Schedules for the UK & Ireland
May 22nd, 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
 May 22nd, 2017

Welcome to the 22nd May update. Full, updated schedules for Channel 4, RTÉ2 and Sky One are available below, including the wrap-up of season 28. Next update will be on Tuesday 30th May (due to the Bank Holiday Monday) - feel free to e-mail me at if you need to contact me in the meantime.


 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 22nd May to 9th June 2017

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

C4 are currently airing season 11 in the regular 6pm weekdays slot. There are bonus season 16 episodes on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday 29th.

Weekend matinees, which are slightly less consistent at the moment due to Formula 1 coverage, are currently cycling through season 3. Full details of slots and times 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.

MON 22 MAY  18:00  S17  Marge and Homer Turn A Couple Play
TUE 23 MAY  18:00  S11  Beyond Blunderdome
WED 24 MAY  18:00  S11  Brother's Little Helper
THU 25 MAY  18:00  S11  Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner
FRI 26 MAY  18:00  S16  Mommie Beerest
SAT 27 MAY  No episodes scheduled
SUN 28 MAY  No episodes scheduled
MON 29 MAY  09:50  S16  Fat Man and Little Boy
            10:15  S16  Midnight Rx
            10:45  S5   The Last Temptation of Homer
            18:00  S11  Treehouse of Horror X
TUE 30 MAY  18:00  S11  E-I-E-I-D'oh!
WED 31 MAY  18:00  S11  Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
THU 01 JUN  18:00  S11  Eight Misbehavin'
FRI 02 JUN  18:00  S11  Take My Wife, Sleaze
SAT 03 JUN  11:25  S3   Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
            11:55  S3   Radio Bart
            12:25  S3   Lisa the Greek
SUN 04 JUN  No episodes scheduled
MON 05 JUN  18:00  S11  Grift of the Magi
TUE 06 JUN  18:00  S11  Little Big Mom
WED 07 JUN  18:00  S11  Faith off
THU 08 JUN  18:00  S11  The Mansion Family
FRI 09 JUN  18:00  S11  Saddlesore Galactica
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 22nd May to 16th June 2017

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

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 18 on weekdays at 5:30pm.

There are currently no weekend episodes scheduled.

MON 22 MAY  17:30  S18  The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
TUE 23 MAY  17:30  S18  Jazzy and the Pussycats
WED 24 MAY  17:30  S18  Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
THU 25 MAY  17:30  S18  G.I. D'oh!
FRI 26 MAY  17:30  S18  Moe'n'a Lisa
SAT 27 MAY  No episodes scheduled
SUN 28 MAY  No episodes scheduled
MON 29 MAY  17:30  S18  Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)
TUE 30 MAY  17:30  S18  The Haw-Hawed Couple
WED 31 MAY  17:30  S18  Kill Gil, Vols. 1 & 2
THU 01 JUN  17:30  S18  The Wife Aquatic
FRI 02 JUN  17:30  S18  Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
SAT 03 JUN  No episodes scheduled
SUN 04 JUN  No episodes scheduled
MON 05 JUN  17:30  S18  Little Big Girl
TUE 06 JUN  17:30  S18  Springfield Up
WED 07 JUN  17:30  S18  Yokel Chords
THU 08 JUN  17:30  S18  Rome-old and Juli-eh
FRI 09 JUN  17:30  S18  Homerazzi
SAT 10 JUN  No episodes scheduled
SUN 11 JUN  No episodes scheduled
MON 12 JUN  17:30  S18  Marge Gamer
TUE 13 JUN  17:30  S18  The Boys of Bummer
WED 14 JUN  17:30  S18  Crook and Ladder
THU 15 JUN  17:30  S18  Stop or My Dog Will Shoot
FRI 16 JUN  17:30  S18  24 Minutes
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 22nd May to 9th June 2017

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27

Sky1 are currently airing three episodes on Sundays and weekdays from 6:30pm to 8pm. Sundays sometimes feature an extra 6pm episode, and some Mondays have an extra double-bill in the 8pm hour. There are usually no episodes on Saturdays.

