There's plenty of sport with Stephen Kenny's Ireland and hurling action, a documentary about Alex Ferguson, a lot of Platinum Jubilee celebrations of one type or another, as well as some cracking films . . .

Pick of the Day

Platinum Party at the Palace, 7.30pm, BBC One

The third day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue with a spectacular evening of entertainment. Three hours of it!

The concept of monarchy is repulsive for many people. But even the most ardent anti-royalist might find something to enjoy here.

The Buckingham Palace concert features a glittering array of global stars and performers, including Queen + Adam Lambert, George Ezra, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Nile Rodgers, and Diana Ross, who celebrate 70 years of the UK Queen's reign.

Queen's Brian May

As darkness falls, the Palace will be illuminated by projections to accompany the show-stopping songs and performances.

Kirsty Young is in St James's Park in London with special guests, and Roman Kemp is backstage catching up with some of the performers taking part.

I see the Sex Pistols didn't get an invitation . . .

Don’t Miss

The Saturday Game Live, 4.20pm, RTÉ2

Antrim v Kerry (throw-in 4.30pm) opens an evening of hurling coverage as they contest for the Joe McDonagh Cup at Croke Park.

Antrim are looking to emulate their triumph over Kerry in the 2020 final of the competition, and Kerry also finished as runners-up last year when they were defeated by Westmeath in the showpiece match.

Joanne Cantwell (above) presents, with analysis from Davy Fitzgerald, Jackie Tyrrell and Ursula Jacob.

Followed at 6.45pm by Galway v Kilkenny (throw-in 7.00pm) in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final, which also comes from Croke Park.

Later - with Jools Holland, 10.30pm, BBC Two

Joining Jools at the Alexandra Palace Theatre in north London are poet and spoken-word artist Kae Tempest, rock band Kasabian (above), musician Kojey Radical, jazz singer Judi Jackson and rapper Knucks.

Plus, Kae and Kojey chat to Jools and and select some of their favourite performances from the Later archive.

New or Returning Shows

Live UEFA Nations League, 1.00pm, RTÉ2

All the action from the Group B1 encounter at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium as Armenia host Ireland (kick-off 2.00pm).

Stephen Kenny’s side will be looking to improve on their 2021/22 campaign in this competition when they finished third in their group, ahead of Bulgaria but some distance behind Wales and Finland.

Armenia earned promotion last time out, topping a pool containing North Macedonia, Georgia and Estonia.

Peter Collins presents, with analysis from Dietmar Hamann and John O'Shea, commentary by Darragh Maloney and Stephen Kelly, and reports from Tony O'Donoghue.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, 7.30pm, Channel 4

Documentary following the life and career of the legendary football manager, who won an unprecedented 38 trophies during his 26-year tenure in charge of Manchester United.

From his working-class roots in Govan, Glasgow to his career as one of the most acclaimed managers of all time, the film takes a look at what makes Alex Ferguson tick.

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While recovering from a traumatic brain haemorrhage, Ferguson recounts details of his life and career to his son Jason.

Aside from interviews with Alex, his wife Cathy and his three sons, there are contributions from former colleagues and players including Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Gordon Strachan.

Saturday Cinema

Ford vs Ferrari, 9.25pm, RTÉ One

This is a very enjoyable Oscar-winning drama (aka Le Mans '66) based on the remarkable true story of the visionary car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless driver Ken Miles.

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Together they battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car.

That enables Ford Motor Company to take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the legendary 24 Hour race of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Starring Matt Damon, an excellent Christian Bale, and Jon Bernthal.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, 9.00pm, RTÉ2

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Director Edward Zwick's blockbusting action thriller sequel based on Lee Child's novel, starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh and Aldis Hodge.

The nomadic vigilante tries to save an army major who has been framed for murder and treason.

Jack Reacher discovers that Turner has been targeted by a secret government conspiracy, and together they go on the run to expose the truth.

The Death of Stalin, 11.10pm, RTÉ2

Armando Iannucci's political satire, starring Andrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor and Michael Palin.

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The place is Moscow, the year is 1953 and after being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin dies after an inconveniently brief illness.

Amid the shock, the members of the Council of Ministers engage in a chaotic bid for power.

Mr Holmes, 8.00pm, BBC Two

Period mystery based on Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and Milo Parker.

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An elderly Sherlock Holmes retires to a seaside farmhouse in the aftermath of the Second World War, and struggles to cope with his diminished faculties.

Assisted by his housekeeper's inquisitive son, he tries to piece together the events of the one case that he failed to solve.

Family Flick

Toy Story 2, 3.15pm, BBC One

There are few better ways to spend an afternoon than watching this wonderful animated sequel, featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and Kelsey Grammer.

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Woody is stolen by an unscrupulous toy collector, who knows he is worth a fortune, prompting fearless Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear to lead a daring toy mission across town to rescue him.

But when he meets up with familiar faces from his past, Woody becomes tempted to spend his life languishing in the safety of a museum rather than face the prospect of his owner growing up.

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