TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 15 August 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

We're not sure if 100 Million or Bust (Radio 5, 11am Saturday) is a game show as we know it. We do know that Charity Lords of the Ring (RTE1, from Saturday) is celebrity knock-out boxing; as the name suggests, it's for charity, mate. Irish viewers also get to see Wanna Bet? (TV3, 7pm Sunday), Antan Dec's show for the Americans. BBC3 has Virgin Cooks (8pm Tuesday), Radio 4 says I Guess That's Why They Call It the News (6.30 Friday), and Challenge wonders how to play Chain Letters (3pm weekdays).

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0405 C4 Full Metal Challenge
0505VIR1 It's Not What You Know
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0825BBC2 Richard Hammond's Blast LabWind.
0900BBC2 Skate Nation
0910 E4 Shipwrecked 2008
1000CBBC Brain-Jitsu
1100Rad5 100 Million or Bust New!It may or may not be a game show, loosely based on the football transfer window.
1230 C4 Big BrotherRepeated from yesterday. Also S4C.
1250ITV Celeb Millionaire
1400LIV2 America's Next Top Model x5
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1610S4C Deal or No Deal
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700CITV Eliminator
1740 C4 Come Dine With Me
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1820BBC1 The Weakest Link New!Boxing, clever or otherwise.
1850ITV2 Xtra FactorA recap of last year's shows, suggesting only that this year's series is a week shorter.
1920BBC1 Total Wipeout
2005RTE1 The Big Money Game
2020BBC1 Guesstimation
2100CLAS Classic Miscellany
2110 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2355. Repeated 0855 tomorrow.
2130RTE1 Charity Lords of the Ring New!Yes, it's Celebrity Strictly Come Boxing On Canvas.
2215BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News for YouNot Wales.
2300Rad4 Round Britain Quiz


0400 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0405BBC4 Only ConnectSigned.
0500VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700BBC2 Da Dick and Dom Dairies
0700VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke
0800VIR1 Gladiators
1000Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1225 C4 Big Brother's Little BrotherS4C 1300. Repeated 0700 tomorrow.
1400LIV2 America's Next Top Model x5
1430S4C Countdown x2
1430CBBC Raven
1500CBBC Trapped!
1600S4C Deal or No Deal x2
1600CITV Scary Sleepover
1600BBCH Dragons' DenThere's no BBC2 narrative repeat.
1630S4CD 0 Ond 1
1700CBBC Clash
1715Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1830TV3 Total Xposure
1900TV3 Antan Dec's Wanna Bet New!The dynamic duo's foray into the Overseas market.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2305. Repeated 0800 tomorrow.
2100BBC3 Young, Dumb, and Living Off Mum
2220BBC1 Wildest DreamsScotland only.
2250BBC2 Mock the Week

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0415VIR1 Stake OutNot Mo.
0505VIR1 It's Not What You KnowNot Mo.
0700VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0710BBC2 Kerwhizz
0800VIR1 The Pyramid Show with Donny Osmond x2
0940TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1010TV5 Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place
1030CBBC Raven The Secret TempleSigned We, Th.
1055 C4 Shipwrecked 2009
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1230ITV For the Rest of Your Life
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1430CBBC Raven
1500ITV Daily Cooks ChallengeNot STV.
1500FIVR SuperstarsAnother chance to see the 2008 teams event.
1510 C4 Come Dine With Me x2
1525CBBC Basil's Game Show
1610 C4 Deal or No DealLittle Noely's Hall of Fate.
1630CBBC Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700ITV Golden BallsNot STV.
1700 C4 Come Dine With Me x2Also S4C We-Fr.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1750CBBC Da Dick and Dom DairiesNot Fr.
1800 E4 Big Brother's Little BrotherRepeated 0730 C4 next day.
2000DHL Come Dine With Me
2100EDEN Last Man StandingThe station previously known as UK Horizons and UKTV Documentary meets people who could smash it to a pulp with their little finger.
2200 C4 Big BrotherRepeated 0750 next day. Tu, We 2100. S4C 2335 Mo, 2305 Tu-Th.


