This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Friday, December 21 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 Dick Soup for the Soul Dick, Nina and Mary attend a book-signing for a volume claiming to help its readers find true happiness. Tommy goes through Hell Week to join a college fraternity. 
06:553rd Rock from the Sun Mary Loves Scoochie (Part 1/2): While poking around in Mary's dresser, Dick finds love letters signed by a secret admirer named Scoochie, but Mary insists she doesn't know who Scoochie is. 
07:203rd Rock from the Sun Mary Loves Scoochie (Part 2/2): Dr Neesam (guest star John Cleese) declares himself to be Scoochie, author of the love letters received by Mary, but is this cover for a sinister plan? 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond Misery Loves Company Debra and Ray are annoyed by the over-the-top affection that Robert and Amy express towards each other. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond The Contractor Debra persuades Ray to hire Gianni to do some DIY work in their kitchen, but they both come to regret it due to their friend's laziness. 
08:40Frasier Dial M for Martin Frasier's unemployed status puts him on edge with everyone and when he blows up at Martin, Roz suggests that Martin moves in with Niles. 
09:10Frasier Hot Ticket Frasier and Niles fail to get tickets to the hottest show in town, and Daphne's behind appears in the Seattle paper. 
09:40Frasier First Do No Harm Frasier undertakes huge projects to make up for being unemployed, while Martin persuades him to date Duke's daughter Marie. 
10:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay takes on a time warp at the Handlebar restaurant and lounge in Mount Sinai, New York. Co-owners Bill and Carolyn LeRoy are stuck in the 1980s and have an unenthusiastic chef. 
11:00The Simpsons Brother from the Same Planet When Homer is late picking up Bart from a school football game, Bart hooks up with Tom, a surrogate dad from an agency. 
11:30The Simpsons A Star Is Burns Springfield launches a film festival, and Barney's haunting movie meditation on his alcoholism, 'Pukahontas', is on course to win. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Jamie's Festive Feast Jamie Oliver celebrates the lazy winter days at the end of the year. Filmed at his Essex home, Jamie's wind-down foods include perfect winter warmers, such as his oozy cheesy pasta. 
13:05My Family Secrets Revealed Mary Perkins is stunned to discover a family she never knew about, Christine Ball finds out if she's related to a famous detective, and Phyllis Elliott goes back to her roots. (Ep15/15) 
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 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) 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Scarlette Douglas shows Sam and Shirley five properties with incredible views on the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia for their budget of 400,000. Which one steals their hearts? 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas The challenge this time is to make the best festive hamper. There are also some sweet baked samosas and mini paper sculptures. (S7 Ep 15/15) 
18:00Hollyoaks In an hour-long special festive episode, the McQueens cause chaos on Christmas Day at The Dog, and more is revealed about Breda's past. Grace forces Liam to celebrate with his family. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
19:30Liam Bakes Liam Charles creates a chocolate orange shortbread for an ice cream sandwich, bakes a mac and cheese for his mates, shares his donut recipe, and makes an amazing 21st birthday cake. (Ep6/6) 
20:00Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night... ...Feast. Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty cook a speciality Italian dish for Hollywood star Danny DeVito. There's also Korean-inspired roast chicken and a smoking tandoor feast. (S6 Ep3) 
21:00The Last Leg Christmas Special Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney join Adam and the team for some festive merriment. Plus Roy Wood and his Rock 'n' Roll Band sing I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday. (S15 Ep10/10) 
22:00Big Narstie's Big Christmas Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan present a festive show with guests Mel B, Pamela Anderson, Kurupt FM and Michael Dapaah. Plus via video, Jonathan Ross, David Mitchell, Tulisa and Diane Parish. 
23:00The Inbetweeners Movie Film (2011) Gross-out comedy with Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison and James Buckley. School is over, so the lads celebrate with an outrageous holiday in Crete. Very strong language/sex. 
00:50Green Room Film (2015) Violent and gory thriller starring Anton Yelchin. After witnessing a murder in a neo-Nazi bar, a punk band and the dead woman's friend battle to stay alive. Strong language. 
02:25Indian Summers The epic drama picks up in 1935. A terrorist attack against the British Viceroy of India puts Aafrin in the frame, while Cynthia urges Ralph to make a play for the top job. (S2 Ep1/10) [SL] 
03:20Come Dine with Me This episode of the culinary contest in King's Lynn features four competitive cooks, some catastrophically bad food, rising tensions, and wind-ups and bust-ups aplenty. 
04:15Food Unwrapped What's that white powdery stuff that sometimes forms on chocolate? Can bedtime teas really help us sleep? And was Edam once used as cannonballs? (S13 Ep6/6) 
04:40Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free Kirstie Allsopp helps Stacey and Dave in Wrexham with a kitchen diner make over. 
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. (Ep34/35)