TV Guide This Week

An early start for the week's new show: Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 8.30am Saturday and Sunday). It's the finals of The X Factor (ITV, 8.20 Saturday), Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm Thursday) and Masterchef Ireland (RTE2, 9.30 Thursday). There's a Women of Big Brother special edition of Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 6.40 Sunday), and celebrity editions of Pointless and Eggheads during the week.

Schedules subject to change.

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Saturday 8 December

0755CBBCTotal Wipeout
0830CITVFort Boyard Ultimate Challenge New!Another run of team challenges, with Laura Hamilton and Andy Akinwolere hosting. Also ITV.
0900CBBCGory Games
1100Rad5Fighting Talk
1305ITVFamous Family Fortunes
1530TV5Questions Pour un Champion
1620C4Come Dine with Me Ireland x5
1635CITVJungle Run
1730BBC1A Question of SportMichael Owen, Anna Watkins, Steve Harmison, Michael Jamieson.
1800BBC1Pointless CelebritiesEdwina Currie and Diane Abbott, Dave Spikey and Jane McDonald, Newsround's Ellie Crissell and GTV's Lizo Mzimba, Kerry Katona and Kim Woodburn.
1850BBC1Strictly Come DancingAdditional commentary on Ceefax p301.
2000CHALBob's Full House
2000ITVThe X FactorLive from a derelict station in Manchester. Also TV3. The Xtra Factor at 2200 on ITV2 and TV3.
2020RTE1Winning Streak
2200BBC2QI XLSubject to delay if the snooker goes long. Also BBC-HD. Scotland 2300.
2240DAVEMock the Week
2300Rad4Brain of Britain

Sunday 9

0830CITVFort Boyard Ultimate ChallengeAlso ITV.
0925ITVThere's No Taste Like Home
1000Rd4XDesert Island DiscsThe JAM years, with Sheila Hancock (2000).
1025ITVDinner Date
1125ITVDickinson's Real Deal
1204Rad4I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
1315BBC1Bargain HuntSD. Not Scotland.
1415ITVThe X FactorTV3 1340.
1615Mor4Come Dine With Me x5
1625C4Deal or No DealAudioD.
1635CITVJungle Run
1840ITVWho Wants to be a Millionaire SpecialWomen of Big Brother special. David Hasselhoff and Denise Welch; Tim Vine and Cheryl Fergison; John Partridge and Alison Hammond.
1900WTCHMasterchef Australia
1900BBC1Strictly Come Dancing
1840TV3Junior MastermindFor the Salmon of Knowledge trophy.
1915TG4An Jig Gig
1940ITVThe X FactorConfirming the winner is Thomas the Tank Engine. Also TV3, and The Xtra Factor on TV3 and ITV2 at 2140.
2300BBC2Never Mind the BuzzcocksAlso BBC-HD. Not NI.

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1000C4Come Dine With Me x5
1005CBBCBlast Lab
1140CBBCThe Slammer
1215BBC1Bargain HuntSome episodes SD.
1415BBC2The Weakest LinkWe not Scotland.
1440C4CountdownDave Spikey. Finals week begins on Wednesday. Not Fr. SD.
1500ITVDickinson's Real Deal
1525TV5 Questions Pour un Champion
1530C41001 Things You Should Know
1600C4Deal or No DealAudioD.
1600Rd4XThe 4 O'Clock ShowContains episodes of Keep It In the Family. And Mel Giedroyc.
1600ITVBritain's Best Bakery
1700ITVThe Chase
1700C4Come Dine With MeSouth east London.
1715BBC1PointlessSome celebrities not good enough for Saturday.
1800BBC2Celebrity EggheadsSee daily listings for details. Also BBC-HD.
1830BBC2Strictly Come Dancing It Takes TwoAlso BBC-HD.
1900WTCHMasterchef AustraliaAll star challenge.

