A new 13-part drama series, Atlantis, begins on BBC One at 8.25pm while The Saturday Night Show, with Brendan O'Connor returns on RTÉ One at 9.45pm. The Saturday Game Live (4.00pm RTÉ Two) features the All-Ireland Senior Hurling replay between Cork and Clare.
The Saturday Game Live
4.00pm RTÉ Two
Michael Lyster is joined by Cyril Farrell, Eddie Brennan and Liam Sheedy (with Ger Loughnane and Tomás Mulcahy pitch-side) for live coverage from Croke Park of the much-anticipated All- Ireland Senior Hurling Final replay between Cork and Clare. Throw-in 5.00pm. Commentary from Ger Canning and Michael Duignan. Later on, The Saturday Game (9.30pm, RTÉ Two) is hosted by Des Cahill, who is joined by Donal Óg Cusack, Ger Loughnane and Ollie Moran for highlights. Plus Michael Lyster reports live from the winners’ hotel and the Man of the Match presentation.
8.25pm BBC One
When Jason (Jack Donnelly) goes in search of his father he finds himself washed up on the shores of a mysterious land - a world of mythical creatures, soothsaying oracles and palaces so vast it is said they were built by giants. But it seems the newcomer has chosen the wrong time to arrive in the is the city of Atlantis. Jason soon finds himself at the mercy of a deadly ritual, from which there can be no escape. New thirteen part drama series.
The Saturday Night Show
9.45pm RTÉ One
For many viewers, a particular highlight from last season was the inspiring interview with the late Donal Walsh from Kerry. (Donal was posthumously awarded the Young Person of the Year award at the People of the Year Awards.) Donny Osmond, comedian Sean Locke, writer Kinky Friedman, Coronation Street’s Helen Flanagan and Michael Bublé were also guests on the last series. But, hey, it’s another year and events that have not even happened yet will inspire the choice of some interesting guests, as the months progress. And some guests too who haven’t even “happened” yet - in terms of instant pop stardom yet to be granted- will only be delighted to arrive breathless and windswept to chat to Brendan.