They're looking for two people to play Sophie and Sky in the smash hit feel-good musical.

Mamma Mia! One of those who have a dream to star on stage

TV WEEK (Wednesday 29th to Tuesday 5th)

TOP SPECIALS

The Secret Genius Of Modern Life (BBC 2, Wednesday 8pm)

Taking apart a different piece of technology in each episode, Professor Hannah Fry uncovers how catching a French 19th century serial killer helped shape the modern-day passport control, and the way South Korean sausages shed new light on the inner workings of our smart phones.

Greg Lemond: The Last Rider (Sky Documentaries, Saturday 2nd, 7pm)

The true story of cyclist Greg LeMond, considered to be one of the greatest cyclists of all time, who defied the odds for one of the most triumphant comeback stories in sporting history. The first, and only, American to win the greatest prize in cycling – LeMond came back from the brink of death to win the 1989 Tour de France.

Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream (ITV, Sunday 3rd, 6.10pm)

Zoe Ball, Alan Carr and Jessie Ware are searching to find two future musical theatre stars to play Sophie and Sky in the West End global smash hit feel-good musical. It’s set in the idyllic Greek islands, and viewers will have front row seats as the contestants compete for the highly sought after roles.

Whale With Steve Backshall (Sky Nature, Sunday 3rd, 8pm)

In this new series, conservationist Steve will free dive with iconic whales and their dolphin cousins, getting closer than ever before to these ancient mariners, witnessing new and rarely seen behaviour. In stunning blue chip natural history sequences we observe their complex social relationships, discovering that just like us, many whales have close family units.

WATCH OF THE WEEK

Scannal: The Disappearance of Mary Boyle (RTÉ 1, Tuesday 5th, 7pm)

‘And just before dinner time Mary said to me, ‘Mam I forgot to kiss you this morning’, and she threw her arms around me and gave me a kiss. Little did I know that it was the last one,’ says Ann Boyle, Mary’s mother. Forty-six years ago, six-year-old Mary Boyle vanished from her grandparents’ house in Donegal. Despite decades of searching and investigations, no trace of the little girl has ever been found. She is Ireland’s longest-missing child.

BEST FILMS

Kind Hearts and Coronets (Film4, Thursday 30th, 2.50pm)

After his mother dies from the pain of being ruthlessly cut off from her aristocratic family, her son Louis avenges her death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. An oldie but goodie from 1949 where the brilliant Alec Guinness plays all the roles.

Lady Bird (RTÉ 2, Thursday 30th, 9.35pm)

Saoirse Ronan owns the screen in this wonderful coming of age story where a teenager navigates the loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

Under Siege (Film4, Friday 1st, 9pm)

Steven Seagal turns in a top performance as a heroic former Navy Seal who takes on a group of nuclear terrorists out to steal the nuclear arsenal of the USS Missouri battleship, which is en route to Pearl Harbour for decommissioning.

Genie (Sky Cinema, from Friday)

From writer Richard Curtis, the creative force behind ‘Love Actually’ comes a fairytale comedy about a workaholic whose life choices have left him alone this Christmas. Enter a magic lamp with magical genie Melissa McCarthy to help win his family back before Christmas.

CLASSIC MOVIE

Ronin (Film4, Wednesday 29th, 9pm)

Robert De Niro and Jean Reno lead a stellar cast in this full-on actioner about an international team of criminal experts tasked with stealing a valuable briefcase – but facing equally clever adversaries and a turncoat in their own ranks. A cracker.

KIDS STUFF

Bargain Hunt (BBC 1, Friday 1st, 12.15pm)

For the first time ever, the Red and Blue teams searching for antiques are made up of kids. Guided by toy experts Tim Weeks and Thomas Forrester, the children scour the stalls at a huge toy fair in search of vintage toys that could earn them some serious pocket money when they go under the hammer at the auction.

Dodger (CBBC, Sunday 3rd, 4.50pm)

June 1838. After a year of living on the run, Fagin, Dodger and the gang return to London to pull off their biggest mission yet – to steal the Crown Jewels during the rehearsal of Queen Victoria’s coronation. Can they steal it from beneath her majesty’s very nose?

ON DEMAND

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Paramount+)

Returning to the action and spectacle that has captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts introduces a whole new faction of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.

Obliterated (Netflix)

From the makers of Cobra Kai, this comedy thriller concerns rag-tag group of armed forces members who help disable a terrorist bomb planted in Las Vegas. Celebrating their success with a wild night out on the town, the team wake up to discover the bomb was in fact a fake – and the real bomb is about to explode at any moment…

The Kill Room (Amazon Prime)

Art dealer Uma Thurman teams with hitman Joe Manganiello and his boss Samuel L Jackson for a money laundering scheme that accidentally turns the hitman into an overnight cultural sensation, forcing her to play the art world off against the underworld.

The People There To Catch Us (RTÉ Player)

This tells the story of Tom Hope and Rachel O’Mahony, two cancer survivors who work to help improve the lives of others living with the disease. The documentary shines a light on the lived experience of cancer survivors, their contribution to research and the ongoing work of research centres that will shape how cancer will be treated in the future.

SPORTS CENTRE

UEFA Women’s Nations League (RTÉ 2, Friday 1st, 7pm)

Evanne Ní Chuilinn presents live coverage of the Republic of Ireland v Hungary from Tallaght Stadium. Tony O’Donoghue reports with George Hamilton on commentary. KO 7.30pm

Premier League (Sky Sports, Sat 2nd, 5pm and Sun 3rd, 2pm)

The two front running teams in the Premier League, Manchester City and Tottenham, meet head-on in an all-important match where Spurs still have a realistic hope of bringing the league silverware back home for the first time since 1961. And fresh off a big win against Arsenal, West Ham take on Crystal Palace at the London Stadium.