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What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Strictly Come Dancing Launch Show 2018 (BBC One, 7.35pm)

New series. The pro-celebrity ballroom contest hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman returns, featuring a medley of Nile Rodgers’ greatest hits performed by Chic and the man himself. Nile is also joined by Craig David and Stefflon Don for a special performance of their new single. The line-up this year features former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts, Casualty actor Charles Venn (Jacob Masters), Red Dwarf’s Danny John-Jules, Steps singer Faye Tozer, former England cricketer Graeme Swann, YouTube personality Joe Sugg, BBC newsreader Kate Silverton, TV presenter and campaigner Katie Piper, Paralympic swimmer and paratriathlete Lauren Steadman, Blue singer and former EastEnders actor Lee Ryan, This Morning doctor Ranj Singh, stand-up comedian Seann Walsh, investigative journalist Stacey Dooley, TV presenter and fashion expert Susannah Constantine, and radio DJ Vick Hope. 

The Ray D’Arcy Show (RTÉ One, 9.35pm)

New series. The broadcaster presents the prime-time Saturday night chat-show, featuring an irreverent mix of chat, comedy and music alongside guests from all walks of Irish life. Love Island winners Jack and Dani will be giving Ray an exclusive insight in to life beyond the villa, while Derry Girls’ Lisa McGee will be letting us in on some series two secrets (hopefully.)

Drive (BBC Two, 11.00pm)

A stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver tries to protect the wife and child of an imprisoned criminal. Upon his release, the convict is forced to rob a pawnshop to pay off his gangland debts, with the driver offering his assistance. However, the job goes awry and the driver is drawn into a conflict with the Mafia. Crime drama, with Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston.


Everyone’s talking about: Brooklyn Nine-Nine


NBC added an extra five episodes to the show’s sixth season order. The network picked up the sitcom after it was cancelled by Fox in May. (Twitter)


Or flick over for:

  • Massacre at Ballymurphy (Channel 4, 9.00pm) Documentary investigating the massacre in West Belfast in August 1971, in which 11 people died when British troops opened fire on Catholic residents. 
  • The X Factor (Virgin Media One, 8.30pm) The SSE Arena Wembley is the location as the audition rounds continue in the talent contest.
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (RTÉ Two, 9.00pm) A chance to see Ludacris with an afro and Paul Walker and Vin Diesel drive some fast cars.

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