This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 on Saturday, October 20 2018

04:25This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. Also in HD. [S] 
06:45Top Class CBBC. Quarter-Final 1: Hamilton v Cardwell: Susan Calman presents the search to find the UK's smartest school. In this first quarter-final Hamilton College take on Cardwell. Also in HD. [S] 
07:15All Over the Place: Europe: Part 2 CBBC. Stuffed Dogs, Cave Art and Boat Slides: Ed Petrie and his friends rock out to prehistoric cave art in France. Also in HD. [S] 
07:45Wild & Weird 2 CBBC. Angry Animals: Tim and Naomi search the natural world for all things weird. This time featuring angry animals, including flying fish and a lemming terrorising a cat. Also in HD. [S] 
08:00Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom CBBC. 8/10. Widdowson: Dick and Dom reveal the genius of Elsie Widdowson, who helped to devise wartime rationing. Under her diet, Britain was the healthiest it had ever been. Also in HD. [S] 
08:30Got What It Takes? CBBC. Max and Harvey Music Video: Things get competitive when talented twins Max and Harvey arrive in the music mansion. The singers have to get creative in a music video challenge. Also in HD. [S] 
09:00Elephant Diaries 2/5. Series about orphaned elephants at the David Shelrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. The keepers pull out all the stops to give newly rescued blind baby Ndololo a second chance in life. [S] 
09:30Elephant Diaries 3/5. Series about orphaned elephants at the David Shelrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. A new baby orphan has been rescued in Tsavo, but needs to be flown to Nairobi if it is to survive. [S] 
10:00Talk to the Animals 2/2. Zoologist and animal explorer Lucy Cooke finds out how animals communicate with their friends and enemies. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
11:00Empire of the Desert Ants 2/14. Natural World visits the Arizona desert, where a new honey ant queen wages an intense battle for survival as she attempts to build and defend her empire. Also in HD. [S] 
12:00The Incredible Spice Men 5/5. Somerset: Cookery series. Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala sample some of Somerset's best produce. Recipes include gammon in cider and a chilli cheese toast extravaganza. Also in HD. [S] 
12:30Rick Stein From Venice to Istanbul Rick Stein embarks on a new gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul. His journey continues in Ravenna, where he discovers piadinas - a street food dating back to Roman times. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
13:30Homes Under the Hammer The team catches up on the progress made on projects in Anthorn in Cumbria, Hounslow in west London and Crewe in Cheshire. Also in HD. [S] 
14:30David Attenborough's Natural... ...Curiosities. Stretched to the Limit: Sir David investigates creatures that have made the ordinary extraordinary. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
14:50Britain's Ultimate Pilots:... ...Inside the RAF. 2/4. Recreating a World War II scramble puts RAF Hurricane pilots through their paces. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
15:50John Noakes: TV Hero An appreciation of John Noakes, Blue Peter's extraordinary master of derring-do from the people who knew him best. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
16:30Blue Peter: Big 60th Birthday CBBC. Sixty years on from Blue Peter's very first episode, past presenters return to celebrate with makes, games and lots of classic BP. Also in HD. [S] 
17:30A House Through Time 3/4. The story of the house from 1891 to 1945, through two World Wars and the Great Depression. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
18:30Dad's Army 3/6. Command Decision: Classic comedy about the Home Guard unit of Walmington-on-Sea. Captain Mainwaring puts the defence of the realm before personal pride. b&w. [S] 
19:00Mediterranean with Simon Reeve 2/4. Setting off from a snowy mountain ski resort in Cyprus, Simon Reeve finds an island and a capital city still deeply divided between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
20:00Elizabeth I's Secret Agents 1/3. A look at the world's first secret service. When the pope declares Queen Elizabeth I a heretic, spymaster William Cecil must stop the Catholic assassins getting through. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
21:00Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta... ...Have Us'. 2/3. Black Film Is Not a Genre: How black film-makers took back control of their stories in films like Black Panther. Contains very strong language. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
22:00QI XL 2/16. Peril: Quiz show. Sandi Toksvig looks at peril with Aisling Bea, Lee Mack, Jason Manford and Alan Davies. Also in HD. [S] 
22:45Snowfall 3/10. Prometheus Rising: Drama series. Teddy and Matt are in Colombia for their pickup, but things do not go smoothly for them. Contains very strong language and some violence. [AD,S] 
23:30Later Weekend with Jools Holland Joining Jools Holland on the show are Sigrid, Paul Weller, Jacob Banks, Villagers, Joe Bonamassa, Octavian and Rosalia. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S] 
00:35Half of a Yellow Sun Film Drama following twin sisters Olanna and Kainene as their lives take very different courses. Contains some sexual content and some violence. Also in HD. [2013] [S] 
02:20Trust 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. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
03:15This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. Also in HD. [S]