TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 25 July 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

After the swathes of new shows in recent weeks, it's a quieter set of programmes this week. Gyles Brandreth is back with Knowitalls (BBC2, 6.30 Monday), in which people try to impress with their knowledge of stuff. Golden Balls (5pm Monday, ITV except Scotland) returns, as does Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30 Monday). And, just for good measure, this column's cockeyed tribute to Round Britain Quiz is back, leaving everyone punchdrunk even after they've seen the answer and had it explained to them.

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0140DAVE The Apprentice
0500VIR1 The Pyramid Show with Donny Osmond x2
0525 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0600BRV2 Fear Factor Australia x2
0700VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0830BBC2 Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
0900BBC2 Skate Nation
0940 E4 Shipwrecked 2008
1000CBBC Brain-JitsuAlso 1700.
1000DAVE Whose Line Is it Anyway? x2
1030Rad4 Soho StoriesGame shows feature prominently in a history of the UK's independent TV production industry.
1225 C4 Big BrotherRepeated from yesterday. Also S4C.
1230BBC7 Whose Line Is it Anyway?Also 2230.
1345ITV Celeb Millionaire
1430CBBC Raven
1445ITV Beat the Star With Vernon KayGreg Rusedski in the best episode.
1500CBBC Trapped!
1500WTCH Total Wipe Us Out x4
1600S4C Countdown x2
1630DRT Come Dine With Me x5
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700CITV Eliminator
1705 C4 Come Dine With Me x4
1730S4C Deal or No Deal x2
1800BBC1 The Weakest LinkSporting heroes, with Chris Hoy, Tom Daley, and Paul Gascoigne.
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1850BBC1 Total Wipeout
1940ITV Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
1950BBC1 Guesstimation
2025RTE1 The Big Money Game
2100CLAS Classic Miscellany
2130 C4 Big BrotherS4C 0000. Repeated 0855 tomorrow.
2150BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News for You
2230 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats
2300Rad4 Round Britain Quiz


0400 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeSigned.
0455 C4 Countdown
0500VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0600BRV2 Fear Factor Australia
0700VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke
0800BBC2 Da Dick and Dom Dairies
0800VIR1 Gladiators
1000WTCH Total Wipe Us Out DayTo 2000.
1005Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1204Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1320 C4 Big Brother's Little BrotherS4C 1230. Repeated 0700 tomorrow.
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1500BBC7 Whose Line is it Anyway?
1530S4C Countdown
1600CITV Scary Sleepover
1600BBCH Maestro!Who will be the last conductor standing?
1630S4C Countdown
1700CBBC Clash
1715Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1715S4C Deal or No Deal
1845RCym Y Talwrn
1900BBC2 Dragons' DenNot NI; also BBC-HD.
1900Sky1 Don't Forget the Lyrics
1900TV3 Total Xposure
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2310. Repeated 0800 tomorrow.
2200BBC2 Mock the Week
2220BBC1 Wildest DreamsScotland only.
2250 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats

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0505VIR1 The Pyramid Show With Donny OsmondNot Mo.
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0600DISC Scrapheap Challenge
0700VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0710BBC2 Kerwhizz
0800BBC2 Who Wants to be a Superhero?
0800DAVE Dragons' Den
0940TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1000CBBC Hider in the House
1010TV5 Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place
1030CBBC Best of FriendsSigned We, Th.
1255 C5 Wordplay
1430CBBC Raven
1500ITV Daily Cooks ChallengeNot STV.
1500FIVR Britain's Strongest Man
1525CBBC The Slammer
1615 C4 Deal or No DealThese are repeats; we feel a summer break coming.
1630BBC2 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth IsMo-We only.
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1635BBCH Kerwhizz
1700ITV Golden Balls New!Bring back The Fuse. Not STV.
1700 C4 Wogan's Perfect RecallAlso S4C except Fri.
1730CITV Jungle Run
1730 C4 Come Dine With MeEast Yorkshire; repeat.
1750CBBC Da Dick and Dom DairiesNot Fr.
1800BBC2 Eggheads
1800 E4 Big Brother's Little BrotherRepeated 0730 C4 next day.
1830BBC2 Knowitalls New!Gyles Brandreth invites teams to pool their knowledge before facing the experts. Fri: NI 2200.
2200 C4 Big BrotherRepeated 0750 next day. Tu, We 2100. S4C 2335 Mo, 2335 Tu, 2305 We, 2305 Th.


