TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 22 August 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

ITV has a brace of new shows for Saturday night: the singeing contest Simon Cowell Annoys (7pm) is followed by Phillip Schofield challenging ordinary people to do ordinary things in The Cube (8.30). Countdown, Deal or No Deal, and Wogan's Perfect Recall return from their summer breaks (C4, from 3.25 Monday), and they're joined by Pointless with Alistair Armstrong (BBC2, 4.30). BBC1 invites us to Wait For It..! (Wednesday 4.05), and the first in a new series of Mastermind graces our screens (BBC2, 8pm Friday). The big one? Shooting Stars is back for a new series (Wednesday 10pm BBC2).

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0355 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0415VIR1 Stake Out x2
0505VIR1 It's Not What You Know
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0825BBC2 Richard Hammond's Blast LabSolar balloons.
0900BBC2 Skate Nation
0900 E4 Shipwrecked 2008
1000CBBC Brain-Jitsu
1225 C4 Big BrotherRepeated from yesterday. Also S4C.
1228Rad4 I Guess That's Why They Call It the News
1340ITV Celeb Millionaire
1500CBBC Trapped!
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700CITV Eliminator
1705 C4 Come Dine With Me
1740BBC1 As Seen on TVIt's almost as if the BBC doesn't have any half-hour entertainments of any intellectual merit. Bring on the (connecting) wall!
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1840BBC1 Total Wipeout
1900ITV Simon Cowell Annoys New!Hounding him out of London, Manchester and Glasgow. Also TV3.
1940BBC1 Guesstimation
2015RTE1 The Big Money Game
2030ITV The Cube New!Phillip Schofield tries to explain the rules of a really complicated game.
2100 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2235. Repeated 0855 tomorrow.
2100CLAS Classic Miscellany
2135RTE1 Charity Lords of the RingLast in the present series. Phew.
2220BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News for YouScotland 2320.
2300Rad4 Round Britain Quiz


0500VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0510 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke
0800BBC2 Da Dick and Dom Dairies
0800VIR1 Gladiators
1005Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1204Rad4 Just a MinuteIn which Gyles Brandreth is asked to summarise "what people dislike about me" in 29 seconds.
1235 C4 Big Brother's Little BrotherS4C 1300. Repeated 0700 tomorrow.
1300ITV The X FactorSTV 1445, TV3 1500.
1500CBBC Trapped!
1600CITV Scary Sleepover
1630S4CD 0 Ond 1
1715Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1800BBC2 Dragons' DenAlso BBC-HD.
1900TV3 Antan Dec's Wanna Bet
2100BBC3 Young, Dumb, and Living Off MumLast in the series. Who will win a round-the-world trip?
2210 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2215. Repeated 0800 tomorrow.
2220BBC1 Wildest DreamsScotland only.

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0415VIR1 Stake OutNot Mo.
0505VIR1 It's Not What You KnowNot Mo.
0700VIR1 Take It or Leave It
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 DealNot Mo.
1415S4C CountdownNot Mo, Fr.
1500ITV Daily Cooks ChallengeNot STV.
1500FIVR SuperstarsMo-We only.
1525 C4 Countdown BackAlastair Stewart turns doughnuts in Dictionary Corner.
1525CBBC Basil's Game Show
1610 C4 Deal or No Deal New!Now extended to 50 minutes for that extra little bit of guesswork.
1630BBC2 Pointless New!Alexander Armstrong asks questions, and the players seek the responses very few other people gave. Scotland not Fr.
1630CBBC Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700ITV Golden BallsNot STV.
1700 C4 Wogan's Perfect Recall New!
1700S4C Come Dine With Me
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1715BBCH The SlammerMo, Tu, Th only.
1730 C4 Come Dine With Me
1800BBC2 Eggheads New!Scotland not Fr.
1800 E4 Big Brother's Little BrotherRepeated 0730 C4 next day.
2000DHL Come Dine With Me
2100EDEN Last Man Standing
2200 C4 Big BrotherRepeated 0750 next day. Tu, We 2100. S4C 0005 Mo, 2305 Tu-We, 2335 Th.


0455 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeSigned.
0505VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1230BBC7 All the Way From MemphisAlso 1930.
1330Rad4 Round Britain QuizNorth v South. The voice of fast leg theory, a train in the sky, a follower in Hannibal's footsteps, and Juan Carlos. What links these to a focus and a directrix? Everything becomes a little clearer in the next Week.
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1830Rad4 Just a MinutePaul Merton and Sue Perkins are in Edinburgh.
2000BBC2 University Challenge BackKing's London v Cardiff
2000FOOD Celebrity Masterchef Goes Large
2030BBC4 Only ConnectMathematicians v last time's losers.
2100LIV Four Weddings
2200TG4 Survivor Gabon
2235BBC1 Would I Lie to You?Marcus Brigstocke, Jamelia, Terry Christian, and CAUTION Jimmy Carr. NI 2335.

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1505BBC1 Kerwhizz
1635BBC1 Beat the Boss
2000BBC3 Virgin Cooks
2200 C4 You Have Been WatchingA 90s special: Phill Jupitus, Victoria Coren, Jack Whitehall, and clips of You Bet! S4C 0005.
2200BRVO Deadliest WarriorGreen Beter v Spetsnaz. It's as if the last fifty years never happened.


1300TV5 La Carte aux TresorsLe Tarn et Garronne.
1605BBC1 Wait For It..! New!Pete Firman's back, with what looks like The Waiting Game done for children. With gunge. BBC-HD 1715.
1715CBBC Trapped!
1930BBC1 Wildest DreamsAlso BBC-HD, not Scotland.
2100BBC2 Dragons' DenFast-food curry trays. Also BBC-HD.
2100DAVE ArgumentalDara O'Briain and Chris Addison.
2200BBC2 Shooting Stars New!With Christine Bleakley from The Nod Show. Also BBC-HD.


0400 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0500 C4 Countdown
1230BBC7 The Personality TestJennie Bond. Also 1930.
1505BBC1 Kerwhizz
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1900RTE1 The Restaurant
2000BBC1 As Seen on TVJoe Pasquale, Angela Griffin, Eamonn Holmes, Dom Joly.
2030ALBA Cocaire nan CocaireanThe grand final.
2100BBC2 Mock the Week
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2340 C4 You Have Been Watching


0415 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0510 C4 Countdown
1525CBBC Basil's Game Show
1605BBC1 Wait For It..!BBC-HD 1715.
1830Rad4 I Guess That's Why They Call It the News
2000BBC2 Mastermind New!Louis Wain, Greeks in Sicily, Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Kurt Vonnegut. Scot 1900, not Wales.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2000WTCH Total Wipe Us Out
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2100 C4 Big BrotherContinues 2235. S4C 2335.
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2335 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 0305.

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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
1400One Versus One Hundred x7
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.
1400In It to Win It x6To 2000.


0000Bullseye x2
0100Ninja Warrior x2
02008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300Bullseye x2To 0400.
0730Fun House
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Fear Factor
1200Ninja Warrior
1230Unbeatable BanzukeAudioD.
1300Catchphrase x2
1500Chain Letters x2
1600Eggheads x2
1700One Versus One Hundred
1800Back in the Day x2
1900Eggheads x2
2000Strike it Rich x2
2100One Versus One Hundred
2200Millionaire x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

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

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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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