This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Friday, August 21 2020

02:15This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two. 
06:05Animal Park 4/15. Ben and Kate see how koalas get ready to mate, the keepers finally outwit the park's secretive spotted hyenas, and Jean joins rescue training on the lake. [S,AD] 
06:50Call That Hard Work? 4/10. A head housekeeper, a telemarketing MD and a vineyard manager swap jobs to see which is hardest. [S] 
07:35Meerkat Manor: When Flower Met... ...Hannibal. 6/13. As Mozart's banishment continues, Flower and the pups get into a vicious fight with the Commandos when the Whiskers get split up. [S,AD] 
08:00Bears About the House 1/2. Conservationist Giles Clark is in Laos to tackle wildlife crime and build a bear sanctuary. Mary, a baby sun bear, arrives and needs urgent care, and two moon bears are also rescued. [S,AD,SL] 
09:00Ultimate Swarms Zoologist and explorer George McGavin searches for the world's most spectacular swarms, discovering why they are the ultimate solution to surviving against all odds. [S,AD] 
10:00BBC News Twenty-four hours a day, the latest national and international stories as they break. [S] 
13:00The Boss 2/25. Susan Calman hosts the quiz show where being in control is everything. Who will emerge as the boss and walk away with the cash? [S] 
13:45Curious Creatures 5/10. Kate Humble hosts the quiz show which delves into the animal kingdom. Team captains Chris Packham and Lucy Cooke are joined by wildlife wonders Niall Strawson and Simon King. [S] 
14:15A Place to Call Home 5/12. Australian period drama. As Sarah and George depart with Leah and David to Canberra, a distraught Regina attempts to stop George. [S] 
15:05A to Z of TV Cooking 16/26. John Torode sifts through the archives and serves up a selection of mouthwatering cookery clips from some of the nation's favourite chefs linked by the letter P. [S] 
15:15Incredible Medicine: Dr... ...Weston's Casebook. 5/6. Gabriel Weston uncovers extraordinary cases that are disclosing new discoveries about the human body, including a man with bones as strong as granite. [S,AD] 
16:15World's Weirdest Events 5/8. Chris Packham explores the unexplained, unexpected and unidentifiable. Chris reveals how deadly poisonous frogs can save lives, and why we see faces in everything. [S,AD] 
17:15Flog It! 28/40. In Yorkshire, Caroline Hawley is entertained by some Laurel and Hardy autographs. [S] 
18:00Richard Osman's House of Games 5/100. Ade Edmondson, Ed Gamble, Miquita Oliver and Kate Thornton take on their final series of quiz games and an overall champion is crowned. [S] 
18:30Meerkat Manor: United We Stand 7/13. Mozart is allowed to return to the family, but there serious consequences ensue when the Whiskers battle with the Commandos. [S,AD] 
19:00Today at the Test: England v... ...Pakistan. Highlights from the opening day of the final Test match between England and Pakistan. [S] 
20:00Gardeners' World 23/32. At Longmeadow, Monty plans for next spring when he plants some early-flowering wildflowers and gives his recipes for the different compost mixes he uses to take successful cuttings. [S] 
21:00Lady Bird Film Lady Bird expects much from life, but strained relationships keep clipping her wings. Contains very strong language and some scenes of a sexual nature. [2018] [S,AD] 
22:30State of the Union 7/10. Louise and Tom, too often distracted down quarrelsome cul-de-sacs, need a more constructive outlook. Contains some strong language. [S,AD] 
22:45Newsnight The day's important national and international news stories. With Katie Razzall. [S] 
23:15Weather Weather bulletin. [S] 
23:20Golf: Women's Open Highlights Highlights from day two of the Women's Open at Royal Troon, where the world's top female golfers are battling it out in the first major to take place this season. [S] 
00:20The Levelling Film After her brother dies, Clover returns home to rebuild her relationship with her father. Contains strong language and some upsetting scenes. [2015] [S] 
01:40Escaping My Abuser - Panorama Victoria Derbyshire investigates what the coronavirus lockdown meant for those trapped with an abusive partner, and meets some of those who managed to escape. [S,SL] 
02:10Cuba: Castro vs the World 1/2. Spies, revolutionaries and diplomats reveal the secrets of how a small island in the Caribbean challenged the world. [S,AD,SL] 
03:10This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two.