This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Wednesday, May 30 2018

06:00Flog It! Trade Secrets The Family Antiques series. Looking at objects which reveal some amazing personal stories, including the tale of a Tibetan peach stone necklace carved into miniature faces. [S] 
06:30Countryfile Spring Diaries 2/5. Countryfile spin-off series unveiling the secrets of spring. Matt Baker is out at sea as he joins the RNLI for a high-octane training exercise. [S] 
07:15Hardball 12/20. Ore Oduba hosts a high-tension, fast-paced quiz where contestants battle to outrun the Hardball - if it overtakes them, it is game over. [S] 
08:00Britain in Bloom 3/15. Shrewsbury: Chris Bavin heads to Shrewsbury in Shropshire. This gold-winning team have a big budget and plant a staggering 300,000 flowers every year in their town. [S,SL] 
08:30Britain in Bloom 4/15. Wednesfield: Chris Bavin meets a multicultural group of Bloomers in Wednesfield, the West Midlands. This is only their second time competing in Britain in Bloom. [S,SL] 
09:00Victoria Derbyshire The BBC's daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking news. [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. [S] 
12:00Coast 9/24. Nick Crane looks at how Guernsey fared during World War II and, previously, the Napoleonic Wars. Ruth Goodman reveals how the Isle of Man came to host the infamous TT road race. [S] 
12:35Great Expectations Film Vivid adaptation of the Dickens classic about a poor young orphan who becomes a gentleman of means, thanks to a mysterious benefactor. [1946] [S] 
14:30Ray Mears Northern Wilderness 3/6. The Unknown Pioneer: Ray Mears journeys into Canada's wilderness. For Ray, there is one British pioneer who stands above all others in the exploration of Canada - Samuel Hearne. [AD,S] 
15:30Edwardian Farm 1/12. Two archaeologists and a historian try Edwardian life for a year. They prepare for the arrival of their first livestock, and historian Ruth Goodman cooks a sheep's head stew. [AD,S] 
16:30Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Antiques challenge. It's a trip to Donington for Katherine Higgins and Phil Serrell, as they are challenged to spend 750 of their own money on antiques and make a profit. [S] 
17:15Antiques Road Trip 13/20. Antiques challenge. Christina Trevanion and James Braxton start this leg of their trip in Levenshulme, Manchester, before heading to Merseyside for the auction. [S] 
18:00Richard Osman's House of Games 3/50. 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] 
18:30Curious Creatures Kate Humble hosts the quiz show which delves into the animal kingdom. Team captains Chris Packham and Lucy Cooke are joined by Ferne Corrigan and Iolo Williams. [S] 
19:00Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life 2/3. Forests of the Maya: Documentary revealing Mexico's astonishing wildlife, landscape and culture. The ancient temples of the Maya tower over the forests of the Yucatan. [AD,S] 
20:00Springwatch 2018 Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan share the latest news from the wildlife cameras over the past 24 hours. Including the latest update from the raven family on the Gower. [S] 
21:00Love in the Countryside 5/6. Presenter Sara Cox joins eight rural romantics as they begin the journey to find love. Richard sets his dates to work tagging 50 sheep to see how they measure up to farm life. [AD,S] 
22:00Spotlight Hard-hitting investigations on the stories that matter in Northern Ireland. [S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Evan Davis. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan Documentary following a team of frontline medics as they fight to save Borneo's critically endangered orangutans. Contains some upsetting scenes. [AD,S] 
00:15Britain's Biggest Warship 3/3. Out With the Old, in With the New: British top gun pilots train on the secret F-35 fighter jets in the US as HMS Queen Elizabeth nears the end of her sea trials in the North Sea. [AD,S,SL] 
01:15World's Most Extraordinary Homes Spain Piers Taylor and Caroline Quentin travel to Spain, a country with a tradition of flamboyant and fearless architecture. Rural House comprises 11 specially crafted steel boxes. [AD,S,SL] 
02:15This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:00Flog It! Trade Secrets Empire & Commonwealth - Part 2: Antiques series. The team looks at collectibles from the British Empire, and Charlie Ross and Adam Partridge explore the cricket museum at Lord's. [S]