This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Saturday, October 20 2018

04:25This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:45Top Class CBBC. Quarter-Final 1: Hamilton v Cardwell: Susan Calman presents the search to find the UK's smartest school. In this first quarter-final Hamilton College take on Cardwell. [S] 
07:15All Over the Place: Europe: Part 2 CBBC. Stuffed Dogs, Cave Art and Boat Slides: Ed Petrie and friends visit unusual places in Europe. They meet two of the world's most famous scientists in Poland's Garden of Experiences. [S] 
07:45Wild & Weird 2 CBBC. Angry Animals: Tim and Naomi search the natural world for all things weird. This time featuring angry animals, including flying fish and a lemming terrorising a cat. [S] 
08:00Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom CBBC. 8/10. Widdowson: Dick and Dom reveal the genius of food expert Elsie Widdowson, who helped to devise wartime rationing. Under her diet, Britain was the healthiest it had ever been. [S] 
08:30Got What It Takes? CBBC. Max and Harvey Music Video: Things get competitive when talented twins Max and Harvey arrive in the music mansion. The singers have to get creative in a music video challenge. [S] 
09:00Elephant Diaries 2/5. Series about orphaned elephants at the David Shelrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. The keepers pull out all the stops to give newly rescued blind baby Ndololo a second chance in life. [S] 
09:30Elephant Diaries 3/5. Series about orphaned elephants at the David Shelrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. A new baby orphan has been rescued in Tsavo, but needs to be flown to Nairobi if it is to survive. [S] 
10:00Talk to the Animals 2/2. Documentary. Lucy Cooke is a zoologist and animal explorer on a worldwide quest to crack the animal code. Lucy finds out how animals communicate with their friends and enemies. [AD,S] 
11:00Empire of the Desert Ants 2/14. Natural World visits the Arizona desert, where a new honey ant queen wages an intense battle for survival as she attempts to build and defend her empire. [S] 
12:00The Incredible Spice Men 5/5. Somerset: Cookery series with Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala. The pair sample some of Somerset's best produce. Recipes include gammon in cider and a chilli cheese toast extravaganza. [S] 
12:30The Conference Mark Carruthers presents live coverage of the Ulster Unionist Party's annual conference, including the speech by the party leader Robin Swann. [S] 
13:30Homes Under the Hammer The team catches up on the progress made on projects in Anthorn in Cumbria, Hounslow in west London and Crewe in Cheshire. [S] 
14:30David Attenborough's Natural... ...Curiosities. Stretched to the Limit: Sir David investigates creatures that have made the ordinary extraordinary. [AD,S] 
14:50Britain's Ultimate Pilots:... ...Inside the RAF. 2/4. Series looking at the Red Arrows and the RAF's finest aerial display teams. At the UK's largest air show in Gloucestershire, the Red Arrows battle with the weather. [AD,S] 
15:50John Noakes: TV Hero An appreciation of John Noakes, Blue Peter's extraordinary master of derring-do from the people who knew him best. [AD,S] 
16:30Blue Peter: Big 60th Birthday CBBC. Sixty years on from Blue Peter's very first episode, past presenters return to celebrate with makes, games and lots of classic BP. [S] 
17:30A House Through Time 3/4. The story of those who lived in one house, from the time it was built until now. David Olusoga follows the story from 1891 to 1945, through two World Wars and the Great Depression. [AD,S] 
18:30Family Footsteps 3/3. The Laughlin family discover how their 19th-century ancestors lived. Here, they find out about a famous American ancestor and are reunited with a forgotten brnach of the family. [S] 
19:00Mediterranean with Simon Reeve 2/4. Setting off from a snowy mountain ski resort in Cyprus, Simon Reeve finds an island and a capital city still deeply divided between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots. [AD,S] 
20:00Elizabeth I's Secret Agents 1/3. A look at the world's first secret service. When the pope declares Queen Elizabeth I a heretic, spymaster William Cecil must stop the Catholic assassins getting through. [AD,S] 
21:00Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta... ...Have Us'. 2/3. Black Film Is Not a Genre: How black film-makers took back control of their stories in films like Black Panther. Contains very strong language. [AD,S] 
22:00QI XL 2/16. Peril: Quiz show. Sandi Toksvig looks at peril with Aisling Bea, Lee Mack, Jason Manford and Alan Davies. [S] 
22:45Snowfall 3/10. Prometheus Rising: Drama series. Teddy and Matt are in Colombia for their pickup, but things do not go smoothly for them. Contains very strong language and some violence. [AD,S] 
23:30Later Weekend with Jools Holland Joining Jools Holland on the show are Sigrid, Paul Weller, Jacob Banks, Villagers, Joe Bonamassa, Octavian and Rosalia. Contains some strong language. [S] 
00:35Half of a Yellow Sun Film Drama following twin sisters Olanna and Kainene as their lives take very different courses. Contains some sexual content and some violence. [2013] [S] 
02:20Trust 6/10. Trust: John, Chapter 11: Drama series. When a gruesome discovery is made, the Getty family fears the worst. Contains strong language and some violence. [AD,S] 
03:15This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S]