TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 29 November 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Three finals of note this week:

There's a special edition of Postcode Challenge for St. Andrew's Day (STV, 8pm Sunday), and BBC2 has Bargain Hunt Famous Finds (5.15 weekdays). A new series of American Inventor begins on Virgin1 (9pm Friday), and The Strictly Come Dancing Story goes out on UKTV Watch (also 9pm Friday).

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0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0515 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 Fort Boyard
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0830BBC2 Gimme a Break
0900CBBC Beat the Boss
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0930TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1000DAVE Whose Line is it Anyway? x2
1000VIR1 Fear Factor UKEd Sanders makes people queasy.
1030CBBC Get Your Own Back
1100 C5 World's Strongest Man
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1100CBBC 50/50
1200CBBC Hider In the House
1203RCym Bwletin
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530CBBC Trapped!
1530TV3 All Ireland County Quiz
1630CITV Jungle Run
1655C5US Whose Line x4
1735BBC1 Hole in the WallRepeats. Choosing between Dale and another run of This Time Tomorrow? Bring on the wall!
1800CBBC Get Your Own Back
1805BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD.
1835BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1905ITV Harry Hill's TV Burp
1925RTE1 Winning Streak
1935ITV The X FactorAlso TV3. Coverage continues at 2215, and on ITV2.
2105BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News For YouAl Murray, Germaine Greer, Mark Watson.
2115ITV I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of HereCoverage continues on ITV2.
2145BBC2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks
2253TV5M Pékin Express
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain


0400VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2Also 1000.
0450 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0755 C4 Adrenalin RushThe music marathon.
0800VIR1 Fort Boyard
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion IslandOver the Edge. Also CBBC 1200.
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0930TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1035TV3 The X FactorThere is no repeat on ITV.
1400C5US Whose Line x2
1530CBBC Trapped!
1630CITV Jungle Run
1635Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1700BBC2 Chasing the DollarNI only.
1725 C4 Deal or No Deal
1830RTE1 Colm and Jim Jim's Home Run
2000STV Postcode Challenge SpecialGood grief, a charity edition.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2015BBC1 Strictly Come DancingResults.
2100ITV I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2140DAVE Argumental
2200BBC7 The News Quiz

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0415VIR1 Takeshi's CastleAlso 0700. Not 0415 Mo.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
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 Raven
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1245 C5 Going for Gold
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1400ITV House Guest
1400C5US Whose Line x4Two more at 1900.
1415S4C Countdown
1450 C5 Going for Gold Extra
1515ITV Spin StarNot STV.
1525 C4 CountdownIn dictionary corner: Sue Cleaver (Mo), Pam Ayres. Finals Week begins on Thursday.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1600ITV School for Cooks
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Scary Sleepover
1700ITV GoldenballsNot UTV, STV 1530.
1700TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1715BBC2 Bargain Hunt Famous Finds New!Celebrities play the game.
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes TwoScotland: not Thursday.
1830CBBC 50/50
2000FOOD Masterchef Goes Large
2030ITV I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!Also TV3.
2300TMF Buzzcocks x2


0000DAVE Mock the Week
0350 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0400VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0500VIR1 Fort Boyard
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2008(10/17)
1505BBC1 KerwhizzAlso BBC-HD 1740.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1630BBC2 Are You an Egghead?
1830S4C Pen Campau
2000BBC2 University Challenge(20/31) Corpus Christi Oxford v Edinburgh.
2030BBC4 Only Connect
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean
2100LIV America's Next Top Model
2105TG4 Survivor
2140DAVE ArgumentalGuests: Sue Perkins, Andrew Maxwell.
2200BBC2 Have I Got News For YouEngland, Wales analogue only; 2W 2350.
2200TV3 The Apprentice
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2220DAVE Mock the Week
2235BBC1 A Question of SportEngland only. NI 2340.
2300DAVE Buzzcocks

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1230BBC7 We've Been Here BeforeAlso 1930.
1605BBC1 RavenWeek 4, day 4. Also BBC-HD, 1930.
1630BBC2 Are You an Egghead?The grand final.
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire?A 30-minute edition; continues Thursday.
2100BBC3 Last Man Standing8: Sumbawa Buffalo Racing
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100Mor4 Come Dine With Me


1230BBC7 Who Goes There?Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1723TV5M Pékin Express
1900ARTS MastermindA repeat from 1980.
1930ARTS What the Dickens?Dave Gorman, Phil Hammond.
2000TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2025S4C Casa Dudley
2100BBC3 The Last Millionaire(4/6) Napoli.
2240DAVE Mock the Week


1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueAn episode from April 1982. Also 1930.
1605BBC1 RavenThe grand final. Also BBC-HD, 1930.
1625S4C Concro'r Cwm
1635BBC1 Election(8/10) Publicity stunt, with Peter Tatchell
1900BBC2 MastermindLast week's edition. Wales only.
1930BBC2 Only Men Aloud SpecialA documentary on the Last Choir Standing winners. Wales only.
2000ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
2000SKY1 Are You Smarter than a Ten Year Old
2100BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksDermot O'Leary. Not 2W.
2100DAVE Dragons' Den


1130RSco Soundbiters
1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Paul Merton, Ross Noble, Sue Perkins, Graham Norton. From January 2005; also 1930.
1730NICK Design Academy
1803RCym Bwletin
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
2000BBC2 MastermindWC Fields, Jonathan Creek, Tacitus, Keith Moon. Not 2W.
2000 C4 Come Dine With Me
2000 C5 World's Strongest Man
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For You?David Mitchell, Andy Hamilton, Sarah Millican. Scotland 2130, NI 2255.
2100BBC3 Britain's Missing Top Model
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100VIR1 American Inventor New!Peter Jones (3) sees more off-the-wall gadgets.
2100WTCH The Strictly Come Dancing Story Special
2200BBC2 QINot 2W.
2240DAVE Argumental

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0300Take It or Leave ItTo 0400.
0700House of Games x2
0800Takeshi x3
0930Ninja Warrior x5
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
23008 Out of 10 Cats x2


As Saturday except

00008 Out of 10 Cats x2To 0100.


00008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300Take It or Leave ItTo 0400.
0700Takeshi x2
0800Ninja Warrior x2
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Wipeout x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Wheel of Fortune x2
1400Wipeout x2
1500Take It or Leave It
1730Unbeatable Banzuke
1800Ninja Warrior x2
1900Family Fortunes x2
2000Strike it Rich x2
2100Take It or Leave It
2200One Versus One Hundred
2300Ninja Warrior x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000Distraction x2To 0100.
0300The Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond x2To 0400.

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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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