This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 HD on Wednesday, December 20 2017

05:35Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner. 
06:203rd Rock from the Sun Fun with Dick and Janet (Part 1): Harry, Sally and Tommy return to Earth with Janet, a wife for Dick sent by the Big Giant Head to prevent Dick being distracted by Mary Albright. 
06:453rd Rock from the Sun Fun with Dick and Janet (Part 2): Dick tries to keep his wife Janet a secret from Mary, and Tommy admits to vandalising a field which Officer Don believes is the site of an alien landing. 
07:103rd Rock from the Sun Tricky Dick Dick and Mary play practical jokes on each other, Tommy joins a garage band to improve his chances with August, and Sally sets her sights on a yoga instructor. 
07:40Everybody Loves Raymond Peter on the Couch After Amy invites her brother Peter to stay for dinner, he makes himself at home on the couch... and never leaves. 
08:05Everybody Loves Raymond Liars When Ray fibs to Marie about why he failed to meet up with her, he and Debra are forced to tell more and more lies in order to cover up their previous falsehoods. 
08:35Everybody Loves Raymond The Surprise Party After Debra's mother suggests throwing Debra an old-fashioned English tea party, Ray reluctantly agrees as long as she promises to do all the work. 
09:00Frasier You Can Go Home Again Frasier struggles to come up with a clever catchphrase for the show, while Daphne tries to avoid returning to England to visit her family. 
09:35Frasier The Two Mrs Cranes When an old flame visits Daphne, the Crane household is turned upside down. 
10:05The Big Bang Theory The Valentino Submergence Sheldon and Amy host a special live episode of their internet show Fun with Flags. Leonard and Penny grapple with getting older. (S9 Ep15/24) 
10:35The Big Bang Theory The Positive Negative Reaction When Bernadette makes a big announcement, Howard becomes convinced that he needs to start earning more money. (S9 Ep16/24) 
11:00Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay travels to Oakhurst, New Jersey, to help the overwhelmed owner of Mike and Nellie's restaurant, who lost his way when his father and business partner died. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Includes sport and weather. 
12:05Jamie's Cracking Christmas Bite-sized Christmas cooking, as Jamie Oliver makes turkey curry and panettone tart. 
12:25Carry On Nurse Film (1959) Classic Carry On comedy, with high jinks on a men's surgical ward, where no entendre is left undoubled, starring Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Leslie Phillips and Joan Sims. 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner. 
15:00Lost and Found A heavily pregnant pug cross loses her owner shortly before her litter arrives. And a blind Lab shows everyone that his impairment won't hold him back when it comes to finding a new home. 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Jasmine Harman shows Kulan and Kamala five fantastic properties for their budget of 200,000 on Portugal's Algarve. But which property has the wow factor to become their dream holiday home? 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp's Christmas HQ hosts a Christmas stocking competition. There are also personalised journals, a Scandi mini make and a surprise visit from Phil Spencer. (8/10) 
18:00The Simpsons The Seemingly Never-Ending Story When they are trapped in a cave, Lisa tells Homer about a day she spent with Mr Burns after she was chased into his mansion by a goat. 
18:30Hollyoaks Harry and Ste get close, but can Ste see his way to forget what he believes Harry did to Amy? Milo thinks he's rid of Armstrong, but Armstrong comes up with another idea. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00The Secret Life of the Zoo at... ...Christmas The keepers at Chester Zoo are busy making gifts for the animals. But there's chaos when the chimps seek out their parcels. Plus: rhinos, ants and dwarf mongooses. 
21:00The Channel: The World's... ...Busiest Waterway: Ferry captain Mark and his crew try to keep desperate migrants off their ship. Meanwhile, can a TV advert aimed at British viewers change perceptions of Calais? (Ep4/4) 
22:00Gogglebox Britain's favourite opinionated TV viewers share their sharp, insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the week's biggest and best shows. (S10 Ep15) 
23:05Micky 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. 
00:40Alan Carr Spexy Beast Live Filmed in front of 13,000 fans at the Manchester Evening News Arena, Alan shares tales of everything from the perils of being recognised, moving from Manchester to London and flat-sharing. 
01:35One Born Every Minute Lesley got pregnant with a sperm donor, and plans to raise her child alone. Jody and Chris couldn't conceive, and adopted a son. Then a last try with IVF had surprising results. (S10 Ep10) 
02:30The Supervet A Staffordshire bull terrier has a complete paralysis in his back legs and a Devon rex cat is struck by a car, leaving its owner with a tough decision. (S4 Ep3/5) [SL] 
03:25Grand Designs Australia Two artists construct a striking home shaped like a whale's tail in the sand dunes of the wild west coast of King Island, which is anchored in the middle of Bass Strait. 
04:25Phil Spencer: Secret Agent In Market Harborough, Phil meets John and Jane, whose house has been on the market for a year. And in the village of Countesthorpe, Elaine is struggling to sell the family home. 
05:20Jamie's Comfort Food Jamie Oliver takes the nation's favourite dishes to the next level. In this episode he cooks chicken Kiev. 
05:35Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner.