This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 Scotland on Thursday, December 8 2016

03:40This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:10The World's Most Photographed:... ...James Dean. 7/10. Series looking at photographs of ten icons. The story of a photoshoot which captured the essence of troubled star James Dean just seven months before his death. [S] 
06:40Sister Rita to the Rescue 3/5. Observational series about a drop-in centre in one of the poorest parts of Manchester. Sister Rita tries to help even more people in her area by tackling loneliness. [S] 
07:25Flog It! 3/8. Members of the public are invited to try to make money out of their antiques by taking a risk at auction. [S] 
08:00Great Continental Railway Journeys Riga to Tampere Armed with his 1913 Bradshaw's Guide, Michael Portillo ventures to the northernmost reaches of Europe, where he braves the freezing temperatures of the Baltic Sea. [AD,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] 
12:00First Minister's Questions Coverage of First Minister's Questions in the Scottish Parliament. [S] 
13:00Coast 6/24. The Secret Life of Sea Cliffs 2: The Coast team explores some of the most spectacular and scary sea cliffs in Britain. [S] 
13:45Just Good Friends 7/7. Goodbye Again: John Sullivan's bittersweet sitcom. Penny gets a divorce and a proposal on the same day. [S] 
14:15Rugby Union: Varsity Men's... ...Match - Oxford v Cambridge. John Inverdale presents live coverage of the 135th Varsity men's match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Commentary by Andrew Cotter and Damian Hopley. [S] 
16:30A Place to Call Home 5/13. Day of Atonement: Australian period drama. With a religious occasion approaching, Sarah performs a spiritual cleansing in the local creek, one that is witnessed by Doris Collins. [S] 
17:15Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 9/20. Storms descend as experts Paul Hayes and Will Axon go to battle at an antiques fair in West Sussex. Torrential rain closes Will's usual outdoor stomping ground. [S] 
18:00Eggheads 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] 
18:30Strictly Come Dancing - It... ...Takes Two. Zoe Ball dishes up more backstage gossip and behind-the-scenes action from the world of Strictly. Plus another couple joins Zoe on the sofa for a chat. [S] 
19:00Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala do battle, with help from experts David Harper and Natasha Raskin. [S] 
20:00MasterChef: The Professionals 15/21. The second group of five chefs create a three-course fine-dining menu for five discerning guests at the French ambassador's residence. [S] 
21:00Close to the Enemy 5/7. Drama. Victor claims to have made a shocking discovery about Dieter, while Rachel begins to suspect that Alex knows about her and Callum. [AD,S] 
22:00The Apprentice: You're Fired 10/12. Gin: Rhod Gilbert is joined by comedian Nathan Caton, international entrepreneur Frances Dickens and presenter Sara Cox as they meet the next candidate to be fired. [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 Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve 1/3. The UK's leading inventors build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need. The team work to give some control back to a young designer who has Parkinson's disease. [AD,S] 
00:15One Night in 2012 - An Imagine... ...Special. Alan Yentob tells the story of London's Olympic Opening Ceremony as seen through the eyes of its artistic director Danny Boyle and his creative team. [AD,S] 
01:55Black is the New Black 2/4. Documentary series celebrating Britain's black community. Our cast of extraordinary black Britons talk about school days, 'playing the game' and negotiating the working world. [AD,S,SL] 
02:25imagine... The Triumph and... ...Laments of William Kentridge. Alan Yentob joins artist William Kentridge as he prepares a frieze along the River Tiber. Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes. [S,SL] 
03:20This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S]