TV Guide This Week

For their own convenience, the broadcasters have decreed this week to be the first half of the Christmas and New Year fortnight. It's a conceit that falls down only slightly with a quick look at the calendar. Next week's Game Show Times will be the Christmas and New Year double-bill that actually covers New Year.

This week, it's the Strictly Come Dancing final (BBC1, from 7pm Saturday), preceeded by Winter Wipeout (6pm). Channel 4 goes Home for the Holidays (8pm Sunday, 10pm weekdays), and there's a live edition of Millionaire (ITV, 8.30 Monday). Christmas means such delights as University Challenge The Graduates (BBC2, from 7.30 Monday) and World's Strongest Man (C5, from 7pm Tuesday). There's a Celebrity Juice special (ITV2, 10pm Thursday) and a new run of The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30 Friday).

Schedules subject to change.

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Saturday 17 December

0610WTCHThe Weakest Link x2
0800CBBCThe Slammer
1000TOONBen 10 Ultimate Challenge
1015TV3Popstar to Operastar
1025TG4Wipeout Usa
1100Rad5Fighting TalkLive from Salford, as part of BBC Celebrates Men's Sport.
1105TV5A Table!
1400ITV2Family Fortunes
1425BBC1Bargain Hunt Famous FindsKeith Chegwin and Sally James.
1530TV5Questions Pour un Champion
1550C4Come Dine With Me x5HD.
1625BBC2One Man and His DogFrom Balmoral Castle. BBC-HD 1715, and extended coverage on The Red Button.
1730BBC1A Question of SportHD.
1800BBC1Winter Wipeout New!Amanda Byram is cold. HD.
1900BBC1Strictly Come DancingLive from Blackpool. HD, with additional commentary on BBCi, and in 3d on BBC-HD. Concludes 2105.
2000TV3Mr and Mrs Xmas
2025RTE1Winning Streak
2300Rad4Brain of Britain

Sunday 18

0625WTCHThe Weakest Link
0700C4Survival of the FittestA muddy obstacle course.
0705DAVEDragons' Den
0940MOR4Scrapheap Challenge
1100Rad5History Repeats Itself
1204Rad4I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1505BBC1Bargain Hunt Famous FindsJohnny Ball and Eddie Large. Not Scotland.
1550BBCHStreet Dance Stars x2
1600Mor4Come Dine With Me x5
1630CITVJungle Run
1630C4Deal or No DealAudioD.
1700TV3The X FactorThe winner's story: out and in.
1700ITVFamily FortunesHollyoaks, Emmerdale.
1740PICKFour Weddings
1800WTCHTotal Wipe Us Out
1815ITVOdd One InCarol Vorderman and Mark Watson. HD.
1820BBC2Celebrity EggheadsFootballers. Also BBC-HD.
1900TV3Family FortunesThis Morning, Emmerdale.
1915Rad4DilemmaZoe Lyons, Phill Jupitus, Simon Garfield, Humphrey Ker.
1930TG4An Jig Gig
2000SKY1Got to Dance SpecialPreviews. HD.
2000C4Home for the Holidays New!An engaged couple bring their relatives to meet Vernon Kay. HD.
2100DAVEArgumentalTim Vine and Steven Mangan. HD.
2240DAVEMock the Week
2330BBC2Never Mind the BuzzcocksScotland 0015.
2345BBC1Have I Got A Bit More Old News for YouSue Perkins hosts, Jack Whitehall and Nick Hewer panel. HD. Scot 0045.

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0800CBBCThe Slammer
0800BBC2Junior Bake Off
1215BBC1Bargain Hunt
1300BBC2The Weakest Link
1300ESPCThe SuperstarsRepeats from the 1970s and 1980s.
1300WTCHTotal Wipe Us Out x2
1400ITVMay the Best House Win
1430CBBCTotal Wipeout
1435MOR4Come Dine With Me
1500ITVDickinson's Real DealHD.
1505MOR4Coach Trip
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1600C4Deal or No DealIt's pantomime season. Where are the best years of your show? Behind you! AudioD.
1700C4Coach TripLapland. HD.
1700ITVBest Dish - The ChefsFinals. HD.
1730C4Come Dine With MeWorcestershire. HD.
1800BBC2Celebrity EggheadsMon: Irish. Tue: Antiques Road Trippers. Wed: That's Life. Thu: Children's telly. Fri (1750): TV Scientists. Also BBC-HD.
1800CBBCSplatalotNot Fr.
1850MOR4Come Dine With Me
1900C5World's Strongest Man New!From Tu.
22004Mus8 Out of 10 CatsMo-We only.
2200C4Home for the HolidaysHD. Fri 2100.

