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The British Soap Awards 2022
8 p.m., TVI

Phillip Schofield hosts the annual soap awards at Hackney Empire, where winners in 14 categories will be crowned – including the best publicly voted British soap opera. Coronation Street’s Maximus Evans (Corey Brent) and EastEnders’ Toby-Alexander Smith (Gray Atkins) battle it out for best villain, while Hollyoaks clan the McQueens take on Emmerdale stalwarts the Dingles to win the best soap family. HOUR

Romeo & Duo
7 p.m., TVI

It’s final note time, as Oti Mabuse’s bizarre but nonetheless enjoyable dating series – in which bachelors try to win each other over with karaoke performances – reaches its final act. Sing Us: Four groups of amateur performers who hope to impress and duet with contestants Owen, Charlotte, Amba-Jae and Adazae. Hollie Richardson

Celebrity hotspot
7:20 p.m., BBC One

A typically eclectic lineup heads to Paddy McGuinness’ second most famous light stage tonight. Denise van Outen and Fred Sirieix take on Blue Peter’s Richie Driss and Mwaksy Mudenda in trivia (a knowledge of British pub names and biscuits is essential) and ball-catching techniques. The latter is often the sticking point. Henry Wong

Unnecessary celebrities
7:50 p.m., BBC One

What do comedians know about anything? Tonight’s episode should provide a partial answer, with a comic-rich lineup of Shaparak Khorsandi, Johnny Vegas, Iain Stirling and Marek Larwood taking on former Drag Race contestants Kitty Scott-Claus and Vanity Milan, as well as former Corrie actors Bhavna Limbachia and Victoria Ekanoye. Alexis Duggins

LGBTQ+ hits at the BBC
8 p.m., BBC 2

Lil Nas X. Photography: CBS Photo Archive/CBS/Getty Images

In celebration of Pride Month, here’s a lively hour of archival performances from George Michael, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, Beth Ditto and Lil Nas X – boundary-pushing artists who challenged gender stereotypes and, ultimately, , made some damn good music. HOUR

Later – With Jools Holland
10 p.m., BBC 2

Old friend from the show Paolo Nutini is a guest at the music showcase this week, with more 90s and 00s kid’s treats in the form of Foals and William Orbit. Joining them are more contemporary singer-songwriters Katy J Pearson and Polly Scattergood. Jack Seale

Choice of movies

National Treasure… Alma Pöysti as Tove. Photography: Blue Finch movie release

Tove, 9 p.m., BBC Four
Finnish national treasure Tove Jansson, the artist responsible for the Moomins, is the subject of the biopic involving Zaida Bergroth. Less interested in her creation of ever-popular characters than in her tangled love life, she follows Tove (Alma Pöysti) as she vacillates between relationships with Shanti Roney’s reliable politician, Atos, and favored theater manager Vivica (Krista Kosonen), while seeking to escape the harsh influence of his famous sculptor father. A well-drawn portrait of an artist and a woman that makes sense. Simon Wardel

The Narrow Margin, 1h35, awesome! Action Movies
There’s no grease on this first installment of 1952 film noir. Right off the bat, we’re immersed in a storyline involving Charles McGraw’s cop Walter Brown. He takes the widow of mob boss Frankie (Marie Windsor) on the train from Chicago to a grand jury in Los Angeles; Trouble is, two hitmen are also on board with Frankie in their sights – if they can find her. Richard Fleischer’s direction keeps the drama tense, as the cars host a claustrophobic game of cat-and-mouse, with the other unwilling participating passengers. SW

Live sports

test cricket
England v New Zealand
Saturday, 10:15 a.m., Sky Sports main event
Day two of the second Test of the three-game series at Trent Bridge.

Premiership Rugby Union: Saracens v Harlequins 1 p.m., BT Sports 1
The first semi-final at StoneX Stadium. Followed by Leicester v Northampton at 3.45pm.

World Triathlon Series: Leeds 1:45 p.m., BBC One
From Roundhay Park, with the men’s and women’s elite races. The mixed relay is Sunday.

UEFA Nations League Football: Republic of Ireland v Scotland Saturday, 4.15pm, Premier Sports 1. At the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Wales v Belgium will follow at 7:35 p.m.

UEFA Nations League Football: England v Italy Sat, 7 p.m., Channel 4
A Group A3 match at Molineux.

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