This week, a random selection of episodes is broadcast. Next week is more structured, though: beginning with a rare Saturday post-watershed double-bill on the 27th May from 9pm, the entirety of season 28 is replayed. It's bookended by the premiere of the season finale: "Dogtown" is broadcast on Friday 26th May at 8pm; it encores the following Friday, June 2nd, at 7pm.

And that rounds out the season - no more newbies 'til the autumn! I'll be the first to let you know when season 29(!) is on deck, later this year. Note that episodes from mid-season 20 onwards are now simulcast on Sky 1 HD in High Definition.

MON 22 MAY  18:30  S8   The Springfield Files
            19:00  S21  Homer the Whopper
            19:30  S25  Married to the Blob
            20:00  S20  Double, Double, Boy in Trouble
            20:30  S25  The War of Art
TUE 23 MAY  18:30  S26  The Man Who Came to Be Dinner
            19:00  S9   This Little Wiggy
            19:30  S20  Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes
WED 24 MAY  18:30  S15  Co-Dependent's Day
            19:00  S20  Lisa the Drama Queen
            19:30  S13  Gump Roast
THU 25 MAY  18:30  S21  Once Upon A Time in Springfield
            19:00  S25  Brick Like Me
            19:30  S25  What to Expect When Bart's Expecting
FRI 26 MAY  18:30  S26  I Won't Be Home for Christmas
            19:00  S15  My Big Fat Geek Wedding
            19:30  S25  Days of Future Future
            20:00  S28  *NEW* - Dogtown
SAT 27 MAY  21:00  S28  There Will Be Buds
            21:30  S28  Treehouse of Horror XXVII
SUN 28 MAY  18:00  S28  Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus
            18:30  S28  Friends and Family
            19:00  S28  The Town
            19:30  S28  Trust but Clarify
MON 29 MAY  18:30  S28  Havana Wild Weekend
            19:00  S28  Dad Behaviour
            19:30  S28  The Last Traction Hero
            20:00  S28  The Nightmare After Krustmas
            20:30  S28  Pork & Burns
TUE 30 MAY  18:30  S28  The Great Phatsby (hour-long episode)
            19:30  S28  Fatzcarraldo
WED 31 MAY  18:30  S28  The Cad and the Hat
            19:00  S28  Kamp Krustier
            19:30  S28  22 for 30
THU 01 JUN  18:30  S28  A Father's Watch
            19:00  S28  The Caper Chase
            19:30  S28  Looking for Mr. Goodbart
FRI 02 JUN  18:30  S28  Moho House
            19:00  S28  *ENCORE* - Dogtown
            19:30  S13  The Parent Rap
SAT 03 JUN  No episodes scheduled
SUN 04 JUN  18:30  S13  Treehouse of Horror XII
            19:00  S13  Homer the Moe
            19:30  S13  A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
MON 05 JUN  18:30  S13  The Blunder Years
            19:00  S13  Brawl in the Family
            19:30  S13  Sweets and Sour Marge
            20:00  S26  Blazed and Confused
            20:30  S8   Mountain of Madness
TUE 06 JUN  18:30  S13  Jaws Wired Shut
            19:00  S13  Half-Decent Proposal
            19:30  S13  The Bart Wants What It Wants
WED 07 JUN  18:30  S13  The Lastest Gun in the West
            19:00  S13  The Old Man and the Key
            19:30  S13  Tales from the Public Domain
THU 08 JUN  18:30  S13  Blame it on Lisa
            19:00  S13  Gump Roast
            19:30  S13  I Am Furious (Yellow)
FRI 09 JUN  18:30  S13  The Sweetest Apu
            19:00  S13  Little Girl in the Big Ten
            19:30  S13  The Frying Game
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated April 2015

Latest UK DVDs: Season 17 is available now. (Let's hope the DVD releases don't end there..)

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, 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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