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When Nirvana came to Britain

9:30 p.m., BBC Two

To celebrate Nevermind’s 30th birthday, this charming film explores the relationship between Nirvana and Britain. “The UK responded to Nirvana long before America,” says Dave Grohl, and it looks like, from impromptu gigs in biker bars to cursing all over the late night TV, the band have found these islands. more welcoming than most places. The doc hears from booking agents, reporters and fans that the group has taken under their wing as they follow the rise and, tragically, the fall of Nirvana. Phil harrison

Isle of Wight Festival 2021

7 p.m., Sky Arts

No more live highlights from rock’n’roll bash, pushed back this year from its usual June slot. Tonight’s featured artists include heartbroken ballads Snow Patrol, EDM maestro David Guetta and bulletproof soul sisters All Saints; see you tomorrow for sets by Duran Duran and Imelda May. Graeme Vertu

Come dance strictly

7:45 p.m., BBC One

A Saturday night fall ritual returns. Tonight, viewers begin the task of identifying the show’s perennial archetypes (contestant, adorable judge, surprise package, etc.). This year’s courageous celebrities include Adam Peaty, AJ Odudu and Nina Wadia; they will be judged by Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse. PH

The killer hunt

9 p.m., BBC Four

The creepy and mundane Swedish real crime drama ends with a disturbing double bill. Now that a prime suspect is in sight, the team’s desperate hunt for conclusive evidence doubles in urgency and vibrates with the promise of buried horror to unearth. But that soundtrack music! Stop that! Jack Seale

Eastern Missile

9 p.m., Sky Documentaries

If you like your sports documentaries with a side of Cold War intrigue, you’ll enjoy this film about East German motorcycle rider Ernst Degner. After defecting westward in a breathtaking stunt during the 1961 Swedish Grand Prix, he helped turn Suzuki into a motorcycle juggernaut. Ellen e jones

Paul O’Grady’s Saturday night program

9:35 p.m., ITV

The game show that demands self-awareness from its guests continues. Amanda Holden, David Haye, Aston Merrygold and perpetual light entertainment joker Johnny Vegas face judgment tonight. But how will the public assess their relative strengths? PH

Choice of films

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum at 22 Jump Street. Photograph: Columbia Pictures / Allstar

22 Jump Street (Phil Lord / Christopher Miller, 2014), 10:35 p.m., ITV
The sequel to 21 Jump Street maintains the impressive levels of silliness and engaging silliness of this comedy. After graduating from high school on their last assignment, the undercover cop duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum head to college to root out the drug dealers, putting their handsome bromance to the test. Simon wardell

Live sport

T20 Blast Cricket: Final Day 10:30 am, Sky Sports Cricket, Hampshire, Somerset, Kent and Sussex are the stars of this long day of work and drinking.

Premier League football: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brentford 11:30 am, BT Sport 1 De Molineux.

Cycling: Primus Classic 3.15 p.m., Eurosport 2, A one-day race from Belgium.

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