TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 6 September 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Eurovision Dance Contest (BBC1, 8pm Saturday)

A new format for this year's event: each couple must feature a professional dancer and a minor celebrity famous for something else. This year, the UK representatives are Louisa Lytton and Vincent Simone. Presented live from the SECC, Glasgow.

Maestro (BBC2, 8.30 Tuesday)

The live final.

The Restaurant (BBC2, 8pm Wednesday and Thursday)

Another outing for the spawn of The Apprentice and Masterchef.

Legends - Humphrey Lyttelton (BBC4, 9pm Friday)

Followed by Humph's Last Stand.

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0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0930.
0500VIR1 TV Scrabble x2
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0655GOLD Brucie's Generation Game Now and Then New!
0800VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 1800.
0820DAVE A Question of Sport New!
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Hider in the House New!This week, Tracy Beaker comes to stay. Another episode CBBC 1700.
0900CBBC Brain-Jitsu
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0920S4C Beauty and the Geek x2
1000BBC2 Hot Rods
1000 C5 Britain's Strongest Man
1025CBBC Clutter Nutters
1030BBC2 The Slammer
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk New!Colin Murray hosts another hour of sports-related jabbery.
1130BBC1 Masterchef: The Professionals
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530BBC2 Beat the Boss
1600CBBC 50/50
1630S4C Countdown
1630CITV Jungle Run
1700FIVR World's Strongest Man SpecialFour episodes. Repeated 1255 tomorrow.
1715S4C Deal or No Deal
1800CBBC Stake Out
1800VIR1 It's Not What You Know New!Chris Tarrant's guessing game.
1850BBC1 The Weakest LinkFood and Drink.
1850ITV The X FactorCoverage continues on ITV2. Both the main and subsidiary shows air on TV3.
1900RTE1 The Big Money Game
2000BBC1 Eurovision Dance Contest SpecialAlso RTE1.
2130BBC2 Have I Got Old News For YouAlexander Armstrong, Michael McIntyre, Clare Balding.
2200BBC2 Mock the Week
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2300Rad4 Round Britain Quiz


0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800.
0510 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330, 1700.
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1050ITV The X FactorTV3 1240.
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1345Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1530CBBC Beat the Boss
1555S4CD 0 Ond 1
1630Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1630CITV Jungle Run
1645 C4 Deal or No Deal
1700FIVR Britain's Strongest Man SpecialFive episodes.
1800BBC2 Dragons' Den
1900VIR1 It's Not What You Know
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2000S4C Codi Canu SpecialSeries highlights.

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
0500VIR1 TV ScrabbleMonday: Gladiators.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Takeshi x2
0735BBC2 Trapped!Also CBBC 1100.
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso lunchtime, 1805, late night.
0930CBBS The Shiny ShowAlso 1230.
0930CBBC The Slammer
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000CBBC Best of Friends
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1130CBBC Raven
1200BBC2 What Are You Like?
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
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
1600ITV3 Daily Cooks Challenge
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 Step Up to the Plate
1700ITV Britain's Best DishUTV 1600, STV 1630.
1700 C4 Wogan's Perfect 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(12/12) Wales v South of England
1830Rad4 Just a Minute(7/10) A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Merton, Freud, Noble, Ince, from Suffolk.
1830S4C Pen Campau
1930 C5 Top Trumps
2000BBC2 University Challenge(10/31) Not New Hall Cambridge v Sheffield. Scotland 2000 Tuesday.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2100BBC2 Dragons' Den
2105TG4 Survivor China
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2220DAVE Buzzcocks

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1930DAVE Whose Line
2000TG4 Shabby go Chic
2030BBC2 MaestroAlso BBC-HD.
2100BBC4 That Mitchell and Webb Look New!Series 1: That's Numberwang!
2100ITV2 Celeb AirTV3 2100 tomorrow.
2100Mor4 Come Dine With MeBath.
2335DAVE They Think It's All Over


1640S4C Mama Mia
1715CBBC Hider in the House
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, l'Albigeois.
2000BBC2 The Restaurant New!
2100DAVE Buzzcocks


1635BBC1 Hider in the House
1715CBBC Trapped!
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2100BBC2 Mock the WeekEd Byrne, Stuart Francis.
2200BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksNot 2W, NI.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 2245.
2340 C4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong New!
2345 C5 The What in the World? Quiz


1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Sheila Hancock. Also 1930. Recorded in London, 2003.
1630CBBC The Slammer
1715CBBC Stake Out
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
1930 C5 The What in the World Quiz
2000BBC2 Mastermind(2/345) Specialist subjects: Billy the Kid, Great Western Railway, Short Stories of Saki, John Carpenter. Wales 2100.
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2100DAVE Mock the Week Night
2200BBC2 QINot NI, Wales.
2230RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim

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0000Banzai x2
0300Say the Word x2To 0400.
0700The Krypton Factor x2
0800The Amazing Race
0900The Crystal Maze
1100Big Break New!
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
2100Take It or Leave It
2200Celeb Millionaire
2300Distraction x2


0000Your Face or Mine x2
0300Larry Grayson's Generation Game

Then as Saturday except

1100Stars in Their EyesTo 1300. Also 1900.


0000Your Face or Mine
0300Larry Grayson's Generation GameTo 0400.
0700Takeshi x2
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Take Your Pick x2
1130Strike it Rich
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Celeb Ready Steady Cook New!
1330Can't Cook Won't Cook New!
1430Strike it Rich
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

0300Say the Word x2To 0400

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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