This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC HD on Thursday, September 18 2014

05:00Pantocracy A surreal sitcom about a reassuringly dysfunctional panto-family, which helps children think about how democracy works. [HD] [S] 
06:05Homes Under the Hammer Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander visit a derelict house in Darlington, a one-bedroom flat in West Hampstead and a former social club with a first-floor flat in Devon. [S] 
07:05Street Patrol UK 13/15. Dominic Littlewood looks at antisocial behaviour. In this episode the police in South Wales crack down on illegal off-roaders that are damaging the forestry. [HD] [S] 
07:50Caught Red Handed 13/20. A look at new ways of catching criminals. A great-grandmother provides evidence of bullying by her so-called carers, and a sharp-eyed salesman rounds up some sofa rustlers. [HD] [S] 
08:20Animal Saints and Sinners Shocks the Donkey and a Serial Roaming Dog Animal documentary series. Dog control officers are on the trail of a roaming dog who is found by a familiar face. [AD,S,SL] 
09:05Escape to the Continent 17/20. Italy - Le Marche: Brits test-drive an alternative life in Europe. Nicki Chapman hopes to find a property for a woman who plans to relocate her home and business to Le Marche, Italy. [AD,S,SL] 
10:05Gardeners' World Gardening magazine. Monty Don embraces the new season as he harvests an abundance of produce, and Carol Klein explores the wonders of the fauna visiting gardens. [HD] [S,SL] 
10:35HARDtalk Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. [HD] [S] 
11:00BBC News The latest national and international news, plus top interviews and analysis. [HD] [S] 
11:30BBC World News The latest international news from the BBC. [HD] [S] 
12:00Daily Politics Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn with the latest political news, interviews and debate. [S] 
13:00Fred Dibnah's World of Steam,... ...Steel and Stone. 5/12. The Victorian Gentleman: Fred Dibnah celebrates the Victorian age, looking at the engineering, architectural and decorative skills of the day. [S] 
13:30Cash in the Attic 5/25. Series looking at the value of household junk. Ken and Elizabeth Currier are a couple with a passion for cars. They've decided to move to pastures new and invest in a sports car. [S] 
14:15Ready Steady Cook Comedy actors Nigel Planer and Brian Conley set the chefs a cookery challenge with a taste of the Mediterranean and India. Ainsley Harriott hosts. [HD] [S] 
15:00Celebrity MasterChef Culinary challenge. The semi-finals begin, and the remaining celebrities must cook a show-stopping dish to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. [HD] [S] 
15:45The New Forest: A Year in the Wild 2/5. A portrait of the ancient landscapes and spectacular wildlife of the New Forest, one of Britain's newest National Parks, seen through the eyes of the people who know it best. [HD] [AD,S] 
16:45Great British Railway Journeys 19/25. Sandwich to Folkestone: Michael explores a secret port that ran the first train ferries to France carrying vital supplies during World War I and visits Walmer Castle. [HD] [AD,S] 
17:15Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Antiques challenge. Kate 'The Diamond' Bateman and Mark 'The Maverick' Stacey head to Porte de Vanves antiques market in Paris to do battle. [HD] [S] 
18:00Two Tribes 24/30. Richard Osman presents the fast-paced quiz show where what contestants have in common is just as important as their general knowledge. [HD] [S] 
18:30Eggheads Dermot Murnaghan 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. [HD] [S] 
19:00Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 8/20. Actors Lesley Joseph and Christopher Biggins battle in a competition for antique glory around Essex and Buckinghamshire. Lesley comes face to face with a unique artefact. [HD] [S] 
20:00Operation Stonehenge: What Lies... ...Beneath. 2/2. A closer look at the stone circle and the ancient civilisation that flourished around it. [HD] [AD,S] 
21:00Penguins on a Plane: Great... ...Animal Moves. 2/2. Featuring three saltwater crocodiles, two arctic wolves and a ray shark named Boris. [HD] [AD,S] 
22:00Mock the Week 8/14. Dara O Briain hosts the topical panel show as guests Rob Beckett, Gary Delaney, Sara Pascoe and Romesh Ranganathan take a satirical swipe at the week's news. [HD] [S] 
22:30Newsnight The stories behind the day's headlines. Kirsty Wark is in Edinburgh for the Scottish referendum and Katie Razzall reports from London. [HD] [S] Followed by weather. 
23:20Ireland's Lost Babies Martin Sixsmith hears the stories of those involved in a transatlantic adoption trade. Contains some upsetting scenes. [HD] [S] 
00:20Traders: Millions by the Minute 1/2. Exploring the fiercely competitive world of financial traders. Manhattan hedge fund manager Karen juggles a busy family life and her $200-million fund. Contains some strong language. [HD] [S] 
01:20Who Do You Think You Are? 5/10. Sheridan Smith: Celebrity genealogy series. Actress Sheridan Smith is keen to know where her musical talent comes from and is soon hot on the trail of her great-great-grandfather. [AD,S,SL] 
02:20This Is BBC Two HD Highlights of programmes on BBC Two HD. [S] 
04:00The Birth of Empire: The East... ...India Company. A compilation of short films made specially for schools on the rise and fall of the East India Company, which accidentally created one of the greatest empires in history. [HD] [S] 
05:00History Hunt 1/2. Joe Crowley challenges children to use technological tricks to unearth clues about the unsung historical heroes who lived and worked in their home town. [HD] [S]