This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Tuesday, December 18 2018

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. 
06:303rd Rock from the Sun B.D.O.C. The aliens give Tommy a big send-off when he leaves for college, but while Dick strives to adjust to Tommy's absence, Sally and Harry are soon ready to interview his replacement. 
06:553rd Rock from the Sun Red, White and Dick After observing how enthusiastically the crowd sing The Star Spangled Banner at a football game, Dick realises that humans have a deep love for their country of origin. 
07:203rd Rock from the Sun Dick Digs Mary invites Dick along to an archaeological dig, but he's disappointed that the quiet, meticulous work involved is nothing like the exciting scenes in Raiders of the Lost Ark. 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond The Bachelor Party Debra and Marie give Raymond a guilt trip when they find out that the bachelor party he hosted for Robert was a huge disappointment. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Robert's Wedding (Part 1/2): Robert is suspicious of Peter's attempts to bury the hatchet, prompting him to ask Ray to watch him. 
08:40Frasier Bad Dog There's a hold-up at Café Nervosa, and Bulldog wrongfully takes the credit for saving Roz. Frasier can't handle Bulldog's five seconds of fame. 
09:10Frasier Frasier's Gotta Have It When Frasier begins dating a beautiful woman, he has trouble accepting that the relationship is largely built on physical attraction. 
09:40Frasier First Date Niles organises a fake 'first date' for himself with a neighbour so that Daphne won't realise that she is the one he has romantic feelings for. 
10:05Ramsay'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. 
11:00The Simpsons Krusty Gets Cancelled When Krusty the Clown's show gets cancelled, Bart and Lisa enlist Bette Midler, Hugh Hefner, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Elizabeth Taylor to help get him back. 
11:30The Simpsons Homie the Clown Heavily in debt to Fat Tony, Krusty agrees to set up a clown college and Homer can't resist the opportunity to change career. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Jamie's Cracking Christmas Jamie Oliver shows how to raise your Christmas spread to the next level with amazing recipes including cheeky Christmas cocktails, roast goose with all the trimmings and a panettone treat. 
13:05My Family Secrets Revealed Dawn Conway finds out if her granddad's impressive family story is really true. And Frederic Winstone is overwhelmed by details about his Mauritian grandfather's links to slavery. (Ep12/15) 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Phill Jupitus is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00Fifteen to One Fifteen contestants go head to head in the iconic quiz hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Facing notoriously tough questions, they compete to become Grand Champion and take home £40,000. (Ep32/35) 
16:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Brother and sister Tony and Lyn have decided to relocate permanently to the paradise island of Antigua. Scarlette Douglas steps up to the challenge and shows them five amazing properties. 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas There's a papercraft competition as four talented makers race against the clock hoping to fold, cut and quill their way to success. There's also a 3D star decoration. (S7 Ep 12/15) 
18:00The Simpsons Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes Homer is charged for fighting at the St Patrick's Day parade. He thinks becoming a bounty hunter will solve his problems but he soon runs into more trouble. 
18:30Hollyoaks Juliet gets kicked off the school play after destroying the set decorations, so Donna-Marie resorts to blackmail to get her daughter back on stage. Mandy visits an old friend. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00Gogglesprogs Christmas Special From the royal wedding to ET, the UK's youngest TV critics share their uninhibited opinions and hilarious takes on 2018's TV highlights and nostalgic Christmas classics. 
21:00The Undateables A Festive Proposal It's almost Christmas and some familiar faces have big plans. Lizzie and Joseph host their first festive party. Daniel has a special wish that only his girlfriend Lily can make come true. 
22:00Gogglebox Britain's sharpest armchair critics share more of their insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the week's biggest and best shows. (S12 Ep15) 
23:00First Dates Helicopter pilot Paul, who's also a cross-dresser, embarks on his first date dressed in women's clothing. Sexy geeks Hannah and Dan bond over video games and school insecurities. (S11 Ep8) 
00:05Obsessive Compulsive Country... ...House Cleaners: The cleaners head for the the Welsh hills and a listed mansion with a loo which hasn't been cleaned in years. Can it be spruced up in a week? (S3 Ep2) 
01:00Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay visits Plainfield, New Jersey, to save floundering soul food eatery Blackberry's. 
01:50The People's Vet At Kirkdale, Buddy the shih-tzu puppy needs 24-hour care and Bobby the kitten has a complicated castration. At Huyton, there's a tail with a happy ending for Megan the cat. (Ep12) [SL] 
02:40Arabian Nights Film (1942) Adventure starring Jon Hall, Leif Erickson and Maria Montez. In medieval Baghdad, the caliph and his brother bitterly fight for power and the love of the beautiful Scheherazade. 
04:10Food Unwrapped Are baby carrots really babies? Why are some vanilla ice creams more expensive than others? How can coffees have lots of flavours when they use just two types of coffee beans? (S13 Ep5/6) 
04:40Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Kirstie Allsopp shares her recipes for a magnificent mulled wine and fondue. (Ep1/5) 
04:55Fifteen to One Fifteen contestants go head to head in the iconic quiz hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Facing notoriously tough questions, they compete to become Grand Champion and take home £40,000. (Ep31/35) 
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.