This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The latest headlines, breaking news and sport from the BBC newsroom. Also in HD. [S] 
10:00Victoria Derbyshire The BBC's daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking news. Also in HD. [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. Also in HD. [S] 
12:15Politics Live Jo Coburn and guests discuss the big political issues of the day. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
13:45Operation Snow Tiger 1/2. When three orphaned cubs are discovered, the team launch a desperate rescue mission. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
15:45Life in Polar Bear Town with... ...Gordon Buchanan. Gordon Buchanan heads to a tiny town in Canada at the peak of bear season to discover what life is really like in the 'polar bear capital of the world'. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
17:50Nativity! Film CBBC. A teacher (Martin Freeman) is put in charge of his primary school's Nativity. Also in HD. [2009] [AD,S] 
19:30Only Connect 3/4. Family Special: Lasletts v Meeples: The Lasletts and Meeples return for a very special one-off family edition. Also in HD. [S] 
20:00MasterChef: The Professionals 21/21. The three chefs face one last challenge: to cook the best three courses of their lives. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark. Also in HD. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15I'll Get This 1/6. Five celebrities meet at a restaurant and play games between courses to decide who pays. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S] 
23:45I'll Get This 2/6. Five celebrities meet at a restaurant and play games between courses to decide who pays. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [S] 
00:15I'll Get This 3/6. With Griff Rhys Jones, Scarlett Moffatt, Adil Ray, Angela Scanlon and Janet Street-Porter. Contains some strong language. Also in HD. [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. Also in HD. [AD,S] 
04:10This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. Also in HD. [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]