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January 14th, 2020 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
 January 14th, 2020

Welcome to the 14th January 2020 update. Full, updated and finalised schedules for Channel 4, RTÉ2 and Sky1 are available below, right up through late January, including news on season 31 on Sky! I'll be back on January 21st. 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
 14th to 31st January 2020

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4.com, UK TV Guide

Channel 4 are currently airing season 19 in the weekday 6pm slot.

On Sunday mornings on C4, we get episodes from season 13, while on Saturday mornings, we get repeats of the previous week's Sunday to Friday episodes. Times vary slightly; see details below.

There's a bonus late-night triple late on Sunday 19th/early on Monday 20th, from 1:55am.

Nothing currently 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. All episodes that air on 4Seven are simulcast on 4Seven HD.


TUE 14 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Treehouse of Horror XVIII
WED 15 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Little Orphan Millie
THU 16 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Husbands and Knives
FRI 17 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Funeral for a Fiend
SAT 18 JAN  C4 10:40  S13  Jaws Wired Shut
            C4 11:10  S13  The Bart Wants What It Wants
            C4 11:40  S13  The Lastest Gun in the West
            C4 12:10  S13  Tales from the Public Domain
            C4 12:40  S19  Husbands and Knives
            C4 13:10  S19  Funeral for a Fiend
            C4 13:40  S19  I Don't Wanna Know why the Caged Bird Sings
            C4 14:10  S19  Little Orphan Millie
SUN 19 JAN  C4 12:30  S13  The Old Man and the Key
            C4 13:00  S13  Blame it on Lisa
            C4 13:30  S13  Gump Roast
            C4 01:55  S19  Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
            C4 02:20  S13  Weekend at Burnsie's
            C4 02:45  S19  Smoke on the Daughter
MON 20 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
TUE 21 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  E. Pluribus Wiggum
WED 22 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  That '90s Show
THU 23 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Love, Springfieldian Style
FRI 24 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  The Debarted
SAT 25 JAN  C4 08:55  S13  The Old Man and the Key
            C4 09:25  S13  Blame it on Lisa
            C4 09:55  S13  Gump Roast
            C4 10:25  S19  Love, Springfieldian Style
            C4 10:55  S19  The Debarted
            C4 11:25  S19  Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
            C4 11:55  S19  E. Pluribus Wiggum
            C4 12:25  S19  That '90s Show
SUN 26 JAN  C4 12:30  S13  I Am Furious (Yellow)
            C4 12:55  S13  The Sweetest Apu
MON 27 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Dial "N" for Nerder
TUE 28 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Papa Don't Leech
WED 29 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Apocalypse Cow
THU 30 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Any Given Sundance
FRI 31 JAN  C4 18:00  S19  Mona Leaves-a
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 14th to 31st January 2020

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, UK TV Guide

RTÉ2 are currently airing their premiere run of season 27! Woo-hoo! It's airing primarily in double-bills every weekday from 4:30pm. Following it is season 14. No weekend episodes currently scheduled.


TUE 14 JAN  16:30  S27  *NEW TO RTE* The Marge-ian Chronicles
            17:00  S27  *NEW TO RTE* The Burns Cage
WED 15 JAN  16:30  S27  *NEW TO RTE* How Lisa Got Her Marge Back
            17:00  S27  *NEW TO RTE* Fland Canyon
THU 16 JAN  16:30  S27  *NEW TO RTE* To Courier with Love
            17:00  S27  *NEW TO RTE* Simprovised
FRI 17 JAN  16:30  S27  *NEW TO RTE* Orange is the New Yellow
            17:00  S14  Treehouse of Horror XIII
SAT 18 JAN  No episodes scheduled
SUN 19 JAN  No episodes scheduled
MON 20 JAN  16:30  S14  How I Spent My Strummer Vacation
            17:00  S14  Bart vs Lisa vs the Third Grade
TUE 21 JAN  16:30  S14  Large Marge
            17:00  S14  Helter Shelter
WED 22 JAN  16:30  S14  The Great Louse Detective
            17:00  S14  Special Edna
THU 23 JAN  16:30  S14  The Dad Who Knew Too Little
            17:00  S14  The Strong Arms of the Ma
FRI 24 JAN  16:30  S14  Pray Anything
            17:00  S14  Barting Over
SAT 25 JAN  No episodes scheduled
SUN 26 JAN  No episodes scheduled
MON 27 JAN  16:30  S14  I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can
            17:00  S14  A Star is Born-Again
TUE 28 JAN  16:30  S14  Mr Spritz Goes to Washington
            17:00  S14  C.E. D'oh!
WED 29 JAN  16:30  S14  'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky
            17:00  S14  Three Gays of the Condo
THU 30 JAN  16:30  S14  Dude, Where's My Ranch?
            17:00  S14  Old Yeller-Belly
FRI 31 JAN  16:30  S14  Brake My Wife, Please
            17:00  S14  The Bart of War
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 14th to 31st January 2020


SSN. RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31
SOURCE: Digiguide

Sky currently broadcast four episodes on weekdays: at 5pm, then from 6:30pm to 8pm. Weekends are a little less predictable, but we usually get a decent number of episodes - usually between six and eight a day, spread across the afternoon and evening. There are also a few lingering bonus episodes in daytime as the Christmas holidays wrap up.

Currently occupying those slots: season 29, in two concurrent runs: one primetime (6:30pm and later, except Saturday), one out-of-primetime (pre-6:30pm, plus Saturday evenings). That's followed by season 4, then 2 and then 3, occupying those same slots.

