TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 5 December 2009

Schedules are subject to change.

We're still dredging through the detritus of the schedules, and (once again) giving thanks for BBC4. A season on games and pastimes is not strictly on-topic, but may well be of interest - we're particularly looking forward to Games Britannia (9pm Mon). After narrating the Kit Williams show last week, Janet Ellis returns with Going to Pieces In the Box, a brief history of the jigsaw (Radio 4, 11.30am Tue). Countdown begins its latest finals week (C4, 3.25 Thu).

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0000BBC4 Only ConnectChessmen v Rugby Boys.
0415VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0500VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0600VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0700VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0700DAVE HeadJam
0740DAVE School's Out x2
0800VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1200 C5 Britain's Best Brain
1203RCym Bwlletin
1300S4CD Fferm Ffactor
1525TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1555CBBC The Slammer
1620S4C Deal or No Deal x2
1620 C4 Come Dine With Me x5
1715CBBC Hider in the House
1725BBC1 Hole in the WallCaprice, Ben Clarke, Martin Roberts, Verity Rushworth. Also BBC-HD.
1800TV3 Mr and Mrs
1840BBC1 Strictly Go DancingAlso BBC-HD. To 2010, and continues 2140.
1900VIR1 Millionaire
1940DAVE HIGNFYAngus Deayton, Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, John Humphrys, Tracey Emin. Is it that they're all game show regulars apart from Deayton?
2000ITV Simon Cowell AnnoysAlso TV3.
2002RTR1 Buille Faoi Thuairim
2015RTE1 Winning Streak
2040TG4 Glor Tire
2100DAVE QI XL Night
2300BBC2 Have I Got a Bit More News For YouJo Brand hosts, Charles Kennedy and Jon Richardson guest. Wales 2330.
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain
2340 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats


0500VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0600VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0700VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
0700DAVE HeadJam
0740DAVE School's Out
0800CBBC Hider in the House
0800VIR1 Unbeatable Banzuke x2
0830BBC2 Best of Friends
0900BBC2 The Sorcerer's Apprentice
0900CBBC The Slammer
0900Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1000VIR1 Takeshi's Castle
1204Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1555CBBC The Slammer
1610Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1645 C4 Deal or No Deal
1730CITV Scary Sleepover
1830RTE1 The All Ireland Talent ShowThe South.
1845ITV All-Star Family FortunesKaren Barber v Paddy McGuinness. Also TV3.
1900Mor4 Come Dine With Me At Christmas(checks calendar.) It's St Nicholas's Day, so go on then.
1900WTCH Total Wipe Us Out
1930ITV Simon Cowell AnnoysAlso TV3.
2000 C4 Come Dine With MeWolverhampton.
2000RTE2 Dragons' Den
2030TG4 An Jig Gig
2100DAVE Mock the Week Night
2250BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksWales 2340.
2320BBC2 ArgumentalNot Wales.

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0415VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0510VIR1 Unbeatable BanzukeAbove two not Mo.
0700VIR1 Take It or Leave It
0800BBC2 Wait For It..!Not Th, Fr.
0800VIR1 Gladiators
0905TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1030CBBC Beat the Boss
1200CBBC Basil's Game Show
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1230CBBC Best of FriendsCBBC programmes Signed We, Th.
1300DMAX Scrapheap Challenge
1355CBBC Clutter Nutters
1330S4C Deal or No DealNot Fr.
1400ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1415S4C CountdownNot Fr.
1525 C4 CountdownPhil Hammond, with finals week from Thursday.
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1530SKY1 Sell Me the Answer
1600CBBC Copycats
1610 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630BBCH Kerwhizz
1700ITV Golden BallsSTV 1600.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1715BBCH The SlammerNot Fr.
1800BBC2 Celebrity EggheadsMon: Radio 2 DJs. Tue: sportspeople. Wed: women. Thu (Fri in Scot): Antiques. Fri (Sat in Scot) Olympians.
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing It Takes TwoScotland not Th. Fr 1835.


