Tonight's top telly includes a profile of legendary singer Billie Holiday, Tommy Tiernan, Ant & Dec, The Voice, The 80’s Blitz Kids Story and some cracking movies . . .

Pick of the Day

Billie: In Search of Billie Holiday, 9.45pm, BBC Two

Aside from the regular Saturday night biggies - Tommy Tiernan, Ant & Dec, The Voice - this looks the best bet for an entertaining telly experience tonight.

It’s a profile of the legendary American jazz singer, capturing her depths and complexity through interviews conducted by journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl with those who knew her best.

With contributions by Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie, as well as her cousin, school friends, lovers, lawyers, pimps and even the FBI agents who arrested her.

Don't Miss

The Tommy Tiernan Show, 9.30pm, RTÉ One

At this stage, watching The Tommy Tiernan Show is almost like a religious experience for many.

As ever, you know the drill. Tommy greets guests without a pile of research and pertinent questions, and just has a good oul’ chinwag with them. Genius.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, 7.30pm, Virgin Media One

In tonight’s show, Michelle Visage is in the guest announcer booth, while Lee Mack is in the studio for a special Mother's Day surprise.

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec take over a coffee drive-through, Singalong live returns, and there’s an all-star sea shanty End of the Show Show.

Plus, one lucky viewer receives a Takeaway Getaway as somewhere the sky is once again illuminated by the Takeaway Rainbow, and a member of the virtual audience gets the chance to Win the Ads.

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The Voice, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

Emma Willis hosts the second semi-final, as 12 acts that made it through the blind auditions and the battle rounds compete to impress the judges and win a place in the final.

Coaches Anne-Marie, will.i.am, Tom Jones and Olly Murs can pick only one act from their teams to progress in the competition, so there will be some tough decisions to make.

Helping the coaches make those decisions are special guests Melanie C, James Bay, Danny O'Donoghue, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock from Little Mix.

New or Returning Shows

Blitzed: The 80’s Blitz Kids Story, 9.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV

I’d imagine my old musical partner, the singer Paul Quin, will lap this up.

In strife torn 1979 Britain, against a backdrop of strikes, blackouts, racism and homophobia, out of one small London venue called The Blitz came a generation of outrageous teenagers.

A mixture of working class and art school kids, they would define the look, the sound, the style and the attitude of the '80s & beyond.

Inspired by David Bowie and driven by a gender-bending, genre-busting desire to make it, these penniless superstars in the making from Boy George (above) and Culture Club to Spandau Ballet, Visage, Ultravox and Sade would go on to change the face of fashion, music and culture across the world.

This - as the old saying goes - is their story.

New to Stream

Welcome to Sudden Death, Sky Cinema & NOW TV

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Jesse Freeman (Michael Jai White) is a former special forces officer and explosives expert now working a regular job as a security guard in a state-of-the-art basketball arena.

Trouble erupts when a tech-savvy cadre of terrorists kidnap the team's owner and Jesse's daughter during opening night.

Facing a ticking clock and impossible odds, it's up to Jesse to not only save them but also a full house of fans in this highly-charged action thriller.

Saturday Night a the Movies

Mother's Day, 9.30pm, RTÉ2

The lives of various families go through dramatic turning points on Mother's Day (which is tomorrow, in case you don't know) in this ensemble comedy, starring the likes of Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson.

Slammed by the critics - one US reviewer described it as "offensively stupid, shamelessly manipulative, ridiculously predictable and hopelessly dated crapfest" - it might put a smile on your face. Nothing wrong with that . . .

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Whiplash, 11.20pm, BBC Two

Here’s a cracking drama, starring Miles Teller, a superb JK Simmons and Paul Reiser.

A talented young jazz drummer thinks all his dreams have come true when he lands a place at a prestigious music academy.

Big but though, as the experience turns into a nightmare thanks to an uncompromising tutor who will stop at nothing to make his students realise their potential - including physical and mental abuse.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 6.50pm, Channel 4

Part two of Peter Jackson's fantasy adventure trilogy based on JRR Tolkien's novel, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The party of dwarves and their hobbit ally continue the quest to reclaim their lost kingdom, journeying through the forest home of ancestral enemy the elves and finally facing the dragon that drove them from their home.

Meanwhile, Gandalf the wizard investigates the rise of Necromancer, a mysterious dark power residing in Dol Guldur with the ability to summon the spirits of the dead.

Family Flick

Smallfoot, 7.05pm, RTÉ One

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Here’s a fun, heart-warming animated adventure anyone can enjoy, featuring the voice of Channing Tatum, and turning the Bigfoot legend on its head.

An epic journey ensues when a Yeti called Migo stumbles across a human being - but is banished from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale.

Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in the good books with his simple community.

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