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April 18th, 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
 April 18th 2014

Welcome to the 18th April update. Full schedules right through to mid-May are available below, for both Channel 4 and Sky One, including season 25 news. From now on, updates will take place on Fridays, and I'll be back on the 25th; I'm at wesley@simpsonsarchive.com (note the change in address!) if you need to contact me in the meantime.

You might also like to check out The Ann Arbor Review of Books, where I'm writing a regular column about British perception of American culture, "Imported Goods". (The site is from Charlie Sweatpants of Dead Homer Society.)



Contents:



 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 18th April to 9th May 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: Seasons 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4Sales.com, UK TV Guide

C4 are currently airing season 7 in the evergreen 6pm weekdays slot; season 8 follows on, for its first outing in quite a while. Season 6 occupies the Saturday lunchtime and Sunday matinee double-bills at the moment; season 1 follows it.

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.


FRI 18 APR  18:00  S7   Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson
                          in: "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
SAT 19 APR  11:45  S1   Bart the Genius
            12:15  S1   Homer's Odyssey
SUN 20 APR  15:30  S1   There's No Disgrace Like Home
            16:00  S1   Bart the General
MON 21 APR  18:00  S7   Much Apu About Nothing
TUE 22 APR  18:00  S7   Homerpalooza
WED 23 APR  18:00  S8   Treehouse of Horror VII
THU 24 APR  18:00  S8   You Only Move Twice
FRI 25 APR  18:00  S8   The Homer They Fall
SAT 26 APR  11:50  S1   Moaning Lisa
            12:20  S1   Call of the Simpsons
SUN 27 APR  14:30  S1   The Tell-tale Head
            15:00  S1   Life in the Fast Lane
MON 28 APR  18:00  S8   Burns, Baby Burns
TUE 29 APR  18:00  S8   Bart After Dark
WED 30 APR  18:00  S8   A Milhouse Divided
THU 01 MAY  18:00  S8   Lisa's Date With Density
FRI 02 MAY  18:00  S8   Hurricane Neddy
SAT 03 MAY  11:50  S1   Homer's Night Out
            12:20  S1   The Crepes of Wrath
SUN 04 MAY  17:00  S1   Krusty Gets Busted
MON 05 MAY  18:00  S8   El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer
TUE 06 MAY  18:00  S8   The Springfield Files
WED 07 MAY  18:00  S8   The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
THU 08 MAY  18:00  S8   Mountain of Madness
FRI 09 MAY  18:00  S8   Simpsoncalifragalisticexpiala-D'oh!-cious
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 18th April to 9th May 2014

SEASON RIGHTS: Seasons 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, UK TV Guide

RTÉ2 are currently premiering season 21 at 6pm all weekdays. That's great news: it's the first terrestrial run for the 2009-2010 season, having originally aired on Sky1 four years ago. Season 20 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
 19th April to 18th May 2014


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

Currently on Sky1, most weekdays are home to an episode at 5pm and a triple bill from 6:30pm. Most Saturdays at 7pm see a double-bill (reducing to a single 7:30pm ep from 3rd May), and there's usually a Sunday evening quadruple from 5pm to 6pm and 7:30pm to 8:30pm, too. Mondays are also home to an 8pm bonus episode.

Weekday 4pm double bills return for the Easter holidays, continuing through the day after Easter Monday (Tues 22nd April), and there are even more bonus episodes on Good Friday (18th April). See the schedules below for full details, dates and times!

Interestingly, season 12 returns to the Sky1 rotation from next Tuesday, and it actually airs in order! Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30pm see S12 broadcast in full, and it even gets repeated during the Saturday and Sunday evening slots too (Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm/5:30pm/7:30pm). Nice for them to take a break from the usual post-S17 mixture..

