This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Tuesday, December 19 2017

05:35Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner. 
06:203rd Rock from the Sun Will Work for Dick When an insulted Nina has had enough and quits, Harry becomes secretary to Dick and Mary Albright. Meanwhile, Sally decides she wants to experience childhood. 
06:453rd Rock from the Sun Fifteen Minutes of Dick Sally becomes a celeb when she beats up Mark Hamill in a restaurant. Dick is jealous, while as Sally's assistant, Harry becomes obsessed with keeping her on top. 
07:103rd Rock from the Sun Dick and the Single Girl A shy librarian is attracted to Dick, while Sally realises she's attracted to Officer Don because of his uniform. Tommy and Harry write an episode of The X-Files. 
07:35Everybody Loves Raymond Home from School When Michael stays home from school for two days in a row, Ray mistakenly suspects he simply has homework he hasn't finished. 
08:05Everybody Loves Raymond Misery Loves Company Debra and Ray are annoyed by the over-the-top affection that Robert and Amy express towards each other. 
08:35Everybody Loves Raymond The Contractor Debra persuades Ray to hire Gianni to do some DIY work in their kitchen, but they both come to regret it due to their friend's laziness. 
09:00Frasier Frasier Loves Roz To save Roz from a disastrous about-to-be love affair, Frasier declares his undying love. Confused? You will be... 
09:35Frasier The Focus Group The radio show comes under scrutiny when a focus group volunteer their opinions from behind a two-way mirror. 
10:05The Big Bang Theory The Empathy Optimization The gang plan a Sheldon-free weekend in Las Vegas after coping with his constant demands, rudeness and ingratitude when he was ill. (S9 Ep13/24) 
10:35The Big Bang Theory The Meemaw Materialization Sheldon is thrilled when his beloved grandmother 'Meemaw' comes to visit, but his excitement fades when she butts heads with Amy. (S9 Ep14/24) 
11:00Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay travels to Ventura Harbor in Southern California to help the owner of a family-run Greek restaurant - that hasn't made a profit for two years - turn its fortunes around. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Includes sport and weather. 
12:05Jamie's Cracking Christmas Jamie Oliver shows how to raise your Christmas spread to the next level with amazing recipes including roast goose with all the trimmings. 
12:20Carry On Cabby Film (1963) Comedy starring Hattie Jacques and Sid James. A piqued wife sets up a female-staffed taxi firm to rival her husband's after he forgets their wedding anniversary. 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner. 
15:00Lost and Found Two strays start their rehoming journey together, each facing their own health problems. A family of three red setters are found in a shed, and a Norfolk terrier vanishes from her farm. 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Retired GP Steve is looking for the perfect family holiday home in the beautiful Valencia region of southern Spain. Danni Menzies scours the market and delivers five fantastic properties. 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp's Christmas HQ hosts a Christmas wreath competition. There's also a top chef's alternative to a traditional Christmas dinner and a tasty Yule log. (7/10) 
18:00The Simpsons Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore Mr Burns outsources the plant to India and Homer is in charge of training the workforce. Patty and Selma kidnap Richard Dean Anderson from a Stargate convention. 
18:30Hollyoaks Ryan collapses in front of Ste and Tegan. Tegan wants to have some fun and find out more about Ryan, so uses a hospital heart monitor as a lie detector test. And James lets Harry stay. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00Jamie's Italian Christmas Jamie Oliver heads for the snowy Alps of north Italy to help make a delicious Christmas Day in a cosy log cabin, with Negroni, tiramisu and an Italian variation on turkey plus trimmings. 
21:00Shamed Sarah Ivy (Faye Marsay) exacts finely choreographed revenge for an improper act from when she was 17. But what happened to Sarah? And what will happen to the men she imprisons? 
22:00Extraordinary Teens: Young,... ...Gifted and Broke: Pianist Shane Thomas was hailed as Britain's answer to Mozart when he was ten. Seven years on, can he take on the music industry again and make it big? 
23:05Micky Flanagan's Out Out Tour Critically acclaimed comedian Micky Flanagan presents his sell-out nationwide stand-up tour, featuring hilarious routines and captivating, plain-talking wit. 
00:10Naked Attraction Gym addict Sophie from Surrey is looking for a change from the usual body-builder types who lack sparkle, while Dom seeks his perfect man to waltz him down the aisle. (Ep6/6) 
01:05The Supervet at Christmas As the Supervet team prepare for Christmas, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick treats a rescue greyhound and a puppy terrier with bad legs. And Noel makes a surprise visit home to Ireland. 
02:00The Secret Life of the Zoo at... ...Christmas Young orangutan Indah decides to open all of her family's Christmas stockings. Reticulated python Bali isn't eating, so 10 brave keepers have to catch her for a health check. 
02:55Grand Designs Australia A couple from Hunters Hill in Sydney build a house that reflects their family history by combining traditional Sri Lankan architecture and Italian concrete finishes. 
03:50Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Phil Spencer seeks buyers for two struggling semis in the north of England. Can he help former cabbie Allan in Gosforth and Dawn and Daz in Ripponden, Yorkshire with their shabby interiors? [SL] 
04:45Extreme Cake Makers Nastassja Lusengo is commissioned by a client to produce a cake inspired by a geode rock split open to reveal shimmering sugar crystals carved into the cake's interior. (Ep9/15) 
05:10Extreme Cake Makers Karisha Pithwa takes inspiration from Bollywood to create a seven-tiered wedding cake covered in 1000 fresh and silk flowers; the cake will also include a hand-piped henna design. (Ep10/15) 
05:35Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner.