Schedules for the UK & Ireland
September 26th, 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 26th 2014

Welcome to the 26th September update. Apologies for skipping last week entirely, but I was snowed under with other work to do. Normal service has now resumed, however, and full schedules through to mid-October are available below, for both Channel 4 and Sky One. Next update will be Friday Oct 3rd; e-mail me at if you need to contact me in the meantime.


 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 26th September to 17th 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. A repeat run of season 21 follows directly after.

Season 7 occupies the Saturday lunchtime slot at the moment. The Sunday afternoon slots are taking a break for 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 26 SEP  18:00  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
SAT 27 SEP  12:30  S7   22 Short Films About Springfield
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
SAT 04 OCT  12:25  S7   Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson
                             in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
MON 06 OCT  18:00  S20  Waverly Hills 9021-D'oh!
TUE 07 OCT  18:00  S20  Four Great Women and a Manicure
WED 08 OCT  18:00  S20  Coming to Homerica
THU 09 OCT  18:00  S21  Homer the Whopper
FRI 10 OCT  18:00  S21  Bart Gets A "Z"
SAT 11 OCT  12:30  S7   Much Apu About Nothing
MON 13 OCT  18:00  S21  The Great Wife Hope
TUE 14 OCT  18:00  S21  Treehouse of Horror XX
WED 15 OCT  18:00  S21  The Devil Wears Nada
THU 16 OCT  18:00  S21  Pranks and Greens
FRI 17 OCT  18:00  S21  Rednecks and Broomsticks
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 26th September to 17th October 2014

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

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 21 at 6pm weekdays.

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
 26th September to 24th 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 a triple bill from 6:30pm. There's also a 6pm double bill on most Saturdays, and Sundays see a few scattered episodes, usually somewhere between 4pm and 8pm.

Sky1's relatively organised scheduling continues, with most seasons playing through in some sort of order. Seasons 4, 5, 6 and 18 comprise the majority of the schedule through the coming weeks, which is good news for those jonesing for some classics. Season 4 largely airs on weekends; seasons 5, 18 and 6 on weekdays. See full details in the schedule below.

New episodes: As of August 24th, season 25 has finished its first run. No official word on a season 26 premiere date yet; Phinbart (thanks!) notes that Geektown state "October" for the first half of the run, but that may be speculation. I'll keep you all in the loop.

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

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  16:00  S23  How I Wet Your Mother
            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  S24  Dangers on a Train
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  18:20  S23  Treehouse of Horror XXII
            18:50  S4   Homer the Heretic
SUN 05 OCT  16:00  S18  The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
            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
            22:00  S24  Whiskey Business
            22:30  S23  The D'oh-cial Network
WED 08 OCT  18:50  S18  The Haw-Hawed Couple
            19:20  S6   Fear of Flying
            19:50  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
            23:00  S24  Whiskey Business
            23:30  S23  The D'oh-cial Network
SAT 11 OCT  18:00  S4   New Kid on the Block
            18:30  S4   Mr Plow
SUN 12 OCT  16:00  To be confirmed
            16:30  S4   Lisa's First Word
            17:00  S4   Homer's Triple Bypass
            17:30  S4   Marge vs the Monorail
            19:00  S4   Selma's Choice
MON 13 OCT  18:30  S18  Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
            19:00  S6   Bart's Comet
            19:30  S5   Bart's Inner Child
TUE 14 OCT  18:30  S18  Little Big Girl
            19:00  S6   Homie the Clown
            19:30  S5   Boy Scoutz 'n' the Hood
WED 15 OCT  18:30  S18  Springfield Up
            19:00  S6   Bart vs Australia
            19:30  S5   The Last Temptation of Homer
THU 16 OCT  18:30  S18  Yokel Chords
            19:00  S6   Homer vs Patty and Selma
            19:30  S5   $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying
                          And Love Legalised Gambling)
FRI 17 OCT  18:30  S18  Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
            19:00  S6   Lisa's Wedding
            19:30  S5   Homer the Vigilante

SAT 18 OCT  18:00  S4   Brother from the Same Planet
            18:30  S4   I Love Lisa
SUN 19 OCT  16:00  To be confirmed
            16:30  S4   Duffless
            17:00  S4   Last Exit to Springfield
            17:30  S4   The Front
            19:00  S4   So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
            19:30  To be confirmed
MON 20 OCT  18:30  S18  Homerazzi
            19:00  S6   Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
            19:30  S5   Bart Gets Famous
TUE 21 OCT  18:30  S18  Marge Gamer
            19:00  S6   The PTA Disbands
            19:30  S5   Homer and Apu
WED 22 OCT  18:30  S18  The Boys of Bummer
            19:00  S6   'Round Springfield
THU 23 OCT  18:30  S18  Crook and Ladder
            19:00  S6   The Springfield Connection
            19:30  S5   Deep Space Homer
FRI 24 OCT  18:30  S18  Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot
            19:00  S6   Lemon of Troy
            19:30  S5   Homer Loves Flanders
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated Sept 2014

Latest UK DVDs: I still haven't got around to that S16 review (to my shame!), but Season 17 is due out here on December 1st.

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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