TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 26 July 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Help! Teacher is Coming to Stay (BBC2, 9am Saturday)

Children spend the weekend teaching their teachers about their hobbies, with Teacher taking a test on Monday morning. Kirsten O'Brien and Johnny Pitts present.

The Weakest Link Special (BBC1, 6pm Saturday)

Stars of the soap operas Casualty and Holby City. As seen on BBC2 during Wimbledon.

Mastermind (BBC4, 8.30 Saturday)

Fred Housego's final. Showing as part of Cab Night, an evening of programmes about the taxi-cab.

Who Wants to be a Superhero? (Sci-Fi, 8pm Sunday)

Another series of the fun little show where real people try to become comic-book characters. Our money's on the spiky-haired kid in the red-and-black jumper.

Battle of the Brains (BBC2, 6pm weekdays)

Paddy O'Connell pits two teams against each other. The series winners will represent the UK at next year's Eurovision Quiz Contest.

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0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0525 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1700.
0825CBBC Best of Friends
0855S4C Shipwrecked 2008
0900BBC2 Help! Teacher is Coming to Stay New!
0900CBBC Brain-Jitsu
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
1000BBC2 50/50
1005 C5 Britain's Strongest ManAlso FIVR 1715 today and 2200 tomorrow.
1030BBC2 The Slammer
1130BBC2 Celebrity MasterchefA repeat of the Friday final.
1140CBBC Clutter Nutters
1300 C4 Air RacesAlso S4C.
1333RWal Extra Time QuizAlso 1833.
1525BBC2 Beat the Boss
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530ITV2 All-Star Family FortunesWilloughby v Holmes.
1600 C4 Deal or No Deal
1625S4C Crafwr
1700CBBC Hider in the House
1700C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2
1800BBC1 The Weakest Link SpecialWonder if the athletics will over-run...
1800TV3 All-Star Family FortunesRichards v Falconer.
1845TV3 Best of Antan Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
1855BBC1 Last Choir StandingThe first performance show. Also BBC-HD from 1900.
1935 C5 SuperteamsRepeated from last night. Also FIVR 2300 tonight, 1900 tomorrow, 2200 Tu.
1955ITV Who Dares, Sings!Also TV3.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2005BBC1 This Time Tomorrow
2030BBC4 Mastermind SpecialThe specialist subjects tonight: Tower of London (Fred Housego); House of Godwin 1016-66 (John Keogh); Joseph Haydn (Samuel Mortimer); The Crusades 1095-1192 (Ingram Wilcox).
2030RTE1 The Big Money Game
2100BBC2 Have I Got Old News For You?Dara O'Briain, Stephen Frost, Stephen Pound.
2100DAVE QI Night Special
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2230.
2130BBC2 Mock the Week
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2300Rad4 Round Britain QuizThe champion of the world, the bringer of Christianity to Vectis, a group of penguin fans in Perth, the starlover and the star, and blasts on a car horn. Which four complete the set? Answers on Sunday.


0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0630ITV2 Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon4: The Golden Shot.
0800BBC2 Best of Friends
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1700.
0830BBC2 Raven - The Secret Temple
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1140CBBC Clutter Nutters
1204Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1230 C4 Shipwrecked 2008The reunion.
1350Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1525CBBC Beat the Boss
1635Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1700CBBC Best of Friends
1745 C4 Scrapheap Challenge SpecialThe tenth anniversary contest, racing hovercraft.
1900BBC2 Dragons' Den
1935BBC1 Last Choir Standing New!Including a performance by Libera from When Will I be Famous?.
2030RTE1 Heat
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2200.
2100DAVE Mock the Week

