Schedules for the UK & Ireland
October 16th, 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
 October 16th, 2017

Welcome to the 16th October update. Full, updated schedules for Channel 4, RTÉ2 and Sky One are available below - and don't miss the recent "additional notes" addition. Next update should be Monday 23rd October - feel free to e-mail me at if you need to contact me in the meantime.


 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 16th October to 3rd November 2017

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

C4 are currently airing season 17 in the regular 6pm weekdays slot. That run takes a break for Halloween: look out for Treehouse of Horror episodes every weeknight from Wednesday 25th to Monday 30th, with a bonus late-night double-bill in the early hours of Tuesday 31st, to boot. (Oddly, they revert to season 17's regular run at 6pm on Halloween itself.)

Weekend back-to-back matinees (usually around 11am on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday, but sometimes variable due to Formula 1) are currently a mixture of seasons.

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 16 OCT  18:00  S17  The Bonfire of the Manatees
TUE 17 OCT  18:00  S17  The Girl Who Slept Too Little
WED 18 OCT  18:00  S17  Milhouse of Sand and Fog
THU 19 OCT  18:00  S17  Marge's Son Posioning
FRI 20 OCT  18:00  S17  See Homer Run
SAT 21 OCT  10:50  S2   Bart's Dog Gets An "F"
            11:20  S17  Marge's Son Poisoning
SUN 22 OCT  13:00  S16  On A Clear Day I Can't See My Sister
            13:30  S5   Marge on the Lam
MON 23 OCT  18:00  S17  The Last of the Red Hot Mamas
TUE 24 OCT  18:00  S17  The Italian Bob
WED 25 OCT  18:00  S17  Treehouse of Horror XVI
THU 26 OCT  18:00  S11  Treehouse of Horror X
FRI 27 OCT  18:00  S23  Treehouse of Horror XXII
SAT 28 OCT  10:50  S6   Bart of Darkness
            11:20  S6   Lisa's Rival
SUN 29 OCT  12:30  S18  24 Minutes
            12:55  S5   Homer's Barbershop Quartet
MON 30 OCT  18:00  S18  Treehouse of Horror XVII
            01:40  S16  Treehouse of Horror XV
            02:05  S2   Treehouse of Horror I
TUE 31 OCT  18:00  S17  Homer's Paternity Coot
WED 01 NOV  18:00  S17  We're on the Road to D'oh-where
THU 02 NOV  18:00  S17  My Fair Laddy
FRI 03 NOV  18:00  S17  The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 16th October to 3rd November 2017

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

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 18 at 5:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. No word yet on what follows - and there doesn't appear to be any kind of Hallowe'en celebration, either.

New series Drop Dead Weird occupies the Monday slot; while there are currently no weekend episodes scheduled at all.

MON 16 OCT  No episodes scheduled
TUE 17 OCT  17:30  S18  Springfield Up
WED 18 OCT  17:30  S18  Yokel Chords
THU 19 OCT  17:30  S18  Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
FRI 20 OCT  17:30  S18  Homerazzi
SAT 21 OCT  No episodes scheduled
SUN 22 OCT  No episodes scheduled
MON 23 OCT  No episodes scheduled
TUE 24 OCT  17:30  S18  Marge Gamer
WED 25 OCT  17:30  S18  The Boys of Bummer
THU 26 OCT  17:30  S18  Crook and Ladder
FRI 27 OCT  17:30  S18  Stop or My Dog Will Shoot
SAT 28 OCT  No episodes scheduled
SUN 29 OCT  No episodes scheduled
MON 30 OCT  No episodes scheduled
TUE 31 OCT  17:30  S18  24 Minutes
WED 01 NOV  17:30  S18  You Kent Always Saw What You Want
THU 02 NOV  17:30  To be confirmed
FRI 03 NOV  17:30  To be confirmed
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 16th October to 3rd November 2017

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
SOURCE: Digiguide

Sky1 are currently generally airing three episodes daily from 6:30pm to 8pm (Saturdays currently skip the 6:30pm episode). Fridays have an additional single episode at 8pm.

Additionally, there are Sunday morning triple-bills from 8:30am to 10am (at least - there's sometimes even more on offer). And from Monday 16th Oct, for the two-week half-term period, there are additional weekday afternoon triple-bills from 4pm to 5:30pm. These expand to quadruple-bills from Monday 23rd, leaving just a half-hour non-Simpsons break between 4pm and 8pm (at 6pm - when the show is being broadcast on Channel 4!)

Sky are currently broadcasting season 20 in the nightly triple-bills. That's followed by season 26 from Thursday 19th. It's not yet confirmed what follows that.

On top of that, the Sunday AM slots are cycling through season 1, while the weekday afternoon slots from Monday 16th comprise two from season 13 followed by a single episode from season 25. During the second week of afternoon slots, these shift to two from season 1 and two from season 13. The Friday 7:30pm and 8pm slots are season 28.

For Halloween, Sky 1 are going all-out, with a whopping eleven seasonal episodes being broadcast: the usual 6:30pm-to-8pm triple, then eight back-to-back from 10pm, making for a perfect late-night Halloween treat.

Other late night broadcasts coming up: "Love, Springfieldian Style", 11:30pm, Tuesday 17th; "Treehouse of Horror XXVII", 10:05pm, Friday 20th.

Additionally, if you have the Sky Movies channels, look out for The Simpsons Movie on Sky Cinema Family on 24th October at 12:25 and 18:25.

