Schedules for the UK & Ireland
July 18th, 2014 edition

Maintained by Wesley Mead

This page provides complete scheduling information for "The Simpsons" in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Schedules are available for Channel 4, S4C, Sky 1/Sky 1 HD and RTÉ airings. All times are GMT, and all scheduled slot times last 30 minutes. All episodes are subtitled for the hearing impaired.

If you would like television listings for other countries please click here, where you can get schedules for many countries around the world, including Germany and Australia. You may also like to check out my guide to BBFC classification of the show in the UK.

 Latest Update
 July 14th 2014

Welcome to the 18th July update. Full schedules right through to early August are available below, for both Channel 4 and Sky One. I'll be back next Friday, the 25th; I'm at (note the change in address!) if you need to contact me in the meantime.

You might also like to check out The Ann Arbor Review of Books, where I'm writing a regular column about British perception of American culture, "Imported Goods". (The site is from Charlie Sweatpants of Dead Homer Society.)


 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 18th July to 1st August 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21

C4 are currently airing season 14 in the evergreen 6pm weekdays slot.

Season 7 occupies the Saturday lunchtime singles and Sunday afternoon varying-amount slots at the moment. ("Marge Be Not Proud" is skipped, perhaps due to its Christmastime 2013 broadcast.) A late night outing on Wed 23 July sees "The City of New York vs Homer Simpson" get an out-of-season rerun.

Note that all episodes that air on Channel 4 are simulcast on Channel 4 HD and can be viewed one hour later on their timeshift service, Channel 4 +1. (Same goes for the movie on Film4 and Film4 HD).

FRI 18 JUL  18:00  S14  The Great Louse Detective
SAT 19 JUL  12:00  S7   138th Episode Spectacular
SUN 20 JUL  No episodes scheduled
MON 21 JUL  18:00  S14  Special Edna
TUE 22 JUL  18:00  S14  The Dad Who Knew Too Little
WED 23 JUL  18:00  S14  Strong Arms of the Ma
            00:30  S9   The City of New York vs Homer Simpson
THU 24 JUL  18:00  S14  Pray Anything
FRI 25 JUL  18:00  S14  Barting Over
SAT 26 JUL  12:05  S7   Team Homer
SUN 27 JUL  14:25  S7   Two Bad Neighbours
            14:55  S7   Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
MON 28 JUL  18:00  S14  I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can
TUE 29 JUL  18:00  S14  A Star is Born Again
WED 30 JUL  18:00  S14  Mr Spritz Goes to Washington
THU 31 JUL  18:00  S14  C.E. D'oh!
FRI 01 AUG  18:00  S14  'Scuse Me While I Miss The Sky
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 18th July to 8th August 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 15 at 6pm weekdays, with season 14 following.

Exact episode/slot details remain inconsistent, so I've not supplied detailed info, as it'll probably be incorrect. Many thanks to Phinbart for assistance.

For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 18th July to 8th August 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24

Currently on Sky1, most weekdays are home to an episode at 5pm and a triple bill from 6:30pm. Most Saturdays see a few scattered episodes, and there's usually a Sunday evening five-pack from 5:30pm to 8pm.

From Monday 21st July, there's also a weekday 2pm double-bill, for the summer holidays; the following weekends see Saturdays and Sundays streamlined into consistent 5:30pm/6pm/7:30pm and 6:30pm/7pm/7:30pm, respectively.

Sky1's relatively organised scheduling continues. Seasons 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 17, 18, 23 and 24 comprise the majority of the schedule, and most are currently getting structured, airdate-order runthroughs, to a greater or lesser extent. Most notable is the weekend broadcast of S5, and the weekday 2pm double-bill being filled out with season 12 (no word on which season will follow it there, yet), easily Sky's most-broadcast run of recent months. See the full details below for slots and times.

New episodes: None currently scheduled. Hopefully the S25 run will conclude soon.

Note that new episodes, and repeats of episodes from mid-season 20 onwards, are now simulcast on Sky 1 HD, in High Definition.

