Saturday's TV tips

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Saturday's TV tips

Proms Extra (BBC2, 7pm)

The Proms season is now in full swing and Katie Derham presents highlights of some of the concerts from the past week, including English composer Gustav Holst’s seven-movement orchestral suite The Planets, conducted by Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Susanna Malkki.

Plus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s last ever symphony (and also his longest) nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony, and an exclusive performance in the studio by Scottish solo percussionist Colin Currie.

The Cube: Celebrity Special (UTV, 8.30pm)

It’s been a busy few weeks for Katherine Ryan – for a start, she’s been searching for Britain’s best hairdresser on the BBC Two series Hair. However, while that series allows her to stand back and make jokes as the contestants get to work with scissors and a comb, here she’s the one under pressure as Phillip Schofield invites her to take on The Cube.

Will she be able to bag her the £250,000 prize for her chosen charity?

Also stepping up in this special edition is former footballer Fabrice Muamba, who is no doubt hoping his sporting prowess will help him cope with whatever the Cube throws at him.

Waking Ned (TV3, 9pm)

(1998) An elderly man living in a small Irish town wins the National Lottery and dies from shock. Word spreads quickly around the village; Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) and Michael O'Sullivan (David Kelly), two elderly best friends go to great lengths to find the winner so they can share the wealth.

Starring: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, James Nesbitt, Fionnula Flanagan

Tut (C5, 9pm)

After Cleopatra, he’s probably got the best name recognition of any ancient Egyptian leader, but how much do we really know about Tutankhamun?

Well, we might know a bit more after this weekend, as Channel 5 brings us this lavish two-part historical epic over consecutive evenings.

Avan Jogia stars as the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose kingdom is largely controlled by his advisor Ay (Ben Kingsley) and double-dealing high priest Amun (Alexander Siddig).

Casualty (BBC1, 9.10pm)

When a dad is given an ultimatum – move away with work or lose his job - Charlie helps him do the right thing for his daughter.

A son attempts to break off his father’s recent engagement to a younger fiancee and lands her in the Emergency Department, but Max is on hand to convince him to respect his father’s decision.

Chronicle (Film4, 9.00pm)

(2012) Three teenagers develop superhuman abilities after exploring a mysterious cave.

They delight in experimenting with what they are able to do, documenting their actions on video. However, one of them lets his new-found power go to his head, and as he begins using it to evil ends, the others realise only they can stop him.

A mix of The Tommyknockers, Heroes, Cloverfield and Akira, this found footage offering is a real mish-mash, but somehow it all works. Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B Jordan star.

Saturday Night with Miriam (RTE One, 9.40pm)

Join Miriam for her summer show featuring a mix of entertainment, showbiz, sports, current affairs, music and human interest stories.

This Means War (Channel 4, 11.00pm)

(2012) All’s fair in love and war for two US government spies with their hearts set on the same woman in an action-packed comedy from director McG.

Scripted by Simon Kinberg and Timothy Dowling, this hare-brained buddy movie delivers slam-bang thrills and a few sparkling one-liners as rivalry between the two elite operatives escalates out of control, resulting in amusing abuses of CIA resources.

Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play secret agents; best friends who couldn’t be more dissimilar. However, they do share one thing in common - they’ve fallen in love with the same woman. Reese Witherspoon is the object of their affections.

Ill Manors (BBC2, 11.00pm)

(2012) It’s a hard knock life for six godforsaken denizens of London in the gritty directorial debut of Ben Drew aka Plan B.

Purportedly based on real people and real events, Ill Manors pulls no punches in its depiction of the lengths some people will go to in order to survive on the streets of the capital.

It’s a visually arresting descent into the darkest recesses of human suffering, cutting together different film stocks to create a nightmarish vision of a city under constant surveillance from CCTV cameras, mobile phones and nosey neighbours.

Riz Ahmed, Nick Sagar and Keith Coggins star.

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