This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 on Friday, August 23 2019

02:15This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two. 
06:30A Matter of Life and Debt 4/10. A loan helps a couple from Cornwall make a career U-turn hiring out vintage camper vans, and a young man with a passion for plants branches out thanks to crowdfunding. [S] 
07:15Animal Park Summer Special 14/15. There is a crisis in Koala Creek as poorly Violet needs surgery to investigate worrying breathing problems. [S] 
08:00Gardeners' World Adam Frost shows the progress in his garden since spring. Adam dispels the confusion of the summer pruning of wisteria and shows us an ingenious solution to planting in dry shade under trees. [S,SL] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The BBC News at Nine with in-depth discussion and analysis as well as breaking news. [S] 
10:00Victoria Derbyshire 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] 
13:00Curious Creatures 2/10. In this animal quiz show, Kate Humble, Chris Packham and Lucy Cooke take a look at all creatures great and small. Niall Strawson and Ferne Corrigan are today's panellists. [S] 
13:30Home Away From Home A couple from Nottingham swap homes with two friends from Warrington as they try out a new lifestyle. But will they love or loathe the experience? [S] 
14:15Heir Hunters 5/20. Michael Buerk and the Heir Hunters uncover a family secret while tracing heirs to John Clench's estate. The case of Roy Rogerson reveals an exciting career choice. [S] 
15:00Lorraine Pascale: How to Be a... ...Better Cook. 6/6. Lorraine Pascale shows how to create meals for friends and family. Lorraine creates a Chinese-inspired menu including sweet and sour ribs. [S,AD] 
15:30Hairy Bikers' Best of British 22/30. The bikers continue their culinary journey through time as they celebrate British food. The bikers create mouth-watering dishes with rabbit, grouse and venison. [S] 
16:15World's Sneakiest Animals 1/3. Chris Packham meets the animals using devious tactics and sneaky tricks to survive, from illusionist zebras to vanishing geckos and shape-shifting cuttlefish. [S] 
17:15Antiques Road Trip 25/25. Antiques challenge. It is the last leg for Angus Ashworth and David Harper, and they park the classic VW and go for a walk. [S] 
18:00Celebrity Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts a special celebrity edition of the quiz. Can a team of journalists and One Show reporters win the cash prize for their charity? [S] 
18:30Great British Railway Journeys Michael builds a bivouac with a group of Scouts, learns about war horses in the New Forest and investigates beach huts in Bournemouth. [S,AD] 
19:00Monkman & Seagull's Genius... ...Guide to Britain. 3/4. Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull present a guide to Northern Ireland, starting with a look at a piece of aviation history that has saved thousands of lives. [S] 
19:30Mastermind 3/31. Subjects include the Thirty Years' War, Genesis and Firefly and Serenity. [S] 
20:00Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone... ...Fishing. 4/6. At the Upper Tamar Lakes, Paul and Bob fish for the predatory perch. When Bob reveals this week's accommodation which leaves Paul almost speechless. [S,AD] 
20:30Gardeners' World Monty has plenty of inspiration for gardeners from planting for late summer colour to tidying up herbs and pruning soft fruit. Nick Bailey concludes his journey into the clematis world. [S] 
21:00Fosse/Verdon 5/8. Three months after checking himself out of a psychiatric clinic, Bob hires a weekend house in the country to help comfort the recently bereaved Neil Simon. Contains some strong language. [S,AD] 
22:00QI 14/18. Sandi Toksvig looks at pathology with Sindhu Vee, Rhod Gilbert, Ed Byrne and Alan Davies. Contains adult humour. [S] 
22:30Newsnight The day's important national and international news stories with Katie Razzall. [S] 
23:00Weather Weather bulletin. [S] 
23:05Edinburgh Nights with Nish Kumar Comedian Ed Byrne explores whether he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children and Hear Word brings together ten of Nigeria's biggest stars in a frank and funny show. [S] 
23:35Ouch Storytelling Live 2019 Chris McCausland presents funny and fascinating stories told by disabled people and those with mental health difficulties. This year's theme, Lost and Found, is particularly revealing. [S] 
00:25The Conjoined Twins: An... ...Impossible Decision. Ibrahima has to face life-and-death decisions about the future of his children. [S,AD,SL] 
01:25This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two.