This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Wednesday, December 12 2018

05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Nicki Chapman is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:303rd Rock from the Sun Shall We Dick? Strudwick and Judith team up for the Badger Day dance contest, Mary agrees to be Dick's partner, although she has two left feet, and Nina reluctantly pairs up with Harry. 
06:553rd Rock from the Sun Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole Dick and Harry run out of petrol and, while crossing a field to find a petrol station, fall into a giant hole that is much too deep to climb out of. 
07:203rd Rock from the Sun Frankie Goes to Rutherford Dick is extremely jealous when one of Mary's former students, a handsome man named Frank, returns to town and greets her with great affection. 
07:45Everybody 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. 
08:10Everybody 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. 
08:40Frasier Halloween Niles throws a Halloween party to raise money for the Library Association, where all his guests have to dress up as a famous character from literature. 
09:10Frasier The Kid Frasier tries to help Roz out following the revelation about her pregnancy, but he is determined to discover who the father is. 
09:40Frasier The 1000th Show Frasier's self-importance over a professional milestone, and his persistent sibling rivalry with Niles, reach crisis point. 
10:10Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA In this revisit episode chef Gordon Ramsay goes back to three restaurants - Handlebar, Casa Roma and The Black Pearl - to find out whether his advice has been put to good use. 
11:05The Simpsons Who Shot Mr Burns? (Part 1/2): Mr Burns is shot - and everyone in Springfield has a motive. So which of Mr Burns' many enemies is the culprit? 
11:30The Simpsons Who Shot Mr Burns (Part 2/2): Mr Burns' mystery attacker is finally revealed. There's a shock confession, and Homer has a clear motive: but could the truth be even more bizarre? 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05A New Life in the Sun After 34 years of teaching, one expat faces up to being married to the boss. And a British-run scuba diving business plans to move back into UK waters. 
13:05My Family Secrets Revealed It's case closed for retired police officer David Bunce. Keith Attwood reunites some WWI medals with their rightful relatives. Stephen Gerard Scullion seeks clues in an old photo. (Ep8/15) 
14:10Countdown 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. 
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. (Ep28/35) 
16:00A Place in the Sun Husband and wife Martin and Kate are taking the huge step of buying their first property together overseas - around the beautiful Mar Menor in Spain. Jean Johansson is on hand to help. 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas There's a Christmas table dressing competition with handmade features and adornments. And a talented woodcarver makes some intricate wooden spoons. (S7 Ep8/15) 
18:00The Simpsons The Kids Are All Fight When Homer finds an old roll of film in a pocket and has it developed, the family take a trip down memory lane to when Bart and Lisa were always fighting. (S26 Ep18) 
18:30Hollyoaks Prince goes into hospital for his operation. Liam worries that he'll have to sell the salon after Jamie demands her money back for the dodgy vodka. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00The Secret Life of the Zoo Tortoises Burt and Terrance, who've been best mates for 70 years, compete for the affections of breeding female Smooth Sides. Pregnant okapi K'Tusha is due to give birth. (S6 Ep7) 
21:00Old People's Home for 4 Year... ...Olds at Christmas: A festive return as the children and their older friends are reunited. There's a charity drive for a local foodbank, tap-dancing, and a surprise visit from a crooner. 
22:00The World's Most Expensive... ...Presents Gold-plated bikes, 40,000 ball gowns for dogs, million-dollar watches... This programme meets the craftsmen and women who make lavish gifts for the world's wealthiest people. 
23:0524 Hours in A&E Hitin has been assaulted on a night out. Doctors are worried that he has a bleed on his brain, and he also has a dangerous pre-existing medical condition. (S16 Ep5) 
00:05PokerStars Caribbean Adventure There's more than $1m on the line at the Main Event. The final six include former EPT champ Adrian Mateos, and pros Shawn Buchanan and Maria Lampropulos. (Ep9/9) 
01:00The Stag Film (2013) Adult comedy following the mishaps and misadventures of a mild-mannered groom and his stag party, as his peaceful walking trip turns raucous. Strong language/substance abuse. [SL] 
02:40The People's Vet Staffie Kleeo needs delicate surgery to remove a lump from her nipple. An abandoned baby squirrel gets a new mum. And Frankie the Chihuahua is off his food. (Ep4) [SL] 
03:35Embarrassing Pets Julie's chocolate Labrador Rolo destroys everything in his path. Tom brings in chihuahua Darcy, a cute little dog with a big case of bad breath. And there's a cockatiel with a phobia. (Ep3) 
04:00Big House, Little House Two sets of homeowners try to make a good profit. In the Big House in Huddersfield, Clementina and sister Martha have 100k; in the Little House in south-east London, Helen has 35k. (Ep13) 
04:55Fifteen 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. (Ep27/35) 
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.