List of programmes broadcast by Challenge

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This is the list of programmes broadcast on the British television channel, Challenge.

Programming[edit]

Current programming made by Challenge[edit]

Name of show Originally broadcast
Blockbusters 2012
Bullseye 2006
BWC: British Wrestling Round-Up 2013
Celebrity Poker Club 2003 - 2005
Defectors 2001 - 2002
Fort Boyard 2003
Football Freestyler 2012
House of Games 2004
It's Not What You Know 2008
Showbiz Darts 2006
Stake Out 2001
The Pyramid Game 2007
Timeline 2014
TNA: British Boot Camp 2013
TNA: Unfinished Business 2012
UK's Strongest Man 2011
Vegas Virgins 2005
Videogame Nation 2014
Wrestle Talk TV 2012

Former programming made by Challenge[edit]

Name of show Originally broadcast When broadcast by Challenge Notes
Absolute Cobblers 1999 1999 - 2003 Based on an Australian format.
Auntie's Smalls 2008 - 2009 2008 - 2011 A filler with bloopers from the BBC's TV archives.
Casino Casino 2003 - 2005 2003 - 2005 Presented by Bob Mercer (series 1) and Martin Kemp (series 2).
Celebrity Addicts 2003 2003 - 2006 A variation of the Telly Addicts format.
Comedy of Errors 2002 2002 - 2003 Home video clip show presented by Richard Orford.
Don't Drink the Water 1997 1997 - 1999 Comedy quiz show based around travel played by two teams of celebrities, hosted by Paul Coia.
Drunken Businessmen 2003 2003 - 2005 Another Japanese game show. Used as a filler. It was last shown on Challenge in 2005 as part of 'Japanese Day'.
Endurance UK 1997 - 1998 1997 - 2009 The UK version of the cult Japanese show, Za Gaman.
Extreme Endurance 2003 2003 - 2005 Short 15-minute segments of Za Gaman. It was hosted by Al Convey. It featured the voices of Eiji Kusuhara (who was one of the two voiceovers for Banzai) and Ryozo Kohira.
Fort Boyard Takes on the World 2004 2004 - 2008 A 10-part series of clips of the different versions of Fort Boyard from around the globe, it was presented by Tim Vine.
Game Central 2002 2002 A phone-in segment.
GameFace 2011 2011 Gaming magazine show, presented by Julia Hardy. Replaced by The Blurb.
Gameplay 1995 - 1996 1995 - 1996 A live phone-in segment.
Gameshow Gold 2006 2006 - 2009 Series of clips from classic gameshows.
Ginx Files 2011 2011 GameFace's sister show. Also replaced by The Blurb.
Glory Ball 2005 2005 Another live phone-in segment.
Incredible Edible Challenge 2003 2003 A filler programme in which Japanese chefs cook unusual things. It was the last programme to air on the defunct sister channel Ftn.
iPlay 2000 - 2002 2000 - 2002 Replacement for The Games Room.
Karaoke Challenge 1997 1997 - 2010 Karaoke-themed game show, presented by various hosts, including Ted Robbins.
Kenji's Video Letter Home 2003 2003 - 2004 Used during the Japanese Christmas Cracker strand in December 2003.
Les Dennis' Home Video Heroes 2008 2008 - 2011 Home video clip show narrated by Les Dennis and Stuart Hall.
Monkey Business 2003 2003 - 2004 A 10-minute filler.
Nortonland 2007 2007 - 2008 Clip show of games played on Graham Norton's Channel 4 show, V Graham Norton.
Planet of the Apps 2013 2013 The definitive guide to everything you need for your smartphone and tablet. Presented by Adam Savage.
Poker Den 2005 2005 Presented by Jesse May with commentary by Grub Smith.
Prize Time 1997 - 1998 1997 - 1998 Replaced by The Games Room.
Reverse-a-Word 2004 2004 7-minute pilot, presented by the BBC Radio 1 DJ, Scott Mills.
Roy Walker's Gameshow Moments 2009 2009 - 2012 Series of clips from gameshows, past and present. Later shown under the title Roy Walker's Guide to Gameshows.
Roy Walker's TV Bloomers 2009 2009 - 2012 The Catchphrase host's take on the Auntie's Bloomers format.
Sale of the Century 1997 - 1998 1997 - 2003 Challenge TV's version of Anglia's classic gameshow, it was presented by Keith Chegwin.
Say the Word 1997 1997 - 2008 Hosted by one of Challenge's original continuity presenters, Andy Crane.
Showbiz Blackjack 2006 2006 Presented by Matt Brown.
Showbiz Poker 2006 2006 Presented by Lisa Rogers.
Soap Addicts 2002 - 2003 2002 - 2006 Another variation of the Telly Addicts format.
Split Second 1997 - 1998 1997 - 1999 Hosted by Aonghus McAnally.
Sport Addicts 2002 2002 - 2004 Another variation of the Telly Addicts format.
Sushi TV 2003 - 2004 2003 - 2005 Series of clips from various Japanese gameshows, presented by Julian Clary (series 1) and Craig Charles (series 2).
Take It or Leave It 2006 - 2008 2006 - 2012 The trivia quiz show in which teams of two must hold their nerve to win the £50,000 prize. Presented by Richard Arnold.
That's the Question 2007 2007 The UK version of the American gameshow, it was presented by Sarah Cawood.
The A-Z of 3-2-1 2000 2000 A special one-off programme showing highlights of Yorkshire's classic gameshow. It was used during Challenge TV's 3-2-1 night at Christmas 2000.
The Blurb 2011 - 2013 2011 - 2014 Successor to GameFace and Ginx Files. Originally presented by Julia Hardy in 2011. It came back in 2013 and was presented by Lizzie Huang, and later Lucy James.
The Cooler 1998 1998 - 2003 Late-night gameshow presented by Donna Air and Iain Coyle.
The Games Room 1999 - 2000 1999 - 2000 A short-lived replacement for Prize Time.
Totally Top Trumps 2004 2004 Short-lived game show, loosely based on the famous card game, presented by Andy Goldstein, only lasted 20 episodes.
TV Scrabble 2001 - 2003 2001 - 2012 Televised version of the famous board game.
Ultimate Guinness World Records 2004 2004 - 2009 Now shown on Kix!.
Winner Takes All 1997 1997 - 2002 Challenge TV's version of Yorkshire's gameshow, it was presented by Bobby Davro.
World's Greatest Gambling Scams 2006 2006 - 2013 A 10-part series that looks at the cons which left the gambling industry reeling.

