This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 on Thursday, December 13 2018

03:55This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. Also in HD. [S] 
06:30The Best Christmas Food Ever Paul Ainsworth and Catherine Fulvio are joined by presenter and former grocer Chris Bavin as they share culinary secrets, perfect for creating delicious flavours for Christmas. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
07:15Bargain Hunt 24/32. Southwell: Anita Manning hosts from Southwell, with experts Thomas Forrester and Richard Madley on hand to help the teams find items to take to auction in Lincolnshire. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
08:00MasterChef: The Professionals 8/21. The search for the UK's 2018 culinary superstar continues. In this heat, Monica asks three chefs to cook an elegant and tasty dish of broccoli - cooked three different ways. [AD,S,SL] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The latest headlines, breaking news and sport from the BBC newsroom. Also in HD. [S] 
10:00Victoria 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] 
12:15Politics Live Jo Coburn and guests discuss the big political issues of the day. Also in HD. [S] 
13:00Think Tank 2/30. Bill Turnbull hosts a quiz show featuring regular contributors known as the Think Tank. Also in HD. [S] 
13:45Reel History of Britain 8/20. Britain On the Move: Melvyn Bragg reveals archive footage telling the history of modern Britain. A look back to the 1960s when dreams of the open road became real for millions. [AD,S] 
14:15Railways: The Making of a Nation The New Commuters Documentary series about Britain's railways. Liz McIvor examines how the railways enabled people to live further and further from the places where they worked. Also in HD. [S] 
14:45Who Do You Think You Are? 4/10. Adil Ray: Celebrity genealogy series. Citizen Khan star Adil Ray traces his mixed Asian and African ancestry on the trail of rumours of a link to African royalty. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
15:45The Polar Bear Family and Me 2/3. Summer: Gordon Buchanan follows a wild polar bear family over three seasons. Gordon and the team return to Svalbard in mid-June on the trail of Lyra and her cubs. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
16:45Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts the show where every day a new team of challengers take on what is probably the greatest quiz team in Britain, made up of some of the country's top quizzers. Also in HD. [S] 
17:15Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 4/20. Antiques experts David Harper and Christina Trevanion battle it out at an enormous car boot sale in Buckinghamshire, each hoping to make money for their chosen charity. Also in HD. [S] 
18:00Richard Osman's House of Games 49/50. Lexicographer Susie Dent, newsreader Nick Owen, alpine ski racer Chemmy Alcott and comedian Dane Baptiste take on a series of challenging quiz games selected by Richard Osman. Also in HD. [S] 
18:30Strictly: It Takes Two Another couple who made the final chat to Zoe. Vicky Gill reveals the weekend's costumes. Friends of the finalists give their opinions on their loved ones' chances this weekend. Also in HD. [S] 
19:00Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Countryfile stars Charlotte Smith and Tom Heap swap agriculture for antiques as they treasure-seek in Hampshire and Buckinghamshire. Also in HD. [S] 
20:00MasterChef: The Professionals 18/21. Three chefs are sent to cook at Paul Ainsworth at No 6. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
21:00Amazing Hotels Christmas Special St Moritz, Switzerland In this Christmas special, Giles and Monica travel to Kulm Hotel, St Moritz. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
22:00Live at the Apollo 5/6. Stand-up comedy. The hysterically funny Kerry Godliman introduces the energetic Suzi Ruffell and South African comedian Loyiso Gola to the stage. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark. Also in HD. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15Babies: Their Wonderful World 3/3. Becoming Independent: Documentary. Episode three reveals how crawling transforms our understanding of the world, when our memory first develops and how we learn to talk. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
00:15Inside the Foreign Office 2/3. Brave New World: As diplomats prepare for the post-Brexit world, film-maker Michael Waldman eavesdrops on uninhibited talk in Whitehall and in embassies in Nigeria and Mongolia. [S,SL] 
01:15Made in Great Britain Cheese The makers arrive in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, home of one of Britain's most loved cheeses, to discover its surprising story. [AD,S,SL] 
02:15Trust 7/10. Kodachrome: Old Paul tries to follow through, but Big Paul obsesses about the quarrels of the past. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
03:05Trust 8/10. In the Name of the Father: Leonardo celebrates his son's confirmation, but unresolved business gets in the way. Contains strong language and some upsetting scenes. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
03:50This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. Also in HD. [S]