Here are some tips on what's worth watching on the telly this weekend between now and Sunday night... as always, it's a busy one!

Pick of the weekend

Peaky Blinders, 9.00pm Sunday, BBC One

Season five of this stylish period crime drama - starring Cillian Murphy in top form as Birmingham gang boss-turned-politician Tommy Shelby - opens as the world gets thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929.

Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere, and Shelby's antennae are well-tuned in this regard. He's been through a lot worse, and he's got the mental scars to prove it.

When he's approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future - but that of the entire UK.

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New or Returning Shows

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 9.10pm Saturday, Virgin One Media

What ITV describe as 'the most famous TV quiz show in the world' returns with host Jeremy Clarkson still asking all the questions and boasting a new, slimmer look.

Ask The Host, Phone A Friend, 50 50 and Ask The Audience are the four lifelines that a contestant can use over 15 questions to get to the jackpot of a million pounds.

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999 on the Frontline, 9.00pm Sunday, More4

Season three of the show filmed simultaneously following ambulance crews across the West Midlands of England as they deal with real-time emergencies.

In this opening episode, paramedics Paul Johnson and Alex Flashwood rush through traffic, searching for a father with his two-month-old baby who has stopped breathing.

At the same time in Coventry, paramedics James Burton and Seanie Singleton are called to a three-car pile-up as a driver has to be cut free from his vehicle.

The Rap Game UK, 11.45pm Saturday, BBC One

In this brand new series UK rappers DJ Target, Krept & Konan are putting seven unsigned MCs head-to-head in a battle to become the first ever signing to Krept & Konan's record label.

Over six episodes the trio will be testing the artists in areas of the rap industry as they suss out which of them has what it takes to get their name on the contract.

Top L-R: F.O.S, Ransom FA, Chade Pain, J Lucia. Bottom L-R: Kiico, Unknown Smooth, Lady Ice

Music Icons, 8.00pm Friday, Sky Arts & NOW TV

The third season of this series looking at some of history’s most iconic recording artists begins with the career of one of Motown’s biggest success stories from the label's golden 1960s' period, Diana Ross and the Supremes.

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Leslie Caron: the Reluctant Star, 9.00pm Friday, PBS America

The now 86-year-old French actor/dancer Leslie Caron was a huge star of 1950s' American cinema, and here she recalls a glorious time in Hollywood history, as well as revealing stories of a passionate life lived large.

Not short of an opinion or twelve on the movies and men in her life, Caron offers a glimpse into the world of film, dance and theatre of the 20th century through one of its most luminous personalities.

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A Black and White Killing: the Case that shook America, 9.00pm Sunday, BBC Two

In 2016, outside a convenience store in Portland, Oregon, Russel Courtier, a member of white supremacist gang European Kindred, ran over and killed a young black man called Larnell Bruce.

CCTV footage of the incident went viral and shocked America - not just because of its brutality, but because of the question at its heart: was Larnell Bruce killed just because he was black?

In search of an answer, journalist Mobeen Azhar travels to Oregon to follow the trial and to delve deep into the heart of America’s far right movement.

Foo Fighters at Reading, 10.00pm Sunday, BBC Four

Huw Stephens introduces highlights from the Foo Fighters' headlining set at this year's Reading Festival, the traditional curtain-closer of the UK's festival season.

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will run through dozens of classics spanning their massive back catalogue, from their 1995 debut through to 2017's Concrete and Gold.

Anyone who was at their RDS show in Dublin during the week will know that this promises to be another cracker.

Here they are at Reading in 2012:

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New to Download

13 Reasons Why Season 3, from Friday, Netflix

Who killed Bryce Walker? Everyone has their reasons . . . The secrets at Liberty High run deep, and in the aftermath of the Homecoming game all of the friends have something to hide.

As the mystery of his death engulfs the town, there are numerous suspects in focus. But were any of them truly capable of murder? And who is the new girl Ani? Detective Sandall is determined to get to the truth, but with a web of secrets and lies this tangled, will anyone be found guilty?

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Aquaman, from Friday, Sky Cinema Premiere & NOW TV

Jason Momoa stars as the brawny, briny superhero in this action-packed addition to the DC Cinematic Universe.

