Saturday's best TV: The Brits are Coming; The Greatest Dancer

The nominations for this year’s awards are announced, while the auditions for the drama-free dancefloor show continue

The Brits Are Coming

5pm, ITV

Once upon a time, the Brit awards were a talking point: think Geri in her union jack dress; Oasis slagging off Blur; Jarvis interrupting Michael Jackson’s grandiose performance of Earth Song. And, after about a decade of irrelevance, 2018 seemed to find the show on form once again, with wins for the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Lorde, and a state-of-the-nation performance from Stormzy. Here’s hoping the momentum continues, as Clara Amfo announces this year’s nominations, with performances from Little Mix, Not3s and more. Hannah J Davies

Henry VIII’s Lost Palace: Digging Up Britain

7pm, Channel 5

For centuries archaeologists have searched for the exact location of Elsyng Palace, a favourite royal residence of Henry VIII in his latter years. Helen Skelton and historian Alex Langlands travel to Enfield to join the search and take part in a new dig unearthing clues to the architecture of the building. Mike Bradley

The Voice UK

8pm, ITV

Coaches, Jennifer Hudson, Olly Murs and Tom Jones continue the blind audition stage as they search for the nation’s best vocal talent. As ever, looks will play no part in the selection process, as each singer is chosen on vocal ability alone. Who will make the judges spin their chairs around? MB

The Greatest Dancer

8.10pm, BBC One

Crop tops, tense pauses and still no surname for poor Cheryl: the auditions continue. Hosts Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo play it low-key, while Strictly pro dancer Oti Mabuse steals the show with her charisma. There have already been times when the coaches have been frustrated by the audience’s choices, but no major drama. Hannah Verdier

Black Lake

9pm, BBC Four

The Nordic noir series tries unsuccessfully to emulate The Blair Witch Project as Uno takes the group on a visit to an abandoned hospital on the other side of Kallskär island. Plus, when Minnie makes a connection with the name Maja she is certain she’s getting close to the truth about last year’s dark secret. Do we care, though? MB

Through the Keyhole

9.30pm, ITV

Television Will Eat Itself Part 325: Keith Lemon tries to live up to Loyd Grossman as he hosts this revival of the gameshow. The panellists for this edition are Danny Dyer, Sally Phillips and Chris Kamara, whose task it is to visit celebrity homes, poke around and try to guess the identities of their occupants. David Stubbs

Film choice

Manchester by the Sea.
Manchester by the Sea. Photograph: Claire Folger

Manchester By the Sea, 9.45pm, BBC Two

Casey Affleck’s Boston janitor Lee Chandler is a desolate soul sunk in the hurt of a grievous emotional wound. When he has to care for his dead brother’s son (Lucas Hedges) he starts to re-engage with the world and confront an awful event from the past, in Kenneth Lonergan’s heartbreaking tale of grief and family. Paul Howlett

Today’s best live sport

Premier League Football: West Ham United v Arsenal, 11.30am, Sky Sports Main Event

Chelsea v Newcastle United airs on BT Sport 1 at 5pm.

Champions Cup Rugby Union: Leinster v Toulouse, 12.30pm, Channel 4

Two more Champions Cup games follow from 3pm, on BT Sport 2.

Live Athletics, 1.15pm, BBC One

The Great Stirling Cross Country.


Hannah J Davies, Mike Bradley, Hannah Verdier, David Stubbs and Paul Howlett

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