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

Pick of the weekend

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, 9.00pm Sunday, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

This promises to be a funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of the late and much-loved comedian, directed by the Emmy award-winning Marina Zenovich.

Her films include Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, which won two Emmy awards, so this isn't going to be some lame cut-and-paste job.

Told largely through his own words, this documentary explores Williams’ extraordinary life and career, and celebrates what he brought to comedy through his wild days in late 1970s' LA to his death in 2014.

With previously unheard and unseen glimpses into his creative process through interviews, home movies and onstage footage, this insightful tribute reveals what drove the comic to give voice to the characters in his mind.

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New or Returning Shows

Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls, 9.00pm Sunday, BBC Two

Retired British politician Ed Balls travels to America's Deep South, to immerse himself in the lives of those who put Trump in power and learn how this reality TV businessman won them over.

Trump promised to make Americans proud again, so Ed joins the 15,000 working-class Americans heading to Saint-Jo, Texas, with their monster trucks and Confederate flags for the wild Rednecks with Paychecks festival - the ultimate celebration of Southern Pride.

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Artist in Residence: The Football Club, 10.05pm Sunday, Channel 4

Portrait artist Tai Schierenberg has painted the likes of Stephen Hawking, Seamus Heaney and the Queen of England. Now he embarks on his most ambitious subject yet: football.

As part of a new strand where artists immerse themselves in unlikely and fascinating places, the film sees Tai spend a season as artist in residence at West Bromwich Albion, during one of their most turbulent seasons in living memory.

What starts as a behind-the-scenes look at the beautiful game becomes an emotional drama as the club battles to stave off relegation, featuring unusually frank interviews with players, management and fans.

My Family and the Galapagos, 8.00pm Saturday, Channel 4

Biologist, broadcaster and conservationist Monty Halls returns to the Galapagos Islands, his favourite place on Earth, to investigate the wonders and challenges that both define and threaten this awe-inspiring jewel of nature.

But this time he won't be adventuring there on his own. Monty will be accompanied by a unique research team: his wife Tam and daughters Isla and Molly. For three months they'll experience this utterly unique way of life.

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Reginald D Hunter's Songs of the Border, 9.00pm Saturday, BBC Two

Against the backdrop of President Trump's much-trumpeted wall, Reginald D Hunter takes a 2,000-mile road trip along the US-Mexico border to explore how romance and reality play out musically where third-world Mexico meets first-world USA on this broken road to the American dream.

Ending this weekend

Poldark, 9.00pm Sunday, BBC One

It's the season four finale and Elizabeth obtains a tonic designed to induce an early labour, hoping to persuade George that Valentine is his child once and for all - but the Warleggans' rift is plain as they return to Cornwall.

Meanwhile, Ross returns to Cornwall to mend things with Demelza, realising he killed Adderley because he could not kill Hugh.

Morwenna seeks out Drake and this time Elizabeth does not seek to intervene - but when George returns home to find Morwenna with Elizabeth in Trenwith, he banishes Morwenna from the estate.

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Hidden, 9.00pm Saturday, BBC Four

With Iona Harris under arrest and Nia Harris safe with child support workers, all of DI Cadi John and DS Owen Vaughan's attention is focused on Dylan Harris and bringing him to justice for all the suffering that he has caused.

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Tour de France 2018, 3.05pm Sunday, TG4

It's the final leg of the cycling world's most famous race, and the whole thing culminates in the sprint finish along the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

New to Download

Orange is the New Black, from Friday, Netflix

In the wake of the riot at the end of last season (which made for great watching, by the way), the women are taken to maximum security prison and face serious charges.

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Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Master of Rome, from Friday, Netflix

Julius Caesar rises to establish one of history's greatest dynasties but quickly discovers that unchecked power comes with a price.

Inside the Criminal Mind, from Friday, Netflix

Explore the psychological machinations and immoral behaviour that define the most nefarious types of criminals.

Welcome to the Family, from Friday, Netflix

When a broke single mom's estranged father dies, she and his girlfriend try to cover up his death after learning they've been written out of his will

Don't Miss

Stewart Lee – Content Provider, 10.45pm Saturday, BBC Two

How do you write a one-size fits all stand-up comedy show to tour around divided Brexit Britain?

The sharp-tongued Stewart Lee found himself having to do exactly that, as he dragged his Content Provider show around the dis-united kingdom for 18 months and 214 dates, in the wake of the referendum.

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Weekend movies

Hidden Figures, 8.00pm Saturday, Sky Cinema Drama

If you need cheering-up you could do a hell of a lot worse than this uplifting drama starring scene-stealer Taraji P Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for NASA back in the 1960s. It's a true story too.

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Albert Nobbs, 11.40pm Sunday, BBC One

It's on at a silly time, so record and enjoy at your leisure as Glenn Close portrays a woman posing as a male butler in a posh hotel in 19th Century Ireland.

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Box Set Binge

Boardwalk Empire, Sky Box Sets

Steve Buscemi shines in this multi-award-winning drama telling the story of the ruthless Nucky Thompson - a corrupt politician who will use any means necessary to keep Atlantic City wet with booze during Prohibition.

The show stood out for many reasons. Martin Scorsese, an executive producer on the show, directed the pilot episode, which cost $18 million (at the time the most expensive ever). It looks and sounds great. It has a pretty amazing cast.

It's also worth a look just to see Bobby Cannavale blaze a trail through season three as psycho Sicilian gangster Gyp Rosetti.

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