Current programming originally shown by other broadcasters[edit]

Name of show Original channel(s) Originally broadcast When broadcast by Challenge
1 vs. 100 BBC One 2006 - 2009 2008
3-2-1 ITV 1978 - 1988 1997
8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4 2005 - present 2007
15 to 1 Channel 4 1988 - 2003 1998
A League of Their Own Sky1 2010 - present 2012
American Ninja Warrior G4/NBC (USA) 2009 - present 2013
Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? Sky1 2007 - 2010 2011
Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza Sky1 2010 2012
Bite Size Brainiac Sky1 2007 2011
Blankety Blank BBC One/ITV 1979 - 2002 2000
Blockbusters ITV 1983 - 1993 1997
Bob's Full House BBC One 1984 - 1990 2012
Brainiac: Science Abuse Sky1 2003 - 2008 2012
Brainiac's Test Tube Baby Sky1 2006 - 2007 2012
Britain's Hardest Sky1 2004 2012
Bruce's Price is Right ITV 1995 - 2001 2002
Bullseye ITV 1981 - 1995 2002
Catchphrase ITV 1986 - present 1993
Celebrity Squares ITV 1975 - 1997 2000
Classic Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ITV 1998 - 2014 2004
Cleverdicks Sky Atlantic 2012 2012
Crash Test Dummies Sky1 2007 2013
Dale's Supermarket Sweep ITV 1993 - 2007 2005
Deal or No Deal Channel 4 2005 - present 2011
Dirty Money Sky1 2002 2012
Distraction (UK) Channel 4 2003 - 2004 2007
Don't Stop Me Now Sky1 2012 2013
Family Fortunes ITV 1980 - 2002 1997
Finders Keepers CITV 1991 - 2006 2014
Fort Boyard Channel 5 1998 - 2001 2002
Full Metal Jousting History (USA) 2012 2013
Fun House CITV 1989 - 1999 2009
Gadget Geeks Sky1 2012 2013
Going for Gold BBC One 1987 - 1996 2002
Golden Balls ITV 2007 - 2009 2009
Got to Dance Sky1 2009 - present 2013
Impact Wrestling Spike (USA) 2005 - present 2011
Interceptor ITV 1989 - 1990 2001
Killer Karaoke truTV (USA) 2012 - present 2013
Knightmare CITV 1987 - 1994 2002
MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge Spike (USA) 2003 - 2007 2005
Ninja Warrior TBS (Japan) 1997 - present 2007
Play Your Cards Right ITV 1980 - 2003 2002
Pointless BBC Two/BBC One 2009 - present 2011
Race to Dakar Sky2 2006 2013
Robot Wars BBC Two 1998 - 2003 2007
Safebreakers Sky1 2011 2012
Showboaters Sky1 2011 2012
Stars in Their Eyes ITV 1990 - 2006 1999
Strike It Lucky ITV 1986 - 1994 1998
Strike It Rich ITV 1996 - 1999 2002
Take Your Pick ITV 1992 - 1998 2008
Takeshi's Castle TBS (Japan) 1986 - 1989 2002
The Angel Sky1 2012 2013
The Chase ITV 2009 - present 2014
The Chase (US) GSN (USA) 2013 - present 2014
The Crystal Maze Channel 4 1990 - 1995 1998
The Devil's Dinner Party Sky Atlantic 2011 - 2012 2012
The Race Sky1 2006 2013
Top 100 Video Games of All Time G4 (USA) 2012 2013
Total Wipeout (UK) BBC One 2009 - 2012 2013
Total Wipeout (US) ABC (USA) 2008 - present 2013
TNA Xplosion Syndication (USA) 2002 - present 2011
Treasure Hunt Channel 4 1982 - 1989 1993
Video Surf Pick 2013 2013
Wall of Fame Sky1 2011 2012
Wheel of Fortune ITV 1988 - 2001 2002
Whittle Channel 5 1997 - 1998 1997
Win, Lose or Draw Late ITV 2004 2012
Wipeout BBC One 1994 - 2002 2008
Women of Ninja Warrior TBS (Japan) 2001 - 2009 2007

Former programming originally shown by other broadcasters[edit]

