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
Beat the Beast 2016
Blockbusters (fourth revival) 2012
Fort Boyard (revival) 2003

Former programming made by Challenge[edit]

Name of show Originally broadcast When broadcast by Challenge Notes
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.
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.
The Best of Beadle's About 2000 & 2001 2000-2007 Used as a 10 minute filler in which highlights of sketches from the Beadle's About series were shown.
British Academy Video Games Awards 2012–2014 2012–2014 Highlights of the annual awards ceremony honouring the achievements in the gaming industry.
Bullseye (revival) 2006 2006-2015 Presented by Dave Spikey.
BWC: British Wrestling Round-Up 2013 & 2014 2013 & 2014 A round-up of various wrestling matches from around the UK. From the makers of Wrestle Talk TV.
It was hosted by Dave Bradshaw, but it was first presented by Lisa Carrodus.
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.
Celebrity Poker Club 2003–2005 2003–2014 A spin-off to Channel 4's popular Late Night Poker series.
Comedy of Errors 2002 2002 & 2003 Home video clip show presented by Richard Orford.
The Cooler 1998 1998–2003 Late-night gameshow presented by Donna Air and Iain Coyle.
Defectors 2001 & 2002 2001-2015 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 and featured the voices of
Eiji Kusuhara (who was one of the two voiceovers for Banzai) and Ryozo Kohira.
Football Freestyler 2012 2012 & 2013 Series in which Dan Magness travels around the world to find out which country has the best football tricks and skills. Now on Sky Sports.
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, presented by Tim Vine.
Game Central 2002 2002 A phone-in segment.
Gameplay 1995 & 1996 1995 & 1996 A live phone-in segment.
The Games Room 1999 & 2000 1999 & 2000 A short-lived replacement for Prize Time.
Gameshow Gold 2006 2006–2009 Series of clips from classic gameshows.
Glory Ball 2005 2005 Another live phone-in segment.
House of Games 2004 2004-2015 Presented by Mike McClean.
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.
It's Not What You Know 2008 2008–2015 Gameshow presented by Chris Tarrant, where people can win money by not answering any of the questions correctly.
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.
Poker Den 2005 2005 Presented by Jesse May with commentary by Grub Smith.
Prize Time 1997 & 1998 1997 & 1998 Replaced by The Games Room.
The Pyramid Game (second revival) 2007 2007-2014 Challenge's version of the classic Steve Jones game show, presented by Donny Osmond.
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 (second revival) 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 Darts 2006 2006-2015 Celebrity darts contest.
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 Yet, another variation of the Telly Addicts format.
Stake Out 2001 2001-2015 Presented by Anthony Davis.
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.
Timeline 2014 2014 & 2015 Presented by Brian Conley.
TNA: British Boot Camp 2013 & 2014 2013-2016
TNA: Unfinished Business 2012 2012-2016
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.
UK's Strongest Man 2011–2013 2011–2014 Coverage of the annual strongmen tournament.
Ultimate Guinness World Records 2004 2004–2009 Introduced by Jamie Rickers.
Vegas Virgins 2005 2005–2014 Reality series following 10 British and American casino hopefuls.
Winner Takes All! (revival) 1997 1997–2002 Challenge TV's version of Yorkshire's gameshow, presented by Bobby Davro.
Wrestle Talk TV 2012–2015 2012–2015 Wrestling magazine show, which aired on Sunday nights straight after TNA.
