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October 25th, 2021 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.

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
 October 25th, 2021

Welcome to the October 25th update. Full, updated and finalised schedules for Channel 4, RTÉ2 and the newly-rebranded Sky Showcase are available below, right up through mid-November. Remember also that you can watch the first 31 seasons of The Simpsons on-demand on the Disney+ streaming service in the UK - and season 32 joins them on Wednesday November 3rd - great news! I'll be back on November 1st; feel free to e-mail me at wesley@simpsonsarchive.com if you need to contact me in the meantime. Stay safe and well.



Contents:



 Channel 4 & 4seven: Schedule Status & Listings
 25th October to 12th November 2021

SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
LISTINGS SOURCE: Channel4.com, Digiguide

Channel 4 are currently airing season 8 on weekdays at 6pm (Channel 4's last run of that for now - rights move to Sky on November 1st.) Season 22 follows.

On weekend mornings and lunchtimes on C4, we get repeats of the prior week's weekday episodes, as well as a mixture of season 14 and season 15 as well.

There's late-night episodes on Monday 1st and Sunday 7th, but nothing over on 4seven at the moment.

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 25 OCT  C4 18:00  S8   The Old Man and the Lisa
TUE 26 OCT  C4 18:00  S8   In Marge We Trust
WED 27 OCT  C4 18:00  S8   Homer's Enemy
THU 28 OCT  C4 18:00  S8   The Simpsons' Spin-Off Showcase
FRI 29 OCT  C4 18:00  S8   The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
SAT 30 OCT  C4 08:25  S14  Brake My Wife, Please
            C4 08:55  S14  The Bart of War
            C4 09:25  S8   The Old Man and the Lisa
            C4 09:55  S8   In Marge We Trust
            C4 10:25  S8   Homer's Enemy
            C4 10:55  S8   The Simpsons' Spin-Off Showcase
            C4 11:25  S8   The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
SUN 31 OCT  C4 08:05  S15  The Wandering Juvie
            C4 08:30  S15  My Big Fat Geek Wedding
            C4 09:00  S15  Catch 'Em if You Can
            C4 12:30  S14  Moe Baby Blues
            C4 12:55  S15  Simple Simpson
            C4 13:25  S15  My Mother the Carjacker
            C4 13:45  S15  The President Wore Pearls
MON 01 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  Elementary School Musical
            C4 00:45  S15  Treehouse of Horror XIV
TUE 02 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  Loan-a Lisa
WED 03 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  MoneyBART
THU 04 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  Treehouse of Horror XXI
FRI 05 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
SAT 06 NOV  C4 07:00  S15  The Wandering Juvie
            C4 07:30  S22  Elementary School Musical
            C4 08:00  S15  The President Wore Pearls
            C4 08:30  S15  Simple Simpson
            C4 09:00  S15  My Mother the Carjacker
            C4 09:25  S14  Moe Baby Blues
SUN 07 NOV  C4 07:00  S15  My Big Fat Geek Wedding
            C4 07:30  S15  Catch 'Em if You Can
            C4 08:00  S22  MoneyBART
            C4 08:30  S22  Loan-a Lisa
            C4 09:00  S22  Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
            C4 12:30  S15  The Regina Monologues
            C4 12:55  S15  The Fat and the Furriest
            C4 13:20  S15  Today, I Am A Klown
            C4 13:50  S15  Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples
                             and Teens, and Gays
            C4 01:50  S22  Treehouse of Horror XXI
            C4 02:20  S15  Treehouse of Horror XIV
MON 08 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  The Fool Monty
TUE 09 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  How Munched is that Birdie in the Window
WED 10 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  Donnie Fatso
THU 11 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  Moms I'd Like to Forget
FRI 12 NOV  C4 18:00  S22  Flaming Moe
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 25th October to 12th November 2021

SEASON RIGHTS: 2, 3, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
LISTINGS SOURCE: RadioTimes.com, Digiguide

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 17, usually in the 4:30pm weekdays slot, though some days the show doesn't air at all due to sports coverage or movies - see below for full slot details. That run takes a break for some Treehouse of Horror selections in the days surrounding Halloween.


MON 25 OCT  17:00  S28  Treehouse of Horror XXVII
TUE 26 OCT  No episodes scheduled
WED 27 OCT  16:30  S22  Treehouse of Horror XXI
THU 28 OCT  No episodes scheduled
FRI 29 OCT  No episodes scheduled
SAT 30 OCT  17:35  S28  Dad Behaviour
SUN 31 OCT  No episodes scheduled
MON 01 NOV  No episodes scheduled
TUE 02 NOV  16:30  S17  Treehouse of Horror XVI
WED 03 NOV  16:30  S16  A Star is Torn
THU 04 NOV  16:30  S17  The Bonfire of the Manatees
FRI 05 NOV  16:30  S17  The Girl Who Slept too Little
SAT 06 NOV  No episodes scheduled
SUN 07 NOV  No episodes scheduled
MON 08 NOV  No episodes scheduled
TUE 09 NOV  16:30  S17  Milhouse of Sand and Fog
WED 10 NOV  16:30  S17  Marge's Son Poisoning
THU 11 NOV  16:30  S17  See Homer Run
FRI 12 NOV  16:30  S17  The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Sky Showcase: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 25th October to 12th November 2021


SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32
LISTINGS SOURCE: Digiguide

Sky 1 may have been rebadged and rebranded as Sky Showcase, but there's little change to the channel's Simpsons output. Sky currently broadcast four episodes on weekdays: one at 5pm, then three from 6:30pm to 8pm. Weekends are a little less predictable, but we usually get a decent number of episodes - usually between six and eleven a day, spread across the morning, afternoon and evening.