Additionally, and in more exciting news season 31 premiered over Christmas - but what was broadcast was not the festive "Bobby, It's Cold Outside", as planned, but "Livin' La Pura Vida". It's not clear whether human error or a technical concern caused the change; hopefully, "Bobby" will air as part of the regular season run.

Speaking of, season 31 continues from Friday, January 17, every Friday at 8pm! Two episodes are on deck thus far, each repeated the following Sunday:

  • "The Winter of our Monetized Content" airs on Friday Jan 17, 8pm; repeated Sunday Jan 19, 6:30pm
  • "Go Big or Go Homer" airs on Friday Jan 24, 8pm; repeated Sunday Jan 26, 6:30pm
  • "The Fat Blue Line" airs on Friday Jan 31, 8pm; repeated Sunday Feb 2, 6:30pm

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

TUE 14 JAN  17:00  S29  Fears of a Clown
            18:30  S29  Forgive and Regret
            19:00  S29  Left Behind
            19:30  S29  Throw Grampa from the Dane
WED 15 JAN  17:00  S29  No Good Read Goes Unpunished
            18:30  S29  Flanders' Ladder
            19:00  S4   Homer the Heretic
            19:30  S4   Lisa the Beauty Queen
THU 16 JAN  17:00  S29  King Leer
            18:30  S4   Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie
            19:00  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
            19:30  S4   Marge Gets a Job
            20:00  S4   New Kid on the Block
            20:30  S4   Mr Plow
FRI 17 JAN  17:00  S29  Lisa Gets the Blues
            18:30  S4   Lisa's First Word
            19:00  S4   Homer's Triple Bypass
            19:30  S4   Marge vs the Monorail
            20:00  S31  *NEW* - The Winter of our Monetized Content
SAT 18 JAN  17:00  S29  Forgive and Regret
            17:30  S29  Left Behind
            18:00  S29  Throw Grampa from the Dane
            18:30  S29  Flanders' Ladder
            19:00  S4   Homer the Heretic
SUN 19 JAN  10:00  S4   Lisa the Beauty Queen
            10:30  S4   Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie
            11:00  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
            11:30  S4   Marge Gets a Job
            16:00  S4   New Kid on the Block
            16:30  S4   Mr Plow
            17:00  S4   Lisa's First Word
            17:30  S4   Homer's Triple Bypass
            18:00  S4   Marge vs the Monorail
            18:30  S4   Selma's Choice
            19:00  S4   Brother from the Same Planet
            19:30  S31  *ENCORE* - The Winter of our Monetized Content
MON 20 JAN  17:00  S4   Selma's Choice
            18:30  S4   I Love Lisa
            19:00  S4   Duffless
            19:30  S4   Last Exit to Springfield
TUE 21 JAN  17:00  S4   Brother from the Same Planet
            18:30  S4   The Front
            19:00  S4   So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show
            19:30  S4   Whacking Day
WED 22 JAN  17:00  S4   I Love Lisa
            18:30  S4   Krusty Gets Kancelled
            19:00  S4   Marge in Chains
            19:30  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
THU 23 JAN  17:00  S4   Duffless
            18:30  S5   Cape Feare
            19:00  S4   A Streetcar Named Marge
            19:30  S2   Simpson and Delilah
            20:00  S2   Treehouse of Horror I
            20:30  S2   Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish
FRI 24 JAN  17:00  S4   Last Exit to Springfield
            18:30  S2   Dancin' Homer
            19:00  S2   Dead Putting Society
            19:30  S2   Bart vs Thanksgiving
            20:00  S31  *NEW* - Go Big or Go Homer
SAT 25 JAN  17:00  S4   The Front
            17:30  S4   So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show
            18:00  S4   Whacking Day
            18:30  S4   Krusty Gets Kancelled
            19:00  S4   Marge in Chains
SUN 26 JAN  10:00  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
            10:30  S5   Cape Feare
            11:00  S4   A Streetcar Named Marge
            11:30  S2   Simpson and Delilah
            16:00  S2   Treehouse of Horror I
            16:30  S2   Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish
            17:00  S2   Dancin' Homer
            17:30  S2   Dead Putting Society
            18:00  S2   Bart vs Thanksgiving
            18:30  S2   Bart the Daredevil
            19:00  S2   Itchy and Scratchy and Marge
            19:30  S31  *ENCORE* - Go Big or Go Homer
MON 27 JAN  17:00  S2   Bart the Daredevil
            18:30  S2   Bart Gets Hit by a Car
            19:00  S2   One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Bluefish
            19:30  S2   The Way We Was
TUE 28 JAN  17:00  S2   Itchy and Scratchy and Marge
            18:30  S2   Homer vs Lisa and the Eighth Commandment
            19:00  S2   Bart's Dog Gets an "F"
            19:30  S2   Principal Charming
WED 29 JAN  17:00  S2   Bart Gets Hit by a Car
            18:30  S2   Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
            19:00  S2   Old Money
            19:30  S2   Brush with Greatness
THU 30 JAN  17:00  S2   One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Bluefish
            18:30  S2   Lisa's Substitute
            19:00  S2   The War of the Simpsons
            19:30  S2   Three Men and a Comic Book
            20:00  S2   Blood Feud
            20:30  S3   Mr Lisa Goes to Washington
FRI 31 JAN  17:00  S2   The Way We Was
            18:30  S3   When Flanders Failed
            19:00  S3   Bart the Murderer
            19:30  S3   Homer Defined
            20:00  S31  *NEW* - The Fat Blue Line
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated December 2019

Latest UK DVDs: The Season 19 DVD set is out now! Woo-hoo! You can order it from Amazon.co.uk now.

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, Christopher Wickham, Robert Burroughs, Matt Johnson, Ben Clifford and Grace for helping out around these parts - much appreciated.

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.

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