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November 28th, 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
 November 28th 2014

Welcome to the 28th November update. Full schedules through to mid-December are available below, for Channel 4, RTÉ2 and Sky One, including preliminary Christmas schedules. Those festive lineups are finalised early next week, so join me around Wednesday December 3rd for finalised details. E-mail me at wesley@simpsonsarchive.com if you need to contact me in the meantime.



Contents:



 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 28th November to 26th December 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4Sales.com, UK TV Guide

C4 are currently premiering season 22 weekdays at 6pm. It's been a long wait, so that's excellent news! It looks like season 10 will follow it.

The Saturday lunchtime and Sunday afternoon slots are a tad confusing at the moment. Season 7 dominates them, but there's no clear rhyme or reason to what's being aired. Season 2 seems to take its place, albeit with one episode between the weekday evening schedules and weekend matinee schedules seemingly transposed.. see below for full details.

The movie gets two outings on Film4 over Christmas - Tues 23rd Dec and Mon 29th Dec. Full details below.

Very preliminary Christmas schedules are below, but I'll refrain from comment until next update, as significant changes are likely in the meantime.

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 28 NOV  18:00  S22  Moms I'd Like to Forget
SAT 29 NOV  11:55  S7   Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
SUN 30 NOV  14:35  S7   138th Episode Spectacular
            15:05  S7   Team Homer
MON 01 DEC  18:00  S22  Flaming Moe
TUE 02 DEC  18:00  S22  Homer the Father
WED 03 DEC  18:00  S22  The Blue and the Gray
THU 04 DEC  18:00  S22  Angry Dad: The Movie
FRI 05 DEC  18:00  S22  The Scorpion's Tale
SAT 06 DEC  11:55  S7   Bart the Fink
SUN 07 DEC  13:55  S7   Lisa the Iconoclast
            14:25  S7   Homerpalooza
MON 08 DEC  18:00  S22  Midsummer's Nice Dreams
TUE 09 DEC  18:00  S22  Love is a Many Strangled Thing
WED 10 DEC  18:00  S22  The Great Simpsina
THU 11 DEC  18:00  S22  The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
FRI 12 DEC  18:00  S22  Homer Scissorhands
SAT 13 DEC  11:30  S2   Simpson and Delilah
            12:00  S10  Lard of the Dance
SUN 14 DEC  13:25  S2   Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish
            14:00  S2   Dancin' Homer
            14:30  S2   Dead Putting Society
MON 15 DEC  18:00  S22  500 Keys
TUE 16 DEC  18:00  S22  The Ned-liest Catch
WED 17 DEC  18:00  S2   Treehouse of Horror I
THU 18 DEC  18:00  S10  The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
FRI 19 DEC  18:00  S10  Bart the Mother
--  The below schedules are extremely preliminary and significant  --
--          changes are guaranteed - stay tuned for updates        --
SAT 20 DEC  11:45  S2   Bart vs Thanksgiving
            12:15  S7   Radioactive Man
SUN 21 DEC  14:35  S7   Summer of 4 ft. 2
MON 22 DEC  18:00  S21  The Bob Next Door
TUE 23 DEC  11:00-12:45  *Film4*  The Simpsons Movie
            18:00  S22  The Fight Before Christmas
XMAS EVE    09:30  S20  Lost Verizon
            09:55  S20  Double, Double, Boy in Trouble
XMAS DAY    11:00  S9   Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
            11:30  S14  Dude, Where's My Ranch?
            12:00  S15  'Tis the Fifteenth Season
BOXING DAY  18:00  S10  D'oh-in' in the Wind
MON 29 DEC  14:50-16:35  *Film4*  The Simpsons Movie
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 28th November to 12th December 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, UK TV Guide

RTÉ2 are currently mostly airing season 22 at 6pm weekdays. Season 15 follows. From Monday 8th December, the weekday episodes become doubles beginning at 5:30pm. There are also occasional weekend bonus episodes; see below for full details.

My source for schedules is now looking accurate enough that I'm able to supply full, detailed listings for this channel! See below.


