This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 HD on Thursday, August 13 2020

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. 
06:30Cheers Feelings... Whoa, Whoa, Whoa: Carla's love-hate relationship with John Hill gets out of hand when a passionate encounter gives him a heart attack. Cliff has a new neighbour. (S11 Ep9/28) 
06:55Cheers Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl Rebecca's father tries to persuade her to move back into the family home in San Diego. Woody and Kelly can't agree about where to live. (S11 Ep10/28) 
07:20Everybody Loves Raymond Fairies Ray is disturbed to learn that the boys are playing fairies in the school play - especially when he discovers that they chose the roles themselves. 
07:45Everybody Loves Raymond Stefania Arrives Robert gets a surprise visit from the gorgeous Stefania and her father. Robert fell for her in Rome, but will the holiday romance continue? 
08:10Everybody Loves Raymond Humm Vac Marie and Debra have a housekeeping war after Ray buys a cutting-edge vacuum cleaner from an attractive saleswoman. 
08:40Frasier Hot Ticket Frasier and Niles fail to get tickets to the hottest show in town, and Daphne's behind appears in the Seattle paper. 
09:10Frasier First Do No Harm Frasier undertakes huge projects to make up for being unemployed, while Martin persuades him to date Duke's daughter Marie. 
09:40The Big Bang Theory The Bat Jar Conjecture Sheldon is ousted from the gang's Physics Bowl quiz team, so he decides to prove his superiority by forming his own team for the event. (S1 Ep13/17) 
10:05The Big Bang Theory The Nerdvana Annihilation Penny makes fun of Leonard's habit of collecting goofy memorabilia, but his friends kick up a fuss and try to keep him on the side of the nerds. (S1 Ep14/17) 
10:35Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay visits The Olde Stone Mill in Tuckahoe, New York. The restaurant has been beautifully restored, but owner Dean struggles to get customers through the doors. 
11:30Come Dine with Me Swansea area. DJ Kevin hosts a Spanish-themed night of laughter, singing and flirting, inspired by his favourite holiday destination: Benidorm. (Ep1/5) 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Come Dine with Me Swansea area. Café bar owner Tino serves up an African banquet inspired by her homeland, and teaches her guests to twerk. But former bodybuilder Rob doesn't enjoy the experience... (Ep2/5) 
12:35Come Dine with Me Swansea area. Natalie has made some daft comments on the first two nights, and now her guests have low expectations. But will her George Michael-themed evening go with a Wham!? (Ep3/5) 
13:05Come Dine with Me Swansea area. Sales manager Rob serves up a simple but tasty Thai menu. But his main is very similar to his starter and his dessert takes 'simple' to another level. (Ep4/5) 
13:40Come Dine with Me Swansea area. The final host, GP Janine, hopes to serve an ace tennis-themed evening. The guests turn up dressed for Centre Court, with Rob in a miniskirt. And Kevin gets emotional. (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 Simon O'Brien and Max McMurdo head to leafy Woking where their finds include a sidecar to be transformed into a boat, and a water cylinder that Simon thinks could be a trendy lamp. (S4 Ep4) 
16:00A Place in the Sun Sarah fell in love with Bulgaria 30 years ago and now wants to buy a holiday home in traditional Tryavna. Jonnie Irwin shows Sarah and her best friend Suzie five options for £40,000. 
17:00Four in a Bed The final visit is to Chapter Two Accommodation in Malton, where Katharine and Rory aim to offer proper Yorkshire hospitality and the best breakfast in Yorkshire. 
17:30Come Dine with Me South Wales. Accountant Runa serves up Bangladeshi cuisine, but her menu is almost identical to Rachel's, who is out for revenge... (Ep4/5) 
18:00The Simpsons I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can Lisa wins a place at the Spellympics National Spelling Bee but discovers that it's not as clean-cut a competition as she thought. 
18:30The Simpsons Bart's New Friend During a trip to the circus, Homer is hypnotised into believing that he's only ten years old, but he gets stuck in his new age and ends up bonding with Bart. 
19:00Channel 4 News Channel 4's flagship news programme. Including the weather. 
19:55New: The Political Slot The Conservative Party Saqib Bhatti MP gives the Government's view on how they have supported businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 
20:00New: Escape to the Chateau:... ...Make Do and Mend: Dick and Angel help a couple transform a Second World War air raid shelter into a beautiful craft room. And Dick puts the finishing touches to his potting shed. (Ep3) 
21:00New: To Catch a Sex Offender:... ...Crime & Punishment: This documentary follows two rape cases, from the perspectives of the police, the CPS and the women themselves, exploring the challenges of this devastating crime. 
22:008 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Tom Allen take on Sean Lock and Rosie Jones. With guest Adam Riches as Sean Bean, plus experts Susie Dent and Rachel Riley. (S20 Ep2) 
23:05Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back Gordon Ramsay has just 24 hours to give Brownstone Bistro in Los Angeles a vibrant new look and introduce a simplified menu, featuring fresh and authentic Caribbean cuisine. (S1 Ep3/8) 
00:00Wife Swap USA A conservative, stay-at-home wife whose military-minded husband runs their household swaps lives and homes with an entrepreneur mum from a same-sex relationship. (S1 Ep9) 
00:50Inside 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) [SL] 
01:40Couples Come Dine with Me In Kent, Katie and 6ft 7in Dan serve portions suited to Dan's giant appetite. Simon and Jacqui flummox their guests with a French menu. And can Paul and Claire dance their way to the grand? 
02:35Amazing Spaces Special: 24 Hour... ...Build George Clarke, Will Hardie and a special Amazing Spaces team take on a 600-year-old Welsh legend, attempting to build a house from scratch in less than a day. 
03:30This Is Us Pilgrim Rick Jack and Rebecca take the kids on a trip to Rebecca's parents for Thanksgiving. Kate struggles with her holiday plans. And tensions rise between Rebecca and Beth. (S1 Ep8) [SL] 
04:20Fifteen 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. (Ep18/35) 
05:10All Star Driving School It's test day for the celebrities. Can Tallia Storm and Ruby O'Donnell conquer their fears and bag their licence? (S2 Ep15/15) 
05:35Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free Kirstie Allsopp and the team are in Newcastle to help Angela do up her bedroom without breaking the bank. 
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.