This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Thursday, July 16 2020

05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Naga Munchetty is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:30Cheers It's a Wonderful Wife Norm becomes increasingly paranoid when Vera gets a job working above the bar at Melville's restaurant. Lilith helps Frasier celebrate his birthday. (S9 Ep19/25) 
06:55Cheers Cheers Has Chili Sam is certain Rebecca's made a big mistake when she converts the bar's pool room into a genteel café serving tea, but Rebecca has a secret weapon in reserve. (S9 Ep20/25) 
07:20Mike & Molly First Valentine's Day Mike makes special plans for his first Valentine's Day with Molly, but the romantic scheme is jeopardised when he accidentally meets her ex-boyfriend. (S1 Ep15) 
07:45Mike & Molly Joyce & Vince and Peaches & Herb When Mike decides the couch is his new best friend and he doesn't want to leave the house, Molly goes out on the town with her sister, Victoria. (S1 Ep16) 
08:05The Big Bang Theory The Countdown Reflection Bernadette decides that she wants to get married to Howard before his Nasa space mission takes place, but can they get organised in time? (S5 Ep24/24) 
08:30The Big Bang Theory The Date Night Variable Howard gets caught in a row between his mum and Bernadette while he's at the International Space Station. Sheldon invites Raj along on a date with Amy. (S6 Ep1/24) 
09:00Frasier The Impossible Dream When Frasier is awakened night after night by a recurring dream, he becomes obsessed with discovering its true meaning. 
09:30Frasier A Crane's Critique While enjoying a quiet coffee, Frasier and Niles realise that they are sitting next to one of America's most famous authors. 
10:00Frasier Head Games When Niles fills in for Frasier at the radio station, he becomes a big hit with a famous basketball player. 
10:30Come Dine with Me Exeter. New Zealander and royalist Steve goes to town with a menu inspired by his homeland and regales his guests with patriotic tales. (Ep1/5) 
11:00Come Dine with Me Exeter. Music-mad foodie Richard is confident that he can impress his guests with his culinary know-how. And he hopes to dazzle one guest in particular... (Ep2/5) 
11:30Come Dine with Me Exeter. Self-assured PR bod Glen King aims to be the 'hostess with the mostest' and goes all-out to impress, even co-ordinating her dishes with her surname! (Ep3/5) 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Come Dine with Me Exeter. Sarah has been holding back all week but now she's ready to come out of her shell, on a lively night featuring a terrifying welcome and some very unusual cocktails. (Ep4/5) 
12:35Come Dine with Me Exeter. Free spirit Estelle hopes to spook her guests with a ghoulish theme featuring ghostly grub and scary surprises. (Ep5/5) 
13:05A New Life in the Sun A pair of thrill-seekers move to Spain to open a motocross-themed B&B, and a mum from Liverpool arrives in Spain with a dream of running her own café bar. (S4 Ep34) 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Naga Munchetty is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00A Place in the Sun Marcelle and Graeme want to buy a property in western Málaga where they can enjoy stress-free holidays together. Jasmine Harman helps them search for an apartment near buzzing Benalmádena. 
16:00Sun, Sea and Selling Houses In Almería, Sharon and Shaun's clients Tina and John have 145,000 euros to spend on a countryside villa with a pool, plus a few other quirky requirements... (S3 Ep6) 
17:00Four in a Bed Dick and Liz hope to offer a home-from-home experience at Bryn Derwen B&B in Rhayader in Powys. But one guest finds their decor disappointing, and there's a frosty atmosphere at breakfast. 
17:30Come Dine with Me Midlands. It's the penultimate night of the competition, and the second taste of the Caribbean in as many days. But tonight's host Lorna is convinced that her take is the real deal. (Ep4/5) 
18:00The Simpsons Half-Decent Proposal Marge's incredibly rich high school prom date Artie makes Homer and Marge an indecent proposal they can't afford to turn down. 
18:30The Simpsons Diggs When school bullies pick on Bart, he is rescued by new student Diggs (Daniel Radcliffe), who is devoted to the sport of falconry and aspires to take to the sky himself. 
19:00Channel 4 News Channel 4's flagship news programme. Including the weather. 
20:00New: The Supervet: Noel... ...Fitzpatrick A look at some of the strong family bonds between the patients brought into Fitzpatrick's and their owners, from a chihuahua to a three-legged cat and a rescue deerhound. 
21:00National Treasure BAFTA Award-winning drama with Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters and Andrea Riseborough. Dee examines her relationship with Paul: can she trust her own memories of her father? (Ep2/4) 
22:00Celebrity Gogglebox What do Britain's best-loved famous faces think of Bake Off The Professionals, Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back, Celebrity MasterChef, The Supervet, Grease and Thelma & Louise? (S2 Ep6) 
23:05First 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. But is his date husband material? (S13 Ep6) 
00:10How to Lose Weight Well: Get... ...Fit for Summer: Dr Xand van Tulleken and Dr Helen Lawal ask ordinary Brits to trial diets, to shape up for a wedding, pool party and holiday. Plus: can you sleep your way to weight loss? 
01:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay revisits 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. 
01:55Couples Come Dine with Me In Manchester, Raf and Kevin serve up a healthy menu... featuring chocolate cake, Chantel and Stephen host a backyard party with hot tub fun, and Matthew and Jane dish up Asian cuisine. 
02:50Flirty Dancing Will dance lead to romance when Ashley Banjo pairs up classroom leader James with children's home manager Jessica, and occupational therapist Stephanie with well-travelled Baz? (S1 Ep2/5) 
03:45Animal Airport At Heathrow's Animal Reception Centre, the apprentices get their first experience of handling crocodiles, and deputy manager Ross checks in a shipment of 300 creepy crawlies. (S1 Ep2) 
04:40Animal Rescue School The trainees are investigating cases by themselves for the first time. Debs deals with a potentially deadly snake, Rowena rushes to rescue a rabbit and Jess helps a boxer with a lump. (Ep5) [SL] 
05:35Kirstie's Vintage Gems Kirstie Allsopp helps single dad Rich to create an original bedroom for his two young daughters, including a fabulous tree mural and some very clever upcycling. 
05:50Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Naga Munchetty is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.