0415 C4 Full Metal Challenge
0500 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeSigned.
0505VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1230BBC7 All the Way From MemphisAlso 1930.
1330Rad4 Round Britain QuizWales v Northern Ireland. The creator of Cacofonix and Anticlimax, the priest for a lampyrida, an entry in an open-high-low-close chart. Will these drive out James Stewart and Kim Novak? We'll explain all in the next Week.
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1830Rad4 Just a MinutePaul Merton, Shappi Khorsandi, Gyles Brandreth, Kit Hesketh-Harvey.
2000FOOD Celebrity Masterchef Goes Large
2030BBC4 Only ConnectChessmen v Rugby Boys.
2100LIV Four Weddings
2200TG4 Survivor Gabon
2235BBC1 Would I Lie to You?NI 2335.

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2000BBC3 Virgin Cooks New!People who don't usually prepare food are asked to prepare food competitively.
2100BBC4 We Need Answers
2135RTE1 Charity Lords of the RingLucy Kennedy and Barry McGuigan as two more Irish celebs box each other.
2200 C4 You Have Been WatchingDavid Mitchell, Holly Walsh, Ben Miller. S4C 0105.
2200BRVO Deadliest WarriorViking v Samurai. For Charlie Brooker's fans, repeats at 9pm Wednesday. And 11pm Saturday, but you'll be reading Screenburn.


1300TV5 La Carte aux TresorsLes Bouches-du-Rhone.
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1715CBBC Trapped!
1930BBC1 Wildest DreamsThe final. Also BBC-HD. Not Scotland.
2100BBC2 Dragons' DenTrying to out-classic Clash. Also BBC-HD. Subject to delay if the athletics over-runs.
2100DAVE ArgumentalAthletics ... over-runs. Sean Lock and Phill Jupitus provide some funnier jokes.
2135RTE1 Charity Lords of the RingCor, this press release goes on. Blether yadda "emotional journey" gumph. Where's An Bord Serrrrnip?


0400 C4 Full Metal Challenge
0455 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
1230BBC7 The Personality TestThe Ubiquitous Gyles Brandreth. Also 1930.
1505BBC1 Kerwhizz
1630CBBC The Sorcerer's Apprentice
2000BBC1 As Seen on TVBradley Walsh, Hardeep Singh-Koli, Arlene Phillips, Dermot Murnaghan.
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean
2100BBC2 Mock the Week
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2340 C4 You Have Been Watching


0400 C4 Full Metal Challenge
0455 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
1525CBBC The Slammer
1605BBC1 Basil's Game Show
1830Rad4 I Guess That's Why They Call It the News New!Fred MacAulay and guests play around with the week's headlines. Sounds a bit like a radio version of Mock the Week.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2000WTCH Total Wipe Us Out
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2100 C4 Big BrotherContinues 2235. S4C 2305.
2100DAVE Mock the Week

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0000The Weakest Link
0100Fear Factor
0200Catchphrase x2
0300It's Not What You KnowTo 0400.
0700Cruel Summer x2
0800Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0900Ninja Warrior x2
1000You Bet!
1200The Crystal Maze
1300The Amazing Race
1400Wheel of Fortune x12
2000Family Fortunes x2
22008 Out of 10 Cats x4


As Saturday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100Ninja Warrior x2
02008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300Bullseye x2To 0400.
1400Take It or Leave It x6To 2000.


0000Bullseye 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
1500Chain Letters x2 Old!David Spikey and Wordsworth the computer.
1600Eggheads x2
1700One Versus One Hundred
1800Back in the Day x2
1900Eggheads x2
2000Strike it Rich x2
2100One Versus One Hundred
2200Millionaire x2

Tuesday - Wednesday

As Monday except

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

Thursday - Friday

As Tuesday except

1100InterceptorAlso 0100 next day. To 1200.

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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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