TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 15 December 2007

Schedules are subject to change.

New and notable this week:

Just a Minute (BBC7, 11.30am Saturday)

Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud, and Bob Monkhouse; from 1980.

Ready Steady Cook (BBC2, 4.30 weekdays)

Back after some months.

Countdown (C4, 3.25 weekdays); Junior Mastermind (BBC1, 7.30 Mon, Wed, Fri)

Both reaching their finals on Friday.

The Classic FM Christmas Quiz (11pm Friday)

Nicholas Owen hosts.

Saturday 15 December

0410VIR1 Takeshi's CastleAlso 0900, except DTTV.
0800BBC2 Hider in the House
0800DAVE A Question of Sport x2
0900Mor4 Junkyard Wars
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1100CBBC 50/50 New!
1130BBC7 Just a Minute SpecialAlso 0530 Sun.
1200BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1200DAVE Whose Line is it Anyway? x2
1200C5US Whose Line is it Anyway? x2Also 1700.
1255S4C Scrapheap ChallengePaddle boats.
1330RWal Extra Time Quiz
1430ITV2 All Star Family Fortunes
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600DSCI Scrapheap Challenge x5
1600S4C Deal or No Deal x2
1630ESP2 Viking
1800 C4 Codex
1800BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD.
1915ITV The X FactorLast in the present series. Also 2135; coverage continues on ITV2. Also TV3.
1930 C4 Deal or No Deal
1930RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim
2000BBC1 Who Dares Wins
2025RTE1 Winning Streak
2050ITV All Star Family FortunesClaire King and Edith Bowman. Also TV3.
2100BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News For YouYou say Richard Madeley, we say lines have already closed.
2120TG4 Glor Tire
2230TV5 La Carte aux Tresors
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain

Sunday 16

0410ITV The Jules and Lulu Show x2With signing in vision.
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900, except DTTV.
0900CBBC The Slammer
0925ITV2 All Star Family Fortunes
0930Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x2
1025CBBC Best of Friends
1100CBBC 50/50
1200C5US Whose Line is it Anyway? x2Also 1500, 1800.
1204Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1300 C4 Mobileact Unsigned
1355ITV The X Factor1825 on ITV2 (plus other repeats during the week), and 1300 on TV3.
1400S4CD Pen Campau x2
1600DSCI Scrapheap Challenge x5
1600Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1630CBBC Trapped
1730ITV Paul Potts SpecialYou remember, he won Britain's Got Talent.
1825 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeSofa speedway.
1850BBC1 Strictly Come DancingThe results. EXTREME CAUTION: Contains James Blunt.
1900ESP2 Viking
2000DAVE Whose Line is it Anyway? x2 New!
2030TG4 Glas Vegas


0100Mor4 Countdown (not Mo)
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2
0700VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Not DTTV.
0800DAVE Head Jam
0840DAVE A Question of Sport x2Also 1240, 1740.
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso approx. 1300.
0900CBBC Beat the Boss
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1010TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1030CBBC Best of Friends
1100CBBC 50/50
1115S4C Deal or No DealS4C has now caught up to C4.
1130CITV Jungle Run
1200VIR1 MillionaireAlso 1700. Not DTTV.
1200C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt New!
1325S4C Countdown x2S4C will leave the week four episodes behind C4.
1400DAVE Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2Also 1900.
1525 C4 CountdownPam Ayres. Finals Week continues.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1615 C4 Deal or No DealThere's a gimmick involved: Scrooge versus Santa. Also More4, 1805.
1630BBC2 Ready Steady Cook New!
1630CBBC Best of Friends
1700ITV Chris Tarrant's Great PretenderUTV 1600 Mo-Tu, 1630 We-Fr.
1715BBC2 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing It Takes TwoScotland: not Thursday.

Monday 17

1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2007(15/19) Semi-final 3: UK.
1700BBC1 Beat the Boss
1830Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueFrom Peterborough, with Andy Hamilton, Jack Dee, but no Tim Brooke-Taylor.
1930BBC1 Junior Mastermind(3/5) Heat 3: Walt Disney, Oldham Athletic, William Wallace, "My Story".
2000BBC2 University Challenge(22/31) Second round, 5/7: Sheffield v Edinburgh.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2100BBC2 Dragons' Den
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200BBC2 Have I Got News For YouNot 2W, NI.
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2220DAVE And Then You Die

Tuesday 18

1700S4CD Mama Mia
1830S4C Pen Campau
1900BBC2 Dragons' DenNot 2W, Scotland.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2300DAVE Buzzcocks

Wednesday 19

1730TV5 La Carte aux Tresors
1930BBC1 Junior Mastermind(4/5) Heat 4: Titanic, Tiger Woods, Crocodilians, William Wilberforce.
2000TG4 Glas Vegas
2100 C4 The Secret Millionaire
2230TG4 Glor Tire

Thursday 20

1830S4C Pen Campau
2100BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksFeaturing Quiz God Myleene Klass. Scotland 2200.
2100DAVE The Apprentice x2
2300DAVE And Then You Die

Friday 21

1230BBC7 CounterpointAlso 1930.
1700BBC1 Trapped
1930BBC1 Junior Mastermind(5/5) The final: Isaac Newton, Spanish Armada, Alfred the Great, George Lucas.
1930RUls The Blame Game
2300CLAS The Classic FM Christmas Quiz New!



0300Blankety Blank
0400Supermarket Sweep x2
0500Celebrity SquaresTo 0530.
0700Don't Try This at Home
0800Takeshi x2
1000Supermarket Sweep x3
1130Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond x3
1300Millionaire x2
1500Catchphrase x3
1630Bullseye x3
1800Strike it Rich x3
1900Family Fortunes x3
2100Fear Factor x2


0300Blankety Blank
0400Supermarket Sweep x2
0500DodgeballTo 0530.
0700The Moment of Truth
0800Takeshi x2
1000Supermarket Sweep x3
1130Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond x3
1300Family Fortunes x4
1500Catchphrase x3
1630Bullseye x3
1800Millionaire x5


0300Blankety Blank
0400Showbiz Darts New!
0500DodgeballTo 0530.
0800The Crystal Maze
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond
1030Catchphrase x2
1130Play Your Cards Right
1200Family Fortunes x2
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Wheel of Fortune x2
1600The Crystal Maze
1830Ninja Warrior
1900Wheel of Fortune x2
2000Family Fortunes x2
2200Take It or Leave It
2300Distraction x2

Tuesday - Thursday

As Monday except

0300Showbiz Blackjack New!
0400Showbiz Darts
0500Celebrity Squares


As Tuesday until


Channel abbreviations

BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
2W BBC2 Wales digital service
BBC7BBC7 (Radio)
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
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
SKY3Sky Thrcc
STV STV (ITV in Scotland)
TLKSTalk Sport (radio)
TV3 TV3 (Irish)
TV5MTV5 Monde (Europe)
TG4 TG 4 (Irish)
UTV Ulster Television (ITV in Northern Ireland)
VIR1Virgin 1
VIRGVirgin Radio

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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