TV Guide This Week

New shows this week include The X Factor (ITV, 7.30 Saturday), the first of a million heats. Last year's "stars" John and Edward Grimes get their own flea-on-the-wall show (ITV2, 8pm Tuesday; also TV3). Not that the target audience will be watching that rubbish, not when they could be watching Josie's inevitable victory on Big Brother (C4, 8pm Tuesday) and progression into Ultimate Big Brother (C4, immediately after) alongside some former stars of the show. Which brings us to a discussion of how much food goes to waste in the social action programme Great British Waste Menu (BBC1, 8.30 Wednesday).

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0700CBBCBasil's Game Show
0800BBC2Escape from Scorpion IslandThe Edge of Doom.
1025STVDickinson's Real Deal
1055C4Big Brother
1100BBC2Blast Lab
1100CBBCTotal WipeoutMore episodes through the afternoon.
1100Rad5Fighting Talk
1225BBC2Scene StealersLarping.
1230S4CFferm Ffactor
1530TV5Questions Pour un Champion
1600 C4 RTS Daytime Show of the Year Come Dine With Me x5
1630CITVFinders Keepers
1635TV3Saturday Night Takeaway
1720BBC1Hole in the WallDennis Taylor. Not Scotland, where they're showing the World Pipe Band Championships.
1730CITVScratch 'n' Sniff's Den of Doom
1810BBC1101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow (sic)The Human Fling, so named because everyone ends up in the water.
1830TV3Take Me Out
1905ITVOdd One InDonal MacIntyre and Sarah Millican.
1910BBC1Tonight's the Night
1930S4CCor Cymru 2009Highlights of last year's contest.
1930ITVThe X Factor New!With guest judges including Geri Halliwell of Popstars 2, Katy Perry, Natalie Imbruglia of Neighbours, Nicole Scherzinger, and Pixie Lott. Also TV3.
1940DAVEHave I Got News For You
2000ITV2The Xtra FactorRewind, with Konnie Huq.
2100ITVMagic NumbersAlexandra Burke.
2100BBC2Have I Got A Bit More News For You
2100C4Big BrotherAnd then there were five…
2100VIR1Shooting Stars x2
2125RTE1The Big Money Game
2200C48 Out of 10 CatsThe best bits, and then some filler until 2250.
2200VIR18 Out of 10 Cats x2Presumably, not the best bits.
2300Rad4Round Britain Quiz


0525C4Beauty and the Geek
0800BBC2Escape from Scorpion IslandThe Power of Strength. It's all Greek to us, folks.
0900CBBCTotal WipeoutMore episodes through the day.
1000Mor4Scrapheap Challenge x4
1110C5Don't Stop BelievingTV3 1730
1125C4Big Brother's Little Brother
1130S4C0 Ond 1 x4
1204Rad4Just a Minute
1240ITVDinner Date
1250BBC1Bargain HuntNot Scotland.
1420Mor4Coach Trip x5
1445ITVThe X FactorAlso ITV2 at 1830.
1630CITVFinders Keepers
1705Mor4Come Dine With Me x5
1705BBC1Hole in the WallScotland only.
1730CITVScratch 'n' Sniff's Den of Doom
1730C5Don't Stop BelievingThe winner is crowned. TV3 shows last week's episode at this time.
1800FOODMasterchef x2
1900BBC2Dragons' Den
2000SKY1Must Be the Music
2020DAVEHave I Got News for You
2100DAVEQI XLThe Future.
2100BBC3Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum
2100C4Big Brother
21004MUSBig Brother Housemate HitsGreat scheduling, there.