FRI 28 NOV  18:00  S22  Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
SAT 29 NOV  18:35  S10  The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
SUN 30 NOV  18:15  S22  The Blue and the Grey
MON 01 DEC  18:00  S22  How Munched is that Birdie in the Window
TUE 02 DEC  18:00  S22  Donnie Fatso
WED 03 DEC  18:00  S22  Moms I'd Like to Forget
THU 04 DEC  18:00  S22  Homer the Father
FRI 05 DEC  18:00  S22  Flaming Moe
SAT 06 DEC  No episodes scheduled
SUN 07 DEC  16:50  S22  The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
MON 08 DEC  17:30  S22  Angry Dad: The Movie
            18:00  S22  The Scorpion's Tale
TUE 09 DEC  17:30  S22  Midsummer's Nice Dreams
            18:00  S22  Love is a Many-Strangled Thing
WED 10 DEC  17:30  S22  The Great Simpsina
            18:00  S22  The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
THU 11 DEC  17:30  S22  Homer Scissorhands
            18:00  S22  500 Keys
FRI 12 DEC  17:30  S22  The Ned-liest Catch
            18:00  S15  Treehouse of Horror XIV
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 28th November 2014 to 2nd January 2015


SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26
LISTINGS SOURCE: Digiguide

Currently on Sky1, most weekdays are home to an episode at 5pm and a triple bill from 6:30pm. There's also a 6pm double bill on Saturdays, and Sundays see an episode at 4pm and a triple bill from 5pm (chages to a quadruple bill from 4:30pm on Sun 30 Nov).

Sky1's relatively organised scheduling continues, with most seasons playing through in some sort of order. Seasons 4, 5, 6, 12, 18 and 24 continue to comprise the majority of the schedule through the coming weeks. It's leading to some crossing over and doubling up, though, and seasons 4, 5 and 12 in particular risk serious overplay! See below for full details.

As Christmas approaches, preliminary schedules are now available below. They're close to complete, but there may be some additions and adjustments when final listings are confirmed early next week, so I'll reserve my full commentary for then.

New episodes: Season 26 is currently airing. There's a pause in the weekly scheduling in December, with no newbies on deck for the 14th or 21st, but we do get this year's festive episode pretty soon after the States, on Christmas Eve (skipping a couple of episodes to make way for it, for now):

  • "Opposites A-frack" airs on Sunday 30th November at 6pm (encore Friday 5th Dec, 7:30pm).
  • "Simpsorama" airs on Sunday 7th December at 6pm (encore Friday 12th Dec, 7:30pm).
  • "I Won't Be Home for Christmas" airs on Christmas Eve at 8:30pm (encores Boxing Day, 7:30pm; Fri 2nd Jan, 7:30pm).

