Here are some telly-tastic tips on what's worth watching on the box this weekend between now and Sunday night . . .

Pick of the weekend

Glastonbury Greatest Headliners, 10.00pm Saturday, BBC Two

With a week to go before Glastonbury 2019 and after a fallow year at Worthy Farm, Edith Bowman narrates this A-Z of 25 years’ worth of Pyramid Stage headliner action since television cameras first came to Pilton in 1994.

Tracking the festival’s emergence as a global stage featuring the biggest names in popular music across a variety of genres this retrospective celebration blends archive clips and backstage testimony alongside new interviews with the likes of Damon Albarn, Liam Gallagher, Skunk Anansie’s Skin, Chemical Brothers, Jarvis Cocker and the Eavis family.

If A is for Arctic Monkeys and Adele, B is for Beyoncé and Britpop, D is surely for dance and didgeridoo, courtesy of The Levellers, while Z takes us back to 2000 and the remaining letters of the alphabet caption a rollercoaster ride across some 60 epochal headline sets as stars waxed and very occasionally waned, crowds surged and sang along and history was made, come rain or shine, beneath a West Country moon.

Here's a personal favourite:

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New or Returning Shows

The Eric Andre Show, 11.50pm Friday, E4

Here's season three of a surreal [adult swim] talk show that really should be essential viewing now that most traditional talk shows are terrifyingly dull.

The standard format quickly descends into chaos as inept host Eric Andre, along with apathetic co-presenter Hannibal Buress, subvert conventions. The first show features interviews with Seth Rogen and Asa Akira, plus musical guests Exhumed and The Supremes.

The second show (at 12.10am) features interviews with Lauren Conrad and 'Reese Witherspoon'. Hannibal Buress provides the music this time round.

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Celebrity Crystal Maze, 8.00pm Friday, Channel 4

Richard Ayoade (below) welcomes more teams of celebrity adventurers.

The first team to take on the Crystal Maze is captained by the formidable force known by the initials GC - Gemma Collins - with her teammates, reality star James 'Arg' Argent, legendary TV personality Carol Vorderman, comedian Ellie Taylor, and TV presenter Rick Edwards.

SWAT, 9.00pm Sunday, Sky One & NOW TV

Shemar Moore returns as SWAT sergeant, former Marine and professional hunk Daniel 'Hondo' Harrelson in the second testosterone-fueled season of the rebooted drama.

In the opening episode, the team engages in a standoff with human traffickers holding child hostages when a major earthquake hits Los Angeles during their operation and compromises the takedown.

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Noel Gallagher: Reel Stories, 11.15pm Sunday, BBC Two

Don't look back in anger etc.

Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher relives moments of his life on TV - handpicked by Dermot O’Leary.

From Maine Road to Downing Street, The Word to Newsnight, Noel has been ever present on TV screens for the past 25 years. Now is his chance to watch it back.

Tonight with Vladimir Putin, 11.45pm Sunday, BBC Two

This is a semi-scripted comedy chat show with a significant twist.

In a television first, ground-breaking live VFX, created using performance capture technology, enables a 3D digital cartoon of Russian president Vladimir Putin to walk around and sit behind the desk, interviewing real human guests in front of a studio audience, all in real-time.

The guests in the opening episode include Alastair Campbell and June Sarpong.

The Lawyer, 11.00pm Sunday, Channel 4

The latest from the Walter Presents' stable is a fast-paced Nordic thriller set in Malmo and Copenhagen.

Frank Nordling is a young and promising defence lawyer whose whole world unravels when he learns the truth about his parents' demise.

Graces Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, 11.30pm Saturday, BBC Two

This documentary promises an intimate and electrifying journey to explore the fascinating world of the pop cultural phenomenon that is Grace Jones.

Larger than life, bordering on cartoon, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones has played all these parts for more than 40 years since she swapped modelling for music.

Her she is at her best:

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

For starters, Ryan Tubridy is joined by Hollywood royalty Jamie Lee Curtis, Pat Shortt delivers all the local gossip, Des Bishop talks carveries and the big feed, and meet a man responsible for some of the biggest hits over the past 50 years - Rod Stewart.

Being Frank: the Chris Sievey Story, 10.00pm Friday, Sky Arts & NOW TV

Known for his bizarre papier-mâché head, Timperley’s favourite son Frank Sidebottom was the court jester of the Manchester comedy and music scene for 25 years up to his death in 2010.

