TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 11 October 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week:

The X Factor Marathon (ITV, ITV2, and TV3 from 7.15 Saturday)

Not that we're saying it goes on a bit, it's just that next week's Election Night programme on CBC is a quarter-hour shorter.

Britain's Got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice (Channel 4, from 8pm Sunday)

Peter Kay spoofs TV talent shows.

Going for Gold (C5, 12.45 weekdays)

A revival of One To Win, now presented by John Suchet.

Last Man Standing (BBC3, 9pm Tuesday)

Another series of the tribal sporting festivals series.

Election (BBC1, 4.35 Thursday)

And speaking of election nights, here's one for the children.

Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm Friday)

The topical comedy returns, with Fern Britton reading the autocue.

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0150GOLD Generation Game Now and Then
0355LIV The Amazing Race
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0425 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0830BBC2 Gimme a Break
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0900DAVE Whose Line x2
1030BBC2 Hot Rods
1030CBBC Get Your Own Back
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1100CBBC 50/50
1200CBBC Hider In the House
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1230BBC2 Scene StealersPretending to be posh.
1250ITV The X FactorRepeat from last week.
1302RCym Bwletin
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530CBBC Trapped!
1600C5US Whose Line x6
1620S4C Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1700BBC1 Hole in the Wall
1700TV3 All Ireland County Quiz
1720BBC2 The Weakest Link SpecialBlue Peter special. Repeat.
1750BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD.
1800CBBC Stake Out
1820BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1915ITV The X FactorMedals for anyone who can sit through all four-and-a-quarter hours of the show! On ITV2 from 2115 to 2200 and 2245 to 2330, and right through on TV3.
1950BBC1 Who Dares Wins
2015RTE1 Winning Streak
2115ITV All-Star Family FortunesGary Lucy v Matt Willis.
2140BBC2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks New!
2235TV5M La Carte aux Tresors
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain


0200S4C Celebrity Ding Dong
0400LIV The Amazing Race
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0425 C4 Countdown
0500VIR1 GladiatorsAlso 0800.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion Island
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1204Rad4 The Write Stuff
1215ITV The X FactorTV3 1035.
1335C5US Whose Line x7
1350Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1430S4CD 0 Ond 1
1530CBBC Trapped!
1620 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1635Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1800BBC2 Dragons' Den
1830RTE1 Class ActLive final.
1955Mor4 Celeb Come Dine With Me
2000 C4 Britain's Got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice SpecialS4C 2200 Friday.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2015BBC1 Strictly Come DancingResults.
2030TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2200BBC7 The News Quiz

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0410VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 0700.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Takeshi x2
0800BBC2 Basil's Game ShowAlso CBBC 1350.
0820DAVE A Question of SportAlso 1320.
0930CBBS The Shiny ShowAlso 1230.
0930CBBC The Slammer
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000BBC1 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
1000CBBC Best of Friends
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1025CBBC 50/50
1100CBBC Bamzooki
1100STYL Flog It x2
1200CBBC Hider in the House New!
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1245 C5 Going for Gold New!
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1400C5US Whose Line x2Also 1900.
1400WTCH Bargain Hunt
1415S4C Countdown
1450 C5 Going for Gold Extra New!
1525 C4 CountdownIn dictionary corner: Nicholas Owen.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600ITV3 Daily Cooks Challenge
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
16304MUS Shipwrecked 2007
1700ITV Britain's Best DishUTV, STV 1630.
1715BBC1 The Weakest LinkNot Th - Anne's given the day off for an extended Blue Peter.
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes TwoScotland: not Thursday.
1900BBCH The Slammer x2Not 1900 We, Fr or 1930 Tu, Th.


0230ITV Watching the DetectivesWith in-vision sign language.
0505VIR1 Gladiators.
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2008(3/17)
1605BBC1 Get 100
1830Rad4 The Write Stuff(2/6) Seamus Heaney; with Sue Limb and Andrew Motion.
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Preseli, Crymych v Ysgol Tre Gib, Llandeilo.
1930BBC2 Gaisce GnóSchool uniform. Northern Ireland only.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(15/31) St John's Cambridge v Pembroke Oxford. Scotland 2200.
2030BBC4 Only Connect
2100ITV2 Hell's Kitchen USA
2100TV3 The Apprentice
2105TG4 Survivor Micronesia
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2220DAVE Buzzcocks

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1230BBC7 Counterpoint 2005Also 1930.
1605BBC1 RavenWeek 1, day 5. Also BBC-HD, 1930.
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire
2100BBC3 Last Man Standing New!1: Suri Stick Fighting
2200BBC4 The Book QuizTim Yeo, Anne McElvoy; Margaret Jay, David Nicholls.
2305BBC1 The Blame GameNI only.


0140DAVE All Over
1230BBC7 Foul PlayAlso 1930.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1640S4C Mama Mia
1723TV5M La Carte aux TresorsThis week, Loir-et-Cher, avec sa smash "J'ai vous, bebe".
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2000TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200BBC2 Mock the WeekA repeat.
2200ITV2 Celebrity Juice
2340DAVE All Over


1605BBC1 RavenWeek 2, day 1. Also BBC-HD, 1930.
1635BBC1 Election New!Angelica Bell and Jonathan Dimbleby find out what happens if children rule the world.
1640S4C Be Nesa?
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2000LIV The Underdog Show
2000ITV2 Celeb Air
2100BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksNI 2350, not 2W.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 2250.
2240ITV Natural Born SellersLimousines. Moved from 2100.
2240DAVE Dragons' Den


0040DAVE All Over
1130RSco Step Back in Time
1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Clement Freud, Tony Hawks, Ross Noble, Graham Norton; from February 2004.
1625S4C Herio'r Ddraig
1715CBBC Stake Out
1803RCym Bwletin
1830Rad4 The News QuizJeremy Hardy, Phill Jupitus, Fred MacAulay, Sue Perkins.
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
2000BBC2 Mastermind(7/535) Stax Records, Romney Marsh novels, Bismark, Welsh Castles of Edward I. Not 2W.
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2030BBC4 Only Connect
2100BBC1 Have I Got News for You New!Fern Britton hosts. NI 2340.
2100BBC1 PetrolheadsNI only.
2100WTCH Ballroom With the B-List
2130BBC1 The Blame GameNI only.
2200BBC2 QINot NI, 2W.
2200 C4 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong

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00008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond x2To 0400.
0700The Krypton Factor x2
0800The Amazing Race
0930Unbeatable Banzuke x5
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
0800Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0900Supermarket Sweep
1000Catchphrase x2
1100Wipeout x2
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
1900Home Video Tedium x2
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100One Versus One Hundred
22008 Out of 10 Cats x2
2300Unbeatable Banzuke x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000MillionaireTo 0100
1400Home Video Tedium x2To 1500

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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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