TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows broadcast in the UK and Ireland for the week beginning 1 May 2010

Schedules are subject to change.

The bank holiday is marked by marathons of popular series - QI (Sat) and Have I Got News for You (Sun) on Dave, er, Basil's Game Show (Sat afternoon) on CBBC, er, er, Celeb Millionaire (Mon) on Challenge and Total Wipeout US on Watch (Mon). Virgin 1 finally brings World's Strongest Man to free television (6pm Sun), and Watch unleashes puke-quizzing on Scream If You Know the Answer (7pm Sun). CBBC is effortlessly cool with Mission 2110 (5.45 Mo-We). It's the final week of campaigning in the Gameshow General Election 2010, and Richard Bacon explains the voting system on Fighting Talk (12 noon Mon). Ballots close at 10pm next Thursday, and reaction on all channels includes some themed game shows on Channel 4 (from, er, 9pm).

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0520 C4 Countdown
0900DAVE QI DayContinues all day and all night.
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2
1030BBC2 Da Dick and Dom Dairies
1100BBC2 Bamzooki
1100VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1130BBC7 The News QuizAn archive edition, selected by Jo Caulfield. Also 2130.
1200CBBC Basil's Game ShowFurther editions through the afternoon.
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1300LIV Four Weddings x5
1304RWal What's the Story?
1530BBC2 EggheadsScotland only.
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1555 C4 RTS Daytime Show of the Year Come Dine With Me x5
1630CITV Jungle Run
1725BBC1 A promo for Doctor WhoFollowed by All-New Total Wipeout.
1730BBC2 MastermindWales only.
1805TV3 The Cube
1900ITV The Whole 57 Feet
1900WTCH Total Wipe Us Out
1910BBC1 A promo for Who Dares WinsFollowed by Over the Rainbow. Also BBC-HD. TV3 1800 tomorrow.
2000ITV Britain's Got TalentAlso TV3.
2005RTE1 Winning Streak
2010BBC1 A promo for next week's Doctor WhoFollowed by Who Dares Wins.
2300Rad4 CounterpointOnly chance to hear this episode.


0055 C4 You Have Been Watching
0510 C4 Countdown
0840DAVE HIGNFY DayContinues all day and into the night.
1000Mor4 Scrapheap Challenge x4
1000VIR1 Takeshi x2AudioD.
1100VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1204Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth
1425Mor4 Coach Trip x5
1540ITV Britain's Got Talent
1610 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630CITV Jungle Run
1630BBC7 The News Quiz
1640STV Dickinson's Real Deal
1705Mor4 Come Dine With Me x5
1800VIR1 The World's Strongest Man New!The 2009 series comes to free television.
1830RTE1 Fame The MusicalAuditioning for places in the stage production. Results at 2030.
1845RCym Y Talwrn
1900LIV Four Weddings
1900WTCH Scream If You Know the Answer! x2 New!D-list celebs answer general knowledge questions while on rides at theme parks.
1915BBC1 Over the Rainbow Results ShowAlso BBC-HD, TV3 2005.
1915TV3 Family Fortunes
21054MUS Banzai

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0730BBC2 Raven The Dragon's Eye
0955CBBC CopycatsAlso 1630. Not Mo.
1000VIR1 Ninja Warrior x2
1010 C4 Deal or No Deal
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1300CBBC Blast LabNot Mo.
1305 C4 RTS Daytime Show of the Year Come Dine With MeNot Mo.
1330BBC2 Ready Steady CookNot Mo.
1330CBBC Wait for It..!Not Mo.
1400CBBC Best of FriendsNot Mo; Signed We, Th.
1420Mor4 Come Dine With Me
1430S4C Jacpot
1500ITV Daily Cooks Challenge
1525 C4 CountdownKate Humble.
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1600ITV Dickinson's Real Deal
1610 C4 Deal or No Deal
1700ITV DividedNot Mo. Not STV.
1700 C4 Iron Chef UK
1715BBC1 The Weakest LinkNot Mo.
1745CBBC Mission 2110 New!Prevent the future from occurring! Mo-We only.
1800BBC2 EggheadsAlso BBC-HD.
1800LIV America's Next Top Model
1830BBC2 Great British MenuScot: not Th.
1900WTCH School for Cooks


0510 C4 Countdown
1200Rad5 Fighting Talk SpecialRichard Bacon hosts an edition discussing the Gameshow General Election. Please, someone explain the rules of 19 Keys to him.
1200WTCH Total Wipe Us Out DayTo 1800.
1300LIV Four Weddings x5Hour-long episodes, too.
1305TV5 Fort Boyard
1655BBC1 The Weakest Link SpecialRock and pop, with guests including Richard "The Desert Forges" Fairbrass, Basshunter, Bernie "Popstar to Operastar" Nolan, Natasha Hamilton, and Paul "Reborn in the USA. Oh." Young.
1735TV3 Superstar Ding Dong SpecialA music game between people who look like famous people.
1830Rad4 The Unbelievable TruthFred Macaulay, Susan Calman, Liza Tarbuck, Charlie Brooker.
1900ITV2 Take Me Out
2100LIV Four Weddings
2200DAVE Dragons' Den

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0315BBC1 Great British MenuSigned.
1900DAVE Dragons' Den
2000ITV MillionairePat Cash and Annabel "Interceptor" Croft continue; Alison Steadman and Michael Elwyn; Robin "Fame Academy" Gibb and Mike "Pop Quiz" Read. Not STV.
2000BBCH Dragons' Den
2000WTCH Total Wipe Us Out
2220DAVE Would I Lie to You?


