TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows for the nine days commencing Saturday 26 August 2006

Schedules subject to change.

Saturday 26 August

0700DSCI Scrapheap ChallengeContinues all day.
1120CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1720)
1231RWal Extra Time Quiz (also 1732)
1400CBBC Raven
1430CBBC 50/50
1530CITV Jungle Run New!
1600CITV Eliminator
1850BBC1 Maria
1900ITV X-FactorCowell and Osbourne channel the spirit of Cilla Black and set Walsh up on a blind date. Oh, and some people sing badly, but this is incidental to the main plot.
1950BBC1 Init To Winnit
2010RTE1 Fame and Fortune
2025ITV Millionaire
2125BBC2 The Story of Light EntertainmentImpressionists. Caution: contains Avid Merrion. Remember him?
2125ITV All-Star Cup New!Celebrities playing golf. Competitors run the whole alphabet of celebrity, from Bruce Forsyth through Bradley Walsh, Ross Kemp, Phil Tufnell, right down to Chris Evans and a rubbish karaoke singer they picked up down the pub. Commentary from the unlikely trio of Andrew Castle (tennis), Renton Laidlaw (golf), and Ronnie Corbett (funny). Compered by Antan Dec.
2216TV5M Fort Boyard
2300Rad4 X Marks the Spot
2315ITV Love Island

Sunday 27

0700DSCI Scrapheap ChallengeContinues all day.
0930CITV Eliminator
1100ITV2 All-Star Cup Special
1120CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1720)
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1230BBC1 Bargain Hunt (except N England) New!
1400CBBC Raven
1430CBBC 50/50
1500ITV All-Star CupApart from a repeat of last night's X-Factor, ITV is sport all the way from 9.25 to 7pm.
1750 C4 Britain's Top DogA canine talent show. Hosted by Lisa Tarbuck. Make your own jokes.
1810Mor4 Deal or No Deal
2100 C4 Big Brother's Winner's Week SpecialWhat Pete did next.
2200ITV Love Island


0700STYL Bargain Hunt (also 1400)
1000DSCI Junkyard Wars (also 1300, 1700)
1025TV5M La cible
1030CITV Jungle Run (also 1430)
1130CBBC Raven
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1232TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1300MOR4 Countdown (approx time)C4 episodes from 11 to 17 August.
1330CBBC Get Your Own Back
1515BBC2 Sudo-Q
1530 C4 Countdown (S4C 1525, C4 rpt about 58 hours later; 1525 Mon)Paul Zenon this week.
1605BBC1 50/50 (not Mon, Fri)
1615 C4 RTS Daytime Show Of the Year Deal or No Deal (1610 Mon, also S4C) New!The beard is back.
1630BBC2 Let Me Entertain You
1640CBBS The Shiny Show
1700ITV The Sharon Osbourne Show (not Mo) New!The sound you can hear is another nail being driven into the coffin of Britain's erstwhile fave commercial channel. Guests over the week include some hairdressers, Maureen Lipman, Claire Sweeney, and Caution Chico.
1730CBBC Raven: The IslandThe final week.
1800TV3 The Price is RightContinues in Ireland only.
1810MOR4 Deal or No Deal

Monday 28

1200ITV All-Star Cup SpecialFull marks for ambition, this continues till 1930 with only a half-hour break for news.
1230BBC7 ISIHAC (also 1930)
1330Rad4 X Marks The SpotSimon Fanshawe, Sue Gaisford, Robin Simon.
1830Rad4 Just a MinuteFrom the Edinburgh festival.
2000BBC2 MastermindSpecialist subjects are to be confirmed.
2030BBC2 University Challenge (not 2W)Merton Oxford v Manchester.
2100ITV Love Island (also TV3)Good grief, is this the final?

Tuesday 29

1230BBC7 The News Quiz (also 1930)
2100ITV Bad Lads' ArmyConcludes 2300. Another masterpiece of scheduling there.

Wednesday 30

1230BBC7 Wireless Wise
1733TV5M Fort BoyardJuliette Arnaud and Amara Simba, playing for UNICEF.
2320BBC2 The Apprentice USA New!NI 2350, 2W 0000

Thursday 31

1230BBC7 Just a Minute (also 1930)
2000BBC2 Dragon's Den (Scot 2100)
2000ITV2 Gameshow Marathon US New!1: The Price is Right. Featuring Ricki Lake as Antan Dec, and someone as their Eamonn Holmes. The night-time repeat has been cancelled for yet another call-and-lose show.
2200BBC2 Time TrumpetIncludes discussion on the rise and fall and rise and fall of Noel Edmonds. Isn't this meant to be a satire from 2030, not October 2006?
2350BBC2 The Apprentice USA

Friday 1 September

2002RTE1 Buille Faoi Thuairim
2130 C4 Best Of The Worst New!Teams pick the worst responses from comedy categories. Alexander Armstrong, David Mitchell, Johnny Vaughan.
2132RWal Jest a Minute New!A panel game about comedy. Can you see what they did there? Rhod Gilbert has us reaching for our AM radios.

Saturday 2 (provisional)

1120CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1720)
1530CITV Jungle Run
1600CITV Eliminator
1745 C4 Deal or No Deal
1850BBC1 Maria
1900ITV X-Factor
1950BBC1 Init To Winnit
2000RTE1 Fame and Fortune
2030ITV Millionaire
2216TV5M Fort Boyard
2300Rad4 X Marks the Spot

Sunday 3 (provisional)

1120CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1720)
1204Rad4 Just a Minute
1400CBBC Raven
1430CBBC 50/50
1810Mor4 Deal or No Deal


Saturday and Sunday

0700Takeshi x2
0800The Crystal Maze
1000Catchphrase x3
1130Family Fortunes x3
1400Bullseye x3
1700The Crystal Maze
1800Takeshi x2
1900Bullseye x2 (Sun: Takeshi)
2000Can You Tell? x2 (Sun: Takeshi)
2100Fear Factor
2300Can You Tell? x2

Monday - Friday

0800Knockout New!
0900Price is Right x2
1000Catchphrase x2 New!
1100Eggheads x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1500Fifteen-to-One x2
1600Eggheads x2
1800Takeshi x2
1900The Crystal Maze (not Tu)
2000Stars in Their Eyes (Tu 1900)
2100Fear Factor

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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