TV Guide This Week

Highlights for Christmas week include a Fighting Talk special (Radio 5 and 6 Music, 11am Christmas Eve), the Strictly Come Dancing special (BBC1, 8pm Christmas Day), a celebrity Counterpoint (Radio 4, 12.04 Boxing Day), The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (C4, 9pm Holiday Tuesday), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, from Holiday Tuesday), highlights of Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm Thursday), and Oh No It Isn't - The News Quiz Panto (Radio 4, 6.15 Friday).

For New Year, we've the junior edition of Fort Boyard (ITV, 7.50am New Year's Day). Got to Dance is back (The Satellite Channel, 6pm New Year's Day), and The Bank Job (C4, 10pm from Holiday Monday). New runs of Perfection (BBC2, 4.30) and The Chase (ITV, 5pm) brighten weekdays, and A Question of Taste is a food quiz (BBC2, 7.30 Monday). And be very ware, Celebrity Big Brother returns (C5, 9pm Thursday).

Schedules subject to change, and we only note new series from New Year's Day.


Christmas Week

Shortcuts: Sat 24 | Sun 25 | Weekdays | Mon 26 | Tue 27 | Wed 28 | Thu 29 | Fri 30 | New Year's Week

Saturday 24 December - Christmas Eve

0830CBBCThe Slammer
1100Rad5Fighting TalkRadio 5 versus 6 Music, with the Kaiser Chiefs playing live.
1105TV5A Table!
1228Rad4The News Quiz
1340DAVEHave I Got News for You
1430CBBCTotal Wipeout
1530TV5Questions Pour un Champion
1535ESPCThe SuperstarsFrom 1981.
1600C4Deal or No DealAudioD.
1645BBC2University Challenge The GraduatesTrinity Cambridge v St Andrews.
1650BBC1Winter WipeoutAmanda Byram is cold. HD.
1700C4Come Dine With Me x4HD.
1700DAVEQI XL Evening
1830ITVThe CubeRyan Thomas and Julie Hesmondhalgh play games for charity. HD.
1925RTE1Winning Streak
2000TV3Mr and Mrs Xmas
2025S4COnly Men AloudA festive programme.
2100DAVEHave I Got A Bit More News For You
2120C4Home for the HolidaysHD. Last in the series.
2300Rad4Brain of Britain

Sunday 25 - Christmas Day

0025BBC1A Question of SportScotland only.
0055BBC2Never Mind the Buzzcocks
0625WTCHTonight's the NightThe joke in the cracker.
0705DAVEDragons' Den
0805CBBCThe SlammerAlso BBC2 at 0905.
1030ITV2Mr and Mrs Christmas Special
1231RScoSuperscot: The Return!Jane Franchi picks up where she left off in 1991.
1302Rad4I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1400DAVEQI x3
1400ITV2The Xtra Factor x5HD.
1430CBBCTotal WipeoutCelebrities.
1500C4Celebrity Come Dine With MeHD.
1600Rad5A Question of SportMeet the team
1600Rad4Excess Baggage Christmas QuizPete Curran hosts a travel show.
1620C4Deal or No DealAudioD.
1630CITVJungle Run
1710Mor4Come Dine With Me x5
1800PICKFour Weddings
1800BBC2University Challenge: The GraduatesFirst semi-final.
1900ITVFamily FortunesThe Only Way is Essex v Benidorm. HD.
1915Rad4It's Your RoundChristmas crackers from Fred MacAulay, Josie Long, Miles Jupp, and Nick Helm.
2000BBC1Strictly Come DancingSu Pollard, Debra Stephenson, Charlie Brooks, Barry McGuigan, Simon Webbe. CAUTION: Contains Shakin' Stevens. HD.
2350BBC1Have I Got A Bit More Old News for YouHD.

Shortcuts: Sat 24 | Sun 25 | Weekdays | Mon 26 | Tue 27 | Wed 28 | Thu 29 | Fri 30 | New Year's Week


0800BBC2Junior Bake Off
0800CBBCThe Slammer
1300WTCHTotal Wipe Us Out x2Not Mo.
1330RTR1Before Your TimeNot Mo.
1430CBBCTotal Wipeout
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1540DAVEHave I Got News for YouNot Mo, Tu.
1600C4Deal or No DealAudioD. Mon 1610.
1620DAVEQINot Mo, Tu.
1700C4Coach TripLapland. HD. Mon 1710.
1730C4Come Dine With Me Extra PortionsRepeats from 2009. HD. Not Mo.
1800CBBCSplatalotNot Fr.
1900DAVEDriving WarsNot Mo.
2000C5World's Strongest ManFrom Tu.
22004Mus8 Out of 10 CatsNot Mo, Fr.

