TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 1 March 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Eurovision - Your Decision (BBC1, 7pm and 9.30 Saturday)

Last week, Ireland voted for turkeys. This week, the UK chooses which previous loser will go on to Eurovision, where they'll lose.

Murder Most Famous (BBC2, 1.30pm weekdays)

Six celebs solve murders and write a crime novel to impress Minette Walters. With Brendan Cole, Sherrie Hewson, Kelvin MacKenzie, Matt Allwright, Angela Griffin, and Diarmuid Gavin.

Recipe for Success (BBC2, 5.15 weekdays)

Five couples manage a restaurant. The diners will choose how much they want to pay. The couple making the most money keeps everyone's income.

Rock Rivals (ITV, 9pm Wednesday)

It's a drama made by (though not starring) Simon Cowell, and incorporating a real talent show with the winner decided by the viewing dozens.

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Saturday 1 March

0300VIR1 Defectors New!
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0525 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire New!
0700VIR1 Fort Boyard
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0900VIR1 Don't Try This at Home! New!
0920DAVE A Question of Sport x2Also 1940.
0930TG4 Survivor - The Cook IslandsAlso 1115.
0940ITV Dancing on IceLast week's edition.
1030CBBC Clutter NuttersAlso 1400.
1050BBC2 Best of FriendsAlso CBBC at 1130.
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1200DAVE Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1300 C4 Age of Love
1300CBBC Raven
1330CBBC Dance Factory New!
1335BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1405BBC2 Brainbox
1500C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2Also 1700, 1800.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1610S4C Deal or No Deal x2
1620RTE1 You're a Star Plus
1630TV3 Pop Idle US
1640 C4 Deal or No Deal
1740BBC1 The Weakest Link Special
1800LIV2 The Amazing Race New!Denver to Brazil.
1815ITV Harry Hill's TV Burp
1830BBC1 Outtake TV SpecialErrors from the Weakest Link celebrity specials. They don't just throw this schedule together.
1845ITV Saturday Night TakeawayAlso TV3.
1900BBC1 Eurovision - Your Decision SpecialAlso 2130.
2000ITV Duel
2000TKSP The Talksport Football Quiz
2005RTE1 Winning Streak
2015S4C Codi CanuAlso S4CD.
2020DAVE School's Out
2100BBC2 Have I Got Old News For YouAlexander Armstrong, Charlie Brooker, Ross Noble.
2240TV5M Pékin Express
2300Rad4 The Garden Quiz
2310GOLD QI New!

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Sunday 2

0300VIR1 Defectors
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Fort Boyard
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0830BBC2 Raven
0900BBC2 Hider in the House
0900TOON SkatoonyAlso 1930.
0900VIR1 Don't Try This at Home!
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1040DAVE A Question of Sport
1120DAVE Head Jam New!
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1230 C4 Vanity Lair
1235 E4 Big Brother USA
1300CBBC Raven
1330CBBC Dance Factory
1400S4CD Pen Campau
14005LIF Making of the World's Strongest Man Special
15005LIF Britain's Strongest Man x5 Special
1500C5US Whose Line is it Anyway? x2
1600Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1830ITV Dancing on IceAlso 2030 and TV3.
1830RTE1 You're a StarAlso 2030.
1900LIV So You Think You Can Dance x2
1900STYL Bargain Hunt x2
1930S4C Codi CanuAlso S4CD.
2000VIR1 American Inventor New!Judges include Peter Jones (3) of Dragons' Den.
2030TG4 Glas Vegas
2200BBC7 The News Quiz

