TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 29 August 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlight of the week is, of course, the Only Connect final (BBC4, Monday 8.30). The supporting acts include the Total Wipeout Championship of Champions (BBC1, Saturday 6.30). There's a return for Scrapheap Challenge (C4, Sunday 5.25), more Celebrity Millionaire (ITV, Tuesday 8pm), and Paris Hilton finds another Best Friend (ITV2, Thursday 8pm). We'll prefer Swots (Radio Scotland, Friday 6.10).

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0415VIR1 Stake Out x2
0505VIR1 It's Not What You Know
0510 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0825BBC2 Richard Hammond's Blast LabAir pressure.
0900BBC2 Skate Nation
0900 E4 Shipwrecked 2008
1000BBC2 Best of Friends
1000CBBC Brain-Jitsu
1030BBC2 Hider in the House
1055ITV Celeb Millionaire
1100WTCH Hole in the Wall LunchtimeTo 1540.
1220 C4 Big BrotherRepeated from yesterday. Also S4C.
1228Rad4 I Guess That's Why They Call It the News
1500CBBC Trapped!
1540WTCH Total Wipe Us Out x2
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700BBC2 PointlessScotland only.
1700CITV Eliminator
1700 C4 Come Dine With Me x4
1730BBC1 As Seen on TV
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1800TV3 The CubeAs seen in the UK last week.
1830BBC1 Total Wipeout Championship of ChampionsHe's fallen into the water.
1830BBC2 Eggheads.
1900ITV Simon Cowell AnnoysNot welcome in Birmingham or Newcastle. Also TV3.
1930BBC1 Guesstimation
2015ITV The Cube
2100BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News for YouScotland 2130.
2100BBC2 Mock the WeekScotland only.
2115 C4 Big BrotherS4C 0000. Repeated 0855 tomorrow.
2130RTE1 The Big Money Game
2140BBC2 Shooting StarsScotland 2210.
2210BBC2 Shooting Stars: The Inside StoryScotland 2240.
2300Rad4 Round Britain Quiz


0400 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0455 C4 Countdown
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0800BBC2 Da Dick and Dom Dairies
0800VIR1 Gladiators
1005Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1130BBC2 Ready Steady Cook
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1235 C4 Big Brother's Little BrotherS4C 1250. Repeated 0630 tomorrow.
1240ITV The X FactorSTV 1445, TV3 1500.
1500CBBC Trapped!
1600CITV Scary Sleepover
1600S4CD 0 Ond 1
1615S4C Deal or No Deal
1635 C4 Deal or No Deal
1705Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1725 C4 Scrap Challenge New!Chariots. Dick Strawbridge takes over the show formerly known as Scrapheap, only now without the heap.
1800BBC1 Wildest DreamsScotland only.
1900BBC2 Dragons' DenAlso BBC-HD.
1900TV3 Antan Dec's Wanna Bet
2100DAVE QI Night
2200 C4 Big BrotherS4C 2220. Repeated 0800 tomorrow.
2200BBC7 I Guess That's Why They Call It the News

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0415VIR1 Stake OutNot Mo.
0505VIR1 It's Not What You KnowNot Mo.
0600WTCH Bargain Hunt
0700VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0800VIR1 The Pyramid Show with Donny Osmond x2
0900VIR1 Millionaire
0940TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1010TV5 Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place
1030BBC2 The Slammer
1215BBC1 Bargain HuntMo 1230.
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1400ITV House GiftCompetitive present giving.
1415S4C Countdown
1500ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1525 C4 CountdownPaul Zenon gasses in Dictionary Corner.
1525CBBC Basil's Game Show
1610 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 Pointless
1630TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1700ITV Golden BallsNot STV.
1700 C4 Wogan's Perfect Recall
1715BBC1 The Weakest LinkMo 1745.
1730 C4 Come Dine With Me
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland not Fr.
1800 E4 Big Brother's Little BrotherRepeated 0730 C4 next day.
2100RLLY The Sack Race x2 New!This'll be UKTV Really, the channel previously known as The Garden Network (!)
2200 C4 Big BrotherRepeated 0750 next day. We 2100. S4C 2320 Mo, 2305 Tu-We, 2335 Th.
2300RLLY The Apprentice New!A demonstration of workplace bullying.


