TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 30 August 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Hot Rods (BBC2, 10am Saturday)

Something involving a tug-o-war and challenges. Us neither.

Last Choir Standing (BBC1, 6pm Saturday)

The fat lady is warming up.

Big Seven (BBC1, 8pm Saturday)

Ben Shephard plays his favourite Judge Dredd track.

Britain's Best Dish (ITV, 5pm weekdays)

Yet more cookery.

Pen Campau (S4C, 6.30 Monday)

A new series of the sports quiz.

Top Trumps (C5, 7.30 Monday)

Robert Llewellyn and Ashley Hames test their knowledge of extreme machines.

Celeb Air (ITV2, 9pm Tuesday)

People who might pass as celebrities try to pass as flight attendants. Featuring people you've never heard of, and presented by her off of CBBC.

The What In The World? Quiz (C5, 7.30 Friday)

Comedy science and nature quiz, with Marcus Brigstocke, Lee Hurst, and Dominic Holland.

Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm Friday)

As one marathon begins...

Big Brother (C4, from 8pm Friday)

...another ends.

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge


0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0930.
0500VIR1 TV Scrabble x2
0525 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1800.
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Help! Teacher is Coming to Stay
0900CBBC Brain-Jitsu
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0950S4C Beauty and the Geek x2
1000BBC2 Hot Rods New!
1000 C5 Britain's Strongest ManAlso FIVR 1655 today and 2100 tomorrow.
1025CBBC Clutter Nutters New!
1030BBC2 The Slammer
1100 C5 SuperteamsAlso FIVR 2300 tonight, 2000 tomorrow, 2100 Tu.
1130BBC1 Masterchef: The Professionals New!
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530BBC2 Beat the Boss
1600CBBC 50/50 New!
1600S4C Countdown New!
1625ITV2 All-Star Family FortunesRyder v Dowling
1645S4C Deal or No Deal New!
1700CBBC Hider in the House
1800BBC1 Last Choir StandingAlso BBC-HD. Results at 2050 tonight. Last in the present series.
1800CBBC Stake Out New!
1905BBC1 The Weakest Link SpecialNews and weather.
1910ITV The X FactorCoverage continues on ITV2. Both the main and subsidiary shows air on TV3.
2000BBC1 Big Seven SpecialBen Shephard plays his favourite Judge Dredd track. Continues at 2120, when he plays the uncensored version.
2010ITV Who Wants to be a MillionaireDuncan Bannatyne and Kirsty Gallagher; Denise Welch and Simon Weston.
2010RTE1 The Big Money Game
2100DAVE QIPart of Stephen Fry night.
2110BBC2 Have I Got Old News For YouDes Lynam, Evan Davis, David Mitchell.
2110 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2230.
2140BBC2 Mock the Week
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2300Rad4 Round Britain QuizThere's a school at 15.84, and a Helvetic building at 49.53. The football club at 35.04 might find itself six feet under by 52.33. Why does 40.40 mark the end of the game? Don't write in, it's just for fun, and the answer will be in Sunday's Week.


0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800, 1700.
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330, 1700.
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0915ITV2 Vernon Kay's Gameshow MarathonWhen is this show on next week? Call and lose!
1025CBBC Clutter Nutters
1145S4C Scrapheap Challenge History
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1235ITV The X FactorTV3 1240.
1345Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1530CBBC Beat the Boss
1540BBC1 Last Choir StandingLast night's show without the calls to call. Scotland 1635.
1630Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1630S4CD 0 Ond 1
1655 C4 Deal or No Deal New!The Saturday edition.
1705BBC1 The Weakest Link SpecialJournalists. Not Scotland.
1800BBC2 Dragons' Den
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2230.

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
0500VIR1 Gladiators
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Takeshi x2
0735BBC2 Trapped! New!Also CBBC 1100.
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso lunchtime, 1805, late night.
0930CBBS The Shiny Show New!Also 1230.
0930CBBC The Slammer New!
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000CBBC Best of Friends New!
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1130CBBC Raven
1200BBC2 What Are You Like? New!How nosey is Andi Peters?
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt New!
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1525 C4 CountdownThis week's smart Alec is Graham Cole.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600STV House Guest
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 Eating With the Enemy
1700ITV Britain's Best Dish New!Tim Vine, we would have thought.
1700 C4 Terry Wogan's Total RecallAlso S4C.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1730 C4 Come Dine With MeAlso S4C.
1800BBC2 Eggheads
18254MUS Shipwrecked 2008
1830BBC2 Masterchef The Professionals
1900C5US Whose Line x2Not Mo.


1330Rad4 Round Britain Quiz(11/12) Northern Ireland v Midlands.
1830Rad4 Just a Minute(6/10) A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Merton, Perkins, Clary, and Addison, from Kingston-upon-Thames.
1830S4C Pen Campau New!Another series of the sports quiz.
1930 C5 Top Trumps New!
2000BBC2 University Challenge(9/31) St John's Cambridge v Lincoln Oxford. Scotland 1930.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2100BBC2 Dragons' Den
2105TG4 Survivor China
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2230.
2220DAVE Buzzcocks
2320BBC2 Would I Lie to You?Scotland only.

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge


0210DAVE Street-Cred Sudoku
1615S4C Crafwr
1930DAVE Whose Line
2000ITV MillionaireArmed Forces.
2000 C4 Big BrotherContinues 2200. S4C from 2200.
2000TG4 Shabby go Chic
2100BBC2 MaestroThis week, what's opera, Clive?
2100ITV2 Celeb Air New!You love it ... if we fly. TV3 2100 tomorrow.
2100Mor4 Come Dine With MeNorwich.
2330DAVE They Think It's All Over


1640S4C Mama Mia New!
1715CBBC Hider in the House New!
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, le Cantal.
2000 C5 Britain's Strongest Man
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2200.
2100LIV Diet on the DancefloorJive. Mind the rabbits.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks


1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1635BBC1 Hider in the House
1715CBBC Trapped!
1800ESP2 Strongest Man New!Latvia.
2100BBC2 Mock the WeekLauren Laverne, Michael McIntyre.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2230.
2100DAVE Dragons' Den
2200BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksGetting it wrong: Myleene Klass. Not 2W, NI.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats New!S4C 2335.
2235 E4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong


1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Tony Hawks, Charles Collingwood. Also 1930. Recorded in Wimbledon, 2003.
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1630CBBC The Slammer
1715CBBC Stake Out
1900DAVE Dragons' Den New!
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport New!Featuring people who medalled at the Olympics, Shaggy and Scooby.
1930 C5 The What in the World Quiz New!Marcus Brigstocke introduces scientific questions and challenges.
2000BBC2 Mastermind New!(1/310) Specialist subjects: Simon Raven; Newcastle United; Edward IV; Laurence Olivier. Wales 2100.
2000 C4 Big BrotherConcludes 2200. S4C from 2130.
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2200BBC2 QINot NI, Wales.
2230RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim
2300ESPT Strongest Man New!Netherlands.
2305 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats SpecialA Big Brother special. S4C 2335.

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge



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
1000The Crystal Maze
1100Family Fortunes x4
1300Celeb Weakest Link
1430Strike it Rich New!
1600Take It or Leave It
1930Small Talk
2000Take Your Pick
2030Family Fortunes
2200Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats x2

Tuesday - Friday

0000Banzai New!
0300Say the Word x2 New!To 0400
0700Ninja Warrior x2

Then as Monday.

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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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