This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 on Wednesday, August 23 2017

06:00The World's Most Photographed:... ...James Dean. 7/10. Series looking at photographs of ten icons. The story of a photoshoot which captured the essence of troubled star James Dean just seven months before his death. [S] 
06:30Heir Hunters 17/20. Series following the work of probate researchers. Heir hunters take on a case involving a large family and a common surname, leading to a nightmare search. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
07:15Bargain Hunt Edinburgh Thomas Plant presents from the Royal Highland Centre just outside Edinburgh, with experts Kate Bliss and Ben Cooper. Two teams of married couples compete. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
08:00The Bug Grub Couple Documentary following insect expert Dr Sarah Beynon and award-winning chef Andy Holcroft as they try to bring insect-based food products to the mainstream market. Also in HD. [AD,S,SL] 
08:30Great British Menu 27/45. Wales Fish: Creative culinary competition. Phil and Nick are both preparing dishes using mackerel. Nick hopes his elegant mackerel with nectarine will have the edge. Also in HD. [S,SL] 
09:00Victoria Derbyshire The BBC's daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking news. Also in HD. [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. Also in HD. [S] 
13:00Coast Strangford Lough Nicholas Crane explores Strangford Lough, and with the help of zoologist Miranda Krestovnikoff discovers the significance of the tidal torrent and marine species. [S] 
13:05Two Tribes Richard Osman presents the fast-paced quiz show where what contestants have in common is just as important as their general knowledge. Also in HD. [S] 
13:35Flushed Away Film Animated adventure set beneath London's streets. A domestic rat is flushed into the sewer system and must find his way home with the help of a streetwise drain dweller. Also in HD. [2006] [AD,S] 
14:55The Hairy Bikers' Pubs That... ...Built Britain. Manchester: Si and Dave take a Manchester pub crawl to uncover historic boozers once at the heart of the city's industrial revolution. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
15:25Coast Australia Great Barrier Reef Series exploring Australia's coastline. Neil Oliver sets out on a stunning journey through the world's largest coral reef with the Royal Australian Navy. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
16:15Planet Earth 3/11. Freshwater: Following the descent of the planet's mightiest rivers from their sources to the sea. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
17:15Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 8/20. Antiques challenge. Eric Knowles faces Danny Sebastian at an auction in Somerset. Old hand Eric shows no mercy to dealer Danny, and spots a sleeper in a job lot of china. Also in HD. [S] 
18:00Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts the show where every day a new team of challengers takes on what is probably the greatest quiz team in Britain, made up of some of the country's top quizzers. Also in HD. [S] 
18:30Royal Recipes Birthdays Michael Buerk and Anna Haugh explore birthday food. Anna tries the chocolate cake said to be the royal birthday cake, first made at Buckingham Palace for Queen Mary. Also in HD. [S] 
19:00Celebrity Antiques Road Trip David and Carrie Grant Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Husband-and-wife vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant swap singing in harmony for battling it out with antiques. Also in HD. [S] 
20:00Saving Lives at Sea Documentary following the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Off the coast of Bridlington, a kayaker has been missing for an hour. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
21:00No More Boys and Girls: Can Our... ...Kids Go Gender Free? 2/2. Will Dr Javid Abelmoneim's gender neutral mission produce a meaningful change by the end of term? Also in HD. [AD,S] 
22:00Detectorists 6/6. It is the day of the DMDC's annual rally, and Terry is expecting a really big turnout. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Nick Ferrari. Also in HD. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15India's Partition: The... ...Forgotten Story. British film-maker Gurinder Chadha travels from Southall to Delhi to find out about the Partition of India. Contains disturbing scenes. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
00:15Gareth Thomas v Homophobia:... ...Hate in the Beautiful Game. Gareth 'Alfie' Thomas takes a look at the open homophobia in professional football. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [AD,S,SL] 
01:15Going Back Giving Back 3/5. Aled Jones presents a series exploring generosity. Can an RAF pilot who flew fast jets against the odds help an army man who's suffered a disabling injury? Also in HD. [S,SL] 
02:00This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. Also in HD. [S] 
06:00The World's Most Photographed:... ...Mahatma Gandhi. 8/10. Series looking at photographs of ten icons. How Mahatma Gandhi used photography to help bring the British Empire to its knees. [S]