TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 2 August 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Y Talwrn - Y Ffeinal (BBC Radio Cymru, 6:15pm Sunday)

2008 final of the poetry competition, pre-recorded the day beforehand at the Literary Pavilion, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardiff.

Failte Towers (RTE1, from 9.30 Sunday)

Twelve celebrities run a real hotel, and winner of Best Title of the Year.

The Amazing Race (Challenge, 7pm weeknights)

First time on Challenge, we reckon.

Britain's Strongest Man (C5, 8pm Wednesday)

Strong men from England, Scotland and Wales compete in a contest.

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0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0450VIR1 Catchphrase New!
0510VIR1 TV Scrabble x2 New!
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1700.
0825CBBC Best of Friends
0900BBC2 Help! Teacher is Coming to Stay
0900CBBC Brain-Jitsu
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1000BBC2 50/50
1005 C5 Britain's Strongest ManAlso FIVR - four episodes from 1410 today and 1435 tomorrow; this episode 2200 tomorrow.
1030BBC2 The Slammer
1140CBBC Clutter Nutters
1230BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1333RWal Extra Time QuizAlso 1832.
1515ITV2 All-Star Family FortunesRusedski v Sanderson.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530BBC2 Beat the Boss
1600C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x4
1700CBBC Hider in the House
1815 C5 SuperteamsAlso FIVR 2300 tonight, 1900 tomorrow, 2100 Tu.
1830BBC1 Last Choir StandingAlso BBC-HD.
1920DAVE A Question of Sport
1935BBC1 This Time Tomorrow
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2015RTE1 The Big Money Game
2020ITV Who Dares, Sings!Also TV3.
2120 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2200.
2130ESP2 Viking
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2300BBC2 Mock the Week
2300Rad4 Round Britain QuizA replacement for a Gopher, "I am but a humble spear carrier", Mister global business, "Move over, Darling", and Booker 1989. Tim and Lisa wanted more. What game show are we talking about? Answer on Sunday.


0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800BBC2 Best of FriendsNext episode follows on CBBC.
0830BBC2 Raven - The Secret Temple
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0925ITV2 Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon5: Name That 0898 Ripoff.
1140CBBC Clutter Nutters
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1335Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1530CBBC Beat the Boss
1615 C4 Air Racing
1630Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1700CBBC Best of Friends
1745 C4 Scrapheap Challenge RoadshowDragsters.
1815RCym Y Talwrn - Y Ffeinal
1900BBC2 Dragons' Den
2000SCIF Who Wants to be a Superhero?
2030RTE1 Heat
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2325.
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2130BBC1 Last Choir Standing
2130RTE1 Failte Towers New!Twelve celebrities run a real hotel.
2240DAVE Buzzcocks

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
0500VIR1 Gladiators
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Catchphrase x2
0800DAVE A Question of Sport
0900CBBC Best of Friends
0900BBC2 Raven
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso lunchtime.
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000BBC2 Get 100
1000CBBC Escape from Scorpion IslandAlso 1400.
1000DAVE Full Metal Challenge New!Also 1500.
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1130CBBC Raven - The Secret Temple
1200CBBC Hider in the House
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1230S4C Deal or No Deal
1315S4C Countdown
1400C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2Also 1800.
1415BBC1 Step Up to the PlateNot Fr.
1500ITV Daily Cooks Challenge
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1630 C4 Come Dine With MeBack to the beginning for Pilot Week.
1700ITV GoldenballsUTV 1400, not STV.
1700STV Postcode Challenge
1700CITV Jungle Run
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 Battle of the Brains
1830BBC2 Eggheads


1330Rad4 Round Britain Quiz(7/12) North v Scotland
1830Rad4 Just a Minute(2/10) Freud, Brandreth, Brigstocke, Gorman; from Hay.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(5/31) Queen's Cambridge v St George's London. Scotland 1930.
2100BBC2 Dragons' Den
2105TG4 Survivor China
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200BBC2 Would I Lie to You?Not 2W.
2200 C4 Big BrotherAlso S4C.
2220DAVE Buzzcocks

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0830BBC7 Whose Line is it Anyway? New!Also 2200.
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
1900C5US Whose Line x2
2000TG4 Shabby go Chic
2100BBC3 Britain's Missing Top ModelLast in the present series.
2100Mor4 Celebrity Come Dine With Me New!The hour-long prime-time show.
2135RTE1 Failte Towers
2200 C4 Big BrotherAlso S4C.
2300Rad4 Quote Unquote
2320BBC2 Would I Lie To You?NI only.
2335DAVE They Think It's All Over


1230BBC7 Trivia Test MatchAlso 1930.
1715CBBC Best of Friends
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, from the Pacific.
1900C5US Whose Line x2
1930BBC2 Sport MastermindEngland football internationals, British and Irish Lions, 1936 Olympic Games, Golf Majors Since 1980. Repeated 0020.
2000 C5 Britain's Strongest Man New!Nick Halling and Colin Bryce commentate; Martin Bayfield presents.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2315.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100LIV Diet on the Dancefloor
2135RTE1 Failte Towers
2200TV3 Hell's Kitchen


1605BBC1 Best of Friends
2100BBC2 Mock the WeekEd Byrne, Zoe Lyons (but don't mention Survivor). 2W 2130, NI 2200.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2245.
2100DAVE Dragons' Den
2200BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksEngland only.
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2235 E4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong


1230BBC7 Just a MinuteMerton, Norton, Freud, Richard Morton, from 1999. Also 1930.
1605BBC2 Best of FriendsChildren's programmes move to BBC2 during the Olympics.
1630CBBC The Slammer
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000 C5 SuperteamsThis week, the Reds (Holmes) play the Yellows (Black).
2100BBC1 Would I Lie to You?Hugh Dennis, Eamonn Holmes, Olivia Colema, Peter Serafinowicz. Scotland 2320.
2100 C4 Big BrotherContinues 2235. S4C 2300.
2100ITV2 America's Got Talent
2100DAVE HIGNFY Night Special
2200BBC2 QINot Scotland, 2W.
2230RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim

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0000Home Video Heroezzzz
0300Family FortunesTo 0400.
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Ninja Warrior x4
1200Stars In Their Eyes New!
1300Celeb Millionaire New!
1400Take It or Leave It x2
1500Take Your Pick
1530Play Your Cards Right New!
1600Small Talk
1700Bruce's Price is Right New!
1800Bullseye x2
1900Family Fortunes x2
2000Stars In Their Eyes
2100Celeb Millionaire
2200Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats


0000Distraction x2
0300Bullseye x2

Then as Saturday


0300BullseyeTo 0400.
0700Strongman of the Year
0730Ninja Warrior
1000The Crystal Maze
1100Family Fortunes x2
1200Catchphrase x2
1300Small Talk x2
1400Wipeout x2
1600Take It or Leave It
1900The Amazing Race New!Denver to Brazil
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100Take It or Leave It
2330Your Face or Mine

Tuesday - Friday

0300Dog Eat DogTo 0400

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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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