TV Guide This Week

And a very happy new year to you all. Eyes down for the first full week of the new year.


New and notable

Scratch 'n' Sniff's Den of Doom (ITV, 12 noon Saturday)

Contestants try to avoid being eaten by comedy puppets.

The Search (C4, 9pm Sunday)

Jamie Theakston in a global treasure hunt.

Clutter Nutters (BBC2, 7.30am weekdays, also 6.30pm CBBC)

Youngsters sell the junk from their bedrooms.

Junior Mastermind (BBC1, 7pm Monday)

Just in case you'd forgotten who the host was, he's also on Challenge every night at 8.30.

Project Catwalk (Sky Onc, 9pm Monday)

Kelly Osbourne guides people on how to look good.

Speciale Questions pour un Champion (TV5, 5.29pm Wednesday)

The annual new year special edition, but this time taking on a different format. Over the next five weeks, members of eight families will compete for the honour of representing their clan in the grand final, where the Champion Family will be crowned. If that's all too confusing, there's a performance from Faudel, and Julien Lepers hosts.

The Big Bumper Science Quiz (BBC1 Northern Ireland, 9pm Thursday)

Test Northern Ireland's science knowledge. Eamonn Holmes and Christine Bleakley from the W5 discovery centre.

Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm Thursday)

The counterpart to HIGNFY returns.

Saturday 6 January

1000CBBC Crush
1040Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge
1100Rad5 Fighting TalkAlso Radio Scotland
1100 G2 A Question of Sport x3
1130CBBC The Slammer
1200LIV The Amazing RaceIceland. Also Living 2, 2100.
1200ITV Scratch 'n' Sniff's Den of Doom New!
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1304RWal Jest a Minute
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600CITV Jungle Run
1600CBBC Best of Friends
1615S4C Deal or No DealAs seen on C4 yesterday. Now they've caught up, they're not letting go.
1650RTE1 You're a Star
1700CBBC Raven The Island x2Bring your own duvets.
1800FTN Bullseye x2 New!According to the listings we have, this is a pair of Jim Bowen episodes.
1900FTN The Krypton Factor x2 New!This is certainly the Gordon Burns programme of legend.
1930BBC1 In It to Win It
1950BBC2 Weakest Link - The Story So Far Special
2020ITV Millionaire
2110BBC1 Just the Two of Us
2100 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherAdditional coverage on E4 all week. S4C 2145.
2115RTE1 Winning Streak
2120ITV Soapstar SuperstarAdditional coverage on ITV2 immediately afterwards.
2213TV5M La Carte aux TresorsDucs Bretons.
2235BBC2 Have I Got Old News For You20 May 2005: Marcus Brigstocke, Robert Llewelyn, Daisy Sampson. Not NI.
22352NI The Blame GameBest of 2006.

Sunday 7

1000CBBC Crush
1025ITV2 Millionaire
1045Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x2
1130CBBC The Slammer
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1510Mor4 Deal or No DealFirst of two repeats.
1600CITV Jungle Run
1700CBBC Raven The Island
1710 C4 Deal or No Deal
1800LIV So You Think You Can Dance x2
1805Mor4 Deal or No DealAnd if you just missed it...
1800FTN Bullseye x2
1900FTN The Krypton Factor x2
2000BBC1 Just the Two of UsThe final.
2000 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherS4C 2220.
2100ITV Soapstar Superstar
2100 C4 The Search New!


0100FTN Casino Casino
0435FTN TV Scrabble
0730BBC2 Clutter Nutters New!Also 1830 CBBC.
1001TV5M Tele la Question
1018TV5M La Cible
1020CBBS The Shiny ShowRepeated 1420.
1100Mor4 Deal or No Deal
1145Mor4 Countdown13 - 19 December; approximate time.
1230ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1230TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1415S4C Deal or No Deal
1435TV3 The Price is RightNot Monday, Friday.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530ITV The Price is Right
1530 C4 CountdownCarol, Susie, Martin Jarvis. This week's host is Des O'Connor. Repeats around 5am, two-and-a-half days later; S4C 1510 the following day.
1600CITV Jungle Run
1600BBC1 Raven The Island New!
1630CBBC Raven The IslandAs shown the next day on BBC1.
1615 C4 Deal or No DealAlso 1805 on More4.
1630BBC2 Ready Steady Cook
1700 C4 Come Dine With MeAlso S4C.
1715BBC2 Weakest Link
1800FTN The Crystal Maze
1830 C5 In the Grid
2100ITV Soapstar Superstar
2100 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherFriday 2030 and 2230. S4C variations: Wed 2200, Thu 2130.
2100 G2 HIGNFY
2140 G2 QI
2220 G2 Buzzcocks
2300 G2 All OverAll four repeat from 2340.

Monday 8

1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueRepeated 1930.
1830Rad4 Just a MinuteFreud, Merton, Hesketh-Harvey, McErlane; from The Annoyed Rooms, Tunbridge Wells.
1900BBC1 Junior Mastermind New!The Cottingley Fairies Hoax; the 2006 World Cup; His Dark Materials; Madame Tussaud.
2000C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2The US version.
2000BBC2 University ChallengeRepechage final: Manchester v Reading.
2100SKY1 Project Catwalk

Tuesday 9

1230BBC7 The News Quiz2000. Repeated 1930.
1320S4C The Search
1800ESPT Strongest Man
2000AONE Chasing Time x2San Fransisco; Mexico City
2000ITV Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway

Wednesday 10

1230BBC7 My Music1993. Repeated 1930.
1729TV5 Speciale Questions Pour un Champion New!
1730CBBC Beat the Boss
1900ESP2 VikingA cross between Takeshi's Castle and The Surely Impossible Way of the Warrior.
1900ITV4 The Rebel BillionaireRichard Branson finds an excuse to raise his profile.
2000C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway?The US version.

Thursday 11

1230BBC7 Just a MinuteRepeated 1930.
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1630S4C Mama MiaAlso S4C Digidol.
1830Rad4 The Personality TestEsther Rantzen.
21001NI The Big Bumper Science Quiz Special
2200BBC2 Mock the Week New!Russell Howard and Mark Watson.

Friday 12

1230BBC7 Who Goes There?Repeated 1930.
1630BBC1 Best of Friends
1730CBBC Beat the Boss
1830Rad4 The News Quiz
1900BBC1 A Question of Sport
2000ITV4 Spy MasterA US version of our Spy. Last in the series.



0700Don't Try This at Home!
1100The Crystal Maze
1200Millionaire x2
1400Catchphrase x8Includes six short rounds.
1900Strike it Rich x2
2000Bullseye x2
2100Fear Factor x2


As Saturday except

0700The Moment of Truth
1400Roller Jam x2
1600The Crystal Maze
1700Takeshi x8

Monday - Friday

0800Takeshi x 2
0900Strike It Rich x 2
1000Family Fortunes x 2
1100Catchphrase x 2
1200Take It or Leave It
1400Bullseye x 2
1500Weakest Link
1600Fifteen to One x 2
1700Takeshi x 2
1800Fear Factor x 2
2000Strike it Rich
2030Mastermind New!Yep, the John Humphrys version, as chronicled exhaustively in back issues of the Week.
2200Take It or Leave It
2300MillionaireFriday - Gambling.

Channel abbreviations:

BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
2W BBC2 Wales digital service
BBC7BBC7 (Radio)
C5 Five
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)
UTV Ulster Television (ITV in Northern Ireland)

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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