TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 3 May 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

BBC Young Musician (BBC2, BBC4 from Sunday)

At least it doesn't clash with Eurovision this time.

Eurovision Preview (BBC Radio Bristol, 3pm Monday)

It relies on Marcus Keppel-Palmer, one of the fans, to put together a coherent show about this year's contest.

Through the Keyhole (BBC2, 3.15 weekdays from Tuesday)

Lisa Snowdon fills Loyd Grossman's shoes.

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge

Saturday 3 May

0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0700.
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800BBC2 The Sorcerer's Apprentice
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1700.
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion Island x2
0900CBBC Brain-Jitsu
0900VIR1 Fear Factor UK
0930TG4 Survivor - Fiji
0955S4C Shipwrecked 2008
1030BBC2 The SlammerAlso CBBC 1100.
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1130CBBC Best of Friends
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1230 C4 Shipwrecked: the Hutcam Diaries
1300CBBC Raven - The Secret Temple
1330CBBC TrappedAlso 1800.
1500C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x6
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1620 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1630TV3 Beauty and the Geek
1645S4C Deal or No Deal
1700CBBC Beat the Boss
1730BBC2 Eggheads x2Scotland only.
1740 C4 Come Dine With Me
1740BBC1 The Kids are Alright
1800LIV2 The Amazing Race
1800TV3 Pop Idle US
1900DAVE Whose Line
1900ESP2 Championship Gaming Series x2 SpecialThe second semi, and the final.
1905BBC1 I'd Do AnythingAlso BBC-HD.
1905ITV All-Star Mr and Mrs, Miss, or MrThis week: Mr. David Coulthard and Karen; Mr. and Mrs. Vic Reeves; Miss Monica Ward and Bez. Also TV3.
2000TKSP The Talksport Football Quiz
2005BBC1 One Versus One Hundred
2005ITV Britain's Got TalentAlso TV3.
2010RTE1 Winning Streak
2100DAVE QI night
2110ITV2 Thank God You're Here
2200BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News For YouBrian Blessed, Alan Duncan, Marcus "Falafel!" Brigstocke. Subject to delay if the snooker goes to extra balls or cues from the penalty mark.
2240TV5M Pékin Express
2245TV3 Paradise Hotel
2300Rad4 Counterpoint
2340BBC2 The ApprenticeFollowed by Adrian Chiles. Same point about the snooker.

Sunday 4

0320VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800.
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0700.
0525 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800BBC2 Trapped
0830BBC2 Hider in the House
0900VIR1 Fear Factor UK
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900DAVE Full Metal Challenge x2 New!
1100DAVE Whose Line x2 New!Also 2000.
1150 C4 Shipwrecked 2008
1200CBBC The Sorcerer's Apprentice
1204Rad4 The Write Stuff
1300S4C Scrapheap Challenge
1300CBBC Raven - The Secret Temple
1320ITV Britain's Got Talent
1330CBBC Trapped!
1430 E4 Big Brother USA
1530C5US Whose Line is it Anyway? x3
1530TV3 Pop Idle USContinues 1800.
1630CITV Jungle Run
1640Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1700CBBC Best of Friends
1715BORD Conquer the Castle
1730CBBC Stake Out
1800BBC2 BBC Young Musician New!A documentary looking at the previous winners, competitiors, and performers.
1800 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeScooter Shooters.
1800CBBC The Slammer
1820ITV Beat The Star With Vernon KayMark Foster. Followed by Coronation Street.
1830RTE1 Celebrity Bainisteoir
1830TV3 Dancing With the Stars Us
1905BBC1 I'd Do Anything Results

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0800.
0600VIR1 MillionaireAlso 1800.
0700VIR1 Bullseye x2
0820DAVE*School's Out New!Not Mo.
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso lunchtime, 1805.
0930CBBC Beat the BossAlso 1300. Not Mo.
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1500. Not Mo.
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1030CBBC BamzookiNot Mo.
1100CBBC 50/50Not Mo.
1125CBBC Get 100Not Mo.
1215BBC1 Bargain HuntMon 1130.
1325S4C Deal or No Deal
1400C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2
1410S4C Countdown
1515BBC2 Through the Keyhole New!Not Mo. Tu: 1330 Wales.
1525 C4 CountdownThis week's smart Alec is Jennie Bond. Also More4 after midnight, and early mornings Mo, Th, Fr.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600CBBC Raven
1615 C4 Deal or No DealAlso More4 1805, except Mo.
1630CITV Jungle RunNot Mo.
1700ITV GoldenballsSTV 1530 (1600 Mo), UTV Mon only.
1715BBC1 The Weakest LinkNot Mo.
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Th, Fr.
1830BBC2 Great British MenuScotland: not Th, Fr also 1800.
1900DAVE Dragons' DenNot Mo.
2000BBC4 BBC Young MusicianFrom the Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Mon: Woodwind; Tue: Strings; Wed: Brass; Thu: Percussion; Fri: Keyboard. Finalists will appear on Afternoon on 3 (Radio 3, about 4.40pm).

