This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Thursday, January 23 2020

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. 
06:30Cheers Pitch It Again, Sam Sam's old baseball rival goads him into a final exhibition match, but Sam isn't too sure he wants to participate. Woody becomes fond of a stray dog. (S9 Ep22/25) 
06:55Cheers Rat Girl Lilith is heartbroken when her favourite laboratory rat dies. Sam is surprised when an attractive bar customer rejects his advances and stunned when he finds out why. (S9 Ep23/25) 
07:20The King of Queens Mean Streak Can Doug break Iggy Stenkowski's legendary 18-year record of 951 consecutive perfect delivery days? Carrie can't understand why the dog walker likes spending time with Arthur. 
07:45The King of Queens Friender Bender Doug offers to pay for the damage when he rams Kelly's car, until she presents him with an exorbitant bill. Meanwhile, Kirby terrorises his babysitter Spence with peanuts. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Marie's Vision Marie visits an optician and winds up with a pair of spectacles just in time for the holidays, but the family feel on edge when she starts seeing them clearly. 
08:40Everybody Loves Raymond The Thought That Counts After Ray lies to Debra, saying he has bought her an incredibly thoughtful Christmas present, he frantically tries to figure out what to get her. 
09:10Frasier And Frasier Makes Three Frasier goes out to dinner with his attractive matchmaker Charlotte... and her boyfriend Frank. 
09:40Frasier Detour Frasier and Charlotte are stranded in the middle of nowhere when Frasier's car suddenly breaks down. 
10:10Undercover Boss USA Robert Powells, President of Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops, the largest fizzy drink and sweet shop franchise in America, goes incognito among the staff in his California-based firm. 
11:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon helps sisters Rita and Lisa, who own La Galleria 33, an Italian eatery in Boston that lacks customers. (S6 Ep1/16) 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Sun, Sea and Selling Houses Today's clients in Almerķa are retirees Jack and Tina, an extreme sports fan aka 'ninja nanny' to her 17 grandkids. In Alicante, the Rodriguez family are feeling the pressure. (S3 Ep14) 
13:05Escape to the Chateau: DIY Rebecca visits Angel for tips on renovating the kitchen. Amy and Marc transform a bathroom that's stuck in a 1970s time-warp. Ben and Billie prepare for Billie's brother's wedding. (S3 Ep4) 
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. 
15:00A Place in the Sun Laura Hamilton is on the Greek island of Corfu, house-hunting with childhood sweethearts Simon and Andrea from Manchester who plan to retire there as soon as possible. 
16:00A New Life in the Sun Two ex-pat gite owners open for business in France. In Spain, a diving school deals with a very nervous customer, and there's a life-changing event for two young bar owners. (S5 Ep14) 
17:00Couples Come Dine with Me There's unimpressive beef, Korean chicken on a crumpet, hot tub fanciness and a shocking revelation in Yorkshire, as indie kids Johnny and Lucy take on Claire and Matt, and Net and Bob. 
18:00The Simpsons Love, Springfieldian Style On Valentine's Day, the Simpsons gets stuck in a tunnel. To pass time, Homer tells a romantic tale about Bonnie and Clyde. 
18:30Hollyoaks John Paul is happy to be back working at Hollyoaks High but soon clashes with Juliet. The Donovans begin to turn on each other. Mitchell is tempted to take the next step to happiness. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00New: The Supervet: Noel... ...Fitzpatrick Gentle giant Bear, an English mastiff, visits Noel after suffering a painful ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee. Siamese cat Bluebell has been hit by a car. (S15 Ep3) 
21:00New: 8 Out of 10 Cats Does... ...Countdown Jimmy Carr hosts the classic words and numbers quiz. Sean Lock and Richard Ayoade take on Jon Richardson and Katherine Ryan. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner. (S19 Ep3) 
22:00New: Naked Attraction In the studio are 25-year-old estate agent Hollie-Anna, who's looking for a long-term relationship, and 29-year-old Jaison, who feels like he's exhausted his local dating pool. (S6 Ep3) 
23:05First Dates Neuroscientist and self-confessed geek Michael is yet to find someone with the right kind of chemistry. His date Hannah is hoping her dream man exists outside her romance novels. (S12 Ep3) 
00:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay visits New Jersey to rescue Italian restaurant Leone's, which has been run into the ground by the owner's son during her long illness. 
01:00The Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick offers cutting-edge treatment for Luca, a four-year-old springer spaniel with a painful elbow. And a leaky Labrador puppy in need of surgery. (S12 Ep6) 
01:55Come Dine with Me This edition from Barnsley features ostrich eggs, pigs ears, stuffed animals, a wild west evening and tears before bedtime. 
02:50Losing It: Our Mental Health... ...Emergency As attitudes to mental health change during a surge in the number of people in crisis, this series joins the frontline services in Nottinghamshire. (Ep1/4) [SL] 
03:45Grand Designs Katrin and James have found a unique plot on which to build their dream home: a redundant solarium atop a block of flats on the beachfront in Bournemouth. But it's not going to be easy. 
04:40Food Unwrapped Matt visits an extraordinary underwater basil farm as he investigates pesto. And could squid and chips replace fish and chips as our national dish? 
04:55The Great Hotel Escape Steph and Dom are shocked by the progress Stef and Simon have made on their castle renovation project. Jane is risking her life savings. Raj kick starts a grand plan for his hotel. (Ep6) 
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.