Monday 26 - Boxing Day

0005C48 Out of 10 CatsHD.
0525C4Scrapheap ChallengeSigned.
0900CHALClassic MillionaireTo 10pm.
0930Rd4XFoul Play
1100DAVEQI x2
1204Rad4Counterpoint SpecialThe BBC Philharmonic join for another hour-long edition.
1400BBC1Strictly Come DancingHD.
1500Rad4Brain of Britain
1500BBC1Winter Wipeout
1510MOR4Come Dine With Me x4
1710C4Coach TripHD.
1730S4CMeindia dy Fusnes SelebsLois Cernyw, Eleri Griffiths, Anni Llyn, Nigel Owens, Alun Williams, Tara Bethan.
1830Rad4The Unbelievable TruthLee Mack, Jack Dee, Rufus Hound, and Graeme Garden in a festive special.
1835C4Come Dine With MeLinda Nolan, Bianca Gascoigne, Colin Baker, Danny Young, Nick Bateman. HD.
1915Rad4Front RowThe Boxing Day Quiz. CAUTION: Contains Mark Lawson.
2030BBC2University Challenge The GraduatesNot NI.
2200C4Chris Moyles' Christmas Quiz NightJames Cordon, Olly Murs, Louie Spence. HD.
2305E4Sorority GirlsLast in the series. HD.
2320GOLDShooting Stars

Shortcuts: Sat 24 | Sun 25 | Weekdays | Mon 26 | Tue 27 | Wed 28 | Thu 29 | Fri 30 | New Year's Week

Tuesday 27 - Holiday Tuesday

0900CHALBullseyeTo 10pm.
1040DAVEShooting StarsHD.
1500ITVFamily FortunesHD.
1735BBC1Celebrity MastermindJay Rayner, OJ Borg, Simon Calder, Antony Costa. HD.
1800DAVEHave I Got A Bit More News for You
1830BBC2University Challenge The GraduatesThe final. NI has yesterday's semi-final in this slot. You need a degree to work out when this is on!
1900BBC3Winter Wipeout
1930C4Come Dine With MeHD.
2000E4ShipwreckedDragging up. HD.
2000TV3Strictly Come Dancing
2100LIV2The Biggest Loser Australia
2100C4Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011Miranda Hart, Eddie Izzard, Jamie Oliver, Jonathan Ross, David Walliams, David Mitchell. CAUTION: Contains Jimmy Carr. HD.
2100DAVEMock the Week Night
2200BBC2Have I Got Old News for YouNot NI.
2300BBC2Mock the Week

Wednesday 28

0010C4Mr and Mrs Hotty Hott Hot ShowA spoof beauty contest.
0705DAVEDragons' Den
0900CHALTakeshi's CastleTo 10pm.
1205ITVFamily FortunesHD.
1830BBC2University Challenge The GraduatesNI only.
1830BBC1Celebrity MastermindStacey Solomon, Sophie Grigson, Simon Day, Steve Harley star in a special show. It's a bit Sesame Street, this. HD.
1930C4Come Dine With MeHD.
2000SKYAThe Devil's Dinner PartyBut Nick Bateman's on Channel 4.
2100DAVEHave I Got a Bit More News for You Night
2130BBCHShooting Stars

Thursday 29

0900CHALCatchphraseTo 10pm.
0930Rd4xThe 99p Challenge
0955ITVFamily FortunesHD.
1730S4CSawl Seren Sy' 'Na?Highlights.
1830BBC1Celebrity MastermindChris Packham, Jenny Meadows, Alex Winters, Graeme Hawley. HD.
1930C4Come Dine With MeHD.
2000BBC2Dragons' DenThe Hilary Devey Story, from Dead or Alive to the Den. HD.
2100ITVPaddy's 2011 Show and TellyPaddy McGuiness quizzes ITV celebs on the year's commercial telly. HD. UTV 2215.
2100BBC2QIAnother episode at 2330.
2100DAVEMock the Week
2130BBC2Never Mind the BuzzcocksHighlights from the last series.
2140DAVEQI x2
2200C5It's All About AmyThis week, Amy Childs is on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Remember, Ab Fab is on BBC1. HD.
2200ITV2Celebrity JuiceA Juice clip show. HD.
2300BBC2Have I Got Old 2010 News for YouHighlights from last year.

Friday 30

0900CHALFamily FortunesTo 10pm.
0955ITVFamily FortunesHD.
1815Rad4Oh No It Isn't ... The News QuizSandi Toksvig and Andy Hamilton on a quest to recover the Greenwich Time Signal. Featuring News Quiz regulars and other Radio 4 people.
1830BBC1Celebrity MastermindMatthew Hoggard, Jules Hudson, Justin Moorhouse, Ray Fearon. HD.
1930C4Come Dine With MeCelebrity finals. HD.
2000TV3The Big Quiz
2030BBC1Have I Got News for YouHighlights from this year. HD.
2100DISCOne Man Army
2100DAVEMock the Week Night
2200BBC2QI XLIce. Wales 2300, not NI. Also BBC-HD.

