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Starstruck: The Final

8:30 p.m., TVI

“Under pressure, diamonds are made,” says judge Adam Lambert of the six finalists in this glorified karaoke contest. Although the ‘diamond’ may be overkill, the winner will walk away with a prize of £50,000. Tina Turner, Billie Eilish and Lionel Richie are among the stars (well, singers making impressions) taking the stage – and it’s up to the studio audience to vote for the best. Hollie Richardson

TOTP: the story of 1993

7:35 p.m., BBC 2

These trips through our pop years of yesteryear may be clip shows, but they still make for great nostalgic entertainment. We’ve reached 1993 – a year synonymous with recession and 2Unlimited’s No Limit. Elsewhere there are signs of a new British pop sensibility in the form of Suede and Saint Etienne. Phil Harrison

Chernobyl: the new evidence

8 p.m., Channel 4

Chernobyl: the new proof. Photo: Channel 4

The final part of a revealing documentary examines the cover-up that followed the world’s most notorious nuclear farrago and the severity of the (literal) fallout. The latter brings surprises, like the woman who continued to live happily in the exclusion zone. Turns out she just likes it quiet. Jack Seale

Hidden

9 p.m., BBC Four

The Snowdonia crime series continues, as DCI Cadi John and DS Vaughan make an arrest in the middle of the night, bringing in builder Piotr Korecki for questioning after analyzing CCTV footage. Could this gentle giant really have murdered Ifan Williams? Ali Catterall

Kill Eve

9:15 p.m., BBC One

In tonight’s thriller episode, we are in Berlin in 1979, when the foundations of the Twelve were being laid. Meanwhile, present day: Eve attempts to take a hostage, while Carolyn pursues a key target from her past, and Villanelle embraces her murderous side, getting creative again with her murders. TIME

Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown

10 p.m., TVI

Anita Rani, Sarah Hadland, Ed Byrne and Jamie Laing take the TV quiz tonight – with an appearance from Rainbow’s Zippy. “What does ‘chis’ mean in Line of Duty?” and “A European version of Saturday Night Takeaway was made in which country?” are two of the questions Host Sinha has for them. TIME

Choice of movies

Blue velvet.
Blue velvet. Photography: Warner Bros/Sportsphoto/Allstar

Blue Velvet, Saturday, 1h20, Film4

With one of the grand opening sequences – houses framed by white picket fences and firefighters waving from their truck past a man having a heart attack on a beetle-infested lawn – David Lynch’s much-imitated 1986 thriller announced his assault on the suburbs. Its protagonist, college student Jeffrey (Kyle MacLachlan), is drawn from middle-class naivety into an underworld of violence, drugs and perverted sexuality – dominated by Dennis Hopper’s terrifying crime boss Frank Booth – and discovers his own ability to be dark in the process. Simon Wardel

Live sports

Women’s Six Nations Rugby: Wales v Scotland Saturday, 4:30 p.m., BBC Two. Italy v England will take place on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on iPlayer and Red Button.

Premier League Football: Man United v Leicester Saturday, 5 p.m., Sky Sports main event. Live from Old Trafford. Followed by West Ham against Everton on Sunday at 2 p.m. and Tottenham against Newcastle at 4 p.m., both in the Main Event.

Women’s International Cricket: World Cup Final Saturday, 1:30 a.m., Sky Sports Cricket. Night coverage of the final at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

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