Schedules for the UK & Ireland
August 14th, 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
 August 14th, 2017

Welcome to the 14th August 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 21st August - feel free to e-mail me at if you need to contact me in the meantime.


 Channel 4: Schedule Status & Listings
 14th August to 1st September 2017

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

C4 are currently airing season 12 in the regular 6pm weekdays slot; season 16 follows. For the summer holidays, there are additional weekday morning doubles from 11am - these are currently occupied by season 2, then by season 10.

Weekend triple-bill matinees (usually around 11am on Saturday and 1:30pm on Sunday) are currently dominated by seasons 10 and 18.

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 14 AUG  11:00  S2   Three Men and a Comic Book
            11:30  S2   Bart Gets Hit By A Car
            18:00  S12  Bye Bye Nerdie
TUE 15 AUG  11:00  S2   Homer vs Lisa and the Eighth Commandment
            11:30  S2   The Way We Was
            18:00  S12  Simpson Safari
WED 16 AUG  11:00  S2   Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
            11:30  S2   Principal Charming
            18:00  S12  Trilogy of Error
THU 17 AUG  11:00  S2   Old Money
            11:30  S2   Bart's Dog Gets An "F"
            18:00  S12  I'm Goin' to Praiseland
FRI 18 AUG  11:00  S2   Lisa's Substitute
            11:30  S2   Brush with Greatness
            18:00  S12  Children of a Lesser Clod
SAT 19 AUG  10:55  S10  Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
            11:25  S10  When You Dish Upon A Star
SUN 20 AUG  13:35  S10  I'm With Cupid
            14:05  S18  Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
            14:35  S18  Jazzy and the Pussycats
            15:05  S18  G.I. D'oh!
MON 21 AUG  11:00  S2   War of the Simpsons
            11:30  S10  Mazimum Homerdrive
            18:00  S12  Simpsons Tall Tales
TUE 22 AUG  11:00  S10  Lisa Gets An "A"
            11:30  S10  The Old Man and the "C" Student
            18:00  S16  Treehouse of Horror XV
WED 23 AUG  11:00  S10  Mayored to the Mob
            11:30  S10  Homer Simpson in "Kidney Trouble"
            18:00  S17  The Italian Bob
THU 24 AUG  11:00  S10  Make Room for Lisa
            11:30  S10  Viva Ned Flanders
            18:00  S16  She Used to be My Girl
FRI 25 AUG  10:35  S10  Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
            11:00  S10  Monty Can't Buy Me Love
            11:30  S10  Simpsons Bible Stories
            18:00  S16  Fat Man and Little Boy
SAT 26 AUG  To be confirmed
SUN 27 AUG  To be confirmed
MON 28 AUG  12:00  To be confirmed
            12:30  To be confirmed
            18:00  S16  Mommie Beerest
TUE 29 AUG  11:00  To be confirmed
            11:30  To be confirmed
            18:00  S16  Pranksta Rap
WED 30 AUG  11:00  To be confirmed
            11:30  To be confirmed
            18:00  S16  There's Something About Marrying
THU 31 AUG  11:00  To be confirmed
            11:30  To be confirmed
            18:00  S16  On A Clear Day I Can't See My Sister
FRI 01 SEP  11:00  To be confirmed
            11:30  To be confirmed
            18:00  S16  Goo Goo Gai Pan
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 RTÉ2: Schedule Status & Listings
 14th August to 8th September 2017

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

RTÉ2 are currently airing season 23 on weekdays at 5:30pm; season 12 follows. There's a bonus 7:30pm episode tonight, Monday 14th.

There are currently no weekend episodes scheduled.

MON 14 AUG  17:30  S23  At Long Last Leave
            19:30  S23  The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants
TUE 15 AUG  17:30  S23  Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart
WED 16 AUG  17:30  S23  How I Wet Your Mother
THU 17 AUG  17:30  S23  Beware My Cheating Bart
FRI 18 AUG  17:30  S23  A Totally Fun Thing that Bart Will Never Do Again
SAT 19 AUG  No episodes scheduled
SUN 20 AUG  No episodes scheduled
MON 21 AUG  17:30  S23  The Spy Who Learned Me
TUE 22 AUG  17:30  S23  Ned'n'Edna's Blend Agenda
WED 23 AUG  17:30  S23  Lisa Goes Gaga
THU 24 AUG  17:30  S12  Treehouse of Horror XI
FRI 25 AUG  17:30  S12  A Tale of Two Springfields
SAT 26 AUG  No episodes scheduled
SUN 27 AUG  No episodes scheduled
MON 28 AUG  17:30  S12  Insane Clown Poppy
TUE 29 AUG  17:30  S12  Lisa the Tree-Hugger
WED 30 AUG  17:30  S12  Homer vs Dignity
THU 31 AUG  17:30  S12  The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
FRI 01 SEP  17:30  S12  The Great Money Caper
SAT 02 SEP  No episodes scheduled
SUN 03 SEP  No episodes scheduled
MON 04 SEP  17:30  S12  Hom-R
TUE 05 SEP  17:30  S12  Pokey Mom
WED 06 SEP  17:30  S12  Worst Episode Ever
THU 07 SEP  17:30  S12  Tennis the Menace
FRI 08 SEP  17:30  S12  Day of the Jackanapes
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD: Schedule Status & Complete Listings
 14th August to 1st September 2017

SEASON RIGHTS: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
SOURCE: Digiguide

Sky1 are currently generally airing three episodes daily from 6:30pm to 8pm (including Saturdays, which were previously bare). Mondays usually have an extra double-bill in the 8pm hour. (For the first time in quite a while, there are no post-watershed bonuses in the offing.)

