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DOCUMENTARY: The White Slums: Reggie Yates’ Extreme South Africa (BBC Three, 9pm)

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Three years ago the eponymous host of this show experienced the slums of Kibera in Kenya for Comic Relief.

Now the former Voice co-presenter is back for a new series in which he spends a week living and working in three rather different and extreme worlds; all of them representing an intriguing side of today’s Africa.

During this series Reggie experiences life with a deprived community of White Afrikaans living in a South-African shanty town lacking electricity or hot water.

He also spends time at Africa’s largest hospital, where more young men die from gunshot wounds than anything else.

Yates also gives us his thoughts on the richest churches on the continent.

REALITY: Don't Tell the Bride (RTE Two, 22:00 - 23:00)

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In this week’s episode Galway girl Tammie Bane gets ready to marry fiancé Aidan Corrigan.

He is given three weeks to choose and plan his wedding.

Tammie wants a romantic and relaxed country wedding while Aidan wants rock ‘n’ roll buskers.

Aidan’s mantra for the big day is ‘maximum impact and minimum expense’, but can he organise the wedding to Tammie’s taste?

PANEL GAME: Celebrity Juice: Saturday Night Takeaway Special (ITV2, 10pm)

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They may having jokingly snubbed him at the recent National TV Awards, but Ant and Dec have a lot of time for Keith Lemon as they proved a while ago when they guested in an episode of Celebrity Juice.

Now they re-join his world of smut and mayhem for the first of a new series.

Regular team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton will be joined by I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! veteran Ashley Roberts, and comedian Rob Beckett.

The last time Ant and Dec were on the show it was a riot, so it’s anyone’s guess what chaos will descend on the studio this time.

FILM: The Invention of Lying (UTV, 23:15 - 01:00)

(2010) Set in a world where everyone tells the truth, Mark Bellison plods along with his life, suffering the often malice-free barbs of acquaintances, and of course dishing out a few of his own.

However, one day he decides to tell the world’s first lie and his life is never the same again, especially after he lies to his dying parent that he knows what the afterlife will be like, and suddenly everyone is clamouring for more information.

This is a very cerebral religious satire that might make plenty of viewers squirm with discomfort as they see their beliefs so subtly parodied.

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Guest, Edward Norton.

RottenTomatoes.com Rating:58%

FILM: The Color of Money (BBC 1, 23:35 - 01:30)

(1986) In this belated sequel to The Hustler, Paul Newman reprises his role as Fast Eddie Felson, and Tom Cruise is Vincent, the young hotshot pool player he tutors.

With Martin Scorsese’s direction and a top-notch cast, this film is less than the sum of its parts.

There are some strong scenes and performances in this film, and as ever, the much-missed Newman is a joy to watch.

Despite some critics’ misgivings about the movie, Paul Newman still won an Oscar for Best Actor.

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Turturro, Helen Shaver, Bill Cobbs, Forest Whitaker.

RottenTomatoes.com Rating:92%

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