Schedules for the UK & Ireland
September 12th, 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
 September 12th 2014

Welcome to the 12th September update. Full schedules through to early October are available below, for both Channel 4 and Sky One. I'm busy during the coming week, so the next update will be around Monday Sept 22; e-mail me at if you need to contact me in the meantime.


 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 12th September to 3rd October 2014

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

C4 are currently airing season 20 in the evergreen 6pm weekdays slot.

Season 7 occupies the Saturday lunchtime and Sunday afternoon varying-in-number slots at the moment.

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 12 SEP  18:00  S20  Lost Verizon  
SAT 13 SEP  12:15  S7   Lisa the Iconoclast
            12:45  S7   Homer the Smithers
SUN 14 SEP  14:55  S7   The Day the Violence Died
MON 15 SEP  18:00  S20  Double, Double, Boy in Trouble
TUE 16 SEP  18:00  S20  Dangerous Curves
WED 17 SEP  18:00  S20  Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
THU 18 SEP  18:00  S20  Mypods and Boomsticks
FRI 19 SEP  18:00  S20  The Burns and the Bees
SAT 20 SEP  12:25  S7   A Fish Called Selma
SUN 21 SEP  15:00  S7   Bart on the Road
MON 22 SEP  18:00  S20  Lisa the Drama Queen
TUE 23 SEP  18:00  S20  Take My Wife, Please
WED 24 SEP  18:00  S20  How the Test Was Won
THU 25 SEP  18:00  S20  No Loan Again, Naturally
FRI 26 SEP  18:00  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
SAT 27 SEP  12:30  S7   22 Short Films About Springfield
SUN 28 SEP  15:00  S7   Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson
                             in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
MON 29 SEP  18:00  S20  In the Name of the Grandfather
TUE 30 SEP  18:00  S20  Wedding for Disaster
WED 01 OCT  18:00  S20  Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
THU 02 OCT  18:00  S20  The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
FRI 03 OCT  18:00  S20  Father Knows Worst
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 12th September to 3rd October 2014

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

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 9 at 6pm weekdays. A repeat run of season 21 follows.

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
 12th September to 10th October 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. The 5pm episode is dropped from Monday 22 September. Most Saturdays and Sundays see a few scattered episodes, times and numbers vary but they usually fall between 6pm and 8pm on Saturday and 4:30pm and 8:30pm on Sunday.

Sky1's relatively organised scheduling continues, with most seasons playing through in some sort of order - but things are getting a lot more repetitive, too. Seasons 12, 23 and 24 comprise the majority of the schedule in September beckons, but episodes are often repeating themselves within a few days (not even within a different 'strand', in some cases)! It's particularly bad with season 24, within a dozen episodes repeated multiple times in the coming month. Downright bizarre. Still, seasons 6 and 18 remain in the mix too, adding variety.

New episodes: As of August 24th, season 25 has finished its first run. No word on a season 26 premiere date yet, unsurprisingly!

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

FRI 12 SEP  17:00  S23  Ned'n'Edna's Blend Agenda
            18:30  S12  A Tale of Two Springfields
            19:00  S12  Insane Clown Poppy
            19:30  S12  Lisa the Tree-Hugger
SAT 13 SEP  18:00  S6   Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
            18:30  S12  Homer vs Dignity
            19:00  S12  The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
            19:30  S12  The Great Money Caper
SUN 14 SEP  16:00  S24  Fabulous Faker Boy
            16:30  S6   The PTA Disbands
            17:00  S6   'Round Springfield
            17:30  S6   The Springfield Connection
            19:00  S12  Skinner's Sense of Snow
MON 15 SEP  17:00  S12  HOM-R
            18:30  S12  Pokey Mom
            19:00  S12  Worst Episode Ever
            19:30  S12  Tennis the Menace
TUE 16 SEP  17:00  S12  Day of the Jackanapes
            18:30  S12  New Kids on the Blecch
            19:00  S12  Hungry, Hungry Homer
            19:30  S12  Bye Bye Nerdie
WED 17 SEP  17:00  S12  Simpson Safari
            18:30  S12  Trilogy of Error
            19:00  S12  I'm Goin' to Praiseland
THU 18 SEP  17:00  S12  Children of a Lesser Clod
            18:30  S12  Simpsons Tall Tales
            19:00  S24  The Changing of the Guardian
            19:30  S24  Love is a Many-Splintered Thing
FRI 19 SEP  17:00  S24  Hardly Kirk-ing
            18:30  S24  Gorgeous Grampa
            19:00  S24  Black-Eyed, Please
            19:30  S24  Dark Knight Court
SAT 20 SEP  18:00  S6   Lemon of Troy
            18:30  S24  What Animated Women Want
SUN 21 SEP  16:00  S24  Fabulous Faker Boy
            16:30  S6   Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 1
            17:00  S6   A Star is Burns
            17:30  S6   Lisa's Rival
            19:00  S24  Pulpit Friction
            20:00  S23  Beware My Cheating Bart
MON 22 SEP  18:30  S24  The Saga of Carl
            19:00  S24  Black-Eyed, Please
            19:30  S24  Dangers on a Train
TUE 23 SEP  18:30  S24  Dangers on a Train
            19:00  S24  Dark Knight Court
            19:30  S24  Gorgeous Grampa
WED 24 SEP  18:30  S24  The Changing of the Guardian
            19:00  S24  Love is a Many-Splintered Thing
THU 25 SEP  18:30  S24  Hardly Kirk-ing
FRI 26 SEP  19:00  S24  Pulpit Friction
            19:30  S24  Dark Knight Court
SAT 27 SEP  18:00  S6   Bart of Darkness
            18:30  S24  The Saga of Carl
SUN 28 SEP  16:30  S6   Another Simpsons Clip Show
            19:00  S24  Black-Eyed Please
MON 29 SEP  18:30  S18  The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
            19:00  S6   Itchy and Scratchy Land
            19:30  S17  My Fair Laddy
TUE 30 SEP  18:30  S18  Jazzy and the Pussycats
            19:00  S6   Sideshow Bob Roberts
            19:30  S11  Faith Off
WED 01 OCT  18:30  S24  Fabulous Faker Boy
            19:00  S6   Treehouse of Horror V
THU 02 OCT  18:30  S18  Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
            19:00  S18  Treehouse of Horror XVII
            19:30  S6   Bart's Girlfriend
FRI 03 OCT  18:30  S15  I, D'oh!-bot
            19:00  S6   Lisa on Ice
            19:30  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
SAT 04 OCT  18:00  Not yet scheduled
            18:30  S4   Homer the Heretic
SUN 05 OCT  16:00  Not yet scheduled
            16:30  S4   Lisa the Beauty Queen
            17:00  S4   Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie
            17:30  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
            19:00  S4   Marge Gets A Job
MON 06 OCT  18:30  S18  Moe'n'a Lisa
            19:00  S6   Homer Badman
            19:30  S5   Cape Feare
TUE 07 OCT  18:30  S18  Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)
            19:00  S6   Grampa vs Sexual Inadequacy
            19:30  S5   Rosebud
WED 08 OCT  18:30  S18  The Haw-Hawed Couple
            19:00  S6   Fear of Flying
            19:30  S5   Homer Goes to College
THU 09 OCT  18:30  S18  Kill Gil Vols. 1 & 2
            19:00  S18  Stop or My Dig Will Shoot
            19:30  S5   Treehouse of Horror IV
FRI 10 OCT  18:30  S18  The Wife Aquatic
            19:00  S6   And Maggie Makes Three
            19:30  S5   Marge on the Lam
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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