Currently airing: season 32, in two concurrent runs - one primetime (6:30pm and later, except Saturday), one out-of-primetime (pre-6:30pm, plus Saturday evenings). It's that season's first repeat run since the original run ended in spring, albeit skipping both Christmas episodes - understandable - and the Halloween episode - a little more frustrating.. After that, it's season 8, occupying those same slots.

However, we take a break from that lineup for Halloween - most slots from the 26th to the 31st are occupied by Treehouse of Horror episodes. See full details below.

Season 33 has begun on Fox in the US, but I'm not expecting that run to begin here until December or January. 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 25 OCT  17:00  S32  I, Carumbus
            18:30  S32  The Seven-Beer Itch
            19:00  S32  Podcast News
            19:30  S32  Three Dreams Denied
TUE 26 OCT  17:00  S32  Now Museum, Now You Don't
            18:30  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
            19:00  S5   Treehouse of Horror IV
            19:30  S6   Treehouse of Horror V
WED 27 OCT  17:00  S32  The Seven-Beer Itch
            18:30  S7   Treehouse of Horror VI
            19:00  S11  Treehouse of Horror X
            19:30  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
THU 28 OCT  17:00  S32  Podcast News
            18:30  S17  Treehouse of Horror XVI
            19:00  S18  Treehouse of Horror XVII
            19:30  S19  Treehouse of Horror XVIII
FRI 29 OCT  17:00  S32  Three Dreams Denied
            18:30  S23  Treehouse of Horror XXII
            19:00  S24  Treehouse of Horror XXIII
            19:30  S30  Treehouse of Horror XXIX
SAT 30 OCT  12:00  S32  The Road to Cincinnati
            12:30  S32  Sorry Not Sorry
            13:00  S4   Treehouse of Horror III
            13:30  S5   Treehouse of Horror IV
            14:00  S6   Treehouse of Horror V
            14:30  S7   Treehouse of Horror VI
SUN 31 OCT  15:30  S11  Treehouse of Horror X
            16:00  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
            16:30  S19  Treehouse of Horror XVIII
            17:00  S18  Treehouse of Horror XVII
            17:30  S23  Treehouse of Horror XXII
            18:00  S17  Treehouse of Horror XVI
            18:25  S24  Treehouse of Horror XXIII
            18:50  S30  Treehouse of Horror XXIX
MON 01 NOV  17:00  S32  The Road to Cincinnati
            18:30  S32  The Dad-Feelings Limited
            19:00  S32  Diary Queen
            19:30  S32  Wad Goals
TUE 02 NOV  17:00  S32  Sorry Not Sorry
            18:30  S32  Yokel Hero
            19:00  S32  Do Pizza Bots Dream of Electric Guitars?
            19:30  S32  Uncut Femmes
WED 03 NOV  17:00  S32  The Dad-Feelings Limited
            18:30  S32  Burger Kings
            19:00  S32  Panic on the Streets of Springfield
            19:30  S32  The Man from GRAMPA
THU 04 NOV  17:00  S32  Diary Queen
            18:30  S32  Mother and Child Reunion
            19:00  S32  The Last Barfighter
            19:30  S8   You Only Move Twice
FRI 05 NOV  17:00  S32  Wad Goals
            18:30  S8   The Homer They Fall
            19:00  S8   Burns, Baby Burns
            19:30  S8   Bart After Dark
SAT 06 NOV  12:00  S32  Yokel Hero
            12:30  S32  Do Pizza Bots Dream of Electric Guitars?
            13:00  S32  Uncut Femmes
            13:30  S32  Burger Kings
            14:00  S32  Panic on the Streets of Springfield
            14:30  S32  The Man from GRAMPA
            19:00  S32  Mother and Child Reunion
            19:30  S32  The Last Barfighter
SUN 07 NOV  17:00  S8   You Only Move Twice
            17:30  S8   The Homer They Fall
            18:00  S8   Burns, Baby Burns
            18:30  S8   Bart After Dark
            19:00  S8   A Milhouse Divided
            19:30  S8   Lisa's Date with Density
MON 08 NOV  17:00  S8   A Milhouse Divided
            18:30  S8   Hurricane Neddy
            19:00  S8   El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer
            19:30  S8   The Springfield Files
TUE 09 NOV  17:00  S8   Lisa's Date with Density
            18:30  S8   The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
            19:00  S8   Mountain of Madness
            19:30  S8   Simpsoncalifragalisticexpiala-D'oh!-cious
WED 10 NOV  17:00  S8   Hurricane Neddy
            18:30  S8   The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show
            19:00  S8   Homer's Phobia
            19:30  S8   Brother from Another Series
THU 11 NOV  17:00  S8   El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer
            18:30  S8   My Sister, My Sitter
            19:00  S8   Homer vs the Eighteenth Amendment
            19:30  S8   Grade School Confidential
FRI 12 NOV  17:00  S8   The Springfield Files
            18:30  S8   The Canine Mutiny
            19:00  S8   The Old Man and the Lisa
            19:30  S8   In Marge We Trust
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.



 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated October 2021

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

Disney+ streaming services: The Disney+ streaming service is now available in the UK, and includes seasons 1-31 of The Simpsons (minus "Stark Raving Dad") available to watch whenever you desire. Season 32 joins them from Wednesday, November 3rd.

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, 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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