Tonight’s TV: Chuck D’s brilliant series on the power of hip-hop to change the world | TV and radio

Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World

Saturday, 9pm, BBC Two

Public Enemy Chuck D leads this fascinating four-part documentary that tells the history of hip-hop. Bringing the story to life with immersive archival footage and interviews with leading academics and leading artists (such as Grandmaster Caz, Ice-T, and Roxanne Shanté), this week’s first double bill begins in ’60s America with the dawn of the Black Power movement. Hip-hop would then emerge from the ashes of the neglected Bronx. “Hip-hop was created by oppression, because it was our art that defended us against oppression,” says KRS-One. It’s a cracking series that captures the infuriatingly bad moments and exhilarating highs behind a music that has influenced generations. Holly Richardson

The Big Michael McIntyre Show

6.50pm, BBC One

If you’ve never understood the charisma of Michael McIntyre, just try to resist him in concert with Alison Hammond – they’re two of the brightest people in entertainment. Hammond gingerly hands over her phone to play Send to All, while Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy play a round of Midnight Gameshow. Ellen E. Jones

The Masked Singer

7pm, ITV1

Cat and mouse out of the bag – the singing duo were revealed to be Martin and Shirley Kemp last week. This gloriously silly competition continues with Knitting, Pigeon and Jacket Potato still in the game. HR

Ant & Dec limitless win

8:30pm, ITV1

The never-ending cash test continues as last week’s contestants Kunal and Michael return to hold their nerve and try to win big. They are followed by married couple Jenny and Clive who literally get married the next morning – they feel no pressure after that… HR

Mysterious Way: The Origin

9pm, BBC Four

A slow-burning but gripping Australian crime drama set in a crumbling mining community reaches its final double billing. Cautious Aboriginal detective Jay Swan (Mark Coles-Smith) makes a supernatural discovery of cases in Dunia, shedding new light on the recent spate of robberies and the mysterious history of his town. Grace Graeme

Atlantic crossing

9 p.m., drama

After the Nazi invasion of Norway, Crown Prince Olaf (Tobias Santelmann) decides to stay and fight – before taking on England – while his wife, Crown Princess Märtha (Sofia Helen), and children flee to Sweden. With a return to Norway out of the question, Roosevelt (Kyle MacLachlan) provides Martha refuge. Ali Caterall

Movie selection

Dave Bank, Netflix

Florence Hall and Rory Kinnear in Netflix's Bank of Dave.
Florence Hall and Rory Kinnear in Netflix’s Bank of Dave. Photo: Paul Stephenson/Netflix

The true story of self-made Burnley millionaire Dave Fishwick, who lends money to local businesses with profits going to charity, has become a gentle comedy, if far from the facts. Here, London solicitor Joel Fry Hoo — hired by slave-owner Dave (Rory Kinnear) to legitimize his venture as a bank — has his prejudices dismantled by the town’s friendship. It’s a classic British underdog story, with some crack courtroom drama, upstart town sidekicks and Def Leppard as deus ex machina. Simon Wardle

Hanging sun 10.50am, 8pm Sky Cinema premiere

Francesco Carrozzini’s adaptation of Joe Nesbo’s novel Midnight Sun is far from the harrowing twists and turns of the Scandi-noir author’s usual production. Instead, it’s a tale of redemption, in which taciturn stranger Alessandro Borghi hides away from his family of crime in a very beautiful but bewildering religious community in the far north. He is soon drawn into the life of abused wife Jessica Brown Findley and their son. Charles Dance and Peter Mullan provide the dramatic heft, while hope tentatively peers through the gloom. Southwest

Berberian Sound Studio, 11.45pm, Movie 4

A film that is listened to as much as seen, Peter Strickland’s unsettling retro-chiller delves into the murky world of cinematic post-production. Toby Jones plays Gilderoy, an unworldly sound engineer who travels to Italy to oversee the effects on a horror picture. We don’t see the work in progress, only the screams of the (mostly female) actors and the evisceration of various fruits and vegetables as violent, misogynistic images begin to mess with Gilderoy’s mind – so much so that he falls out of sync with reality. . Unstable fare. Southwest

live sport

Premier League Soccer: Liverpool v Chelsea, 11.30am, BT Sport 1 in Enfield. Followed by Crystal Palace-Newcastle at 5pm on Sky Sports main event.

Women’s Football Super League: Manchester City v Aston Villa, 11am, Sky Sports Premier League Lioness Steph Houghton leads her team against Aston Villa at the Academy Stadium. Then Chelsea play Liverpool tomorrow at 12.15pm on BBC Two.

Championships: World Indoor Championships, 1.30pm, BBC Two Semi-final at Potters Leisure Resort, Great Yarmouth. The final will take place tomorrow from 2.40pm.

Rugby Union Champions Cup: Northampton Saints – Rochela Stadium, 12.25pm, ITV1 and BT Sport 3 Franklin Gardens Stadium. Harlequins v Cell C Sharks is shown on BT Sport 2 at 12:30pm.

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