TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 27 September 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Gimme a Break (BBC2, 8.30am Saturday)

A family holiday is chosen by the children, with a treat depending on a question.

Escape from Scorpion Island (BBC2, 9am Sunday)

Sixteen competitors this year, and are the children in the cage a help or competition?

The Apprentice (TV3, 9pm Monday)

Bill Cullen is the new Alan Sugar.

Raven (BBC1, 4.05 Tuesday; also BBC-HD, 7.30)

A new series. Continues Thursday.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 9pm Thursday)

Guests include Harry McFly and Tim Minchin.

Natural Born Sellers (ITV, 9pm Thursday)

This week, the sellers go to Derby where they try to shift furniture.

Petrolheads (BBC1 Northern Ireland, 9pm Friday)

Customising a road car into a show car.

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0355LIV The Amazing Race
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700GOLD Brucie's Generation Game Now and Then
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0830BBC2 Gimme a Break New!
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
1030BBC2 Hot Rods
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1150CBBC Hider in the HouseMore at 1700.
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1230BBC2 Scene StealersHippies.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530CBBC Trapped! New!
1610S4C Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1700TV3 All Ireland County Quiz
1730BBC1 Hole in the Wall
1800CBBC Stake Out
1800FIVR World's Strongest Man
1845BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD.
1900ITV All-Star Family FortunesBarry McGuigan and Coleen Nolan. Bring earplugs.
1905BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1945ITV The X FactorCoverage continues on ITV2. Both the main and subsidiary shows air on TV3.
2005BBC1 Who Dares Wins
2025RTE1 Winning Streak
2100BBC2 Have I Got Old News For YouJo Brand, Andy Hamilton, Julia Hartley-Brewer.
2130BBC2 Mock the Week
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2300Rad4 Top Brain
2315 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats


0230S4C Celebrity Ding Dong
0355LIV The Amazing Race
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800.
0525 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700GOLD Brucie's Generation Game Now and Then
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion Island New!
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1020ITV The X FactorTV3 1150.
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1345Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1530CBBC Trapped!
1530S4CD 0 Ond 1
1625 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1630CITV Jungle Run
1830RTE1 Class Act
1900ITV The X FactorA second episode this weekend. Also TV3.
2000BBC1 Strictly Come DancingThe results.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2030TG4 Nollaig No. 1

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0230ITV Watching the Detectives New!With in-vision sign language.
0350LIV The Amazing Race
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0900.
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
1130CBBC Raven
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1525 C4 CountdownIn dictionary corner: Keith Barron.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600ITV3 Daily Cooks Challenge
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 Step Up to the Plate
1700ITV Britain's Best DishUTV, STV 1630.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes TwoScotland: not Thursday.
19004MUS Shipwrecked 2007
1900BBCH The Slammer x2Not 1900 We, Fr; 1930 Tu, Th.


0500VIR1 Gladiators.
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2008(1/17) As is traditional, we begin with - oh! Scotland and the North of England! Not London!!
1605BBC1 Get 100
1830Rad4 Just a Minute(10/10) A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Paul Merton, Maestra Sue Perkins and Chris Addison; from the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames.
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Dryffryn Nantlle v Ysgol Rhydfelen.
1930BBC2 Gaisce GnóNorthern Ireland only.
1930BBC2 MastermindA repeat of last Friday's episode. NI 2350 Tu, not Scotland.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(13/31) Bristol v Manchester. Scotland 1930.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2030BBC4 Only Connect
2100TV3 The Apprentice New!
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2220DAVE Buzzcocks

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1230BBC7 Counterpoint 2005Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Raven New!Also BBC-HD, 1930.
1930DAVE Whose Line
2100ITV2 Celeb AirTV3 2100 tomorrow.
2200BBC4 The Book Quiz New!Miranda Sawyer, Anthony Horowitz, Wendy Holden, Giles Coren.
2305BBC1 The Blame GameNI only.
2320DAVE They Think It's All Over


1100BBC2 What Are You Like? x2
1230BBC7 Foul PlayAlso 1930.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1640S4C Mama Mia
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, Mont-Saint-Michel.
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2000TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200BBC2 Mock the Week New!A repeat.
2200ITV2 Celebrity Juice


1605BBC1 RavenThe game continues. Also BBC-HD, 1930.
1635BBC1 Beat the BossBed.
1640S4C Be Nesa?What happened next?
1715CBBC Trapped!
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2000LIV The Underdog Show
2100BBC2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks New!NI 2320, not Scotland.
2100ITV Natural Born Sellers New!
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 2245.


0015 C4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong
1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Dara O'Briain, Greg Proops; from Edinburgh 2003.
1625S4C Herio'r Ddraig
1630CBBC The Slammer
1715CBBC Stake Out
1830Rad4 The News QuizAndy Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind, Jeremy Hardy.
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
2000BBC2 Mastermind(5/480) The "Challenger" novels of Arthur Conon-Doyle, Hector Berlioz, The Thatcher Governments, Bertolt Brecht. Not Wales.
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2030BBC4 Only ConnectMay or may not be a repeat from Monday.
2100BBC1 Petrolheads New!NI only.
2100GOLD Ballroom with the B-list
2100DAVE Mock the Week night Special
2130BBC1 The Blame GameNI only.
2200BBC2 QINot NI, 2W.
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
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
2300Distraction x2


As Saturday except

0000Your Face or Mine x2
0300Larry Grayson's Generation GameTo 0400.
1700Britain's Worst Wife
1800Britain's Worst Pet
1900Britain's Worst EllipsisTo 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
1500One Versus One Hundred
1600Take It or Leave It
1700Takeshi x2
1800Ninja Warrior x2
1900Take Your Pick
1930Small Talk
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100One Versus One Hundred
2200Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0300Say the Word 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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