It tells the origin story of the half-human, half-Atlantean Aquaman, aka Arthur Curry. With help from underwater princess Mera (Amber Heard) he goes on a journey to discover not only his past, but also who he was born to be.

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The Hate U Give, from Sunday, Sky Cinema Premiere & NOW TV

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this hugely impressive teen drama tells the story of Starr Carter, who is caught between two worlds: the poor, black neighbourhood where she resides and the mostly white prep school she attends.

This uneasy balance explodes when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a policeman.

Amandla Stenberg is superb in the lead role.

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Assassination Nation, from Sunday, Sky Cinema Premiere & NOW TV

Like most teenagers, Lily and her three bffs exist in a haze of posts, texts, selfies and chat apps.

But the girls’ lives are thrown into chaos when an anonymous hacker leaks information on everyone in their sleepy hometown.

As the ensuing hysteria takes hold and the town descends into madness and violence, the four girls must find a way to survive not just the night, but also the fallout of the hack’s intimate revelations.

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Rust Valley Restorers, from Friday, Netflix

Old-school auto enthusiast Mike Hall, his pal Avery and son Connor go the extra mile to restore retro cars with the aim of turning a profit.

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El Pepe: Una vida suprema, from Friday, Netflix

This documentary follows José 'Pepe' Mujica, former political prisoner turned Uruguayan president, as he talks about his life, ideals and the future.

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Ending this Weekend

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, 10.00pm Friday, Channel 4

Host and writer Mo Gilligan is joined in the studio by Dermot O'Leary, Caroline Flack, Anderson .Paak and Eamonn Holmes. There'll also be a few sketches, but it's all about the stories.Here's a good one from former footballer and manager Harry Redknapp:

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Below the Surface, 9.00pm Saturday, BBC Four

Here goes with the final two episodes of the Danish thriller's second season. As SP and Simon finally have a lead on the whereabouts of June's phone, Philip is told that the hostages have been booby-trapped with Yusuf threatening to detonate.

Creedon's Atlas of Ireland, 6.30pm Sunday, RTÉ One

For the final programme in this series, John Creedon heads to Spancilhill in Clare to meet his friend and comedian Jon Kenny and finds out the real story behind the name while attending the famous Horse Fair, and he takes to a Viking Longship at Helvic Head in Waterford.

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Weekend movies

Ant-Man, 5.45pm Saturday, BBC One

Paul Rudd stars in this excellent comic book adaptation as Scott Lang, a thief attempting to go straight who gets recruited by a scientist who gives him a suit that shrinks to the size of an ant.

The scientist (played by Michael Douglas) wants him to steal back his miniaturisation technology from a ruthless businessman who intends to turn it into a deadly weapon.

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Gladiator, 9.00pm Saturday, RTÉ 2

If you haven't seen this Ridley Scott-directed swords 'n' sandals drama, you're in for a treat.

Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen star in this tale of a former Roman General who sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

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The Theory of Everything, 9.00pm Sunday, RTÉ 2

James Marsh directs Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior in this biopic that looks at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Redmayne went on to win an Oscar for his outstanding portrayal of Hawking.

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Don't Miss

CMA Fest: 9.00pm Saturday, Sky Arts & NOW TV

Country music enjoys massive popularity in Ireland, so fans should look out for this trip to Music City as Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini host the country music event of the summer.

The line-up includes the likes of Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and Lil Nas with Billy Ray Cyrus and Keith Urban performing the year’s biggest hit, Old Town Road.

Filmed during Nashville’s annual CMA Fest this television special showcases some of country music’s hottest acts as they hit the stage during the four-day festival.

Here's Carrie Underwood performing Southbound:

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Box Set Binge

9-1-1, Sky Box Sets

If you're looking for a life-affirming, straight-down-the-middle drama involving the work and home lives of first responders, this one from Nip/Tuck, Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy ticks all the boxes.

The cast is great too, led by the trio of Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton as LAPD patrol sergeant Athena Carter Grant, fire department captain Bobby Nash, and 911 operator Abby Clark.

Britton departed after the first season, with Jennifer Love Hewitt taking up the mantle as 911 operator Maddie Buckley Kendall. It's a lot different to her role on Ghost Whisperer!

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