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Schedules for the UK & Ireland
April 24th, 2018 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 the USA and France. You may also like to check out my guide to BBFC classification of the show in the UK.



 Latest Update
 April 24th, 2018

Welcome to the 24th April update. Full, updated and finalised schedules for Channel 4, 4Seven, RTÉ2 and Sky1 are available below, right up through mid-May, including the latest on the continuation of season 29. I'll be back on Tuesday 1st May; feel free to e-mail me at wesley@simpsonsarchive.com if you need to contact me in the meantime.



Contents:



 Channel 4 & 4Seven: Schedule Status & Listings
 24th April to 11th May 2018

SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4.com, UK TV Guide

Below, you will find both Channel 4 and 4Seven listings in one compact list. The channel is indicated before the time of broadcast - C4 or 47.

Channel 4 are currently airing season 25 on weekdays at 6pm. It's their second run of it, following its premiere late last year. Season 23 follows.

There are also weekend back-to-back matinees (usually three episodes around noon on Saturday, and three more around 2pm on Sunday, but variable due to sports). The episodes are currently generally from seasons 11 and 13. There aren't any episodes on the 28th and 29th due to Formula 1 coverage. There are three to-be-confirmed episodes on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday 7th May.

Over on 4seven, there are usually several back-to-back episodes on Saturday afternoons around 2:30pm. These are usually episodes that have aired on Channel 4 at some point in the past week.

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. All episodes that air on 4Seven are simulcast on 4Seven HD.


MON 23 APR  C4 18:00  S25  Steal This Episode
TUE 24 APR  C4 18:00  S25  Married to the Blob
WED 25 APR  C4 18:00  S25  Specs and the City
THU 26 APR  C4 18:00  S25  The Man Who Grew Too Much
FRI 27 APR  C4 18:00  S25  Diggs
SAT 28 APR  C4 No episodes scheduled
            47 14:30  S13  The Frying Game
            47 15:00  S11  Saddlesore Galactica
            47 15:30  S11  Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
SUN 29 APR  C4 No episodes scheduled
MON 30 APR  C4 18:00  S25  The Winter of His Content
TUE 01 MAY  C4 18:00  S25  The War of Art
WED 02 MAY  C4 18:00  S25  You Don't Have to Live Like A Referee
THU 03 MAY  C4 18:00  S25  Luca$
FRI 04 MAY  C4 18:00  S25  Days of Future Future
SAT 05 MAY  C4 12:00  S13  I Am Furious (Yellow)
            C4 12:30  S13  Treehouse of Horror XII
            C4 13:00  S13  Homer the Moe
            47 14:30  To be confirmed
SUN 06 MAY  C4 13:30  S11  Pygmoelian
            C4 14:00  S11  The Mansion Family
MON 07 MAY  C4 11:00  To be confirmed
            C4 11:25  To be confirmed
            C4 11:50  To be confirmed
            C4 18:00  S25  What to Expect When Bart's Expecting
TUE 08 MAY  C4 18:00  S25  Brick Like Me
WED 09 MAY  C4 18:00  S25  Pay Pal
THU 10 MAY  C4 18:00  S25  The Yellow Badge of Cowardge
FRI 11 MAY  C4 18:00  S23  The Falcon and the D'ohman
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 24th April to 18th May 2018

SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, UK TV Guide

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 24 on weekdays at 5:30pm.

The show takes a break from the 24th to 27th for racing coverage. There are currently no weekend episodes scheduled.


