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November 13th, 2017 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 13th, 2017

Welcome to the 13th November update. Full, updated schedules for Channel 4, 4Seven, RTÉ2 and Sky1 are available below. RTÉ and Sky are already shifting into high gear with the advance schedules, issuing an additional week of details in advance, in preparation for the early Christmas schedule announcements. Additionally, there's news on season 25 on terrestrial, and 4Seven's continued broadcast of the show. I'm on holiday next week, so next update may not be until Monday 27th; feel free to e-mail me at wesley@simpsonsarchive.com if you need to contact me in the meantime.



Contents:



 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 13th November to 1st December 2017

SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4.com, UK TV Guide

C4 are currently airing a random selection of episodes in the regular 6pm weekdays slot, before the terrestrial premiere of season 25 takes their place from Monday 20th - woo-hoo!

Weekend back-to-back matinees (usually around 10am on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday, but sometimes variable due to Formula 1) are currently a mixture of seasons.

Taking a leaf out of Sky1's book, random selections from recently-broadcast episodes are sometimes airing in late-night slots, usually around midnight or 1am. Currently, double-bills are booked in post-midnight on Monday 13th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Wednesday 22nd. Time and episodes are variable: see below for more details.

See below the C4 listings for details on episodes being broadcast on 4Seven.

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.


MON 13 NOV  18:00  S17  Regarding Margie
            00:10  S6   Homie the Clown
            00:40  S18  You Kent Always Say What You Want
TUE 14 NOV  18:00  S17  The Monkey Suit
WED 15 NOV  18:00  S5   Rosebud
THU 16 NOV  18:00  S6   Treehouse of Horror V
FRI 17 NOV  18:00  S6   Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 1
            00:10  S6   Itchy and Scratchy Land
            00:40  S6   Lisa on Ice
SAT 18 NOV  09:25  S17  Regarding Margie
            09:55  S17  The Monkey Suit
            10:25  S5   Rosebud
            10:55  S6   Bart's Comet
            11:25  S6   Fear of Flying
            00:35  S5   Homer Goes to College
            01:00  S4   Mr Plow
SUN 19 NOV  13:00  S6   Treehouse of Horror V
            13:30  S6   Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 1
            14:00  S6   Sideshow Bob Roberts
            14:30  S18  Little Big Girl
MON 20 NOV  18:00  S25  Homerland
TUE 21 NOV  18:00  S25  Treehouse of Horror XXIV
WED 22 NOV  18:00  S25  Four Regrettings and a Funeral
            01:25  S6   Bart's Comet
            01:50  S6   Fear of Flying
THU 23 NOV  18:00  S25  Yolo
FRI 24 NOV  18:00  S25  Labor Pains
SAT 25 NOV  09:00  S6   Sideshow Bob Roberts
            09:25  S18  Little Big Girl
SUN 26 NOV  No episodes scheduled
MON 27 NOV  18:00  S25  The Kid is All Right
TUE 28 NOV  18:00  S25  Yellow Subterfuge
WED 29 NOV  18:00  S25  Steal this Episode
THU 30 NOV  18:00  S25  Married to the Blob
FRI 01 DEC  18:00  S25  Specs and the City
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 4Seven: Schedule Status & Listings
 13th November to 1st December 2017

SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4.com, UK TV Guide

4Seven started broadcasting The Simpsons on Saturday 11th November. They're airing four-episode blocks on Saturdays only, from 8pm, comprising recently-broadcast C4 episodes - or, at least, they were; after the 18th November marathon, there's nothing on the schedule for the 25th. Time will tell whether these two weekends were a mere blip, or the show will indeed have a more permanent home here.


SUN 12 NOV THRU FRI 17 NOV   No episodes scheduled
SAT 18 NOV  20:00  S6   Homer Badman
            20:30  S4   Homer the Heretic
            21:00  S5   Deep Space Homer
            21:30  S6   Homer the Great
SUN 19 NOV THRU FRI 01 DEC   No episodes scheduled
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 13th November to 15th December 2017

SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, UK TV Guide

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 19 at 5:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. From Monday 27th, a 6:30pm weekdays (including Mondays!) slot is added, comprising the same run - and from Monday 4th, the 5:30pm episode moves to 6pm, leaving us with a double-bill.

When season 19 finishes, season 24 gets a rerun; hopefully it's preceding their premiere of season 25?

There are currently no weekend episodes scheduled at all. There are also no episodes on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December, due to sport.


