TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 17 January 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

After the zillions of new shows last week, we're a little short on debuts this week. Escape from Scorpion Island (BBC2, 9am Sunday) is our highlight, as the teams bid to get off the island. The grand final for Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 1.30 Monday) includes the newest Egghead against the last-but-one Mastermind champion. And if the overdose of talent shows is getting you down, Radio Active punctures the genre (BBC7, 8.30am and 10pm Friday) with Mike Says... Here's a Bit of Talent.


0505 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 The Krypton Factor x2
0800CBBC Hider in the House
0800VIR1 Fort Boyard
0820DAVE A Question of Sport
0830BBC2 Richard Hammond's Blast LabHovercrafts.
0900BBC2 Who Wants to be a Superhero?
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0930CBBC Basil's Game Show
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2Also 0400.
1055ITV Dancing on Ice
1100CBBC Best of Friends
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1130BBC1 Masterchef
1130CBBC Best the Boss
1200DAVE Dragons' Den x3
1304RWal Jest a Minute
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1625S4C Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Eliminator
1700S4CD Mastermind Plant Cymru
1735TV3 All-Star Family Fortunes
1740BBC1 Total Wipeout
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1830SKY1 Don't Forget the LyricsShane Richie runs the risk.
1835BBC1 Britain's Got the Eurovision Factor and Strictly a New Big on Ice Dancer Out of Here!Also BBC-HD.
1915TG4 Survivor Micronesia
1940BBC1 In It to Win It
1955RTE1 Winning Streak
2010TG4 Glor Tire
2040ITV All-Star Family FortunesJennie Bond v Amir Khan.
2100 C4 Celeb Big BrotherS4C 2235.
2100CLAS The Classic FM Quiz With Henry Kelly
2220BBC2 QI 40Have they got a little more QI for you.
2250TV5 Fort Boyard
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain


0510 C4 Countdown
0700VIR1 The Krypton Factor x2
0800VIR1 Fort BoyardAlso 0500.
0900BBC2 Escape From Scorpion Island(15/15) It's the grand final, and we'll be watching from behind our sofa. Also CBBC 1200.
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0900DAVE Dragons' Den x3
0930Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1000DAVE Dragons' Den x2
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1300 C4 Big Brother's Little BrotherS4C 1400.
1400 C4 Unsigned Act
1403RWal Jest a Minute
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1530S4CD Cwis Meddiant
1630CITV Eliminator
1635Mor4 Come Dine With Me
1645 C4 Deal or No Deal
1655ITV The Krypton FactorTV3 at 1700.
1800VIR1 MillionaireAlso 0600.
1800SKY1 Gladiators
1800DAVE UK's Strongest Man 2007 x3
1830RTE1 The All-Ireland Talent Show
1830TV3 Dancing on Ice Special: Ice Queens
1845RCym Y Talwrn
1900FIVR World's Strongest Man
1910ITV Dancing on IceContinues 2130; also TV3.
2000WTCH The Weakest Link
2100 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherS4C 2215.
2100FOOD Celebrity Masterchef x4

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge


0350VIR1 Casino CasinoNot Mo.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Takeshi x2Also 0415, except Mo.
0730 C4 Big Brother's Little BrotherMo 0700.
0900CBBC Best of Friends
0945TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1015TV5 Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place
1020DAVE A Question of Sport
1030CBBC Raven
1100CBBC Bamzooki
1130CBBC Clutter Nutters
1200CBBC Brain-Jitsu
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1245 C5 Going for Gold
1325CBBC Get Your Own Back
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1400ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1445STV Spin Star
1500WTCH Bargain Hunt
1525 C4 CountdownSpeeding into dictionary corner: Alistair Stewart.
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1700ITV Golden BallsSTV 1500, not UTV.
1700 C4 Wogan's Perfect Recall
1700STV House Guest
1700WTCH Masterchef Goes Large
1700SKY1 Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old?
1715BBC1 The Weakest LinkNot Tu.
1730 C4 Come Dine With MePreston this week.
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland not Thursday.
1800DAVE Dragons' Den
2030BBC2 MasterchefMo-We only; Th 2000, not Fr.
2100DAVE QINot Fr.
2140DAVE BuzzcocksNot Mo, Fr.
2220DAVE Mock the Week


0500VIR1 Fort Boyard
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain(17/17) The grand final.
1505BBC1 Kerwhizz
1830Rad4 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons and featuring Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Josie Long, Julian Clary.
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Llangefni (Ynys Mon) v Ysgol Preseli (Crymych).
2000BBC2 University Challenge(26/31) Lincoln Oxford v Queens Cambridge. Scotland 2200.
2000 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherContinues 2200. S4C 2345.
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean
2130S4C Cwis Meddiant

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge


0730CBBC Stake Out
1630CBBC Hot Rods
1740S4CD Mama Mia
1800TG4 Step It Up and Dance
2000TV3 The Biggest Loser US
2100Mor4 Come Dine With Me
2200 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherAlso S4C.


1715CBBC Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
1723TV5 Fort Boyard
1900DAVE Dragons' Den x2
1900ARTS Mastermind 1980
1930BBC1 Chasing the DollarNI only.
1930ARTS What the Dickens
2000 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherContinues 2200. S4C 2200.
2025S4C Cwis Meddiant
2200BBC2 QI


1230BBC7 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueMay 1984. Also 1930.
1640S4C Pwy Ydw I?Also S4CD 1725.
1715CBBC Beat the Boss
1930ITV The Krypton FactorAlso TV3.
2000BBC2 Masterchef
2000ITV2 Pop Idle US
2100 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherS4C 2230.
2100ALBA Cuibhlichean an Fhortain
2130TG4 Feirm Factor


0730CBBC Stake Out
1715CBBC Trapped!
1810RSco Step Back in Time
1830Rad4 The News QuizAndy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Danielle Ward, Fred MacAulay.
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
2030 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherContinues 2200. S4C 2305.
2100BBC1 QI
2100ITV2 Pop Idle US
2100TV3 Superstars of Dance
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200BBC7 Radio ActiveMike Says... Here's a Bit of Talent.

Shortcuts: Highlights | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Challenge



0000Ninja Warrior
0300Eggheads x2To 0400.
0700Stake Out x2
0800The Moment of Truth
0900You Bet!
1000Takeshi x2
1200The Crystal Maze
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Bullseye x3
1630Wipeout x3
1800Joe Pasquale's Price is Right
1900Bruce's Price is Right
1930Family Fortunes x3
2100Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats


As Saturday except

0000Endurance UK x2To 0100
1700Britain's Worst x3To 2000


0000Endurance UK x2
0300Eggheads x2To 0400.
0700Fort Boyard
0800The Crystal Maze
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Wipeout x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Joe Pasquale's Price is Right Special
1400Family Fortunes x6
1700Takeshi x2
1800You Bet!
1900The Biggest Loser UK
2000Joe Pasquale's Price is Right Special
2100Take It or Leave It
2300Bullseye x2


As Monday except

0000Ninja Warrior
0030TakeshiTo 0100
1300Pasquale's Price
1400Wipeout x6To 1700

Wednesday - Friday

As Tuesday except for the 1400 slot

Weds Catchphrase x6 Thur Millionaire x3 Fri One Versus One Hundred x4

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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