This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland 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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. [S] 
12:00Daily Politics Jo Coburn with the latest political news, interviews and debate. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [AD,S] 
18:00Celebrity Eggheads 9/22. Jeremy Vine hosts. Can a team of lifestyle presenters featuring Piers Taylor, Tom Dyckhoff, Esme Young, Danny Clarke and Keith Brymer Jones win the cash prize for their charity? [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. [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. [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. [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. [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 - with more bad blood than an abattoir with septicaemia. [AD,S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Evan Davis. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15Blitz: The Bombs That Changed... ...Britain. 4/4. Looking at the impact of the incendiary bomb that set fire to St Peter's Church, Bristol. [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. [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. [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. [AD,S,SL] 
02:40This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [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. [S]