This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Friday, December 21 2018

06:00Dynasties 3/5. Lion: Documentary following endangered species fighting for their survival. The lioness leader of a once mighty pride must now battle for their very survival. [AD,S,SL] 
07:00This Farming Life An insight into modern farming life. Steven and Tracey turn to technology to increase their chances of female calves and Stevie and Eddie try to save the life of a buffalo calf. [S] 
08:00Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge 3/8. Four food producers with fledgling businesses test out their products. This time it is sweetmakers competing against each other for one place in the final. [AD,S] 
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] 
12:00All Creatures Great and Small Film Family drama set in the 1930s about an inexperienced young veterinarian who joins a Yorkshire practice run by an eccentric vet. [1975] [S] 
13:30The Hairy Bikers Home for... ...Christmas. 5/10. Winter Sun: The Hairy Bikers create mouthwatering festive dishes and get into the spirit of the season with special guest Nicki Chapman. [AD,S] 
14:15Operation Snow Tiger 2/2. Liz Bonnin and the team return to the Russian Far East to track endangered Siberian tigers. They realise that breeding females are in short supply. Contains some upsetting scenes. [AD,S] 
15:15Who Do You Think You Are? 10/10. Ruby Wax: Celebrity genealogy series. Ruby Wax journeys to central Europe to learn about the plight of her parents, who fled Vienna and the Nazis for America in 1938. [AD,S] 
16:15The Sweet Makers at Christmas Four modern confectioners immerse themselves in the world of their predecessors, discovering how sweet makers of old helped shape the way Christmas is celebrated. [AD,S] 
17:15Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! Film CBBC. Comedy. A worried new teacher has to juggle a pregnant wife and a class of children on a road trip to the national Song for Christmas competition. [2012] [AD,S] 
19:00100 Years of King's Carols Documentary following the world's most famous choir through a special year of music, in the centenary year of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's. [S] 
20:00Mastermind John Humphrys tests four more contenders. The subjects are Gerhard Richter, the 44 Scotland Street novels, Alexander Hamilton and Emma, Lady Hamilton. [S] 
20:30Victoria & Albert: The Royal... ...Wedding. Lucy Worsley restages the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Each detail is brought back to life in a spectacular ceremony. [AD,S] 
22:00Mock the Week Christmas Special 13/13. Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis serve up their unique festive take in a Christmas special filled with seasonal material, out-takes, best bits and unseen stuff. Contains strong language. [S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:05Live at the Apollo 6/6. Stand-up comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo. The critically-acclaimed Jamali Maddix introduces the impressive comedy talents of rising stars Fern Brady and Sindhu Vee. [S] 
23:35I'll Get This 4/6. Rob Beckett, Joanna Scanlan, Martin Kemp, Harry Redknapp and Victoria Coren Mitchell meet at a restaurant and play games to decide who pays. Contains some strong language. [S] 
00:05I'll Get This 5/6. Celebrities play games between courses to decide who pays. Featuring Josh Widdicombe, Gemma Collins, Adrian Chiles, Melvin ODoom and Holly Walsh. Contains some strong language. [S] 
00:35I'll Get This 6/6. Celebrities meet at a restaurant and play games between courses. Featuring Dotty, Russell Kane, Richard Madeley, Steph McGovern and Steve Pemberton. Contains some strong language. [S] 
01:10HS2: Going off the Rails? -... ...Panorama. Panorama investigates the impact the High Speed 2 rail scheme is having and what the final cost of the project could be. [S,SL] 
01:40My Faith and Me: Cherry Healey 1/4. In the first of a special biographical series to mark Advent, Cherry Healey revisits key events from her past to explore her unique relationship with religion and God. [AD,S,SL] 
02:40Louis Theroux's Altered States:... ...Take My Baby. Louis Theroux explores open adoption in California, where women hand over their babies at birth to adoptive families paying tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege. [AD,S,SL] 
03:40This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:00Top Class CBBC. Susan Calman hosts as two celebrity teams take on the challenge of answering festive Top Class question. [S]