If you're going no further than the sofa, here are some tips on what's worth watching on the box over the weekend. And this one's unbelievably busy!

Pick of the weekend

Dancing with the Stars, 6.30pm Sunday, RTÉ One

Back for a second run after last year’s hugely successful debut season, Amanda Byram and Nicky Byrne return with a new set of celebs aiming to become the successor to 2017 winner Aidan O’Mahony.

This year’s contestants are Deirdre O’Kane, Marty Morrissey, Bernard O'Shea, Maia Dunphy, Norah Casey, Erin McGregor, Alannah Beirne, Jake Carter, Robert Heffernan, Tomás O'Leary and Anna Geary.

New or Returning Shows

Striking Out, 9.30pm Sunday, RTÉ One

Amy Huberman and Neil Morrissey are back for a second season of the drama about solicitor Tara Rafferty (Huberman) and her life both inside and out of court.

Tara is left reeling when a shed containing evidence in Vincent's inquiry has gone up in flames, she’s been evicted from her office, Ray has been arrested on trumped up charges, and it’s clear that Meg has betrayed her trust.

Attenborough and the Sea Dragon, 8.00pm Sunday, BBC One

On the Jurassic coast of Britain a remarkable 200 million year-old fossil is discovered - the bones of an Ichthyosaur - a giant sea dragon that ruled the oceans when the dinosaurs ruled the land.

In this one-hour special David Attenborough brings a passion project to the screen as he joins the hunt to bring this ancient creature’s story to life.

Dancing on Ice, 6.00pm Sunday, TV3

Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby host while judges Jane Torvill, Christopher Dean, Jason Gardiner  welcome newcomer Ashley Banjo. The competitors include Donna Air and Brooke Vincent.

Hawaii Five-O, 9.00pm Sunday, Sky One

The taskforce gets a shake-up in season eight as two new recruits step into Kono and Chin’s shoes: former Navy SEAL Junior Reigns (Beulah Koale) and Tani Rey (Meaghan Rath), a police academy outcast.

Rome Unpacked, 9.00pm Friday, BBC Two

The arts-and-eats duo Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli's latest Italian adventure brings them to The Eternal City in search of the greatest food and art that they can find off the beaten track.

Italy’s Invisible Cities, 7.20pm Sunday, RTÉ 2

More Italy! Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2,500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins.

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Michael Palin: Life on Screen, 9.00pm Sunday, BBC Two

This special one-hour documentary reflects on Michael Palin’s fascinating career as a Bafta-winning actor, writer and presenter.

The former Python speaks candidly in this in-depth interview, which has been filmed at The Reform Club in London, where he famously started and ended his televised journey Around The World In 80 Days.

Hard Sun, 9.35pm Saturday, BBC Two

Charlie Hicks (Jim Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) are detectives who, while investigating a murder in the inner city, stumble upon proof that the world faces certain destruction - in five years.

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MacGyver, 8.00pm Sunday, Sky One

Nerdy hero MacGyver (Lucas Till) and his crack clandestine team return to fend off more baddies with ingenious methods. Season two begins in the Middle East, where Mac and the gang attempt to free a Navy SEAL held in captivity.

NCIS, 9.00pm Friday, FOX

Back for a 15th season, The NCIS team continues their search for Gibbs and McGee two months after they went missing fighting rebels in Paraguay. Meanwhile, Vance and Torres are summoned to a congressional hearing.

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NCIS: Los Angeles, 10.00pm Sunday, Sky One

As season nine begins, Granger’s replacement Shay Mosley (Nia Long), steps in and shakes up the team, Hetty hands in her retirement papers and mysteriously vanishes, while Sam’s still reeling from the death of his wife.

Catchphrase Celebrity Special, 7.00pm Saturday, TV3

Popular host Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the hit game show, with guests that include breakfast TV host Lorraine Kelly, Diversity star, Ashley Banjo and Benidorm actor, Jake Canuso.

The Voice UK, 8.00pm Saturday, TV3

Emma Willis presents as the new run of the singing contest begins. Returning judges Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson and will.i.am are joined by newcomer Olly Murs.

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Ending this weekend

Feud: Bette and Joan, 9.15pm Saturday, BBC Two

The final episodes begin with Joan (Jessica Lange) filming in Louisiana and frustrated by the convivial atmosphere that Bette (Susan Sarandon)  is creating with her co-stars while she tries to sleep, and is further frustrated when her rival insists on watching her scenes being shot.

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New to Download, from Friday, Netflix

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Collections

In Jerry Seinfeld's unique and often hilarious series, he picks up a guest comedian in a cool car, then they set off for laugh-filled conversations fueled by caffeine.

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Don't Miss

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, 9.00pm Friday, Channel 4

Director-producer Ron Howard's evocative and award-winning documentary charts the brief but wildly successful period the Beatles spent on the road.

During that brief span, they helped to forge a global pop culture and set the template for pretty much every rock or pop tour since.

The documentary traces this period through beautifully restored footage from their live shows, starting in Manchester in 1963 and ending at their final gig (well, bat the Apple roof job in 1969) in San Francisco.

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Chat Show Line-ups

The Late Late Show, 9.35pm Friday, RTÉ One

Ryan Tubridy'sa guests include Operation Transformation host Kathryn Thomas, contestants from First Dates Ireland, model Tia Duffy, Broadcaster Valerie Cox and celebrity hairstylist Trudy Hayes.

Graham Norton’s Good Guest Guide, 10.35pm Friday, BBC One

Graham Norton presents his very own guide on how to be a good guest with a set of easy-to-remember rules, and uses classic clips from his back catalogue featuring some of the world's biggest stars to illustrate his advice.

The Ray D’Arcy Show, 9.55pm Saturday, RTÉ One

Denise McCormack, Dancing with the Stars judges Loraine Barry and Brian Redmond, current Dancing with the Stars champion Aidan O'Mahony, businesswoman Michelle Mone, actress Denise McCormack, and football analyst Richie Sadlier.

Weekend movies

The Lego Movie, 6.35pm Saturday, RTÉ One

Chris Pratt and Will Ferrell feature in this animated classic where - as the song goes - Everything is Awesome. Well, up to a point.

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be prophesied as special, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

Read our review here

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Also . . .

The Day after Tomorrow, 9.25pm, RTÉ 2

Dennis Quaid stars as Jack Hall, a paleoclimatologist who make a daring trek from Washington DC to New York to find his son (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), trapped in a storm that plunges Earth into a new Ice Age.

Read our review here

Logan, 8.00pm Saturday, Sky Cinema Premiere

It’s 2029 and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is a troubled recluse struggling to care for the ailing and ageing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) while eking out a living as a chauffeur along the Mexican border.

It’s nicely timed for Saturday night viewing on the Sky Cinema Premiere channel but is also available on demand at Sky Cinema.

Read our review here

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Box Set Binge

Girls: Seasons 1-6, from Saturday, Sky Box Sets and NOW TV

Inspired by some of writer, creator and star Lena Dunham’s real-life experiences, this Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning dramedy charts the misfortunes of four cash-strapped, self-absorbed and confused Brooklyn twentysomethings who are struggling to find their feet in the world.

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