TUE 14 NOV  17:30  S19  Husbands and Knives
WED 15 NOV  17:30  S19  Funeral for a Fiend
THU 16 NOV  17:30  S19  Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
FRI 17 NOV  17:30  S19  E. Pluribus Wiggum
SAT 18 NOV  No episodes scheduled
SUN 19 NOV  No episodes scheduled
MON 20 NOV  No episodes scheduled
TUE 21 NOV  17:30  S19  That '90s Show
WED 22 NOV  17:30  S19  Love, Springfieldian Style
THU 23 NOV  17:30  S19  The Debarted
FRI 24 NOV  17:30  S19  Dial 'N' for Nerder
SAT 25 NOV  No episodes scheduled
SUN 26 NOV  No episodes scheduled
MON 27 NOV  18:30  S19  Smoke on the Daughter
TUE 28 NOV  17:30  S19  Papa Don't Leech
            18:30  S19  Apocalypse Cow
WED 29 NOV  17:30  S19  Any Given Sundance
            18:30  S19  Mona Leaves-a
THU 30 NOV  17:30  S19  All About Lisa
            18:30  S24  Moonshine River
FRI 01 DEC  17:30  S24  Treehouse of Horror XXIII
            18:30  S24  Adventures in Baby-Getting
SAT 02 DEC  No episodes scheduled
SUN 03 DEC  No episodes scheduled
MON 04 DEC  18:30  S24  Gone Abie Gone
TUE 05 DEC  17:30  S24  Penny-Wiseguys
            18:30  S24  A Tree Grows in Springfield
WED 06 DEC  17:30  S24  The Day the Earth Stood Cool
            18:30  S24  To Cur with Love
THU 07 DEC  17:30  S24  Homer Goes to Prep School
            18:30  S24  A Test Before Trying
FRI 08 DEC  17:30  S24  The Changing of the Guardian
            18:30  S24  Love is a Many-Splintered Thing
SAT 09 DEC  No episodes scheduled
SUN 10 DEC  No episodes scheduled
MON 11 DEC  18:00  S24  Hardly Kirk-ing
            18:30  S24  Gorgeous Grampa
TUE 12 DEC  No episodes scheduled
WED 13 DEC  No episodes scheduled
THU 14 DEC  18:00  S24  Black-Eyed, Please
            18:30  S24  Dark Knight Court
FRI 15 DEC  18:00  S24  What Animated Women Want
            18:30  S24  Pulpit Friction
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 13th November to 8th December 2017


SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
SOURCE: Digiguide

Sky1 are currently generally airing six episodes on weekdays: at 5pm, from 6:30pm to 8pm, and two more around 11pm. Fridays also have an additional episode at 8pm. Saturdays currently have a double-bill from 7:05pm, while Sundays have three episodes in the morning (usually starting around 9:30am), and five episodes in the evening from 5:30pm.

Sky1 are currently primarily airing season 16. The 6:30, 7 and 7:30pm weekday and Sunday episodes, and the 7:05pm and 7:30pm Saturday slots comprise the primary run of the season; there's also a repeat run, on a one-to-two day delay behind the primetime run, that comprises the late-night doubles, Sunday morning triples and the Sunday 5:30pm/6pm slots. See the schedule below for the full details - it can get confusing! In short, there's more Simpsons on the regular Sky1 schedule than ever before - but as most episodes are now getting two outings per run, you won't be too worried about missing out on some broadcasts. This rebroadcast-heavy schedule continues for the foreseeable, as season 15 follows, in both concurrent runs, and then season 9 (all sans-Treehouse of Horror, except season 16's, which gets a late-night only outing). Clearly Sky1 sees value in making late night Simpsons a permanent fixture of the schedule.

The only slots in the schedule that don't fit into that complex format are the Friday 8pm slot (and sometimes 7:30pm too), which are home to a season 28 rerun; and the occasional late-night-only episode (eg "Love is a Many-Strangled Thing" gets a couple of outings in the post-11pm slots).

Whew! All of that scheduling news, but no word yet on season 29, which recently started in the USA - we'll probably see it hit UK shores in December or January. As ever, note that episodes from mid-season 20 onwards are now simulcast on Sky 1 HD in High Definition.