0500VIR1 Takeshi x2
1300TV5 Pekin Express
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain
1635BBC1 School of Silence
1730S4C Pen Campau
1830Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueWe have a letter from Mrs. Trellis.
1830S4C Fferm Ffactor
1900ITV2 Mr and Mrs
1930BBC1 A Question of SportScotland only.
2000BBC2 University ChallengeJesus Oxford v Warwick.
2000BBC4 Time ShiftHow to Solve a Cryptic Crossword
2030VIVA Slips
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean
2100BBC2 School of SaatchiHistory, at Sudeley Castle. Scotland 2130.
2100ITV I'm a Celebrity Coming Out New!TV3 2000 We.
2100BBC4 Games Britannia New!1: Dicing With Destiny
2100LIV America's Next Top ModelLast in the series.
2100TV3 The Apprentice..You're Fired follows at 2215.
2200BBC2 QINI 2320, not Scot.
2200DAVE Mock the Week
2200TG4 Survivor
2230BBC3 Young Chef of the Year
2320BBC2 Have I Got News For YouWales 2330, NI 2350.

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0030BBCH Hole in the Wall
1130Rad4 Going to Pieces In the Box New!Janet Ellis celebrates the art and history of the jigsaw puzzle.
1630CBBC Hider in the House
1800S4C Gair am Aur Iau x2
2000VIVA Slips x2
2025S4C Fferm Ffactor
2200BBC4 We Need AnswersVanessa Feltz and Simon Bird.
2200DAVE Mock the Week
2240DAVE Buzzcocks


1230BBC7 Foul PlayAlso 1930.
1715CBBC Bamzooki
1800S4C Shotolau
1830S4C Pen CampauPreseli v Llanfair-ym-Muallt.
2000 C5 Britain's Best Brain
2100ITV2 I'm a Celeb The Best Bits New!To 2101.
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200BBC2 Never Mind the BuzzcocksFrankie Boyle; Carol Vorderman, DJ Ironik, Jon McClure, Richard Herring.
2200LIV Four Weddings


1230BBC7 We've Been Here BeforeAlso 1930.
1815S4C Gair Am Aur Iau
1845ITV2 Beat the Star With Vernon KayVernon Kay.
2000BBC2 The Restaurant
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2130BBC1 QIGames.


1230BBC7 WhispersAlso 1930.
1615S4C Mama Mia
1700BOOM Staraoke
1735TV5 Pekin Express
1930 C5 The What in the World? Quiz
2000TV3 Deal or No Deal
2030BBC1 A Question of SportNot Scot, Wales on BBC2.
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For YouDominic West; James May, Reginald D Hunter. Scot 2235.
2140DAVE Mock the Week Again
2200S4C Fferm Ffactor
0005BBC4 Only ConnectChessmen v Mathematicians.
0035BBCH Shooting Stars

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0005Bullseye x2
0105Ninja Warrior x2
0205Takeshi x2
0305It's Not What You KnowTo 0400.
0700Karaoke Challenge x2
0800Fun House x2
0900Play Your Cards Right x2
1000Supermarket Sweep x2
1100Wheel of Fortune x2
1200The Crystal Maze x5
1700Millionaire x3
2000The Weakest Link x2
2300Take It or Leave It


As Saturday except

0000Shooting Stars x2
0100Your Face or Mine x2
0200Wheel of Fortune x2
0300It's Not What You KnowTo 0400.
1200Takeshi x10


0000Shooting Stars x2
0100Your Face or Mine x2
0200Wheel of Fortune x2
0300It's Not What You KnowTo 0400.
0700Takeshi x2
0800Ninja Warrior x2
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Catchphrase x2
1200Pasquale's Price is Right
1400Take It or Leave It
1500Golden Balls
1600The Crystal Maze
1700Takeshi x2
1800Ninja Warrior x2
1900Eggheads x2
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100Take It or Leave It
23008 Out of 10 Cats x2

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100Ninja Warrior x2
0200Takeshi x2
0300It's Not What You Know

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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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