This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Monday, December 16 2019

03:35This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two. 
06:30The Repair Shop 20/40. The team take on a broken tape-recording machine, a costume that once belonged to a 1950s strong woman and a broken wind-up car. [S] 
07:15Island Medics 5/10. A 95-year-old navy veteran is winched from the deck of a cruise ship, having lain undiscovered in his cabin for 11 hours. [S,AD] 
08:00Mountain Vets 4/6. Maurice delivers a valuable litter of 11 sniffer dogs, Rachel operates on a therapy dog with possible cancerous skin growths, and a woman with Asperger's adopts a wild bird. [S,AD,SL] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The latest headlines, breaking news and sport from the BBC newsroom. [S] 
10:00Victoria Derbyshire With original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and the latest breaking news, Victoria Derbyshire presents the BBC's morning news and current affairs programme. [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. [S] 
12:15Politics Live The political stories of the day. [S] 
13:00Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts the show where every day a new team of challengers take on what is probably the greatest quiz team in Britain, made up of some of the country's top quizzers. [S] 
13:30The Best Christmas Food Ever Paul Ainsworth and Catherine Fulvio are joined by presenter Dominic Littlewood as they share culinary secrets, perfect for creating delicious festive flavours for Christmas. [S,AD] 
14:15Royal Recipes 1/3. Presenter Michael Buerk and chef Anna Haugh knock up a dish served at a royal wedding. Historian Dr Polly Russell goes to Gloucester to trace the history of an ancient royal delicacy,. [S] 
14:30Noel Coward: Talking Pictures A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by award-winning actor Noel Coward, with archive interviews and classic clips. Narrated by Sylvia Syms. [S] 
15:00Brief Encounter Film A chance meeting in a railway station brings together two married people. They fall in love, but their secret happiness is marred by the furtive way they must carry on the affair. [1945] [S] 
16:30The Hairy Bikers Home for... ...Christmas. 7/10. The Hairy Bikers create mouthwatering festive dishes and get into the spirit of the season with special guest Sally Lindsay. [S,AD] 
17:15Flog It! 53/60. At Culzean Castle, experts Raj Bisram and Anita Manning find a selection of golf memorabilia and a trio of Moorcroft ceramics. [S] 
18:00Richard Osman's House of Games 31/50. Comedian Lolly Adefope, journalist and presenter Dan Walker, presenter Sarah Greene and comedian Miles Jupp take on a series of challenging quiz games selected by Richard Osman. [S] 
18:30Only Connect Quiz Special 4/4. Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the quiz show about making connections. The QI Elves and Inquisitors compete in a special edition of the quiz. [S] 
19:00Inside the Christmas Factory Exploring the fascinating factory processes behind Christmas cake, baubles, brandy and more. And why Christmas tree lights are called fairy lights. [S,AD] 
20:00Only Connect 15/28. Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. Two teams who won their first match return to fight it out for a place in the quarter-finals. [S] 
20:30University Challenge 21/37. In the second round of the competition for students, two more teams do battle to reach the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. [S] 
21:00Responsible Child Factual drama following the story of Ray, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence who finds himself standing trial for murder. [S,AD] 
22:30Cunk & Other Humans on 2019 Christmas comedy from Philomena Cunk and friends. [S] 
22:35Newsnight The day's important national and international news stories. With Emily Maitlis. [S] 
23:15Weather Weather bulletin. [S] 
23:20Love & Friendship Film Drama. Lady Susan temporarily moves in with her sister-in-law. Together with her best friend, she contrives sly plans to get her daughter and herself a husband. [2016] [S,AD] 
00:50The Apprentice 6/14. Lord Sugar challenges the candidates to create and market a new rollercoaster. [S,SL] 
01:50Countryfile John Craven visits a wood in Wiltshire that has been ravaged by ash dieback, while Adam Henson is in Lincolnshire to see for himself the impact of the recent devastating floods. [S,SL] 
02:45This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two.