TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 8 November 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlights this week.

Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 8pm Saturday)

The 20th anniversary special, and our excuse to review the French and UK formats in the next Week.

House Guest (ITV, 2pm weekdays in most regions)

A new series of the show that isn't Come Dine With Me.

Spin Star (ITV, 3.15 weekdays in most regions)

Bradley Walsh has a giant fruit machine.

How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword (BBC4, 9pm Monday)

Next week: How to Win at Mornington Crescent

The Last Millionaire (BBC3, 9pm Wednesday)

Young people travel the world, setting up businesses in exotic cities. This week: Istanbul.

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0005S4C Celebrity Ding Dong
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0830BBC2 Gimme a Break
0900CBBC Beat the Boss
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0900DAVE Whose Line is it Anyway? x2
0930TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1000BBC1 Ready Steady Cook
1030BBC2 Hot Rods
1030CBBC Get Your Own Back
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1100CBBC 50/50
1200CBBC Hider In the House
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1233RCym Bwletin
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530CBBC Trapped!
1600C5US Whose Line x6
1630CITV Jungle Run
1630BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1700TV3 All Ireland County Quiz
1730BBC1 Hole in the WallNeil and Christine Hamilton.
1800CBBC Stake Out
1800BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD.
1820TV3 All Star Mr and Mrs
1850ITV Harry Hill's TV Burp
1920ITV The X FactorAlso TV3. Coverage continues at 2135, and on ITV2.
2000TV5 Speciale Questions Pour un ChampionLe vigntieme anniversaire. It really does air this week.
2015RTE1 Winning Streak
2050ITV All-Star Family FortunesPaul Daniels and The Lovely Debbie McGee v Joe Swash, whoever he is.
2105BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News For You
2235TV5M Pékin Express
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain


0000BBC2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0455 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 Fort Boyard New!
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion IslandThe Last Gasp, a game that really worried the stunt co-ordinator. Also CBBC 1200.
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0930TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1204Rad4 The Write Stuff
1315 C4 Unsigned Act
1530CBBC Trapped!
1600BBC2 Chasing the DollarNI only.
1615ITV The X FactorTV3 1120.
1630CITV Jungle Run
1640Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1700 C4 Deal or No Deal
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2015BBC1 Strictly Come DancingResults.
2100BBC3 Celebrity Scissorhands
2200BBC7 The News Quiz

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0325VIR1 The Pyramid Show With Donny Osmond x2
0415VIR1 Takeshi's CastleAlso 0700.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0730BBC2 50/50Also CBBC 1025.
0800BBC2 Basil's Game Show
0930 C4 The Deadly Knowledge Show
0930CBBS The Shiny ShowAlso 1230.
0945TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000CBBC Best of Friends
1015TV5M Tout le Monde Veut Prendre sa Place
1100CBBC Get 100
1130CBBC Clutter Nutters
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1245 C5 Going for Gold
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1340C5US Whose Line x5Two more at 1900.
1400ITV House Guest New!Not STV.
1400WTCH Bargain Hunt
1415S4C Countdown
1450 C5 Going for Gold Extra
1515ITV Spin Star New!STV 1400.
1525 C4 CountdownIn dictionary corner: Paul Zenon (Mo), John Inverdale.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600ITV School for Cooks
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 Are You an Egghead?
1630CITV Scary Sleepover
1700ITV GoldenballsNot UTV, STV 1445.
1700TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes TwoScotland: not Thursday.
2000BBC3 Celebrity ScissorhandsMo, Th: 2000, not Fr.


