This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Thursday, December 13 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 Dick Solomon's Day Off When Nina says she's unwell and won't be in the office the next day, Mary has to explain the concept of 'sick days' to Dick, who soon takes advantage of the idea. 
06:553rd Rock from the Sun The Big Giant Head Returns Again (Part 1/2): Sally wrongly assumes Alissa is planning to dump Tommy. When the Big Giant Head and Vicki arrive unexpectedly, it's clear the honeymoon's over. 
07:203rd Rock from the Sun The Big Giant Head Returns Again (Part 2/2): In the last episode of series five, Dick struggles with the news that the Big Giant Head is his father. Vicki pretends to be friendly to Janice. 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond The Disciplinarian Tired of being labelled the 'evil witch' around the house, Debra convinces Ray that it's his turn to discipline the kids. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Sweet Charity When Debra forces Ray to do some charity work at a local hospital, he ends up enjoying himself because the patients treat him like he's a celebrity. 
08:40Frasier Voyage of the Damned Frasier agrees to be a celebrity guest on a cruise ship to Alaska, but then Martin decides that the whole family should go on the trip together. 
09:10Frasier My Fair Frasier Frasier dates beautiful, dynamic lawyer Sam Pierce (Lindsay Frost), but could their conflicting careers end their relationship before it's properly begun? 
09:40Frasier Desperately Seeking Closure Frasier desperately tries to find out what went wrong when Sam breaks off their relationship. 
10:10Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA In this revisit episode Gordon Ramsay goes back to two restaurants - Giuseppi's and Sante La Brea - to find out whether his advice has been put to good use. Plus an update on Finn McCool's. 
11:05The Simpsons Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy: Homer and Grandpa take to the road to sell Grandpa's miracle passion potion, but old resentments resurface between them when they pass by their old house. 
11:30The Simpsons Fear of Flying When Homer is barred from Moe's he visits an airport bar where he is mistaken for a pilot. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05A New Life in the Sun A new expat leaves England to turn her passion for fitness into a boot camp on the beach in Spain. And after 10 months of renovations, two expats unveil their new French townhouse. 
13:05My Family Secrets Revealed Octogenarian Caroline Owen wants a historic secret settled; John Bartlett discovers the shocking truth about his family. And is Dubliner Jeremy Kenny linked to George Clooney? (Ep9/15) 
14:10Countdown 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. 
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. (Ep29/35) 
16:00A Place in the Sun Jo and Darrell from south west London are looking for a holiday home in Menorca. For their ?300,000, Danni Menzies is on hand to show them five great properties in the south of the island. 
17:00Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Crafters battle to make the best Christmas pet gift. There's also some creative work with marble and ceramic baubles. (S7 Ep9/15) 
18:00The Simpsons Let's Go Fly a Coot Bart develops a crush on Milhouse's cousin Annika, who is visiting Springfield from the Netherlands. The family learn about Grampa's days in the Air Force. (S26 Ep19) 
18:30Hollyoaks While Grace is busy playing a game of roulette, Lisa tries to steal money from the safe to pay Jamie for Jesse's freedom. Brody finds out that the police are dropping his case. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00Amazing Spaces Winter Wonderland George Clarke and Will Hardie seek out ingenious spaces tucked away in the snowy peaks of the Alps, including a secret ski lodge and a mountain-top restaurant resembling a spaceship. 
21:00The First The Choice Tom and the Providence crew must make a choice considering potentially life-threatening consequences, while Matteo wrestles with his past. (Ep7/8) 
22:00Naked Attraction Presenter Anna Richardson guides 28-year-old Judy through the basics of naked dating. And tent erector Craig, who is almost 30, hopes to meet his ideal match in the buff. (S2 Ep7) 
23:05Gogglebox Britain's sharpest armchair critics share more of their insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the week's biggest and best shows. (S12 Ep14) 
00:10First Dates TJ, who's been told that he looks like Johnny Depp, turns up for his date after a few daytime drinks. Meanwhile, Ruth wants a man who can keep up with her in her saucy seventies. (S11 Ep7) 
01:05Walks with My Dog Bill Bailey goes walking in the Lake District. Actress Sarah Parish explores the New Forest. And Ben Fogle is on the Kent coast at the beautiful and eerie Dungeness. (Ep5/6) [SL] 
01:55The People's Vet Bullmastiff Bob from Birkenhead faces surgery for a tumour; vet Hayley must decide whether to remove an airgun pellet from cat Belle. And Staffie Max has a mystery limp. (Ep5) [SL] 
02:50Embarrassing Pets Kerry brings in her amorous cat 'Dirty Eric'. Kelly is concerned about her American bull mastiff Bear. And vet Gavin tries to get to the root of tortoise Dandylion's anger issues. (Ep4) 
03:15Big House, Little House Christine and Stephen open up their downstairs to make a user-friendly kitchen living area. Rosie and Paul need nifty ideas for their dream kitchen diner, with space at a premium. (Ep15) 
04:10Food Unwrapped Can you put dishwasher salt on your chips? How are crisp flavours made? Is coconut oil really healthier than other oils? Jimmy, Kate and Matt present some of their favourite investigations. 
04:40Jamie's Cracking Christmas Jamie Oliver shows how to raise your Christmas spread to the next level with amazing recipes including roast goose with all the trimmings. 
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. (Ep28/35) 
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.