This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Thursday, November 22 2018

05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Dr Phil Hammond is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:303rd Rock from the Sun The Tooth Harry Dick's nose is put out of joint when Mary is asked to appear in a promotional video for the university. Harry takes Nina to the dentist to have her wisdom teeth extracted. 
06:553rd Rock from the Sun Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary The aliens are shocked to discover Tommy has been hiding the fact that he's an accomplished chef, but his skills come in useful when Dick plans a dinner party. 
07:203rd Rock from the Sun Dr. Solomon's Traveling Alien Show: Harry's kidnapper sells him to a carnival show where he's billed as Hargo the Alien. Dick is punished for his failure to submit his status reports. 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond Humm Vac Marie and Debra have a housekeeping war after Ray buys a cutting-edge vacuum cleaner from an attractive saleswoman. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond The Canister Tempers flare when Marie accuses Debra of not returning a borrowed canister that holds sentimental value, but Debra insists that she has already given it back. 
08:35Frasier Agents in America Frasier learns some important new lessons and tactics in the fine art of contract negotiations from his agent Bebe. 
09:05Frasier The Innkeepers When Frasier learns that one of Seattle's most famous restaurants is about to close, he visits to say goodbye and in a moment of madness offers to buy it. 
09:35Frasier Dark Victory After counselling his family and friends when all he wants is a little peace, Frasier comes to realise that sometimes you have to put others first. 
10:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon returns to Redondo Beach, California, for the conclusion of his challenge to save the Zayna Flaming Grill. Can he inject some flavour into the tired Mediterranean menu? (S7 Ep7/10) 
11:00The Simpsons The Day the Violence Died Bart and Lisa help a homeless man (guest star Kirk Douglas), who claims he invented Itchy & Scratchy, to sue the programme makers. 
11:30The Simpsons How I Spent My Strummer Vacation Homer goes to a rock 'n roll holiday camp but, when it's time to leave, he just wants to keep rockin' with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Lenny Kravitz. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05A New Life in the Sun In this episode, two ice cream lovers move to France and start churning it out. And there's troubleshooting needed for the owners of a gite complex in the Dordogne. 
13:05Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp's Christmas HQ hosts the best knitted jumper competition - with an extra speed knitting challenge. There are also hand modelled tree decorations. (4/10) 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Dr Phil Hammond is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00Fifteen to One Fifteen contestants go head to head in the iconic quiz hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Facing notoriously tough questions, they compete to become Grand Champion and take home ?40,000. (Ep14/35) 
16:00A Place in the Sun Scarlette Douglas is in Paphos in Cyprus with Pauline and Andy. After getting engaged here, the couple would now like to find a bolthole to share with their family and one day retire to. 
17:00Four in a Bed The final visit is to Springfield House in Instow, Devon, where Lucinda Renshaw who is joined in the competition by friend Diane Passmore, transformed this home into a B&B eight years ago. 
17:30Come Dine with Me On day four in Devon, 28-year-old HR manager Holly flexes her culinary credentials with a menu inspired by her restaurant favourites. 
18:00The Simpsons Opposites A-Frack Lisa brings in local politician Maxine Lombard to put a stop to Mr Burns's secret fracking operation but is taken aback when they are attracted to each other. (S26 Ep4) 
18:30Hollyoaks James vows to be a better dad than Mac could ever be. Louis asks Prince what's wrong, and Prince opens up about how terrified he is about the lump he has. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00George Clarke's Old House New Home In Portsmouth, George helps a young couple make sense of their Victorian terrace house. In the Cotswolds, he visits a woman converting two listed cottages into a family home. (S2 Ep3/5) 
21:00The First Where Life Is Sadie and Ollie's marriage is tested. Laz works with the engineers as pressure builds to find a solution to the MAV malfunction. Tom and Ellen grow closer. (Ep4/8) 
22:00Naked Attraction Self-confessed 'dating disaster' Katie, from Bristol, is looking to turn her luck around. Student James has a thing for heels and glitter and hopes to meet an open-minded guy. (S4 Ep5) 
23:05First Dates Make-up artist and model Danni meets bar manager Aiden, the tallest man to ever enter the First Dates restaurant. Meanwhile, Sachen and Priya discover that they've met before. (S11 Ep4) 
00:05Random Acts Mae Martin presents assorted creative brilliance. A champagne cork is weaponised in an acute observation of modern relationships. A dance piece syncs up with sunlight. (S6 Ep4/6) 
00:35Trans Kids: It's Time to Talk Stella O'Malley considers the huge rise in numbers of young people embarking on gender transition, through the prism of the gender identity issues that she experienced when she was a child. [SL] 
01:30Lego Masters The teams compete to build a hybrid land and sea animal and a life-size crazy golf feature. Comedian Chris Ramsey tees off as this episode's celebrity guest judge. (S2 Ep3/5) [SL] 
02:25Walks with My Dog Celebrities explore the British outdoors with their faithful dog. Angela Griffin is in the Cotswolds, Ben Fogle is in Morecambe Bay, and James Martin explores the New Forest. (S2 Ep2/6) 
03:20Kirstie and Phil's Love It or... ...List It: Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer help Karyn and Duncan, who have been arguing for two years over what to do about their three-bed semi in rural Stirlingshire. (S2 Ep4/8) 
04:15Buy It Now Lucy has brought her son Charlie to demonstrate her invention; Daniel has travelled from Austria with his safety gadget; Simon and David have a simple solution to a hefty problem. (Ep30) 
04:40Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free Kirstie Allsopp helps Stacey and Dave in Southbourne to jazz up their living room, hall and bedroom. 
04:55Fifteen to One Fifteen contestants go head to head in the iconic quiz hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Facing notoriously tough questions, they compete to become Grand Champion and take home ?40,000. (Ep13/35) 
05:50Kirstie's Vintage Gems In this bite-size episode of Kirstie's Vintage Home, Kirstie Allsopp takes on a super-sized challenge: a vintage-inspired wedding for Amy and Craig.