But very few were able to get to know Chris Sievey, the man underneath the mask.

Produced, directed and edited by Steve Sullivan, a past collaborator with both Frank and Chris, this official documentary examines the maverick Mancunian.

Still Game, 9.00pm Friday, BBC Two

The ninth and final season about a pair of Glaswegian pensioners opens with Twilight Monthly magazine needing a new cover star and Victor is convinced he’s the man for the job.

Meanwhile, Winston battles with a neighbour to win a stray cat’s affections.

New to Download

Dark, from Friday, Netflix

As season two of the German sci-fi drama begins, the date for the apocalyptic Last Cycle approaches and Winden's families discover that they play a critical role in the fate of their world.

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Ad Vitam, from Friday, Netflix

In an age of medical technology that allows humans to live forever young, a cop and a rebellious 20-something investigate a mass suicide of seven teens.

Girls Incarcerated, from Friday, Netflix

Season two picks up a year after Madison Juvenile has closed, and a new group of girls at LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility navigate the challenges of teen life behind bars.

Mr Iglesias, from Friday, Netflix

Stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias stars in this series as a good-natured high school history teacher who tries to help gifted misfit kids.

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The Confession Tapes, from Friday, Netflix

They confessed to horrible crimes they claim they never really committed. But why? Four more stories tackle the tricky question.

Ending this weekend

Young Sheldon, 7.30pm Friday, RTÉ One

The season five finale sees Sheldon inviting the entire school to a party for the Nobel Prize announcements.

Also, Meemaw learns more about Dr Sturgis' past, and Georgie's desire for cable TV leads to a standoff between him and George Sr.

I Can Go For That: the Smooth World of Yacht Rock, 9.00pm Friday, BBC Four

Katie Puckrik concludes her voyage through a golden era of Los Angeles studio crafted sounds.

In this episode she charts the progress of Yacht Rock through the 1980s, when it became the soundtrack to America in the Reagan era, and when artists like Toto, Hall & Oates and George Benson created a technicolour second wave of a super smooth sound.

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The Ranganation, 10.00pm Sunday, BBC Two

For the last time, and with the help of a larger than life focus group of 25 lovable, diverse characters, Romesh Ranganathan cuts through the nonsense and provides viewers with his perfect guide to navigating the modern world.

Weekend movies

Florence Foster Jenkins, 9.30pm Sunday, RTÉ One

Meryl Streep is surprisingly out-acted by a superb Hugh Grant in this true story about tone deaf socialite who imagines she is a great singer, and her conniving yet devoted husband who indulges her by staging concerts with small, invited audiences.

Eventually, reality threatens to intrude when she announces her intention of realising a lifelong dream of performing in New York's Carnegie Hall, recruiting a struggling young pianist to aid her.

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Coco, 6.10pm Saturday, Sky Cinema Disney

This one's a bit special, and easily one of the greatest animated movies ever made, as it deals wonderfully with the normally adult themes of death and redemption, as well as the potency of music.

The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living and reverse his family’s ban on music.

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The General, 9.00pm Saturday, RTÉ 2

Fun, fictionalised biopic of Dublin crimelord Martin Cahill, starring Brendan Gleeson, Jon Voight and Adrian Dunbar, and directed by John Boorman.

From his childhood in the slums of Holyfield, Cahill rises through the world of crime as a means of supporting his family, pulling off robberies that attract the attention of the police, the IRA and the UVF.

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Don't Miss

Gentleman Jack, 9.00pm Sunday, BBC One

Suranne Jones has - once again – put in a series of impressive and powerful performances in a BBC production, although this fast-paced period drama is quite a different proposition to her last outing as the highly strung Doctor Foster.

This week, with Ann Walker's mental health in an alarming downward spiral, Jones' Anne Lister is forced to contemplate travelling alone, despite her family’s warnings that to do so would raise eyebrows.

When a panicked call comes from Crow Nest, Anne is unable to ignore Ann’s cry for help and witnesses her lover’s shocking breakdown first-hand.

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Box Set Binge

Toast of London, All4

If, like me, you recently enjoyed watching Matt Berry in FX mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, here's a chance to see him play the titular Steven Toast.

Written by Father Ted co-creator and Drogheda United fan Arthur Mathews, Berry plays an eccentric, middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it.

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