The top TV picks for this weekend: 30 July - 1 August

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The top TV for this weekend.
The top TV for this weekend.

The BBC Proms makes a comeback from Friday as it kicks off live at the Royal Albert Hall. 

Meanwhile, BBC comedy King Gary gets into a second season at the start of the weekend too.

There's also some cracking films to watch as Dirty Dancing and Death Becomes Her air over the weekend.

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Plus, Clara Amfo is in conversation with Billie Eilish for a brand new interview.

Friday

BBC Proms: First Night of the Proms - 8pm - BBC Two

Katie Derham presenters the BBC Proms from the Royal Albert Hall. (BBC/Jude Edginton)
Katie Derham presenters the BBC Proms from the Royal Albert Hall. (BBC/Jude Edginton)

It's the First Night of the Proms on Friday evening as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska begin with Vaughn Williams' Serenade to Music and Poulenc's Organ Concerto.

They are joined by soloists including soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn, tenor Allan Clayton and organist Daniel Hyde. 

Katie Derham presents presents the events held at the Royal Albert Hall.

Love Island - 9pm - ITV2

There's a recoupling on 'Love Island' on Friday night. (ITV)
There's a recoupling on 'Love Island' on Friday night. (ITV)

One of Love Island's biggest recouplings of the series looms this evening as the Islanders are reunited after what is considered the show's biggest test; Casa Amor. 

The reshuffle did start toward the end of Thursday's episode but what viewers are really waiting for is the return of contestant Liam, whose love interest Millie has stayed loyal while he played away with Lillie in the other villa, but will he come back single after all?

King Gary - 9.30pm - BBC One

King Gary gets into its second series. (BBC / Shiny Button)
King Gary gets into its second series. (BBC / Shiny Button)

King Gary returns for another series, and there's lots of excitement in Butterchurn Crescent as Gary (Tom Davis) has hired a skip.

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However, problems arise when someone soon starts filling it with their own junk.

Plus, it's also the funeral of next-door neighbour Mrs Watson. 

Saturday

Take Off with Bradley & Holly - 6pm - BBC One

Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh host Take Off. (BBC/Hungry Bear/Guy Levy/Matt Burlem)
Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh host Take Off. (BBC/Hungry Bear/Guy Levy/Matt Burlem)

Participants in the BBC gameshow have the chance of winning a seat on a plane to St Lucia this time around. 

While it may seem an exaggerated format full of silly games and larks, it's perfectly decent Saturday night fare with Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh making a natural presenting pair. 

Dirty Dancing - 8pm - Channel 5

Dirty Dancing (Credit: Vestron Pictures)
Dirty Dancing (Credit: Vestron Pictures)

The 80s favourite is on TV this Saturday (again - but can you ever watch it too many times?). 

Baby (Jennifer Grey) has the summer of a lifetime when she and her family head to a Catskills resort where dancer Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) is working as part of the entertainment team. 

She steps in as his dance partner and romance soon blossoms - to the annoyance of her father. 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - 8.30pm - ITV

Jeremy Clarkson hosts Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (ITV/Stellify Media)
Jeremy Clarkson hosts Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (ITV/Stellify Media)

More contestants sit in the hotseat opposite Jeremy Clarkson with just 15 questions standing between them and £1 million. 

Billie Eilish: Up Close - 10.30pm - BBC One

Clara Amfo chats with Billie Eilish for a new interview. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Clara Amfo chats with Billie Eilish for a new interview. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

In the wake of Billie Eilish releasing her second album on Friday, BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo sits down with the acclaimed artist for a candid chat. 

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The 45-minute special has been filmed in the 19-year-old's home town of Los Angeles as she talks about her rise to fame and the effect it has had on her life. 

It's accompanied by the musician's first Radio 1 Live Lounge session which drops on the iPlayer from Saturday 31 July at 11.15pm. 

Sunday

Death Becomes Her - 1.55pm - ITV

Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis sitting on the floor shock at what they see in a scene from the film 'Death Becomes Her', 1992. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)
Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis sitting on the floor shock at what they see in a scene from the film 'Death Becomes Her', 1992. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)

The camp comedy horror cult classic starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis is part of ITV's Saturday schedule. 

Helen Sharp (Hawn) loses her husband (Willis) to her glamorous frenemy Madeline Ashton (Streep) and falls into a state of despair. 

But when she shows up years later to their home, she's looking better than ever and Ashton is determined to get rejuvenated herself. 

However, the everlasting youth promised by the potion they both take turns out to have big consequences.

Blind Ambition - 10pm - BBC Two

Blind Ambition features Jamie O'Leary and Jamie MacDonald. (BBC / Television Repairs / Ian Traherne)
Blind Ambition features Jamie O'Leary and Jamie MacDonald. (BBC / Television Repairs / Ian Traherne)

TV director Jamie O'Leary already has poor eyesight and is facing eye surgery that could lead to more sight loss, so he wants to learn how others cope losing their sight.

He teams up with blind comedian Jamie MacDonald to explore how blind artists achieve their creative vision from their unique perspectives. 

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