TV Guide This Week


A guide to game shows for the nine days commencing Saturday 14 October 2006

New and notable this week:

The X Factor (ITV, 5.50pm Saturday)

Weighing in at a jaw-dropping two hours, it's abundently clear that ITV is devoid of programming ideas. Bring a pillow, and set the alarm for the second show at 9.10.

Cirque de Celebrité (Sky1, 7pm Sunday)

Ruby Wax invites various C-list celebrities (including, er, Zammo from Grange Hill) to perform circus stunts. It's a Star Academy for big top performers.

The Big Idea (Sky1, 9pm Sunday)

Ruth Badger (an Apprentice reject) hosts a Great British Invention competition. As it's shown on a minor cable channel, they can't get HRH Sir Prince Charles for the live final, and will instead rely on an Interactive Viewer Mega Phone-in. First viewer to call in and nominate an invention will determine the winner.

It Shouldn't Happen... (ITV, 10pm Tuesday)

"On a Hidden Camera Show" this week, with commentators including Dominik Diamond and Jeremy Beadle. And Tony Livesey, who could be a fantastic Countdown host.

The full listings

Saturday 14 October

1100Rad5 Fighting Talk
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1400CBBC Raven: The Island
1530CITV Jungle Run
1735BBC2 Eggheads x2For viewers in Scotland only.
1750BBC1 Strictly Come DancingContinues at 2115.
1750ITV X Factor
1945BBC1 One Against One HundredAs reviewed in the next Week.
1950ITV Saturday Night Takeaway
2015BBC2 QI
2025RTE1 Winning Streak
2110BBC2 Mock the Week
2145TV3 The Box
2300Rad4 Brain of BritainJust one-quarter as long as X-Factor, and a million times more interesting.

Sunday 15

1204Rad4 Quote Unquote
1400CBBC Raven: The Island
1530CITV Jungle Run
1700Mor4 Deal or No Deal
1750 C4 Deal or No Deal
1900SKY1 Cirque de Celebrité New!
2030S4C Mastermind Cymru
2100SKY1 The Big Idea New!


0700STYL Bargain Hunt (also 1400)
0900DISC Scrapheap Challenge
1000DSCI Scrapheap Challenge (also 1300, 1700)Different episodes.
1025TV5M La cible
1030Mor4 Countdown (approx time)2-6 October.
1115Mor4 Deal or No Deal
1215BBC1 Bargain Hunt
1232TV5M Des Chiffres et des Lettres
1400CBBC Get Your Own Back
1400ITV The Price is Right New!
1515BBC2 Through the Keyhole
1530 C4 Countdown (S4C 1510, C4 rpt about 58 hours later)Auditioning this week: Tom O'Connor.
1600ITV Jungle Run
1615BBC1 Crush
1615 C4 RTS Daytime Show Of the Year Deal or No Deal (S4C 1425, Mor4 1115 and 1805 next day)
1715BBC2 The Weakest Link
1800BBC2 Eggheads (Scot not Th)
1830BBC2 Strictly Come Dancing (Scot not Th)The daily editions.

Monday 16

1230BBC7 ISIHAC (also 1930)
1330Rad4 Brain of Britain 2006Heat 7: The Midlands.
1830Rad4 Quote Unquote
2000BBC2 Mastermind (Scot 1930) BackR2: Edward I, Jim Carrey, "Gormanghast", Rosa Parks.
2030BBC2 University Challenge (not 2W) BackR1: Durham v Churchill Cambridge.
2200BBC2 Have I Got News for You New!A repeat of last Friday's edition.
2200TV3 The Box
2200LIV Jade's Pa

Tuesday 17

1230BBC7 The News Quiz (also 1930)
2200ITV It Shouldn't Happen... Special

Wednesday 18

1230BBC7 Wireless Wise
1330Rad4 Where In the World?A global panel game.
1830Rad4 Banter
2320BBC2 The Apprentice USA

Thursday 19

1230BBC7 Just a Minute (also 1930)
1830Rad4 The Unbelievable Truth New!A panel game in which competitors are encouraged to tell lies and smuggle truth past their opponents. David Mitchell hosts, and he's now approaching Tony Slattery's levels of ubiquity.
2000BBC2 The Best Bits of Dragon's Den
2100ITV Ladette to Lady
2200BBC2 Mock the WeekRussell Howard should be here.
2320BBC2 The Apprentice USA

Friday 20

1230BBC7 Who Goes There? New!A quiz about the famous, hosted by Martin Young. No, us neither.
1700BBC1 The Slammer
1700TOON Skatoony
1830Rad4 The News Quiz (also 1228 Sat)
1900BBC1 A Question of Sport
2002RTE1 Buille Faoi Thuairim
2100BBC1 Have I Got News For YouAlistair McGowan hosts.
2200BBC2 QI (not 2W)The next episode airs on BBC4 at 2230.
2200 C4 8 Out of 10 Cats (also S4C) New!Lee Mack is amongst the bookings.

Saturday 21 (provisional)

1100Rad5 Fighting Talk (also R Scotland)
1228Rad4 The News Quiz
1400CBBC Raven: The Island
1530CITV Jungle Run
1745BBC1 Strictly Come DancingAnd 2130.
1750BBC2 EggheadsFor viewers in Scotland only.
1755ITV X FactorAnd 2110.
1955ITV Saturday Night Takeaway
1955BBC1 One Against One Hundred
2000RTE1 Winning Streak
2100 G2 Buzzcocks Night Special
2200TV3 The Box
2245BBC2 QI
2300Rad4 Brain of Britain

Sunday 22 October (provisional)

0810CBBS The Shiny Show (also 1410)
1204Rad4 Quote Unquote
1530CITV Jungle Run
1700Mor4 Deal or No Deal
1750 C4 Deal or No Deal (S4C 1615)
2030S4C Mastermind Cymru
2100 G2 Buzzcocks Night Special



0700Roller Jam
0800The Crystal Maze
1000Catchphrase x3
1130Price is Right x3
1300Millionaire x2
1500Family Fortunes x3
1630Bullseye x3
1800Blankety Blank
1930Family Fortunes
2000Bullseye x2
2100Fear Factor
2230Showbiz Darts


As Saturday until

1700Gladiators x4
2100Fear Factor
2230Showbiz Darts

Monday - Friday

0700Going for Gold
0800The Crystal Maze
0900Supermarket Sweep
0930Wheel of Fortune
1000Catchphrase x2
1100Eggheads x2
1200Family Fortunes x2
1500Fifteen-to-One x2
1600Eggheads x2
1700Family Fortunes
1800Fear Factor
1900Roller Jam x2
2000Bullseye x2
2230Showbiz Darts

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
TOONCartoon Network
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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