PICKS OF THE WEEKEND (29-30 AUGUST)

What to watch this weekend


The Voice Kids Final

Saturday, 7:20pm, ITV

Emma Willis hosts the grand final of the junior version of the talent show. Over the past eight weeks, the acts have been whittled down to four finalists, one chosen by each of the four members of the judging panel. Tonight, these acts compete to impress both their mentors, Paloma Faith, Danny Jones, Pixie Lott and Will.i.am, and the viewing public for the chance to be named this year's Voice Kids champion. The winner will receive a £30,000 bursary towards their musical education and a VIP holiday to Universal Orlando Resort.


The Fast Show

Saturday, 9pm, GOLD

After more than 25 years, the Fast Show team has gathered to delve into the archives and chat about their finest moments.


Britain's Favourite Detective

Sunday, 8pm, ITV

Sheridan Smith presents a countdown of the top 25 TV detectives of all time, as voted for by the British viewing public. From Marple to Magnum PI, Luther to Line of Duty and Cracker to Columbo, Sheridan takes viewers on a whistle-stop trip through 70 years of the most famous sleuths on television. From the spires of Oxford with Morse to the skyscrapers of New York with Cagney & Lacey, and from the quintessentially British Midsomer Murders to the brooding Scandi Noir of The Bridge, the programme flips through the crime files of the greatest detectives that have ever graced TV screens.


Strike - Lethal White

Sunday, 9pm, BBC One

A frightening visit from a potential client puts a new case on the table and Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott set to work looking into reports of a strangled child. With their detective agency thriving, the duo are also recruited to investigate the blackmail of a government minister, with Robin going undercover in the House of Commons. The return of the crime thriller based on books by JK Rowling, starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, with Robert Glenister and Robert Pugh.


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