If you're going no further than the sofa, here are some tips on what's worth watching on the box over the weekend. As ever, it's a busy one...

Pick of the weekend

I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, 9.00pm Sunday, TV3

The bug-chewing celebrity rumble in the jungle returns as a brand new cast of attention-seekers head Down Under and battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

Leaving their plush pads and luxuries far behind, the celebrity campers will spend up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian Jungle, with a whole host of brand new nasty surprises created just for them.

This also marks the return to TV of Ant McPartlin, who once again co-presents the show with his permanent companion, Dec Donnelly.

Ant, of course, recently checked himself into rehab for anxiety, depression and an addiction to prescription medication. Fingers crossed, all’s well with him now.

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New or Returning Shows

Evil – A Would You Believe Special, 10.35pm Sunday, RTÉ One

In this first of two programmes, through psychology, psychiatry, neurology, criminology and theology, reporter Mick Peelo attempts to get to the heart of evil.

Mick Peelo visits Jim and Rose Callaly whose daughter Rachel was brutally murdered by her husband Joe O’Reilly in 2004. To this day they still believe that O’Reilly contains within him the characteristics of evil.

Peelo also talks to psychotherapist Christine Louise de Cannonville who has clinical and personal experience of Evil and its malevolence. She believes there are three faces of evil and they have their roots in narcissism.

Just the thing to guarantee a solid Sunday night’s sleep!

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Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, 8.10pm Saturday, BBC One

Bafta award-winner Michael McIntyre returns with a third season of his family entertainment show.

Featuring music from Emeli Sandé and Stereophonics, there’s comedy from Michael himself and Strictly hero Ed Balls plays Celebrity Send To All.

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David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii, 10.40pm Saturday, BBC Two

I wouldn’t watch this for anything less than a substantial stipend, but fans of prog rock Pink Floyd should enjoy this audio-visual spectacular that covers Gilmour’s career in and out of the Floyd, whose early stuff was great. Y’know, when Syd Barrett was around.

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Country Music Awards: Highlights, 10.00pm Sunday, BBC Four

Bob Harris whispers his way through highlights from the 51st annual CMA Awards bash in Nashville, Tennessee. Among the performers at the event – not necessarily appearing here, of course – are Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts and Ireland’s own Niall Horan.

Gregory Porter’s Popular Voices, 9.50pm Friday, BBC Four

Grammy award-winning soul and jazz star Gregory Porter takes viewers on a 100-year celebration through the mystery, joy and pain that lies behind some of the greatest voices in modern music.

In the first episode he explores popular music’s most magnificent voices, the show-stoppers, from Caruso to Ella to Freddie Mercury.

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Van Morrison Live At Eden, midnight Saturday, BBC Four

Here’s Van Morrison and his band at Cornwall’s Eden Project on 1 July 2017, performing hits including Have I Told You Lately, Here Comes the Night, Moondance and Brown Eyed Girl.

Children in Need, 7.30pm Friday, BBC One & BBC Two

The BBC Children In Need Appeal Show is back with an all-star line-up of presenters as Tess Daly, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc, Ade Adepitan, Rochelle and Marvin Humes guide viewers through a night of dazzling entertainment and aim to raise millions of pounds for BBC Children In Need.

Highlights include the cast of EastEnders revealing hidden talents as they sing their way round The Square in a show-stopping musical medley. Here's a preview of that:

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Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther, 9.40pm Friday, RTÉ2

This is a two-part dramatisation of the life of religious reformer Martin Luther, whose unhappiness with the catholic church turned him into one of the Christian world’s most influential and divisive characters.

Ending this weekend

Junior Eurovision, 9.20pm Sunday, TG4

The four remaining performers take to the stage for the last time to determine who gets to go to Georgia to represent Ireland.

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Volatile Earth: Killer Hurricanes, 7.00pm Saturday, Channel 4

Scientists look at the Great Hurricane of 1780, which is the deadliest Atlantic tropical storm on record. It killed an estimated 28,000 people across the Caribbean.

Unreported World, 7.30pm Friday, Channel 4

Sophie Morgan finds out more about the abuse of young prison inmates in Australia.

New to Download

Marvel’s The Punisher, from Friday, Netflix

The bods at Netflix keep the Marvel flames burning with this, the latest addition to a TV franchise that includes such great shows as Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (played by Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld.

Now known throughout the Big Apple as an angry-as-hell vigilante called the Punisher, he feels duty bound to discover the truth about injustices that affect people other than his own family.

All 13 original episodes of the first season are available now.

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Don't Miss

Strictly Come Dancing, 6.45pm Saturday, BBC One

For one week only, Strictly packs its sparkly suitcases and relocates to Blackpool as the show is broadcast live from the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

The main show kicks off with a grand group performance fit to fill the massive Tower ballroom, and the stakes are high as the celebrities and their professional partners are feeling the pressure as the Glitter Ball trophy is in sight and the Grand Final only a month away.

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Chat Show Line-ups

The Late Late Show, 9.35pm, Friday, RTÉ One

Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell and John Lithgow lead the charge, with Peter Kay, Christy Moore, James Nesbitt and Alison Spittle joining Ryan Tubridy in studio.

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The Ray D’Arcy Show, 10.10pm Saturday, RTÉ One

Business woman and cancer survivor Majella O'Donnell, rugby analyst Brent Pope, food writer and broadcaster Pru Leith, plus weather presenters Joanna Donnelly, Gerry Murphy and Michelle Dillon – and Stevie the Robot.

The Jonathan Ross Show, 9.40pm, Sunday, 3e

On a little later than usual due to I’m a Celebrity... this week’s guests include comedian Peter Kay, actor Luke Evans, and the multi-talented Sheridan Smith

Weekend movies

Atonement, 11.00pm Sunday, Channel 4

A young Saoirse Ronan is great here as a confused and jealous 13-year-old and Keira Knightley’s pretty good too in this ultimately devastating story about misunderstanding and lost love.

The super cast also includes James McAvoy, Romola Garai, and Vanessa Redgrave.

You’d have to be a sociopath not to be moved by this adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel of the same name.

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Also...

The Wicker Man, 9.00pm Sunday, TCM

One of the great horror films, it stars Edward Woodward as a police sergeant sent to a Scottish island in search of a missing girl, where lots of strange activities are practised.

Man on the Moon, 12.20am Saturday, BBC One

Jim Carrey is perfect for the role of the unique American comedian Andy Kaufman, best known for his role in 1970s’ sitcom Taxi.

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Box Set Binge

Hunderby, Sky Box Sets

Julia Davis’s delightfully warped sense of humour reaches its zenith with this fantastic, filthy comedy that takes potshots at the much-loved period drama.

Shipwreck survivor Helene (Alexandra Roach) is washed ashore near a small English village and gets promptly swept off her feet by a widowed pastor (Alex Macqueen).

She soon finds herself living under the watchful eye of the pastor’s spooky housekeeper Dorothy (Julia Davis), who immediately takes a dislike to her.

And then she meets the local medic, Dr Foggerty (Rufus Jones) and they really hit it off.

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