TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 17 May 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

House Guest (ITV, 3pm weekdays)

Nnn, nnn, nnn, it's a completely new format and not derivitive of anything on Channel 4 at all.

Great British Menu (BBC2, 6pm weekdays)

It's the final week.

Eurovision Song Contest 2008 (BBC3 and RTE2, 8pm Tuesday and Thursday)

The semi-finals, with commentary provided by Paddy O'Connell and Caroline Flack (of Escape to Scorpion Island fame), or Marty Whelan.

Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 1.30 Wednesday)

What have we done to deserve this?

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0510 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
0915TG4 Survivor - FijiLast in the series.
0950S4C Shipwrecked 2008
1030BBC2 The SlammerAlso CBBC 1100.
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1130CBBC Best of Friends
1200DAVE Full Metal Challenge
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1230 C4 Shipwrecked: the Hutcam Diaries
1300CBBC Raven - The Secret Temple
1330CBBC Get Your Own Back
1435BBC2 Eggheads x2Scotland only.
1500C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x6
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1630TV3 Beauty and the Geek
1645S4C Deal or No Deal
1700CBBC Beat the Boss
1735 C4 Come Dine With Me
1800CBBC Trapped!
1800LIV2 The Amazing Race
1800TV3 Pop Idle US
1820BBC1 The Kids are Alright
1900ITV All-Star Mr and Mrs, Miss, or MrThis week: Mr. Anthony Stewart Head and Mrs. Sharon Maughan; Miss Natasha Hamilton and Riad Erraji; and Mr. and Mrs. David Dickinson. Also TV3.
1945BBC1 I'd Do AnythingAlso BBC-HD.
2000DAVE Whose Line x2
2000TKSP The Talksport Football Quiz
2000ITV Britain's Got TalentAlso TV3.
2005RTE1 Winning Streak
2045BBC1 One Versus One Hundred
2100BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News For YouKirsty Young, Frankie Boyle, Charlie Higson.
2100ITV2 Thank God You're Here
2240BBC2 The ApprenticeFollowed by Adrian Chiles.
2235TV5M Fort Boyard
2300Rad4 Counterpoint
2245TV3 Paradise Hotel

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0320VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800 and 1700.
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0520 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800BBC2 Trapped!
0830BBC2 Raven - The Secret Temple
0900CBBC Hider in the HouseAlso CBBC at 1000.
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Fear Factor UK.
1000DAVE Whose Line x2Also 2000.
1150 C4 Shipwrecked 2008
1200CBBC The Sorcerer's Apprentice
1204Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth
1300S4C Scrapheap Challenge
1300CBBC Raven - The Secret Temple
1310ITV Britain's Got Talent
1330CBBC Get Your Own Back
1500S4C Come Dine With Me
1600C5US Whose Line is it Anyway? x2
1600TV3 Pop Idle USContinues 1800.
1630CITV Jungle Run
1635Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1700CBBC Best of Friends
1730CBBC Stake Out
1740 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeDecoration Dash.
1800CBBC The Slammer
1825TV3 Dancing With the Stars Us
1830RTE1 Celebrity Bainisteoir
1845ITV Beat The Star With Vernon KayKelvin Fletcher, whoever he is.
1930BBC1 I'd Do Anything Results
2130BBC2 QINorthern Ireland only.
2200BBC7 The News Quiz
2220DAVE Dragons' Den
2320DAVE Would I Lie to You?
2345RTE1 Eurovision Preview New!Seventy minutes, 43 turkeys, and only one question.


0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Bullseye x2
0930CBBC Beat the BossAlso 1300.
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1500.
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1030CBBC Bamzooki
1100CBBC 50/50
1125CBBC Get 100
1325S4C Deal or No Deal
1400C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2Also 1800.
1410S4C Countdown
1500ITV House Guest New!UTV 1700, not STV.
1515BBC2 Through the KeyholeMo-We only. Wales: 1330 Tu; NI: We only; Scot: not We.
1525 C4 CountdownThis week's Martin Jarvis is Richard Digance. 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, 0900, and lunchtime.
1630CITV Jungle Run
1700ITV GoldenballsSTV 1530, UTV 1400.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 Great British MenuScotland: not Th, Fr also 1800.
1900DAVE Dragons' DenNot Mo.


0140DAVE Whose Line x2
0235DAVE Street-Cred Sudoku
0320VIR1 Gladiators
1330Rad4 Counterpoint(9/13) Final heat.
1830Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth
1900BBC3 Dragons' Den
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2100LIV Britain's Next Top Model
2140DAVE Buzzcocks
2200TG4 Shabby go ChicTra-la-lee.
2220DAVE Mock the Week
2300VIR1 Shooting Stars

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1715CBBC Trapped!
1930RTE2 Dustin's Road to Belgrade SpecialCAUTION: May contain Derek Mooney.
2000ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
2000BBC3 Eurovision Song Contest 2008 SpecialFirst semi-final. Shinywatch: Those who dislike bright flashing lights may wish to be careful during Azerbaijan and Ireland's entry.
2340DAVE Whose Line x2


0040DAVE Street-Cred Sudoku
1230BBC7 WhispersAlso 1930.
1330Rad4 Quote... Unquote New!Pam Ayres, Sirtrevor McDonald, Sue Limb, Gervase Phinn.
1715CBBC Best of Friends
1729TV5M Fort Boyard
2100BBC1 The ApprenticeA tissue.
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2140DAVE Would I Lie to You?
2200BBC2 The Apprentice: You're ExpiredAdrian Chiles and a guest discuss the way parking meters always run out just when a traffic warden is passing.
2340DAVE Mock the Week


1605BBC1 Stake Out
1630CBBC The Slammer
1635BBC1 Hider in the House
2000 C4 Come Dine With MeOxford. Mind the cheese.
2000BBC3 The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 SpecialSecond semi-final. Also RTE2. Shinywatch: Bulgaria will be using lots of flashing lights. If you're at all photosensitive, look away now, and remember this when voting. (Thanks to the crew at OnEurope.)
2000ITV2 Pop Idle USIt's the beginning of the end of the show.
2100DAVE Dragons' Den
2100SKY3 Nothing but the Truth


1230BBC7 Just a MinuteAlso 1930. Feb 1998.
1635BBC1 The Slammer
1715CBBC Basil's Game Show
2000GOLD Dancing With the Stars x2
2030BBC1 A Question of Sport
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For You?Lee Mack. NI 0030, Scotland 2235.
2100BBC1 Panic AttackNI only.
2100ITV2 Pop Idle USThe Almighty Kid has voted, and we have a winner. Simon Cowell. (SPOILER! Oh.)
2200BBC2 QINot 2W.
2200 C4 Derren Brown Trick or Treat
2310RTR1 All Ireland School Quiz(3/7)

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0300Supermarket Sweep x2
0400Catchphrase x2
0500Stake OutTo 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
1630Take Your Pick x3
1800Small Talk x3
1930Family Fortunes x3
2100Take It or Leave It
2200It's Not What You Know
2300Distraction x2


0000Banzai x2
0300Shooting Stars x2
0400Small 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
0300Supermarket Sweep x3
0430Family Fortunes
0500Small TalkTo 0530.
0700Takeshi x4
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Catchphrase x2
1100Take Your Pick x2
1200Fifteen to One
1230The People Versus
1300Catchphrase x2
1400Take Your Pick x2
1600It's Not What You Know
1700Takeshi x2
1900Ninja Warrior x2
2000Celeb Weakest Link
2100It's Not What You Know
2300Your Face or Mine
23308 Out of 10 Cats

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0400Catchphrase x2
0500Stake Out
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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