World's Greatest Gambling Scams 2006 2006–2013 A 10-part series that looked at the cons that 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
American Ninja Warrior G4/NBC (USA) 2009–present 2013
Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? Sky1 2007-2010 2011
Blankety Blank BBC One/ITV 1979–2016 2000
Blockbusters ITV/Sky 1 1983–1995 1997
Bruce's Price is Right ITV 1995–2001 2002
Bullseye (original) ITV 1981–1995 2002
Catchphrase ITV 1986–present 1997
The Chase Australia Seven Network (Australia) 2015–present 2016
The Chase UK ITV 2009–present 2014
The Chase USA GSN (USA) 2013–2015 2014
Classic Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ITV 1998–2014 2004
Countdown Channel 4 1982–present 2015
Crash Test Dummies Sky 1 2007 2013
The Crystal Maze Channel 4 1990–present 1998
Dale's Supermarket Sweep ITV 1993–2007 2005
Deal or No Deal? Channel 4 2005–2016 2011
Don't Sit in the Front Row! Sky Atlantic/Sky 1 2012 & 2013 2015
Family Fortunes ITV 1980–2002 1997
Fifteen to One Channel 4 1988–present 1998
Finders Keepers CITV 1991–2006 2014
Fort Boyard (original) Channel 5 1998–2001 2002
Fun House CITV 1989–1999 2009
Gladiators (original) ITV 1992–2000 1999
Golden Balls ITV 2007–2009 2009
Hole in the Wall BBC One 2008 & 2009 2016
Joe Pasquale's Price is Right ITV 2006 & 2007 2009
Knightmare CITV 1987–1994 2002
The Million Pound Drop Channel 4 2010–2015 2015
Millionaire Hot Seat Nine Network (Australia) 2009–present 2015
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
Quiz Nights Sky 1 2015 2015
Robot Wars BBC Two/BBC Choice/Channel 5 1998–present 2007
Stars in Their Eyes ITV 1990–2015 1999
Strike it Lucky! ITV 1986–1994 1998
Strike it Rich! ITV 1996–1999 2002
Takeshi's Castle TBS (Japan) 1986–1989 2002
TNA Xplosion Syndication (USA) 2002–present 2011
Top 100 Video Games of All Time G4 (USA) 2012 2013
Total Wipeout UK BBC One 2009–2012 2013
Total Wipeout USA ABC (USA) 2008–present 2013
Videogame Nation Ginx TV 2014–2016 2014
Wheel of Fortune ITV 1988–2001 2002
Wild Things Sky 1 2015–present 2015
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
100% Channel 5 1997–2001 1998–2006
1 vs. 100 BBC One 2006–2009 2008–2015
3-2-1 ITV 1978–1988 1997–2015
60 Minute Makeover ITV 2004–present 2009
The $64,000 Question ITV 1990–1993 1997–1999
8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4 2005–present 2007-2016
The Adventure Game BBC Two 1980–1986 2002–2004
All Clued Up ITV 1988–1991 1998–2000
The All-New Mr. and Mrs. Show UK Living 1995 & 1996 1998–2001
The Amazing Race CBS (USA) 2001–present 2007–2010
The Angel Sky 1 2012 2013–2015
Auntie's Bloomers BBC One 1991–2001 2009–2011
Back in the Day Channel 4 2005 2009–2012
Baggage GSN (USA) 2010–present 2013
Ballbreakers GSN (USA) 2005 & 2006 2007
Banzai E4 2001–2003 2006–2009
Bargain Hunters HTV West 2002–2004 2002–2005
Battle Dome Syndication (USA) 1999–2001 2002 & 2003
Beadle's About ITV 1986–1996 1999–2007
Better Gardens ITV 2000 2005
Better Homes ITV 1999–2003 2004–2006
Big Break BBC One 1991–2002 2006–2013
The Biggest Loser Living 2005-2012 2009
Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza Sky 1 2010 2012–2014
Bite Size Brainiac Sky 1 2007 2011
Blind Date ITV 1985–2003 2006
The Blurb Ginx TV 2011–2014 2011–2014
Bob's Full House BBC One 1984–1990 2012–2014
Boot Sale Challenge ITV 1998–2004 2002–2005
Brainiac: Science Abuse Sky 1 2003–2008 2012–2014
Brainiac's Test Tube Baby Sky 1 2006 & 2007 2012–2014
Brainstorm BBC One 1988 1999 & 2000
Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment Channel 5 1997–2000 1998–2004
Britain's Hardest Sky 1 2004 2012–2015
Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver Channel 5 2003–2005 2008 & 2009
Britain's Worst Driver Channel 5 2002 & 2003 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
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
Celebrity Squares ITV 1975–2015 2000-2015?
