What's up?  The 10 best TV and streaming tips for Saturday

What’s up? The 10 best TV and streaming tips for Saturday

Ahead of the All-Ireland Hurling Final Up for the Match is back, there’s the return of The Hit List and Superman and Lois, the classic Bette Davis and some more TV clangers starring David Walliams. . .

choice of the day

Up for the Match, 9:45 p.m., RTE One

It’s that time of year again – although obviously much earlier than we’re used to, as Hurling’s Big Day Out comes around 10 weeks before its traditional September showdown.

In the studio, Des Cahill and Jacqui Hurley preview tomorrow’s All-Ireland Hurling final between Limerick and Kilkenny, with the former aiming for a third straight win.

Jacqui and Des will be joined by a host of familiar faces as well as personalities from the competing countries. Also, one lucky spectator will win one of the last tickets to the game.

do not miss

Trom, 10pm, BBC Four

Even if you missed last week’s opening double screening, you can catch this rather gripping (and very scenic) drama set in the Faroe Islands.

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Last week – spoiler alert – animal rights activist Sonja was washed up and drowned, but that’s just the start of the intrigue.

First in this week’s two episodes, Karla uncovers new evidence that has her questioning everything. Hannis tries to collect the clues Sonja left behind.

Then, at 10:40 p.m., a press conference concludes that Sonja’s death was an accident, but Hannis discovers that she cannot have died the way police claim. In Danish and Faroese, with subtitles.

All will be well at night, 9pm, Virgin Media One

David Walliams narrates more TV clangers, bluffs and fluffy hints, including the time Joan Collins (below) is accidentally upstaged by Susanna Reid.

Also, Bruno Tonioli falls at the Strictly studio and a giant tortoise defecates near Dermot O’Leary.

There is also footage of a runaway car interrupting a US news report before crashing into a lake.

New or returning shows

Superman & Lois, 5.25pm, BBC One

The second season of this entertaining Superman-as-a-family drama series – starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch – begins with a double episode.

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Lois and Clark fight as a couple while Chrissy adjusts to running the Smallville Gazette with Lois. Meanwhile, Kyle grows concerned about Lana’s involvement with a new mayoral candidate

Episode two follows at 6.05pm where Clark tells Lois about his ongoing struggle with visions and admits there is only one person who could possibly help.

Meanwhile, Lana gets some unexpected news and tensions between Lois and Chrissy rise. Sarah plans to break up with Jordan to spend time with Natalie.

The Hit List, 7.10pm, BBC One

Marvin and Rochelle Humes present the music-based quiz show.

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Each week, participants are under intense pressure to name as many hits and artists as possible, with a £10,000 jackpot up for grabs.

The contestants in this episode are two friends from Belfast, a father and son from Essex and a brother and sister from the West Midlands.

New to stream

How to Identify a Robber, Sky Cinema & NOW

This comedy/thriller has been described as Home alone meets Fargo.

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A series of unfortunate coincidences brings fresh high school grad Madison and her boyfriend Jimmy face-to-face with the burglars ransacking their neighborhood.

As the two amateur detectives set up booby traps, they quickly realize that it takes more than a few well-placed paint cans to stop the bad guys.

Saturday cinema

Spanish, 10:30 p.m., RTE2

Comedy directed by James L. Brooks and starring Paz Vega, Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni and the late great Cloris Leachman.

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A Mexican woman is offered a well-paying job as housekeeper for a wealthy American celebrity chef and moves to Los Angeles with her daughter – but her employer’s neurotic wife causes all sorts of problems.

Spider-Man: Far from Home, 10.20pm, BBC One

Webtastic superhero adventure sequel starring Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya and Samuel L. Jackson.

After the Avengers’ dramatic battle for the fate of the universe, the teenage Webslinger just wants life to get back to normal. However the is.

A school trip across Europe seems like just the ticket – but he ends up being recruited by the spy agency SHIELD to fight an invasion of elemental monsters from another dimension.

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Now, Voyager, 3.25pm, BBC Two

Here’s a classic 1942 romantic melodrama starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, and Bonita Granville.

It’s probably the restored version – it looks fantastic.

Davis is exceptional as a nervous and frustrated woman who has been dominated by her mother, undergoes psychiatric treatment and emerges transformed.

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Despite her newfound happiness and optimistic outlook on life, she finds that beauty and confidence can come with their own share of heartache.

If you fancy an afternoon of Bette Davis and melodrama, there’s also Dark Victory at 1:45 p.m., starring Humphrey Bogart and future US President Ronald Reagan.

It’s the story of a flamboyant socialite who discovers she has a brain tumor, prompting her to decide to make the most of her remaining time.

family movie

Hotel Transylvania 2, 6:35 p.m., RTE One

Animated comedy starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.

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Dracula is concerned that his half-human grandson isn’t showing any vampiric tendencies, so he enlists the help of his fellow monsters to show the boy how it’s done.

The Count is shocked by the unwanted visit of his own father, who does not approve of his son’s tolerance of people.

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