Today's TV tips

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Today's TV tips

MUSIC: Lily Allen & Ed Sheeran @R1BW (BBC3, 7pm)

It must be officially summer, because festival season is underway.

And Radio 1 is getting it started with a Big Weekend which, in honour of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is coming to us from Glasgow.

Some of the biggest names in pop will be performing in front of the 50,000-strong crowd, but if you couldn’t make it, BBC Three are bringing us the highlights.

It all begins with Scott Mills and Jen Long introducing sets from singer-songwriters Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran, but stay tuned for chart-topper Pharrell and boyband One Direction – if you can hear them over the screaming.

Then it’s DJ Calvin Harris’s turn to take the stage, followed by a set from Coldplay, who will be reminding us that when the internet isn’t speculating about Chris Martin’s ’conscious uncoupling’ from Gwyneth Paltrow, he has a day job as the frontman of one of the biggest bands in the world.

FOOTBALL: Live UEFA Champions League Final (RTE Two, 7pm)

Bill O'Herlihy is joined by Eamon Dunphy, John Giles and Liam Brady for live coverage of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid (kick-off at 7.45pm).

Real Madrid take on rivals Atletico Madrid in this showpiece match at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, where European club football’s premier competition concludes.

This is the first time the fixture has been played between two clubs from the same city, and Atletico would love nothing more than to prevent their neighbours from winning the trophy for the 10th time, having been a revelation this season under coach Diego Simeone.

Real have beaten German opposition in all three rounds of the knockout stage, demolishing Schalke 04, before eliminating last season’s runners-up and champions respectively in Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, Atletico first comfortably defeated AC Milan, before edging past another Spanish outfit in Barcelona, and ending Chelsea’s chances with victory at Stamford Bridge in the semi-finals.

Simeone’s side have had the edge over Carlo Ancelotti’s men in La Liga, finishing above them after claiming a win and a draw in their two league meetings.

However, Los Blancos did claim a surprisingly comfortable 5-0 aggregate win when the sides met in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, and enter this match as the slight favourites.

SINGING COMPETITION: American Idol (3e, 7.20pm)

It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for. We see the top finalists reunite on the stage one last time before host Ryan Seacrest reveals the newest American Idol.

ENTERTAINMENT: The Guess List (BBC1, 9.30pm)

Rob Brydon’s reunion with Steve Coogan on The Trip to Italy picked up some impressive reviews, but how has his Saturday night quiz show been faring?

Does it look like it could become a prime-time staple? Or has it just made you want to hunt down old episode of its most obvious antecedent, Blankety Blank, to watch Les Dawson mocking the prizes?

Well, here’s a final chance to make up your mind as Brydon hosts the last in the series.

The line-up of celebs is certainly impressive as he welcomes film and TV star Warwick Davis, bubbly actress Jane Horrocks, Countdown maths whizz Rachel Riley, football commentator Gary Lineker and twinkle-toed astrologer Russell Grant in to the studio.

But will any of them prove to be on the contestants’ wavelengths as they offer answers to questions such as ’what do couples argue about on holiday?’

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Channel 4, 9pm)

(2011) When we left Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) in the previous instalment, she had chosen vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) over werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

Jacob is heartbroken, but Bella and Edward marry in front of her parents (Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke) and his blood-sucking clan.

Bella falls pregnant during their honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro and her half-human, half-vampire child grows at an accelerated rate.

The Quileute wolf pack led by alpha male Sam (Chaske Spencer) prepares to kill Bella and her unborn abomination.

Jacob protests and forms a splinter pack with Seth Clearwater (Booboo Stewart) and sister Leah (Julia Jones) to protect the woman he loves.

Fans of the Stephenie Meyer books will be pleased no end, but for many this will simply set the scene for the superb final and conclusive instalment (Breaking Dawn – Part 2). Of course, it’s cheesy, but if you’re tuning in to this third instalment, you’ll know what to expect by now.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Michael Sheen, Billy Burke

RottenTomatoes.com Rating: 48%

FILM: Bend It Like Beckham (BBC2, 11pm)

(2002) Gurinder Chadha’s feel-good comedy is about a woman striving to realise her dreams on and off the soccer pitch.

Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra) is a hard-working girl with one passion: David Beckham.

But her parents (Anupam Kher and Shaheen Khan) will not accept a footballer for a daughter. Soon Jess is playing for Hounslow Harriers women’s football team and befriends striker Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley).

But when the Bhamras discover Jess’s deception, she must choose between her family and happiness.

Performances are fantastic and the script scores many belly laughs. Parminder Nagra is fantastic in her role, but a very young-looking Kiera Knightley deserved all the praise she got for this role, which arguably kick-started her career.

Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Juliet Stevenson, Shaznay Lewis

RottenTomatoes.com Rating: 85%

FILM: No Way Out (BBC1, 12.15am)

(1987) Kevin Costner plays a clean-cut naval officer at the Pentagon, who starts a torrid affair with a young woman.

Unfortunately she also happens to be the lover of his boss, the US Secretary of Defence, and when she is murdered, Costner is given the job of catching the culprit.

This is a genuinely nail-biting drama, responsible for many a frustrated woman demanding their relationship be spiced up by recreating the memorable love scene in the back of a limousine.

Costner is vulnerable but manly, and Hackman, as ever, is superb.

The finale will leave you reeling. It also features one of the best twists of the 1980s.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Iman, George Dzundza

RottenTomatoes.com Rating: 92%

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