This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Thursday, April 9 2020

03:00This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two. 
06:45Night Force 3/10. A team of roadworkers battle against the clock to repair one of the UK's busiest sections of road before rush hour. [S] 
07:15Escape to the Country 18/25. Alistair Appleton leads a couple in their search for a countryside home on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border. [S] 
08:00Antiques Roadshow Amid the gardens and the great glasshouse of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, finds include a Chinese box that Gregory Peck tried to buy and a robotic elephant. [S,SL] 
09:00The Bear Family and Me 1/3. Series following wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan as he spends a year with a family of wild black bears. Before he can start filming, Gordon must earn the bears' trust. [S,AD] 
10:00BBC News Twenty-four hours a day, the latest national and international stories as they break. [S] 
13:00Curiosity 4/15. Paul Martin presents the ultimate test in vintage and collectables. With 1,000 at stake in the Curiosity Shop, who will curate the most valuable collection? [S] 
13:45Passover: Why Is This Night... ...Different?. A look at the meaning of Passover. Giles Coren helps host a special seder, with guests including philosopher Alain de Botton, comedienne Olivia Lee and expert Rabbi Naftali Brawer. [S] 
14:15Best Dishes Ever 20/20. Recipes from some of the BBC's best-loved chefs. Ainsley serves up a family-sized slab of chocolate recipes guaranteed to please the nation's chocoholics. [S] 
14:45Alec Guinness: Talking Pictures A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Alec Guinness, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career. [S] 
15:25Whisky Galore! Film Classic Ealing comedy about the mayhem that ensues when a whisky-laden ship runs aground off the coast of the Outer Hebrides during the Second World War. [1948] [S] 
16:45Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts a general knowledge quiz featuring the greatest quiz team in Britain. [S] 
17:15Flog It! 50/60. Catherine Southon enthuses about a silver bowl. [S] 
18:00Richard Osman's House of Games 4/50. Naga Munchetty, Jordan Stephens, Sally Lindsay and David O'Doherty take on a series of challenging quiz games selected by the host, teatime quiz legend Richard Osman. [S] 
18:30Animal Park 9/15. How can keepers stop Red the tiger's terrifying attacks on visitors' cars? [S] 
19:00Yorkshire Wolds Way with Paul Rose Paul Rose explores the 79 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. He gets a unique view of this stretch of chalk downland and gets a special invitation to a military base. [S,AD] 
19:30Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs 5/6. Paul Murton journeys through the Borders, discovers the lost lochs of Edinburgh and then travels to Fife and Loch Leven in search of Mary, Queen of Scots. [S] 
20:00Great British Menu The remaining chefs cook mains and desserts, including a Hogwarts feast inspired by Harry Potter and an Each Peach Pear Plum dessert. [S] 
21:00Coronavirus: A Horizon Special Investigating the scientific facts and figures behind the biggest public health crisis in living memory as a new coronavirus takes an unprepared world by storm. [S] 
22:00Live at the Apollo 6/6. Stand-up comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo. In this episode, stand-up and TV star Joe Lycett hosts as he introduces Ivo Graham and Phil Wang to the stage. Contains some strong language. [S] 
22:45Newsnight The day's important national and international news stories with Kirsty Wark. [S] 
23:25Weather Weather bulletin. [S] 
23:30The Countess and the Russian... ...Billionaire. Inside the secret world of Sergei Pugachev, a Russian oligarch, and his British partner Countess Alexandra Tolstoy, mother to their three children. [S,AD] 
00:30MasterChef 11/24. The fourth week of heats continues with six more contestants vying to win an apron by cooking their signature dish. [S,AD,SL] 
01:30MasterChef 12/24. It's the fourth quarter-final, with six heat winners returning to fight for a place in Knockout Week. [S,AD,SL] 
02:00Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean... ...Adventure. 3/6. The Corsican 'trinity' of meat, chestnuts and cheese forms the basis of the bikers' exploration but it is the independent spirit of the people that shines through. [S,AD,SL] 
03:00This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two.