Shortcuts: Sat 24 | Sun 25 | Weekdays | Mon 26 | Tue 27 | Wed 28 | Thu 29 | Fri 30 | New Year's Week

New Year's Week

For New Year, we've the junior edition of Fort Boyard (ITV, 7.50am New Year's Day). Got to Dance is back (The Satellite Channel, 6pm New Year's Day), and The Bank Job (C4, 10pm from Holiday Monday). New runs of Perfection (BBC2, 4.30) and The Chase (ITV, 5pm) brighten weekdays, and A Question of Taste is a food quiz (BBC2, 7.30 Monday). And be very ware, Celebrity Big Brother returns (C5, 9pm Thursday).

Shortcuts: Christmas Week | Sat 31 | Sun 1 Jan | Weekdays | Mon 2 | Tue 3 | Wed 4 | Thu 5 | Fri 6

Saturday 31 December - New Year's Eve

0025BBC2Never Mind the BuzzcocksNot NI, Wales.
0635WTCHTonight's the Night
0800CBBCThe Slammer
0800BBC2Junior Bake Off
0950C4Shipwrecked The IslandHD.
1000C5ImpossibleSam and Melissa, your day has finally come!
1030ITV2Family Fortunes
1100Rad5Fighting TalkOlympic special. Well, it gets it out of the way...
1100CHALDon't Forget the LyricsTo 1am.
1105TV5A Table!
1203RScoSuperscot: The Return!Fred MacAulay and Andy Cameron.
1204Rad4The News Quiz
1430CBBCAll New Celebrity Total WipeoutRepeat.
1530TV5Questions Pour un Champion
1530BBC1A Question of SportHD.
1540DAVEQI x2
1625C4Come Dine With Me x4HD.
1825BBC1Winter WipeoutAmanda Byram is cold. HD.
1900C5World's Strongest Man
1900DAVEDriving Wars
2000DAVEQI XL Night
2000ITVThe CubeJamie and Dean play games including "Barrier". HD.
2045RTE1Winning Streak
2300Rad4Brain of Britain

Sunday 1 January 2012 - New Year's Day

0750ITVFort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge New!Taking an early lead in Best New Show of 2012.
0800CBBCThe Slammer
0805BBC2Junior Bake Off
1000BBC1Winter Wipeout
1000MOR4Scrapheap Challenge x2
1100CHALCelebrity MillionaireTo 9pm.
1204Rad4The Unbelievable Truth
1300PICKFour WeddingsFive episodes on Living from 1500.
1430CBBCAll New Celebrity Total WipeoutRepeat.
1525Mor4Celebrity Come Dine With Me x5
1630CITVJungle Run
1710TV5Questions Pour un Super ChampionLe champ du 2011.
1730BBC1Celebrity MastermindScotland only; as seen elsewhere tomorrow.
1800C4Deal or No DealAudioD.
1800SKY1Got to Dance New!Auditions 1. HD.
1810MOR4Four in a Bed x5
1900C4Come Dine With MeDerry. HD.
1900ITVFamily Fortunes
1900C5World's Strongest Man 2011The final.
1915Rad4It's Your Round
2000DAVEDriving WarsHD.
2000Rad5Fighting Talk
2100DAVEMock the Week Night
2300BBC2QI XLAlso BBC-HD. Wales 2330.
2305C4Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011HD.

Shortcuts: Christmas Week | Sat 31 | Sun 1 Jan | Weekdays | Mon 2 | Tue 3 | Wed 4 | Thu 5 | Fri 6


0800BBC2CopycatsMo 0830 on CBBC.
1000CBBCBlast LabNot Mo.
1100RLLYMasterchef Australia New!Series 2.
1125CBBCEscape from Scorpion IslandNot Mo. Signed We, Th.
1150CBBCTrappedNot Mo. Signed We, Th.
1215BBC1Bargain HuntMo 1200.
1400ITVDickinson's Real DealHD. Not Mo.
1410CBBCThe SlammerNot Mo.
1415BBC2The Weakest LinkNot Mo.
1435MOR4Come Dine With MeNot Mo.
1530TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1535BBC1SplatalotNot Mo.
1540DAVEHave I Got News for You
1600C4Deal or No DealAudioD.
1630BBC2Perfection New!"How did you do at home?"
1700C4Celebrity Come Dine With MeNot Mo. HD.
1700ITVThe Chase New!HD. Not Mo.
1715BBC2Put Your Money Where Your Mouth IsAlso BBC-HD.
1715BBC1PointlessNot Mo.
1800BBC2EggheadsAlso BBC-HD.
2200C4The Bank Job New!CAUTION: George Lamb hosts a general knowledge and tactics quiz. Fr 2100. HD.
2200FOODMasterchef The Professionals
23004Mus8 Out of 10 CatsMo-We only.

