TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 19 September 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

There's a new series of Celebrity Family Fortunes, starring people who aren't even families (ITV, 7pm Sunday), and that's followed by Celebrity Come Dine With Me (C4, 8pm Sunday). Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two returns (BBC2, 6.30 weekdays), and Irish viewers get to see The Apprentice (TV3, 9pm Monday) and Glor Tire (TG4, 8pm Saturday). Everyone can enjoy Poetry Slam (Radio 4, 11pm Thursday) and miss Golden Balls (Challenge, 9pm weekdays).

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0130BBC1 Design for LiifeSigned. NI only.
0135S4C 8 Out of 10 Cats
0200DAVE The Apprentice
0325VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2AudioD.
0415VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0450 C4 Countdown
0505VIR1 TV Scrabble x2
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0800VIR1 Fort Boyard
0800DSCI Scrapheap Challenge WeekendEpisodes continue until 2200.
0900BBC2 Skate NationThe grand final.
0940ITV Scratch 'n' Sniff's Den of DoomSTV 1110.
1000CBBC Brain-Jitsu
1025 C4 P. Diddy's Starmaker New!Blah blah fourteen wannabe rappers blah blah elimination blah blah two hours filled blah blah zzzz.
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1200ITV Millionaire
1228Rad4 I Guess That's Why They Call It the News
1300WTCH Total Wipe Us Out AfternoonEpisodes continue until 2000.
1400CBBC Hider in the House
1400LIV2Dirty Dancing The Time of Your Life x5Shown as a tribute to Patrick Swayze.
1500BBC2 Strictly Come DancingA repeat of yesterday's show. Not Scotland.
1525TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1555 C4 Come Dine With Me x5
1555S4C Deal or No Deal
1640S4C 0 Ond 1
1700CITV Jungle Run
1730BBC2 Dragons' DenScotland only.
1740BBC1 As Seen on TV
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1800TV3 Who Dares Sings!Again, we're very sorry.
1900TV3 The CubeWe think they're a week behind the UK. But maybe not.
1900ITV The CubeThe things they'll do to protect Cowell's belt.
1925BBC1 Strictly Come DancingThe first elimination. Also BBC-HD.
1935ESPC The Superstars Challenge of ChampionsFinding the ultimate champion. Our money's on Brian Jacks, but we don't know.
2000ITV Simon Cowell AnnoysDeliberately scheduled to clash with Brucie on the Beeb. Also TV3.
2000TG4 Glor Tire New!Seeking another new Irish country/folk singer.
2002RTR1 Buille Faoi ThuairimStill makes more sense than what's on ITV.
2020RTE1 Winning Streak
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2100BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News for You
2140BBC2 Mock the Week
2300Rad4 Round Britain Quiz
2300RLLY The Sack Race
2310BBC2 Shooting StarsAudioD.


0455 C4 Countdown
0500VIR1 Ninja Warrior
0600VIR1 Millionaire
0700VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0800VIR1 Fort Boyard
0800DSCI Scrapheap Challenge WeekendEpisodes continue until 2200.
0805 C4 The Rat RaceBelfast. Also S4C.
1000Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1300CBBC Hider in the House x2
1305ITV The X FactorTV3 1300.
1400LIV Four Weddings x4See what they did there?
1645 C4 Deal or No Deal
1700CITV Jungle Run
1705Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1730 C4 Scrap ChallengeBlow Football, or how to Appear on Three Channels in One Day.
1900ITV Celebrity Fortunes New!In the format previously known as Family Fortunes, it's Loose Women v Heartbeat.
1900VIR1 Bingolotto: A Commercial Presentation
1945ITV The X FactorEven more auditions, these from Weston-Super-Mare. Also TV3.
2000 C4 Celebity Come Dine With Me New!With Babby Davro of Run the Risk.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2100BBC2 Dragons' Den On Tour
2200BBC7 I Guess That's Why They Call It the News
2300RLLY The Sack Race x2

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0325VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0415VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0505VIR1 TV Scrabble x2Above three not Mo.
0600WTCH Bargain Hunt
0700VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0800BBC2 Trapped
0800VIR1 Bullseye x2
0900VIR1 Millionaire
0905TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
0925CBBC Blast Lab
1000 C4 The Deadly Knowledge Show
1200CBBC Trapped
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1225CBBC RavenCBBC shows Signed We, Th.
1300DMAX Scrapheap Challenge
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C Countdown
1500ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1525 C4 CountdownColin Murray.
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1610 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBC2 Pointless
1700ITV Britain's Best DishYorkshire and Tyne Tees. Not STV.
1700BBCH Clash
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 EggheadsScotland not Th.
1800WTCH Masterchef Goes Large
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two New!Scotland not Th.
2000DHL Come Dine With Me
2300RLLY The Apprentice