Sky are currently broadcasting a cross-season mish-mash of episodes in the nightly triple-bills. The episodes are primarily sports-themed this week; next week is a more thematically-diverse selection. Meanwhile, the Monday 8pm double-bills are running through season 28 - annoyingly, it's worked out that the hour-long episode "The Great Phatsby" will straddle two weeks, being split into two parts; but fear not, it also gets an all-in-one broadcast on Friday 25th at 6:30pm.

As an aside, if you have the Sky Movies channels, look out for The Simpsons Movie, broadcast at multiple dates and times in the coming weeks on Sky Cinema Family (19th August 0650 and 2145, 22nd August at 0735 and 0015, 4th September at 2330 and 0420 the next morning).

No more newbies 'til the autumn - I'll be the first to let you know when season 29(!) is on deck, though, later this year. Note that episodes from mid-season 20 onwards are now simulcast on Sky 1 HD in High Definition.

MON 14 AUG  18:30  S1   Life in the Fast Lane
            19:00  S26  The Wreck of the Relationship
            19:30  S28  The Town
            20:00  S28  The Great Phatsby: Part 2
            20:30  S28  Fatzcarraldo
TUE 15 AUG  18:30  S7   Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
            19:00  S8   The Homer They Fall
            19:30  S1   Life in the Fast Lane
WED 16 AUG  18:30  S25  You Don't Have to Live Like A Referee
            19:00  S25  Labor Pains
            19:30  S9   Bart Star
THU 17 AUG  18:30  S14  Helter Shelter
            19:00  S20  The Burns and the Bees
            19:30  S21  Boy Meets Curl
FRI 18 AUG  18:30  S9   King of the Hill
            19:00  S21  The Great Wife Hope
            19:30  S28  22 for 30
SAT 19 AUG  18:30  S13  The Frying Game
            19:00  S13  Treehouse of Horror XII
            19:30  S25  The Kid is All Right
SUN 20 AUG  18:30  S26  Oppoistes A-frack
            19:00  S13  Homer the Moe
            19:30  S25  Married to the Blob
MON 21 AUG  18:30  S26  The Musk Who Fell to Earth
            19:00  S13  The Blunder Years
            19:30  S25  Diggs
            20:00  S28  The Cad and the Hat
            20:30  S28  Kamp Krustier
TUE 22 AUG  18:30  S27  Every Man's Dream
            19:00  S13  She of Little Faith
            19:30  S9   The Principal and the Pauper
WED 23 AUG  18:30  S14  Dude, Where's My Ranch?
            19:00  S13  Sweets and Sour Marge
            19:30  S9   Lisa's Sax
THU 24 AUG  18:30  S9   Bart Star
            19:00  S13  Half-Decent Proposal
            19:30  S14  The Girl Who Knew Too Little
FRI 25 AUG  18:30  S21  The Great Phatsby (double-length)
            19:30  S26  The Princess Guide
SAT 26 AUG  18:30  S15  My Mother the Carjacker
            19:00  S15  The President Wore Pearls
            19:30  S26  Walking Big and Tall
SUN 27 AUG  18:30  S15  Today, I Am A Klown
            19:00  S15  Smart and Smarter
            19:30  S28  Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus
MON 28 AUG  18:30  S13  Little Girl in the Big Ten
            19:00  S20  Gone Maggie Gone
            19:30  S20  How the Test Was Won
            20:00  S28  22 for 30
            20:30  S28  A Father's Watch
TUE 29 AUG  18:30  S14  Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade
            19:00  S20  Father Knows Worst
            19:30  S26  Blazed and Confused
WED 30 AUG  18:30  S14  Special Edna
            19:00  S21  Postcards from the Wedge
            19:30  S20  Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh!
THU 31 AUG  18:30  S25  Steal this Episode
            19:00  S27  Friend with Benefit
            19:30  S27  Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles
FRI 01 SEP  18:30  S14  I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can
            19:00  S8   Grade School Confidential
            19:30  S26  The Princess Guide
For more information on the episodes, see the Episode Guide.

 Additional Notes and Latest UK DVDs
 Updated July 2017

Latest UK DVDs: I feared I'd never be updating this section again, but the Gods have smiled down upon us: three years after season 17, season 18 is a "go!" on disc! Woo-hoo! So far, official word is only out for the US - but I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that it hits UK shelves too.

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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