Chain Letters ITV 1987–1997 2009–2012
Cleverdicks Sky Atlantic 2012 2012–2015
Cluedo ITV 1990–1993 1998 & 1999
Concentration ITV 1959–1990 1997 & 1998
Crackerjack BBC Television Service 1955–1984 2002 & 2003
Crosswits ITV 1985–1998 1997–2000
Cruel Summer Trouble 2001–2003 2009 & 2010
The Desert Forges Channel 5 2001 2002–2006
The Devil's Dinner Party Sky Atlantic 2011 & 2012 2012–2015
Dirty Money Sky 1 2002 2012–2015
Distraction UK Channel 4 2003 & 2004 2007–2015
Distraction USA Comedy Central (USA) 2005 & 2006 2007–2011
Dog Eat Dog BBC One 2001 & 2002 2004–2008
Don't Forget the Lyrics! UK Sky 1 2008 & 2009 2011–2013
Don't Forget the Lyrics! USA Fox (USA) 2007–2009 2012
Don't Stop Me Now! Sky 1 2012 2013–2015
Don't Try This at Home! ITV 1998–2001 2003–2008
Dr. Vegas CBS (USA) 2004 2005
Duck Quacks Don't Echo! Sky 1 2014–present 2014 & 2015
Eggheads BBC One/BBC Two 2003–present 2006–2014
Extreme Dodgeball GSN (USA) 2004 & 2005 2005–2008
Family Feud Syndicated 1976–present 2016
Fear Factor Australia Nine Network (Australia) 2002 2010
Fear Factor South Africa M-Net (South Africa) 2007 2008
Fear Factor UK Sky 1 2002–2004 2006–2009
Fear Factor USA NBC (USA) 2001–present 2006–2009
Friends Like These BBC One 1999–2003 2005–2014
Full Metal Jousting History (USA) 2012 2013–2015
Gadget Geeks Sky 1 2012 2013–2015
Gagsters The WB (USA) 2002–2004 2009–2012
GameFace Ginx TV 2009–2011 2011
GamesMaster Channel 4 1992–1998 2003 & 2004
Ginx Files Ginx TV 2009–2011 2011
Give us a Clue ITV/BBC One 1979–1991 1997–2000
Gladiators (revival) Sky 1 2008 & 2009 2011–2013
Gladiators 2000 Syndication (USA) 1994–1996 1999
Gladiators G-Zone Sky 1 2008 2011–2013
Global E-Missions Carlton 2001 2002 & 2003
Going for Gold BBC One/Channel 5 1987–2009 2002–2015
Going Straight Broadcaster unknown Unknown 2004–2007
The Golden Shot ITV 1967–1974 2002–2006
Got to Dance Sky 1 2009–2014 2013–2015
Guinness World Records Primetime Fox (USA) 1998–2001 2003 & 2004
Guinness World Records Smashed! Sky 1 2008 & 2009 2011–2013
Guinness World Records UK ITV 1999 & 2000 2004–2006
The Heat is on! UK Living 1997 & 1998 1998–2003
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! USA ABC (USA) 2003 2003 & 2004
Impact Wrestling Spike/Destination America/Pop (USA) 2004–present 2011-2016
In it to Win it BBC One 2002–2016 2009–2014
Interceptor ITV 1989 & 1990 2001–2015
International King of Sports Channel 5 2002–2004 2004–2006
Iron Chef Fuji TV (Japan) 1993–1999 2003 & 2004
It's a Knockout! BBC One/Channel 5 1966–2001 1993–2006
It's Anybody's Guess! Carlton 2000 2001 & 2002
Kenny vs. Spenny CBC/Showcase (Canada) 2003–2010 2004 & 2005
Killer Karaoke truTV (USA) 2012–present 2013–2015
King of the Castle Carlton 2001 2001 & 2002
The Krypton Factor ITV 1977–2010 1999–2014
Larry Grayson’s Generation Game BBC One 1978–1982 2002–2008
A League of Their Own Sky 1 2010–present 2012–2015
The Link BBC One 2014 & 2015 2016
London's Hottest Properties ITV 2003 & 2004 2004 & 2005
Love at First Sight Sky 1 1992 1997–1999
Manswers Spike (USA) 2007–2011 2013
Mastermind BBC One/BBC Two 1972–present 2007
Merv Griffin's Crosswords Syndication (USA) 2007 & 2008 2008
The Mole USA ABC (USA) 2001–2008 2003 & 2004
The Moment of Truth ITV 1998–2001 2003–2009
Move on Up Channel 5 1997 1997–2000
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 2002–2006
Night Fever Channel 5 1997–2002 2003 & 2004
Nothing but the Truth Sky 1 2007 & 2008 2012
Oblivious Spike (USA) 2002–2004 2004–2006
Oops TV Sky 1 2009 & 2010 2011–2013
Opportunity Knocks ITV 1956–1978 2002 & 2003
The Other Half BBC One 1997–2002 2003
Outdoor Outtakes OLN (USA) 2003 2004 & 2005
Password ITV/BBC Two/BBC One/Channel 4 1963–1988 1999
