This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 N Ireland on Thursday, May 31 2018

06:00Flog It! Trade Secrets Empire & Commonwealth - Part 2: Antiques series. The team looks at collectibles from the British Empire, and Charlie Ross and Adam Partridge explore the cricket museum at Lord's. [S] 
06:30Countryfile Spring Diaries 3/5. Countryfile spin-off series unveiling the secrets of spring. John Craven enlists with firefighters in south Wales. [S] 
07:15Hardball 13/20. Ore Oduba hosts a high-tension, fast-paced quiz where contestants battle to outrun the Hardball - if it overtakes them, it is game over. [S] 
08:00Love in the Countryside 3/6. Sara Cox joins eight rural romantics as they begin the journey to find love. Equine vet Heather and cattle and sheep farmer Christine's dates arrive to sample rural life. [AD,S,SL] 
09:00Victoria Derbyshire The BBC's daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking news. [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. [S] 
12:00Perfection Nick Knowles presents the true-or-false quiz show with 1,000 up for grabs in each episode if contestants answer all questions correctly and achieve absolute perfection. [S] 
12:45Rio Conchos Film Fast-paced western, set at the close of the Civil War, about a group looking to discover who is behind the theft of a large shipment of rifles. [1964] [S] 
14:30Ray Mears Northern Wilderness 4/6. In Arctic Footsteps: In this episode of the documentary series, Ray Mears follows in the footsteps of unsung British hero John Rae, who was the first great Arctic explorer. [AD,S] 
15:30Edwardian Farm 2/12. Archaeologists Alex and Peter and historian Ruth try Edwardian life for a year. The team branch out into market gardening, all-year-round egg production and beef cattle. [AD,S] 
16:30Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Antiques challenge. Phil Serrell and Katherine Higgins battle it out at a car boot in West Sussex. Will hard haggler Phil's profits go up in smoke when he buys an old chimney? [S] 
17:15Antiques Road Trip 14/20. Antiques challenge. Christina Trevanion and James Braxton visit Southport in Merseyside. Christina discovers the connection between Liverpool Football Club and the Boer War. [S] 
18:00Richard Osman's House of Games 4/50. Naga Munchetty, Jordan Stephens, Sally Lindsay and David O'Doherty take on a series of challenging quiz games selected by the host, teatime quiz legend Richard Osman. [S] 
18:30Curious Creatures Kate Humble hosts the quiz show which delves into the animal kingdom. Team captains Chris Packham and Lucy Cooke are joined by Lizzie Daly and Rachel Parris. [S] 
19:00Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life 3/3. Burning North: Documentary revealing Mexico's astonishing wildlife, landscape and culture. Northern Mexico is the country's driest region, dominated by two great deserts. [AD,S] 
20:00Springwatch 2018 It is the end of the first week of this year's Springwatch, and the team reviews the extraordinary events that have already taken place. [S] 
21:00Million Pound Menu 3/6. Hollings and The Cheese Wheel: Restaurant concepts seek investments to launch their brand. Fred Sirieix welcomes British chophouse classics and an Italian-inspired fresh pasta stall. [AD,S] 
22:00True North: Tit for Tatt Documentary following two women confronting breast cancer by getting tattoos on their surgery scars, empowering them to move on with their lives with renewed confidence. [S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Emily Maitlis. [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15Detectorists 5/6. Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Andy and Lance become eco-warriors when they find their beloved oak tree is due to be felled. Andy stumbles upon treasure. [S] 
23:45The League of Gentlemen 3/3. Royston Vasey Mon Amour: The local authorities, the local paper and the local police play their part as the developing situation in Royston Vasey reaches its climax. Contains adult humour. [S] 
00:15The Bridge 3/8. Saga starts therapy for what she has self-diagnosed as post-traumatic stress. In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles. Contains some strong language and some violence. [S] 
01:15My Year with the Tribe 3/3. Will returns to Korowai to try and find August and his family, but relations break down and he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous situation. Contains some strong language. [AD,S,SL] 
02:15Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan Following the fight to save Borneo's critically endangered orangutans. Contains some upsetting scenes. [AD,S,SL] 
03:15This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:00Flog It! Trade Secrets Tools of the Trade - Part 2: Antiques series. Paul Martin looks at the domestic tools that should not be overlooked, including an expensive ear cleaner. [S]