This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 HD on Thursday, December 21 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 Dick-in-Law Dick accepts an invitation to spend the weekend with Mary's parents, who aren't aware that Dick and Mary have broken up. The other aliens help Nina move apartment. 
06:453rd Rock from the Sun Scaredy Dick Dick runs away from the doctor's surgery as he's terrified of having a routine physical examination. On Halloween night, frightening noises in the flat scare Dick and Harry. 
07:103rd Rock from the Sun Moby Dick Having put on weight from comfort eating after his fall-out with Mary, Dick struggles with a new diet and exercise regime. Tommy asks Harry to do some detective work. 
07:35Everybody Loves Raymond The Bird Robert and Amy convince their families that it would be fun to spend Thanksgiving together, but the day gets off to a bad start. 
08:05Everybody Loves Raymond Jazz Records When the children ruin Ray's dictionary, Frank tells them about the time Ray wrecked his prized jazz record collection. 
08:35Everybody Loves Raymond Debra at the Lodge When Debra accepts a position at Frank's lodge to help plan a recruitment party, Ray resents how much time she is spending away from home. 
09:05Frasier Love Bites Dog When Roz takes the trouble to set Frasier up on a blind date with her friend, it's Bulldog who ends up falling in love. 
09:35Frasier The Impossible Dream When Frasier is awakened night after night by a recurring dream, he becomes obsessed with discovering its true meaning. 
10:05The Big Bang Theory The Celebration Experimentation The gang persuade Sheldon to celebrate his birthday and invite a few special guests along to his party in the 200th episode. (S9 Ep17/24) 
10:35The Big Bang Theory The Application Deterioration Leonard, Sheldon and Howard run into problems when they file for a patent. Emily reaches out to Raj after their break-up. (S9 Ep18/24) 
11:00Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay travels to Austin, Texas, home to struggling Greek restaurant El Greco, where the owners have secretly recruited 'Chef Mike' the microwave to help them out on a daily basis. 
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. In this episode he cooks beef Wellington. 
12:15Jamie's Comfort Food Jamie Oliver takes the nation's favourite dishes to the next level. In this episode Jamie cooks marshmallow pavlova. 
12:25Carry On Constable Film (1959) Comedy. A flu epidemic decimates the ranks of a local police force. So the powers-that-be bring in raw recruits - including Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Connor and Kenneth Williams. 
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 A blind pug cross puppy hopes someone will take her on. A lurcher named Mickey Blue Eyes hopes his good looks will result in a new home. And a Chihuahua is on the run in Chester. 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Salsa loving couple Colin and Joy are keen to buy a holiday home on the popular Costa Blanca. Can Ben deliver the perfect property in the perfect location and do they make an offer? 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp's Christmas HQ hosts a Christmas wrapping competition. Plus there's also a super-sweet mini make and some hardcore snowman building in Lapland. (9/10) 
18:00The Simpsons Bart Has Two Mommies Marge babysits Rod and Todd but Ned questions Marge's parenting skills when she lets the boys play on a climbing wall. Bart is pulled into a chimp cage at the zoo. 
18:30Hollyoaks Cindy asks Milo to spend Christmas with the Cunninghams, while Jesse confesses his love for Courtney. And Imran is developing a major crush. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00The Supervet at Christmas In this Christmas special, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick helps a Humboldt penguin with an unhappy foot. There's also a three-legged cat and a husky from Thailand needing hip surgery. 
21:00The Undateables at Christmas Some familiar faces share their extra special plans for loved ones for the festive season - from releasing a Christmas single, to delivering to a first-ever kiss under the mistletoe. 
22:00The World's Most Expensive Toys From rocking horses covered in 82,000 Swarovski crystals to 25,000 doll's houses, this documentary meets the craftspeople and inventors creating toys for the children of the super-rich. 
23:05Father Ted Christmas Special Father Ted and Father Dougal get lost in the lingerie section of a huge department store. Only Ted's quick thinking can avert a potential embarrassment for the Church. 
00:15Father Ted Are You Right There Father Ted? Father Crilly arrives back on the island to find things have changed in his absence; Dougal has a new friend, and Jack has become agoraphobic. (S3 Ep1/8) 
00:45Father Ted Speed 3: Pat Mustard, Craggy Island's milkman, is sacked, so Dougal takes over the round. When Pat plants a bomb on the float for revenge, Ted must keep his nerve to save Dougal. (S3 Ep3/8) 
01:15Father Ted A Song for Europe Ted and Dougal decide to enter the Eurosong Contest. With inspired lyrics, a jaunty tune and the right attitude, they stand a good chance. Don't they? (S2 Ep5/10) 
01:45Britain's Favourite TV Detectives The British love TV detectives. But who is our all-time favourite? This one off special examines our love of crime-fighting heroes and reveals which one viewers have voted their best ever. [SL] 
03:10Extraordinary 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? [SL] 
04:05Grand Designs Australia Self-confessed hippies Cole and Jane build a house consisting almost entirely of curves on a thin and very steep sliver of land in the hilly suburb of Dynnyrne in Hobart. 
05:00Extreme Cake Makers Eloise has received an order for a four foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty made entirely of cake - but with 10 kilos of icing, can this lady stand on her own two feet? (Ep11/15) 
05:30Kirstie's Vintage Gems Kirstie Allsopp shows how forgotten furniture can be liberated from landfill, as she teams up with furniture maker Simon Bell to revive an old dining room chair. 
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.