This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 Scotland on Thursday, October 30 2014

06:00This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:05Homes Under the Hammer Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander visit a two-bedroom cottage in Somerset, a club premises and manager's flat in Dover and a three-storey period property in Norfolk. [S] 
07:05Call the Council 8/10. Series following council officers. Council officers turn detective when a man is found dead in his home, and they attempt to convert the masses to recycling. [S] 
07:50Close Calls: On Camera 8/15. Stories of brushes with disaster. A display at an air show goes horribly wrong, and CCTV records a mystery explosion blasting out from under a busy central London pavement. [S] 
08:20A Taste of Britain 13/20. Monmouthshire: Food programme exploring specialities from around Britain. Janet and Brian start their trip to Monmouthshire at Kymin Hill overlooking the county town of Monmouth. [S,SL] 
09:05Long Shadow Us and Them Series tracing the legacy of the Great War. David Reynolds argues that the war made national identity a stark either-or issue, a matter of 'us' versus 'them'. [AD,S,SL] 
10:05Gardeners' World Gardening magazine. Monty Don has some timely advice on putting the garden to bed for winter and Carol Klein indulges in the seasonal beauty of the Japanese maple in Herefordshire. [S,SL] 
10:35HARDtalk Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. [S] 
11:00BBC News The latest national and international news, plus top interviews and analysis. [S] 
11:30BBC World News The latest international news from the BBC. [S] 
12:00Politics Scotland Coverage of some of the day's debates in the Scottish Parliament. [S] 
12:30Daily Politics Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn present the latest political news, interviews and debate. [S] 
13:00Cash in the Attic Angela Rippon and James Rylands help Angela Hougham raise money to give her daughter Neena a special 16th birthday treat. [S] 
13:30Ready Steady Cook Holby City actors Jaye Jacobs and Hari Dhillon face each other in the red and green kitchens and reveal the truth behind their passionate on-screen love affair. [S] 
14:15The Rockford Files 14/22. The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar: Another case for LA private eye Jim Rockford. Jim innocently accepts a lift from a stranger, who leaves him with a car full of stolen weapons. [S] 
15:00Cagney and Lacey Open and Shut Case Drama series about two women detectives in New York. Lacey is the main witness in what seems like an open-and-shut case but nothing is quite what it seems. [S] 
15:50Who Do You Think You Are? 4/10. Annie Lennox: Celebrity genealogy series. Annie Lennox uncovers tangled family relationships blighted by illegitimacy and poverty on her late grandmother's branch of the family. [AD,S] 
16:50Great British Railway Journeys 19/25. Kirkby-in-Furness to Lancaster: Michael Portillo finds out the secrets behind Kirkby's famous blue slate and submerges himself into a secret world of nuclear submarines in Barrow. [AD,S] 
17:20Flog It! Bangor Paul Martin is joined at Bangor University by experts Mark Stacey and Adam Partridge. Among the items they value are an early tea caddy and a microscope. [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 presents all the backstage gossip and behind-the-scenes action from the world of Strictly Come Dancing. Plus she gets the latest news from inside the training rooms. [S] 
19:00The Great Interior Design... ...Challenge. 2/16. Beach Huts: Series searching for untapped interior design talent. In the second heat, three new designers take on three 1920s beach huts on Canford Cliffs beach. [S] 
22:30Scotland 2014 Sarah Smith presents a look at the stories behind the day's headlines and the issues affecting Scotland. [S] 
23:00Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark. [S] Followed by national weather. 
23:50Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar? Two-part series telling the story of Britain's war in Afghanistan. Part one examines the build up to the conflict and reveals a story of confused aims. [S] 
00:50Rwanda's Untold Story Documentary series. This World reveals evidence that challenges the accepted story of the Rwandan genocide. Contains upsetting scenes. [S,SL] 
01:50This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S]