New episodes: At last! Season 25 begins on Sunday 20th April, with a double-bill from 8pm. (Thanks to Matthew and Richard writing to me with news about it!) It looks set to continue on subsequent Sundays, albeit with just one episode per week. There's also an interesting bonus double-bill of new episodes on Wednesday 7th May from 8pm. New episodes that premiere on Sundays are repeated the day after first broadcast.

  • "Homerland" airs on Sunday 20th April at 8pm (repeat: Monday 21st, 7:30pm).
  • "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" airs on Sunday 20th April at 8:30pm (repeat: Monday 21st, 8pm).
  • "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" airs on Sunday 27th April at 8pm (repeat: Monday 28th, 8pm).
  • "Yolo" airs on Sunday 4th May at 8pm (repeat: Monday 5th, 8pm).
  • "Labor Pains" airs on Wednesday 7th May at 8pm (repeat: not scheduled).
  • "The Kid is All Right" airs on Wednesday 7th May at 8:30pm (repeat: not scheduled).
  • "Yellow Subterfuge" airs on Sunday 11th May at 8pm (repeat: Monday 5th, 8pm).
  • "White Christmas Blues" airs on Sunday 18th May at 8pm (repeat: Monday 5th, 8pm).

Seasons 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 17, 22, 23 and 24 currently comprise the majority of the schedule.

Note that new episodes, and repeats of episodes from production series LABFxx, MABFxx, NABFxx, PABFxx and RABFxx are now simulcast on Sky 1 HD, in High Definition.