0430BBC3 Clever v StupidSigned.
0450 C4 Countdown
0500VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1300TV5 La Carte aux TresorsMorbihan.
1330Rad4 Round Britain QuizScotland v Midlands. In reverse order: the voice of Parklife, Mr. Hopwood, the Midnight Special, the student Abi, Britain's worst driver, and the MP for La Trobe. The list is complete now, but when we give the answer, another will be added. Why?
1605BBC1 School of Silence
1720S4C Mastermind Plant Cymru
1830Rad4 Just a MinuteTony Hawks, Pam Ayres, Sue Perkins, Tim Rice.
2000BBC2 University ChallengeMagdalene Cambridge v St Hugh's Oxford.
2000FOOD Masterchef Goes Large
2030BBC2 Masterchef: The Professionals
2030BBC3 Clever v StupidHairdressers.
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean New!A second run of the cookery show.
2100BBC2 Design for Life
2100ITV2 Hell's Kitchen x2
2100LIV America's Next Top Model
2100TV3 The Apprentice New!Bill Cullen finds another valuable employee.
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200TG4 Survivor Gabon
2235BBC1 Would I Lie to You? Chris Hoy, Ronni Ancona, Danny Wallace, Gabby Logan. Wales 2305, NI 2335.
2300DAVE Buzzcocks

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0215BBC1 Wildest DreamsSigned.
1605BBC1 RavenBBC-HD 1730.
1630CBBC Basil's Game Show
1830S4C Gair am Aur
2000BBC2 Masterchef: The Professionals
2000ITV MillionaireMembers of the public.
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2200 C4 The Big Food FightPatsy Kensit.
2200VIR1 8 Out of 10 Cats
2230VIR1 Shooting Stars


0005 C4 Late Night PokerS4C 0240 Fri.
1230BBC7 Trivia Test Match Old!With Paul Merton, from 1992. Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Wait For It..!BBC-HD 1730.
1700S4C Crafwr
1715CBBC Trapped!
1830S4C Shotolau
2000BBC2 Masterchef The Professionals x2
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2130BBC2 Dragons' Den Online
2200BBC2 Shooting StarsAlso BBC-HD.
2350BBC2 Dragons' Den On Tour


0500 C4 Countdown
1230BBC7 The Personality TestAntony Worrall-Thompson. Also 1930.
1600ESPT Strongest Man New!Finland.
1605BBC1 RavenBBC-HD 1730.
1900BBC2 MastermindWales only. Last week's edition.
2000ITV2 Paris Hilton's Best Friend Forever
2015BBC2 Masterchef: The Professionals
2025S4C Mastermind Plant Cymru
2200BBC2 Mock the WeekThe very show of Milton Jones. NI 2320.
2300Rad4 Poetry Slam New!Competitive poetry.


0055BBC1 Design for LifeSigned. NI 0015 Saturday.
0455 C4 Countdown
1230BBC7 Scandals Old!The gossip show with Gyles Brandreth. Also 1930.
1605BBC1 Wait For It..!BBC-HD 1730.
1735TV5 La Carte Aux Tresors
1810RSco SwotsStudents include Michelle McManus.
1830Rad4 The News Quiz New!Series 69 starts here.
1930 C4 Celeb Come Dine With Me
2000BBC2 MastermindGroucho Marx, Dorothy Whipple, Battle of Britain, Thomas Arnold. Not Wales.
2000ARTS Art Race
2025S4C 0 Ond 1
2030BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAlso BBC-HD.
2030 C4 The Big Food Fight
2200BBC2 QIEngland, NI only.

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0000Bullseye x2
0100Distraction x2
0200Takeshi x2
0300It's Not What You KnowTo 0400.
0700Bullseye x2
0800Wipeout x2
090060 Minute Makeover x2
1100Play Your Cards Right x2
1200The Crystal Maze
1400Celeb Millionaire x6
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100Take It or Leave It
2200One Versus One Hundred
2300Shooting Stars x2


As Saturday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100Wipeout x2
0200Play Your Cards Right x2
0300Family Fortunes x2To 0400.
1400The Weakest Link x5
1900Bingolotto: A Commercial PresentationTo 2000.


0000Bullseye x2
0100Wipeout x2
0200Play Your Cards Right x2
0300Family Fortunes x2To 0400.
0700Ninja Warrior x2
0800Takeshi x2
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Wipeout x2
1200Play Your Cards Right x2
1300Catchphrase x2
1500Chain Letters x2
1600The Crystal Maze
1700Ninja Warrior x2
1800Takeshi x2
1900Eggheads x2
2000Catchphrase x2
2100Golden Balls New!Bring on the Wonderwall! Er, or not.
2200Millionaire x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100Distraction x2
0200Takeshi x2
0300It's Not What You KnowTo 0400.
1500Golden BallsTo 1600.

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Channel abbreviations

4MUS4 Music
ABSRAbsolute Radio
ARTSSky Arts
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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