Have I Got News For You (Friday 9.30pm, BBC1)
Definitely one to watch tonight as the guest host is the delectable and wonderfully funny Ruth Jones, who is about to start filming for the third and final series of Gavin and Stacey.
Keep on Running: 50 Years of Island Records (Friday 9pm, BBC4)
Cracking documentary that features an interview with the founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell, who founded the company in 1959. Island has had at various points artists such as U2, Bob Marley, Roxy Music and Sugababes on its books, and Blackwell seemed to have a Midas touch for picking varied and interesting acts. Fascinating stuff.
Robin Hood (Saturday 6.45pm, BBC1/BBC HD)
The episode where everything changes and Robin and Guy learn some painful truths about their family histories. The pair are drugged and forced to a listen to a story related round a campfire by a hooded stranger. It’s good stuff and sends what has been a brilliant series in a new direction and hurtling towards the climax in a few weeks.
Primeval (Saturday 7.30pm, ITV1)
The excellent and thrilling Primeval brings its third series to a close with an episode that takes in different time zones and the usual mix of monsters and mayhem. The deliciously evil Helen Cutter is trying to change the course of history (or is she changing it back to how it should be?), which leads Danny and the team into a battle against the thug of the dinosaur world - the raptor. Here’s to season four - go on ITV, you know it makes sense!
Totally Saturday (Saturday 7.30pm, BBC1)
New variety show for a Saturday night, hosted by Graham Norton. Will it strike the same note as Saturday Night Takeaway?
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (Saturday 9.30pm, BBC1/BBC HD)
Bewilderingly popular stand up McIntyre brings his tediously smug brand of comedy to various regions. Sorry, I know he’s popular, but I just don’t get it… This should do well in the ratings though, so I’m willing to give it a chance as he’s clearly doing something that people like.
Hope Springs (Sunday 8pm, BBC1/BBC HD)
Alex Kingston heads up the cast in this light drama about a group of female ex-cons who perform one last job that goes horribly wrong. And when that happens, what do youdo ? That’s right, you head to a small village in the Scottish Highlands and hide from the law. Erm… sounds great. Actually, this should be rather enjoyable in a jolly, Monarch of the Glen type way, so it seems churlish to complain.
The Apprentice (Sunday 9pm, BBC1)
Flipping to Sunday to avoid clashing with England’s World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, this is the one we’ve been waiting for. The grand final sees Kate and Yasmina picking a team of previously fired candidates to help launch a new brand of chocolates. Expect a joyous and brilliant end to what has been a superb series all round. In the end, there can be only one. Kate for the win!
Kingdom (Sunday 9pm, ITV1)
Stephen Fry returns as lovable Norfolk solicitor Peter Kingdom for more gentle comedy drama. Everybody is here - his assistant Lyle, receptionist Gloria and bonkers sister Beatrice. The scenery is lovely, and it’s hard not to be utterly won over by Fry’s engaging performance in the title role. Nice.