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March 24th, 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
 March 24th, 2020

Welcome to the 24th March 2020 update. Hope you are faring well in these uncertain times. Streaming service Disney+ has launched in the UK, carrying the first 30 seasons of The Simpsons - the perfect tonic for twelve weeks of lockdown. If you still prefer your TV linear, full, updated and finalised schedules for Channel 4, RTÉ2 and Sky1 are available below, right up through mid-April, including the continuation of season 31 on Sky. I'll be back on March 31st; feel free to e-mail me at wesley@simpsonsarchive.com if you need to contact me in the meantime. Stay well.



Contents:



 Channel 4 : Schedule Status & Listings
 24th March to 10th April 2020

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4.com, UK TV Guide

Channel 4 are currently airing season 8 in the weekday 6pm slot. Season 20 follows. From Thursday 2nd April, the 6pm slot becomes a double-bill on Thursdays and Fridays, as there is a limited supply of upcoming Hollyoaks episodes due to coronavirus.

Over Sunday lunchtimes on C4, we get episodes from season 15 and season 9, while on Saturday mornings, we get repeats of the prior week's episodes. Times vary slightly from week to week; see details 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. All episodes that air on 4Seven are simulcast on 4Seven HD.


TUE 24 MAR  C4 18:00  S8   Mountain of Madness
WED 25 MAR  C4 18:00  S9   The Joy of Sect
THU 26 MAR  C4 18:00  S8   Simpsoncalifragalisticexpiala-D'oh!-cious
FRI 27 MAR  C4 18:00  S8   The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show
            C4 01:20  S15  Treehouse of Horror XIV
SAT 28 MAR  C4 08:15  S15  The Fat and the Furriest
            C4 08:40  S8   Simpsoncalifragalisticexpiala-D'oh!-cious
            C4 09:10  S9   Bart Star
            C4 09:40  S9   Lisa's Sax
            C4 10:10  S9   The Cartridge Family
            C4 10:40  S15  The Regina Monologues
            C4 11:10  S8   The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
            C4 11:40  S8   Mountain of Madness
            C4 12:10  S8   The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show
SUN 29 MAR  C4 12:30  S9   Realty Bites
            C4 13:00  S9   All Singing, All Dancing
            C4 13:25  S15  Today, I Am A Klown
            C4 14:55  S15  Marge vs Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples
                             and Teens and Gays
MON 30 MAR  C4 18:00  S15  Treehouse of Horror XIV
TUE 31 MAR  C4 18:00  S8   Homer's Phobia
WED 01 APR  C4 18:00  S8   Brother from Another Series
THU 02 APR  C4 18:00  S8   My Sister, My Sitter
            C4 18:30  S8   Homer vs the Eighteenth Amendment
FRI 03 APR  C4 18:00  S8   Grade School Confidential
            C4 18:30  S8   The Canine Mutiny
SAT 04 APR  C4 08:35  S8   Homer's Phobia
            C4 09:00  S8   Brother from Another Series
            C4 09:30  S8   My Sister, My Sitter
            C4 10:00  S9   Realty Bites
            C4 10:30  S9   All Singing, All Dancing
            C4 11:00  S15  Today, I Am A Klown
            C4 11:30  S15  Marge vs Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples
                             and Teens and Gays
SUN 05 APR  C4 12:30  S8   Grade School Confidential
            C4 13:00  S8   The Canine Mutiny
            C4 13:30  S15  I, D'oh-bot
            C4 14:00  S15  Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
            C4 14:30  S15  Margical History Tour
            C4 15:00  S15  Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
MON 06 APR  C4 18:00  S8   The Old Man and the Lisa
TUE 07 APR  C4 18:00  S8   In Marge We Trust
WED 08 APR  C4 18:00  S8   Homer's Enemy
THU 09 APR  C4 18:00  S8   The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
            C4 18:30  S8   The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
FRI 10 APR  C4 18:00  S20  Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes
            C4 18:30  S20  Lost Verizon
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 24th March to 10th April 2020

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, UK TV Guide

RTÉ2 are currently airing seasons 27 and 8 on weekdays: the former in the 4:30pm slot, the latter at 5pm. Season 14 replaces season 27 when that run concludes.

There are currently no episodes being broadcast on weekends.


TUE 24 MAR  16:30  S27  The Marge-ian Chronicles
            17:00  S8   Homer's Phobia
WED 25 MAR  16:30  S27  The Burns Cage
            17:00  S8   Brother from Another Series
THU 26 MAR  16:30  S27  How Lisa Got Her Marge Back
            17:00  S8   My Sister, My Sitter
FRI 27 MAR  16:30  S27  Fland Canyon
            17:00  S8   Homer vs the Eighteenth Amendment
SAT 28 MAR  No episodes scheduled
SUN 29 MAR  No episodes scheduled
MON 30 MAR  16:30  S27  To Courier with Love
            17:00  S8   Grade School Confidential
TUE 31 MAR  16:30  S27  Simprovised
            17:00  S8   The Canine Mutiny
WED 01 APR  16:30  S27  Orange is the New Yellow
            17:00  S8   The Old Man and the Lisa
THU 02 APR  16:30  S14  Treehouse of Horror XIII
            17:00  S8   In Marge We Trust
FRI 03 APR  16:30  S14  How I Spent My Strummer Vacation
            17:00  S8   Homer's Enemy
SAT 04 APR  No episodes scheduled
SUN 05 APR  No episodes scheduled
MON 06 APR  16:30  S14  Bart vs Lisa vs the Third Grade
            17:00  S8   The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
TUE 07 APR  16:30  S14  Large Marge
            17:00  S8   The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
WED 08 APR  16:30  S14  Helter Shelter
            17:00  To be confirmed
THU 09 APR  16:30  S14  The Great Louse Detective
            17:00  To be confirmed
FRI 10 APR  16:30  S14  Special Edna
            17:00  To be confirmed
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 24th March to 10th April 2020


SSN. RIGHTS: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 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. There's also usually an extra double from 8pm on Wednesdays. Weekends are a little less predictable, but we usually get a decent number of episodes - usually between five and nine a day, spread across the morning, afternoon and evening.

