This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Wednesday, December 12 2018

03:40This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:30The Best Christmas Food Ever Paul Ainsworth and Catherine Fulvio are joined by presenter Angellica Bell as they share culinary secrets, perfect for creating delicious festive flavours for Christmas. [AD,S] 
07:15Bargain Hunt 23/32. Newbury/Hungerford: Eric Knowles presents from Hungerford, where experts Caroline Hawley and David Harper assist the teams as they search for items in the town's antique centres. [AD,S] 
08:00Great British Menu Central Main Creative culinary competition. Both Marianne and Ryan cook muntjac, while Sabrina does an ambitious technical take on a family feast. [S,SL] 
08:30Trust Me, I'm a Doctor Michael Mosley and Zoe Williams test whether 'exercise snacking' - short bursts of exercise integrated into daily life - can be as good for your health as one long workout. [S,SL] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The latest headlines, breaking news and sport from the BBC newsroom. [S] 
10:00Victoria 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] 
11:15Politics Live Andrew Neil and guests discuss the big political issues of the day. Includes live coverage of Prime Minister's Questions from midday. [S] 
13:00Think Tank 1/30. Bill Turnbull hosts a quiz show featuring regular contributors known as the Think Tank. They answer hundreds of questions before the show, but how helpful will their answers be? [S] 
13:45Reel History of Britain 7/20. Britain's National Disgrace: Melvyn Bragg reveals archive footage telling the history of modern Britain. This episode concentrates on the slums of London's East End in the 1930s. [AD,S] 
14:15Railways: The Making of a Nation The Age of Leisure Documentary series about Britain's railways. A look at how the idea of an excursion to distant places became popular from the 1840s onwards. [S] 
14:45Who Do You Think You Are? 3/10. Clare Balding: Celebrity genealogy series. Sports broadcaster Clare Balding visits New Jersey and New York, where she uncovers an extraordinary dynasty. [AD,S] 
15:45The Polar Bear Family and Me 1/3. Spring: Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan follows a wild polar bear family over three seasons. In Svalbard, Gordon and the team find a polar bear birth den. [AD,S] 
16:45Eggheads 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] 
17:15Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 3/20. Antiques experts David Harper and Christina Trevanion battle it out at a market in Saint Truiden in Belgium, each hoping to make money for their chosen charity. [S] 
18:00Richard Osman's House of Games 48/50. Lexicographer Susie Dent, newsreader Nick Owen, alpine ski racer Chemmy Alcott and comedian Dane Baptiste take on a series of challenging quiz games selected by Richard Osman. [S] 
18:30Strictly: It Takes Two One of the final couples joins Zoe Ball on the sofa. Ian Waite casts his expert eye over all the couples' training footage. Plus a Christmas performance from Engelbert Humperdinck. [S] 
19:00Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Old pals David Gower and Nick Hancock are joined by Charlie Ross and Phil Serrell on a Road Trip through Hampshire on the hunt for antiques, with some surprising results. [S] 
20:00MasterChef: The Professionals 17/21. The search for the UK's 2018 culinary superstar continues. The first three semi-finalists are sent to work alongside one of the countries' leading chefs - Michael Caines. [AD,S] 
21:00Death and Nightingales 3/3. A riveting story of love, betrayal and revenge. Planning on eloping with Ward, Beth steals Billy's gold and leaves. The Dummy stops her and issues a dire warning. [AD,S] 
22:00The Apprentice: You're Fired 11/12. Interviews: On this week's episode, host Rhod Gilbert is joined by a panel of experts and celebrity fans who analyse this week's task and meet the latest 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. 
23:15I Lár an Aonaigh 5/6. Máire Bhreathnach and Dáithí Ó Muirí introduce a mix of stories, people, conversation and music. Studio guest is Gerry O'Connor, with music from Roe. [S] 
23:45The Mash Report Nish Kumar and hilarious correspondents deliver a surreal take on the week's news. Contains some strong language. [S] 
00:15School 3/6. Following pupils, teachers, parents and school leaders across an academic year. The pressure on Marlwood School increases when Ofsted announces an inspection in two days. [S,SL] 
01:15Babies: Their Wonderful World 1/3. Becoming You: Documentary. This episode explores how changes in the first two years of life make us individuals, how tablet use affects our babies and where our biases come from. [AD,S,SL] 
02:15Trust 5/10. Silenzio: Drama series. Little Paul and Angelo try to agree on their next steps, while Primo and Leonardo mobilise the local community. Contains strong language and some violence. [AD,S] 
03:00Trust 6/10. Trust: John, Chapter 11: Drama series. When a gruesome discovery is made, the Getty family fears the worst. Contains strong language and some violence. [AD,S] 
03:55This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S]