0150BBC1 MastercraftsSigned.
0320BBC1 Great British MenuSigned.
1930 C5 Heads or Tails
2000STV Millionaire CelebrityAs seen elsewhere three weeks ago.
2100ITV2 Pop Idle UsWe'd rather be watching Greek letters.
2200BBC2 QIGreeks. How handy. Not NI.
2200BBC7 Whose Line Is it Anyway?
2230ESPC The Umpire Strikes BackDave Vitty and Graham "Simply the Best" Poll.
22504MUS Banzai x2


0110BBC1 Great British MenuSigned.
0510 C4 Countdown
2055BBC1 Have I Got News For YouJo Brand hosts, Armando Iannucci and Jon Richardson play.
2100 C4 Channel 4's Alternative Election Night SpecialPromises various game show-related fun including Come Dine with Me and You Have Been Watching, but contains Jimmy Carr, so at your own risk...
2100ITV2 Pop Idle Us
2100DAVE Buzzcocks
2100SKY1 A League of Their Own
2140DAVE Mock the Week
2155BBC1 We Agree With Nick Gates - The Gameshow General Election 2010 Night SpecialIn a packed bar tonight, there's (deep breath) David Dimbleby, Jeremy Paxman, Anthony King, and Tim Vine's Brother (BBC-HD, News 24, BBC1 England, BBC2 elsewhere); Jackie Bird, Glenn Campbell, Brian Taylor (BBC1 Scotland and BBC Parliament); Noel Thompson and Jim Fitzpatrick (BBC1 Northern Ireland); Huw Edwards (BBC1 Wales); Dewi Llwyd (S4C); James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn (Radio 4); Victoria Derbyshire and John Pienaar (Radio 5); Alistair Stewart, Julie Etchingham, Tom Bradby, Colin Rallings (ITV); Bernard Ponsonby (STV); Miriam O'Callaghan and Brian Dobson (RTE1, from 2345); various cable and satellite channels; and coverage on local and national radio.
2155ITV2 Celebrity Juice
2200 C4 You Have Been WatchingLauren Laverne, Chris Addison, Rufus Hound.


The children's schedule is shifted to BBC2 for the day.

0500 C4 Countdown
1735TV5 Fort Boyard
1803RCym Cwis Cymru
1830Rad4 The News QuizJack Dee, Jeremy Hardy, Francis Wheen, Sue Perkins.
1930BBC1 A Question of SportWith guest captain Gary Speed, and a panel including Andrew "Divided" Castle.
1930BBC4 BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010Woodwind.
2000BBC2 MastermindIn a show delayed from 16 April, it's Walter Raleigh, Ever Decreasing Circles, Sharpe, singles of the 1960, and Henry VIII.
2000ITV Dickinson's Real DealNot STV.
2000STV Postcode Challenge
2030BBC1 QIFilm. Scotland: 1930 on BBC2.
2030ALBA Cocaire nan Cocairean
2100ITV Marco's Kitchen Burnout
2100DAVE Mock the Week
2100WTCH Ballroom with the B-list
0330BBC1 Great British MenuSigned.

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0005Ninja Warrior x2
0105Takeshi x2
0205The People Versus x2
0300Fifteen to One x2To 0400.
0700Fun House x2
0800You Bet!
0900Takeshi x2
1000Unbeatable Banzuke
1200The Crystal Maze
1400Take It or Leave ItAbove two alternate until 1900.
1900Family Fortunes x4
2100In It to Win It
2300Distraction x2


As Saturday except

0000Bullseye x2
0100Takeshi x2
0200The People Versus x2
0300Fifteen to One x2To 0400.


0000Bullseye x2
0100Takeshi x2
0200Back in the Day x2
0300Fifteen to One x2To 0400.
0700Ninja Warrior x2
0800Takeshi x2
0900Supermarket Sweep x2
1000The People Versus x2
1100Pasquale's Price is Right x2
1200Celeb Millionaire x11
2300Room 101

Tuesday - Friday

As Monday except

0005Ninja Warrior x2
0105Takeshi x2
0205The People Versus x2
0300Fifteen to One x2To 0400.
1200Family Fortunes x2
1300Winning Lines x2
1400Play Your Cards Right x2
1500Golden Balls
1600Ninja Warrior x2
1700Takeshi x2
1800The Crystal Maze
1900Strike it Rich x2
2000Family Fortunes x2
2100Millionaire x2To 2300

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Channel abbreviations

4MUS4 Music
ABSRAbsolute Radio
ARTSSky Arts
BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
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
MOR4More 4
Rad1BBC Radio 1
Rad2BBC Radio 2
Rad3BBC Radio 3
Rad4BBC Radio 4
Rad5BBC Radio 5
Rad7BBC Radio 7
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
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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