TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows for the nine days commencing Saturday 24 June 2006

Schedules subject to change.

We have to pretend to be a grown-up listings magazine this week, and offer Schedule A and Schedule B for much of this week. Showing our Midlands sensibilities, we decree that Schedule A is for matches going out on ATV (or whatever the independent network is calling itself), and Schedule B is for matches going out on the BBC.

Saturday 24 June

0900BBC2 Mighty Truck O' Stuff
1010CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1610)
1400CBBC Raven New!Series one, just in case there's anyone on the planet who hasn't seen it yet.
1430CBBC 50/50 New!
1600CITV EliminatorITV announced this week that they'd stop making children's programmes. That's as in programmes aimed at children, rather than programmes made by children, of which there's an example in the next Week.
1655MOR4 Scrapheap Challenge Top 10
1730 C4 Deal or No Deal
1900ITV MillionaireBack to a full hour.
2035RTE1 Fame and Fortune
2115 C4 Big Brother (S4C 2200)

Sunday 25

0930CITV Eliminator
1005ITV2 Millionaire
1100BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1204Rad4 ISIHACPossibly the best round of One Song To The Tune Of Another this century.
1810Mor4 Deal or No Deal
2030Rad4 Absent FriendsTony Hawks investigates characters on the radio who write letters, but never appear on air. His trail starts with a correspondent in North Wales.
2100 C4 Big Brother (S4C 2200)


0700STYL Bargain Hunt
1025TV5M La cible
1110CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1510)
1130CBBC Raven
1230TV5M Jeu New!Exact details to be confirmed.
1300MOR4 Countdown (approx time)C4 episodes from 9 to 15 June.
1325S4C Deal or No Deal x2
1455 C4 Coach Trip (S4C 1800)Concludes on Friday.
1530 C4 Countdown (S4C 1510 next day, C4 rpt about 58 hours later.)Jan Ravens is appearing one hour too early.
1545Rad4 Georgian Giants New!What's a hugely successful television quiz host to do after your long-running show has been axed in favour of lessons in how not to handle a telephone? If you're William G. Stewart, you'll make a week-long series of short documentaries on sporting heroes of the 18th century.
1615 C4 RTS Daytime Programme Of The Year Deal or No Deal (Mor4 1810)
1715BBC2 Weakest Link
1800ITV The Price is RightExtra time on Mo, Tu, Fr afternoons may mean this show is dispensible.
2100 C4 Big Brother (S4C Mo 2230, Tu-We 2200, Th 2210)

Monday 26

1230BBC7 ISIHAC (also 1930)
1330Rad4 The Write StuffHenry James.
1605BBC2 Bamzooki New!It's also Matt's last day on Blue Peter. The fond farewell might have gone out only on the CBBC channel, which would have been just wrong.
1830Rad4 I'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueBack to the Halifax, where the regulars are joined by (Schedule A) Rob Brydon (Schedule B) Sandi Toksvig (Schedule C) Samantha.
2100LIV2 The Amazing RaceSpain.

Tuesday 27

1230BBC7 The News Quiz (also 1930)
1500ITV Cash Cab
1605BBC2 Bamzooki
1700ITV The Price is Right
2030BBC4 Never Mind the Full Stops
2100FTN Crazy Drivers
2200BBC2 University Challenge - The Repeats (NI 2320)News v Writers from 2 Jan.

Wednesday 28

1230BBC7 Whispers
1500ITV Cash Cab New!Postponed from Monday, the first of a new series.
1605BBC2 Bamzooki
2300Rad4 All The Way From Memphis

Thursday 29

1230BBC7 Just a Minute (also 1930)
1500ITV Cash Cab
1600S4C Mama Mia
1605BBC2 Bamzooki
2100 C4 Big Brother (S4C 2210)
2200BBC2 Mastermind (not 2W)Bruce Springsteen, The Titanic, Mary Secole, and the ultimate in small subjects, 20th Century Liechtenstein.
2230BBC4 Never Mind the Full StopsJilly Cooper, Paddy O'Connell, Marina Hyde, Simon Fanshawe.

Friday 30

1500ITV Cash Cab(Schedule A may apply)
1800ITV The Price is Right
2030 C4 Big Brother (also S4C)Continues 2200.
2130 C4 8 out of 10 Cats (S4C 0005)

Saturday 1 July (provisional)

Schedules A and B for this date are yet to be confirmed.

0900BBC2 Mighty Truck O' Stuff
1000CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1600)
1400CBBC Raven
1430CBBC 50/50
1600CITV Eliminator
1745 C4 Deal or No Deal
1915ITV Millionaire
2035RTE1 Fame and Fortune
2100 C4 Big Brother
2130BBC2 QI
2216TV5M Fort Boyard New!Which may or may not yet make it to air.

Sunday 2 (provisional)

0930CITV Eliminator
1020ITV2 Millionaire
1100BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1120CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1720)
1204Rad4 ISIHAC
1400CBBC Raven
1430CBBC 50/50
1810Mor4 Deal or No Deal
2100 C4 Big Brother

Phew. The good news is that, after 1 July, only two more days suffer from Schedule A / Schedule B, and it's only the evenings that are affected.



0700Don't Try This at Home
0900Power Breaking
0930Strongman Championship
1000Dog Eat Dog
1055Friends Like These
1200Catchphrase x2
1300Family Fortunes x2
1400Larry Grayson's Generation Game
1515Big Break
1600Bullseye x2
1900Larry Grayson's Generation Game
2015Big Break
2100Takeshi x2


As Saturday, except

0700Takeshi x2

Monday - Friday

0900Supermarket Sweep
0930Wheel of Fortune
1100Catchphrase x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1430Blind Date x2
1700Friends Like These
1800Takeshi x2
2000Stars in Their Eyes
2100See below

9pm programmes:

Mo - Bruce's Price is Right x2
Tu - Don't Try This At Home
We - Catchphrase x2
Th - Stars in Their Eyes
Fr - Family Fortunes x2, with Les Dennis

Channel abbreviations:

AONEAdventure One
BBC1BBC1 (Network unless otherwise noted)
BBC2BBC2 (Network unless otherwise noted)
2W BBC2 Wales digital service
BBC7BBC7 (Radio)
C5 Five
DHL Discovery Home and Leisure
DSCIDiscovery Science
ITV ITV (Network unless otherwise noted)
LIV UK Living TV
LIV2UK Living TV 2
MOR4More 4
Rad1BBC Radio 1
Rad2BBC Radio 2
Rad4BBC Radio 4
RSctBBC Radio Scotland
RUlsBBC Radio Ulster
RWalBBC Radio Wales
RTE1RTE1 (Irish)
RTR1RTE Radio 1 (Irish)
S4C S4C (analogue)
S4CDS4C Digidol
SCOTScottish / Grampian (ITV in Scotland)
SKY1Sky Onc
SKY3Sky Thrcc
TV3 TV3 (Irish)
TV5MTV5 Monde (Europe)
TG4 TG 4 (Irish)
UTV Ulster Television (ITV in Northern Ireland)

See also

TV Guide Last Week

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