TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 6 December 2008

Schedules are subject to change.

Two new shows from Wales look set to brighten up our Sunday: Jest a Minute (Radio Wales, 2pm) is a comedy panel game, and Mastermind Plant Cymru is the children's version of the Welsh-language edition. Radio 3's biennial Choir of the Year takes place this Sunday (Radio 3, 7pm Monday; BBC4, 8pm Friday), and Carol Vorderman bids farewell to Countdown (C4, from 2.55 Friday).


0235GOLD Brucie's Generation Game Now and Then
0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2Also 1000.
0500 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800VIR1 Fort Boyard
0800DAVE Whose Line is it Anyway? x2
0825CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0830BBC2 Gimme a Break
0900CBBC Beat the Boss
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0930TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1000VIR1 Fear Factor UK
1030CBBC Get Your Own Back
1100 C5 World's Strongest Man
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1100CBBC 50/50
1200CBBC Hider In the House
1525TV3 All Ireland County Quiz
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530CBBC Trapped!
1535C5US Whose Line x7
1620S4C Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1735BBC1 Hole in the Wall
1740BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1800CBBC Get Your Own Back
1805BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD.
1900ITV The X FactorAlso TV3. Coverage continues at 2045, and on ITV2.
2015ITV Harry Hill's TV Burp
2025RTE1 Winning Streak
2110BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News For YouDavid Mitchell, Andy Hamilton, Sarah Millican.
2150BBC2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks
2253TV5M Péeacute;kin Express
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain"The Doctor!"

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0400VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2Also 1000.
0430 C4 Countdown
0500VIR1 Fort BoyardAlso 0800.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0800 C4 Adrenalin RushIntelligent Sport in the USA.
0800DAVE Whose Line is it Anyway? x2
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion IslandTower of Strength. Also CBBC 1200.
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0930TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1330C5US Whose Line x3
1350ITV The X FactorTV3 1240.
1400RWal Jest a Minute New!A panel game about comedy.
1530CBBC Trapped!
1630CITV Jungle Run
1640Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1715 C4 Deal or No Deal
1720BBC2 One Man and His Dog New!Presented by Kate Humble and Matt Baker BPG.
1735TV3 All Star Mr and Mrs
1800BBC2 Chasing the DollarNI only.
1830RTE1 Colm and Jim Jim's Home Run
1950S4C Mastermind Plant Cymru SpecialBetsan Powys asks the children of Wales searching questions on Star Wars, the "Vampire Rights" trilogy, Tracy Beaker, Formula One racing.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2015BBC1 Strictly Come DancingResults.
2100ITV I'm a Celebrity... Coming OutThe contestants return to normal life. Also TV3.
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
1210C5US Whose Line x2
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1245 C5 Going for Gold
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1400ITV House GuestNot STV.
1415S4C Countdown
1450 C5 Going for Gold Extra
1515ITV Spin StarNot STV.
1525 C4 CountdownIn dictionary corner: Jo Brand. The Grand Final is on Friday.
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
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes TwoScotland: not Thursday.
1830CBBC 50/50


0000DAVE Mock the Week
0220GOLD Brucie's Generation Game Now and Then
0400VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0500VIR1 Fort Boyard
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2008(11/17)
1505BBC1 KerwhizzAlso BBC-HD 1740.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Glan Y Môr (Pwllheli) v Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Carmarthen).
1900Rad3 Performance on 3 SpecialBBC Choir of the Year Competition Final, recorded on Sunday. Television coverage is on Friday.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(21/31) Queen's Cambridge v Warwick.
2030BBC4 Only ConnectSemi-final stages.
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean
2100LIV America's Next Top Model
2100TV3 The ApprenticeThe final
2105TG4 Survivor
2140DAVE ArgumentalGuests: Jimmy Carr, Charlie Higson.
2200BBC2 Have I Got News For YouEngland, Wales analogue only; 2W 2350.
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 The Slammer
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2100BBC3 Last Man Standing9: Kushti Wrestling
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100Mor4 Come Dine With Me


1230BBC7 Who Goes There?Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1723TV5M Péeacute;kin Express
1900ARTS Mastermind
1930ARTS What the Dickens?Jenny Eclair, Mark Steel.
2000TG4 Nollaig No. 1
2025S4C Casa Dudley
2100BBC3 The Last Millionaire(5/6) Five nights in Bangkok.


1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueAn episode from May 1982. Also 1930.
1605BBC1 The Slammer
1625S4C Concro'r Cwm
1635BBC1 Election(9/10) Inspiration, with John Laughton.
2000SKY1 Are You Smarter than a Ten Year Old
2100BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksNot 2W; Scotland 2200 Friday.
2200DAVE Dragons' Den
2300DAVE Mock the Week


1130RSco Soundbiters
1230BBC7 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons, and featuring Paul Merton, Ross Noble, Sue Perkins, Graham Norton. From February 2005; also 1930.
1455 C4 One Last Consonant Please SpecialCarol Vorderman and Gyles Brandreth discuss her years on Countdown.
1525 C4 CountdownThe series final, and Carol and Des's last show.
1900DAVE Whose Line x2
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
1930BBC4 BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year 2008Television coverage of Sunday's event.
2000BBC2 Gardener of the Decade SpecialA challenge between the leading competitors in Gardener of the Year. Not 2W.
2000 C4 Come Dine With Me
2000 C5 World's Strongest Man
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For You?Jerry Springer. Scotland 2235, NI 2255.
2100BBC3 Britain's Missing Top Model
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100VIR1 American Inventor
2100WTCH Strictly Come Dancing Christmas SpecialUK v US: Rachel Hunter and Evander Holyfield.
2240DAVE Argumental

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0000Distraction x2
0300The Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond x2To 0400.
0700House of Games x2
0800Don't Try This at Home!
0930Ninja Warrior x5
1200The Crystal Maze
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Bruce's Price is Right x2
1600Wipeout x2
1700Catchphrase x2
1800Take Your Pick x2
1900Bullseye x2
2000Family Fortunes x2
21008 Out of 10 Cats x2
2200Take It or Leave It
2300Shooting Stars x2


As Saturday except

00008 Out of 10 Cats x2To 0100.


00008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300The Pyramid Game With Donny Osmond x2To 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
2300Ninja Warrior x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000Distraction x2To 0100.
0300Take It or Leave ItTo 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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