Monday 2 - Holiday Monday

0005C48 Out of 10 CatsHD.
0800BBC2Junior Bake OffThe final.
0930Rd4XFoul Play
1330RTR1What's the Story 2011?Panel game about last year's news.
1400RWalJest a Minute
1500Rad4Brain of Britain
16005STRWorld's Strongest Man x5
1635MOR4Come Dine With Me x4
1735BBC1Celebrity MastermindMichael Vaughan, Simon Armitage, Andi Osho, Richard Arnold. As seen in Scotland yesterday.
1800SKY1Got to DanceHD.
1800DAVEDragons' Den
1830Rad4The Unbelievable TruthMark Watson, Phill Jupitus, Jennin Wehn, Ed Byrne (comedian).
1835C4The Million Pound Drop LiveDavina and her father play, with Philip Spence hosting. Continues 1955 and 2135.
1855C4Come Dine With MeMade in Chelsea. Concludes 2015.
1930BBC2A Question of Taste New!Kirsty Wark hosts the Only Connect of nosh.
2000BBC2University ChallengeThe student series continues. Balliol Oxford v Pembroke Cambridge.
2030BBC4Only ConnectChampionship of Champions of Champions: Crossworders v Epicureans. Also BBC-HD.
2105C4CountdownSean Lock and Jon Richardson compete, CAUTION: Jimmy Carr hosts.
2240DAVEMock the Week

Shortcuts: Christmas Week | Sat 31 | Sun 1 Jan | Weekdays | Mon 2 | Tue 3 | Wed 4 | Thu 5 | Fri 6

Tuesday 3 - Holiday Scotland

0330BBC1Masterchef The ProfessionalsSigned.
1900BBC1Celebrity MastermindMichel Roux Jr, Jessica Hynes, Jon Sopel, Neil Hannon. HD.
2000ITVWho Wants to be a MillionaireNew Year. HD.
2000E4ShipwreckedPigging out. HD.
2100LIV2The Biggest Loser Australia
2100ITVThe Biggest Loser New!Davina McCall. HD. TV3 2130.
21005STRMost Shocking Talent Show Moments
2200BBC2Have I Got Old News for You
2240BBC2Mock the Week

Wednesday 4

0225BBC1Masterchef The ProfessionalsSigned.
0535C4Scrapheap ChallengeSigned.
1200CHALDirty Money x2First outing in years for Marcus Bentley's recycled cash quiz.
1400DAVEDragons' Den
1735S4CMedina dy Fusnes
1900ITV2Family FortunesHD.
1900BBC1Celebrity MastermindRachel Riley, Wayne Hemingway, Miles Jupp, Gary O'Donoghue. HD.
2000SKYAThe Devil's Dinner PartyBehind the scenes with the host of The Bank Job.
2100DAVEHave I Got a Bit More News for You
2200BBC2Mock the Week
2240DAVENever Mind the Buzzcocks

Thursday 5

0350BBC1Masterchef The ProfessionalsSigned.
0930Rd4xThe 99p Challenge
1900BBC1Celebrity MastermindSandie Shaw, Neil Dudgeon, Stewart Francis, Andrew Collins. HD.
2100C5Celebrity Big Brother New!Introducing the next set of lab rats. Followed by Bit on the Side. HD.
2100DAVEMock the Week
2140DAVEArgumental NightHD.
2200BBC2Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Friday 6

1755TG4Wipeout USA
1830Rad4The News Quiz
1900BBC1Celebrity MastermindJacqui Smith, Nathaniel Parke, Erin Boag, Jason Manford. HD.
1900RWalJest a MinuteA repeat from 2009.
1930BBC1A Question of SportHD.
1930C4Come Dine With MeTina Malone, Imogen Thomas, Paul Danan, David Van Day. HD.
2000BBC2Mastermind x2Show 1: Cambridge Apostles, Antonia Forest, French Revolution, Gustav Mahler. Show 2: Battles of WW2, Football League grounds, Watergate, Juvenal. Not Wales, also BBC-HD.
2000C5World's Toughest Trucker New!Driving across Australia.
2100DISCOne Man Army
2100C5Celebrity Big BrotherHD.
2130TV3MillionaireNew Year. Also ITV 2335.
2200BBC2QI XLInequality. Sandi Toksvig, Clive Anderson, Henning Wehn. Also BBC-HD.
2340DAVEMock the Week
0315BBC1Masterchef The ProfessionalsSigned.

Shortcuts: Christmas Week | Sat 31 | Sun 1 Jan | Weekdays | Mon 2 | Tue 3 | Wed 4 | Thu 5 | Fri 6

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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