Ireland’s greatest mentalist is back in The Keith Barry Experience, Alan Patridge has an announcing gig on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, and there’s Take That, Meatloaf and more . . .
Pick of the Day
The Keith Barry Experience, 9.45pm, RTÉ One
Great to see this series return after – presumably – a break due to the oul’ pandemic.
Keith Barry is always very entertaining and it’s no wonder he’s regarded as one of the greatest mentalists in the business.
Here, the man with the magic touch and magnetic style returns with a show packed full of music, illusions, hypnotism and entertainment.
Members of the studio audience and some very well-known faces join him on stage to take part in sometimes hilarious and often terrifying tricks.
The only downside here is that Tommy Tiernan’s off on his telly holliers.
Here's Keith brain hacking Matthew McConaughey:
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Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, 7.00pm, Virgin Media One
Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan, below) is in the Star Guest announcer booth, and George Ezra performs Anyone For You in a stunning End of the Show Show.
Meanwhile, Stephen Mulhern has a big surprise up his sleeve for some unsuspecting celebrities.
Take That: We've Come a Long Way, 10.35pm, BBC Two
Here’s a repeat that’s well worth another look.
As Take That (below) marked their 30th year, this programme celebrates one of the world’s best-loved boy bands, with help from fans from all over the globe sharing their stories of how the group touched their lives.
Robbie Williams rejoins Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen to share favourite memories, there's a glimpse of preparations for their anniversary album.
As well as that, there’s footage of them in the studio with Bee Gees veteran and all-round pop legend Barry Gibb.
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell, 11.35pm, BBC Two
This tells the story of the life and music of the larger than life rock star, who died in January.
It also reflects on the songs that propelled him to fame and charting his journey from an overweight, bullied child to his larger-than-life persona and icon status.
Furthermore, the documentary features an interview and performance by the singer, as well as backstage footage from a Las Vegas concert.
The film also revisits the Dallas of Meat Loaf's early years and includes insights from high-school friends who reveal where the unusual moniker really originated.
Wogan: The Best Of, 11.30pm, BBC Four
Legendary late Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan continues to look back on his days fronting his self-titled chat show.
This edition reflects on stars of the small screen, including the cast of Dad's Army, Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy (above, with William Shatner) and one-time Doctor Who star Colin Baker.
New to Stream
Spirit Untamed, Sky Cinema & NOW
This is a slice of family-flavoured animation with the voices of Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, and Walton Goggins.
The equine adventure continues in this epic tale of a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong, who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse.
After moving to a sleepy little town, young Lucky Prescott befriends a wild mustang named Spirit, who shares her rebellious spirit.
When a heartless wrangler plans to capture Spirit and his herd, Lucky and her new friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse that forever changed her life.
Superman & Lois, 5.30pm, BBC One
Here’s the finale of the opening season of this engaging Superman family drama, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as Clark/Superman and Lois.
In an episode called Last Sons of Krypton, Clark's worst nightmare comes true as Edge's masterplan nears its grim conclusion.
As ever, only Superman can stop him - but this time around, he can't do it alone.
The Green Mile, 9.30pm, RTÉ2
Supernatural drama, based on a novel by Stephen King, starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse and Harry Dean Stanton.
A convicted child-killer of towering height and massive build is condemned to death row, but astonishes the guards with his good nature and miraculous healing powers.
They believe the gentle giant is incapable of crime, and emotions run high as they realise there is no hope of overturning his death sentence.
The Hitman's Bodyguard, 9.00pm, Channel 4
On a lighter tip, here’s a comedy action thriller, starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.
A disgraced bodyguard is hired to protect a hitman about to testify against the tyrannical president of Belarus at the International Criminal Court in exchange for the release of his wife from prison.
The Queen's Corgi, 6.35pm, RTÉ One
Today’s tea-time treat is an animated family comedy, with the voices of Julie Walters and Jack Whitehall.
The British monarch's most beloved dog Rex loses track of his owner, and embarks on an epic journey to return home.
Along the way, he stumbles across a group of canines who are constantly fighting with each other.