TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 9 January 2010

Schedules are subject to change.

Highlight of the week is the television premiere of Slumdog Millionaire, which gives Channel 4 an excuse to show the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire (11.30 Wednesday). Other new shows this week are Jump Nation (BBC2, 8.30am Saturday), the topical news quiz for Irish viewers That's All We Have Time For (RTE1, 11.55pm Saturday), What Do Kids Know? (Watch, 5pm Sunday), the imported True Beauty (Viva, from 10pm Monday), and Popstar to Operastar (ITV, 9pm Friday). Lots of other shows pick up from their winter break: Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? (The Satellite Channel, 9pm Sunday), Countdown, Perfect Recall, and Come Dine with Me (C4 weekdays, from 3.25). There's a profile of Humphrey Lyttelton on Jazz Greats (Radio 4, 1.30 Tuesday), and ITV2 inflicts new series of Hell's Kitchen and Pop Idle. Imported series, naturally.

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0700DAVE Headjam x2
0800BBC2 Blast Lab
0830BBC2 Jump Nation New!It's like Skate Nation, except with jump rope.
0830CBBC Bamzooki
0925CBBS Kerwhizz
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2
1030BBC2 Keep Your Enemies Close
1100BBC2 The Slammer
1100VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1145 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherS4C 1225.
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1300CBBC School of Silence
1400CBBC Escape From Scorpion IslandSeries 3 repeats.
1500BRVO World's Strongest Man 2009
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1610 C4 Come Dine With Me x5
1615TV3 Antan Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
1630CITV Eliminator
1630ITV2 Dancing on Ice at Christmas[taps calendar.]
1740BBC1 Hole in the Wall
1800ITV2 I'm a CelebClip shows for three hours.
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1810BBC1 Total Wipeout - The AwardsHighlights from series two.
1830BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1830BBC2 MastermindWales only.
1830TV3 Dancing On Ice The LaunchAs seen in the UK yesterday.
1900BBC1 So You Think You Can DanceResults at 2145.
1930ITV Take Me OutAlso TV3.
2005BBC1 In It to Win It
2030ITV All-Star Mr and Mrs, Miss, or MrJack Shepherd and Lauren; Ice and Coco T; Carol and Alex Smillie. Also TV3.
2030RTE1 Winning Streak
2100 C4 Celebrity Big Brother
2125BBC2 QI XL
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain
2335BBCH Dragons' Den
2355RTE1 That's All We Have Time For... New!A satirical news programme, hosted by Barry Murphy, with team captains Mario Rosenstock and CAUTION: Kevin Myers.


0350 C4 Scrapheap ChallengeSigned.
0700DAVE Headjam x2
0900DAVE Full Metal Challenge
0925CBBS Kerwhizz
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2
1005Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1100VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1230 C4 Your Celebrity Big Brother Moments
1300CBBC Beat the Boss
1520 E4 Celebrity Big Brother's Little Brother
1630CITV Eliminator
1645 C4 Deal or No Deal
1700WTCH What Do Kids Know? x2 New!Rufus Hound hosts a generation-gap show. Also 2000.
1705Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1800VIR1 Millionaire
1800SKY1 Got to Dance
1830RTE1 The All-Ireland Talent ShowWith additional coverage on RTE2, and results at 2030.
1845ITV Dancing on IceContinues at 2130. Additional coverage on ITV2; also TV3 and 3e.
1845RCym Y Talwrn
1900WTCH Total Wipe Us Out
1900SKY1 Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? New!
2100 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherS4C 2320.
2100BRVO World's Strongest Man 2009

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0220DAVE HeadjamAudioD.
0720 C4 Celebrity Big Brother
0905TV5 Des Chiffres et des Lettres
0920 C4 Wogan's Perfect Recall
0950 C4 Deal or No Deal
1130SKY1 Sell Me the Answer
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1230CBBC Blast Lab
1300CBBC Wait For It..!Signed We, Th.
1330CBBC Keep Your Enemies Close
1330S4C Deal or No Deal
1415S4C CountdownNot Mo.
1420Mor4 Come Dine With Me
1450Mor4 Coach Trip
1500ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1525 C4 Countdown New!Brian Capron cuts the ribbon and declares 2010 open.
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1610 C4 Deal or No Deal
1620ITV3 Daily Cooks Challenge
1700 C4 Wogan's Perfect Recall New!
1730 C4 Come Dine With Me New!Basingstoke. Basingstoke. Basingstoke.
1715BBC1 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 EggheadsScot: not Th.
1800LIV America's Next Top Model
1800S4C Jacpot
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2200 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherNot We, Fr. S4C Mo 2255, Tu 2310, Th 2240.
2300DAVE Argumental


