There's new documentary The Ghost of Richard Harris, Strictly Come Dancing returns to Blackpool, Messi the Enigma explores the legendary Argentine footballer, and there’s more chat with Angela Scanlon . . .

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The Ghost of Richard Harris, 9.00pm, Sky Documentaries

Streaming on NOW

Now here’s a proper treat.

This brand-new documentary explores the life and times of Richard Harris, perhaps the most remarkable actor Ireland has ever produced.

He brought an intense and electric presence to both stage and screen, and his career spanned five decades as well as many different film genres.

He was nominated for Oscars twice: for This Sporting Life in 1963 and again for The Field in 1990. He died 20 years ago - bowing out as the first Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.

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But this is no ordinary biography. Harris will take centre stage through previously unheard tapes from interviews conducted by Irish journalist Joe Jackson which were conducted over 15 years.

His life is also seen through previously unseen family footage and interviews with those who knew him best, including Vanessa Redgrave and Russell Crowe.

The ghost of the title is this complex individual who comes back to haunt the people and places who were dear to him.

The film also features his three sons - Damian, Jared and Jamie - as they explore the work and character of their father.

Don’t Miss

Angela Scanlon's Ask Me Anything, 9.25pm, RTÉ One

Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, Derry Girls star Dylan Llewellyn and pop supremo Louis Walsh will be Angela Scanlon's guests this week.

The show says: "Vanessa Feltz will talk about life in Ballycotton, why it's her sacred duty to embarrass her offspring, reveals what to do if your sex life is in danger of becoming boring (you'll need some cling film, strawberries and aubergines) and explains why she's 'so f****** delighted' to be alive!

"Meanwhile, Derry Girls actor Dylan Llewellyn is used to having 'Don't be a d***' shouted at him. Dylan is 100-1 to be the next Bond, but he also muses about how honoured he is to be the first Englishman - who isn't a soldier - on a wall mural.

"Louis Walsh shares why he's not a member of Ronan Keating's fan club, how he saved U2's career and why his mother wanted him to be a priest."

Strictly Come Dancing, 7.45pm, BBC One

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman (below) and the Strictly entourage head to Blackpool's world-famous Tower Ballroom, the spiritual home of dancing.

It’s become a staple of the Strictly season - and tonight the tradition continues as the celebrity hoofers and their partners battle to get their names at the top of the leaderboard and avoid elimination

As they perform a mixture of routines, they'll be hoping to impress judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke, but they'll also need viewers' votes to keep them out of tomorrow's dance-off.

Adele: The BBC Sessions, 10.00pm, BBC Two

Another chance to see this compiulation of Adele's appearances on the Beeb.

This programme takes a trip back into the BBC's archives to look again at how it all started for one of the 21st century's biggest music stars.

These performances include her first TV appearance on Later… with Jools Holland, in 2007, on which she sang Daydreamer.

New or Returning Shows

Messi the Enigma, 10.55pm, BBC One

Documentary about Lionel Messi (below), who is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

The programme looks at childhood footage of the Argentina star, and school friends describe how a painfully shy boy with a growth hormone deficiency would draw crowds to see him play from the age of nine.

It is also discussed why he does not appear so receive the same universal appeal in his home country as the more controversial figure of Diego Maradona.

With contributions from former teammates, including Cesc Fabregas, Xavi, Sergio Busquets, Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Mascherano and Hernan Crespo.

Señorita 89, 9.00pm, BBC Four

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This Spanish drama explores dark secrets behind the scenes at the Miss Mexico pageant. A contestant tries to share the truth with the press, before tragedy strikes.

In episode 2 at 9.45pm, Jocelyn learns that her sister has disappeared, and Nora hatches a plan to sneak on to the set of a movie being filmed in the middle of the woods.

New to Stream

The Reef: Stalked, Sky Cinema & NOW

Teressa Liane, Ann Truong, Saskia Archer, Kate Lister, Bridget Burt, and Tim Ross star in this thriller.

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In an effort to escape the trauma of their sister’s murder, Nic and Annie along with two close friends set off for a dream holiday. A Pacific Island adventure lies ahead with drinks, sun and surf on the menu.

Within hours of hitting the surf, the women are attacked far from land by a great white shark.

Bleeding and vulnerable, it’s a race against time as they soon realise they’re being stalked by the beast as they venture closer and closer to safety.

Saturday Cinema

The Snowman, 9.20pm, RTÉ2

This crime drama is based on the Jo Nesbo novel of the same name, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, 11.00pm, BBC Two

Extended version of Francis Ford Coppola's acclaimed Vietnam War drama - re-edited in 2019 by the director himself to mark the film's 40th anniversary.

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Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall, it’s about an army captain sent on a top-secret mission into Cambodia, to find and assassinate a renegade colonel gone insane and worshipped by his followers as a god.

But as his patrol boat journeys further upriver, the conflict and disarray surrounding him becomes increasingly disturbing and nightmarish.

The Equalizer, 9.10pm, Channel 4

Action thriller based on the 1980s’ TV series, starring Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz.

Washington plays a retired secret agent who applies his talents to the task of helping victims of injustice.

When he witnesses a prostitute being beaten up by a pimp, he kills the man, an act that draws him into a battle to the death with a Russian crime syndicate.

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