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There’s a glimpse into comedian Rik Mayall’s career in Lord of Misrule, Gary Lineker is back at the helm as Match of the Day returns, there’s Paul Simon and Duran Duran live, and some very tasty movies. . .

Take the day

Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule, 9:45 p.m., BBC Four

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall died suddenly in June 2014 at the age of 56.

He left behind a body of work that spanned four decades and was a mix of rocket-fueled physical comedy, surrealism, subversive satire and bombastic punk spirit.

Mayall’s characters included Black Country investigative nerd Kevin Turvey, Felicity Kendal Rick’s adoring student poet in Young peopleunemployed eccentric Richard Richard in Bottom.

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Then there were the darker roles, like ruthless MP Alan B’Stard in The new statesman and the mischievous Lord Flashheart, who appeared in the second and fourth seasons of the legendary black viper.

Narrated by Simon Callow, this documentary celebrates Mayall’s career, with contributions from Michael Palin, Simon Pegg, Lenny Henry, Ben Elton, Alexei Sayle, Christopher Ryan, Tim McInnerny, Jools Holland, Ruby Wax and Greg Davies.

Don’t miss

Match of the Day, 10:20 p.m., BBC One

Generations of football fans have enjoyed this landmark show, which has been a television staple since 1964.

Gary Lineker (below) previews action from the first matches of the English Premier League season, including Fulham v Liverpool at Craven Cottage and Chelsea v Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Newly-promoted Fulham faced a tough task against last season’s runners-up, while Chelsea, third last term, expect a winning start against an Everton side who struggled in the first quarter. the 2021/22 campaign.

Additionally, Crystal Palace v Arsenal, Bournemouth v Aston Villa, Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton.

New or returning shows

Sounds of Birmingham at the BBC, 8:00 p.m., BBC Four

Here is a selection of performances from the archives of artists from the city on the occasion of the Commonwealth Games. An excuse, huh?

It’s a pretty varied lineup, with music from the likes of UB40, Dexys Midnight Runners (above), Duran Duran, Judas Priest, Joan Armatrading, ELO, Laura Mvula, the Streets and Black Sabbath.

Duran Duran: Radio 2 in concert, 9 p.m., BBC Two

Here is one of those bands from Birmingham that became a global phenomenon in the 1980s.

Here are highlights from the band’s performance at the BBC Radio Theater in December 2021, featuring classic hits such as Hungry as a Wolf, Notorious, Ordinary World, Planet Earth and Record a prayer.

For better or worse, the set also includes music from their latest album. Future Past.

Micah Richards’ Player Pranks, 10:00 p.m., Sky Max

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He has the biggest smile in the game and the most infectious laugh in English football.

Now former right-back Micah Richards (below) goes from punditry to punking in a new comedy series.

Filmed on location across the UK, Player pranks are full-scale hidden camera pranks planned to create hilarious reactions from footballers.

In each episode, two different stars of Premier League football, WSL stars or footballing legends are trapped in epic hidden camera re-enactments.

The pranks are lighthearted and after the big reveal everyone sees the fun side.

Well, let’s hope so, huh?

Paul Simon: Under African Skies, 8 p.m., Sky Arts

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Veteran singer/songwriter Paul Simon (above) returns to South Africa for a reunion concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Graceland.

This record featured a range of African musical talent, including Ray Phiri, Bakithi Kumalo, Youssou N’Dour, Mike Makhalemele and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Saturday cinema

Inglourious Basterds, 9 p.m., RTÉ2

Quentin Tarantino’s wartime adventure, deliciously coated in dark humor, stars Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender and an Oscar-winning Christoph Waltz.

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American officer Aldo Raine leads a squad of soldiers in occupied France with the aim of killing as many Nazis as possible and spreading fear in the Third Reich.

They are involved in a Jewish resistance fighter’s plan to blow up the premiere of a propaganda film – which was to be attended by Hitler himself.

Philomene, 9:45 p.m., RTÉ One

Here’s a cracking thread, featuring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The fact that it’s based on a true story makes it even more compelling.

You may have seen it before, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing it again.

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A teenage girl in 1950s Ireland becomes pregnant and is sent to a home for deemed fallen women, while her baby is forcibly taken from her and sent to America for adoption.

Fifty years later, she meets a disillusioned political journalist who tries to reunite her with his son.

Widows, 11:30 p.m., Channel 4

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Steve McQueen’s gripping feminist thriller was inspired by the books and TV series of the same name by Lynda La Plante, and stars Viola Davis (stunning as always), Liam Neeson and Elizabeth Debicki.

When her husband is killed in a failed bank robbery, Veronica Rawlings finds herself indebted by her husband Harry’s criminal activities.

She teams up with three other Chicago women in a similar situation, and together they attempt to pull off a daring robbery.

family movie

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, 6:35 p.m., RTÉ One

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Animated comedy, with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith.

This time around, the escaped animals from the zoo are still traveling the world in their quest to return home to New York.

Arriving in Monte Carlo, they join a circus on a European tour in order to travel undetected – but an animal control officer is on their trail.

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