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Catchphrase x2
0740DAVE A Question of SportAlso 1340.
0900CBBC Best of Friends
0900BBC2 Raven
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000BBC2 Get 100
1000CBBC Escape from Scorpion IslandAlso 1400.
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1100CBBC The Sorcerer's Apprentice
1130CBBC Raven - The Secret Temple
1200CBBC Hider in the House
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1400C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2Also 1800.
1415BBC1 Step Up to the Plate
1500ITV Daily Cooks Challenge
1525RTE2 Quiz ZoneRepeated 1100 next day.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1630BBC2 Eating with the Enemy
1630 C4 Come Dine With Me New!Celebrity week.
1700ITV GoldenballsNot STV.
1700STV Postcode Challenge
1700CITV Jungle Run New!
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1735TG4 Bog Stop
1800BBC2 Battle of the Brains
1830BBC2 Eggheads
1930BBC2 Return to Castaway New!A chance to catch up with the stars of the 2000 series. So long as no-one mentions the revival, they'll be fine. Not We, also Th 1900. Scotland 1900 Mo; NI not Fr; 2W not at all.


1330Rad4 Round Britain Quiz(6/12) Wales v South
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1625S4C Campyfan
1745S4CD Crafwr
1830Rad4 Just a Minute New!(1/10) Merton, Freud, Noble, Jupitus. From Southwold.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(4/31) Surrey v Warwick. Scotland 1930.
2100BBC2 Dragons' Den
2100DAVE QI New!
2105TG4 Survivor China
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200BBC2 Would I Lie to You?Not 2W.
2200 C4 Big BrotherAlso S4C.
2220DAVE Buzzcocks
2300DAVE Would I Lie to You?

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1900DAVE Whose Line x2
2000TG4 Shabby go Chic
2100BBC3 Britain's Missing Top ModelThe final.
2200 C4 Big BrotherAlso S4C.
2235BBC1 Panic AttackNI only.
2300Rad4 Quote Unquote New!Welcome to Insomnia FM.
2315DAVE They Think It's All Over


1230BBC7 Trivia Test MatchAlso 1930.
1715CBBC Best of Friends
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, from the Haut Jura.
1900C5US Whose Line x2
1930BBC2 Sport MastermindJust the one episode this week. Desert Orchid, World Heavyweight Boxing Champions, the Super Bowl, FA Cup Finals since 1970. Repeated 0100.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2230.
2100LIV Diet on the Dancefloor
2200TV3 Hell's Kitchen


1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1635BBC1 Hider in the House
2100BBC2 Mock the WeekMichael McIntyre, Mark Watson. Not 2W.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2245.
2100DAVE Dragons' Den
2200BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksNot NI, 2W.
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2235 E4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong New!


1230BBC7 Just a MinuteEclair, Frost, Jones, Rice, from 1999. Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1630CBBC The Slammer
1635S4C Crafwr
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000 C5 SuperteamsThis week, the Whites (Redgrave) take on the Blues (Catt).
2100BBC1 Would I Lie to You?NI 2130, Scotland 2320.
2100 C4 Big BrotherContinues 2235. S4C 2230.
2100ITV2 America's Got Talent
2100ESPT Strongest ManSofia.
2230RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim

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0000Home Video Heroezzzz
03003-2-1To 0400.
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Takeshi x3
1130Wheel of Fortune x3
1300Take It or Leave It x2
1500Home Video Heroezzzz x4
1700Take Your Pick x2
1800Wipeout x3
1930Bullseye x3
2100Take It or Leave It x2
2300Home Video Heroezzzz


As Saturday except

1000Takeshi x3To 1130.
1700Celebrity Weakest Link x4To 2100.

Monday - Friday

0000Home Video Heroezzzz
03003-2-1To 0400.
0700Strongman of the YearFor 2006 (Mo), 2007 (Tu-Fr).
0730Ninja Warrior
0900The Crystal Maze x2
1100Family Fortunes x2
1200Catchphrase x2
1300Small Talk x2
1400Wipeout x2
1600Take It or Leave It
1700Home Video Heroezzzz
1900Family Fortunes x2
2000Home Video Heroezzzz
2100Take It or Leave It
2330Your Face or Mine

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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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