TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 5 July 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Last Choir Standing (BBC1, 7.45pm-ish)

A competition for singing groups.

How TV Changed Britain (C4, 8pm Saturday)

The final part of this series looks at the history of the quiz show. From the three-and-a-half episodes we've seen, it's been an unimpressive format, pretending to give a deep sociological examination to its subject, but not actually saying anything we couldn't work out ourselves. The show's thesis is explained by its billing: American-derived formats (Take Your Pick), highbrow shows (Ask the Family), financial frenzy (Millionaire).

This Time Tomorrow (BBC1, 8.45pm Saturday. Approximately)

More promotion for The Lottery Corp, with Tess Daly leading the gloating over the prizes. But it's got to be OK, it's from Glasgow!

Scrapheap Challenge (C4, 5.55pm Sunday)

The winners will be crowned Scrapheap Challenge Champions 2007.

University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm Monday)

Well, that's the second half of the Week sorted for the next 31 editions.

Sports Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm Tuesday)

Des Lynam asks the questions.

Mock the Week (BBC2, 9pm Thursday)

The year's only series of the satire.

Superstars (C5, 8pm Friday)

We think this is more The Superteams than Superstars.

Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9pm Friday)

Another time around for the new Angus Deayton format.

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0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1700.
0825CBBC Best of Friends
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion Island x2
0900CBBC Brain-Jitsu
0900VIR1 Fear Factor UK
0920S4C Shipwrecked 2008
1005BBC2 50/50
1035BBC2 The Slammer
1140CBBC Clutter Nutters
1203RCym Bwletin
1210BBC1 Ready Steady Cook SpecialAnother afternoon of classic sport, featuring motor racing from Brands Hatch, racing from Chepstow...
1230 C4 Shipwrecked: the Hutcam Diaries
1255BBC1 Bargain Hunt Special...and shopping from Ardingley. Subject to cancellation if Friday's tennis rolls over.
1300 C4 Air RacesAlso S4C.
1333RWal Extra Time QuizAlso 1833.
1510ITV2 All-Star Family FortunesGriffin v Worral Thompson.
1515FIVR The ShotCompetitive photography.
1525BBC2 Beat the Boss
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x8
1630TV3 Beauty and the Geek
1640 C4 Deal or No Deal
1700CBBC Hider in the House
1710S4C Deal or No Deal x2
1750BBC1 The Weakest LinkNine hundred and ninety nine competitors are here for this marathon edition. Subject to delay, cancellation, or a lateral to BBC2 in the event of play at Wimbledon.
1800TV3 All-Star Family FortunesLytton v Ball.
1840DAVE A Question of Sport New!
1845TV3 Best of Antan Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
1945BBC1 Last Choir Standing New!In theory, this might be delayed if Wimbledon over-runs, but we can just imagine the outcry from the fans of the show billed before.
2000 C4 How TV Changed Britain Special
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2005RTE1 The Big Money Game
2015ITV Who Dares, Sings!Also TV3.
2045BBC1 This Time Tomorrow New!Same scheduling note as Last Choir Standing.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2235.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks Night Special
2150BBC2 Have I Got News For YouAlexander Armstrong-again, Jo Caufield, Michael Winner.
2235TV5M Fort Boyard
2300Rad4 Round Britain QuizA skateboard for a drumming granny; the sharp end of Lucifer; and the follower of the Rear of the Year 1986. Young Sherlock completes the set. If you can work out what we're blethering about, don't write in, it's just for fun, and we will explain the answer on Sunday.


0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0630ITV2 Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon1: The Price is Right, But the Phone-In Competition is Rigged.
0800BBC2 Best of FriendsAlso CBBC 0820 and 1700.
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1700.
0830BBC2 Raven - The Secret Temple
0900VIR1 Fear Factor UK
0900DAVE Whose Line x2
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1120DAVE A Question of Sport
1140CBBC Clutter Nutters
1150 C4 Shipwrecked 2008
1204Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1300S4C Scrapheap Challenge
1525CBBC Beat the Boss
1600C5US Whose Line x6
1640Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1755 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeThe final: Land Tugs
2000 C4 Personal Services RequiredRepeat.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2200.
2100DAVE Dragons' Den
2200DAVE Wiuld I Lie to You
2310 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0900CBBC Best of Friends
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000CBBC Escape from Scorpion IslandAlso CBBC 1400.
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1100CBBC Trapped
1130CBBC Raven
1200CBBC Hider in the HouseMo: Brain-Jitsu
1400ITV Good Bid, Good Buy
1400C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2Also 1800.
1500ITV Daily Cooks Challenge
1505RTE2 Quiz ZoneRepeated 1100 next day.
1525 C4 CountdownThis week's Richard Digance is Lynda Baron. Also More4 after midnight, and early mornings Mo, Th, Fr.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1615 C4 Deal or No DealAlso More4 1805, 0900, and lunchtime.
1630BBC2 Ready Steady CookMo-We only.
1700ITV GoldenballsSTV Fr only; not UTV.
1700STV Postcode ChallengeNot Fr.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 EggheadsNo regional variations.
1800VIR1 Gladiators
2100DAVE QINot Fr.
2200 C4 Big BrotherMo-We only. S4C 2200.


