This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 HD on Thursday, August 29 2019

05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Raj Bisram is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:30Mike & Molly Vince Takes a Bath Vince injures his back but Joyce leaves Mike and Molly to look after him just as they have to write thank-you notes for their wedding gifts. (S3 Ep2) 
06:55Mike & Molly Mike Likes Cake Molly reviews her wedding photos and notices that Mike has his mouth open or his eyes closed in every shot. Carl is jealous when Christina's ex-husband returns. (S3 Ep3) 
07:20The King of Queens Loaner Car Doug convinces Carrie to help Deacon out with the cooking and looking after his kids over Thanksgiving, but things start to go wrong when Deacon tastes her cooking. 
07:45The King of Queens Mentalo Case Doug and Deacon fight over a childhood toy, and chaos ensues when Arthur finds out what Carrie's getting him for Christmas. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Marie and Frank's New Friends Ray and Debra plan to get more time to themselves by encouraging Marie and Frank to make new friends. 
08:40Everybody Loves Raymond Alone Time Debra pleads with Ray to allow her some time to herself without the family. Marie is suspicious of her daughter-in-law, and Ray ends up spying on her. 
09:10Frasier The Proposal A fussy Niles leaves nothing to chance when he plans the perfect evening as the backdrop for asking Daphne to be his wife. 
09:40Frasier Wheels of Fortune Lilith's half brother Blaine Sternin (Michael Keaton) comes to town seeking Frasier's forgiveness for his past misdeeds. 
10:10The Big Bang Theory The Lizard-Spock Expansion A girl for whom Howard harbours romantic feelings falls for Leonard instead, despite Howard's efforts to woo her, leaving him furious with jealousy. (S2 Ep8/23) 
10:35The Big Bang Theory The White Asparagus Triangulation Sheldon is delighted that Leonard has finally found a girlfriend who matches up to his high standards... perhaps a little too delighted. (S2 Ep9/23) 
11:05The Simpsons Little Girl in the Big Ten Lisa pretends to be a student so that she can hang out with some college girls. Meanwhile, Bart is bitten by a mosquito. 
11:30The Simpsons Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song Bart gets Principal Skinner sacked and Flanders takes over at the school. Out of work, Skinner befriends his erstwhile nemesis Bart. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05A New Life in the Sun: Where... ...Are They Now? Two years after opening a successful B&B in Spain, is it time for a London couple to head home? (Ep 4/10) 
13:05Posh Pawnbrokers Boss Dan welcomes actor Frazer Hines through the doors of London Road pawnbrokers to have a look at a magnificent equestrian bronze sculpture. And he considers a deal on 400 teapots. 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Raj Bisram is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00A Place in the Sun Babak and Alison from Barnsley are planning a permanent move to Almeria in southern Spain. Danni Menzies has five great options lined up for their maximum budget of 145,000. 
16:00The Great Hotel Escape Steph and Dom stay at Sally and Robin's new B&B in Shropshire before a crucial inspection by a hotel guide. In Yorkshire, Mark and Richard have left a jet set lifestyle to open a B&B. (Ep4) 
17:00Come Dine with Me On the fourth day in Swindon and Marlborough, drama teacher Ben is putting on a Middle Eastern and Asian menu. Expectations are high as his fellow contestants suspect he's a foodie. 
17:30The Simpsons Bart's Girlfriend Bart falls for Reverend Lovejoy's rebellious daughter (guest star Meryl Streep). 
18:00The Simpsons The Bart Wants What It Wants Rainier Wolfcastle's daughter (guest star Reese Witherspoon) develops a crush on Bart. 
18:30Hollyoaks Tony holds a barbecue in an attempt to find Harry, while Ollie struggles to lie to everyone about Luke being DJ's real father. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00New: Kirstie and Phil's Love It... ...Or List It: Kirstie Allsopp catches-up with Lucia and Matt, who once lived in Royal Wootton Bassett, with a yard full of hens, but then listed, sold up, and moved to Wales. 
21:00New: The Secret Teacher Award-winning recruitment boss Darren Ryemill goes undercover at an all-boys school in Wokingham. Shocked by the state of the school's facilities, can he find a way to help? (Ep4/4) 
22:00This Way Up Aine and Shona's mother is over from Ireland to visit Vish's family. Tensions are high, as Aine and her mother haven't spoken in months, while Shona feels stuck in the middle. Ep4/6) 
22:308 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Sean Lock and Sara Pascoe take on Alan Carr and Tom Allen, while Roise Jones is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. With Rachel and Jimmy. (S18 Ep5) 
23:30Call the Cops Dark Times After four years in Devon and Cornwall Police, the hidden dark side of the English Riviera has taken its toll on Local Response Officer Amie. (Ep2) 
00:30Inside Alton Towers A look behind the scenes as the UK's biggest theme park prepares a new, multi-million pound roller coaster, Wicker Man - the first new ride at the park since the infamous crash of 2015. [SL] 
01:25Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay travels to Philadelphia to visit floundering Mexican restaurant Zocalo, which has become an albatross around the necks of its owners, married couple Greg and Mary Russell. 
02:15Stath Lets Flats: Where Can... ... I Flat?: Comedy with Greek-Cypriot letting agent Stath. When his dad announces that he needs to move out, Stath is forced to experience flat hunting from the other side. (S2 Ep2/6) 
02:45Still Alice Film (2014) Drama starring Julianne Moore in Oscar-winning form as a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. With Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. [SL] 
04:30Best of Food Unwrapped Jimmy learns where the flavour comes from in his Earl Grey tea. Kate finds out if we can now eat oysters all year round, and Matt discovers what gives clotted cream its yellow colour. (Ep1) [SL] 
04:55Come 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. 
05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Raj Bisram is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.