MON 23 APR  17:30  S24  The Day the Earth Stood Cool
TUE 24 APR  No episodes scheduled
WED 25 APR  No episodes scheduled
THU 26 APR  No episodes scheduled
FRI 27 APR  No episodes scheduled
SAT 28 APR  No episodes scheduled
SUN 29 APR  No episodes scheduled
MON 30 APR  17:30  S24  To Cur, With Love
TUE 01 MAY  17:30  S24  Homer Goes to Prep School
WED 02 MAY  17:30  S24  A Test Before Trying
THU 03 MAY  17:30  S24  The Changing of the Guardian
FRI 04 MAY  17:30  S24  Love is a Many-Splintered Thing
SAT 05 MAY  No episodes scheduled
SUN 06 MAY  No episodes scheduled
MON 07 MAY  17:30  S24  Hardly Kirking
TUE 08 MAY  17:30  S24  Gorgeous Grampa
WED 09 MAY  17:30  S24  Black Eyed, Please
THU 10 MAY  17:30  S24  Dark Knight Court
FRI 11 MAY  17:30  S24  What Animated Women Want
SAT 12 MAY  No episodes scheduled
SUN 13 MAY  No episodes scheduled
MON 14 MAY  17:30  S24  Pulpit Friction
TUE 15 MAY  17:30  S24  Whisky Business
WED 16 MAY  17:30  S24  Fabulous Faker Boy
THU 17 MAY  17:30  S24  The Saga of Carl
FRI 18 MAY  17:30  S24  Dangers on a Train
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 24th April to 11th May 2018


SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
SOURCE: Digiguide

With the US now back to broadcasting new episodes every Sunday, Sky's revised new episode schedule - still comprising newbies every Friday at 8pm, repeated the following Sunday at 7:30pm - will continue for the foreseeable. They'll still be on track to broadcast them just five days after the US, a historically speedy turnaround! Here's what's currently on deck:

  • "Lisa Gets the Blues" premieres Friday 27th April at 8pm (encore Sunday 29th at 7:30pm)
  • "Forgive and Regret" premieres Friday 4th May at 8pm (encore Sunday 6th at 7:30pm)
  • "Left Behind" premieres Friday 11th May at 8pm (encore expected Sunday 13th at 7:30pm)

In more regular rotation: four episodes on weekdays: at 5pm, then from 6:30pm to 8pm. Fridays have an additional episode at 8pm (home to the season 29 run, as cited above).

Saturdays and Sundays have four to six episodes in the morning from 8am, and four or more in the evening around 6pm. There are currently no late-night episodes.

Currently occupying those slots: we're back in the two-concurrent-runs format, one primetime (evenings every day) and one out-of-primetime (5pm weekdays, weekend mornings, Saturdays 6-7pm). Seasons 20 and 21 are both currently being broadcast; seasons 22, then the second half of 26 follow. On Wednesday 2nd, look out for two extra episodes from 8pm that Sky generally only air after that time - "Large Marge" and "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble".

Looking out for The Simpsons Movie on the Sky movie channels? See those outings listed in the schedules below, marked in blue.

As ever, note that episodes from mid-season 20 onwards are simulcast on Sky 1 HD in High Definition.

