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Superman and Lois

5:40 p.m., BBC One

In the first five minutes of this 15-part reboot, Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) recalls everything from crash landing in Smallville to raising two teenage sons with his wife. the world’s most famous “Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch). From there, we follow the Kents as they return to Superman’s hometown and navigate what should be a more low-key lifestyle. But it doesn’t take long before the costume is called into question for some heavy CGI action. Hollie richardson

Come dance strictly

6:40 p.m., BBC One

We have reached the quarter-finals (remember that Christmas is fast approaching). With so many 10 awarded on the scoreboard, it’s getting harder and harder to call out who will walk away with the Glitterball Trophy. TIME

48 hours before victory

7:40 p.m., Channel 4

Dermot O’Leary, former Private Arthur Williams, and battlefield guide Lucy Betteridge-Dyson team up to analyze the most defining two days of notable historical conflict. The Somme and Waterloo would appear later in the series, but we begin in 1940 in Dunkirk amid frantic attempts to thwart a devastating German triumph. Graeme Vertu

The Chase: celebrity special

8:15 p.m., ITV

You know the format: a team of little celebrities answer questions to avoid getting caught by the Chaser. Tonight, singer Lance Ellington, Olympian Beth Tweddle, jockey Bob Champion and actor Sally Lindsay are stepping up. TIME

Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away

10 p.m., BBC Two

A published poet as well as a wild man of rock’n’roll, Phil Lynott has put a lot into his tragically cut short life. As a black man who grew up in 1950s Dublin, Lynott stood out. His band Thin Lizzy saw him adopt the status of an underdog, which earned him hits such as The Boys Are Back in Town and Jailbreak. It’s a fascinating one-piece story. Phil harrison

The Jonathan Ross Show

10:20 p.m., ITV

Elton John steals the show tonight, joining Ross via a video call to promote his latest album The Lockdown Sessions. Rob Brydon and Judi Love are in the studio, while Craig David and MNEK offer live music on Saturday nights. TIME

Choice of films

First love, 11:15 p.m., Film4

Takashi Miike’s first love of 2019. Photograph: public relations document

The output of indecently prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike (100 films and more) will always be random. This 2019 effort is most certainly a success, a frenzied yakuza comedy thriller with a surprisingly tender and cute encounter at its heart. Tokyo boxer Leo (Masataka Kubota) is caught in a criminal double-cross when he saves Monica (Sakurako Konishi), a slave sex worker and drug addict, from a corrupt cop. The long night that ensues includes hallucinations in the Y-façades, a brawl at a DIY store, and even animation, as the couple flee competing gangs. Simon wardell

Live Sport

Premier League football: West Ham v Chelsea 11:30 a.m. BT Sport 1 Live action from the London derby match

Stadium. Snooker: UK Championship at 1:00 p.m., BBC Two. The opening semi-final, followed by the second semi-final at 7:30 p.m. The final will be broadcast on Sunday from 1 p.m.

Premiership Rugby Union: Exeter Chiefs v Saracens 2:30 p.m. BT Sport 2, a Sandy Park Championship game.

Premier League football: Watford v Man City 5 p.m. Sky Sports Main Event. From Vicarage Road.

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