Name of show Original channel(s) Originally broadcast When broadcast by Challenge Notes
100% Channel 5 1997 - 2001 1998 - 2004
60 Minute Makeover ITV 2004 - present 2009 The series that Challenge showed in 2009 now broadcasts on Sky Livingit and Pick.
All Clued Up ITV 1988 - 1991 1998 - 2000
Auntie's Bloomers BBC One 1991 - 2001 2009 - 2011
Back in the Day Channel 4 2005 2009 - 2012
Baggage GSN (USA) 2010 - 2011 2013
Ballbreakers GSN (USA) 2005 - 2006 2007
Banzai E4 2001 - 2003 2006 - 2009
Bargain Hunters ITV 2002 - 2004 2003 - 2005
Battle Dome Syndication (USA) 1999 - 2001 2002 - 2003 Also shown on Bravo.
Beadle's About ITV 1986 - 1996 1999 - 2007
Better Gardens ITV 2000 2004 - 2005
Better Homes ITV 1999 - 2003 2004 - 2005
Big Break BBC One 1991 - 2002 2006 - 2013
Blind Date ITV 1985 - 2003 2006
Boot Sale Challenge ITV 1998 - 2004 2003 - 2005
Brainstorm BBC One 1988 1999 - 2000
Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment Channel 5 1997 - 2000 1998 - 2001
Britain's Worst Driver Channel 5 2002 - 2003 2008 - 2009
Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver Channel 5 2003 - 2005 2008 - 2009
Busman's Holiday ITV 1985 - 1993 1997 - 1999
Candid Camera ITV 1960 - 1968 1999 - 2001
Can't Cook, Won't Cook BBC One 1995 - 2000 2008 - 2010
Carnal Knowledge ITV 1996 - 1997 1998 - 2003
Cash Cab ITV 2005 - 2006 2007 - 2009 Now shown on Quest.
Celebrity Blackjack GSN (USA) 2004 - 2005 2005 - 2006
Celebrity Poker Showdown Bravo (USA) 2003 - 2006 2004 - 2005
Celebrity Ready Steady Cook BBC One 1997 - 2003 2008 - 2010
Chain Letters ITV 1987 - 1997 2009 - 2012
Concentration ITV 1988 - 1990 1997 - 1998
Crackerjack BBC Television Service 1955 - 1984 2002 - 2003
Criss Cross Quiz ITV 1957 - 1967 2001 - 2003
Crosswits ITV 1985 - 1998 1998 - 2000
Cruel Summer Trouble 2001 - 2003 2009 - 2010
Distraction (US) Comedy Central (USA) 2005 - 2006 2007 - 2011
Dog Eat Dog BBC One 2001 - 2002 2004 - 2008
Don't Forget the Lyrics! (UK) Sky1 2008 - 2009 2011 - 2013
Don't Forget the Lyrics! (U.S.) Fox (USA) 2007 - 2009 2012
Don't Try This at Home! ITV 1998 - 2001 2003 - 2008
Dr. Vegas CBS (USA) 2004 2005
Eggheads BBC One/BBC Two 2003 - present 2007 - 2014 Now currently showing regularly on BBC Two.
Extreme Dodgeball GSN (USA) 2004 - 2005 2005 - 2008
Fear Factor (US) NBC (USA) 2001 - present 2006 - 2009
Fear Factor (UK) Sky1 2002 - 2004 2006 - 2009
Fear Factor (Australia) Nine Network (Australia) 2002 2010
Fear Factor (South Africa) M-Net (South Africa) Unknown 2008 Now airs on The Africa Channel.
