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Schedules for the UK & Ireland
May 20th, 2024 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, Sky Showcase and RTÉ airings. All times are GMT, and all scheduled slot times last 30 minutes. All episodes are subtitled for the hearing impaired.

Click here for USA schedules, and check out my guide to BBFC classification of the show in the UK.



 Latest Update
 May 20th 2024

Welcome to the May 20th update. Full schedules for Channel 4, RTÉ2 and Sky Showcase are available below, right up through early June, including the conclusion of season 35 on Sky. I'll be back on Monday 27th; feel free to e-mail me at wesley@simpsonsarchive.com if you need to contact me in the meantime, and remember you can also always access the latest version of the listings at my own site, too.



Contents:



 Channel 4 & 4seven: Schedule Status & Listings
 20th May to 7th June 2024

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4.com, Digiguide

Channel 4 are currently primarily airing season 11 in the show's now-settled 6:30pm weekday home (although the programme does take a couple of Mondays off in the coming weeks).

On Sunday mornings and lunchtimes on C4, we currently get episodes from (primarily) seasons 5 and 13. And on Saturday mornings, we generally see repeats of episodes broadcast throughout the prior week.

There are also a number of late-night episodes on C4, from a range of seasons - some episodes they clearly deem unsuitable for the 6pm slot, and some that there's not really a clear reason for burying there. Still nothing over on 4seven at the moment, though.

Episodes starting between midnight and 5:30am are listed as part of the previous day's schedule, similar to most print TV guides. 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 20 MAY  C4 18:30  S29  Flanders' Ladder
TUE 21 MAY  C4 18:30  S13  Tales from the Public Domain
            C4 03:35  S13  Half-Decent Proposal
WED 22 MAY  C4 18:30  S11  Beyond Blunderdome
THU 23 MAY  C4 18:30  S11  Brother's Little Helper
FRI 24 MAY  C4 18:30  S11  Guess Who's Coming to Criticise Dinner?
SAT 25 MAY  C4 08:10  S11  Beyond Blunderdome
            C4 08:40  S11  Brother's Little Helper
            C4 09:10  S11  Guess Who's Coming to Criticise Dinner?
            C4 09:40  S5   Marge on the Lam
            C4 10:10  S5   Boy Scoutz 'n' the Hood
            C4 10:40  S13  Jaws Wired Shut
            C4 11:10  S13  Gump Roast
            C4 11:35  S13  I Am Furious (Yellow)
            C4 12:05  S13  The Frying Game
SUN 26 MAY  C4 08:30  S13  Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge
            C4 09:00  S13  A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
            C4 12:30  S13  Treehouse of Horror XII
            C4 13:00  S13  Homer the Moe
            C4 13:30  S13  The Blunder Years
            C4 14:00  S5   $pringfield
            C4 14:30  S5   Homer the Vigilante
MON 27 MAY  C4 01:40  S11  Grift of the Magi
            C4 02:05  S5   The Last Temptation of Homer
TUE 28 MAY  C4 18:30  S11  E-I-E-I-D'oh!
WED 29 MAY  C4 18:30  S11  Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
THU 30 MAY  C4 18:30  S11  Eight Misbehavin'
FRI 31 MAY  C4 18:30  S11  Take My Wife, Sleaze
            C4 03:15  S11  Grift of the Magi
SAT 01 JUN  C4 08:00  S5   $pringfield
            C4 08:25  S5   Homer the Vigilante
            C4 08:55  S11  E-I-E-I-D'oh!
            C4 09:25  S11  Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
            C4 09:55  S11  Take My Wife, Sleaze
            C4 10:25  S13  Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge
            C4 10:55  S13  A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
            C4 11:25  S13  Treehouse of Horror XII
            C4 11:55  S13  Homer the Moe
            C4 12:25  S13  The Blunder Years
SUN 02 JUN  C4 08:30  S13  The Parent Rap
            C4 09:00  S11  Saddlesore Galactica
            C4 12:30  S11  Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
            C4 13:00  S5   Bart Gets Famous
            C4 13:30  S5   Homer and Apu 
            C4 14:00  S5   Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
MON 03 JUN  C4 01:50  S11  Little Big Mom
TUE 04 JUN  C4 18:30  S11  Little Big Mom
WED 05 JUN  C4 18:30  S11  Faith Off
THU 06 JUN  C4 18:30  S11  The Mansion Family
FRI 07 JUN  C4 18:30  S11  Saddlesore Galactica
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 20th May to 7th June 2024

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, Digiguide

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 18 in the usual 4:30pm weekday slot. Season 24 follows. There's also usually an additional episode at 6pm on Fridays.