MON 23 APR  14:50 to 16:20 - The Simpsons Movie, on Sky Cinema Hits
            17:00  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
            18:30  S20  Coming to Homerica
            19:00  S21  Homer the Whopper
            19:30  S21  Bart Gets A "Z"
TUE 24 APR  04:25 to 06:05 - The Simpsons Movie, on Sky Cinema Hits
            17:00  S20  In the Name of the Grandfather
            18:30  S21  The Great Wife Hope
            19:00  S21  Treehouse of Horror XX
            19:30  S21  The Devil Wears Nada
WED 25 APR  17:00  S20  Wedding for Disaster
            18:30  S21  Pranks and Greens
            19:00  S21  Rednecks and Broomsticks
            19:30  S21  Thursdays with Abie
THU 26 APR  13:45 to 15:20 - The Simpsons Movie, on Sky Cinema Family
            17:00  S20  Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
            18:30  S21  Once Upon A Time in Springfield
            19:00  S21  Million Dollar Maybe
            19:30  S21  Boy Meets Curl
            20:00 to 21:35 - The Simpsons Movie, on Sky Cinema Family
FRI 27 APR  17:00  S20  The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
            18:30  S21  The Color Yellow
            19:00  S21  Postcards from the Wedge
            19:30  S21  Stealing First Base
            20:00  S29  *NEW* - Lisa Gets the Blues
SAT 28 APR  08:00  S20  Waverly Hills, 9021-D'oh!
            08:30  S20  Four Great Women and a Manicure
            09:00  S20  Coming to Homerica
            09:30  S21  Homer the Whopper
            18:00  S21  Bart Gets A "Z"
            18:30  S21  The Great Wife Hope
            19:00  S21  The Greatest Story Ever D'oh-ed
            19:30  S21  American History X-cellent
SUN 29 APR  08:00  S21  The Devil Wears Nada
            08:30  S21  Pranks and Greens
            09:00  S21  Rednecks and Broomsticks
            09:30  S21  Thursdays with Abie
            10:00  S21  Once Upon A Time in Springfield
            10:30  S21  Million Dollar Maybe
            17:30  S21  Chief of Hearts
            18:00  S21  The Squirt and the Whale
            19:30  S29  *ENCORE* - Lisa Gets the Blues
MON 30 APR  17:00  S21  Boy Meets Curl
            18:30  S21  To Surveil, with Love
            19:00  S21  Moe Letter Blues
            19:30  S21  The Bob Next Door
TUE 01 MAY  17:00  S21  The Color Yellow
            18:30  S21  Judge Me Tender
            19:00  S22  Elementary School Musical
            19:30  S22  Loan-a Lisa
WED 02 MAY  08:35 to 10:10 - The Simpsons Movie, on Sky Cinema Family
            17:00  S21  Postcards from the Wedge
            18:25 to 20:00 - The Simpsons Movie, on Sky Cinema Family
            18:30  S22  MoneyBART
            19:00  S22  Treehouse of Horror XXI
            19:30  S22  Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
            20:00  S14  Large Marge
            20:30  S20  Double, Double, Boy in Trouble
THU 03 MAY  17:00  S21  Stealing First Base
            18:30  S22  The Fool Monty
            19:00  S22  How Munched is that Birdie in the Window
            19:30  S22  Donnie Fatso
FRI 04 MAY  17:00  S21  The Greatest Story Ever D'oh-ed
            18:30  S22  Moms I'd Like to Forget
            19:00  S22  Flaming Moe
            19:30  S22  Homer the Father
            20:00  S29  *NEW* - Forgive and Regret
SAT 05 MAY  08:00  S21  American History X-cellent
            08:30  S21  Chief of Hearts
            09:00  S21  The Squirt and the Whale
            09:30  S21  To Surveil, with Love
            18:00  S21  Moe Letter Blues
            18:30  S21  The Bob Next Door
            19:00  S22  The Blue and the Gray
            19:30  S22  Angry Dad: The Movie
SUN 06 MAY  08:00  S21  Judge Me Tender
            08:30  S22  Elementary School Musical
            09:00  S22  Loan-a Lisa
            09:30  S22  MoneyBART
            10:00  S22  Treehouse of Horror XXI
            10:30  S22  Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
            16:30  S22  The Fool Monty
            17:00  S22  How Munched is that Birdie in the Window
            19:30  S29  *ENCORE* - Forgive and Regret
MON 07 MAY  17:00  S22  Donnie Fatso
            18:30  S22  The Scorpion's Tale
            19:00  S22  The Great Simpsina
            19:30  S22  The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
TUE 08 MAY  17:00  S22  Moms I'd Like to Forget
            18:30  S22  Homer Scissorhands
            19:00  S22  500 Keys
            19:30  S22  The Ned-liest Catch
WED 09 MAY  17:00  S26  Flaming Moe
            18:30  S26  Clown in the Dumps
            19:00  S26  My Fare Lady
            19:30  S26  The Princess Guide
THU 10 MAY  17:00  S22  Homer the Father
            18:30  S26  Sky Police
            19:00  S26  Waiting for Duffman
            19:30  S26  Peeping Mom
FRI 11 MAY  17:00  S22  The Blue and the Gray
            18:30  S26  The Kids are All Fight
            19:00  S26  Let's Go Fly A Coot
            19:30  S26  Bull-E
            20:00  S29  *NEW* - Left Behind
Future broadcasts of The Simpsons Movie:
SUN 27 MAY  21:50 to 23:30 - on Sky Cinema Family
            02:55 to 04:35 - on Sky Cinema Family

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



 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated December 2017

Latest UK DVDs: The Season 18 DVD set is out now in the UK - woo-hoo! Order it from Amazon 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.

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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