What’s new ? 10 best TV and streaming tips for Saturday

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Music fans should check out the various components of Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet, there’s more to Strictly Come Dancing, while James Vincent McMorrow is featured on Soundtrack to My Life. . .

Take of the day

Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet, 5:30 p.m., BBC One

Soundtrack of the Saturday night party sorted.

Here’s live coverage of the unique 24-hour event that starts early and continues through the night.

Emma Willis and Ade Adepitan will present the star-studded global concert that spans six continents and aims to unite people in the fight against poverty and climate change.

Hugh Jackman reveals his involvement, while Roman Kemp, Clara Amfo and Ana Matronic are backstage in London, New York and Paris.

Elton John (above) performs at the base of the Eiffel Tower, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Kylie Minogue are in London, and there’s a BTS exclusive in Seoul.

Coverage continues with Ed Sheeran in Paris and Duran Duran in London (9:20 p.m., BBC One), then Stormzy, Nile Rodgers and CHIC (10:10 p.m., BBC Two).

Do not miss

Strictly Come Dancing, 7:00 p.m., BBC One

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first real show in this year’s hugely popular series.

They will feature the 15 celebrities in their first routines, eager to be this year’s Bill Bailey – not just another Ann Widdecombe.

Judging by their efforts, Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Ballroom King Anton Du Beke, now installed as permanent panelists.

No one will be leaving tonight – but the judges’ marks will carry over to next week’s show.

Soundtrack of Ma vie, 9:35 p.m., RTÉ One

James Vincent McMorrow (below) performs the songs that mean the most to him with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

He will also be a duet with Gemma Dunleavy and invite Dublin band The Scratch to collaborate with the orchestra on a heavy metal track.

He also chats with Niall Breslin about how the release of his debut album was a defining moment and reveals how he handled his subsequent success.

New or returning shows

The Graham Norton Show, 10:00 p.m., Virgin Media One

If you missed it last night on BBC One, here is the opening episode of the new season of Graham Norton’s longtime chat show.

The sofa has a major 007 look, as Graham is joined by the stars of the long-awaited James Bond film No time to die.

Daniel Craig (above) – making his last appearance as 007 – is joined by Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek.

Graham is also chatting with world superstar Ed Sheeran, who performs his new single Shivers.

Britain’s Forgotten Wars with Tony Robinson, 8:20 p.m., Channel 4

Tony Robinson (below) reflects on the conflicts Britain was involved in during the second half of the 20th century.

Will Northern Ireland be mentioned?

The story begins with Operation Desert Storm in 1990, when 35 nations retaliated against the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait.

The servicemen share their memories of one of the first wars televised live across the world and reflect on how many of those same armies would end up in Iraq a decade later.

New to broadcast

In the labyrinth, Sky Cinema & NOW

Dustin Hoffman and Toni Servillo star in this intriguing Italian mysterious thriller.

When a kidnapped girl is found 15 years after her kidnapping, a famous psychiatrist and a retired detective risk everything to unravel the mystery and find a vicious killer.

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Saturday cinema

Pulp Fiction, 9:45 p.m., RTÉ2

While not as impressive (or skinny) as his first film, Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino’s second feature is an extremely enjoyable crime film.

The film rejuvenated John Travolta’s career and also stars Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer.

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It follows a series of interrelated stories about the Los Angeles underworld. Primarily, a hitman plays the role of guardian for his boss’s wife, and he and his partner deal with a corpse following a gun accident.

Meanwhile, a stranded boxer runs away after refusing to fight, and two lovers plot a heist at a restaurant.

King’s Choice, 9:00 p.m., BBC Four

Here is a really good historical drama, which focuses on King Haakon VII and the Norwegian royal family before and immediately after the German invasion of Norway in April 1940.

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As Hitler’s Third Reich army continues to advance on Norway, the king faces a decision that will change his country forever.

It’s in Norwegian, Danish and German, but you’re already used to subtitles, eh?

Deadpool 2, 9:20 p.m., Channel 4

Here’s a nice action comedy sequel, starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, and Zazie Beetz.

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Marvel’s sarcastic anti-hero meets Russell, a gifted youngster pursued by a heavily armed cyborg from the future.

With the help of another Domino mutant and five less fortunate teammates, they attempt to defeat the villainous Cable.

family movie

Johnny English Strikes Again, 6:35 p.m., RTÉ One

Always Good for Laughs, this is the third film in the spy comedy series, starring Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller and Olga Kurylenko.

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This time around, a sinister cyberattack reveals the identity of all the undercover agents active in Britain.

The hapless secret agent Johnny English is sent on a mission to the south of France to protect the queen and the country, and find the responsible hacker.

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