A bank holiday in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

0455 C4 Countdown
0505VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0600DHL Come Dine With Me DayEndless episodes until 0600 tomorrow.
1230BBC7 All the Way From MemphisAlso 1930.
1230ITV For the Rest of Your Life
1300BRVO UK's Strongest Man 2008 x5The whole contest. To 1800.
1330Rad4 Round Britain QuizNorth v South. A once-proposed long wave radio station from the Netherlands, one-thousand-millionth of the inventor of alternating current, and the Pontevedrin ambassador to Paris. Why does the sage of Cricklewood's daughter brook no error term? Answer in the next Week.
1830Rad4 Just a MinutePaul Merton and Sue Perkins are still in Edinburgh.
2000BBC2 University ChallengeNewnham Cambridge v Sussex.
2000FOOD Celebrity Masterchef Goes Large
2030BBC4 Only ConnectCambridge Quiz Society v Rugby Boys in the Grand Final.
2100LIV Four Weddings
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200BBC1 Would I Lie to You?Miranda Hart, Clive Anderson, Claudia Winkelman, Jason Mandord.
2200TG4 Survivor Gabon

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0100BBC1 Wildest DreamsSigned, AudioD. Not Scotland.
0400 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0455 C4 Full Metal Challenge
1505BBC1 Kerwhizz
1635BBC1 Beat the Boss
1900BBC2 MastermindWales only.
2000ITV Millionaire New!Zoe Lucker and John Suchet.
2000BBC3 Virgin Cooks
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200BBC2 Mock the Week.
2200BRVO Deadliest WarriorPirate v Knight.


0325VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke
1030ESPC The SuperstarsEuropean final, 1976. This channel is ESPN Classic, now available on cable as well as satellite.
1300TV5 La Carte aux TresorsLes Alpes-Maritimes.
1605BBC1 Wait For It..!BBC-HD 1715.
1715CBBC Trapped!
2100BBC2 Dragons' DenToothpaste squeezers. Last in the present series. Also BBC-HD.
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2200BBC2 Shooting StarsWith Gregg Wallace from Masterchef. Also BBC-HD.


0400 C4 Scrapheap Challenge
0455 C4 Countdown
1230BBC7 The Personality TestRoy Hattersley. Also 1930.
1505BBC1 Kerwhizz
1605BBC1 Best of Friends
1900RTE1 The Restaurant
2000BBC1 As Seen on TVLaurie Brett, James Fleet, Jodie Prenger, Clare Balding. Last in the present series, thankfully.
2000ITV2 Paris Hilton's Best Friend Forever New!Oh dear.
2100BBC2 Mock the WeekHolly Walsh and Stuart Francis.


0355 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeSigned.
0450 C4 Countdown
1525CBBC Basil's Game Show
1605BBC1 Wait For It..!BBC-HD 1715.
1810RSco SwotsMiles Jupp presides in what might be a radio version of School's Out.
1830Rad4 I Guess That's Why They Call It the News
2000BBC2 MastermindApple Records, Robespierre, Paul Auster, heavyweight boxing champs 1882-1929.
2000DAVE Whose Line x2
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2030 C4 Big BrotherLast night of the present series. Concludes 2235. S4C begins 2235. Not Wales.
2200BBC2 QINot Wales.

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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
1400Family Fortunes x14
22008 Out of 10 Cats x4


As Saturday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100Ninja Warrior x2
02008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300Bullseye x2To 0400.
1400The Weakest Link x6
2000Family Fortunes x2To 2100.


0000Bullseye x2
0100Ninja Warrior x2
02008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0300Bullseye x2To 0400.
0730Fun House
0900The Crystal Maze
1000Fear Factor
1200Ninja Warrior x14
1900Bruce's Price is Right
1930Play Your Cards Right
2000Bruce's Price is Right
2030Play Your Cards Right
2100One Versus One Hundred
2200Millionaire x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000The Weakest Link
0100Distraction x2
0200The People Versus x2
0300It's Not What You KnowAudioD. To 0400.
1100The Crystal Maze
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 x2To 2100

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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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