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October 17th, 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
 October 17th 2014

Welcome to the 17th October update. Full schedules through to early November are available below, for both Channel 4 and Sky One. There's season 26 news, and a whole bunch of Halloween-themed fun. Next update will be Friday Oct 24th; e-mail me at wesley@simpsonsarchive.com if you need to contact me in the meantime.



Contents:



 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 17th October to 7th November 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4Sales.com, UK TV Guide

C4 are currently airing season 21 in the evergreen 6pm weekdays slot.

That run takes a break from Fri 24 Oct to Fri 31 Oct for six Treehouse of Horror episodes.

Season 7 occupies the Saturday lunchtime and newly-returning Sunday afternoon slot at the moment. Season 8 follows. See full details (including a random season 1 episode) below.

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 17 OCT  18:00  S21  Rednecks and Broomsticks
SAT 18 OCT  12:25  S7   Homerpalooza
SUN 19 OCT  14:30  S1   The Tell-Tale Head
            15:00  S7   Summer of 4 ft. 2
MON 20 OCT  18:00  S21  O Brother, Where Bart Thou?
TUE 21 OCT  18:00  S21  Thursdays with Abie
WED 22 OCT  18:00  S21  Once Upon A Time in Springfield
THU 23 OCT  18:00  S21  Million Dollar Maybe
FRI 24 OCT  18:00  S19  Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
SAT 25 OCT  12:00  S8   A Milhouse Divided
SUN 26 OCT  17:00  S8   Lisa's Date With Density
MON 27 OCT  18:00  S8   Treehouse of Horror VII
TUE 28 OCT  18:00  S20  Treehouse of Horror XX
WED 29 OCT  18:00  S10  Treehouse of Horror X
THU 30 OCT  18:00  S14  Treehouse of Horror XIV
FRI 31 OCT  18:00  S21  Treehouse of Horror XXI
SAT 01 NOV  12:00  S8   Hurricane Neddy
SUN 02 NOV  17:00  S8   El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer
MON 03 NOV  18:00  S21  Boy Meets Curl
TUE 04 NOV  18:00  S21  The Color Yellow
WED 05 NOV  18:00  S21  Postcards from the Wedge
THU 06 NOV  18:00  S21  Stealing First Base
FRI 07 NOV  18:00  S21  The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 17th October to 7th November 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, UK TV Guide

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 21 at 6pm weekdays. A repeat run of season 10 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.


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



 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 17th October to 14th November 2014


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

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.

Look out for a selection of "Treehouse of Horror" episodes in the week leading up to Halloween (during normal slot times), including three on Halloween itself. Full details below. Between Sky1 and Channel 4, 14 of the 24 Treehouse of Horror episodes will air during that week.

New episodes: Good news, everyone: season 26 begins on Sunday, November 2nd at 6pm! No word on how consistent broadcasts will be, but two episodes are already on deck:

  • "Clown in the Dumps" airs on Sunday 2nd November at 6pm (encore Friday 7th Nov, 7:30pm).
  • "The Wreck of the Relationship" airs on Sunday 9th November at 6pm (encore Friday 14th Nov, 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 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  S18  G.I. D'oh!
            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  S18  Moe'n'a Lisa
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
SAT 25 OCT  18:00  S4   Whacking Day
            18:30  S4   Krusty Gets Kancelled
SUN 26 OCT  18:00  S18  Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)
            18:30  S4   Marge in Chains
            19:00  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
            19:30  S5   Cape Feare
            20:30  S5   Bart Gets An Elephant
MON 27 OCT  18:30  S18  24 Minutes
            19:00  S6   Who Shot Mr Burns? (Part 1)
            19:30  S17  Treehouse of Horror XVI
TUE 28 OCT  18:30  S6   Bart of Darkness
            19:00  S5   Burns' Heir
            19:30  S6   Treehouse of Horror V
WED 29 OCT  18:30  S5   Treehouse of Horror IV
            19:00  S5   Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
            19:30  S25  Treehouse of Horror XXIV
THU 30 OCT  18:30  S18  Treehouse of Horror XVII
            19:00  S5   The Boy Who Knew Too Much
            19:30  S23  Treehouse of Horror XXII
FRI 31 OCT  18:30  S24  Treehouse of Horror XXIII
            19:00  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
            19:30  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
SAT 01 NOV  18:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
SUN 02 NOV  16:00  To be confirmed
            16:30  To be confirmed
            17:00  To be confirmed
            17:30  To be confirmed
            18:00  S26  *NEW* - Clown in the Dumps
            20:00  S25  Four Regrettings and a Funeral
            20:30  S25  Brick Like Me
MON 03 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  S5   Secrets of a Successful Marriage
TUE 04 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
WED 05 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
THU 06 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
FRI 07 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - Clown in the Dumps
SAT 08 NOV  18:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
SUN 09 NOV  16:00  To be confirmed
            16:30  To be confirmed
            17:00  To be confirmed
            17:30  To be confirmed
            18:00  S26  *NEW* - The Wreck of the Relationship
            20:00  S25  Four Regrettings and a Funeral
            20:30  S25  Brick Like Me
MON 10 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  S5   Secrets of a Successful Marriage
TUE 11 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
WED 12 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
THU 13 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
FRI 14 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - The Wreck of the Relationship
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated October 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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