FRI 18 APR  15:00  S11  Behind the Laughter
            15:30  S24  Gorgeous Grampa
            16:00  S23  Moe Goes From Rags to Riches
            16:30  S23  At Long Last Leave
            17:00  S11  Bart to the Future
            18:30  S17  The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
            19:00  S23  Them, Robot
            19:30  S24  Dark Knight Court
SAT 19 APR  19:00  S11  E-I-E-I-D'oh!
            19:30  S17  Girls Just Want to Have Sums
SUN 20 APR  19:30  S24  Adventures in Baby-getting
            20:00  S25  *NEW* - Homerland
            20:30  S25  *NEW* - Treehouse of Horror XXIV
MON 21 APR  16:00  S24  What Animated Women Want
            16:30  S24  Pulpit Friction
            17:00  S17  The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
            18:30  S23  Beware My Cheating Bart
            19:00  S24  Fabulous Faker Boy
            19:30  S25  ENCORE: Homerland
            20:00  S25  ENCORE: Treehouse of Horror XXIV
TUE 22 APR  16:00  S10  They Saved Lisa's Brain
            16:30  S24  Dangers on a Train
            17:00  S11  Missionary: Impossible
            18:30  S24  A Test Before Trying
            19:00  S24  Gone Abie Gone
            19:30  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
WED 23 APR  17:00  S17  Simpsons Christmas Stories
            18:30  S11  Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
            19:00  S23  The Spy Who Learned Me
            19:30  S12  A Tale of Two Springfields
THU 24 APR  17:00  S11  Pygmoelion
            18:30  S24  The Day the Earth Stood Cool
            19:00  S24  Treehouse of Horror XXIII
            19:30  S12  Insane Clown Poppy
FRI 25 APR  17:00  S11  Kill the Alligator and Run
            18:30  S17  The Wettest Stories Ever Told
            19:00  S24  To Cur, With Love
            19:30  S12  Lisa the Tree-Hugger
SAT 26 APR  19:00  S17  Regarding Margie
            19:30  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
SUN 27 APR  16:30  S24  Hardly Kirk-ing
            17:00  S12  A Tale of Two Springfields
            17:30  S12  Insane Clown Poppy
            19:30  S12  Lisa the Tree-Hugger
            20:00  S25  *NEW* - Four Regrettings and a Funeral
MON 28 APR  17:00  S17  The Girl Who Slept too Little
            18:30  S24  Love is a Many-Splintered Thing
            19:00  S24  What Animated Women Want
            19:30  S24  Pulpit Friction
            20:00  S25  ENCORE: Four Regrettings and a Funeral
TUE 29 APR  17:00  S3   The Otto Show
            18:30  S23  The Daughter Also Rises
            19:00  S11  Grift of the Magi
            19:30  S12  Homer vs. Dignity
WED 30 APR  17:00  S23  The Book Job
            18:30  S11  Little Big Mom
            19:00  S23  The D'oh-cial Network
            19:30  S12  The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
THU 01 MAY  17:00  S3   Treehouse of Horror II
            18:30  S23  Moe Goes from Rags to Riches
            19:00  S23  Lisa Goes Gaga
            19:30  S12  The Great Money Caper
FRI 02 MAY  17:00  S23  The Food Wife
            18:30  S23  At Long Last Leave
            19:00  S11  Guess Who's Coming to Criticise Dinner?
            19:30  S12  Skinner's Sense of Snow
SAT 03 MAY  19:30  S12  Homer vs. Dignity
SUN 04 MAY  17:00  S12  The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
            17:30  S12  The Great Money Caper
            19:30  S12  Skinner's Sense of Snow
            20:00  S25  *NEW* - Yolo
MON 05 MAY  17:00  S23  The Ten Percent Solution
            18:30  S23  Them, Robot
            19:00  S11  Beyond Blunderdome
            19:30  S23  Treehouse of Horror XXII
            20:00  S25  ENCORE: Yolo
TUE 06 MAY  17:00  S11  Bart to the Future
            18:30  S17  The Girl Who Slept Too Little
            19:00  S11  Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
            19:30  S12  HOM-R
WED 07 MAY  17:00  S24  Penny Wiseguys
            18:30  S23  Holidays of Future Passed
            19:00  S11  Treehouse of Horror X
            19:30  S12  Pokey Mom
            20:00  S25  *NEW* - Labor Pains
            20:30  S25  *NEW* - The Kid is All Right
THU 08 MAY  17:00  S11  Days of Wine and D'ohses
            18:30  S11  Brother's Little Helper
            19:00  S23  Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart
            19:30  S12  Worst Episode Ever
FRI 09 MAY  17:00  S23  Replaceable You
            18:30  S24  Treehouse of Horror XXIII
            19:00  S17  Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife
            19:30  S12  Tennis the Menace
SAT 10 MAY  19:30  S12  HOM-R
SUN 11 MAY  17:00  S12  Pokey Mom
            17:30  S12  Worst Episode Ever
            19:30  S12  Tennis the Menace
            20:00  S25  *NEW* - Yellow Subterfuge
MON 12 MAY  17:00  S24  Hardly Kirking
            18:30  S24  The Saga of Carl
            19:00  S11  Kill the Alligator and Run
            19:30  S24  The Changing of the Guardian
            20:00  S25  ENCORE: Yellow Subterfuge
TUE 13 MAY  17:00  S11  Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
            18:30  S17  The Wettest Stories Ever Told
            19:00  S24  Gone Abie Gone
            19:30  S12  Day of the Jackanapes
WED 14 MAY  17:00  S24  Fabulous Faker Boy
            18:30  S11  The Mansion Family
            19:00  S17  Regarding Margie
            19:30  S12  New Kids on the Blecch
THU 15 MAY  17:00  S11  Missionary: Impossible
            18:30  S11  Behind the Laughter
            19:00  S24  Moonshine River
            19:30  S12  Hungry Hungry Homer
FRI 16 MAY  17:00  S24  To Cur, With Love
            18:30  S17  The Italian Bob
            19:00  S11  Pygmoelian
            19:30  S12  Bye Bye Nerdie
SAT 17 MAY  19:30  S12  Day of the Jackanapes
SUN 18 MAY  17:00  S12  New Kids on the Blecch
            17:30  S12  Hungry Hungry Homer
            19:30  S12  Bye Bye Nerdie
            20:00  S25  *NEW* - White Christmas Blues
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated February 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 soon (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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