This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 HD on Thursday, December 14 2017

05:35Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Paul Zenon is in Dictionary Corner. 
06:203rd Rock from the Sun Dick Jokes Dick is jealous when Mary Albright asks another professor to host a college fund-raiser she's organising because he is more witty, leading the Solomons to explore humour. 
06:453rd Rock from the Sun Jolly Old St. Dick: As the Solomons prepare to experience their first Christmas, Sally gets a job wrapping presents at the shopping centre, while Harry is employed as Santa's assistant. 
07:103rd Rock from the Sun Proud Dick When Dick's pride gets the better of him over a parking space problem at work, he quits his university job and gets a position at a fast food restaurant. Harry loses his memory. 
07:35Everybody Loves Raymond Somebody Hates Raymond When Ray's friend Andy gets a job booking guests for a local sports radio show, Ray offers to appear, only to hear that the show's host hates him. 
08:00Everybody Loves Raymond Just a Formality Robert tells Raymond he's finally decided to propose to Amy, and convinces him to meet her ultra-conservative parents. 
08:30Everybody Loves Raymond The Disciplinarian Tired of being labelled the 'evil witch' around the house, Debra convinces Ray that it's his turn to discipline the kids. 
09:00Frasier Come Lie with Me When Joe stays overnight with Daphne, not only is Frasier shocked but also Niles is... well, you can imagine. 
09:35Frasier Moon Dance When Niles decides it's time to start dating again, he takes Daphne to a posh society ball, but has she got the wrong idea about his intentions? 
10:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA The second half of a two-part special. Can Gordon bring together the fragmented Saffron family and save The Burger Kitchen in Los Angeles? 
11:00Jamie's Christmas with Bells On In the second of two festive specials, Jamie Oliver shows how to create an original Christmas Day menu featuring festive fiesta tacos, brussels with hustle, and Bloody Mary seafood platter. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Includes sport and weather. 
12:05Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp shows you how to make wonderful glittery baubles. 
12:15Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Nothing says Christmas like a tree. But Kirstie Allsopp isn't resting at just decorating one; she's also cooking one up and making a pine syrup perfect for a Christmas cocktail. 
12:25The Holiday Tree Film (2014) Drama starring Lacey Chabert. A woman tries to save her parents' Christmas tree farm from being repossessed by the bank after they have fallen behind with their mortgage payments. 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Paul Zenon is in Dictionary Corner. 
15:00Lost and Found Rescued with 90 other dogs, a pregnant terrier is rushed in for a caesarean. Will her five puppies make it? And three smuggled dachshund puppies are rescued at the Port of Dover. 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Dave and Kelly Elly want to buy a holiday home in Lanzarote after holidaying there as friends years ago. Scarlette shows them five incredible properties but do they live up to the dream? 
17:00Kirstie'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) 
18:00The Simpsons Brick Like Me Homer wakes in a strange world where his family and everyone in Springfield look different to normal, and he experiences flashbacks to an alternate reality. (S25 Ep19/22) 
18:30Hollyoaks Diane begs Tony to open up but he's busy preparing for his fancy dress throwback party. Cindy tries her luck with Tony, and an old face returns. Tom and Holly do some detective work. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00Amazing Spaces Snow and Ice... ...Special George Clarke and Will Hardie head for Norway, a country with some of the harshest weather on Earth, visiting ingenious builds including a snow hotel and an epic mountain home. 
21:00The Crystal Maze: Celebrity... ...Christmas Special: Richard Ayoade guides celebrity adventurers including Nicola Adams, Ellie Simmonds, Olllie Locke, Mollie King and Tom Davis, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. 
22:00Extraordinary Teens: School of... ...Life and Deaf: Documentary following a year in the life of three deaf teenagers. Will a cochlear implant help Lewis hear? Andrew runs for head boy. Fae prepares to go to university. 
23:00Naked Attraction Cathy is looking to settle down and have kids. Adam, who's 24, hates online dating. Will baring all help them find their perfect partner? (S2 Ep5/6) 
00:00Random Acts More of the world's best creative short films. A teenager finger-swipes her way into digital oblivion. Plus: a sexy doughnut that's just asking to be eaten, and more. (S4 Ep6/6) 
00:35Catching a Killer: A Bullet... ...Through the Window: A 19-year-old is shot through a window in a quiet street. This programme follows the police investigation, examining the challenges and tragedy behind the headlines. 
01:50The Supervet Nurse Steph's cat is brought in after being poisoned. A Polish sheepdog needs an elbow replacement. And a self-confessed 'crazy cat lady' from Belfast visits with a ginger tom. [SL] 
02:45Finding Me a Family There are over 2000 kids in England in care, awaiting adoption. This film follows adoption activity days run by the children's charity Coram - parties that can radically change lives. (Ep2) [SL] 
03:40Grand Designs Australia A couple build a uniquely sustainable house on a narrow plot of land in Sydney's inner-west Forest Lodge, featuring solar tubes and a super-insulating rooftop garden. 
04:40Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Phil Spencer is on a mission on the Mersey, trying to shift two homes suffering from dodgy décor and problem pooches. [SL] 
05:35Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Paul Zenon is in Dictionary Corner.