This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 Scotland on Wednesday, December 19 2018

06:00Great British Menu Central Dessert Culinary competition. With one dish left to impress, Marianne looks to raise a smile with her 'carry on' themed dessert, complete with surprise presentation. [S,SL] 
06:30Trust Me, I'm a Doctor Michael Mosley finds out whether a glass of wine can protect your blood vessels from the harmful effects of junk food. Giles Yeo sets out to test home breathalyser kits. [S,SL] 
07:00This Farming Life An insight into modern farming life. Janet and Alastair put their new young virgin tup to the test. Stevie risks the wrath of the buffalo mums when he ear-tags four newborn calves. [S] 
08:00Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge 1/8. Four food producers with fledgling businesses test their products in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This time makers of preserves, pickles and spreads battle it out. [AD,S] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The latest headlines, breaking news and sport from the BBC newsroom. [S] 
10:00Victoria 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] 
11:15Politics Live Andrew Neil and guests discuss the big political issues of the day. Includes live coverage of Prime Minister's Questions from midday. [S] 
13:00Lifeline Penelope Wilton presents an appeal on behalf of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, which funds specialist nurses to help seriously ill children and support their families. [S] 
13:10Canterbury Cathedral 3/3. Pilgrims and Progress: A year in the life of Canterbury Cathedral. Canon Clare travels to York for the vote on women bishops and the cathedral remembers the First World War. [AD,S] 
14:10The Hairy Bikers Home for... ...Christmas. 3/10. Christmas Without Overdoing It: The Hairy Bikers create mouthwatering festive dishes and get into the spirit of the season with special guest Paul Martin. [AD,S] 
14:55Politics Scotland Coverage of some of the day's debates in the Scottish Parliament. [S] 
15:55Tiger Dynasty 8/14. Documentary following a pair of tigers released in a nature reserve. They must fight for territory and learn to hunt. Will they mate and start a family, or will they be killed? [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. [S] 
17:15Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Charles Dance and Geraldine James Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Charles Dance and Geraldine James join experts Natasha Raskin and Will Axon on a trip round Wiltshire. [S] 
18:00Mary Berry's Absolute Christmas... ...Favourites. 2/2. Mary Berry shares recipes for a stress-free Christmas Day, including mini filo beef wellington canapes and the all-important turkey with all the trimmings. [AD,S] 
18:30Inside the Christmas Factory Documentary series. In this Christmas special, Gregg Wallace visits a factory which produces two million tins of festive chocolate assortments a year. [AD,S] 
19:30Only Connect 2/4. Sport Special: Footballers v Korfballers: The Footballers and Korfballers return for a very special one-off sports special. Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts. [S] 
20:00MasterChef: The Professionals 20/21. The search for the UK's 2018 culinary superstar continues. The judges set a simple brief: to create a single dish which draws inspiration from a place that is special to each chef. [AD,S] 
21:00Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me 2/2. Wildlife series. Gordon Buchanan begins training the cubs for their new life in the wilderness. With just ten weeks left before release, little Pasha is still struggling. [AD,S] 
22:00Insert Name Here 1/8. Christmas Special: With guests Chris Packham, Suzannah Lipscomb, Carol Vorderman and James Acaster. Contains some strong language. [S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Emily Maitlis. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15The 12 Drinks of Christmas Brothers-in-law Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren create a selection pack of the booze that will give them their festive spirit. [S] 
00:15Christmas Shop Well for Less Alex Jones and Steph McGovern tackle the Atwal-Brice family's seasonal spend, as well as seeing how Christmas candles get their smell, and this year's interactive must-have toys. [AD,S,SL] 
01:15School 4/6. Following schools across an academic year. This episode follows students with special needs as the future level of funding to support them in a mainstream school is debated. [S,SL] 
02:15Roots 3/4. George, son of Kizzy and slave owner Tom Lea, grows up to become involved in cockfighting. Contains graphic violence, sexual violence and some upsetting scenes. [AD,S] 
03:55This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:00MasterChef: The Professionals 10/21. The search for the UK's 2018 culinary superstar continues. It's the final week of the heats and six more professional chefs from across the UK head into the MasterChef kitchen. [AD,S,SL]