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Schedules for the UK & Ireland
April 17th, 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 17th, 2018

Welcome to the 17th April update. Full, updated and finalised schedules for Channel 4, 4Seven, RTÉ2 and Sky1 are available below, right up through early May, including the latest on the continuation of season 29. I'll be back on Tuesday 24th; 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
 17th April to 4th 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.

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, 12 and 13. There aren't any episodes on the 28th and 29th due to Formula 1 coverage.

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 16 APR  C4 18:00  S25  Four Regrettings and a Funeral
TUE 17 APR  C4 18:00  S25  Yolo
WED 18 APR  C4 18:00  S25  Labor Pains
THU 19 APR  C4 18:00  S25  The Kid is All Right
FRI 20 APR  C4 18:00  S25  Yellow Subterfuge
SAT 21 APR  C4 11:55  S13  Tales from the Public Domain
            C4 12:25  S13  Blame it on Lisa
            C4 12:55  S23  How I Wet Your Mother
            47 14:30  S13  The Bart Wants What It Wants
            47 15:00  S12  The Great Money Caper
            47 15:30  S12  Skinner's Sense of Snow
            47 16:00  S13  Tales from the Public Domain
            47 16:30  S13  Blame it On Lisa
SUN 22 APR  C4 13:30  S11  Saddlesore Galactica
            C4 13:55  S11  Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
            C4 14:25  S13  The Frying Game
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
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 17th April to 11th 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 16 APR  17:30  S24  Treehouse of Horror XXIII
TUE 17 APR  17:30  S24  Adventures in Baby-Getting
WED 18 APR  17:30  S24  Gone Baby Gone
THU 19 APR  17:30  S24  Penny Wiseguys
FRI 20 APR  17:30  S24  A Tree Grows in Springfield
SAT 21 APR  No episodes scheduled
SUN 22 APR  No 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
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 17th April to 4th 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:

  • "King Leer" premieres Friday 20th April at 8pm (encore Sunday 22nd at 7:30pm)
  • "Lisa Gets the Blues" premieres Friday 27th April at 8pm (encore expected Sunday 29th at 7:30pm)
  • "Forgive and Regret" premieres Friday 4th May at 8pm (encore expected Sunday 6th 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 16 and 20 are both currently being broadcast; seasons 21, then 22 follow.

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 16 APR  17:00  S16  Don't Fear the Roofer
            18:30  S16  The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star
            19:00  S20  Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes
            19:30  S20  Lost Verizon
TUE 17 APR  17:00  S16  The Heartbroke Kid
            18:30  S20  Treehouse of Horror XIX
            19:00  S20  Dangerous Curves
            19:30  S20  Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
WED 18 APR  17:00  S16  A Star is Torn
            18:30  S20  Mypods and Boomsticks
            19:00  S20  The Burns and the Bees
            19:30  S20  Lisa the Drama Queen
THU 19 APR  17:00  S16  Thank God It's Doomsday
            18:30  S20  Take My Life, Please
            19:00  S20  How the Test Was Won
            19:30  S20  No Loan Again, Naturally
FRI 20 APR  17:00  S16  Home Away from Homer
            18:30  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
            19:00  S20  In the Name of the Grandfather
            19:30  S20  Wedding for Disaster
            20:00  S29  *NEW* - King Leer
SAT 21 APR  08:00  S16  The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star
            08:30  S20  Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes
            09:00  S20  Lost Verizon
            09:30  S20  Treehouse of Horror XIX
            18:00  S20  Dangerous Curves
            18:30  S20  Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
            19:00  S20  Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
            19:30  S20  The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
SUN 22 APR  08:00  S20  Mypods and Boomsticks
            08:30  S20  The Burns and the Bees
            09:00  S20  Lisa the Drama Queen
            09:30  S20  Take My Life, Please
            10:00  S20  How the Test Was Won
            10:30  S20  No Loan Again, Naturally
            17:30  S20  Waverly Hills, 9021-D'oh!
            18:00  S20  Four Great Women and a Manicure
            19:30  S29  *ENCORE* - King Leer
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
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
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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