TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 18 April 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

New shows this week include the return of Beat the Star (ITV, 6.45 Sunday, or after the football), in which rugbyman Austin Healey is given silly things to do by Vernon Kay. Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9.30 Friday) makes its annual return, and it's preceded by Total Wipeout Fast Forward (BBC1, 8.30 Friday, not Scotland). Digital highlights include a new series of Britain's Next Top Model (Living, 9pm Monday) and Don't Forget the Lyrics (The Satellite Channel, 7pm Sunday). And, while not strictly gameshow, fans of old jokes have a treat in store: Challenge has dug out the original Auntie's Bloomers from 1991 (9pm weeknights), and Tim Vine has 30 seconds to think of a nine-letter word or ten good gags (Countdown, C4 3.25 weekdays).

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03004MUS Shipwrecked 2007
0500 C4 Countdown
0600WTCH Bargain Hunt
0700VIR1 Fort Boyard
0800CBBC Hider in the HouseAlso 1300.
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0925STV wknd@stvIncludes On Safari.
1000CBBC Brain-Jitsu
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2Also 0400. AudioD.
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1100CBBC Best of Friends
1100DAVE Full Metal Challenge
1100VIR1 MillionaireAlso 0600.
1130BBC1 Take on the Takeaway
1130CBBC Stake Out
1155 C4 Shipwrecked 2009S4C 1110.
1200CBBC Da Dick and Dom Dairies
1430CBBC Raven
1430FOOD Masterchef Goes Large x5
1500CBBC Trapped!
1600 C4 Come Dine With Me x5
1610S4C Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700CBBC Escape from Scorpion Island
1735TV3 Pop Idle Us
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1800CBBC Basil's Game Show
1830BBC2 Great British MenuScotland only
1855BBC1 Tonight's the Night New!John Barrowman hosts a singing-and-dancing show, which may or may not contain game show elements. Also BBC-HD.
1910TV3 All-Star Family Fortunes
1955BBC1 One Versus One Hundred
1955ITV Britain's Got TalentAlso TV3, with follow-up shows on ITV2.
2000DAVE Dragons' DenAudioD.
2015RTE1 Winning Streak
2055ITV Hell's KitchenTV3 2155.
2100DAVE Mock the Week Night
2100CLAS Classic Miscellany
2120TG4 Glor Tire
2225BBC2 Buzzcocks
2300Rad4 Counterpoint


03004MUS Shipwrecked 2007
0500 C4 Countdown
0600WTCH Bargain Hunt
0700VIR1 Fort Boyard
0800BBC2 Escape from Scorpion IslandRock Hard Raise, in which the teams compete to strand JK and Joel atop a pile of stones.
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0900VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2Also 0500.
0900CBBC Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
0900DAVE Full Metal Challenge
0930Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1000CBBC Help! Teach is Coming to Stay!
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2AudioD.
1100CBBC Best of Friends
1100VIR1 MillionaireAlso 0600.
1100DAVE Mechannibals x2
1130 C5 The World's Strongest Man
1130CBBC Stake Out
1200CBBC Da Dick and Dom Dairies
1204Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth
1230 C4 Shipwrecked 2009
1300CBBC Hider in the HouseAlso 1700.
1300DAVE Dragons' DenAudioD.
1415ITV Britain's Got Talent
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1630CITV Jungle Run
1645Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1645 C4 Deal or No Deal
1830RTE1 Celebrity BarnestoirEmma O'Driscoll v John McGuire.
1845ITV Beat the Star New!This week, The Challenger is Glenn Clarke from London; The Champion is Austin Healey the rugbyman. There are now eight challenges in the contest, ensuring we'll see six of them. And the whole show is subject to delay, cancellation, or pre-emption if the football goes to extra time.
1845RCym Y Talwrn
1900Sky1 Don't Forget the Lyrics New!Still best on Run the Risk: Shane Richie.
2000 C4 Come Dine With MeBirmingham.
2030TG4 Glas Vegas
2100ITV Hell's KitchenAlso TV3, and subject to the same delay.
2200 C4 Chris Moyles' Quiz NightS4C 2305.
2300DAVE Mock the Week

