This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Wednesday, December 18 2019

05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Jon Culshaw is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:30The King of Queens Hi, School Doug bumps into his high school football coach (guest star Burt Reynolds) and Arthur loses his senses of sight, hearing and speech. 
06:55The King of Queens Deconstructing Carrie Doug encourages some builders to wolf whistle at Carrie so that she doesn't feel bad about turning 35. 
07:20The King of Queens Black List Doug tries to find his 'roots' when Deacon snubs him for a new black friend, and Carrie's manicurist refuses to see her. 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond Pet Cemetery When Ray accidentally kills Ally's hamster, Debra insists that the family has to have a pet funeral. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond The Author The brothers fall out when Ray has to face up to failure for once, while Robert is promoted to lieutenant. 
08:40Frasier Deathtrap Frasier and Niles make a return trip to their childhood home and reminisce about when they thought there had been a murder. 
09:10Frasier The Love You Fake Frasier and his neighbour Cam attempt to put an end to their feud because of their parents' supposed love affair. 
09:40Frasier Cheerful Goodbyes Frasier meets up with some of the old Cheers gang in Boston for Cliff's retirement party. 
10:10Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay's mission is to rescue Casa Roma, the oldest restaurant in Lancaster, California. The bar is doing well, but the restaurant struggles to make any money. 
11:05Undercover Boss USA Anthony Wedo, President and CEO of buffet restaurant organisation Buffets, Inc., goes undercover among his own workforce on his quest to turn the firm around after years of challenges. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05The People's Vet At Huyton, we meet Charlie the cat who has cashed in one of his nine lives after being hit by a car. Plus, depressed German shepherd Jerry Lee, gets the spring back in his step. (S2 Ep7) 
13:05Escape to the Chateau: DIY Billy, Gwendoline and Michael hope to move into their chateau, but the kitchen's unfinished. Clive and Tanith play Cupid. In the Loire, Paul and Karen plan to attract more guests. (S1 Ep13) 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Jon Culshaw is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00Find It, Fix It, Flog It In Southport, Henry finds some ammunition crates which he wants to turn into furniture, while Simon discovers a light from Southport Pier which he wants to upcycle into a table. (S4 Ep23) 
16:00A Place in the Sun Tina loves France and hopes to retire there. She has a budget of 160,000. Danni Menzies hunts around the beautiful Cote de Beziers in southern France with Tina and her daughter Clare. 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas At Christmas HQ crafters battle for Kirstie Allsopp's best decorated tree competition. There's also an artisan with the Midas touch and two mini makes for a cosy Christmas. (S7 Ep3/15) 
18:00The Simpsons Scenes from a Class Struggle in Springfield The family are invited to join an exclusive country club, but while Homer, Bart and Lisa make themselves at home, Marge has trouble adjusting. 
18:30Hollyoaks James and Liam discuss what skills they can bring to their new business venture. Scott and Mitchell get the opportunity to be a proper couple at the Christmas markets. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00New: Food Unwrapped: Cracking... ...Christmas Guide: From novel turkey cooking methods to affordable fizz, this special show reveals everything you need to know to feed your family and friends better, cheaper and faster. 
21:00New: My Grandparents' War Carey Mulligan The actor learns how her grandfather fought the Japanese in the final months of World War II, and lost his closest friends from a kamikaze attack at sea. (Ep4/4) 
22:00Father Ted Christmas Special Father Ted and Father Dougal get lost in the lingerie section of a huge department store. Only Ted's quick thinking can avert a potential embarrassment for the Church. 
23:1524 Hours in A&E Lucy is rushed in after a severe seizure. Simon comes to A&E with severe neck pain. Two-year-old Sophie is in paediatrics after being sprayed in the face with a cleaning product. (S19 Ep5) 
00:15First Dates Welsh hairdresser Jess wants a man who's a cut above the rest. Charity shop manager Casey has his dream white wedding all mapped out. Is his date husband material? (S13 Ep6) 
01:10Old People's Home for 4 Year... ...Olds at Christmas: Isolation is a big issue at Christmas. This programme reunites pensioners with their young friends as they prepare together for a Christmas carol concert. [SL] 
02:05Food Unwrapped Does Christmas Should we be stuffing the turkey with chocolate, nuts and mushrooms? Is there silver in cake decorations? Plus: tofurkey, cinnamon and other Christmas food surprises. 
03:00Come Dine with Me Celebrity... ...Christmas Special: Actress Chelsee Healey hosts a Caribbean Christmas night. The only problem is that she's never hosted a dinner party before. (Ep1/5) 
03:25Come Dine with Me Celebrity... ...Christmas Special: Can Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard get everyone in the Christmas spirit with his gourmet cuisine and elf dress code? (Ep2/5) 
03:55Come Dine with Me Celebrity... ...Christmas Special: Actress Crissy Rock hopes to lift Christmas spirits with a retro-themed dinner party. (Ep3/5) 
04:20Come Dine with Me Celebrity... ...Christmas Special: Singer Marcus Collins goes all out and serves a hefty main course called 'Scouse with a Kick' washed down with a sparkling slice of boy band entertainment. (Ep4/5) 
04:50Come Dine with Me Celebrity... ...Christmas Special: On the final night, actress Margi Clarke serves 'Margi's Magic Flying Phoenix' and brings in a psychic and a few practical jokes. (Ep5/5) 
05:20Extreme Cake Makers Eloise creates a two-foot-high edible slot machine for a 90th birthday. Karisha tries to suspend a ten-tiered wedding cake from a ceiling. Molly puts some muscle behind her cake. (S3 Ep23) 
05:45Kirstie's Homemade Home The ladies at Merched Y Wawr, the Welsh version of the Women's Institute, show Kirstie how to make pretty petals using gelatine. 
05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Jon Culshaw is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.