TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 16 August 2008

Schedules are subject to change, and BBC daytimes still have major alterations from the Olympic coverage.

Highlights this week:

The X Factor (ITV, 7.30 Saturday)

Oh no not again.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8.30 Saturday)

A Coronation Street special

Who Wants to be a Superhero? (Sci-Fi, midnight Monday morning)

The final episode is relegated from 8pm to midnight. Foolish.

Sport Mastermind (BBC2, 7pm Wednesday)

And if you don't want to watch Olympic Grandstand with Young Gabby, look away now.

0 Ond 1 (S4C, 8.25 Friday)

Sixteen people compete for £5000 and an unforgettable experience; one expat gets a trip home. Morgan Jones and Nia Parry host.

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0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500VIR1 TV Scrablle x2
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700DAVE A Question of Sport
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1800.
0825CBBC Best of Friends
0900BBC2 Help! Teacher is Coming to Stay
0900CBBC Brain-Jitsu
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0950S4C Beauty and the Geek x2
1000BBC2 50/50
1000 C5 Britain's Strongest ManAlso FIVR 1705 today and 2100 tomorrow.
1035BBC2 The Slammer
1200LIV Diet on the Dancefloor SpecialFour episodes.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530BBC2 Beat the Boss
1600C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x5
1700CBBC Hider in the House
1800TV3 All-Star Family FortunesMcAndrew v Llewellyn Bowen.
1815BBC1 Last Choir StandingAlso BBC-HD. Results at 2150 tonight, not BBC-HD.
1905 C5 SuperteamsAlso FIVR 2300 tonight, 2000 tomorrow, 2100 Tu.
1930ITV The X FactorCoverage continues on ITV2, where the whole shooting match is repeated ten million times for the rest of the week. Both the main and subsidiary shows air on TV3.
1930BBC1 This Time Tomorrow
2025RTE1 The Big Money Game
2030ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire New!
2100BBC2 Have I Got Old News For YouDes Lynam, Evan Davis, David Mitchell.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2250.
2130BBC2 Mock the Week
2150RTE1 Failte Towers
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2300Rad4 Round Britain QuizIntergalactic sonic sevens, the non-U version of personality dialysis, how the Dunce of Denstone struck it rich, and Francesco Stefani's most unnerving feature. Don't write in, it's just for fun, and the answer will be in Sunday's Week.


0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0440ITV2 Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon
0450VIR1 Ninja WarriorTwo more episodes at 0900.
0515VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800, 1700.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0745BBC2 Best of FriendsNext episode follows on CBBC, also 1700.
0815BBC2 Raven - The Secret Temple
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1230S4C Scrapheap Challenge Roadshow
1300ITV The X FactorTV3 1435 and 1800.
1340Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1530CBBC Beat the Boss
1600C5US Whose Line is it Anyway? x3
1630Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1900BBC2 Dragons' Den
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2200.
2130RTE1 Failte TowersThe final.
2200DAVE Buzzcocks

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
0500VIR1 Gladiators
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Catchphrase x2
0800DAVE A Question of Sport
0830BBC2 Hider in the House New!
0900CBBC Best of Friends
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso lunchtime.
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000BBC2 Get 100
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1130CBBC Raven
1200CBBC Hider in the House
1400C5US Whose Line Is It Anyway? x2Also 1800.
1500ITV Daily Cooks Challenge
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1545 C4 Countdown GoldAlso S4C.
1600STV House Guest
1630 C4 Come Dine With Me
1700ITV GoldenballsUTV 1400, STV 1630.
1700CITV Jungle Run
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
18254MUS Shipwrecked 2008 New!Another chance to miss it. 1755 Monday, repeated 1255 next day.
1800BBC2 Battle of the Brains
1830BBC2 Eggheads
1900C5US Whose Line x2


0000SCIF Who Wants to be a Superhero? x2The final episodes.
0300BBC2 Celebrity MasterchefSigned repeat.
1330Rad4 Round Britain Quiz(9/12) Scotland v Northern Ireland.
1830Rad4 Just a Minute(4/10) A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Clement Freud and Paul Merton from Edinburgh.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(7/31) Selwyn Cambridge v St Anne's Oxford. Scotland 1930.
2100BBC2 Dragons' Den
2105TG4 Survivor China
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200BBC2 Would I Lie to You?Not 2W.
2200 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2230.
2220DAVE Buzzcocks

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0215DAVE Street-Cred Sudoku
0830BBC7 Whose Line is it Anyway?Also 2200.
1635S4C Crafwr
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
2000TG4 Shabby go Chic
2100BBC2 Maestro
2100BBC4 More Liverpool on the Box SpecialRussell Harty sits in with Billy Butler during his "Hold Your Plums" quiz.
2100Mor4 Come Dine With MeBournemouth.
2200 C4 Big BrotherAlso S4C.
2300Rad4 Quote Unquote
2335DAVE They Think It's All Over


0250BBC2 Celebrity MasterchefSigned repeat.
1230BBC7 Trivia Test MatchAlso 1930.
1715CBBC Best of Friends
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, les ducs Bretons. Quack!
1900BBC2 Sport MastermindSubjects for the grand final: The Masters at Augusta; History of the Super League (which sport is not given); South African Test Cricket; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Geoff Boycott; Champion Hurdle. Scotland 2000; repeated 0020.
2000 C5 Britain's Strongest Man
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2330.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100LIV Diet on the Dancefloor
2200TV3 Hell's Kitchen


1230BBC7 The Burkiss Way43: Sack, featuring Young Cleverdicks Of The Year (a spoof of Ask The Family) and Family Fortunes (a spoof of a good show). Originally broadcast 1980; repeated 1930.
1605BBC2 Best of Friends
1635BBC2 Hider in the House
1715CBBC Trapped!
2100BBC2 Mock the WeekDavid Mitchell, Lucy Porter.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2300.
2100DAVE Dragons' Den
2200BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksNot 2W, NI.
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2235 E4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong


1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Liza Tarbuck. Also 1930.
1605BBC2 Best of Friends
1630CBBC The Slammer
1715CBBC Stake Out New!
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000 C5 SuperteamsThis week, the Blues (Catt) play the Reds (Holmes).
2025S4C 0 Ond 1 New!
2100BBC1 Would I Lie to You?Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, Vic Reeves, Shane Ritchie, Rhys Thomas. NI 2130, Scotland 2320.
2100 C4 Big BrotherContinues 2235. S4C 2200.
2200BBC2 QINot Scotland, 2W.
2230RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim

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0000Bullseye x2
0300Cash Cab x2To 0400.
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Ninja Warrior x4
1200Stars In Their Eyes
1300Celeb Millionaire
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Take Your Pick
1530Play Your Cards Right
1600Small Talk
1700Bruce's Price is Right
1800Bullseye x2
1900Family Fortunes x2
2000Stars In Their Eyes
2100Celeb Millionaire
2200Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats x2


0000Distraction x2
0300Bullseye x2

Then as Saturday


0300Bullseye x2To 0400.
0700Strongman of the Year
0730Ninja Warrior
1000The Crystal Maze
1100Family Fortunes x2
1200Catchphrase x2
1300Celeb Weakest Link
1400Wipeout x2
1600Take It or Leave It
1900Wipeout New!The Amazing Race has failed, but look at the replacement.
1930Small Talk New!
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100Take It or Leave It
2300Distraction x2

Tuesday - Friday

0300Cash Cab x2To 0400

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Channel abbreviations

4MUS4 Music
BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
2W BBC2 Wales digital service
BBC7BBC7 (Radio)
BORDBorder (ITV in Cumbria and south-west Scotland)
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 and 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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