This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Saturday, December 23 2017

03:10This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:15An Island Parish: Shetland 2/6. Your People Shall Be My People: Series following community life on Unst. Islanders Frank and Jem Roberts prepare their Shetland ponies for the prestigious pony assessment. [AD,S] 
06:45The Bishop's Wife Film Family comedy drama about an angel who assumes human form to help a bishop repair his marriage and build his dream cathedral. [B&W, 1947] [S] 
08:30The Big Family Cooking Showdown 2/12. Competitive food show. The Karim family from west London go up against the Dawes family from Hampshire. Will the Karims, with their Indian recipes, curry favour with the judges? [AD,S] 
09:30The Muppets Film Comedy. When an oil well is discovered below the Muppet theatre, the gang must reform and combine forces in order to save the building from demolition. [2011] [AD,S] 
11:10Nature's Wildest Weapons:... ...Horns, Tusks and Antlers: Natural World. Professor Doug Emlen discovers the secrets of nature's arms races, what triggers them and what they can teach us. [S] 
12:10Mary Berry's Absolute Christmas... ...Favourites. 1/2. Mary Berry shows how to prepare for the festive season with dishes including horseradish mustard beef and chocolate mousse cake. She also visits a stilton factory. [AD,S] 
12:40Nigella's Christmas Table Nigella decamps to the countryside for her cosiest Christmas yet. Recipes include roast duck, garlic and parmesan mashed potato gratin and brandy salted caramel ice cream. [AD,S] 
13:40The Millionaire's Gift Guide Documentary entering the world of luxury through the eyes of the planners and suppliers who help the super rich spend their money. [S] 
14:40Bette and Joan: Talking Pictures Sylvia Syms looks through the BBC archives to tell the story of one of Hollywood's greatest ever feuds - the rivalry between legendary actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. [S] 
15:10Mildred Pierce Film Classic melodrama about a woman who struggles to build up her own business from scratch in a vain attempt to satisfy her snobbish, ungrateful daughter. [B&W, 1945] [S] 
17:00Hotel Armadillo: Natural World David Attenborough looks at the giant armadillo, examining how this seldom-seen animal helps scores of other creatures to thrive in the Pantanal of Brazil. [S] 
18:00Bill Film Family comedy from the performers of Horrible Histories. Young Bill Shakespeare leaves Stratford to follow his latest dream, to be a playwright in London. [2015] [AD,S] 
19:30Ulster Rugby Live Connacht v Ulster Stephen Watson presents live Pro14 rugby coverage as Ulster travel to Connacht. Studio guests are Eddie O'Sullivan and Stephen Ferris. [S] 
21:30Feud: Bette and Joan 3/8. Mommie Dearest: A truce seems on the cards when both actresses reveal hardships in their lives. Contains some strong language and some sexual content. [S] 
22:20Feud: Bette and Joan 4/8. More or Less: The word on the street is that Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? will bomb. Contains some strong language. [S] 
23:10Other Voices - A Feast for the... ...Senses. The best in new musical talent perform at Belfast's Duncairn Centre. Including music from Beoga, Jealous of the Birds, Ryan Vail, Picture This, Rosie Carney and Touts. [S] 
00:10The Year in Music 2017 Claudia Winkleman and Clara Amfo look back at 2017's music highlights - featuring the best albums, biggest artists and most unforgettable performances. Contains some strong language. [S] 
01:10BBC News The latest national and international news from the BBC. [S] 
01:45Mary Berry's Christmas Party Mary Berry opens kitchen to some of TV's best-loved faces as they join her in cooking delicious dishes especially for her Christmas party table. [AD,S,SL] 
02:45This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S]