Schedules for the UK & Ireland
October 24th, 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 24th 2014

Welcome to the 24th October update. Full schedules through to mid-November are available below, for both Channel 4 and Sky One. There's Channel 4's "Simpsons Day", season 26 news, and a whole bunch of Halloween-themed fun. Next update will be Friday Oct 31st, Halloween; e-mail me at if you need to contact me in the meantime.


 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 24th October to 14th November 2014

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

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 2 follows.

There's an intriguing Simpsons Day on Sunday 2nd November, from 12:30 to 18:35, including a diverse selection of episodes, and the movie at 16:50. See full listings 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 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  11:55  S2   Bart Gets An F
SUN 02 NOV  Simpsons Day
            12:30  S7   Two Bad Neighbours
                          ("Our Favourite Bart Episode")
            13:00  S7   Lisa the Vegetarian
                          ("Our Favourite Lisa Episode")
            13:30  S3   Flaming Moe's
                          ("Our Favourite Moe Episode")
            13:55  S7   Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
                          ("Our Favourite Marge Episode")
            14:25  S14  How I Spent My Strummer Vacation
                          ("Our Favourite Cameo Episode")
            14:55  S8   Mountain of Madness
                         ("Our Favourite Mr Burns Episode")
            15:25  S8   Hurricane Neddy
                         ("Our Favourite Ned Episode")
            15:55  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
                         ("Our Favourite Maggie Episode")
            16:20  S7   King-Size Homer
                         ("Our Favourite Homer Episode")
            16:50  The Simpsons Movie
            00:50  S9   Treehouse of Horror IX
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
SAT 08 NOV  12:00  S2   Simpson and Delilah
SUN 09 NOV  14:30  S2   Treehouse of Horror I
MON 10 NOV  18:00  S21  American History X-cellent
TUE 11 NOV  18:00  S21  Chief of Hearts
WED 12 NOV  18:00  S21  The Squirt and the Whale
THU 13 NOV  18:00  S21  To Surveil, with Love
FRI 14 NOV  18:00  S21  Moe Letter Blues
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 24th October to 14th November 2014

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

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.

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

 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 24th October to 21st November 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. The 5pm weekday slot returns, too, from Monday 5th November.

Sky1's relatively organised scheduling continues, with most seasons playing through in some sort of order. Seasons 4, 5, 6, 12 and 18 continue to comprise the majority of the schedule through the coming weeks. S18 and S4 are mostly weekdays; S5 is weekends only; S12 straddles both. 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! It's looking like a weekly event, for the meantime at least, with three episodes cued up:

  • "Clown in the Dumps" airs on Sunday 2nd November at 6:30pm (encore Friday 7th Nov, 7:30pm).
  • "The Wreck of the Relationship" airs on Sunday 9th November at 6pm (encore Friday 14th Nov, 7:30pm).
  • "Super Franchise Me" airs on Sunday 16th November at 6pm (encore Friday 21st 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 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  S17  My Fair Laddy
            19:00  S5   Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
            19:30  S5   Treehouse of Horror IV
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  S12  A Tale of Two Springfields
            18:30  S12  Insane Clown Poppy
SUN 02 NOV  16:30  S12  Lisa the Tree-Hugger
            17:00  S12  Homer vs Dignity
            17:30  S12  The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
            18:00  S12  The Great Money Caper
            18:30  S26  *NEW* - Clown in the Dumps
            20:30  S25  Brick Like Me
MON 03 NOV  17:00  S18  The Haw-Hawed Couple
            18:30  S12  Skinner's Sense of Snow
            19:00  S4   Homer the Heretic
            19:30  S5   Secrets of a Successful Marriage
TUE 04 NOV  17:00  S18  Kill Gil Vols. 1 & 2
            18:30  S12  HOM-R
            19:00  S12  Pokey Mom
            19:30  S4   Lisa the Beauty Queen
WED 05 NOV  17:00  S18  The Wife Aquatic
            18:30  S12  Worst Episode Ever
            19:00  S12  Tennis the Menace
            19:30  S4   Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie
THU 06 NOV  17:00  S18  Revenge is a Dish Best Served Best Served Three Times
            18:30  S12  Day of the Jackanapes
            19:00  S4   Marge Gets A Job
            19:30  S12  New Kids on the Blecch
FRI 07 NOV  17:00  S18  Little Big Girl
            18:30  S12  Hungry Hungry Homer
            19:00  S4   New Kid on the Block
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - Clown in the Dumps
SAT 08 NOV  18:00  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
            18:30  S5   Cape Feare
SUN 09 NOV  16:00  S5   Rosebud
            17:00  S5   Homer Goes to College
            17:30  S5   Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
            18:00  S26  *NEW* - The Wreck of the Relationship
MON 10 NOV  17:00  S18  Springfield Up!
            18:30  S12  Bye Bye Nerdie
            19:00  S4   Mr Plow
            19:30  S12  Simpson Safari
TUE 11 NOV  17:00  S18  Yokel Chords
            18:30  S12  Trilogy of Error
            19:00  S4   Lisa's First Word
            19:30  S12  I'm Goin' to Praiseland
WED 12 NOV  17:00  S18  Rome-old and Juli-eh
            18:30  S12  Children of a Lesser Clod
            19:00  S4   Homer's Triple Bypass
            19:30  S12  Simpsons Tall Tales
THU 13 NOV  17:00  S18  Homerazzi
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  S4   Marge vs the Monorail
            19:30  To be confirmed
FRI 14 NOV  17:00  S18  Marge Gamer
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  S4   Selma's Choice
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - The Wreck of the Relationship
SAT 15 NOV  18:00  S5   Marge on the Lam
            18:30  S5   Bart's Inner Child
SUN 16 NOV  16:00  S5   Boy Scoutz 'N' The Hood
            17:00  S5   The Last Temptation of Homer
            17:30  S5   $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying
                          and Love Legalized Gambling)
            18:00  S26  *NEW* - Super Franchise Me
MON 17 NOV  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  S4   Brother from the Same Planet
            19:30  To be confirmed
TUE 18 NOV  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  S4   I Love Lisa
            19:30  To be confirmed
WED 19 NOV  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  S4   Duffless
            19:30  To be confirmed
THU 20 NOV  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  S4   Last Exit to Springfield
            19:30  To be confirmed
FRI 21 NOV  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  S4   The Front
            19:30  S26  *ENCORE* - Super Franchise Me
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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