MON 13 NOV  17:00  S16  Mommie Beerest
            18:30  S16  Goo Goo Gai Pan
            19:00  S16  Mobile Homer
            19:30  S16  The Seven-Beer Snitch
            23:40  S16  Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass
            00:05  S16  Treehouse of Horror XV
TUE 14 NOV  17:00  S16  There's Something About Marrying
            18:30  S16  Future-Drama
            19:00  S16  Don't Fear the Roofer
            19:30  S16  The Heartbroke Kid
            22:30  S16  Goo Goo Gai Pan
            23:00  S16  On A Clear Day I Can't See My Sister
WED 15 NOV  17:00  S16  Mobile Homer
            18:30  S16  A Star is Torn
            19:00  S16  Thank God, It's Doomsday
            19:30  S16  Home Away from Homer
            22:35  S16  The Seven-Beer Snitch
            23:05  S16  Future-Drama
            23:35  S22  Love is a Many-Strangled Thing
THU 16 NOV  17:00  S16  Don't Fear the Roofer
            18:30  S16  The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star
            19:00  S15  My Mother, the Carjacker
            19:30  S15  The President Wore Pearls
            23:00  S16  The Heartbroke Kid
            23:30  S16  A Star is Torn
FRI 17 NOV  17:00  S16  Thank God, It's Doomsday
            18:30  S15  The Regina Monologues
            19:00  S15  The Fat and the Furriest
            19:30  S15  Today, I Am A Klown
            20:00  S28  Kamp Krustier
            23:00  S16  Home Away from Homer
            23:30  S16  The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star
SAT 18 NOV  19:05  S15  'Tis the Fifteenth Season
            19:30  S15  Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples
                          and Teens, and Gays
SUN 19 NOV  09:30  S15  My Mother, the Carjacker
            10:00  S15  The President Wore Pearls
            10:30  S15  The Regina Monologues
            17:30  S26  The Kids are All Fight
            18:00  S26  Bull-E
            18:30  S15  I, D'oh-bot
            19:00  S15  Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
            19:30  S15  Margical History Tour
MON 20 NOV  17:00  S15  The Fat and the Furriest
            18:30  S15  Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
            19:00  S15  Smart and Smarter
            19:30  S15  The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
            23:05  S15  Today, I Am A Klown
            23:30  S15  'Tis the Fifteenth Season
TUE 21 NOV  17:00  S15  Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples
                          and Teens, and Gays
            18:30  S15  Co-Dependent's Day
            19:00  S15  The Wandering Juvie
            19:30  S15  My Big Fat Geek Wedding
            22:30  S15  I, D'oh-bot
            23:00  S15  Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
WED 22 NOV  17:00  S15  Margical History Tour
            18:30  S15  Catch 'Em If You Can
            19:00  S15  Simple Simpson
            19:30  S15  The Way We Weren't
            22:35  S15  Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
            23:00  S15  Smart and Smarter
THU 23 NOV  17:00  S15  The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
            18:30  S15  Bart-Mangled Banner
            19:00  S15  Fraudcast News
            19:30  S15  My Big Fat Geek Wedding
            23:00  S15  Co-Dependent's Day
            23:30  S15  The Wandering Juvie
FRI 24 NOV  17:00  S15  My Big Fat Geek Wedding
            18:30  S9   The City of New York vs Homer Simpson
            19:00  S9   The Principal and the Pauper
            19:30  S28  22 for 30
            20:00  S28  A Father's Watch
            23:00  S15  My Big Fat Geek Wedding
            23:30  S15  Catch 'Em if You Can
SAT 25 NOV  19:00  S9   Lisa's Sax
            19:30  S9   Treehouse of Horror VIII
SUN 26 NOV  09:30  S15  Simple Simpson
            10:00  S15  The Way We Weren't
            10:30  S15  Bart-Mangled Banner
            17:30  S15  Fraudcast News
            18:00  S9   The City of New York vs Homer Simpson
            18:30  S9   The Cartridge Family
            19:00  S9   Bart Star
            19:30  S9   The Two Mrs Nahasapeemapetilons
MON 27 NOV  17:00  S9   Treehouse of Horror VIII
            18:30  S9   Lisa the Skeptic
            19:00  S9   Realty Bites
            19:30  S9   Lisa, the Simpson
            23:05  S9   The Principal and the Pauper
            23:35  S9   Lisa's Sax
TUE 28 NOV  17:00  S9   The Two Mrs Nahasapeemapetilons
            18:30  S9   Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
            19:00  S9   Bart Carny
            19:30  S9   All Singing, All Dancing
            22:30  S9   The Cartridge Family
            23:00  S9   Bart Star
WED 29 NOV  17:00  S9   Lisa, the Simpson
            18:30  S9   The Joy of Sect
            19:00  S9   The Last Temptation of Krust
            19:30  S9   Dumbbell Indemnity
            22:40  S9   Lisa the Skeptic
            23:10  S9   Realty Bites
THU 30 NOV  17:00  S9   Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
            18:30  S9   This Little Wiggy
            19:00  S9   The Trouble With Trillions
            19:30  S9   Simpson Tide
            23:00  S9   Bart Carny
            23:30  S9   All Singing, All Dancing
FRI 01 DEC  17:00  S9   The Last Temptation of Krust
            18:30  S9   Girly Edition
            19:00  S9   Trash of the Titans
            19:30  S9   King of the Hill
            20:00  S28  The Caper Chase
            23:00  S9   Dumbbell Indemnity
            23:30  S9   This Little Wiggy
SAT 02 DEC  19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
SUN 03 DEC  09:30  To be confirmed
            10:00  To be confirmed
            10:30  To be confirmed
            17:30  To be confirmed
            18:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
MON 04 DEC  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            23:05  To be confirmed
            23:35  To be confirmed
TUE 05 DEC  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
            22:30  To be confirmed
            23:00  To be confirmed
WED 06 DEC  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
            22:40  To be confirmed
            23:10  To be confirmed
THU 07 DEC  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
            23:00  To be confirmed
            23:30  To be confirmed
FRI 08 DEC  17:00  To be confirmed
            18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
            20:00  To be confirmed
            23:00  To be confirmed
            23:30  To be confirmed
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated November 2017

Latest UK DVDs: As expected, that previously-announced Season 18 DVD release has now been made available for pre-order in the United Kingdom - woo-hoo! It comes out on December 11, a few days after the US release.

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.

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, Ben Clifford and Grace 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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