TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the seven days beginning 13 December 2008.

Schedules are subject to change.

It's both Miss World (Challenge, 7pm) and The X Factor (ITV, 7.10) final on Saturday. To quote Simon Cowell, "If people enjoy it as entertainment, that's great, but it's all a bit empty and meaningless as a competition." ITV presents the Christmas Cooks Challenge (11am weekdays), Radio 4 has the first Christmas special (The Unbelievable Truth, 6.30 Monday), and we find out the winners of Last Man Standing (BBC3, 9pm Tuesday), The Last Millionaire (BBC3, 9pm Wednesday) and Election (BBC1, 4.35 Thursday).

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0400VIR1 Takeshi's Castle x2
0455 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 TalkThis week, live from Liverpool.
1100CBBC 50/50
1200CBBC Hider In the House
1304RWal Jest a Minute
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530CBBC Trapped!
1610S4C Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1655TV3 All Ireland County Quiz
1700DOCU Mechannibals EveningEight episodes, to 2100.
1740BBC1 Hole in the Wall
1740BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1800CBBC Get Your Own Back
1810BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD. Results at 2055, not in HD.
1840ITV Harry Hill's TV Burp
1910ITV The X FactorLast! In! The! Present! Series!!! Also TV3. Coverage concludes at 2140, and on ITV2.
2025RTE1 Winning Streak
2100DAVE Buzzcocks Night
2140BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News For YouJerry Springer.
2220BBC2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks
2253TV5M Pékin Express
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain


0400VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0500 C4 Countdown
0500VIR1 Fort BoyardAlso 0800.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0725 C4 Adrenalin RushYachting and mountaineering.
0820CBBC Best of FriendsAlso 1330.
0900BBC2 Escape from Scorpion Island(12/15) Rolling Thunder. Also CBBC 1200.
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
0900DAVE Whose Line is it Anyway? x2
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0930TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1000VIR1 Fear Factor UK
1150 C4 Unsigned Act
1250 C4 Relentless
1320ITV The X FactorTV3 1020.
1330C5US Whose Line x3
1400RWal Jest a Minute
1400S4C Come Dine With Me
1530CBBC Trapped!
1630CITV Jungle Run
1630Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1710 C4 Deal or No Deal
1730BBC2 One Man and His Dog
1830RTE1 Colm and Jim Jim's Home Run
1945S4C Mastermind Plant Cymru"Alex Rider", Gareth Edwards, "Spiderwick Chronicles", Everton FC.
2000 C4 Britain's Got the Pop FactorRepeat.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2140DAVE Argumental

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0415VIR1 Takeshi's CastleAlso 0700. Not 0415 Mo.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700GOLD Brucie's Generation Game
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
1100CITV Jungle Run
1130ITV Christmas Cooks Challenge New!
1130CBBC Raven
1210C5US Whose Line x2
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1245 C5 Going for GoldThursday's edition subject to delay.
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1400ITV House Guest At ChristmasNot STV.
1415S4C Countdown
1450 C5 Going for Gold Extra
1515ITV Spin StarSTV 1445.
1529TV5M Questions pour un Champion
1530STV Golden Balls
1600ITV School for Cooks
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1700TOON SkatoonyAlso 2000.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1730CITV Eliminator
1800BBC2 EggheadsCelebrity editions. Scotland: not Thursday.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes TwoScotland: not Thursday.
1830CBBC 50/50


0400VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0500VIR1 Fort Boyard
0515 C4 CountdownThe final is repeated.
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2008(12/17) Scotland and the North of England.
1505BBC1 KerwhizzAlso BBC-HD 1740.
1605BBC1 Get 100
1830Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth Christmas Special Special
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthun v Ysgol Llwchradd Aberhonddu.
2000BBC2 University Challenge(22/31) Lincoln Oxford v St Andrews.
2030BBC4 Only Connect
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean
2100LIV America's Next Top ModelLast in the series.
2105TG4 Survivor
2200BBC2 Have I Got News For YouNot 2W, NI.
2200TG4 Paisean Faisean
2220DAVE Mock the Week
2245BBC1 A Question of SportNI 2340, Scotland 2315 Thursday.
2300DAVE Buzzcocks

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1230BBC7 We've Been Here BeforeAlso 1930.
1605BBC1 The Slammer
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000ITV Millionaire
2000BBC4 Legends: Humphry Lyttelton
2100BBC3 Last Man Standing10: Outrigger Canoe Race. Last in the series.
2100BBC4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100Mor4 Come Dine With Me


1723TV5M Pékin Express
1900ARTS Mastermind
1930ARTS What the Dickens?Graeme Garden, Will Smith.
2100BBC3 The Last Millionaire(6/6) Hong Kong.


1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueChristmas 1993. Also 1930.
1625S4C Concro'r Cwm
1635BBC1 Election(10/10) Decision, with The Prime Minister.
1830Rad4 Act Your Age
2100BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksBest of the series. Not 2W.
2250DAVE Mock the Week


1130RSco Soundbiters
1800ESPT Strongest ManHei! Hei! Ukraine.
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
2000 C5 World's Strongest Man
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For You?Jeremy Clarkson. NI 2255.
2100BBC3 Britain's Missing Top Model
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100VIR1 American Inventor
2100WTCH Strictly Come Dancing Christmas SpecialDarren Gough, Mark Ramprakash, and the 2007 top four.
2200BBC2 QIEngland, NI only.

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0000Distraction x2
0300Take It or Leave ItTo 0400.
0700House of Games x2
0800Don't Try This at Home!
0900Takeshi x2
1000The Krypton Factor
1100Britain's Worst
1200The Crystal Maze
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Bruce's Price is Right x2
1600Wipeout x2
1700Catchphrase x2
1800Take Your Pick x2
1900Miss World Special
21008 Out of 10 Cats x2
2200Take It or Leave It
2300Shooting Stars x2


As Saturday except

00008 Out of 10 Cats x2To 0100.
1400Miss WorldTo 1600.
1900Bullseye x2
2000Family Fortunes x2


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
23008 Out of 10 Cats

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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