Saturday's best TV: Touretteshero – Me, My Mouth and I; The Voice Kids

Artist and activist Jess Thom explores Tourette syndrome through the work of Samuel Beckett, while the junior singing show reaches its grand final

Touretteshero: Me, My Mouth and I

10.45pm, BBC2
Director Sophie Robinson’s thought-provoking film follows one woman’s exploration of neurodiversity in the arts through the work of Samuel Beckett. Artist, activist and fundraiser Jess Thom, who has Tourette syndrome, conducts a revealing investigation into one of Beckett’s most intense dramatic monologues, Not I, which asks the audience to reconsider issues of disability, representation and social exclusion, as she prepares to perform the role of Mouth. Mike Bradley

Blind Date

7pm, Channel 5
The set may have had an art-deco revamp but everything else about Paul O’Grady’s Blind Date revival feels as familiar as it did in Cilla’s 1990s imperial phase. Fashion student Mia must choose from a scruffy lineup of lads while customer service advisor Stephen’s potential picks include a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. Graeme Virtue

The Voice Kids Live Final

8pm, ITV
After a week of singing – truncating the usual weeks-long process and meaning fewer days off school for the contestants – the talent contest ends. On top of £30,000 to spend on “musical education”, the prize includes a trip to Disneyland Paris – which would surely be a welcome addition to the adults’ version, too. Hannah J Davies

Hidden

9pm, BBC4
The penultimate episode of the drama sees the detectives close in on Dylan Harris, certain he is the serial kidnapper who has taken Megan Ruddock. Now, in the early hours, a captive Megan spots little Nia Harris playing on a swing outside. She raps on the window to attract her attention. Nia wants to help but can she reach the key? MB

Iggy Pop: American Valhalla

9pm, Sky Arts
This feature-length documentary provides a rewarding account of the collaboration between veteran rocker Iggy Pop and QOTSA rocker Josh Homme, which resulted in the album Post Pop Depression. A “garage rock record obsessed with sex and death”, the music has interesting echoes of Bowie circa Heroes. MB

China From Above

9pm, National Geographic
Second series exploring China’s tremendously diverse landscapes and densely populated cities from an aerial perspective. Once again, it’s sheer eye candy, this time round charting the Eastern provinces, and those who live along its great coastline, in a culture of enormous complexity. Ali Catterall

Film choice

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Photograph: Keith Bernstein/Publicity image from film company

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, 11.45pm, BBC2

Showing in the week of Nelson Mandela’s birthday centenary, this respectful but unsparing biopic is an impressive tribute. It follows his journey from campaigner to statesman via his time in prison on Robben island. Idris Elba gives a performance of physical and emotional heft. Paul Howlett

Today’s best live sport

Golf: The Open, 9am, Sky Sports Main Event
Day three coverage from Carnoustie.

Athletics: Anniversary Games,1.15pm, BBC1
Annual Diamond League event commemorating London 2012.

Hockey: Women’s World Cup, 1.45pm, BT Sport 1
Hosts England take on India in the opening match of the tournament.

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