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0700C4Big Brother BreakfastRepeats of Little Brother and the main show.
0735BBC2Buzz and Tell
0925ITV2Beat the Star
1100CITVJungle Run
1135CITVFinders Keepers
1215BBC1Bargain Hunt
1220CBBCBasil's Game Show
1230ITVDinner Date
1325C4RTS Daytime Show of the Year Come Dine With Me x4
1400ITV Dickinson's Real DealNot STV.
1525 C4 CountdownGary Wilmot.
1525TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1600ITV3Daily Cooks Challenge
1605BBC1CopycatsMo-We only.
1610 C4 Deal or No Deal
1630Mor4Come Dine With Me
1630CBBCEscape from Scorpion IslandNot Fr.
1700Mor4Coach Trip
1700ITV Britain's Best DishATV. Not showing on STV.
1700WTCHScream If You Know the Answer! X2
1715BBC1The Weakest Link
1800C5The Boss is Coming to Dinner
1800DAVERobot Wars ExtremeNot Mo.
1800E4Big Brother's Little Brother
1830S4C0 Ond 1Not Fr.


1330Rad4Round Britain QuizSouth v North of England
1830Rad4Just a MinutePaul Merton and Stephen K Amos.
1900BBC3101 Ways to Leave a Game Show
2000BBC2University ChallengeDowning Cambridge v St Edmund Hall Oxford.
2030BBC2Antiques Master
2100BBC2Dragons' DenAlso BBC-HD.
2100DAVEHave I Got News for You x2
2100LIVBritain's Next Top Model
2200C4Big Brother
2200LIVFour Weddings USA
2220DAVEMock the Week x2

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1900ITV2Mr and Mrs
1930BBC4Only ConnectNeuroscientists v Strategists
2000BBC2The Great British Bake OffThey're in Scone this week, so teatime treats it is.
2000ITV2Jedward: Let Loose New!The boys' new flat has no running water. Also TV3 2000 Wed.
2000ITVWho Wants to be a Millionaire?STV 2100.
2000C4Big Brother New!The end of the regular series, and the start of Ultimate BB. To 2250.
2100DAVEQI x2
2100LIVDating in the DarkFeaturing a Justin Timberlake look-alike. What use is a look-alike on this show???
2230BBCHShooting StarsChristine Bleakley, Paddy McGuinness, DJ Ironik. AudioD.
2235ITVLadette to LadyLast in the series.
2250E4Big Brother's Big Mouth
2300DAVEWould I Lie to You x2


1700S4CDiwedd y Byd
1715CBBCBlast LabZorbing.
1900ITV2Family Fortunes
1930BBC4Only ConnectGamblers v Bowlers
2000ITV2Paris Hilton's My New Best Friend ForeverHow to handle the paparazzi: threaten to cut his hair.
2030BBC1Great British Waste Menu SpecialChefs go grubbing about in bins.
2030RTE1The Restaurant
2100DAVEMock the Week x2
2200C4Ultimate Big BrotherJon is explaining new research on whether P=NP.
2200BBC2Have I Got Old News For You
2220DAVEArgumental x2
2240STVDickinson's Real Deal
2335ITVCelebrity JuiceNot STV, UTV.


1900BBC3Total Wipeout
1900ITV2Who Wants to be a Millionaire
2100DAVENever Mind the Buzzcocks x2
2200C4Ultimate Big BrotherAlex is complaining about cleanliness.
2220DAVEHave I Got News for You x2


0205BBC1Celebrity MasterchefSigned. Not Scotland.
1630CBBCBasil's Game Show
1930BBC1A Question of SportMartin Brundle and Tim Henman. Bring your own pillow. Scotland 2030.
2000BBC2Mastermind"To the Manor Born", Lance Armstrong, Napoleon's marshals, Charles Ives.
2000ITVDickinson's Real Deal
2000STVPostcode Challenge
2000Rad2Friday Night is Music NightThe Kiri Prize continues.
2030BBC1QIFingers and Fumbs. Not Scotland.
2100DAVEQI x2
2100C4Ultimate Big BrotherNikki takes the walk of no fame. Again. Continues 2235.
2100BBCHShooting StarsAudioD.
2235BBC1Would I Lie to You?Miranda Hart and Rufus Hound.
2320E4Big Brother's Big Mouth
0105BBC1Celebrity Masterchef x2Signed

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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)
C4 Channel 4
C5 Channel 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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