Monday 5

A bank holiday in much of the UK.

0320VIR1 Gladiators
0700DAVE Full Metal Challenge
1330Rad4 Counterpoint(7/13)
1330ESPT Strongest Man
1610Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1830Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth New!Back for a new series. Remarkable.
1900BBC3 Dragons' Den
1900BBC4 The Book Quiz(7/7) Wendy Holden and Giles Coren v Daisy Goodwin and David "Stalin" Aaronovitch. Note the earlier time.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2100Mor4 Celebrity Come Dine With MeFrom about three weeks ago.
2140DAVE Buzzcocks
2200TG4 Shabby go Chic
2220DAVE Mock the Week
2300VIR1 Shooting Stars
2300 2W Funny BusinessAgain, subject to delay if the snooker doesn't finish on time.

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Tuesday 6

0000BBC2 HIGNFYFrom last Friday. Snooker may cause this to go balls up.
1640S4C Siôn Neu Siân
1715CBBC Trapped!
1735S4CD Pen Campau'r Ser
2000ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
2335DAVE Whose Line x2

Wednesday 7

0035DAVE Street-Cred Sudoku
0225DAVE They Think It's All Over
1230BBC7 WhispersAlso 1930.
1715CBBC Best of Friends
1729TV5M Pékin Express
1800S4CD Pen Campau'r Ser
2000LIV So You Think You Can Dance
2100BBC1 The ApprenticeOff to Morocco.
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2140DAVE Would I Lie to You? New!The Angus Deayton-helmsed show about fibbing moves to the digital tier.
2200BBC2 The Apprentice: You're AttiredAdrian Chiles discusses fashion and couture.
2340DAVE Mock the Week

Thursday 8

1605BBC1 Stake Out
1615S4C Pen Campau'r Sêr
1630CBBC The Slammer
1635BBC1 Hider in the House New!
1830Rad4 Banter
2000 C4 Come Dine With Me
2100ITV2 Pop Idle US
2100DAVE Dragons' Den
2200SKY3 Nothing but the Truth
2235ITV The BaronHTV 0005 tomorrow. Last in the series.

Friday 9

1230BBC7 Just a MinuteAlso 1930. Belfast, Feb 1998.
1635BBC1 The Slammer
1715CBBC Basil's Game Show
2000GOLD Dancing With the Stars x2
2000ESPT Strongest Man
2030BBC1 A Question of Sport
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For You?Bill Bailey, Nick Robinson. NI 0030, Scotland 2235.
2100BBC1 Panic AttackNI only.
2100ITV2 Pop Idle US
2200BBC2 QINot NI, 2W.
2200 C4 Derren Brown Trick or Treat
2310RTR1 All Ireland School Quiz(2/7)

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0000Ninja Warrior x2
0300Supermarket Sweep x2
0400Family Fortunes x2
0500Family CatchphraseTo 0530.
0700Don't Try This at Home
0800Takeshi x2
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Ninja Warrior x5
1230The People Versus
1400It's Not What You Know
1500Shooting Stars x3 New!Interesting to see how they tidy this for daytime.
1630Take Your Pick x3 New!
1800Small Talk x3 New!
1930Family Fortunes x3
2100Take It or Leave It
2200It's Not What You Know
2300Distraction x2 New!


0000Banzai x2
0300Shooting Stars x2
0430Small Talk x3To 0530.
0700Don't Try This at Home
0800Takeshi x2
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Supermarket Sweep x3
1130The People Versus x3

Then as Saturday.


0000Banzai x2
0300Shooting Stars x2
0430Small Talk x3To 0530.
0700Takeshi x4
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Family Fortunes
1030Take Your PickThese two alternate until
2100It's Not What You Know
2300Your Face or Mine New!CAUTION: Jimmy Carr and June Sarpong's entertainment.
23308 Out of 10 Cats


0000Takeshi x2
0300Supermarket Sweep x2
0400Takeshi x2
0500Stake OutTo 0530.
0700Takeshi x4
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Catchphrase x2
1100Take Your Pick x2
1200Fifteen to One
1230The People Versus
1300Supermarket Sweep x2
1400Take Your Pick x2
1600It's Not What You Know
1700Takeshi x2
1800The Crystal Maze
1900Ninja Warrior x2
2000Family Fortunes
2030Take Your Pick
2100It's Not What You Know
2300Your Face or Mine
23308 Out of 10 Cats

Wednesday - Friday

As Tuesday except

0400Catchphrase x2
0800Ninja Warrior x2

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Channel abbreviations

BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
2W BBC2 Wales digital service
BBC7BBC7 (Radio)
BORDBorder (ITV in Cumbria, south Scotland, and Isle of Man)
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 North/Central 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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