The weekend is always a great time to catch some of your favourite TV shows, sports games and films. We’ve put together a guide to the best of what’s on so you don’t miss a thing.
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Live Cycling: Road World Championships – 2013 Women’s Road Race (Saturday, 3pm, BBC 1)
Watch live coverage of the women’s race in Tuscany, with Lizzie Armistead set to compete for Great Britain. Jonathan Edwards will be presenting the coverage, with Simon Brotherton and Chris Boardman commentating.
Match of the Day (Saturday, 10pm, BBC 1)
Everyone’s favourite TV presenter Gary Lineker brings you the highlights of the latest Premier League matches, including Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea and Swansea City v Arsenal. Other highlights include Aston Villa v Manchester City, Fulham v Cardiff City, and Manchester United v West Bromwich. Catch up with MOTD on BBC iPlayer from 10.30pm!
Live MotoGP (Sunday, 12.30pm, BBC 2)
Watch coverage from the Ciudad del Motor de Aragon. Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo are the top three in the standings, with Pedrosa looking to win here for the second year running.
Rugby League: Super League Play-Offs (Sunday, 5pm, BBC 2)
Tanya Arnold presents the action from the qualifying semi-finals, which included Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants, and Wigan Warriors v Leeds. Who will go head to head in the Grand Final?
Strictly Come Dancing (Saturday, 7pm, BBC 1)
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly introduce the nine celebrities who will be dancing in their dazzling costumes to the final of Strictly this year. No public votes will be taking place this weekend, meaning the scores from Britain’s favourite judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell will be carried on to next week.
The X Factor (Saturday, 8.20pm, ITV)
It’s the first round of boot camp this weekend. Gathering at Wembley Arena, contestants who impressed in their double audition will now have to face not only working within groups, but one final make-or-break performance to help judges Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh decide who goes through to Judge’s Houses..
Downton Abbey (Sunday, 9pm, ITV)
In the second episode in the series, Mary begins to emerge from her grief and takes an interest in running the estate – but this could all be stopped due to her father. Lady Rose MacClare finds herself in a predicament, while Bates comes up with a plan to help Molesley.
Big Fat Quiz of the 90s (Sunday, 9pm, Channel 4)
Jimmy Carr presents the comedy quiz show based on the 90s, with guests Jonathan Ross, Jo Brand, Sue Perkins, Lee Mack, Bob Mortimer and Richard Ayoade sharing their knowledge of the nineties. Special guest appearances include Peter Andre and boy band Hanson.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Saturday, 9pm, BBC 3)
Everyone’s favourite pirate Jack Sparrow appears on screen alongside Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom in an adventure taking on the legendary Davy Jones. Giant sea monsters are to be tackled, but that’s no problem for Captain Jack.
The Taking of Pelham 123 (Saturday, 9pm, Channel 4)
Tony Scott’s action packed movie starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta sees criminals hijack a crowded New York subway train, and threaten to shoot passengers until a $10million ransom is paid within one hour.
The Net (Sunday, 1.50pm, Channel 4)
Classic thriller starring Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam and Dennis Miller shows a shy computer analyst discovering evidence of a criminal conspiracy. In a race against time, villains erase her personal details from the national database and replace them with a false police record. It is her task to prove her real identity before it’s too late.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Director’s Cut (Sunday, 3.40pm, Channel 5)
The Steven Spielberg classic is shown on ITV in all its glory this weekend. The film tells the tale of a man and woman who become fixated with the images of UFOs, who are then drawn to Devil’s Tower where the aliens are about to make contact. ITV are showing the alternate cut of the sci-fi drama, which is perfect for fans of this classic.
With so much to choose from this weekend, make sure you’re tuned and ready to have a relaxing weekend in front of your telly. Channel 4 now offers a live streaming service from 4OD, meaning you can watch your favourite programmes the same time as your friends and family back home! Make sure you head towww.my-expat-telly.com for the best place to get access to all these channels and more.