0500VIR1 Fort Boyard
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2008(7/17)
1505BBC1 Kerwhizz
1605BBC1 Get 100
1830Rad4 The Write Stuff(6/6) Robert Burns is sniggered at, with Harry Ritchie and Simon Brett joining the crew.
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Dyffryn Teifi (Llandysul) v Ysgol Bro Ddyfi (Machynlleth)
2000BBC2 University Challenge Continues(17/31) Back into the second round, with LSE v Selwyn Cambridge. Scotland 2030.
2030BBC4 Only ConnectInto the quarter-finals.
2100 C5 UnbreakableThis week, the team are wrestling with alligators.
2100BBC4 How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword New!
2100ITV2 Hell's Kitchen USA
2100LIV America's Next Top Model
2100TV3 The Apprentice
2140DAVE ArgumentalGuests: Johnny Vegas, Robin Ince.
2200BBC2 Have I Got News For YouEngland, Wales analogue only; 2W 2350.
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2220DAVE Mock the Week
2235BBC1 A Question of SportScotland 2320, NI 0005.
2300DAVE Buzzcocks

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1230BBC7 Counterpoint 2005Also 1930.
1605BBC1 RavenWeek 3, day 3. Also BBC-HD, 1920.
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000ITV Millionaire
2100BBC3 Last Man Standing5: Bhutanese Archery
2100BBC4 The Book Quiz
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100Mor4 Come Dine With MeCelebrities.
2340TMF Buzzcocks


0415BBC1 Recipe for SuccessWith in-vision sign language translation.
1230BBC7 Who Goes There?Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1723TV5M Pékin Express
2000TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2025S4C Casa Dudley
2100BBC3 The Last Millionaire New!(1/6) Istanbul.
2200BBC2 Mock the Week
2200ITV2 Celebrity JuiceGuests include Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and George Lamb. If that's the best they can do, just cancel the show.
2300TMF Buzzcocks
2320DAVE Mock the Week


0355BBC1 Recipe for SuccessWith in-vision sign language translation.
1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueAn episode from June 2002. Also 1930.
1605BBC1 RavenWeek 3, day 4. Also BBC-HD, 1920.
1635BBC1 Election(5/10) Etiquette and manners are on trial this week, with an ambassador's reception.
1640S4C Be Nesa?
2000 C4 Celebrity Come Dine With Me New!A new episode of the show that isn't House Guest.
2000SKY1 Are You Smarter than a Ten Year Old
2100BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksNot 2W.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 2355.
2300TMF Buzzcocks x2
2350BBC2 QIWales only.


0355BBC1 Recipe for SuccessWith in-vision sign language translation.
1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Dara O'Braian, Lee Mack, Paul Merton, Clement Freud. From August 2004; also 1930.
1715CBBC Stake Out
1730NICK Design Academy
1803RCym Bwletin
1830Rad4 The News Quiz
1900BBC1 Children in Need of Assistance SpecialThe annual charity appeal includes the Strictly Come Dancing presenters taking the floor.
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
2000BBC2 MastermindThe Coventry Blitz, The Scottish Enlightenment, The Amelia Peabody Novels, The Merthyr Rising of 1831. Not Wales.
2100ITV2 Biggins Goes Back SpecialChristopher Biggins previews this year's I'm a Celeb, which starts all too soon.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100WTCH Ballroom With the B-List
2200BBC2 QI Children in Need of Assistance Special
2240DAVE Argumental
2315 C4 The Big Fat 25th Anniversary Quiz SpecialSo old, people still think Russell Brand was popular.

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0000Unbeatable Banzuke
0300Eggheads x2To 0400.
0700House of Games x2
0800The Amazing Race
1000The Moment of Truth
1100Fear Factor
1200The Crystal Maze
1300Ready Steady Cook
1330Can't Cook Won't Cook
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Bruce's Price is Right x2
1600Wipeout x2
1700Catchphrase x2
1800Take Your Pick x2
1900Bullseye x2
2000Family Fortunes x2
2200Take It or Leave It
2300Home Video Heroezzz


As Saturday except

0000Home Video HeroezzzTo 0100.


0000Home Video Heroezzz
0300Eggheads x2To 0400.
0730Ninja Warrior
0800Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Catchphrase x2
1100Wipeout x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300It's Not What You Know
1400Home Video Heroezzz x2
1500Take It or Leave It
1730Ninja Warrior
1800Unbeatable Banzuke x2
1900Home Video Heroezzz
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100Take It or Leave It
2200One Versus One Hundred

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000Unbeatable BanzukeTo 0100.

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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
SKY1Sky One
SKY2Sky Two
SKY3Sky Three
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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