Friends Like These BBC One 1999 - 2003 2005 - 2014
Gagsters The WB (USA) 2002 - 2004 2009 - 2012
GamesMaster Channel 4 1992 - 1998 2003 - 2004
Give Us a Clue ITV 1984 - 1991 1997 - 2002
Gladiators (Original) ITV 1992 - 2000 1999 - 2011
Gladiators (Revival) Sky1 2008 - 2009 2011 - 2013
Gladiators 2000 Syndication (USA) 1994 - 1996 1999
Gladiators G-Zone Sky1 2008 2011 - 2013 Used as a filler.
Global E-Missions Carlton 2001 2002 - 2003
Going Straight Broadcaster unknown Unknown 2004 - 2007
Guinness World Records Primetime Fox (USA) 1998 - 2001 2003 - 2004
Guinness World Records Smashed Sky1 2008 - 2009 2011 - 2013
Guinness World Records (UK) ITV 1999 - 2000 2004 - 2006
Hot Property Channel 5 1997 - 2003 1999 - 2005
I Dare You UPN (USA) 2000 2004 - 2007
Ice Warriors ITV 1998 2002 - 2004
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! (US) ABC (USA) 2003 2003 - 2004
In It to Win It BBC One 2002 - present 2009 - 2014
International King of Sports Channel 5 2002 - 2004 2004 - 2006
It's a Knockout BBC One/Channel 5 1966 - 2001 1993 - 2006
It's Anybody's Guess ITV 2000 2001 - 2002
Iron Chef Fuji TV (Japan) 1993 - 1999 2003 - 2004
Kenny vs. Spenny CBC/Showcase (Canada) 2003 - 2010 2004 - 2005 The show has also aired on Fox.
King of the Castle ITV 2001 2001 - 2002
Larry Grayson’s Generation Game BBC One 1978 - 1982 2005 - 2008
Love at First Sight Sky1 1992 1997 - 1998
Manswers Spike (USA) 2007 - 2011 2013
Mastermind BBC Two 2003 - present 2007
Merv Griffin's Crosswords Syndication (USA) 2007 - 2008 2008
Move on Up Channel 5 1997 1999 - 2000
Murder in Small Town X Fox (USA) 2001 2003 - 2004
Mystic Challenge Living 2000 2001 - 2003
Name That Tune ITV/Channel 5 1983 - 1998 1998 - 2003
New Faces ITV 1973 - 1988 2002 - 2003
Night Fever Channel 5 1997 - 2002 2003 - 2004
Nothing But the Truth Sky1 2007 - 2008 2012
Oblivious Spike (USA) 2002 - 2004 2004 - 2006
Oops TV Sky1 2009 - 2010 2011 - 2013
Opportunity Knocks ITV 1956 - 1978 2002 - 2003
Outdoor Outtakes OLN (USA) 2003 2004 - 2005 Shown on Challenge under the title World's Craziest Outdoor Outtakes.
Password BBC One 1974 - 1976 199? - 199?
Postcode Challenge STV 2007 - 2011 2009 - 2010
Raspberry Tart ITV 2000 - 2001 2001 - 2003 Aired on Challenge TV from late 2001 to early 2003.
Red Handed ITV 1998 2004 One of the shows that was shown as part of Challenge's Caught on Camera strand in 2004.
Robotica TLC (USA) 2001 - 2002 2003 - 2004
RollerJam Spike (USA) 1999 - 2001 2006 - 2008
