The World Cup qualifiers resume as Ireland travel to Azerbaijan, Strictly takes a trip to Tinseltown, there's musical memories with Simon and Garfunkel, and new crime drama Paris Police . . .

Pick of the Day

European Qualifiers World Cup 2022, 4.15pm, RTÉ2

Stephen Kenny’s Boys in Green are back in action once again as Azerbaijan host Ireland (Kick-off 5.00pm).

The World Cup Group A qualifier, held at Baku Olympic Stadium, is between two teams without a win so far in the campaign after five matches each.

Stephen Kenny

Ireland narrowly avoided losing the home game against Azerbaijan, having shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Aviva Stadium in March, with Shane Duffy rescuing a point for Ireland in the 87th minute.

Liam Scales - recently transferred from Shamrock Rovers to Scottish side Celtic - was called up for this one, and may make his Ireland debut.

Don’t Miss

Strictly Come Dancing, 6.45pm, BBC One

Grab your popcorn and turn your phones off as Strictly tips its top hat towards Hollywood.

The show opens with a cinematic group routine from the Strictly professionals before the remaining couples take to the ballroom floor for a night of movie-inspired performances.

Expect to see some of the silver screen’s most iconic characters come to life on the Strictly dancefloor.

Imagine: Simon & Garfunkel: The Harmony Game, 8.55pm, BBC Two

Here’s the story of Simon and Garfunkel's 1970 album Bridge Over Troubled Water, made during a particularly creative period in the duo's career.

No one knew at the time, but the hugely successful record turned out to be their final studio recording as a unit.

The film covers all aspects of the record's creation, from technical breakthroughs to the emotional feelings the artists had for each other.

It also features recent interviews with Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and their collaborators, including manager Mort Lewis and drummer Hal Blaine.

This special is followed later by Simon & Garfunkel: Concert in Central Park (10.55pm), a film of the duo's now legendary 1981 reunion concert in Manhattan.

Later - with Jools Holland: Dave Grohl, 10.10pm, BBC Two

The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl (below) shares stories with Jools ahead of the release of his memoir.

Dave also chooses some of his favourite moments from the Later archives, including kd lang, Radiohead and Portuguese fado singer Mariza.

Plus, there are performances by LA-based singer Lady Blackbird and British group Jungle

New or Returning Shows

Paris Police 1900, 9.00pm, BBC Four

Here’s a glossy-looking French period drama in BBC Four’s well-established Saturday night subtitled slot.

Paris, 1899. The French Republic is in turmoil as rumours spread about the release from Devil's Island of Dreyfus, the notorious Jewish spy.

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Police Chief Louis Lepine is recalled to office from retirement. When a suitcase is recovered from the Seine, young and ambitious Police Inspector Antoine Jouin finds himself embroiled in his first murder case.

In episode two at 9.55pm, Meg starts spying on the family behind the anti-Semitic league. Jouin, grieving the death of his partner, focuses on the case of the body found in the Seine.

A Crime on the Bayou, 9.00pm, Sky Documentaries

Streaming on NOW

Inspired by Matthew Van Meter’s nonfiction novel Deep Delta Justice, A Crime on the Bayou tells the story of Gary Duncan - a black teenager from a swampy strip of land south of New Orleans.

He went on to embark on a ground-breaking battle for Civil Rights in the South that started when Duncan intercepted a fight.

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But when a young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious New York firm to volunteer in New Orleans, he embarks on a journey with Duncan to challenge the most powerful white supremacist in 60’s Louisianna.

Their fight takes them all the way to the US Supreme court, on an astonishing journey to become pillars of courage in the American South.

New to Stream

No Sudden Move, Sky Cinema & NOW

This drama is set in 1954 Detroit, where Curt Goynes (Don Cheadle) is recently out of prison and in need of money.

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He finds himself teamed up with up with Ronald Russo (Benicio del Toro), a criminal whose reputation precedes him, and Charley (Kieran Culkin), who no one seems to know or say much about.

Read our review and watch our interviews with the cast, including Del Toro, Cheadle, Julia Fox, and Ray Liotta

Together, they are sent on a seemingly simple mission by an anonymous source.

But when the heist goes horribly wrong, their search for who hired them - and for what ultimate purpose - weaves them through all echelons of the race-torn, rapidly changing city.

Saturday Cinema

Game Night, 11.15pm, BBC One

This is a fun movie with an outstanding cast.

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It’s a black comedy, starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen and our own Sharon Horgan about a night in that goes spectacularly wrong.

A group of friends who meet up for game nights become entangled in a real mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by gangsters.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Here’s a spy thriller inspired by Tom Clancy's novels, starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh, who double-jobbed as director.

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A former soldier injured in the line of duty takes up a new career as a financial analyst for the CIA.

But his deskbound position changes to a dangerous undercover assignment when he discovers a plot to destroy the US economy.

Family Flick

Paddington, 6.35pm, RTÉ One

This comedy - based on Michael Bond's series of children's books, starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Nicole Kidman, with the voice of Ben Whishaw - is a hoot from start to finish.

An earthquake forces a bear from the Peruvian jungle to start a new life in London.

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He finds modern Britain to be very different from the place he imagined from stories told to him by his aunt, but makes a new home with a kindly family.

All goes swimmingly for Paddington until a sinister taxidermist intends to turn him into a museum exhibit.

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