This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Monday, December 17 2018

05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Dan Walker is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:303rd Rock from the Sun Dick'll Take Manhattan (Part 1/2): The aliens step through the time-space portal in the bathroom to another dimension and find themselves in the heart of New York City. 
06:553rd Rock from the Sun Dick'll Take Manhattan (Part 2/2): Still in their parallel universe, Dick does his best to woo world-weary lounge singer Mary, while TV star Tommy is mean to his fellow cast members. 
07:203rd Rock from the Sun Why Dickie Can't Teach Dick encourages Tommy to enrol at the local university where he teaches. Sally is upset when Don is not included in a list of Rutherford's 10 most powerful men. 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond The Shower Debra gives a bridal shower for Amy, but her good intentions get sidetracked by Marie's overzealous participation. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Baggage Ray and Debra get involved in a two-week battle of wills over who is responsible for putting a suitcase away. 
08:40Frasier Room Service When Lilith pays a surprise visit, powerful old feelings are stirred up in Frasier and some surprising new ones in Niles. 
09:10Frasier Beware of Greeks Frasier must confront an old family grudge with Aunt Zora when he runs into his cousin Nikos, who is getting married. 
09:40Frasier The Perfect Guy When a handsome doctor joins the radio station as the host of a new show, Frasier can't believe he is as perfect as he seems and tries to find his flaw. 
10:10Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay's rescue mission is Hannah & Mason's, a French bistro in the quaint little town of Cranbury, New Jersey. 
11:05The Simpsons Marge in Chains In the middle of a flu epidemic that Homer started, Marge accidentally shoplifts and is sent to jail for 30 days. 
11:30The Simpsons Bart's Comet When Bart pulls a prank on Skinner's weather balloon, his punishment is to help the headmaster with his amateur astronomy. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Jamie's Ultimate Christmas Jamie Oliver shares his 20 years of experience cooking Christmas dinner and festive treats with tips on turkey, gravy, sprouts and roasties, cocktails and gooey chocolate pudding. 
13:05My Family Secrets Revealed Onyeka Nubia reveals the stark truth to an emotional Jonty Stern. There's a revelation for Anthony Ginman. John Jarrett gets a resolution to the rumour that's blighted his life. (Ep11/15) 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Phill Jupitus is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00Fifteen to One Fifteen contestants go head to head in the iconic quiz hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Facing notoriously tough questions, they compete to become Grand Champion and take home 40,000. (Ep31/35) 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Marc and Mat fell in love with Mallorca the moment they stepped onto the island six years ago, and are now looking to buy their very own holiday retreat that they can escape to there. 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp's Christmas HQ hosts a best jumper competition. There's also some chic Scandinavian knitted goodies. And a talented artisan creates wonders with straw. (S7 Ep 11/15) 
18:00The Simpsons Mathlete's Feat Springfield Elementary School suffers a technical meltdown after being modernised. Groundskeeper Willie coaches Lisa and the Mathlympics team for a vital quiz. (S26 Ep21) 
18:30Hollyoaks Sinead pitches an idea for the nativity play. Ste plays nice with Yazz, but secretly seeks revenge, and Mandy finally tells Darren the truth about the baby. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00Food Unwrapped Does Christmas Is there anything in yuletide spices that gives you Christmas cheer? Should we score our sprouts? Kate checks out a decadent dish from the past: the multi-bird roast. Plus: mince pies. 
21:0024 Hours in A&E Ky has been knocked off her motorbike. Aleks has fallen from her loft; as her husband arrives at the hospital, doctors are still unsure whether she's suffered brain damage. (S16 Ep6) 
22:00First Dates Helicopter pilot Paul, who's also a cross-dresser, embarks on his first date dressed in women's clothing. Sexy geeks Hannah and Dan bond over video games and school insecurities. (S11 Ep8) 
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. 
00:10Ramsay's Hotel Hell Gordon visits the struggling Landoll's Mohican Castle and its overworked owner in Loudonville, Ohio. It's a custom-built, multi-million-dollar hotel set in 1100 woodland acres. (S3 Ep8/8) 
01:00Britain's Polar Bear Cub In Dec 2017, a polar bear cub was born at Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park; the UK's first for 25 years. This programme goes behind the scenes to follow the extraordinary breeding efforts. [SL] 
01:55Walks with My Dog Actor John Nettles goes coastal walking on Jersey, Jon Culshaw traverses the foothills of Snowdonia, and Helen Skelton takes the Blue Peter dog Barney through the Pennines. (Ep6/6) [SL] 
02:50The People's Vet Shih-tzu Bella is losing weight. Three-week-old baby chick Rosie is rushed in. There's a look at head nurse Lisa's home life. And head vet Matt gives kitten Gavin the once-over. (Ep7) [SL] 
03:45Embarrassing Pets Caroline takes on Rocco the macaw, whose temper tantrums are so extreme he's wrecking his home. Leon tries to chill out hyper-hound Jude; Gavin meets Norman the western hognose snake. (Ep6) 
04:10Food Unwrapped Jimmy Doherty learns about the battle against the hidden nuisance that leads to corked wine. Plus: the surprising difference between runny and set honey. And okra. (S12 Ep3/4) 
04:40Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsop learns to knit the best baubles ever seen, and pits Britain's male knitters against each other in a Christmas jumper competition. She also makes mittens. 
04:55Come Dine with Me This episode comes from the north Kent coast and features some good-looking food, a host who demonstrates multiple personalities, tarot cards, and some glitz and glam. 
05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Dan Walker is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.