This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 Scotland on Thursday, December 20 2018

06:00MasterChef: The Professionals 10/21. The search for the UK's 2018 culinary superstar continues. It's the final week of the heats and six more professional chefs from across the UK head into the MasterChef kitchen. [AD,S,SL] 
07:00This Farming Life An insight into modern farming life. As winter arrives, Stevie experiments with a radical buffalo-feeding idea and David is anxious to find out if his cows are in calf. [S] 
08:00Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge 2/8. Four food producers with fledgling businesses test out their products. This time it is cheesemakers 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] 
12:00First Minister's Questions Coverage of First Minister's Questions in the Scottish Parliament. [S] 
13:00The Hairy Bikers Home for... ...Christmas. 4/10. Party Time: The Hairy Bikers create mouthwatering festive dishes and get into the spirit of the season with special guest Denise Lewis. [AD,S] 
13:45Operation Snow Tiger 1/2. Liz Bonnin joins a team of scientists studying endangered Siberian tigers in Russia's Far East. When three orphaned cubs are discovered, the team launch a desperate rescue mission. [AD,S] 
14:45Who Do You Think You Are? 9/10. Lisa Hammond: Celebrity genealogy series. Actress Lisa Hammond wants to get to the bottom of why her grandfather never spoke about his experiences in World War II. [AD,S] 
15:45Life in Polar Bear Town with... ...Gordon Buchanan. Gordon Buchanan heads to Canada at the peak of bear season to discover what life is really like in the tiny town that's become known as the polar bear capital of the world. [AD,S] 
16:45Nadiya's Party Feasts Nadiya Hussain shares her favourite party dishes. She joins a group of children as they make cupcakes, lends a hand with a trifle and helps out with a surprise birthday cake. [AD,S] 
17:50Nativity! Film CBBC. Comedy. A teacher brags that his ex, a Hollywood producer, is thinking of turning his school's Nativity play into a film. But he hasn't actually spoken to his ex in years. [2009] [AD,S] 
19:30Only Connect 3/4. Family Special: Lasletts v Meeples: Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. The Lasletts and Meeples return for a special family edition. [S] 
20:00MasterChef: The Professionals 21/21. The search for the UK's 2018 culinary superstar continues. The final three chefs face one last challenge: to cook the best three courses of their lives for the MasterChef judges. [AD,S] 
21:00The 'Christmas' Misadventures... ...of Romesh Ranganathan. Romesh Ranganathan heads to one of the coldest environments on earth. He gets an insider's guide of the Canadian Arctic. Contains strong language. [AD,S] 
22:00Live 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] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15I'll Get This 1/6. Celebrities meet at a restaurant and compete to decide who pays. With Rylan Clark-Neal, Anton Du Beke, Carol Vorderman, Ed Gamble and Ellie Taylor. Contains some strong language. [S] 
23:45I'll Get This 2/6. Celebrities meet at a restaurant and play games to decide who pays. With Tom Davis, Julian Clary, Laura Whitmore, Rachel Johnson and Chris Kamara. Contains some strong language. [S] 
00:15I'll Get This 3/6. Five celebrities play games to decide who pays for dinner. With Griff Rhys Jones, Scarlett Moffatt, Adil Ray, Angela Scanlan and Janet Street-Porter. Contains some strong language. [S] 
00:45Inside the Foreign Office 3/3. Brits In Trouble: Documentary series. This episode follows three diplomats trying to aid Brits who find themselves in difficulty overseas. [S,SL] 
01:45Made in Great Britain Shoes The makers discover how Northampton dominated the shoe industry for centuries, becoming the shoe capital of Britain and exporting fancy footwear all over the globe. [AD,S,SL] 
02:45Roots 4/4. Chicken George makes his way back to America, where he hopes to be reunited with his family. Contains graphic violence, sexual violence and some upsetting scenes. [AD,S] 
04:10This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
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]