Room 101 BBC Two/BBC One 1994 - present 2009 - 2011
Sale of the Century ITV 1971 - 1983 2002 - 2003
Sell Me the Answer Sky1 2009 - 2010 2011 - 2013
Shooting Stars BBC Two/BBC Choice 1995 - 2011 2008 - 2013
Sky Poker School Sky Poker 2011 2011 Still shown on Sky Poker.
Small Talk BBC One 1994 - 1996 2008 - 2010
So You Think You Can Dance? Fox (USA) 2005 - present 2006
Spellbound Sky1 1994 - 1996 1997 - 1998
Sticky Moments Channel 4 1989 - 1990 1998 - 1999
Studs Syndication (USA) 1991 - 1993 1999
Surprise Chefs ITV 1994 - 2001 2001 - 2002
Survivor CBS (USA) 2000 - present 2003 - 2004
SWAG Channel 5 2002 - 2004 2004 - 2006
Take a Letter Living 1997 1999 - 2008
Telly Addicts BBC One 1985 - 1998 2000 - 2003
The $64,000 Question ITV 1990 - 1993 1997 - 1998
The Adventure Game BBC Two 1980 - 1986 2002 - 2004
The All-New Mr. and Mrs. Show UK Living 1995 - 1996 1998 - 2001
The Amazing Race CBS (USA) 2001 - present 2007 - 2010
The Biggest Loser UK Living 2005 - 2006 2009
The Desert Forges Channel 5 2001 2002 - 2006
The Golden Shot ITV 1967 - 1974 2002 - 2006
The Heat is On Carlton Food Network Unknown 2003
The Krypton Factor ITV 1977 - 2010 1999 - 2014
The Mole (US) ABC (USA) 2001 - 2008 2003 - 2004
The Moment of Truth ITV 1998 - 2001 2003 - 2009
The Other Half BBC One 1997 - 2002 2003
The People Versus ITV 2000 - 2002 2007 - 2010
The Price is Right ITV 2006 - 2007 2009 - 2011
The Weakest Link (UK) BBC One/BBC Two 2000 - 2012 2007 - 2012
The Weakest Link (US) NBC (USA) 2001 - 2002 2005
Through the Keyhole ITV/Sky1/BBC One/BBC Two 1987 - present 1993 - 2009
TV Bloopers ABC (USA) 1998 - 2004 2003 - 2005 Shown on Challenge under the title Celebrity TV Bloopers.
UK's Strongest Man Bravo 2009 - 2010 2012
Unbeatable Banzuke TBS (Japan) 1995 - 2002 2008 - 2012
Under Offer Meridian 1998 - 2001 2001 - 2004
Under Pressure Channel 5 2001 2001 - 2002
We Are the Champions! BBC One 1973 - 1995 2002 - 2003
What's My Line? ITV 1994 - 1996 2002 - 2003
Who Dares Wins Seven Network (Australia) 1996 - 1998 2003 - 2004
Whose Line is it Anyway? (US) ABC (USA) 1998 - 2007 2005 Now shown on 5USA.
Win, Lose or Draw ITV 1990 - 1998 2007 - 2008
Win My Wage Channel 4 2007 2009 - 2010
Winner Takes All ITV 1975 - 1988 2002 - 2003
Winning Lines BBC One 1999 - 2004 2010 - 2012
Without Prejudice? Channel 4 2003 - 2004 2004 - 2005
World's Strongest Man Bravo 2009 - 2010 2011 - 2013
You Bet! ITV 1988 - 1997 2002 - 2011
Your Face or Mine? E4 2002 - 2003 2008 - 2011

