TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 4 October 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

Ready Steady Cook (BBC2, 4.30 weekdays)

A new series of cooking against the clock.

Unbeatable Banzuke (Challenge, from 6pm Monday)

Another obstacle course from Japan, this time with naration by BRIAN BLESSED.

Survivor Micronesia (TG4, 9.05 Monday)

Surely everyone knows the drill by now.

Paisean Faisean (TG4, 10pm Monday)

A new series of the clothes-and-dating show.

Salon Imogen (S4C, 9pm Thursday)

The former Big Brother contestant sets up a nail bar.

Step Back in Time (Radio Scotland, 11.30am Friday)

A nostalgia quiz, hosted by Gail Porter, this week featuring Johnny Ball.

Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (C4, 10pm Friday)

Another run, this time without the Members of the Public.

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0355LIV The Amazing Race
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0510 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0830BBC2 Gimme a Break
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
1030BBC2 Hot Rods
1030CBBC Get Your Own Back
1100Rad5 Fighting TalkThis week, live from Harrogate. (Where?)
1100CBBC 50/50
1200CBBC Hider In the House
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1230BBC2 Scene StealersWhat is the secret of chavs?
1304RCym Bwletin New!
1445ITV The X FactorYet another repeat from last week. Not UTV.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530CBBC Trapped!
1600C5US Whose Line x6
1610S4C Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1700TV3 All Ireland County Quiz
1730BBC1 Hole in the Wall
1755BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1800CBBC Stake Out
1820FIVR World's Strongest Man
1845BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD.
1900ITV All-Star Family FortunesWill Carling v Duncan James.
1945ITV The X FactorCoverage continues on ITV2. Both the main and subsidiary shows air on TV3.
2000BBC1 Who Dares Wins
2020RTE1 Winning Streak
2100BBC2 Have I Got Old News For YouMichael Aspel, Sara Cox, Reginald Hunter.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks Night Special
2130BBC2 Mock the Week
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2300Rad4 Brain of BritainIn which Robert Robinson proves he does a mean Churchill impression.
2335 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats


0115S4C Celebrity Ding Dong
0400LIV The Amazing Race
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800.
0510 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700DAVE Headjam New!
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion Island
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1330ITV The X FactorTV3 1135.
1350Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1400C5US Whose Line x4
1530CBBC Trapped!
1530S4CD 0 Ond 1
1630Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1630CITV Jungle Run
1700 C4 Deal or No Deal
1810ITV The X FactorA second episode this weekend. Also TV3.
1830RTE1 Class Act
1955Mor4 Celeb Come Dine With Me New!
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2010BBC1 Strictly Come DancingThe results.
2030TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200BBC7 The News Quiz

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0210ITV Watching the DetectivesWith in-vision sign language.
0350LIV The Amazing Race
0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0700.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Takeshi x2
0800BBC2 Basil's Game ShowNot Mo.
0820DAVE School's Out New!
0900Mor4 Deal or No DealAlso lunchtime, 1805, late night.
0930CBBS The Shiny ShowAlso 1230.
0930CBBC Beat the Boss
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000BBC1 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1025CBBC 50/50
1100CBBC Bamzooki
1130CBBC Raven
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1400C5US Whose LineAlso 1900.
1400WTCH Bargain HuntNot Mo. That'll be new channel UKTV Gold Watch, so it will.
1415S4C Countdown
1525 C4 CountdownIn dictionary corner: Barry Cryer.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600ITV3 Daily Cooks Challenge
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 Ready Steady Cook New!
16304MUS Shipwrecked 2007
1700ITV Britain's Best DishUTV, STV 1630.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes TwoScotland: not Thursday.
1900BBCH The Slammer x2Not 1900 We, Fr; 1930 Tu, Th.


0505VIR1 Gladiators.
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2008(2/17) London.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1830Rad4 The Write Stuff(1/6) Raymond Chandler; with Mark Billingham and CAUTION: Lynne Truss.
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Llangefni, Ynys Mon v Ysgol Dewi Sant, Dewi Sant.
1930BBC2 Gaisce GnóEnergy bar. Northern Ireland only.
1930BBC2 MastermindNI 2350 Tu, not Scotland.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(14/31) Exeter Oxford v St Andrews. Scotland 1930.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2030BBC4 Only Connect
2100ITV2 Hell's Kitchen USA
2100TV3 The Apprentice
2105TG4 Survivor Micronesia New!
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean New!
2220DAVE Buzzcocks

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1230BBC7 Counterpoint 2005Also 1930.
1605BBC1 RavenAlso BBC-HD, 1930.
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000ITV Who Wants to be a MillionaireNurses.
2100ITV2 Celeb AirTV3 2100 tomorrow.
2200BBC4 The Book QuizDaisy Goodwin, David Aaronovitch; AL Kennedy, Simon Hoggart.
2305BBC1 The Blame GameNI only.


1100BBC2 What Are You Like?
1230BBC7 Foul PlayAlso 1930.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1640S4C Mama Mia
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, les falaises d'etretat.
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2000TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200BBC2 Mock the WeekA repeat.
2200ITV2 Celebrity Juice


1605BBC1 RavenAlso BBC-HD, 1930.
1635BBC1 Beat the BossHand luggage.
1640S4C Be Nesa?
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2000LIV The Underdog Show
2100BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksWith Stephen Fry. Not 2W.
2100ITV Natural Born SellersDouble glazing.
2100S4C Salon Imogen New!The former Big Brother contestant sets up a nail bar.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 2335.
2320DAVE They Think It's All Over


0010 C4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong
1130RSco Step Back in Time New!
1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Clement Freud, Tony Hawks, Ross Noble, Graham Norton; from January 2004.
1625S4C Herio'r Ddraig
1715CBBC Stake Out
1803RCym Bwletin
1830Rad4 The News QuizFrancis Wheen, Carrie Quinlan, Mark Steel, Jeremy Hardy.
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
2000BBC2 Mastermind(6/504) Rah Rah Rasputin, West Coast Underground Comics, Gospels of the New Testament, West Indies Test Cricket. Not 2W.
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2030BBC4 Only Connect
2100BBC1 PetrolheadsNI only.
2100DAVE HIGNFY night
2100WTCH Ballroom With the B-List
2130BBC1 The Blame GameNI only.
2200BBC2 QINot NI, 2W.
2200 C4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong New!
2230RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim
2330ESPT Strongest Man

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0000Banzai x2
0300Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond x2 New!To 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
2100Distraction x2
2300Bullseye x2


As Saturday except

0000Bullseye x2To 0100.
1700The Weakest Link x3To 2000.


0000Bullseye x2
0300Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond x2To 0400.
0730Ninja Warrior x3
0900Supermarket Sweep New!
1000Catchphrase x2
1130Strike it Rich
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Take It or Leave It
1430Strike it Rich
1500One Versus One Hundred
1600Ready Steady Cook
1630Can't Cook Won't Cook
1730Ninja Warrior
1800Unbeatable Banzuke x2 New!
1900Take Your Pick
1930Small Talk
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100One Versus One Hundred
2200Take It or Leave It
2300Unbeatable Banzuke x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

00008 Out of 10 CatsTo 0100
0800Unbeatable Banzuke x2

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Channel abbreviations

4MUS4 Music
ABSRAbsolute Radio
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

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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