The People Versus ITV 2000–2002 2007–2010
Perfect Match Channel 4 2001–2003 2006
Pet Star Animal Planet (USA) 2002–2005 2006
Planet of the Apps Ginx TV 2013–present 2013
Postcode Challenge STV 2007–2011 2009 & 2010
The Pyramid Game ITV 1981–1990 1997 & 1998
The Race Sky 1 2006 2013–2015
Race to Dakar Sky 2 2006 2013–2015
Raspberry Tart ITV 2000 & 2001 2001–2003
Red Handed ITV 1998 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
Safebreakers Sky 1 2011 2012–2015
Sale of the Century ITV 1971–1983 2000–2005
Screen Test BBC1 1970–1984 1999
Sell Me the Answer Sky 1 2009 & 2010 2011–2013
Shooting Stars BBC Two/BBC Choice 1995–2011 2008–2013
Showboaters Sky 1 2011 2012–2015
Sky Poker School Sky Poker 2011 2011
Small Talk BBC One 1994–1996 2008–2010
So You Think You Can Dance? Fox (USA) 2005–present 2006
Spellbound Sky 1 1994–1996 1997 & 1998
Spelling Bee ESPN (USA) 2004 2005 & 2006
Sticky Moments Channel 4 1989 & 1990 1998 & 1999
Studs Syndication (USA) 1991–1993 1997–1999
Style Court The Style Network (USA) 2003 & 2004 2006
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 1999–2002
Take Your Pick! ITV 1955–1998 2008–2015
Takeover Bid BBC One 1990 & 1991 1998 & 1999
Telly Addicts BBC One 1985–1998 2000–2003
Through the Keyhole ITV/Sky 1/BBC One/BBC Two 1987–present 1993–2009
Treasure Hunt Channel 4/BBC Two 1982–2003 1993–2015
TV Bloopers ABC (USA) 1998–2004 1999–2005
UK's Strongest Man Bravo 2009 & 2010 2012
Unbeatable Banzuke TBS (Japan) 1995–2002 2008–2012
Under Offer Meridian/HTV West 1998–2001 2001–2004
Under Pressure Channel 5 2001 2001 & 2002
Video Surf Pick 2013 2013–2015
Wall of Fame Sky 1 2011 2012–2015
We are the Champions! BBC One 1973–1995 2002–2006
The Weakest Link UK BBC One/BBC Two 2000–2012 2007–2013
The Weakest Link USA NBC (USA) 2001 & 2002 2005–2007
What's My Line? BBC Television Service/BBC Two/ITV/BBC Four 1953-2005 2002 & 2003
Whittle Channel 5 1997 & 1998 1997-2015?
Who Dares Wins Seven Network (Australia) 1996–1998 2002–2004
Who's Sorry Now? UK Living 1995 & 1996 1998–2001
Whose Line is it Anyway? USA ABC (USA) 1998–2007 2005 & 2006
Win, Lose or Draw ITV 1990–1998 2007 & 2008
Win, Lose or Draw Late ITV 2004 2012–2014
Win My Wage Channel 4 2007 2009 & 2010
Winner Takes All! (original) ITV 1975–1988 2002-2005
Winning Lines BBC One 1999–2004 2010–2012
Wipeout BBC One 1994–2002 2008–2016
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
The Brady Bunch ABC (USA) 1969–1974 1994–1997
The Adventures of Tintin HBO (USA) 1991 & 1992 1994–1997
Art Attack CITV 1990–2007 1996 & 1997
Batman ABC (USA) 1966–1968 1993–1996
Blockbusters ITV 1983–1993 1993–1997
Catchphrase ITV 1986–present 1993–1997
Danger Mouse (original series) CITV 1981–1992 1995 & 1996
The Fall Guy ABC (USA) 1981–1986 1993
Family Catchphrase The Family Channel 1993 1993–1997
Home to Roost ITV 1985–1990 1994–1997
It's a Knockout! (Welsh version) S4C 1991–1994 1993 & 1994
Lou Grant CBS (USA) 1972–1982 1993
Motormouth CITV 1988–1992 1994–1998
My Two Dads NBC (USA) 1987–1990 1993–1997
Once a Hero ABC (USA) 1987 1993–1996
Phyllis CBS (USA) 1975–1977 1994
The Pyramid Game ITV 1981–1990 1993–1997
Rags to Riches NBC (USA) 1986 & 1987 1994–1996
Remington Steele NBC (USA) 1982–1987 1993
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
Through the Keyhole ITV/Sky 1/BBC One/BBC Two 1987–present 1993–1997
Treasure Hunt Channel 4/BBC Two 1982–2003 1993–1997
Trivial Pursuit The Family Channel 1993 & 1994 1993–1997
Teen Win, Lose or Draw ITV 1993 1996 & 1997
The Wonder Years ABC (USA) 1988–1993 1993
A Word in Your Ear The Family Channel 1995 1995–1997
Zorro The Family Channel (USA) 1990–1993 1993–1997

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