Monday 10

0330BBC1Handmade RevolutionSigned.
1500Rad4Brain of Britain
1800BBC2Celebrity EggheadsPanto stars: Linda Lusardi, Sam Kane, Vicki Michelle, John Altman, Joe Pasquale.
1830Rad4I'm Sorry I Haven't a CluePreston. Victoria Wood is the guest panelist, Celebrity Big Brother's Jack Dee the guest host.
2000BBC2University ChallengeSt George's London v Lancaster.
2030BBC4Only ConnectThe third-place play-off.
2030BBC2Masterchef The ProfessionalsAlso BBC-HD.
2100DAVEHave I Got A Bit More News for You
2100LIVAmerica's Next Top ModelSilk worms.
2200DAVEMock the Week
2200BBC2Never Mind the BuzzcocksLiza Tarbuck hosts, with Rita Ora, Labrinth, Jameela Jamil, Jason Manford. NI 2350, Scotland 2200 Thu.
2200BBC2Limmy's Show
2200CHALBritain's Strongest Man 2012 x2
2200C48 Out of 10 CatsMicky Flanagan, Mel Giedroyc, Stephen Graham, Katherine Ryan.
2235BBC1Have I Got A Bit More News for YouDavid Mitchell, Susan Calman, Janet Street-Porter. NI 2305.
2240DAVEWould I Lie to You?

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Tuesday 11

1800BBC2Celebrity EggheadsTheatre: Derek Jacobi, Frances Barber, Neil Dudgeon, Fiona Laird, Emma Fielding.
1900BBC3Total WipeoutCelebrities.
2000BBC2Masterchef The Professionals
2100DAVEQI XL x2
2200E4Tool Academy
2300DAVEMock the Week
2340DAVENever Mind the Buzzcocks

Wednesday 12

1740S4CY Lifft
1800BBC2Celebrity EggheadsFood and Drink: Kevin Woodford, Silvena Rowe, Susie Barrie, Aldo Zilli, Valentina Harris.
2000BBC2Masterchef The Professionals
2100TV3Battle of the Irish BridesmaidsThe good, bad, and ugly.
2300DAVEMock the Week

Thursday 13

1800BBC2Celebrity EggheadsHome and garden, apparently: Alistair Appleton, Brookside's Simon O'Brien, Fort Boyard's Laura Hamilton, X-Fire's Ed Hall, Angus Purden.
0930Rd4XJust a MinuteClem and Merton and Clary and Hawks. July 2002.
2000ITV2The X Factor UsTV3 2030.
2000BBC1Young The ApprenticeSelling something to cool young people. Being sold by uncool young people.
2000BBC2Masterchef The ProfessionalsIt's the grand final.
2000C5World's Strongest Man 2012
2130RTE2Masterchef IrelandAnd it's the final here, too.
2200ITV2Celebrity JuiceA Juicemas Carol (1/2)

Friday 14

0355BBC1Handmade RevolutionSigned.
1800BBC2Celebrity EggheadsWatersports: Sophie Hosking, Alan Campbell, Jon Schofield, Heather Stanning, Cheer Up Peter Reed.
2000BBC2Mastermind British Number Ones 1963-00, Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, Kett's Rebellion, Michael Foot.
2000C4Come Dine With MeThe Wirral.
2100ITV2The X Factor UsAlso TV3.
2100BBC1Have I Got News for You
2130RLLYThe Weakest LinkWind-ups, out-takes, and spectacularly wrong answers.
2200SKY1A League of Their OwnRoughing it this week: Vincent Co., Lee Mack, Ickle Billie Piper.
2200BBC2QIJobs: Sarah Millican, David Mitchell, Richard Coles.
2220DAVEMock the Week
2330BBC1Would I Lie to You?

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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.

Signed - in-vision British Sign Language translation.

Shows on BBC1, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV2, E4, Sky Living, and Sky One are in HD unless specified as SD. Shows on other channels are marked as HD.

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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