x2
2100 G2 HIGNFY Night SpecialFrom 2005.
2200BBC2 Have I Got Old News For You SpecialWilliam Hague, Mark Mardell, Peter Serafinowicz.

Wednesday 20

1230BBC7 My Music (also 1930) New!
1733TV5M La Carte aux TresorsPicardy.
2100 C4 The Secret Millionaires

Thursday 21

1230BBC7 Just a Minute (also 1930)
1830Rad4 The Personality TestThis week's host is Adam Hart-Davis.
2200BBC2 The Blame Game (NI only)

Friday 22

1230BBC7 Who Goes There? (also 1930)
1530 C4 CountdownThe grand final, and the last appearance of Des Lynam.
1655BBC1 The Slammer
1700TOON Skatoony
1900BBC1 A Question of Sport
2000 C4 Come Dine With Me SpecialA prime-time special.
2000 C5 UK's Strongest Man Special
2100ITV4 Spy Master
2200BBC2 QI (not 2W)
2235BBC1 The Blame Game (NI only)

The next edition will be a Christmas and New Year double bill.



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
2200Showbiz Darts New!

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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