This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Saturday, December 22 2018

05:50Adventure & Trail Running:... ...Spartan Race Barcelona: A weekend of obstacle racing action, as competitors take on the brutal and iconic Spartan course. (Ep23/25) 
06:15Frasier Mary Christmas A scheming Frasier works his way into hosting the annual televised Christmas parade but is horrified to learn that his protégé Dr Mary will co-host. 
06:40Frasier We Two Kings Christmas is coming and so, it seems, is a Crane family feud. Niles and Daphne want to hold the family get-together, while Frasier decides he will host it. 
07:05Everybody Loves Raymond All I Want for Christmas All Ray wants for Christmas is a little loving from his wife, but they can't get any privacy. 
07:25Everybody Loves Raymond The Christmas Picture Ray thinks a family portrait would make a great Christmas present for his parents, until Marie and Debra clash over who counts as 'family'. 
07:50The Big Bang Theory The Proton Regeneration Sheldon goes head-to-head with Wil Wheaton as they compete for the role of the new Professor Proton when the TV series has a reboot. (S11 Ep6/24) 
08:20The Big Bang Theory The Geology Methodology Sheldon and Bert collaborate on a research project, although Sheldon feels embarrassed to be associated with the study of geology. (S11 Ep7/24) 
08:45Bridge to Terabithia Film (2007) Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb star in a Disney fantasy drama about two children who discover a small, magical river island where their imaginations are brought to life. 
10:35The Simpsons Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming Sideshow Bob escapes from prison - again - and threatens to blow up the Springfield air show. 
11:05The Simpsons Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes Homer is charged for fighting at the St Patrick's Day parade. He thinks becoming a bounty hunter will solve his problems but he soon runs into more trouble. 
11:35Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas When Sid accidentally ruins one of Manny's Christmas traditions, he's told that he will be on Santa's naughty list. So he heads to the North Pole to plead his case directly to Santa Claus. 
12:00Hachi: A Dog's Tale Film (2009) Fact-based drama starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen. A music professor finds an abandoned puppy at a train station. To his wife's surprise, man and dog develop a deep bond... 
13:45Father of the Bride Film (1991) Romcom starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. Twenty-two-year-old Annie stuns her family with the news that she's getting married. Will her dad succeed in averting the wedding? 
15:50Jamie's Quick and Easy Christmas Jamie Oliver shares his quick and easy guide to Christmas cooking, with delicious recipes featuring genius combinations that are brilliantly simple - all the flavour but none of the fuss. 
16:55Extreme Cake Makers' Christmas Some of our favourite elite cake makers return for a special, going to great lengths to make the perfect festive pieces. Watch Christmas dreams come true through these edible masterpieces. 
17:55Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
18:10Crocodile Dundee Film (1986) Oscar-nominated comedy. Paul Hogan plays Crocodile Dundee, the fearless Australian outback hero who takes on the wilds of New York with his US journalist lover (Linda Kozlowski). 
20:00The World's Most Extraordinary... ...Christmas Dinners: From astronauts eating Christmas dinner in space to Tudor-style feasts and diamond-embellished decorations, this documentary explores extra-special Christmas meals. 
21:00Pitch Perfect 2 Film (2015) Saucy music comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld. An embarrassing incident results in the Barden Bellas being banned from competition. 
23:10East Is East Film (1999) Comedy. Jimi Mistry stars as the son of a Pakistani chippie-owner (Om Puri) who's trying to raise his kids amid cultural tensions in 1970s Salford. Strong language/violence. 
01:00Celebrity Call Centre at Christmas The Call Centre reopens at Christmas, as celebrities including Debbie McGee and Goggleboxers Steph and Dom tackle the public's queries - from festive dilemmas to affairs of the heart. [SL] 
02:00Hollyoaks Omnibus Sinead pitches an idea for the nativity play, Donna-Marie takes centre stage for a big announcement, and Grace forces Liam to celebrate Christmas with his family. [SL] 
04:35Embarrassing Pets Gavin investigates the curious case of Luna the Rottweiler, who's incontinent after long walks. Leon helps a desperate owner stop Merlin the cockapoo from stealing her belongings. (Ep7) 
05:00Fifteen to One It's the Grand Final. Sandi Toksvig welcomes back the 15 best winners of the series to ask them some of the toughest questions on television, as they battle for a £40,000 prize. (Ep35/35)