TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 5 May 2007

Schedules are subject to change.

New and notable

Who Wants To Be A Superhero? (Sci-Fi, 7pm Saturday, 5pm Sunday, repeat from 3.10 Monday)

Grown-ups pretend to be comic-book stars. Beware of multiple episodes.

The Pyramid Game with Donny Osmond (Challenge, 8.30 weeknights)

The Pyramid Show returns, hosted by Donny Osmond. Is this the most obvious billing ever?

For the Rest of Your Life (ITV, 3pm weekdays from Tuesday)

Couples can win amounts of money every month for as long as they both shall live. Nicky Campbell hosts.

Raven (BBC1, 4.30 Wednesday)

Series 6 begins.

Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (BBC3 and RTE2, 8pm Thursday)

Representing the UK, Paddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood; representing Ireland, Marty Whelan.

Saturday 5 May

0830CBBC RavenSeries 4.
0900BBC2 Hider in the House
1000ITV Jungle Run
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1140 G2 Headjam
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1300S4C Scrapheap Challenge3/16. Human-powered trains.
1300CBBC Clutter Nutters
1400CBBC Get Your Own Back
1500CITV Jungle Run
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530TV3 Pop Idle USAlso 1800.
1600RTE1 Eurovision 2007 Preview SpecialMarty Whelan previews 21 (count 'em!) of the semi-finalists. Viewers are warned that the following programme contains Daniel O'Donnell.
1615S4C Deal or No Deal
1635ITV2 MillionaireLast week's edition
1650 C4 Deal or No Deal Classic
1800BBC1 The People's QuizContinues 2135. To be reviewed in the next Week.
1800FTN Bullseye x2
1805RTR1 All Ireland Schools Quiz
1810BBC2 The Culture ShowNeil Hannon discusses how to write the perfect Eurovision song, such as "My Loverly Horse".
1825ITV Gameshow MarathonName That Tune.
1900FTN The Krypton Factor x2
1900SCIF Who Wants To Be A Superhero? x2 New!Two episodes today.
1945BBC1 Any Dream Will DoContinues 2145. Also on BBC-HD.
1945ITV Grease is the WordContinues 2210, and on ITV2 afterwards.
2005RTE1 Winning Streak
2040S4C Cor Cymru 2007 SpecialHighlights of the competition.
2115ITV Millionaire
2120TG4 Glor TireWe have no idea what happens here, but the blurb mentions "we lose another two contestants", so better bill it.
2200BBC2 Have I Got News For YouBill Bailey.
2231TV5 Fort Boyard
2240BBC2 Top of the Pops Goes Eurovision! SpecialSteve Wright presents the best and worst of Eurovision, including an appearance by Scooch.
2300Rad4 Counterpoint

Sunday 6

0600DSCI Full Metal Challenge Day
0830CBBC Raven
0900Mor4 Codex
0945ITV2 Gameshow MarathonAlso 1755.
1000Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x5
1125S4C Shipwrecked
1204Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth
1235ITV Pop Idle USCAUTION: contains Jon Bon Jovi.
1300CBBC Clutter Nutters
1400CBBC Get Your Own Back
1500CITV Jungle Run
1555RTE1 Eurovision 2007 Preview SpecialMarty Whelan has the other seven semi-finalists, and the fourteen direct entrants.
1700 C4 Deal or No DealAlso 1805 on More4.
1700SCIF Who Wants To Be A Superhero? x4Continuing (and concluding) the challenge begun yesterday with a four-episode marathon.
1745 C4 Scrapheap Challenge4/16. Snowmobiles.
1800LIV Top Chef
1800FTN Bullseye x2
1830RTE1 Celebrity Jigs and Reels
1845 C4 Shipwrecked 2007
1900FTN The Krypton Factor x2
2200BBC7 The News QuizAs heard on R4 last Friday.


