TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 14 March 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

Two new shows for daytime: A Question of Genius (BBC2, 4.30) has Kirsty Wark asking difficult questions, and Taste the Nation (ITV, 5pm, not Scotland) has Nick Hancock hosting an inter-country cook-off. Fiver has Step It Up and Dance (9pm Monday), and Genius moves from the wireless to BBC2 (10pm Friday, England and Scotland only).

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0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700DAVE A Question of Sport
0700VIR1 Fear Factor
0730CBBC Stake Out
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0830BBC2 Richard Hammond's Blast LabAdd vitamin tablet to cola.
0900BBC2 Who Wants to be a Superhero?This week, Dr. Dark has thrown gunk into the water.
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0925STV wknd@stvIncludes Get Wet.
0930CBBC Basil's Game Show
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2Also 0400.
1100CBBC Best of Friends
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1100VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
1140ITV Dancing on IceSTV 1335, TV3 1545.
1155 C4 Shipwrecked 2009S4C 1210.
1250BBC2 Superagents
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1500WTCH The Weakest LinkHeadliners.
1600 C4 Come Dine With Me x5
1600FOOD Chefs and the City x5Amateur versus professional cooks, with Hardeep Singh Get 100.
1630CITV Jungle Run
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1715S4C Celeb Come Dine With Me
1735TV3 Pop Idle US
1740S4CD Cwis Meddiant
1745S4C Deal or No Deal
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1845ITV The Colour of Money
1930BBC2 MastermindWales only.
1945ITV Antan Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Your MoneyThis week, the prison celebs are human flies. Also TV3.
1955BBC1 Let's Dance for Comic ReliefThe final.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2005RTE1 Winning Streak
2005S4C Cor Cymru 2009CF1 and Cordydd (Cardiff), Tempus (Pembrokeshire), Cor Eifionydd (Gwynedd).
2015TG4 Glor Tire
2100DAVE Buzzcocks Night
2100CLAS Classic Miscellany
2300Rad4 Counterpoint
2325BBC1 A Question of Sport


0600VIR1 Millionaire
0600WTCH Bargain Hunt
0700VIR1 Fear Factor
0730CBBC Stake Out
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0900BBC2 The Sorcerer's ApprenticeIllusions.
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0930Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1000CBBC Help! Teach is Coming to Stay!
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2Also 0500.
1100CBBC Best of Friends
1100VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1225 C4 Shipwrecked 2009
1315ITV The Colour of Money
1400LIV America's Next Top Model x4
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1600S4C Celeb Come Dine With Me x3
1600FOOD Celebrity Masterchef x5
1630CITV Jungle Run
1635Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1645 C4 Deal or No Deal
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1800SKY1 Gladiators
1830RTE1 The All-Ireland Talent ShowThe grand final. Also 2030.
1845RCym Y Talwrn
1910ITV Dancing on IceContinues 2115; also TV3.
2000 C4 Come Dine With MeSouthampton.
2030TG4 Glas Vegas
2100WTCH The Weakest LinkComic Relief.
2140DAVE Mock the Week

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0300BBC1 MasterchefWith sign-language interpretation. Not Mon, approximate time.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Takeshi x2Also 0415, except Mo.
0900CBBC Best of Friends
0930 C4 The Deadly Knowledge Show
0940TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1010TV5 Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place
1025CBBC Get 100
1055CBBC 50/50
1130CBBC Escape from Scorpion Island
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1245 C5 Going for GoldLast week of the present series.
1320CBBC Suspect
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1400ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1500STV Golden Balls
1525 C4 CountdownColin Murray (Friday: Brian Capron).
1520DAVE A Question of Sport
1600STV Postcode Challenge
1600CBBC Raven - The Dragon's EyeAlso BBC-HD 1930.
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 A Question of Genius New!Kirsty Wark invites ten people to knock each other out and potentially win £5000. Also BBC-HD, NI 1715 Tu.
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700ITV Taste the Nation New!Nick Hancock finds the UK's best cook, in a show organised county-by-county. STV 1630 following day.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 Eggheads
1900BBCH The Slammer
2100FOOD Eating with the Enemy


0500VIR1 Bullseye x2
1330Rad4 Counterpoint
1505BBC1 KerwhizzCrazy Racy Golf.
1630STV Britain's Best Dish Celebrity Special
1830Rad4 Just a MinuteA panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons and featuring Paul Merton, Chris Neill, Tony Hawks, Justin Moorhouse. Last in the series, it's The Unbelievable Truth next.
1830S4C Pen CampauYsgol Gyfun Gwynllyw (Pontypool) v Ysgol Bro Morgannwg (Barry).
2030BBC4 The Book QuizJake Arnott and Wendy Holden v Joan Bakewell and Charlie Higson. Signed repeat at 0250 Wed.
2100FIVR Step It Up and Dance New!Imported dancing for the public show.
2100LIV America's Next Top Model
2130S4C Cwis Meddiant
2220DAVE Buzzcocks
2300DAVE Mock the Week

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1630CBBC Hot Rods
2100Mor4 Come Dine With Me
2100DAVE Mock the Week


1625S4C Dawns-Tastig
2025S4C Cwis MeddiantBethesda v Tregaron.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200BBC2 BuzzcocksNot NI.
2200ITV2 Celebrity JuiceWith David van Day of Dollar, and Dave Berry of Ottawa's estate agency.


1230BBC7 All the Way from MemphisAlso 1930.
1715CBBC Beat the Boss
2000ITV2 Pop Idle US
2100BBC1 Comic Relief Does The Apprentice
2100ITV2 Paris Hilton's British Best Friend
2100DAVE Dragons' Den
2215RTE1 Dragons' Den
2230S4C Come Dine With Me
2300Rad4 The Personality Test New!Janet Street-Porter.


1700CBBS Kerwhizz
1715CBBC Trapped!
1930BBC1 A Question of Sport
1930BBC2 MastermindJackie Stewart, Wendy Holden, Jonore de Balzac, Kraftwerk. Not Wales.
2100BBC1 QI
2100S4C Bwrw'r Bar
2100ITV2 Pop Idle US
2100WTCH Ballroom With the B-List
2145S4C Cor Cymru 2009
2200BBC2 Genius New!Dave Gorman introduces ideas to improve humankind. CAUTION: contains Catherine Tate. NI 2335, not Wales.

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0000Unbeatable Banzuke
0100Ninja Warrior
0200Karaoke Challenge x2
0300Fifteen to One x2To 0400.
0700Takeshi x4
0900InterceptorThis week: "I'm in a battlefield!"; and "Oh, do get on with it."
1100The Crystal Maze x2
1300You Bet!
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Catchphrase x3
1630Family Fortunes x3
1800WipeoutAlso 1900, 2000
1830Bruce's Price is RightAlso 1930, 2030
2100Celeb Weakest Link
2300Take It or Leave It


As Saturday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100TakeshiTo 0200.


0000Bullseye x2
0100Takeshi x2
0200Karaoke Challenge x2
0300Fifteen to One x2To 0400.
0700Unbeatable Banzuke
0800The Crystal Maze
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Postcode Challenge x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Take It or Leave It
1400Postcode Challenge x2
1500Supermarket Sweep x2
1730Ninja Warrior
1800The Crystal Maze
1900Family Fortunes x2
2000Catchphrase x2
2100Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000Unbeatable Banzuke
0100Ninja Warrior
0130BanzaiTo 0200.

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Channel abbreviations

4MUS4 Music
ABSRAbsolute Radio
BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
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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