This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Thursday, August 22 2019

05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Dr Linda Papadopoulos is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:30Mike & Molly Victoria Can't Drive When Victoria is arrested for various driving violations, Molly and Joyce ask Mike to help them spring her from jail. (S2 Ep12) 
06:55Mike & Molly Joyce's Choices Joyce drives Vince to distraction by making him jealous when she agrees to go out for dinner with her former boyfriend. (S2 Ep13) 
07:20The King of Queens Lush Life Carrie starts Doug on a new diet but goes easy on him if she's been out drinking with her friends. But when she falls out with her friends, Doug must keep the alcohol coming... 
07:45The King of Queens Bun Dummy Doug tries to stop Carrie wearing her hair in a bun because he wants her to look sexy at his high school reunion. But how can he tell her without hurting her feelings? 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Cousin Gerard Ray is upset when Debra says that he is just like his cousin, so he turns to his family for reassurance. 
08:40Everybody Loves Raymond No Thanks Debra spends a whole day cooking with Marie in an effort to get along with her mother-in-law, and Ray reluctantly agrees to take Robert and Frank to a car show. 
09:10Frasier A Day in May Frasier comforts a crestfallen husband whose house has been put up for sale after his wife abandoned him, taking the children with her. 
09:40Frasier Cranes Go Caribbean Frasier is horrified when he learns Martin, Niles and Daphne are going to accompany him on his trip to Belize with Claire. 
10:10The Big Bang Theory The Jerusalem Duality Sheldon's confidence is shaken to the core when he encounters Dennis, a 15-year-old physicist who is clearly much brighter than he is. (S1 Ep12/17) 
10:35The Big Bang Theory The Bat Jar Conjecture Sheldon is ousted from the gang's Physics Bowl quiz team, so he decides to prove his superiority by forming his own team for the event. (S1 Ep13/17) 
11:00The Simpsons Blame It on Lisa The Simpsons go to Brazil to meet an orphan who Lisa's secretly been calling. But as soon as they arrive, Homer is kidnapped. 
11:30The Simpsons Lisa vs. Malibu Stacey: Lisa decides Malibu Stacey dolls set a bad example to girls, so she pleads with their creator, Stacy Lovell (guest star Kathleen Turner), to design another. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05A New Life in the Sun A Shropshire family are pushed to the limit in France, a couple from Cambridge juggle pets and guests and we meet a couple from London stirring up the juice market on the Riviera. (S4 Ep29) 
13:05Posh Pawnbrokers At London Road, Dan considers deals on famous cleaner Kim Woodburn's jewellery and a 50,000 F1 car. In Kent, brothers Charlie and Patrick value 19 pictures by American artist Darell Koons. 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Raj Bisram is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00A Place in the Sun Poppy and John want to enjoy their retirement in the Lot et Garonne region of France. Will Ben Hillman be able to find them the perfect place for their budget of 175,000? 
16:00The 100K Drop Sam and Dan, work colleagues from Leicester, and Laura and her father Dawson, from Chester, join Davina McCall for more nail-biting drama against the drop. But can anyone win big? (S3 Ep29) 
17:00Come Dine with Me The fourth host in Sheffield is wellness coach Andy who hopes to impress with a tasty and healthy meal. To liven up proceedings he shows off his singing skills - but Josh isn't convinced. 
17:30The Simpsons Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song Bart gets Principal Skinner sacked and Flanders takes over at the school. Out of work, Skinner befriends his erstwhile nemesis Bart. 
18:00The Simpsons Little Girl in the Big Ten Lisa pretends to be a student so that she can hang out with some college girls. Meanwhile, Bart is bitten by a mosquito. 
18:30Hollyoaks Maxine is over the moon for her big day, but will Sienna manage to convince her to tell the truth? Liam gives Mercedes a big ultimatum, and Jack helps a grieving villager. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00New: Kirstie and Phil's Love It... ...or List It: The property gurus revisit Dawn and Paul, who back in 2015 were torn between renovating their Huddersfield home or relocating. Four years on, great changes have taken place. 
21:00New: The Secret Teacher Social media marketing magnate Steven Bartlett goes undercover at a cash-strapped school in Liverpool, where he encounters a range of students and suggests a Head of Happiness. (Ep2/4) 
22:00New: This Way Up Comedy drama with Aisling Bea. Aine and Richard's relationship gets complicated when she is inadvertently invited for dinner but leaves early after an awkward misunderstanding. (Ep3/6) 
22:308 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Sean Lock and Rob Beckett take on special guest team captain Alan Carr and Sarah Millican. Nick Mohammed is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. (S18 Ep4) 
23:35Call the Cops Juggling Chainsaws This series goes inside the nerve centre of policing - the police communications and control centre - to shed light on law and order in modern Britain. (Ep1) 
00:30Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay travels to Atlanta, Georgia, to help first-time restaurant owners Richard and Jorge, whose establishment, Park's Edge, is in big trouble due to constant fighting between them. 
01:20Queen and Country Film (2014) Callum Turner stars in John Boorman's sequel to his semi-autobiographical film Hope and Glory. It's the early 1950s and time for Bill to do his National Service. Strong language. [SL] 
03:15Stath Lets Flats Comedy with Greek-Cypriot letting agent Stath (Jamie Demetriou). Stath is struggling with his brash new boss, old rivals and new clients, while Sophie tries to move on from Al. (S2 Ep1/6) [SL] 
03:45Come Dine with Me Expats club comic John, outspoken businesswoman Lisa, front of house manager Michelle, and estate agent and socialite Ross battle it out in this episode from Marbella on the Costa del Sol. 
04:40Kirstie's Vintage Gems Kirstie Allsopp brings a touch of romance and sophistication to Jannine and Shaun's neglected bedroom. 
04:55The 100K Drop Sam and Dan, work colleagues from Leicester, and Laura and her father Dawson, from Chester, join Davina McCall for more nail-biting drama against the drop. But can anyone win big? (S3 Ep29) 
05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Dr Linda Papadopoulos is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.