TV Guide Channel 4 Today Friday 17 March 2023

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What’s On Channel 4 Today Friday 17 March 2023

A full run down of everything airing on Channel 4 today.


Pat Nevin is in Dictionary Corner

3rd Rock from the Sun


Dick takes up smoking

Dick takes up smoking and, unperturbed by the hostile reaction his new habit provokes, accompanies Sally to the dentist – where he manages to get locked in all night. Comedy, starring John Lithgow and Kristen Johnston

3rd Rock from the Sun


Dick experiences jealousy

Dick assigns Sally the task of discovering just what makes a man attractive to women, in an effort to find out why Dr Albright has stood him up in favour of an author friend. Comedy, starring John Lithgow and Kristen Johnston

The King of Queens


Doug organises a Super Bowl party

The King of Queens


Arthur gets a new mobile phone

Arthur gets a new mobile phone, while a mix-up means Doug and Carrie are given another couple’s photographs. Comedy, starring Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller

The King of Queens


Carrie inadvertently sets her friend up on a date

Carrie inadvertently sets her friend up on a date with her boss, while Doug spends Valentine’s Day delivering penguins to the zoo. Comedy, starring Kevin James and Leah Remini



The shrink tries to learn how to play softball

Frederick visits Seattle and asks Frasier to take part in the radio station softball game, leaving him with only two days to learn to play the sport. Meanwhile, Niles becomes jealous of his nephew, who has developed a crush on Daphne



Roz auditions for a radio presenting job

Roz auditions for a position as the host of a radio show. After Frasier mentions to his agent Bebe that he would be sad to see his producer go, she tells the station manager that the psychiatrist will quit if Roz is hired. Comedy, guest starring Harriet Sansom Harris



The shrink directs a radio mystery drama to mark KACL’s 50th anniversary

To mark KACL’s 50th anniversary, Frasier decides to recreate the station’s first mystery theatre broadcast, but his over-directing of the actors turns the live show into a complete disaster – just as Niles predicted. Comedy, starring Kelsey Grammer

Undercover Boss USA


The co-founder of an art class franchise works alongside her staff

Renee Maloney, the co-founder of art class studios Painting with a Twist, goes undercover in her own organisation to make sure that her growth projections for the company are possible. She works in disguise with her own staff including an art instructor, a trainee manager and a franchise owner

Channel 4 News Summary

Includes headlines and weather

Emergency Helicopter Medics


An appearance at a charity event is cut short by an emergency

Cameras capture the work of some of Britain’s busiest air ambulance teams as they race to save lives. The helicopter medics cut short an appearance at a charity event in Suffolk to treat a dirtbiker who’s crashed at speed. Sammy has a cardiac arrest while working at a windfarm, and Stephen breaks his thigh while off-road motorbiking in the Pennines

Steph’s Packed Lunch

Weekday magazine show, hosted by Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern presents the weekday magazine from Leeds Dock, including celebrity guests, food ideas, real-life features and entertainment, lifestyle and consumer stories. Plus, a sideways look at the news in One O’Clock Views


Colin Murray and Rachel Riley host, and Pat Nevin is in Dictionary Corner

Tool Club


The pressure is on to complete the allotment makeover

It’s the team’s last day in Preston and the pressure is on to complete the Stanley Grange residential community allotment makeover. As Max McMurdo, Julia Miller-Osborn and Jess Grizzle help the staff and residents to move and rebuild a greenhouse, decorate the planters and create a pergola, they learn how Stanley Grange enriches the residents’ lives. Presented by Kevin Duala

A New Life in the Sun


British expats setting up new businesses in Spain and France

Four in a Bed


The winner is announced

The contestants meet one last time to discover how much they have been paid by their fellow hoteliers, before discovering who has won the competition. Michael and Danielle from Fountain Cottage aren’t happy with one set of B&Bers who declined a return visit, while The Shuckburgh Arms’ Georgia and Paul get the `snooze blues” about one guest’s complaint

Come Dine with Me

The last person to host in Huddersfield is NHS worker Adam

The last person to host in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield is NHS worker Adam, who attempts to win his guests over with a menu inspired by his favourite Chinese buffet in Spain. There’s an impromptu lesson in sock puppetry which is both a hit and miss with certain guests, and a heady combo of burning hot chilli sauce and fish delights others. Just whether Adam’s soiree warrants the week’s top spot and the £1,000 cash prize remains to be seen