0030BBCH Shooting Stars
0220BBC3 Move Like Michael Jackson
1305TV5 Pekin Express
1330Rad4 Brain of BritainSecond semi-final.
1600CBBC Copycats
1830Rad4 Just a MinuteWith Josie Lawrence, Charles Collingwood, Paul Merton, Chris Neill.
2000BBC2 University ChallengeSt Andrews v Manchester.
2030BBC4 Only ConnectPolymaths v Strategists.
2100ITV2 Hell's Kitchen Us New!
2100BRVO World's Strongest Man 2009
2200VIVA True Beauty New!It's on the inside, not the outside. (barf.)

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0020ITV Take Me OutNot STV, UTV.
0310BBC3 Move Like Michael Jackson
1330Rad4 Jazz Greats SpecialHumphrey Lyttelton. Famed for more than a panel game, you know.
1600CBBC RavenBBC-HD 1700.
1730BBCH The Slammer
1930ITV The Krypton FactorAlso TV3.
2000DAVE Dragons' Den
2200BBC4 We Need AnswersCamilla Dallerup and Terry Christian compete for a job on The Nod Show. Signed repeat at 0150 We.
2340 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats
2345BBC1 The Apprentice UsWales 0015 and 0100; NI 0015 and 2315 We.


0315BBC3 Move Like Michael Jackson
1600CBBC Copycats
1715CBBC BamzookiSemi-final 1: Armed Response, Eric, Correlatianus, King Zook.
1830S4C Pen CampauInto the quarter-finals: Caereinion v Gwynllyw.
1930ITV2 Pop Idle UsEllen Degeneres joins the pap panel.
2000 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherS4C 0030.
2100 C4 Slumdog Millionaire SpecialPremiere of Danny Boyle's film about a lad who wins big on Millionaire in India. S4C 2200.
2330 C4 Kaun Banega Crorepati SpecialThat's the show! This episode's from Valentine's 2007. In Hindi, with English subtitles.


0400BBC3 Move Like Michael Jackson
0500 C4 CountdownThe late-night repeats are back. Shiftworkers of the nation, rejoice!
1600CBBC RavenBBC-HD 1645.
2000ITV2 Pop Idle Us New!
2200BBC2 QI
2335ITV The Krypton FactorNot STV, UTV.


0450 C4 Countdown
1730TV5 Pekin Express
1830Rad4 The News QuizAndy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Fred Macaulay, and the RDA of John Gordillo.
1930BBC1 A Question of SportClaire Taylor and others.
2000BBC2 MastermindHeat 14. The Eurovision Song Contest, Caesar's Gallic Wars, Ayn Rand, Renaissance Florence.
2000ITV Dancing on Ice Friday
2000TV3 Deal or No DealContinues 2100.
2030BBC1 QIGermany. Jo Brand, Rob Brydon, Sean Lock.
2100ITV Popstar to Operastar New!In which eight pop stars attempt to become... well, guess. Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh host in their own inimitable styles.
2100 C4 Celebrity Big BrotherContinues 2235. S4C 2345.
2200BBC2 Have I Got Old News for YouBoris Johnson, Emily Maitlis, Sue Perkins. Not Wales.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 CatsS4C 0115.
0105ITV Ladette to LadySigned. Not STV, UTV.

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0000Bullseye x2
0100Ninja Warrior
0200Takeshi x2
0300It's Not What You KnowTo 0400.
0700Karaoke Challenge x2
0800Fun House x2
0900You Bet!
1000Takeshi x2
1200The Crystal Maze
1300Take It or Leave It x2
1500Millionaire x2
1700Family Fortunes x10
2300Take It or Leave It


As Saturday except

00008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0100Distraction x2
0300Take It or Leave ItTo 0400.
1700The Weakest Link x5To 2200.


00008 Out of 10 Cats x2
0100Distraction x2
0300Take It or Leave ItTo 0400.
0700Fort Boyard
0800Takeshi x2
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000Wheel of Fortune x2
1100Play Your Cards Right x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Take It or Leave It
1500Golden Balls
1700Takeshi x2
1800The Crystal Maze
1900Eggheads x2
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100One Versus One Hundred
2300The Weakest Link

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100Ninja Warrior
0200Takeshi x2
0300Fifteen to One

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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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