This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC HD on Tuesday, December 18 2018

03:45This Is BBC Two HD Highlights of programmes on BBC Two HD. [HD] [S] 
06:15Bargain Hunt 25/32. Oswestry: Two teams of friends take on the challenge at the Oswestry Showground. Natasha Raskin Sharp presents, while experts David Harper and Charles Hanson guide the teams. [HD] [AD,S] 
07:00This Farming Life An insight into modern farming life. Our old friends newlyweds Mel and Martin Irvine return to the series and introduce their newest member of the family, four-month-old Erin. [HD] [S] 
08:00MasterChef: The Professionals 9/21. The search for the UK's 2018 culinary superstar continues. The six strongest chefs from the week's heats attempt to impress Monica and Marcus in two high-stakes challenges. [AD,S,SL] 
09:00BBC News at 9 The latest headlines, breaking news and sport from the BBC newsroom. [HD] [S] 
10:00Victoria Derbyshire The BBC's daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking news. [HD] [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens. [HD] [S] 
12:15Politics Live Jo Coburn and guests discuss the big political issues of the day. [HD] [S] 
13:00Coast 8/23. Scotland's Western Isles: Neil Oliver searches for sea eagles, recently reintroduced to the island of Canna. Kate Rew hunts for the marvellously titled bone-eating snot flower. [HD] [AD,S] 
13:30Canterbury Cathedral 2/3. Pennies from Heaven: A year in the life of Canterbury Cathedral. The need for cathedral repairs reaches crisis point as Easter, the year's busiest festival, arrives. [HD] [AD,S] 
14:30The Hairy Bikers Home for... ...Christmas. 2/10. In Between Days: The Hairy Bikers create mouthwatering festive dishes and get into the spirit of the season with special guest Alex Jones. [HD] [AD,S] 
15:15Who Do You Think You Are? 7/10. Fearne Cotton: Celebrity genealogy series. Fearne Cotton learns about her Welsh great-grandfather who worked down a coal mine at 13 and ended up as a chemist. [HD] [AD,S] 
16:15David Attenborough's Natural... ...Curiosities. 2/6. Finding the Way: David Attenborough examines animals with an amazing ability to find their way - the dung beetle uses the sun, moon and even the Milky Way. [HD] [AD,S] 
16:45Eggheads 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. [HD] [S] 
17:15Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Jennifer Saunders and Patricia Potter Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Jennifer Saunders and best pal Patricia Potter take to the road on a humdinger of a trip. [HD] [S] 
18:00Mary 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. [HD] [AD,S] 
18:30Nigella'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. [HD] [AD,S] 
19:30Only Connect 1/4. Champion of Champions Special: Europhiles v String Section: Series 9 champions the Europhiles take on Series 11 winners the String Section. Victoria Coren Mitchell presents. [HD] [S] 
20:00MasterChef: The Professionals 19/21. The search for the UK's 2018 culinary superstar continues. It's the finals and the first challenge the chefs face is the chance to cook at the Chef's Table. [HD] [AD,S] 
21:00Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me 1/2. Wildlife series. Gordon Buchanan joins the Pazhetnovs, a pioneering family of biologists, in snowy Russia to rehabilitate six orphaned grizzly cubs back to the wild. [HD] [AD,S] 
22:00New: QI 9/18. Pubs - A Christmas Special: Quiz show. Sandi Toksvig has a Christmas knees-up in the pub with Alan Davies, Cariad Lloyd, Josh Widdicombe and Noel Fielding. [HD] [S] 
22:30Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Emily Maitlis. [HD] [S] Followed by weather. 
23:15NFL This Week Mark Chapman introduces the latest American football action from the NFL, with expert analysis by Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell. [HD] [S] 
00:05A Hotel for the Super Rich &... ...Famous. 2/2. Tom Kerridge launches the hotel's new restaurant. [AD,S,SL] 
01:05Babies: Their Wonderful World 2/3. Becoming Social: Documentary. Episode two looks at why we are born to respond to faces, what makes babies laugh and how we learn to empathise with others. [AD,S,SL] 
02:05Heir Hunters with Michael Buerk 19/20. The hunt for Joyce Copley's heirs leads to a successful blind musician. One of John Trevor Hoyle's relatives helped change the perception of guide dogs. [AD,S,SL] 
02:50Roots 2/4. Kunta marries Belle and the two have a daughter, Kizzy, who inherits her father's spirit. Contains graphic violence, sexual violence and some upsetting scenes. [HD] [AD,S] 
04:25This Is BBC Two HD Highlights of programmes on BBC Two HD. [HD] [S] 
06:00Great British Menu Central Dessert Culinary competition. With one dish left to impress, Marianne looks to raise a smile with her 'carry on' themed dessert, complete with surprise presentation. [HD] [S,SL]