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SATUR­DAY Strictly Come Danc­ing (BBC1, 7pm) Royal British Le­gion Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance 2018 (BBC1, 8.30pm)

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If the re­main­ing eight cou­ples all ap­pear to be a lit­tle tense this week, there’s a very good rea­son for it – they all want to make sure they bring their A-game to the dance­floor so that they make it through to next Satur­day’s trip to Black­pool. Along­side the Hal­loween episode and, of course, the fi­nal, the chance of ap­pear­ing in the fa­mous Tower Ball­room is one of the show’s land­marks, a car­rot dan­gled in front of com­peti­tors to make them push them­selves all the way. Clau­dia Win­kleman and Tess Daly are our hosts for the evening, while judges Shirley Bal­las, Darcey Bus­sell, Bruno To­nioli and Craig Revel Hor­wood of­fer their of­ten con­tro­ver­sial opin­ions.

Huw Ed­wards presents cov­er­age of the con­cert mark­ing the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War from the Royal Al­bert Hall, at­tended by the Queen and other mem­bers of the Royal Fam­ily. The show fea­tures per­for­mances by Tom Jones, Sheri­dan Smith, Sir Bryn Ter­fel, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones, Sheku Kan­neh-Ma­son and the King­dom Choir and the RAF Squadron­aires, ac­com­pa­nied by the Cen­tral Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines. The show also cel­e­brates the cen­te­nary of the RAF and in­cludes a mu­si­cal dis­play to mark the Zee­brugge Raid of 1918.

Egon Schiele: Dan­ger­ous De­sires (BBC2, 9pm)

Doc­u­men­tary telling the story of the Aus­trian pain­ter’s life and ca­reer, to mark 100 years since his death from Span­ish flu at the age of 28. Us­ing let­ters and writ­ings, many of them trans­lated for the first time, the pro­gramme cel­e­brates Schiele’s re­mark­able artis­tic achieve­ments while also de­bat­ing the con­tro­ver­sies around his work. It in­cludes con­tri­bu­tions from Iggy Pop, Lily Cole and Jake Chap­man, as well as dra­matic re­con­struc­tions of Schiele’s work us­ing an­i­ma­tion and per­for­mances by dance com­pany Gecko.

Beck: The Thin Ice (BBC4, 9pm)

The Swedish de­tec­tive drama con­tin­ues as Mar­tin (Peter Haber) and the team in­ves­ti­gate when Si­mon Lind­strom, the pop­u­lar coach of a sub­ur­ban ju­nior ice hockey team, is found stabbed to death. They dis­cover that the vic­tim was teach­ing refugee chil­dren how to skate, an un­der­tak­ing that was not ap­pre­ci­ated by ev­ery­one in the small, shel­tered com­mu­nity. Mean­while Mar­tin, who has re­turned in a more se­nior po­si­tion, strug­gles to find a re­place­ment for the tem­po­rary head of the group, Steinar Hov­land (Kristofer Hivju), who now seems keen on keep­ing the po­si­tion.

SUN­DAY Doc­tor Who (BBC1, 7pm)

“What’s the point of hav­ing a mate with a time ma­chine if you can’t nip back and see your gran when she was younger?” asks Yaz dur­ing this week’s slice of sci-fi ad­ven­ture. The Doc­tor and her com­pan­ions travel to In­dia in 1947, a pe­riod when the coun­try is be­ing torn apart by po­lit­i­cal con­flict. Yaz wants to meet her grand­mother and learn more

PHO­TO­GRAPH: NET­FLIX

House of Cards with Robin Wright as Claire, who has been trans­formed from an ice-cold bad­die into a war­rior for the sis­ter­hood

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