As usual, some episodes are skipped due to content concerns, and there's nothing currently on weekends.


MON 20 MAY  16:30  S18  Yokel Chords
TUE 21 MAY  16:30  S18  Marge Gamer
WED 22 MAY  16:30  S18  Stop or My Dog Will Shoot!
THU 23 MAY  16:30  S18  24 Minutes
FRI 24 MAY  16:30  S18  You Kent Always Say What You Want
            18:00  S18  Little Big Girl
SAT 25 MAY  No episodes scheduled
SUN 26 MAY  No episodes scheduled
MON 27 MAY  16:30  S24  A Tree Grows in Springfield
TUE 28 MAY  16:30  S24  The Day the Earth Stood Cool
WED 29 MAY  16:30  S24  To Cur, with Love
THU 30 MAY  16:30  S24  Hardly Kirk-ing
FRI 31 MAY  16:30  S24  Dark Knight Court
            18:00  S18  The Boys of Bummer
SAT 01 JUN  No episodes scheduled
SUN 02 JUN  No episodes scheduled
MON 03 JUN  16:30  S24  Pulpit Friction
TUE 04 JUN  16:30  S24  Whiskey Business
WED 05 JUN  16:30  S24  The Fabulous Faker Boy
THU 06 JUN  16:30  S24  The Saga of Carl
FRI 07 JUN  16:30  S24  Dangers on a Train
            18:00  To be confirmed
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Sky Showcase: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 20th May to 7th June 2024


SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35
LISTINGS SOURCE: Digiguide

Sky Showcase have settled on typically broadcasting four episodes a weeknight, from 5pm to 6pm and then 7pm to 8pm. (The US Office occupies the 6pm hour.)

Weekends are less predictable, typically home to six or more episodes per day, but occasionally fewer due to sports coverage.

Currently airing: season 9, in two concurrent runs - largely, that's one run in the 5pm, 7pm or 7:30pm weekday slots, and a repeat either in a 5:30pm weekday slot, or on a weekend. Following that run is season 20, and then season 32.

The UK premiere of season 35 approaches its conclusion! Due to the Hollywood strikes last year, we've reached the season's end pretty quickly. The season continues each Sunday until the 2nd June, repeated each Friday - only a few weeks behind the US. Times vary, as usual:

  • "The Tell-Tale Pants" is repeated Friday 24th at 7:30pm
  • "The Tipping Point" premieres on Sunday 26th at 7:30pm, and is repeated Friday 31st at 7:30pm
  • "Bart's Brain" premieres on Sunday 2nd at 7:30pm, and is repeated Friday 7th at 7:30pm

As always, some episodes deemed unsuitable for daytime broadcast are skipped, and some episodes don't get a second run depending on Sky's weekend schedule. Note that episodes starting between midnight and 5:30am are listed as part of the previous day's schedule, similar to most print TV guides.