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

FRI 28 NOV  17:00  S18  Moe'n'a Lisa
            18:30  S18  Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)
            19:00  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - Treehouse of Horror XXV
            20:00  S5   Rosebud
            20:30  S5   Cape Feare
SAT 29 NOV  18:00  S5   Homer Loves Flanders
            18:30  S5   Bart Gets An Elephant
SUN 30 NOV  16:30  S5   Burns' Heir
            17:00  S5   Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
            17:30  S5   The Boy Who Knew Too Much
            18:00  S26  *NEW* - Opposites A-frack
MON 01 DEC  17:00  S18  The Haw-Hawed Couple
            18:30  S18  Kill Gil, Vols 1 & 2
            19:00  S5   Cape Feare
            19:30  S18  The Wife Aquatic
TUE 02 DEC  17:00  S18  Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
            18:30  S18  Little Big Girl
            19:00  S4   A Streetcar Named Marge
            19:30  S18  Springfield Up
WED 03 DEC  17:00  S18  Yokel Chords
            18:30  S18  Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
            19:00  S18  Crook and Ladder
            19:30  S18  Homerazzi
THU 04 DEC  17:00  S18  Marge Gamer
            18:30  S18  The Boys of Bummer
            19:00  S18  Stop or My Dog Will Shoot
            19:30  S18  24 Minutes
FRI 05 DEC  17:00  S18  You Kent Always Say What You Want
            18:30  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
            19:00  S12  A Tale of Two Springfields
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - Opposites A-frack
            20:00  S12  Insane Clown Poppy
            20:30  S12  Lisa the Tree-Hugger
SAT 06 DEC  18:00  S5   Lady Bouvier's Lover
            18:30  S5   Secrets of a Successful Marriage
SUN 07 DEC  16:30  S12  Homer vs Dignity
            17:00  S12  The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
            17:30  S12  The Great Money Caper
            18:00  S26  *NEW* - Simpsorama
MON 08 DEC  17:00  S12  Skinner's Sense of Snow
            18:30  S12  Hom-R
            19:00  S12  Pokey Mom
            19:30  S12  Worst Episode Ever
TUE 09 DEC  17:00  S12  Tennis the Menace
            18:30  S12  Day of the Jackanapes
            19:00  S12  New Kids on the Blecch
            19:30  S12  Hungry Hungry Homer
WED 10 DEC  17:00  S12  Bye Bye Nerdie
            18:30  S12  Simpson Safari
THU 11 DEC  17:00  S12  Trilogy of Error
            18:30  S12  I'm Goin' to Praiseland
            19:00  S6   Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 1
            19:30  S12  Children of a Lesser Clod
FRI 12 DEC  17:00  S12  Simpsons Tall Tales
            18:30  S4   Homer the Heretic
            19:00  S4   Lisa the Beauty Queen
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - Simpsorama
            20:00  S4   Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie
            20:30  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
SAT 13 DEC  18:00  S18  Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
            18:30  S4   Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie
SUN 14 DEC  16:30  S4   Marge Gets A Job
            17:00  S4   New Kid on the Block
            17:30  S4   Mr. Plow
            18:00  S4   Lisa's First Word
MON 15 DEC  17:00  S4   Homer's Triple Bypass
            18:30  S4   Marge vs the Monorail
            19:00  S7   Radioactive Man
            19:30  S4   Selma's Choice
TUE 16 DEC  17:00  S4   Brother from Another Planet
            18:30  S4   I Love Lisa
            19:00  S7   Bart Sells His Soul
            19:30  S4   Duffless
WED 17 DEC  17:00  S4   Last Exit to Springfield
            18:30  S4   The Front
            19:00  S7   Home Sweet Home Diddly-Dum-Doodily
            19:30  S4   So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
THU 18 DEC  17:00  S4   Whacking Day
            18:30  S4   Krusty Gets Kancelled
            19:00  S7   Lisa the Vegetarian
            19:30  S4   Marge in Chains
FRI 19 DEC  15:00  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
            18:30  S5   Cape Feare
            19:00  S4   A Streetcar Named Marge
            19:30  S5   Lady Bouvier's Lover
--  The below schedules are extremely preliminary and significant  --
--          changes are guaranteed - stay tuned for updates        --
SAT 20 DEC  18:00  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
            18:30  S5   Cape Feare
SUN 21 DEC  17:00  S12  Insane Clown Poppy
            17:30  S5   Rosebud
            18:00  S5   Homer Goes to College
MON 22 DEC  18:00  S25  Luca$
            18:30  S25  Days of Future Future
            19:00  S25  What to Expect When Bart's Expecting
            19:30  S5   Treehouse of Horror IV
TUE 23 DEC  19:00  S25  Pay Pal
            19:30  S25  The Yellow Badge of Cowardge
XMAS EVE    19:00  S13  She of Little Faith
            19:30  S7   Marge Be Not Proud
            20:00  S25  White Christmas Blues
            20:30  S26  *NEW* - I Won't Be Home for Christmas
XMAS DAY    18:00  S5   Boy Scoutz 'n' the Hood
            18:30  S5   The Last Temptation of Homer
            19:00  S12  Skinner's Sense of Snow
            19:30  S18  Kill Gil, Vols. 1 & 2
BOXING DAY  18:00  S5   Bart Gets Famous
            18:30  S5   Homer and Apu
            19:00  S5   Lisa vs. Malibu Stacey
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - I Won't Be Home for Christmas
SAT 27 DEC  19:00  S5   Marge on the Lam
            19:30  S5   Bart's Inner Child
            20:00  S5   Homer the Vigilante
            20:30  S5   $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying
                          and Love Legalised Gambling)
SUN 28 DEC  17:00  S5   Deep Space Homer
            17:30  S5   Homer Loves Flanders
            18:00  S5   Bart Gets an Elephant
MON 29 DEC  17:00  S5   Burns' Heir
            18:30  S5   Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
            19:00  S5   The Boy Who Knew Too Much
            19:30  S5   Lady Bouvier's Lover
TUE 30 DEC  17:00  S5   Secrets of a Successful Marriage
            18:30  S4   Homer the Heretic
            19:00  S4   Lisa the Beauty Queen
            19:30  S4   Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie
NEW YRS EVE 17:00  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
            18:30  S6   Itchy and Scratchy Land
            19:00  S6   Sideshow Bob Roberts
            19:30  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
NEW YRS DAY No episodes scheduled yet
FRI 02 JAN  17:00  S4   Marge Gets A Job
            18:30  S6   Treehouse of Horror V
            19:00  S4   New Kid on the Block
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE 2* - I Won't Be Home for Christmas
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated November 2014

Latest UK DVDs: Season 17 is available now - woo-hoo!.

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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