It’s a major day of sport with football, rugby and GAA finals on the menu, Dermot O'Leary and Joanna Page host the brand new The Pet Show, while Kerry’s Jessie Buckley stars on Later - with Jools Holland . . .

Pick of the Day

The Pet Show, 6.00pm, Virgin Media One

Here’s a new Saturday evening show that’s guaranteed to have the 'aww’ factor. Fur sure.

Hosts Dermot O'Leary (below) and Joanna Page celebrate the love people have for animals, while biologist Patrick Aryee presents incredible stories.

Vet Dr James Greenwood and behaviourist Chirag Patel are also on hand to solve viewers' pet problems, and each week a celebrity guest and their dog take on an agility course.

First up for Ready, Pet, Go is actor Ben Miller.

Don’t Miss

Champions League Live, 7.00pm, RTÉ2

It’s the most-moneyed football clubs’ big night out as Liverpool and Real Madrid (kick-off 8.00pm) meet in the Champion$ £eagu€ Final.

Studio host Peter Collins presents all the action from this year’s host venue, Stade de France (below) in Paris.

These sides have met in two previous finals, with Liverpool prevailing 1-0 in 1981 and Real winning 3-1 in 2018 for a record 13th European title.

Real were also victorious when the teams faced each other in last season's quarter-finals, and have produced some remarkable comebacks to reach the ultimate stage of this term's competition.

Jurgen Klopp's crew have enjoyed a strong campaign on all fronts this time around and will be hopeful of ending it on a high by lifting this trophy for a seventh time.

There’s analysis from Dietmar Hamann, Liam Brady and Richie Sadlier, with commentary from Darragh Maloney and Ronnie Whelan.

Live Heineken Champions Cup Rugby, 4.00pm, Virgin Media Two

The rugby equivalent of the Champions League final sees La Rochelle face Leinster (kick-off 4.45pm) at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France.

Leinster coach Leo Cullen

La Rochelle are looking to go one better than last year when they were runners-up to Toulouse, and prevailed 20-13 away to Racing 92 in this season's semi-finals.

Leinster claimed an emphatic 40-17 win over the defending champions at Aviva Stadium in their last-four match and will now have high hopes of becoming European champions for the fifth time.

The Saturday Game Live, 2.30pm, RTÉ2

On a massive day’s sport on TV, there’s also Munster Senior Football Championship final between Kerry and Limerick (throw-in 3.00pm).

Joanne Cantwell (above) presents all the action from Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney.

Kerry are the defending champions, having defeated Cork in last year's final, and they defeated the same opponents in the semi-finals this time around, while Limerick eliminated Tipperary in their last-four match.

Later - with Jools Holland, 9.35pm, BBC Two

Is there no end to Jessie Buckley’s talent?

Following last night's Late Late Show exploits, the Oscar-nominated actress and ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler play tracks from their forthcoming collaboration For All Our Days That Tear the Heart.

They also join Jools for a chat and choose archive appearances from Leonard Cohen and Paul Buchanan.

Plus, there are performances by south London singer-songwriter Poppy Ajudha, London-based post-punk band Warmduscher and Australian electropop quartet Confidence Man.

New or Returning Shows

Radio 1's Big Weekend x Saturday Best Bits, 10.20pm, BBC One

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend kicked off the 2022 festival season in style from the UK's City of Culture at Coventry's War Memorial Park.

Clara Amfo, Jordan North and Vick Hope bring you highlights from Saturday's line-up including Ed Sheeran (above), Mimi Webb and Anne-Marie, as well as Sam Fender, Pa Salieu and Scottish superstar DJ and headliner Calvin Harris.

Britney at the BBC, 7.00pm, BBC Two

The explosive arrival of Britney Spears on the music scene aged just 16 made her a frequent visitor to some of The BBC’s biggest shows.

This programme captures the best of those performances, with hits including Baby One More Time, Crazy, Overprotected, Toxic and Oops! I Did It Again.

Saturday Cinema

Yesterday, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Danny Boyle's comedy, starring Himesh Patel and Lily James, is almost outrageously pleasant. 100% Dr Feelgood.

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Patel is great as Jack, a struggling musician who gets hit by a bus during a mysterious event.

When he regains consciousness, he finds that he is the only person who can remember the Beatles, and sets out to exploit the opportunity by passing their hits off as his own compositions.

Up in the Air, 9.20pm, TG4

This is both a funny and smart dramedy, with a great cast that includes George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman and Amy Morton.

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A corporate downsizing expert loves his life, detached from everyday existence and striving to achieve a personal goal of 10 million accumulated air miles.

But his lifestyle comes under threat by an up-and-coming executive with a revolutionary approach that would make his role all but obsolete.

Family Flick

Hotel Transylvania, 6.35pm, RTÉ One

Today’s top animated comedy features the voices of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.

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As the title suggests, it involves Dracula opens a luxury resort for monsters, to provide a refuge from terrified humans.

His cosy sanctuary is disrupted when a normal man unwittingly checks in, and the situation is complicated when the unwanted guest takes a liking to the count's daughter.

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