Tut Channel 5, 9pm
After Cleopatra, he’s probably got the best name recognition of any ancient Egyptian leader, but how much do we really know about Tutankhamun? Well, we might know a bit more after this weekend, as Channel 5 brings us this lavish two-part historical epic over consecutive evenings. Avan Jogia stars as the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose kingdom is largely controlled by his advisor Ay (Ben Kingsley) and doubledealing high priest Amun (Alexander Siddig). However, the teenager is keen to take control of his chaotic empire, and starts by sneaking out to Thebes.