MON 20 MAY  17:00  S9   Simpson Tide
            17:30  S9   Dumbbell Indemnity
            19:00  S9   The Trouble with Trillions
            19:30  S9   Girly Edition
TUE 21 MAY  17:00  S9   Trash of the Titans
            17:30  S9   Lisa the Simpson
            19:00  S9   King of the Hill
            19:30  S9   Lost Our Lisa
WED 22 MAY  17:00  S9   Natural Born Kissers
            17:30  S9   This Little Wiggy
            19:00  S20  Lost Verizon
            19:30  S20  Double Double Boy in Trouble
THU 23 MAY  17:00  S20  Dangerous Curves
            17:30  S9   Simpson Tide
            19:00  S20  Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
            19:30  S20  Mypods and Boomsticks
FRI 24 MAY  17:00  S20  The Burns and the Bees
            17:30  S9   The Trouble With Trillions
            19:00  S20  Lisa the Drama Queen
            19:30  S35  *ENCORE* - The Tell-Tale Pants
SAT 25 MAY  13:00  S9   Girly Edition
            13:30  S9   Trash of the Titans
            14:00  S9   King of the Hill
            14:30  S9   Lost Our Lisa
            15:00  S9   Natural Born Kissers
            15:30  S20  Lost Verizon
SUN 26 MAY  16:00  S20  Double Double Boy in Trouble
            16:30  S20  Dangerous Curves
            17:00  S20  Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
            18:30  S20  Mypods and Boomsticks
            19:00  S20  The Burns and the Bees
            19:30  S35  *NEW* - The Tipping Point
MON 27 MAY  15:30  S20  Lisa the Drama Queen
            16:00  S20  Take My Life, Please
            16:30  S20  How the Test Was Won
            17:00  S20  No Loan Again, Naturally
            17:30  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
            18:00  S20  In the Name of the Grandfather
TUE 28 MAY  17:00  S20  Wedding for Disaster
            17:30  S20  Take My Life, Please
            19:00  S20  Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
            19:30  S20  The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
WED 29 MAY  17:00  S20  Father Knows Worst
            17:30  S20  How the Test Was Won
            19:00  S20  Waverly Hills 9021-D'oh!
            19:30  S20  Four Great Woman and a Manicure
THU 30 MAY  17:00  S20  Coming to Homerica
            17:30  S20  No Loan Again, Naturally
            19:00  S32  Now Museum, Now You Don't
            19:30  S32  The 7 Beer Itch
FRI 31 MAY  17:00  S32  Podcast News
            17:30  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
            19:00  S32  Three Dreams Denied
            19:30  S35  *ENCORE* - The Tipping Point
SAT 01 JUN  13:30  S20  In the Name of the Grandfather
            14:00  S20  Wedding for Disaster
            14:30  S20  Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
            15:00  S20  The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
            15:30  S20  Father Knows Worst
            16:00  S20  Waverly Hills 9021-D'oh!
SUN 02 JUN  17:00  S20  Four Great Woman and a Manicure
            17:30  S20  Coming to Homerica
            18:00  S32  Now Museum, Now You Don't
            18:30  S32  The 7 Beer Itch
            19:00  S32  The Road to Cincinnati
            19:30  S35  *NEW* - Bart's Brain
MON 03 JUN  17:00  S32  Sorry Not Sorry
            17:30  S32  The Road to Cincinnati
            19:00  S32  The Dad-Feelings Limited
            19:30  S32  Diary Queen
TUE 04 JUN  17:00  S32  Wad Goals
            17:30  S32  Sorry Not Sorry
            19:00  S32  Yokel Hero
            19:30  S32  Do Pizza Bots Dream of Electric Guitars
WED 05 JUN  17:00  S32  Uncut Femmes
            17:30  S32  The Dad-Feelings Limited
            19:00  S32  Burger Kings
            19:30  S32  Panic on the Streets of Springfield
THU 06 JUN  17:00  S32  Mother and Child Reunion
            17:30  S32  Diary Queen
            19:00  S32  The Man from GRAMPA
            19:30  S32  The Last Barfighter
FRI 07 JUN  17:00  To be confirmed
            17:30  S32  Wad Goals
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  S35  *ENCORE* - Bart's Brain
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated October 2023

Syndication of listings: You can also find these listings at my own website.

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

Disney+ streaming service: The Disney+ streaming service is now available in the UK, and includes seasons 1-34 of The Simpsons (minus "Stark Raving Dad") available to watch whenever you desire.

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 Christopher Wickham, Zach the Animator, Rocco, Phinbart, Robert Burroughs, Matt Johnson, Ben Clifford, Nathan, 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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