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From a 500-year-old jousting scorecard to the AO Arena Manchester


From a 500-year-old jousting scorecard to the AO Arena Manchester

From a 500-year-old jousting scorecard to the AO Arena Manchester


This new series features the very best songs of each year, the most creative videos and the stories behind them.

The artists themselves, plus directors, choreographers and critics explore the fascinating world of the pop video. In this edition: the greatest pop videos of 1990. Kate Pierson of The B-52’s reminisces about filming Love Shack; Betty Boo talks Doin’ The Do, while members of En Vogue, EMF and Beats International look back at their own visual treats.

Timmy Mallett relives the experience of filming for Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and Go West recall their video exploits. Sir Cliff Richard, Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, David Grant, Katie Puckrik and Nina Myskow reflect on a fabulous year of music videos.

Channel 5, 10.05pm


Professor Alice Roberts, Professor Danielle George and Dr Onyeka Nubia tell the story of Britain’s obsession with invasion throughout history.

In the first episode they explore Henry VIII’s fear of invasion from Catholic Europe through the physical reminders that remain to this day. At her base in Walmer Castle, Alice gets her hands on a vast hoard of Tudor coins and a 500-year-old jousting scorecard, as she learns how Henry’s greed and ambition led him to bankrupt the nation and lay the foundations for the modern secret service. Danielle visits Henry’s mighty castle at Deal and witnesses the awesome power of the cannons built to defend England, while Onyeka gets within touching distance of the iconic Mary Rose.

Channel 4, 8.30pm


Big Night Of Musicals 2023 by the National Lottery returns to BBC One, featuring blockbuster performances by casts from some of the nation’s most popular musicals.

Hosted by comedian, presenter and singer Jason Manford, and filmed in front of a 12,000-strong audience at the AO Arena Manchester, the spectacular show brings together some of the biggest musicals from across the UK – a unique opportunity to see performances from 13 incredible West End and touring musicals under one roof – and raising the roof!

Performances include Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, Les Misérables, MAMMA MIA!, We Will Rock You the Musical, Wicked, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical, Disney’s Newsies, Shrek the Musical UK and Ireland tour, Six the Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life And Times Of The Temptations, The Bodyguard The Musical, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I.

There will also be a special performance from Aspects Of Love, featuring musical theatre star Michael Ball, with all of the performances promising to bring the magic of these popular musicals straight to viewers in the comfort of their own homes.

The event celebrates the support National Lottery players have given to arts projects, including the 2,000 theatres which were supported through the Covid crisis.

BBC One, 7.50pm


It’s time for the happiest 90 minutes of the week with another jam-packed Saturday Night Takeaway.

Lioness and Queen of the jungle Jill Scott is live in the studio as Star Guest Announcer and Diversity put on a spectacular End Of The Show Show.

Plus, get ready for double Mulhern with Ant vs Dec and the return of Win A Week Off Work! All that and more in the only show on telly that says “don’t just watch the adverts… win ’em”!


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