0210BBC4 Only ConnectSigned.
0400 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeSigned.
0455 C4 Countdown
0505VIR1 Ninja Warrior
1230BBC7 Who Goes There?Also 1930.
1330Rad4 Round Britain QuizSo, here's the first questions of our own devising... "David and Tanya's route to 28. A different look - but the same colour - for a tubby scooter rider. Gone a round with Eva's boyfriend? There's gold in them thar Flame Spray Technologies." Explanation in Sunday's edition of the Week.
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1630CBBC Blast Lab
1830Rad4 Just a Minute New!Sue Perkins, Pam Ayres, Tony Hawks, Tim Rice.
2000BBC2 University ChallengeClare Cambridge v Jesus Oxford.
2000FOOD Celebrity Masterchef Goes Large
2030BBC4 Only ConnectHistory Boys v Rugby Boys.
2100DAVE QI x2
2100LIV Four Weddings
2200TG4 Survivor Gabon
2220DAVE Mock the Week x2

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0000SCIF Who Wants to be a Superhero? x2 New!The original series, from 2006, repeated over three nights.
1635BBC1 ClashSinging, with Lesley Garrett. Also BBC-HD.
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2100Mor4 Come Dine With Me
2100DAVE QI x2
2200 C4 You Have Been WatchingS4C 0140.
2220DAVE Mock the Week x2
2350SCIF Who Wants to be a Superhero? x2


0140DAVE The Apprentice
0830BBC7 Whose Line Is It Anyway?Also 2200.
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1715CBBC Trapped!
1930BBC1 Wildest DreamsAlso BBC-HD. Not Scotland.
2100BBC2 Dragons' DenA wheelie-bin accessory. Also BBC-HD.
2100DAVE QI x2
2220DAVE Mock the Week x2


0030SCIF Who Wants to be a Superhero? x2
0500 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
1230BBC7 My MusicAlso 1930.
1630CBBC The Sorcerer's Apprentice
2000BBC1 As Seen on TVPeter Serafinowicz, James Martin, Michelle Collins, Debra Stephenson.
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean
2100ITV2 America's Got Talent
2100BBC2 Mock the Week
2100DAVE QI x2
2130BBC2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks
2220DAVE Mock the Week x2
2340 C4 You Have Been Watching


0140DAVE The Apprentice
0500 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
1230BBC7 Does the Team Think?Also 1930.
1525CBBC The Slammer
1605BBC1 Basil's Game Show
1700S4C Come Dine With Me
2000WTCH Strictly Come Dancing
2100 C4 Big BrotherContinues 2235. S4C 2340.
2100DAVE QI x2
2100DRT Come Dine With Me x5
2200BBC2 QINot NI.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 0115 next week.
2220DAVE Mock the Week

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0000The Weakest Link
0100Fear Factor
0200Catchphrase x2
0300It's Not What You KnowTo 0400.
0700Cruel Summer x2
0800Fun House x2
0900You Bet!
1000Ninja Warrior x2
1200The Crystal Maze x2AudioD.
1400Take It or Leave It
1500The Weakest Link x5
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100Take It or Leave It
22008 Out of 10 Cats x2
2300Bullseye x2


As Saturday except

0000Home Video Heroezzz x2
0100Ninja Warrior x2
02008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300Bullseye x2To 0400.
1500Millionaire x5


0000Home Video Heroezzz x2
0100Ninja Warrior x2
02008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300Bullseye x2To 0400.
0700You Bet!
0900Fun House
1000The Crystal MazeAudioD.
1100Fear Factor
1200Ninja Warrior
1230Unbeatable BanzukeAudioD.
1300Catchphrase x2
150060 Minute Makeover
1600Through the Keyhole x2 New!Some episodes AudioD.
1700Ninja Warrior
1730Unbeatable BanzukeAudioD.
1800The Crystal MazeAudioD.
1900Eggheads x2
2100One Versus One Hundred New!
2200Millionaire x2

Tuesday - Wednesday

As Monday except

0000The Weakest Link
0100Fear Factor
0200Catchphrase x2
0300It's Not What You KnowAudioD. To 0400.

Thursday - Friday

As Tuesday except

0800GladiatorsTo 0900.

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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)
COMCComedy Central
COMXComedy Central Extra
DISNDisney Channel
DRT Discovery Real Time
DSCIDiscovery Science
ESP2Eurosport 2
HTV HTV (ITV in Wales; Wales only unless noted)
ITV ITV (Network unless otherwise noted)
LIV UK Living TV
LIV2UK Living TV 2
MENMMen and Motors
MOR4More 4
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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