This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 on Monday, December 18 2017

06:00Flog It! Trade Secrets Writers and Writing - Part 1: Antiques series. In this programme about items associated with famous British writers, expert Anita Manning visits the home of Sir Walter Scott. Also in HD. [S] 
06:30Island Medics 10/10. Behind the scenes at the UK's most remote hospital. Schoolboy Bruce runs too many miles and injures his leg. A football match leads to an awkward injury for teenager Saul. Also in HD. [S] 
07:15The Hairy Bikers Home for... ...Christmas. 10/10. Compilation: The Hairy Bikers create mouthwatering festive dishes and get into the spirit of the season with special guests Rev Kate Bottley and Jon Culshaw. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
08:00Mary Berry's Country House Secrets 3/4. Mary Berry visits Powderham Castle in Devon. She whips up some classics from the region, including Devon cream tea, curried cockles and a delicate peach posset. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. Also in HD. [S] 
12:00Daily Politics Jo Coburn with the latest political news, interviews and debate. Also in HD. [S] 
13:00The Link 9/25. Mark Williams hosts the quiz in which three teams battle it out to spot the link between a growing number of clues, with one team possibly walking away with thousands of pounds. Also in HD. [S] 
13:45Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip 15/20. Oxford: Terry Wogan and Mason McQueen abandon the cab for a punt along the River Cherwell in Oxford. They investigate the Oxford sausage and a famous marmalade factory. Also in HD. [S] 
14:15Home Away from Home South Glamorgan & Gloucestershire Families swap homes with complete strangers to travel around the UK. Two artistic pairs from South Glamorgan and Gloucestershire swap homes. Also in HD. [S] 
15:00Inside Claridge's 1/3. Documentary series following a year in the world of London luxury hotel Claridge's. The housekeeping staff prepare the entire third floor for a visit by foreign royalty. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
16:00Alaska: Earth's Frozen Kingdom 1/3. Spring: Three-part series examining the harsh elements and rich rewards of the Alaskan wilderness. A mother sea otter nurses her baby through the chilly days of early spring. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
17:00The Blue Planet 6/8. Coral Seas: David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. Developed over centuries, coral reefs house fragile ecosystems, but they too have to fight to survive. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
18:00Celebrity Eggheads 9/22. Can a team of lifestyle presenters win the cash prize for their charity? Also in HD. [S] 
18:30Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Linford Christie and Katharine Merry race to make the most money from antiques. Linford pins his hopes on a tiny brooch, despite it costing a three figure sum. Also in HD. [S] 
19:30Inside the Christmas Factory Exploring the fascinating factory processes behind Christmas cake, baubles, brandy and more. And why Christmas tree lights are called fairy lights. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
20:30University Challenge In the second round stage of the competition for students, two more teams do battle to reach the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. Also in HD. [S] 
21:00Employable Me 4/4. Eight job seekers with disabilities battle to find work. Erica is determined to do everything she can to find employment so that she can give back to society. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
22:00The League of Gentlemen 1/3. Return to Royston Vasey: Familiar faces return to Royston Vasey, settling old scores and digging up some old friends. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Evan Davis. Also in HD. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15Blitz: The Bombs That Changed... ...Britain. 4/4. Documentary series examining the impact of four bombs during the Blitz. A look at the impact of the bomb that set fire to St Peter's Church, Bristol. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
00:15Countryfile The Brecks Ellie Harrison finds out about a conservation effort to save two species from extinction in Breckland, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. Also in HD. [S,SL] 
01:10Blue Planet II 6/7. Coasts: The wildlife series narrated by David Attenborough explores the planet's coasts. They are the most changeable of the ocean worlds, but they offer great riches. Also in HD. [AD,S,SL] 
02:10Nigella: At My Table 6/6. Nigella cooks more warming, comforting and inspirational recipes, including chicken with red grapes and marsala, mussels with pasta and a sunken chocolate amaretto cake. Also in HD. [AD,S,SL] 
02:40This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. Also in HD. [S] 
06:00Flog It! Trade Secrets Rarities Antiques series. Paul Martin and the Flog It! team examine the most unusual items they have seen over the years. Also in HD. [S]