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I can see your voice / Talent game

UKTN One, 7:20 p.m. / ITV, 7:30 p.m.

Guessing games are the new Saturday night talent show, as two broadly similar, though very different, entertainment formats are found in the schedules. Of the two, UKTN One’s I Can See Your Voice has less to offer on paper: Hosted by ubiquitous Paddy McGuinness, it features a £ 10,000-hoping couple tasked with guessing which of six ‘mystery singers’ has either a very good or terribly bad voice, without anyone singing a note before elimination. As dull as it sounds, this first episode works surprisingly well, with the panel of celebrity “investigators” (Alison Hammond, Amanda Holden, Jimmy Carr) and guest star (McFly’s Danny Jones) doing just enough to get attention. and make people laugh – although the format can quickly become obsolete.

In ITV’s Game of Talents there is more variety and game show, as two rival contestants and their celebrity assistants go head to head, via increasingly risky challenges and a slow drip of drip. ‘clues, to decide what hidden talents each of a panel of eight performers possesses. . It’s always luck and guesswork, but with prizes over £ 50,000 on the line, the risk factor is high. GOES

Rugby Union: Six Nations Women

UKTN iPlayer

This year’s modified Women’s Six Nations opening round saw England and France squeeze the opposition, whetting the appetite for a potential encounter between the two teams in the tournament’s first and possibly last Grand Final. . England put Scotland 52 points, while Les Bleus beat Wales by 53. In response to the pandemic, each team only plays two group matches, with the winners of each pool facing each other. If England beat Italy (2pm) they will advance to the final, while Ireland must beat Wales (5pm) to have a chance against France next week.

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Great National Horse Racing Festival

ITV, 2 p.m.

To bet, or not to bet, is equestrian. Sorry. The Grand National Festival in Aintree culminates with the most famous steeplechase in the world (5.15pm). Last month Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore became the first best female jockey in Cheltenham Festival history and has her eye on becoming the first woman to win the Grand National. She is expected to ride the Minella Times for fit Irish coach Henry De Bromhead, while Bryony Frost will ride Yala Enki for coach Paul Nicholls.

Golf: the masters

Sky Sports Golf, 7 p.m.

Only five months after last year’s tournament, the Masters come to a conclusion at Augusta National. The first two rounds on Thursday and Friday set the tone with fast greens and smooth fairways, meaning the eventual winner is unlikely to match Dustin Johnson’s ridiculous 20 under par from last year. Jordan Spieth is back on the lips of experts and bookmakers after a few scorching years. He won the Texas Open earlier this month and appears to have recovered some of the form that earned him three major titles from 2015 to 2017. Justin Thomas is in contention after winning the Players last month, while Rory McIlroy continues to chase that elusive career grand slam.

The Windsors: inside the royal dynasty

Channel 4, 8 p.m.

An episode centered on the Prince of Wales, from his studies to his long wait for the throne, but above all on his marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales and a more lasting relationship with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

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Edward VII: The Playboy Prince Who Changed Britain

Channel 5, 9 p.m.

Edward VII did not ascend the throne until the age of 59, having lived a life of loitering so extravagant that many annulled his monarchy before it began. This engaging biography reveals how, despite his subjects’ low expectations, he turned out to be an exceptionally effective leader and exceptionally popular king.

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Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests

Sky Documentaries, 9 p.m.

Since the 1960s, about 50 billion people have accepted, often as part of a job application, a variant of the Myers-Briggs test that reduces personality to one of 16 distinct types. This revealing film explores the dangers and prejudices of a system that is, as one scholar puts it, inherently “sexist, racist, ableist and classist”.

The Jonathan Ross Show

ITV, 9:35 p.m.

Jonathan Ross returns for another series of his ever-entertaining chat show, featuring Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse, This Country star Daisy May Cooper, stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr, Martin and Roman Kemp and singer James Arthur .

Tupac Shakur: a life in ten pictures

UKTN Two, 10 p.m.

The charisma, attitude and genius of translating street violence into rap made Tupac Shakur a star, whose murder at the age of 25 sealed his legacy as the epitome of ‘gangsta rap’. 1990s. Here, her troubled life and talent are explored through images interpreted by friends and the photographers who captured them.

Britain’s Favorite Comedy

Channel 5, 10:30 p.m.

Jo Brand kicks off a three-part celebration of the best of British TV comedy with a selection of 1970s material. Highlights include Morecambe and Wise, sketches by Monty Python and Charlie Higson recalling how Dick Emery inspired The quick show.

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Alien: Covenant (2017) ★★★★★

Channel 4, 9 p.m.

The latest installment in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror series Alien is arguably the craziest of mad scientist movies. He follows the crew of the Covenant colony ship as they discover what they believe to be an unexplored paradise, but which turns out to be a nightmare. Michael Fassbender performs a spectacular double turn as friendly robot David and his crooked “brother” Walter. It’s a grand and exhilarating phantom ride from a movie.

Creation (2010) ★★★★ ☆

ITV, 10:45 p.m.

Christopher Nolan’s mind-blowing psycho-caper stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the ultimate thief: he steals ideas by sneaking into the subconscious of his victims. His final task, however, is to do the reverse: he must plant an idea deep into an unsuspecting mind. The dream-inside-dream plot is baffling (whisper it: utter nonsense), but it all looks incredibly dazzling, and the cast, from Tom Hardy to Cillian Murphy, is star-studded.

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The Lowlands (2016) ★★★★ ☆

Channel 4, 11:25 p.m.

Straight to the point: here’s a movie in which a tanned Blake Lively spends an hour and a half battling a great white shark. Are you sold? Jaume Collet-Serra’s survival thriller features every drop of depth its title suggests, but it’s as it should. It’s aerobic production with loads of excitement and charm – and not a drop of pretension. And Lively seems to be having fun.

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