TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 20 September 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Hole in the Wall (BBC1, 5.40 Saturday)

Minor celebs try to fit through a titular hole in a titular wall. Hosted by Dale Winton.

Top Brain (Radio 4, 1.30 Monday)

The single best competitor in Brain of Britain between 1999 and 2007.

Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30 weeknights)

Claudia Winkleman and chums.

Gaisce Gnó (BBC2 Northern Ireland, 7.30 Monday)

Sounds like an Irish-language version of Beat the Boss.

One Versus One Hundred (Challemge, 9pm weeknights)

Now, is this Dermot O'Leary, or someone completely different?

Keith Lemon's Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm Wednesday)

Leigh Francis hosts a comedy game about celebrities. Team captains are Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby, and guests are set to include Dermot O'Leary. Or someone completely different.

The Underdog Show (Living, 8pm Thursday)

Another run for the show so bad that BBC2 didn't want it any more. TPT and MDS host.

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0355LIV The Amazing Race New!
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500VIR1 TV Scrabble x2
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700GOLD Brucie's Generation Game Now and Then
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Hider in the HouseAlso CBBC; more at 1150, 1325, 1500, 1700.
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
1000BBC2 Hot Rods
1030BBC2 The Slammer
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1230BBC2 Scene StealersLife in plastic, it's fantastic.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1630BBC2 Masterchef: The ProfessionalsAnother chance to see the final.
1630CITV Jungle Run
1700TV3 All Ireland County Quiz New!A quiz for counties in Ireland.
1730BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1740BBC1 Hole in the Wall New!
1800CBBC Stake Out
1800FIVR World's Strongest Man
1810BBC1 Strictly Come DancingThe competition begins. Also BBC-HD.
1930ITV The X FactorCoverage continues on ITV2. Both the main and subsidiary shows air on TV3.
2015BBC1 Who Dares Wins
2030ITV All-Star Family FortunesAntony Cotton and Gemma Atkinson.
2030RTE1 Winning Streak
2100DAVE QI Night Special
2130BBC2 Have I Got Old News For YouWales 2145, not Scotland.
2200BBC2 Mock the WeekNot Scotland, Wales 2215.
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2255 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats
2300Rad4 Brain of Brains


0210S4C Celebrity Ding DongAs seen elsewhere on Thursday.
0305GOLD Brucie's Generation Game Now and Then
0355LIV The Amazing Race
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800.
0525 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330, 1730.
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1200ITV The X FactorTV3 1215.
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1340Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1530CBBC Trapped!
1600S4CD 0 Ond 1
1630 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1630CITV Jungle Run
1645ITV All-Star Family Fortunes
1730BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing
1800BBC2 Dragons' Den
1830RTE1 Class ActTalented teenagers and Derek Mooney.
2000BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing New!The results.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2030TG4 Nollaig No. 1 New!Fourteen acts try to record a festive chart-topper. In Irish.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks New!

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0355LIV The Amazing Race
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
0500VIR1 TV ScrabbleMonday: Gladiators.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Takeshi x2
0735BBC2 Best of FriendsAlso CBBC 1000.
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso lunchtime, 1805, late night.
0930CBBS The Shiny ShowAlso 1230.
0930CBBC Beat the Boss
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1025CBBC Get Your Own Back
1100CBBC Bamzooki New!
1130CBBC Raven
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1525 C4 CountdownIn dictionary corner: Andrew Sachs. Rats to manual...
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600ITV3 Daily Cooks Challenge
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 Step Up to the PlateMo-We only.
1700ITV Britain's Best DishUTV, STV 1630.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two New!Scotland: not Thursday.
19004MUS Shipwrecked 2007
1900C5US Whose Line x2Not Mo.


1330Rad4 Top Brain Special
1605BBC1 Get 100
1800ESPT Viking
1830Rad4 Just a Minute(9/10) A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Paul Merton, Tony Hawkes, Shappi Khorsandi, Ian McMillan; from the Opera House in Manchester.
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Y Creuddyn (Llandudno) v Ysgol Plasmawr (Caerdydd).
1930BBC2 Gaisce Gnó New!Northern Ireland only.
1930BBC2 MastermindA repeat of last Friday's episode. NI 2350 Tu, not Scotland.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(12/31) King's College Cambridge v Edinburgh. Scotland 1930.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2030BBC4 Only Connect
2105TG4 Survivor ChinaLast in the series.
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2220DAVE Buzzcocks

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1230BBC7 Counterpoint 2005Also 1930.
1930DAVE Whose Line
2000BBC2 The RestaurantScotland only.
2000ITV MillionaireFirefighters.
2100ITV2 Celeb AirTV3 2100 tomorrow.
2200S4C Celeb Come Dine With Me
2305BBC1 The Blame GameNI only.
2320DAVE They Think It's All Over


1100BBC2 What Are You Like? x2
1230BBC7 Foul Play New!Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1640S4C Mama Mia
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, Cote d'Emeraude.
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2000TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200ITV2 Keith Lemon's Celebrity Juice New!


1635BBC1 Beat the BossRocket.
1640S4C Be Nesa?What happened next?
1715CBBC Trapped!
1900BBCH The Slammer x2
2000BBC2 The RestaurantNot Scotland.
2000LIV The Underdog Show New!Contestants are failed Apprentice candidate Raef Bjayou, Brian Blessed, Strictly Come Dancing's Camilla Dallerup, MC Harvey, Javine Hylton, Lesley Joseph, former Hollyoaks stars Elize du Toit and Kevin Sacre, Jason Wood, and Ninia Benjamin.
2100BBC2 Mock the WeekBest of the series. Scotland 2200, NI 2320.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 2235.
2340 C4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong


1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Ross Noble, Julian Clary; from Edinburgh.
1625S4C Herio'r Ddraig
1630CBBC The Slammer
1715CBBC Stake Out
1730ESPT Strongest ManHungary.
1830Rad4 The News Quiz New!Andy Hamilton, Francis Wheen, Jeremy Hardy.
1900GOLD Ballroom with the B-list New!The Yankee version of Strictly Come Brucie, starring people you might have heard of once.
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
1900BBCH The Slammer x2
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
1930 C5 The What in the World Quiz
2000BBC2 Mastermind(4/441) Late Stuart Age, Steely Dan, The Spenser Novels of Robert Parker, Joe Frazier. Not Wales.
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2130BBC1 The Blame Game
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
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


As Saturday except

0000Your Face or Mine x2
0300Larry Grayson's Generation GameTo 0400.
1700Britain's Worst Neighbour
1800Britain's Worst Cook
1900Britain's Worst HusbandTo 2000.


0000Bullseye x2
0300Larry Grayson's Generation GameTo 0400.
0700Takeshi x2
0800Ninja Warrior x2
0900Celeb Ready Steady Cook
0930Can't Cook Won't Cook
1000Take Your Pick x2
1130Strike it Rich
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Celeb Ready Steady Cook
1330Can't Cook Won't Cook
1430Strike it Rich
1500Take It or Leave It x2
1800Ninja Warrior x2
1900Take Your Pick
1930Small Talk
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100One Versus One Hundred New!
2200Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0300Say the Word x2To 0400
1500One Versus One HundredTo 1600.

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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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