No word yet on season 29, which recently started in the USA - we'll probably see it hit UK shores late this year. Note that episodes from mid-season 20 onwards are now simulcast on Sky 1 HD in High Definition.

MON 16 OCT  16:00  S13  The Parent Rap
            16:30  S13  Homer the Moe
            17:00  S25  Specs and the City
            18:30  S20  How the Test Was Won
            19:00  S20  No Loan Again, Naturally
            19:30  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
TUE 17 OCT  16:00  S13  A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
            16:30  S13  The Blunder Years
            17:00  S25  The Man Who Grew Too Much
            18:30  S20  In the Name of the Grandfather
            19:00  S20  Wedding for Disaster
            19:30  S20  Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
            23:30  S19  Love, Springfieldian Style
WED 18 OCT  16:00  S13  She of Little Faith
            16:30  S13  Brawl in the Family
            17:00  S25  The Winter of His Content
            18:30  S20  The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
            19:00  S20  Father Knows Worst
            19:30  S20  Waverly Hills 90210-D'oh!
THU 19 OCT  16:00  S13  Sweets and Sour Marge
            16:30  S13  Jaws Wired Shut
            17:00  S25  Luca$
            18:30  S20  Four Great Women and a Manicure
            19:00  S20  Coming to Homerica
            19:30  S26  Clown in the Dumps
FRI 20 OCT  16:00  S13  Half-Decent Proposal
            16:30  S13  The Bart Wants What it Wants
            17:00  S25  Days of Future Future
            18:30  S26  The Wreck of the Relationship
            19:00  S26  Super Franchise Me
            19:30  S28  Trust But Clarify
            20:00  S28  There Will Be Buds
            22:05  S28  Treehouse of Horror XXVII (25-minute slot)
SAT 21 OCT  19:05  S26  Opposites A-frack
            19:30  S26  Simpsorama
SUN 22 OCT  08:30  S1   Homer's Night Out
            09:00  S1   Krusty Gets Busted
            09:30  S1   Some Enchanted Evening
            18:30  S26  Covercraft
            19:00  S26  I Won't Be Home for Christmas
            19:30  S26  The Man Who Came to be Dinner
MON 23 OCT  16:00  S1   Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
            16:30  S1   Bart the General
            17:00  S13  The Lastest Gun in the West
            17:30  S13  The Old Man and the Key
            18:30  S26  Bart's New Friend
            19:00  S26  The Musk Who Fell to Earth
            19:30  S26  Walking Big and Tall
TUE 24 OCT  16:00  S1   There's No Disgrace Like Home
            16:30  S1   Bart the Genius
            17:00  S13  Tales from the Public Domain
            17:30  S13  Blame it on Lisa
            18:30  S26  My Fare Lady
            19:00  S26  The Princess Guide
            19:30  S26  Sky Police
WED 25 OCT  16:00  S1   Moaning Lisa
            16:30  S1   The Call of the Simpsons
            17:00  S13  Gump Roast
            17:30  S13  I Am Furious (Yellow)
            18:30  S26  Waiting for Duffman
            19:00  S26  Peeping Mom
            19:30  S26  The Kids are All Fight
THU 26 OCT  16:00  S1   The Tell-Tale Head
            16:30  S1   Homer's Night Out
            17:00  S13  The Sweetest Apu
            17:30  S13  Little Girl in the Big Ten
            18:30  S26  Let's Go Fly A Coot
            19:00  S26  Bull-E
            19:30  S26  Mathlete's Feat
FRI 27 OCT  16:00  S1   The Crepes of Wrath
            16:30  S1   Krusty Gets Busted
            17:00  S13  The Frying Game
            17:30  S13  Poppa's Got A Brand New Badge
            18:30  S25  The Man Who Grew Too Much
            19:00  S25  The Winter of His Content
            19:30  S28  Havana Wild Weekend
            20:00  S28  Dad Behaviour
SAT 28 OCT  19:05  S13  The Sweetest Apu
            19:30  S13  Tales from the Public Domain
SUN 29 OCT  07:00  S1   Homer's Night Out
            07:30  S1   Krusty Gets Busted
            08:00  S1   Some Enchanted Evening
            08:30  S7   Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in:
                          "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
            09:00  S7   The Day the Violence Died
            09:30  S7   22 Short Films About Springfield
            18:30  S7   Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in:
                          "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
            19:00  S25  Brick Like Me
MON 30 OCT  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
TUE 31 OCT  18:30  S20  Treehouse of Horror XIX
            19:00  S26  Treehouse of Horror XXV
            19:30  S27  Treehouse of Horror XXVI
            22:00  S28  Treehouse of Horror XXVII
            22:30  S27  Halloween of Horror
            23:00  S21  Treehouse of Horror XX
            23:30  S8   Treehouse of Horror VII
            00:00  S25  Treehouse of Horror XXIV
            00:30  S19  Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
            01:00  S14  Treehouse of Horror XIII
            01:30  S15  Treehouse of Horror XIV
WED 01 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
THU 02 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  To be confirmed
FRI 03 NOV  18:30  To be confirmed
            19:00  To be confirmed
            19:30  S28  The Last Traction Hero
            20:00  S28  The Nightmare After Krustmas
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated October 2017

Latest UK DVDs: As expected, that previously-announced Season 18 DVD release has now been - woo-hoo! No date yet, but it's expected to come out in December, in line with the US release.

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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