Monday 19

0310BBC1Masterchef The ProfessionalsSigned.
0930Rd4XMy MusicChristmas 1984.
1500Rad4Brain of Britain
1730S4CMeindia dy Fusnes SelebsTudur Phillips, Owain Gwynedd, Geraint Hardy v Glyn Wise, Courtenay Hamilton, Jason Phelps.
1830Rad4I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueTo Watford, where Andy Hamilton entertains, and Jack Dee is in the chair. Last in the series.
1930BBC2University Challenge The Graduates New!York v Manchester.
2000BBC2University ChallengeThe student series continues. Manchester v UCL. These quarter-finals will last two years.
2030BBC1A Question of SportBamzooki's Jake Humphrey, Tim Lovejoy, CAUTION Patrick Kielty, Alistair McGowan. HD.
2030BBC4Only ConnectAnother chance to see Crossworders v University Challengers.
2030ITVWho Wants to be a Millionaire SpecialA live celebrity edition. HD. TV3 1930 tomorrow.
2100TV3The ApprenticeThe grand final. The Apprentice You're Hired follows at 2240.
2200BBC2Never Mind the BuzzcocksJohn Barrowman, Jason Derulo, Joe Wilkinson, Jason Manford, Helen Skelton.
2200CHALBritain's Strongest Man 2011
2305E4Sorority GirlsHow well has the conditioning worked? HD.
2330BBC2QIAlso BBC-HD, not NI.

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Tuesday 20

0235BBC1Masterchef The ProfessionalsSigned.
1540DAVEHave I Got News for You
1930BBC2University Challenge The GraduatesDurham v Edinburgh. Scotland 1830.
2100LIVBritain and Ireland's Next Top Model UsIvan Bart. HD.
2100LIV2The Biggest Loser Australia
2100BBC2Mock the WeekOuttakes special.
2200DAVEMock the Week
2200E4Tool AcademyLast in the series. HD.
2230BBC2The Making of QIFollowed by a recent edition. NI 2300.
2235STVThe Cube

Wednesday 21

0000BBC2Shooting StarsLast year's Christmas special. NI 0030.
0245BBC1Masterchef The ProfessionalsSigned.
0530C4Scrapheap ChallengeBlow football. Signed.
1900BBC2University Challenge The GraduatesMagdalen Oxford v UCL. Scotland 1830.
2000SKYAThe Devil's Dinner Party"I agree with Gary Barlow."
2030TG4Ceist GAA le Hector
2100S4CRhydianEscala and Faryl Smith.
2200Rad2Tiger Feet SpecialRyan Tubridy traces the story of Riverdance. CAUTION: contains Ryan Tubridy.
2340BBC2QINot Scotland.

Thursday 22

0310BBC1Masterchef The ProfessionalsSigned.
0930Rd4xThe 99p Challenge
1730S4CSawl Seren Sy' 'Na?Highlights.
1930BBC2University Challenge The GraduatesWarwick v Sheffield.
2030ITV2The X Factor UsIt's the final. HD.
2100LIVFour Weddings UsAnd a dancing frog. Kermie! HD.
2100DAVEArgumental NightHD.
2200C5It's All About AmyThis week, Amy Childs is at the British Pride awards. Remember, Celebrity Juice is on ITV2.
2200ITV2Celebrity Juice SpecialAmy Childs, Paddy McGuinness, Michelle Keegan.
2310C4Chris Moyles' Quiz NightHD.

Friday 23

1630ITV2Mr and Mrs
1725ITV2Family Fortunes
1800TOONBen 10: Ultimate Challenge
1830Rad4The News Quiz New!
2000C4Come Dine With MeSean Hughes, Gina Yashere, Paul Tonkinson, Duncan Norville. HD.
2000ITV2The X Factor Us
2100BBC1Have I Got News for YouMartin Clunes hosts. NI 0000.
2100DISCOne Man Army
2100C48 Out of 10 CatsJedward, Micky Flanagan, Liza Tarbuck, Greg Davies.
2200BBC2QIiShow Another Clip Show. Not Scot, NI. Also BBC-HD.

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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 5
CLASClassic FM (Radio)
DISNDisney Channel
DRT Discovery Real Time
ESP2Eurosport 2
FDNTFood Network
HTV HTV (ITV in Wales; Wales only unless noted)
ITV ITV1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
LIV Sky Living
LIV2Sky Living It
MOR4More 4
Rad1BBC Radio 1
Rad2BBC Radio 2
Rad3BBC Radio 3
Rad4BBC Radio 4
Rad5BBC Radio 5
Rd4XBBC Radio 4Xtra
RCymBBC Radio Cymru
RSctBBC Radio Scotland
RUlsBBC Radio Ulster
RWalBBC Radio Wales
RTE1RTE1 (Irish)
RTE2RTE2 (Irish)
RTR1RTE Radio 1 (Irish)
S4CDS4C Digidol
SKY1Sky 1
SKY2Sky 2
SKYASky Atlantic
STV STV (ITV1 in North and Central Scotland)
TLKSTalk Sport (radio)
TV3 TV3 (Irish)
TV5 TV5 Monde (Europe)
TG4 TG 4 (Irish)
UTV Ulster Television (ITV1 in Northern Ireland)

AudioD - Audio Description for the blind.

HD - Also shown in high-definition.

Signed - in-vision British Sign Language translation.

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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