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0300VIR1 Defectors
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0700.
0600VIR1 MillionaireAlso 1200, 1700.
0730BBC2 Brain-Jitsu
0800VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso lunchtime, 1805.
0930CBBC Best of Friends
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
0955CBBC Clutter Nutters
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1100CBBC Beat the Boss
1130DAVE Whose Line Is It Anyway?Also 1630.
1200GOLD Celebrity Master Chef
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1300C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2
1325S4C Deal or No Deal
1330BBC2 Murder Most Famous New!
1410S4C Countdown
1455 C4 Come Dine With Me
1525 C4 CountdownRick Wakeman (Mo-Tu); John Sergeant (We-Fr). Also More4 after midnight, and early mornings Mo, Th, Fr.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530BBC1 RavenNot Fr, just to annoy.
1615 C4 Deal or No DealAlso More4 1805.
1625TG4 Bog Stop
1630BBC2 Ready Steady Cook
1700ITV Golden BallsUTV 1500, STV 1630.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1715BBC2 Recipe for Success New!
1730CITV Jungle Run
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Th.
1830BBC2 BrainboxScotland: not Th.
1900DAVE Dragons' DenNot Mo.

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Monday 3

1330Rad4 The Garden Quiz(9/11) The first semi-final.
1635CBBC Beat the Boss
1830Rad4 Just a Minute(10/12) We've no idea who's on this week, so let's say Gyles Brandreth, Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Tony Hawks. It usually is.
1900BBC3 Dragons' Den
1930BBC2 Mastermind(28/31) "Upstairs Downstairs", Botticelli, Steeleye Span, Sam Peckinpah.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(31/31) The Final: Christ Church Oxford v last week's winners.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2220DAVE Mock the Week
2240S4CD Codi Canu
2300DAVE Buzzcocks
2340DAVE Dragons' Den New!

Tuesday 4

1610BBC1 Best of Friends
1635CBBC Trapped!
2100 E4 Big Brother US
2200BBC2 Mock the Week AgainEngland and Wales (analogue) only.
2300DAVE They Think It's All Over

Wednesday 5

1715CBBC Stake Out
1729TV5M Pékin Express
2000LIV So You Think You Can Dance x2
2000TG4 Glas Vegas

Thursday 6

1605BBC1 Best of Friends
2000ITV2 Pop Idle US
2000 E4 Big Brother US x2
2100BBC2 That Mitchell and Webb LookBig Brother with the walking undead. How is that different from the real thing?
2100DAVE Dragons' Den

Friday 7

1230BBC7 Nobody Expects the Spanish InquisitionAlso 1930.
1530BBC1 Basil's Game Show
1715CBBC Stake Out
1900VIR1 Bingolotto: A Commercial Presentation
2030BBC1 A Question of Sport
2100ITV2 Pop Idle US
2200 C4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding DongS4C 2300.
2300DAVE Mock the Week

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0000Fear Factor
0300Take Your Pick x2
0400Family Fortunes x2
0500Family CatchphraseTo 0530.
0700Takeshi New!
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Wheel of Fortune x3
1130Supermarket Sweep
1300Millionaire x2
1500Wipeout x3 New!
1630Catchphrase x3
1800Bullseye x3
1930Family Fortunes x3
2100Shooting Stars x2 New!
2200Fear Factor
23008 Out of 10 Cats New!
2330Distraction New!


0000Banzai New!
0300Catchphrase x2
0400Wheel of Fortune x3 New!To 0530.

Then as Saturday.


0000Banzai x2
0300Catchphrase x2
0400Wheel of Fortune x3To 0530.
0700The Crystal Maze
0800Gladiators New!
0900Supermarket Sweep x2 New!
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Wipeout x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Catchphrase x2 New!
1400Wipeout x2
1500Catchphrase x2
1600Wheel of Fortune x2
1700Gladiators New!
1800The Crystal Maze
1900Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver x2
2000Family Fortunes x2
2200Celeb Millionaire
2300Bullseye x2 New!

Tuesday - Wednesday

0000Showbiz Darts New!
0030Bullseye New!
0300Supermarket Sweep x2
0400Family Fortunes x2
0500Family CatchphraseTo 0530.

Then as Monday except:

1300Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver x2


As Tuesday except:

0000Darts New!


As Tuesday except:

1900Bingolotto: A Commercial PresentationAs Virgin1.

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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
RCymBBC Radio Cymru
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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