Former programming shown on The Family Channel[edit]

Name of show Original channel(s) Originally broadcast When broadcast by The Family Channel Notes
Art Attack CITV 1990 - 2007 1996 - 1997 Now aired on CITV. Also aired on TCC from 1991 to 1998.
A Word in Your Ear The Family Channel 1995 1995 - 1997 Continued to appear on The Family Channel's successor, Challenge TV, until 1998.
Batman ABC (USA) 1966 - 1968 1993 - 1996 Now shown on ITV4.
Catchphrase ITV 1986 - 2002 1993 - 1997 Continues to appear on Challenge.
Danger Mouse CITV 1981 - 1992 1995 - 1996
Family Catchphrase The Family Channel 1994 1994 - 1997 Continued to appear on Challenge until 2008.
Home to Roost ITV 1985 - 1990 1994 - 1997 Now airs on ITV3.
It's a Knockout S4C 1991 - 1994 1993 - 1994 Stuart Hall is the English voiceover who replaced the Welsh voiceover.
Lou Grant CBS (USA) 1972 - 1982 1993
Motormouth CITV 1988 - 1992 1994 - 1998 Continued to be aired on Challenge TV til 1998 under Family Late, also aired on TCC from 1996 to 1998.
My Two Dads NBC (USA) 1987 - 1990 1993 - 1997
Once a Hero ABC (USA) 1987 1993 - 1996
Phyllis CBS (USA) 1975 - 1977 1994
Rags to Riches NBC (USA) 1986 - 1987 1994 - 1996
Remington Steele NBC (USA) 1982 - 1987 1993 Now shown on CBS Action.
Road to Avonlea CBC (Canada) 1990 - 1996 1994 - 1997
Roll with It The Family Channel 1995 1995 - 1997
Second Guess The Family Channel 1993 - 1994 1993 - 1997 Continued to appear on Challenge TV until 1998.
The Adventures of Tintin HBO (USA) 1991 - 1992 1994 - 1997
The Fall Guy ABC (USA) 1981 - 1986 1993 Now shown on ITV4.
The Pyramid Game ITV 1981 - 1990 1993 - 1997 Continued to appear on Challenge TV until 1998.
The Wonder Years ABC (USA) 1988 - 1993 1993
Treasure Hunt Channel 4 1982 - 1989 1993 - 1997
Trivial Pursuit The Family Channel 1993 - 1994 1993 - 1997 Continued to appear on Challenge until 2007.
Through the Keyhole ITV/Sky1 1987 - 1996 1993 - 1997
Teen Win, Lose or Draw ITV 1993 1996 - 1997
Zorro The Family Channel (USA) 1990 - 1993 1993 - 1997

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