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Paris police 1900

9 p.m., BBC Four

A chic and scorching Parisian noir, set in 1899 and beginning with the sexual death of President Félix Faure and a wave of brutal anti-Semitic violence. It’s the volatile backdrop to what appears to be an unrelated murder mystery as a woman’s body is found floating on the Seine. The case falls to young principle cop Antoine Jouin (Jérémie Laheurte) – but will he uncover a larger plot in the process? A promising mix of high intrigue and low cunning. Phil harrison

Come dance strictly

6:45 p.m., BBC One

The clogs have barely touched the dance floor and it’s movie time of the week. Costumes, wigs, and song choices can do a lot of the work in the legendary themed manna, but there are plenty of suitors to make it as fabulous as when Ed Balls became the green-faced Jim Carrey. for a samba. Hannah verdier

Britain’s Forgotten Wars with Tony Robinson

8 p.m., Canal 4

The Suez crisis is hardly forgotten since there is a “new Suez” every few years; nonetheless, Robinson looks back on the great foreign policy fiasco of the 1950s with a new perspective. Its main sources are the soldiers who thought they were all ready for a military triumph in the Egyptian desert. Jack Seale


8:55 p.m., BBC One

The Revived Comedy Quiz has celebrities helping audience members earn a bounty, which these days amounts to little more than a checkbook and pen – though that totem prize still exists in an improved form. Tamzin Outhwaite, Craig Revel Horwood, Ade Adepitan and Lady Leshurr will join Bradley Walsh this evening. PH

Simon & Garfunkel: the game of harmony

8:55 p.m., BBC Two

This documentary looks back at the impact of an album that defined the turbulent late 1960s. As idealism festered, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water became a balm for many listeners. Here, the duo reflect on the creation of the album and the impact it has had on their careers and relationship. What is the secret of its lasting power? PH

Later… With Jools Holland

10:10 p.m., BBC Two

Dave Grohl pulls out his memoir, and it’s an excuse to discover his selection from the Later archives…. It’s an eclectic mix, which includes Radiohead and Portuguese fado singer Mariza. LA-based jazz singer Lady Blackbird will also perform live. Ellen e jones

Choice of films

No sudden movement
Saturday, 11 a.m., 8 p.m., Premiere of Sky Cinema

Playful capers … Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro in No Sudden Move. Photography: Claudette Barius / AP

Another playful caper from Steven Soderbergh of Ocean’s Eleven, written by Bill & Ted scribe Ed Solomon and filled with enough crosses and double crosses to amuse most thriller fans. Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro and Kieran Culkin play little thugs in 1954, Detroit hired to force an accountant (David Harbor) to retrieve a file from his boss’s safe. Naturally, this document is just the MacGuffin that sets a deadly game in motion, all shot with a warping wide-angle lens and at casual angles meant to confuse. Simon wardell

Live sport

WSL Football: Sat, 1:15 p.m., BBC One, Manchester United v Manchester City. With City star Ellen White.

Rugby Union: Sat, 2:30 p.m. BT Sport 2 Saracens v Newcastle Falcons. High-flying action.

Football World Cup : Sat, 7 p.m., ITV, Andorra v England. A qualifier of the Estadi Nacional.

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