This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Thursday, August 22 2019

02:45This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two. 
06:30A Matter of Life and Debt 3/10. A debilitating illness inspires a life-changing business, grief and debt combine to leave a family homeless, and a community create a green oasis in the heart of Newquay. [S] 
07:15Animal Park Summer Special 13/15. As rare Amur tigers Red and Yana appear to be in the mood for love, could the park be about to see its first cubs in nearly 20 years? [S] 
08:00This Farming Life Lynn and Sandra harvest their first honey. The Rodgers give bull Mario a send-off. Raymond's flock is under threat from flystrike, and 50 of Stevie's buffalo escape. [S,SL] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The BBC News at Nine with in-depth discussion and analysis as well as breaking news. [S] 
10:00Victoria Derbyshire 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] 
13:00Curious Creatures 1/10. Kate Humble hosts the quiz show which delves into the animal kingdom. Team captains Chris Packham and Lucy Cooke are joined by wildlife wonders Iolo Williams and Lizzie Daly. [S] 
13:30Home Away From Home Families from Sussex and Norfolk test drive a new way of life as they swap homes. But will they love or loathe the experience? [S] 
14:15Heir Hunters 4/20. Michael Buerk and the heir hunters take a gamble on the estate of popular entertainer Gerald Bryce. The case of Elizabeth McGill throws up a double inheritance windfall. [S] 
15:00Lorraine Pascale: How to Be a... ...Better Cook. 5/6. Lorraine Pascale shows how to create meals for friends and family. Lorraine creates a menu inspired by a student's Caribbean roots. [S,AD] 
15:30Hairy Bikers' Best of British 23/30. The bikers celebrate British food. The duo explore the origins of Britain's favourite spices and visit a chilli festival, with mouth-numbing consequences. [S] 
16:15Animals Behaving Badly 3/3. Liz Bonnin meets the animal rebels who will stop at nothing to survive, from cockatoos vandalising houses, to the chimpanzees who use bullying tactics to get to the top. [S,AD] 
17:15Antiques Road Trip 24/25. Antiques challenge. Angus Ashworth and David Harper continue their journey through Yorkshire before attending an auction in Harrogate. [S] 
18:00Celebrity Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts a special celebrity edition of the quiz. Can a team from BBC comedy series Still Game defeat the Eggheads? [S] 
18:30Great British Railway Journeys Early 20th-century Bradshaw's guide in hand, Michael Portillo is in Chichester, where he encounters an Edwardian motoring duo patronised by King Edward VII. [S,AD] 
19:00The Repair Shop Today, the team restores a bike with a patriotic past, a threadbare teddy on wheels, a battered old firefighter's helmet and a remarkable Victorian viewing machine. [S] 
20:00This Farming Life Raymond and Jen take a busman's holiday to Switzerland. The McLeans host the Holstein Society and bad news forces Stevie to make a shocking decision. [S] 
21:00The Octopus in My House A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home to learn about its intelligence. [S,AD] 
22:00Live At The Apollo 2/6. Dara O Briain introduces comics Zoe Lyons and Paul Chowdhry. Contains some strong language. [S] 
22:30Newsnight The day's important national and international news stories with Mark Urban. [S] 
23:10Weather Weather bulletin. [S] 
23:15Interior Design Masters 2/8. The nine remaining interior designers take on hotel bedrooms in Bournemouth. [S,AD] 
00:15The Misadventures of Romesh... ...Ranganathan. 1/5. In Zimbabwe, Rom gets caught in a storm and re-enacts the film Titanic on a houseboat. Contains some strong language. [S,AD,SL] 
01:15Sacred Wonders 1/3. From the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia to the Shaolin Temple in China, discover what people do for faith in some of the most stunning sacred places on Earth. [S,AD,SL] 
02:15This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two.