This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Thursday, December 20 2018

05:50Countdown 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. 
06:303rd Rock from the Sun You Don't Know Dick When Nina quizzes Dick about Mary's likes and dislikes, it becomes clear that Nina knows virtually everything about her, while Dick knows next to nothing. 
06:553rd Rock from the Sun My Mother, My Dick When Harry and Sally mess about with the time-space portal in the apartment they accidentally bring an alien from the home planet back to Earth. 
07:203rd Rock from the Sun Glengarry Glen Dick When Dick hears a pitch for a timeshare he immediately falls in love with the idea and, to help raise the money, persuades Officer Don to go halves on the scheme. 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond Thank You Notes Marie instantly tries to get the upper hand in her relationship with her new daughter-in-law when Amy and Robert return from their honeymoon. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Home from School When Michael stays home from school for two days in a row, Ray mistakenly suspects he simply has homework he hasn't finished. 
08:40Frasier Sweet Dreams Frasier puts his job on the line by refusing to read out an advertisement on air for the radio station's new sponsor. 
09:10Frasier Good Grief Frasier's unemployment situation brings about various emotional responses including denial, anger and depression. 
09:40Frasier Frasier's Curse Frasier worries about going to his high school reunion because every time a reunion comes up he has bad luck. 
10:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Jack's Waterfront, at St Clair Shores, Michigan, is a lakeside restaurant in a popular summer spot. The views from the tables are fantastic, but the food fails to match them. 
11:00The Simpsons Mother Simpson Homer's long-lost mother (guest star Glenn Close) turns up on the run from the police. 
11:30The Simpsons Homer vs Patty and Selma Homer ends up indebted to the in-laws when he is forced to ask Patty and Selma for a loan after making a foolish pumpkin industry-related mistake. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Jamie's Christmas with Bells On In the second of two festive specials, Jamie Oliver shows how to create an original Christmas Day menu featuring festive fiesta tacos, brussels with hustle, and Bloody Mary seafood platter. 
13:05My Family Secrets Revealed Ann Macey is convinced her Victorian ancestors hid a dark secret; Brad Argent solves the mystery. Lorna Holder finds out her ancestor's link to the sinking of the HMT Lancastria. (Ep14/15) 
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. (Ep34/35) 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Laura Hamilton shows Alan and Carol Fuerteventura's top five properties for their budget of 90,000. But with totally different tastes, can the couple agree on just one property? 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas The competition this time is for the best handmade wreath. There's also a spectacular table garland. And a young chocolatier creates cakes that are out of this world. (S7 Ep 14/15) 
18:00The Simpsons Double, Double Boy in Trouble Bart meets his doppelganger Simon, who comes from the richest family in town. They switch places and Bart learns that Simon's family are plotting against him. 
18:30Hollyoaks In an attempt to save Christmas, Breda and Goldie beg Sylver to sweet-talk Mercedes into getting them invited to Christmas Day dinner. Ollie starts to feel like a burden on the family. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00The Secret Life of the Zoo at... ...Christmas The UK's first ever surviving sun bear cub is born at Chester Zoo in time for Christmas. There's a Yuletide ceasefire in the turf war between otters and babirusas. (S6 Ep8) 
21:00The World's Most Luxurious Airline A look behind the scenes as Singapore Airlines bids to create a whole new level of opulence and luxury for their first class travellers - proving that the sky really isn't the limit at all. 
22:00The First Near and Far The space exploration drama starring Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone concludes. The members of Providence 2 gear up for their mission on launch day. (Ep8/8) 
23:00Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game Recorded live at London's Hackney Empire, one of the nation's best-loved comedians charms his home town audience with tales of middle age, marriage and a man's prerogative. 
00:35Travel Man: 48 Hours in Hong Kong In an hour-long Christmas extravaganza, Richard Ayoade and Mad Men actor Jon Hamm tour Hong Kong, taking in a tai chi drop-in session, a ride in a chopper and some fusion dim sum. 
01:30The Great Songwriters: Music on 4 The Flaming Lips Oklahoma rockers The Flaming Lips talk about songwriting, their creative process and their life in music, and perform a selection of their tracks. (S2 Ep2/6) 
02:25In Between Film (2016) A critically-acclaimed drama about the lives of three young Palestinian women who share an apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv. In Arabic/Hebrew/subs. Drug use/sexual violence. 
04:10Food Unwrapped Jimmy, Kate and Matt return to reveal more secrets about our food. How do chunks in American ice-cream stay crispy? Plus olive oil, Bloody Marys and airline food. (S13 Ep1/6) 
04:35Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp showcases some of the best Christmas cakes with a team of specialist crafters. She also makes a delicious cheesecake and a spicy ginger cake. 
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. (Ep33/35) 
05:50Countdown 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.