This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 on Wednesday, May 29 2019

02:00This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two. 
06:20A1: Britain's Longest Road 2/10. Police box clever during a pursuit of a suspected stolen car. A driver faces a five-hour wait after breaking down in freezing conditions. [S] 
07:05Garden Rescue 16/40. Charlie Dimmock and Harry and David Rich are in St.Ives, Cambridgeshire, answering an SOS from Bernadette, a social worker in need of a garden to give her some 'me time'. [S] 
07:50Undiscovered Worlds with Steve... ...Backshall. Steve Backshall is in Yucatan, Mexico, on the trail of the ancient Maya. His team of explorers uncover macabre and sinister secrets deep underground. [S,AD,SL] 
08:50Lifeline Radzi Chinyanganya presents an appeal on behalf of Brathay Trust, a charity offering programmes to vulnerable young people to inspire them to make positive changes to their lives. [S] 
09:00BBC News at Nine The BBC News at Nine with in-depth discussion and analysis as well as breaking news. [S] 
10:00Victoria Derbyshire 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] 
13:00The Boss 1/25. 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] 
13:45Street Auction 5/10. People donate items to be auctioned off for a community member. The neighbours of Limavady resident Paula McElhinney surprise her with a pop-up auction. [S] 
14:30The TV That Made Me 17/20. Celebrities choose the TV moments that have shaped their lives. Brian Conley takes newsreader Penny Smith on a journey through the classic TV that influenced her. [S] 
15:15The Sweet Makers: A Tudor Treat 1/3. Four modern-day confectioners recreate a Tudor sugar banquet and discover how the quest to satisfy the nation's sweet tooth transformed Britain. [S,AD] 
16:15Super Cute Animals Gordon Buchanan goes to meet the world's cutest animals to reveal their hidden biology and find out why people have such a strong emotional response to them. [S,AD] 
17:15Flog It! The team visits the home of the Spencer family, Althorp in Northamptonshire. Antiques experts Charles Hanson and Will Axon find treasures to take to auction. [S] 
18:00Eggheads 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] 
18:30The Farmers' Country Showdown 3/20. Local farmers Neil and Eilidh Campbell face Willie and Sandra Taylor in the competitive cattle classes at Killin Agricultural Show in Scotland. [S] 
19:00Saving Lives at Sea 4/6. Following the RNLI. [S] 
19:30Springwatch Live from the Cairngorms, the team share the latest news from the cameras. Gillian Burke arrives in a new part of Cornwall where she hopes to catch up with more coastal wildlife. [S] 
21:00Summer of Rockets 2/6. The secret service tasks Samuel with spying on the Shaws in exchange for an order of his invention, and Hannah discovers that Kathleen has a tragic family secret. [S,AD] 
22:00Mum 3/6. Cathy and Michael get ready to go for a walk in the countryside, but Jason has concerns. Contains strong language. [S,AD] 
22:30Newsnight The day's important national and international news stories with Emma Barnett. [S] 
23:10BBC Weather Weather bulletin. [S] 
23:15Thatcher: A Very British... ...Revolution. 2/5. Mrs Thatcher struggles to cling to power as the economy collapses, riots break out and she is subverted by members of her own cabinet. [S,AD] 
00:15Surgeons: At the Edge of Life A surgeon removes a woman's oesophagus and uses her own stomach to replace it. Contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. [S,AD,SL] 
01:15Ambulance This episode follows staff on a Friday night shift. Saj, the performance manager, is concerned there aren't enough ambulances for all the patients needing them. [S,SL] 
02:15This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes BBC Two.