Currently occupying those slots: season 55, 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 18, then 22, occupying those same slots.

And of course, additionally, season 31 continues every Friday at 8pm! Each is repeated the following Sunday:

  • "The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson" airs on Friday Mar 27, 8pm; repeated Sunday Mar 29, 7:30pm
  • "Frinkcoin" airs on Friday Apr 3, 8pm; repeated Sunday Apr 5, 7:30pm
  • "Bart the Bad Guy" airs on Friday Apr 3, 8pm; repeated Sunday Apr 5, 7:30pm

"Livin' La Pura Vida" was already broadcast at Christmas, so that has been skipped in this run.

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

TUE 24 MAR  17:00  S5   The Last Temptation of Homer
            18:30  S5   Homer and Apu
            19:00  S5   Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
            19:30  S5   Deep Space Homer
WED 25 MAR  17:00  S5   $pringfield
            18:30  S5   Homer Loves Flanders
            19:00  S5   Bart Gets an Elephant
            19:30  S5   Burns' Heir
            20:00  S5   Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
            20:30  S5   The Boy Who Knew Too Much
THU 26 MAR  17:00  S5   Homer the Vigilante
            18:30  S5   Lady Bouvier's Lover
            19:00  S5   Secrets of a Successful Marriage
            19:30  S18  The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
FRI 27 MAR  17:00  S5   Bart Gets Famous
            18:30  S18  Jazzy and the Pussycats
            19:00  S18  Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
            19:30  S18  Treehouse of Horror XVII
            20:00  S31  *NEW* - The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson
SAT 28 MAR  16:15  S5   Homer and Apu
            16:45  S5   Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
            17:15  S5   Deep Space Homer
            17:45  S5   Homer Loves Flanders
            18:15  S5   Bart Gets an Elephant
            18:45  S5   Burns' Heir
            19:15  S5   Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
SUN 29 MAR  11:00  S5   The Boy Who Knew Too Much
            11:30  S5   Lady Bouvier's Lover
            16:00  S5   Secrets of a Successful Marriage
            16:30  S18  The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
            17:00  S18  Jazzy and the Pussycats
            17:30  S18  Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
            18:00  S18  Treehouse of Horror XVII
            18:30  S18  G.I. D'oh!
            19:00  S18  Moe'n'a Lisa
            19:30  S31  *ENCORE* - The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson
MON 30 MAR  17:00  S18  G.I. D'oh!
            18:30  S18  Ice Cream of Margie with the Light Blue Hair
            19:00  S18  The Haw-Hawed Couple
            19:30  S18  Kill Gil, Vols. 1 & 2
TUE 31 MAR  17:00  S18  Moe'n'a Lisa
            18:30  S18  The Wife Aquatic
            19:00  S18  Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
            19:30  S18  Little Big Girl
WED 01 APR  17:00  S18  Ice Cream of Margie with the Light Blue Hair
            18:30  S18  Springfield Up!
            19:00  S18  Yokel Chords
            19:30  S18  Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
THU 02 APR  17:00  S18  The Haw-Hawed Couple
            18:30  S18  Homerazzi
            19:00  S18  Marge Gamer
            19:30  S18  The Boys of Bummer
FRI 03 APR  17:00  S18  Kill Gil, Vols. 1 & 2
            18:30  S18  Crook and Ladder
            19:00  S18  Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot!
            19:30  S18  24 Minutes
            20:00  S31  *NEW* - Frinkcoin
SAT 04 APR  16:00  S18  The Wife Aquatic
            16:30  S18  Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
            17:00  S18  Little Big Girl
            17:30  S18  Springfield Up!
            18:00  S18  Yokel Chords
            18:30  S18  Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
            19:00  S18  Homerazzi
SUN 05 APR  16:00  S18  Marge Gamer
            16:30  S18  The Boys of Bummer
            17:00  S18  Crook and Ladder
            17:30  S18  Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot!
            18:00  S18  24 Minutes
            18:30  S18  You Kent Always Say What You Want
            19:00  S22  Elementary School Musical
            19:30  S31  *ENCORE* - Frinkcoin
MON 06 APR  17:00  S18  You Kent Always Say What You Want
            18:30  S22  Loan-a Lisa
            19:00  S22  MoneyBART
            19:30  S22  Treehouse of Horror XXII
TUE 07 APR  17:00  S22  Elementary School Musical
            18:30  S22  Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
            19:00  S22  The Fool Monty
            19:30  S22  How Munched is that Birdie in the Window
WED 08 APR  17:00  S22  Loan-a Lisa
            18:30  S22  Donnie Fatso
            19:00  S22  Moms I'd Like to Forget
            19:30  S22  Flaming Moe
THU 09 APR  17:00  S22  MoneyBART
            18:30  S22  Homer the Father
            19:00  S22  The Blue and the Grey
            19:30  S22  Angry Dad: The Movie
FRI 10 APR  17:00  S22  Treehouse of Horror XXII
            18:30  S22  The Scorpion's Tale
            19:00  S22  The Great Simpsina
            19:30  S22  The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
            20:00  S31  *NEW* - Bart the Bad Guy
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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