FRI 18 JUL  17:00  S23  Holidays of Future Passed
            18:30  S18  Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
            19:00  S12  Hungry, Hungry Homer
            19:30  S24  Moonshine River
SAT 19 JUL  18:00  S24  Hardly Kirk-ing
            18:30  S24  Gorgeous Grampa
            19:30  S5   Marge on the Lam
SUN 20 JUL  18:00  S17  Marge and Homer Turn A Couple Play
            18:30  S5   Bart's Inner Child
            19:00  S5   Boy Scoutz 'n' the Hood
            19:30  S5   The Last Temptation of Homer
            20:00  S23  Ned'n'Edna's Blend Agenda
MON 21 JUL  14:00  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
            14:30  S12  A Tale of Two Springfields
            17:00  S24  Adventures in Baby-Getting
            18:30  S18  Homerazzi
            19:00  S12  Bye Bye Nerdie
            19:30  S10  They Saved Lisa's Brain
TUE 22 JUL  14:00  S12  Insane Clown Poppy
            14:30  S12  Lisa the Tree-Hugger
            17:00  S24  Gone Abie Gone
            18:30  S18  Marge Gamer
            19:00  S12  Simpson Safari
            19:30  S24  Dark Knight Court
WED 23 JUL  14:00  S12  Homer vs Dignity
            14:30  S12  The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
            17:00  S24  A Tree Grows in Springfield
            18:30  S18  The Boys of Bummer
            19:00  S12  Trilogy of Error
            19:30  S24  What Animated Women Want
THU 24 JUL  14:00  S12  The Great Money Caper
            14:30  S12  Skinner's Sense of Snow
            17:00  S24  The Day the Earth Stood Cool
            18:30  S18  Crook and Ladder
            19:00  S12  I'm Goin' to Praiseland
            19:30  S24  Pulpit Friction
FRI 25 JUL  14:00  S12  Hom-R
            14:30  S12  Pokey Mom
            17:00  S24  The Changing of the Guardian
            18:00  S11  Saddlesore Galactica
            18:30  S18  Stop or My Dog Will Shoot
            19:00  S12  Children of a Lesser Clod
            19:30  S24  Fabulous Baker Boy
SAT 26 JUL  17:30  S24  Homer Goes to Prep School
            18:00  S24  Penny Wiseguys
            19:30  S5   $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying
                          and Love Legalized Gambling)
SUN 27 JUL  17:30  S5   Homer the Vigilante
            18:00  S5   Bart Gets Famous
            18:30  S5   Homer and Apu
MON 28 JUL  14:00  S12  Worst Episode Ever
            14:30  S12  Tennis the Menace
            17:00  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
            18:30  To Be Confirmed
            19:00  S12  Simpsons Tall Tales
            19:30  S24  Treehouse of Horror XXIII
TUE 29 JUL  14:00  S12  Day of the Jackanapes
            14:30  S12  New Kids on the Blecch
            17:00  S24  A Test Before Trying
            18:30  S18  24 Minutes
            19:00  S24  The Saga of Carl
            19:30  S24  Dark Knight Court
WED 30 JUL  14:00  S12  Hungry, Hungry Homer
            14:30  S12  Bye Bye Nerdie
            17:00  S24  Love is a Many-Splintered Thing
            18:30  S18  You Kent Always Say What You Want
            19:00  S3   Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
            19:30  S11  Brother's Little Helper
THU 31 JUL  14:00  S12  Simpson Safari
            14:30  S12  Trilogy of Error
            17:00  S5   Cape Feare
            18:30  S24  To Cur, with Love
            19:00  S17  The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
            19:30  S17  Homer's Paternity Coot
FRI 01 AUG  14:00  S12  I'm Goin' to Praiseland
            14:30  S12  Children of a Lesser Clod
            17:00  S5   Rosebud
            18:30  S24  Moonshine River
            19:00  S24  Black-Eyed Please
            19:30  S24  Hardly Kirk-ing
SAT 02 AUG  17:30  S23  The Food Wife
            18:00  S23  The Book Job
            19:30  S5   Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
SUN 03 AUG  17:30  S5   Deep Space Homer
            18:00  S5   Homer Loves Flanders
            18:30  S5   Bart Gets An Elephant
MON 04 AUG  14:00  S12  Simpsons Tall Tales
            14:30  To Be Confirmed
            17:00  S5   Homer Goes to College
            18:30  S11  E-I-E-I-D'oh!
            19:00  S4   Homer the Heretic
TUE 05 AUG  14:00  To Be Confirmed
            14:30  To Be Confirmed
            17:00  S5   Treehouse of Horror IV
            18:30  S11  Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
            19:00  S4   Lisa the Beauty Queen
            19:30  S11  It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
WED 06 AUG  14:00  To Be Confirmed
            14:30  To Be Confirmed
            17:00  S5   Marge on the Lam
            18:30  S11  Take My Wife, Sleaze
            19:00  S4   Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie
            19:30  S11  Behind the Laughter
THU 07 AUG  14:00  To Be Confirmed
            14:30  To Be Confirmed
            17:00  S5   Bart's Inner Child
            18:30  S11  Faith Off
            19:00  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
            19:30  S3   Radio Bart
FRI 08 AUG  14:00  To Be Confirmed
            14:30  To Be Confirmed
            17:00  S5   Boy Scoutz 'n' the Hood
            18:30  S11  Days of Wine and D'ohses
            19:00  S4   Marge Gets A Job
            19:30  S23  Lisa Goes Gaga
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated May 2014

Latest UK DVDs: Season 16 is out now; Frink adorns the front cover this time around. Order it now, and look out for my review of the season on the News page eventually (I promise!). Season 15 is, of course, still available to buy on DVD; my review is now available here.

UK scheduling history: check out my June 2012 piece for Dead Homer Society, "English? Who Needs That?": The Simpsons in the United Kingdom, a 3000-word piece on the show's history, scheduling and ratings over here. (Also check out The Ann Arbor Review of Books, where I'm writing a regular column about British perception of American culture, "Imported Goods".)

Credit where credit's due: Many thanks to David McCormick, creator of this page and original maintainer; Brian Petersen and Adam Wolf, who contributed HTML; and Phinbart, Jared Morris, Robert Burroughs, Matt Johnson, Danny M and Ben Clifford for helping out around these parts - much appreciated! Thanks also to the members of the No Homers Club who regularly contribute to the UK scheduling discussing thread, which is very closely linked with this page (I post as Wezzo there).

Contact: Being completely accurate is great, but unfortunately, sometimes unattainable. Changes can occur that are beyond my control; if you spot any such late amendments, note any errors, or have any suggestions or queries regarding the listings, please contact me - details here, e-mail is your best bet for a speedy answer.

Syndication of listings: If you wish to use these listings on your site (with credit, please!), drop me a line.

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