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03004MUS Shipwrecked 2007
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Take It or Leave ItAudioD.
0900CBBC Blast Lab
0930CBBC Beat the Boss
0940TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1010TV5 Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place
1030CBBC Best of Friends
1100CBBC Hot Rods
1130CBBC Raven: The Island
1200CBBC Escape from Scorpion IslandSeries 2. Above four are Signed on Wed and Thu.
1255 C5 WordplayMo 1245.
1330S4C Deal or No DealNot Fr.
1415S4C Countdown
1500ITV Dickinson's Real DealNot Mo.
1500WTCH The Weakest Link
1520DAVE A Question of Sport
1525 C4 CountdownTim Vine! Excellent!!
1600STV Postcode ChallengeNot Mo.
1615 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1640BBCH Kerwhizz.
1700ITV Taste the NationSTV 1630 following day.
1700DISC Scrapheap Challenge
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1730BBCH RavenSeries 8.
1745CBBC Trapped!
1800BBC2 EggheadsThu: not Scotland.
1830BBC2 Great British MenuThu: not Scotland.
2000FOOD Masterchef Goes Large
2000LIV2 Through the Keyhole
2100ITV Hell's Kitchen


1230BBC7 Foul PlayAlso 1930.
1330Rad4 Counterpoint
1505BBC1 KerwhizzThe Four Season Freeway.
1605BBC1 Beat the Boss
1630CBBC Election
1830Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth
2100LIV Britain's Next Top Model New!
2140DAVE Argumental
2200S4C Cwis Meddiant
2200FIVR Step It Up and Dance
2220DAVE Mock the Week
2305 C4 Chris Moyles' Quiz Night

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0415BBC1 MasterchefSigned.
1605BBC1 Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
1630CBBC Basil's Game Show
2000BBC2 The Speaker
2100Mor4 Come Dine With Me


0315BBC1 MasterchefSigned.
0345 C4 Full Metal Challenge
1625S4C Dawns-Tastig
2100BBC1 The Apprentice
2200BBC2 The Apprentice You're FiredAdrian Chiles and a panel consider the neo-bailoutist scrappage strategy proposed today by Alistair Eyebrows, and ask whether this is likely to prove condusive to fiscal responsibilitism, or will encourage further spendthriftite behaviour. Followed by Jeremy Paxman chatting with this week's winner.
2200ITV2 Celebrity JuiceBrigitte Nielsen and Iain Lee.
2230TG4 Glor Tire Righa and ToghaHighlights.
2330 E4 8 Out of 10 Cats


0325BBC1 MasterchefSigned.
1230BBC7 My MusicApril 1990.
2000ITV2 Pop Idle Us
2100DAVE Dragon's Den
2300Rad4 The Personality TestEve Pollard.
2335BBC2 The Apprentice: You're FiredAn extended discussion.
2350S4C Come Dine With Me


0200DAVE The Apprentice
0225BBC1 MasterchefSigned.
1635BBC1 Trapped!
1900WTCH Total Wipeout Usa
1930BBC1 A Question of SportAllan Lamb, Damon Hill, Jamie Redknapp, HRH Lord Sir Sebastian Coe.
2030BBC1 Total Wipeout Fast Forward New!Richard Hammond goes zzzzzzzap! through the dull bits. Then fills for the remaining 28 minutes. Except in Scotland, where they're showing something different.
2100BBC1 Have I Got News for You New!Frank Skinner adopts the brown suit.
2100ITV2 Pop Idle Us
2100WTCH Ballroom With the B-List
2200BBC2 GeniusGermaine Greer.

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0000Unbeatable Banzuke
0100Home Video Heroezzz x2
0200Pasquale's Price is Right x2
0300Fifteen to One x2To 0400.
0700Takeshi x2AudioD.
0900The Amazing Race
1000Unbeatable Banzuke
1030Ninja Warrior
1200The Crystal MazeAudioD.
1300You Bet!
1500Catchphrase x3
1630TV Bloomers
1830Bullseye x2
1930Family Fortunes x3
2100One Versus One Hundred


As Saturday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100The Amazing Race
0200InterceptorTo 0300.


0000Bullseye x2
0100The Amazing Race
0300Fifteen to One x2To 0400.
0700Unbeatable Banzuke
0800The Crystal MazeAudioD.
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Catchphrase x2
1100Bullseye x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Home Video Heroezzz x2
1400Wipeout x2
1500Supermarket Sweep x2
1600Pasquale's Price is Right x2
1730Ninja Warrior
1800The Crystal MazeAudioD.
1900Family Fortunes x2
2000Pasquale's Price is Right x2To 2100.
2100Auntie's Bloomers New!
23008 Out of 10 Cats

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000Unbeatable Banzuke
0100Home Video Heroezzzz x2
0200Pasquale's Price is Right x2To 0300.
1500Auntie's BloomersTo 1600.

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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

AudioD - Audio Description for the blind

Signed - in-vision British Sign Language translation.

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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