0230COM2 Fact HuntAl Murray's spoof pub quiz.
1330Rad4 Round Britain Quiz(3/12) Northern Ireland v Scotland
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1830Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue(4/6) Jeremy Hardy joins the regulars in a show from Ipswich, May 2005.
1900ESPT Strongest Man x2Connecticut and Sofia
2000BBC2 University Challenge New!(1/31) Hull v City. Scotland 1930.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2100LIV Britain's Next Top ModelLast in the present series.
2105TG4 Survivor China
2140DAVE Buzzcocks
2220DAVE Would I Lie to You?
2300DAVE Mock the Week
2300 E4 Beauty and the Geek

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0005S4C How TV Changed Britain
0215DAVE Street-Cred Sudoku
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1715S4CD Mama Mia
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
2000BBC2 Sports Mastermind New!
2100BBC3 Britain's Missing Top Model
2235BBC1 Panic AttackNI only.
2315DAVE They Think It's All Over


1230BBC7 Trivia Test Match New!W. Rushton and W. Franklin play T. Rice and B. Cribbins, from 1991. Also 1930.
1715CBBC Best of Friends
1729TV5M Fort BoyardMore comedians this week. Carry on at this rate and Laboule might crack a smile.
1900C5US Whose Line x2
1930RUls With Bennett SpecialJohn Bennett's interview series meets with Henry Kelly. Play or pass?
2000BBC1 Celebrity Masterchef
2000BBC2 Sports MastermindSpecialist subjects aren't available for this series.
2100 C4 Personal Services Required


1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1610S4C Mama Mia
1635BBC2 Hider in the House
2000BBC1 Celebrity Masterchef
2000ESP2 Viking
2100BBC2 Mock the Week New!
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2145.
2200SKY3 Nothing But the Truth
2220DAVE Dragons' Den


0200DAVE Street-Cred Sudoku
1230BBC7 Just a MinuteFreud, Hesketh-Harvey, Jones (1), Nimmo; Blenheim Palace, 1998. Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1630CBBC The Slammer
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000 C5 Superteams New!Let's be accurate in our descriptions, folks.
2030BBC1 Celebrity MasterchefThe weekly final.
2100BBC1 Would I Lie to You? New!Not Scotland.
2100 C4 Big BrotherContinues 2235. S4C 2200.
2100ITV2 America's Got Talent
2200BBC2 QINot 2W, Scotland.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 2340.
2230RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim

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0000Home Video Heroezzzz
0300Supermarket Sweep x2
0400Wheel of Fortune x2
0500Win Lose or DrawTo 0530.
0700Dodgeball New!
0800Gladiators New!
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Ninja Warrior x3
1130Wheel of Fortune
1300Family Fortunes x2
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Gladiators x4
1900Bullseye x3
2030Family Fortunes x3
2200Take It or Leave It
2300Home Video Heroes


As Saturday except

0400Wheel of Fortune
0430Bullseye x2To 0530.
1500Celebrity Weakest Link x4To 1900.
2100MillionaireTo 2200.


0000Home Video Heroes
0400Wheel of Fortune
0430Bullseye x2To 0530.
0700Friends Like These
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Family Fortunes x2
1300Wipeout x2
1400Wheel of Fortune x2
1600Take It or Leave It
1700Home Video Heroes
1800The Crystal Maze
1900Family Fortunes x2
2000Home Video Heroes
2100Take It or Leave It
22008 Out of 10 Cats x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0400Dog Eat Dog
0500Cash CabThat's the Daytime Emmy Award-winning Cash Cab. To 0530.

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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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