This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC HD on Wednesday, December 18 2019

02:55This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two. [HD] 
06:30Meet the Street at Christmas 2/5. In this episode Mark De-Lisser is in the Welsh Valleys, where the decline of the mining industry has had a real impact on communities, leaving some people feeling less connected. [S] [HD] 
07:15Island Medics 7/10. Dental director Dr Brian Chittick operates on one of his own colleagues who has two troublesome wisdom teeth that need to be removed. [S,AD] [HD] 
08:00Critical Incident In Hartlepool, a police officer is stabbed in the arm as he tries to stop a convenience store robbery, and a policewoman in Wales is mown down by a driver trying to resist arrest. [S,SL] [HD] 
08:30The Big Cook Out 4/4. Sam and Shauna help Deri Rugby Club celebrate with their big cookout, including barbecuing two whole deer for a venison-themed feast. [S,SL] [HD] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The latest headlines, breaking news and sport from the BBC newsroom. [S] [HD] 
10:00Victoria Derbyshire With original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and the latest breaking news, Victoria Derbyshire presents the BBC's morning news and current affairs programme. [S] [HD] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. [S] [HD] 
12:15Politics Live The political stories of the day. [S] [HD] 
13:00Eggheads 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] [HD] 
13:30The Best Christmas Food Ever Paul Ainsworth and Catherine Fulvio are joined by presenter and former grocer Chris Bavin as they share culinary secrets, perfect for creating delicious flavours for Christmas. [S,AD] [HD] 
14:15Holiday of My Lifetime 4/25. Len travels with TV presenter and actress Lisa Riley to Haworth, West Yorkshire, which Lisa used to visit with her mother. They visit the Bronte museum and take high tea in a café. [S,AD] [HD] 
15:00Swallows and Amazons Film Children's adventure set in the 1920s about four children on holiday in the Lake District who meet two tomboys, embarking on a series of adventures. [1974] [S] 
16:30The Hairy Bikers Home for... ...Christmas. 8/11. The Hairy Bikers create mouthwatering festive dishes and get into the spirit of the season with special guest Gloria Hunniford. [S,AD] [HD] 
17:15Match of the Day Live Coverage of the second 2019 FIFA Club World Cup semi-final featuring Liverpool FC. [S] [HD] 
19:30Saving Lives at Sea Documentary following the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The Porthcawl crew have just seconds to spare when two teenagers get caught on a rocky outcrop by a large swell. [S] [HD] 
20:00Masterchef: The Professionals 20/21. The four finalists are challenged to create a single exceptional and evocative dish inspired by a place that is special to them. [S,AD] [HD] 
21:00The Baby Has Landed 4/4. As the families emerge from the hectic first weeks with their new babies, they re-evaluate their priorities. Contains some strong language. [S,AD] [HD] 
22:00I Love 1999 A nostalgic look at pop culture from 1999. Contains strong language. [S] 
22:30Cunk & Other Humans on 2019 Christmas specials starring Diane Morgan as Philomena Cunk. [S] [HD] 
22:35Newsnight The day's important national and international news stories. With Kirsty Wark. [S] [HD] 
23:15Weather Weather bulletin. [S] [HD] 
23:20TOTP2 Presents the 90s A Top of the Pops 2 special featuring music from the 90s. Includes performances from The Spice Girls, Michael Jackson, Pulp, The Prodigy, Madonna, Blur, Take That and many more. [S] 
00:20Reggie in China 2/3. Reggie visits Beijing, the belly of the beast, home to President Xi Jinping, meeting migrant workers and millionaire businessmen alike, all chasing Xi's Chinese Dream. [S,AD,SL] [HD] 
01:20Inside the Supermarket 4/6. Sainsbury's stores try to cash in on the increasing number of Brits holidaying in the UK, but in Penzance the fridges break down on one of the hottest days of the year. [S,AD,SL] [HD] 
02:15This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two. [HD]