This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 HD on Wednesday, August 12 2020

05:50Countdown Countdown returns with new episodes. Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants take on vowels, consonants and numbers. Dr Phil Hammond is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:30Cheers The Girl in the Plastic Bubble Frasier climbs out on to a high window ledge in protest when Lilith reveals she intends to spend a year sealed in a biosphere with her lover. (S11 Ep7/28) 
06:55Cheers Ill-Gotten Gaines Woody has Thanksgiving dinner with Kelly's family and realises that his father-in-law is having an affair. The rest of the gang celebrate at Cheers. (S11 Ep8/28) 
07:20Everybody Loves Raymond Super Bowl Ray is sent by his paper to cover the Super Bowl, but his excitement is tempered by having to choose someone to accompany him. Will he make the right choice? 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond Ray's Journal Ray is horrified to learn that his mother used to read his diary, which contained his most personal - and perverted - thoughts. 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Silent Partners After spending a Valentine's dinner without talking to each other, Ray and Debra agree to take an interest in each other's hobbies. 
08:40Frasier Frasier's Curse Frasier worries about going to his high school reunion because every time a reunion comes up, he has bad luck. 
09:10Frasier Dial M for Martin Frasier's unemployed status puts him on edge with everyone and, when he blows up at Martin, Roz suggests that Martin moves in with Niles. 
09:40The Big Bang Theory The Pancake Batter Anomaly Penny volunteers to nurse Sheldon when he's sick. But his friends, who know how miserable he is when he's ill, stay well away. (S1 Ep11/17) 
10:05The Big Bang Theory The Jerusalem Duality Sheldon's confidence is shaken to the core when he encounters Dennis, a 15-year-old physicist who is clearly much brighter than him. (S1 Ep12/17) 
10:35Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay visits Finn McCool's, a traditional Irish pub in the Hamptons, where the family feuding has got out of hand. Can Gordon mediate? 
11:30Come Dine with Me Devon. The first host, glamorous 51-year-old community nurse Tina, plans a menu that incorporates all of her favourite dishes, including a seaside-inspired starter and a Thai main. (Ep1/5) 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Come Dine with Me Devon. Essex geezer Rob serves an Italian menu and gets his guests to draw each other in a no-holds-barred sketching session. What could possibly go wrong? (Ep2/5) 
12:35Come Dine with Me Devon. Pilot Rhys hopes to take the competition to new heights. But he's mistaken for a stripper, and Holly gets the hump when she's thrown out of an imaginary lifeboat. (Ep3/5) 
13:05Come Dine with Me Devon. HR manager Holly plans a menu inspired by her restaurant favourites. But her loo rules shock her guests - as does the revealing portrait that the boys find in her lounge... (Ep4/5) 
13:40Come Dine with Me Devon. Detective Steve is counting on a menu of bold flavours to win him the prize, on an evening full of fun, friction, feuding and experimental food. (Ep5/5) 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Dr Phil Hammond is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00Find It, Fix It, Flog It In Maidenhead, Simon O'Brien falls in love with an old ship's carpenter's chest, which he wants to gently restore, while Henry Cole renovates a miniature Tether car. (S4 Ep3) 
16:00A Place in the Sun Victoria and David want a holiday home on Spain's beautiful Costa Cálida for weekend escapes and long breaks with their family. Can Ben Hillman find their dream pad for their £110k budget? 
17:00Four in a Bed The third visit is to the lavish Hotel Sheraton in Blackpool, run by mother and son Liz and Ollie Brown, where Rory discovers his own personal illuminations in the bathroom! 
17:30Come Dine with Me South Wales. Radio host Rachel's night gets off to a bad start when she all but loses her voice. Can her Indian cuisine speak for itself? (Ep3/5) 
18:00The Simpsons Barting Over Bart moves into a downtown apartment of his own, where he befriends famous skateboarder Tony Hawk (guest starring as himself). Also guest starring Blink-182. 
18:30The Simpsons The Man Who Came to Be Dinner During a trip to an amusement park, the Simpsons board a new ride that transports them across the universe to the home planet of Kang and Kodos. 
19:00Channel 4 News Channel 4's flagship news programme. Including the weather. 
19:55New: The Political Slot Plaid Cymru Adam Price, the leader of Plaid Cymru, sets out the party's vision to eradicate child poverty. 
20:00Phil Spencer's Stately Homes Phil visits Hampton Court Palace, finding out how it was built and how much it cost, getting lost in some of its 1300 rooms, and visiting a toilet that can seat 30 people together. (S3 Ep2) 
21:00New: Lose a Stone in 21 Days... ...with Michael Mosley: Michael Mosley helps us get our health back on track, post-lockdown. The volunteers start doing high-intensity workouts and yoga. (Ep2) 
22:00New: Inside Missguided: Made in... ...Manchester Behind the scenes at one of Britain's biggest fast-fashion brands. Missguided launch a new campaign with a superstar influencer. The design team create a hot new style. (Ep1) 
23:05First Dates The dating hopefuls include a builder who's finally ready for a concrete relationship, a naked bike rider, a pair of gamers, and a man who's been married five times already... (S12 Ep6) 
00:10Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA In the first half of a two-part Nightmare, Gordon tries to save The Burger Kitchen in Los Angeles, which is run by a dysfunctional family in a state of constant conflict. 
01:00Couples Come Dine with Me In Birmingham, competitive Corinne and Dal hope that their attention to detail will give them the edge. Jack and Georgie serve home-cooked favourites. And James and Adele do fine dining. 
01:55Her Film (2013) Sci-fi romance starring Joaquin Phoenix. A man falls in love with his computer's AI operating system. With the voice of Scarlett Johansson. Strong language/sex/adult themes. 
04:00Undercover Boss Canada Stacey Mowbray, CEO of Second Cup, Canada's largest speciality coffee company, joins the daily grind, serving lattes to get an edge on customer service and revive her link with the workers. 
04:50Fifteen 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. (Ep17/35) 
05:45Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free In the West Country, Kirstie Allsopp visits a house that has been furnished from top to bottom with upcycled furniture, and which has a glorious roulotte caravan in the garden. 
05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Dr Phil Hammond is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.