The Simpsons


Homer and Marge seek a better life

Homer and Marge buy a self-help video to improve their lives – but make the mistake of enlisting Bart and Lisa’s assistance. Featuring the voices of James Brown and Albert Brooks


Darren tries to mediate between Nancy and Charlie

Channel 4 News

Including sport and weather

Including sport and weather

Highclere: Behind the Scenes


Documentary following life at the real-life Downton Abbey

Documentary following life at Highclere Castle, best known to Downton Abbey fans as the setting for the popular period drama, following Lord and Lady Carnarvon and their loyal staff as they strive to make this year the most profitable to date, with a busy calendar of events both home and away. Lady Carnarvon becomes an unexpected tour guide for some Americans who’ve turned up expecting a private tour of the famous castle. Head butler Luis mans the drinks and ice-cream kiosk on one of the hottest days of spring, while head of visitor reception Paul prepares to display a precious family heirloom – a vintage 1936 Rolls-Royce



The armchair critics are back to watch the best of the week’s TV

The armchair critics are back to tuck into their takeaways while watching the best of the week’s TV and streaming output, sharing their thoughts for the rest of the viewing public to see

The Last Leg


With guests Nish Kumar and Fern Brady

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by guest comedians Nish Kumar and Fern Brady for a comic review of the significant moments of the past seven days. As usual, the hashtag #isitok paves the way for the gang to round up, examine and explain the leading and most entertaining news stories of the week

The Inbetweeners


The four lads play truant

The four lads decide to play truant from sixth form and buy alcohol for an all-day drinking session, which is interrupted when Neil’s father comes home early. Meanwhile, Simon decides to declare his love for Carli through graffiti, and the friends face the wrath of their parents

The Inbetweeners


A trip to a theme park does not go to plan

Simon passes his driving test, so the lads decide to take a trip to a theme park. However, things start to go wrong when their route is obstructed by a funeral cortege and the newly qualified motorist has an accident in the car park. Later, Will regrets ever making the journey when he disgraces himself on a rollercoaster

Friday Night Dinner


Dad accidentally invites someone he hates to dinner

Fourth series of the sitcom, starring Paul Ritter and Tamsin Greig. Dad develops a serious dislike of an annoying man with a bad habit of talking with his eyes closed. However, when he accidentally invites him to come round for dinner, he has a hard time getting rid of him

Friday Night Dinner


Uncle Saul’s funeral sees the return of `Horrible Grandma”

The occasion of Uncle Saul’s funeral heralds the return of `Horrible Grandma”, who leaves a trail of broken furniture in her wake. Award-winning comedy, starring Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter

Derry Girls


The girls prepare for a big exam

The girls have been up all night revising for a big exam – and all of them are convinced they are going to fail. So when an opportunity to get out of the test presents itself, they jump at the chance – especially as it involves spending time with Father Peter, who everyone fancies. Comedy, starring Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

Derry Girls


The Quinns try to escape town before the Orange Parades start

It’s July 12 and the Quinns are rushing to get out of town before the Orange Parades start. They are packed and nearly ready to go when James, Michelle and Clare arrive as unexpected members of the escape party. To make matters worse, Aunt Sarah has recently started reading tarot cards and is predicting disaster for this trip – and it seems that for once, she might just be right. The only question is, when and how will things go wrong? Comedy, starring Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn and Nicola Coughlan



Marcella’s luck is about to change when she gets news of a big audition

With her friends all seemingly moving forward with their lives and relationships, Marcella begins to feel like she is being left behind, and she decides to open up to her life coach about her feelings. However, her luck is about to change when she gets news of a big audition. Meanwhile, Marcella’s parents have something to tell her and Billy



Marcella stars in a television advert

Marcella stars in a television advert. At a session with her life coach, student Frances cross-examines Marcella about what she will do with her earnings from the advert. Meanwhile, Marcella celebrates her good luck with margaritas forgetting she has signed up for a creative writing class. Comedy, written by and starring Roisin Conaty

The Simpsons


Homer sells his soul to the Devil

Homer sells his soul to the Devil in return for a doughnut, a gremlin attacks Otto’s bus while Bart is on his way to school, and the family sets out to end a vampiric Mr Burns’ reign of terror


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