0100Mor4 Countdown (not Mo)
0410FTN Totally Top Trumps (not Mo)
0730BBC2 Get 100
0800CBBC Raven
0800DSCI Scrapheap Challenge x2
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso approx. 1300.
0955TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1020TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1130 C4 The Deadly Knowledge Show New!Also S4C, not Mo.
1215BBC1 Bargain HuntNot Mo.
1325S4C Deal or No DealMo, Tu only.
1415S4C CountdownMo, Tu only.
1435TV3 The Price is RightTue - Thu only.
1500BBC2 Through the KeyholeNot Mo.
1500ITV For the Rest of Your Life New!Not Mo.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530 C4 CountdownThis week's Martin Jarvis is Richard Digance.
1615 C4 Deal or No DealAlso 1805 on More4.
1630BBC2 Ready Steady CookNot Mo.
1700CBBC Get Your Own Back
1700UTV Supermarket SweepNot Mo.
1700 G2 Head Jam
1715BBC2 Weakest LinkNot Mo.
1800BBC2 EggheadsScot: Mon-Wed only.
1800FTN Takeshi's Castle x2
1900FTN Gladiators New!

Monday 7

1130BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueRepeated 1930.
1330Rad4 Counterpoint
1510SCIF Who Wants To Be A Superhero? x6 SpecialAll six episodes in one long run. They won't be repeated within the month.
1830BBC2 Great British Menu
1830Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth
1900BBC3 Castaway
2000C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2The US version.
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2230BBC3 Annually Retentive

Tuesday 8

1230BBC7 The News QuizRepeated 1930.
1900BBC1 Castaway
2000BBC2 The ApprenticeThe Tuesday repeat returns to Tuesday. Not 2W.
2000UTV The Price is Right Special60 minute version. That's NI only. Followed by a documentary about Ian Paisley.
2000C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway?The US version.
2002RTR1 BackchatAn Irish Have I Got News For You, only on the radio. And with a regular host. And it's funny.
2030BBC4 Marcus Brigstocke's Trophy PeopleDebating.
2300 G2 HIGNFY

Wednesday 9

1230BBC7 My MusicRepeated 1930.
1630BBC1 Raven New!
1725TV5 Fort BoyardRoberto Ciurleo. Readers who are writing this will wish to remember that the repeat clashes with Eurovision.
1900BBC3 Castaway
2100BBC1 The ApprenticeContinues on BBC2 at 2200.
2200ITV2 Deadline
2230TG4 Glor TireContinues from Saturday.

Thursday 10

0215 C4 Your Face or Mine?
1230BBC7 Just a MinuteRepeated 1930.
1900BBC1 Castaway
2000 C5 Interior RivalryLast in the present series.
2000BBC3 Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final SpecialPaddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood squeeze into a commentary booth built for one.
2000RTE2 Eurovision Song Contest Qualifying Round SpecialMarty Whelan commentates from A Country Of Contrasts.
2100 G2 Dragons' Den
2130GOLD TV Now and Then
2200ITV2 Deadline
2300 G2 Buzzcocks

Friday 11

1230BBC7 Whispers
1730CBBC Bamzooki
1800BBC2 Great British MenuScotland only.
1830Rad4 The News Quiz
1900BBC1 A Question of Sport
1900BBC3 Castaway
2030ITV2 Pop Idle US
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For You?Kirsty Young's back. Scotland 2235, NI 0050.
2240 G2 Street-cred Sudoku



0700Don't Try This at Home!
0800Amazing Race
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Cash Cab x3 New!
1130Wheel of Fortune x3
1300Millionaire x2
1500Family Fortunes x3
1630Play Your Cards Right x3 New!
1800Bullseye x6
2100Fear Factor x2


As Saturday except

0700The Moment of Truth
1930Takeshi x3


0700Takeshi x2
0800The Crystal Maze
0900Play Your Cards Right x2 New!
1000Catchphrase x2
1100Bruce's Price is Right x2 New!
1200Family Fortunes x2
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Catchphrase x2
1700Strike it Rich x2 New!
1800Crystal Maze
1900Family Fortunes x2 New!
2000Strike it Rich New!
2030The Pyramid Show with Donny Osmond New!
2100Take It or Leave It
2200Fear Factor
2300Millionaire (Fri: Gambling)

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

1730The Pyramid Show with Donny Osmond

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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