This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 HD on Wednesday, December 13 2017

05:35Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Paul Zenon is in Dictionary Corner. 
06:203rd Rock from the Sun World's Greatest Dick Dick forces a reluctant Tommy to attend a special school for gifted students. Sally is mistaken for a drag queen, while Harry learns how to do magic tricks. 
06:453rd Rock from the Sun My Mother the Alien Dick discovers he lacks nurturing skills when he accidentally kills Mary Albright's pet fish while she is away at a conference. 
07:103rd Rock from the Sun Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick The aliens are puzzled by the Thanksgiving holiday, but they invite Mrs Dubcek and her daughter to their first celebration. Tommy visits the local pool hall. 
07:35Everybody 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. 
08:00Everybody 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. 
08:30Everybody Loves Raymond Grandpa Steals Frank must find a way to improve his image with Ally when she catches him 'sampling' some trail mix at the supermarket. 
09:00Frasier It's Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won't Leave Frasier realises he has strong feelings for Kate just when she announces she is moving to Chicago. 
09:35Frasier The Friend Frasier realises that he hasn't made any friends since moving to Seattle, so he sets out to meet someone new. 
10:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA In the first half of a two-part nightmare, Gordon tries to save The Burger Kitchen in Los Angeles, which is run by a dysfunctional family in a state of constant conflict. 
11:00Jamie's Night Before Christmas A must-watch treat for Christmas as Jamie Oliver serves up cast-iron tips, tricks and hacks for a delicious, stress-free Christmas. There will be no more soggy roasties or dry turkey. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Includes sport and weather. 
12:05Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp lines up some of Britain's best to see who can make the best snow-topped gingerbread house. 
12:20Kirstie's Handmade Christmas If you're looking for ideas for your Christmas tree, then Kirstie Allsopp has lined up some of the most creative people around for inspiration. 
12:25The Dog Who Saved the Holidays Film (2012) Family comedy sequel. The Bannisters spend Christmas in California, where they are again targeted by the two jewel thieves. And their dog Zeus must cope with a rival - a cute puppy. 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Paul Zenon is in Dictionary Corner. 
15:00Lost and Found Dumped Esme is found with a bad gash on her leg. An elderly terrier cross is handed in after her owner passed away. And Bolt by name, bolt by nature, a Japanese Akita runs away from home. 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Lynn and Gerald are looking for a holiday home in the north of Spain's Murcia region, where they can enjoy the sunshine and golf. Will any of Ben Hillman's five contenders tempt them? 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp's Christmas HQ hosts an advent calendar competition. Four talented crafters race against the clock to create beautiful calendars. There's also leather crafting. (3/10) 
18:00The Simpsons What to Expect When Bart's Expecting Bart becomes a guru to couples in Springfield who want to have a baby when he puts a spell on his art teacher, who then falls pregnant. (S25 Ep18/22) 
18:30Hollyoaks Diane is reaching the end of her tether with Tony's behaviour, and James is worried when Tony suggests telling all about Harry. Maxine and Nancy team up to teach Darcy a lesson. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00The Secret Life of the Zoo Chester Zoo's male lemurs' peaceful life is changed by a female arrival. Can Permata, a young Javan green magpie, impress female Metina and help boost their endangered population? (S4 Ep5) 
21:00The Channel: The World's... ...Busiest Waterway: This episode follows a multi-million-pound electricity cable project, and meets fishermen under pressure as they compete for access to the Channel's riches. (Ep3/4) 
22:00Walter Presents: Vanished by... ...the Lake: Haunting French crime drama in which a detective returns to her hometown and investigates the disappearance of a teenager in a case that ignites old memories. In French/subs. 
23:00999: What's Your Emergency? Over 88,000 under-18s were arrested in the UK last year. This episode meets the police in Wiltshire as more and more young people challenge their authority. (S5 Ep7) 
00:05PokerStars Championship It's the final table of the Monte Carlo Main Event. Six players, including chip leader Michael Kolkowicz, compete for the title, trophy and first prize of more than 500,000 Euros. 
01:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay's target is Sabatiello's, an Italian family restaurant in Stamford, Connecticut, better known for the tantrums of combustible owner Sammy than the quality of its food. 
01:55One Born Every Minute Sarah's expecting twins. She and her mum Pat are both midwives and have to overcome their professional concerns to concentrate on the babies' safe arrival. (S10 Ep8) 
02:50Grand Designs Australia A couple who have very different aspirations for their new home build a contemporary three-storey family mansion on a large patch of land near Melbourne Cricket Ground. 
03:50Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Phil Spencer comes to the rescue of frustrated house sellers. This time he helps exes Nick and Carolyn in Gloucester, and cramped Lorna and Stuart in Hereford. [SL] 
04:45Kirstie's Vintage Gems Kirstie Allsopp creates a fun 1950s-inspired family playroom for Jannine and Shaun Cartwright. 
05:05Draw It! Mel Giedroyc hosts as two teams, made up of one contestant and one celebrity, put their drawing skills to the test. This time it's John Thomson and Melanie Sykes. 
05:35Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Paul Zenon is in Dictionary Corner.