It is one of the world’s most exclusive clubs with just two names on the membership list. One is Pele, the other is the subject of the documentary Mbappe (BBC1, Saturday).

Their joint achievement? The Brazil legend and the Paris St Germain forward are the only two teenagers to have scored a goal in a World Cup final.

Viewers of Euro 2024 will have a chance to see Mbappe in action this summer, with his presence in Germany one of the tournament’s biggest draws. As one contributor to this hour-long film puts it, the Frenchman is box office. He also has the respect of some of the biggest names in the game. Not bad for a kid from the Paris banlieu.

The BBC Sport documentary starts in Bondy, the tough, sprawling suburb where Kylian Mbappe grew up. Among his heroes was Zinedine Zidane, captain of the national team. One pal recalls a young Mbappe going to the barbers and asking for a “Zidane cut” complete with bald patch. Fortunately, the barber said no.

Coached by his father, Mbappe’s potential was spotted early on and he was sent to Clairefontaine, the elite training academy for French footballers and the alma mater of Thierry Henry, another contributor to the film.

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The rest of the world was properly introduced to Mbappe’s talent in the 2018 World Cup, won by France. There is an aerial shot, shown here, where the camera tracks Mbappe’s run from one end of the pitch to the other. He is so fast compared to everyone else he could give the Road Runner a sprint for his money.

The tale builds from the low of Euro 2020, when Mbappe considered not playing for the national team again, to the towering heights of the World Cup final in Qatar 2022, where France took on Argentina, captained by fellow legend Lionel Messi.

Gary Lineker recalls: “It was billed as Messi versus Mbappe, and wherever you get these things they always let you down. Not this time.”

Like its subject, this handsome film flies by. Highly recommended, especially to a certain team from these parts who might need some motivational viewing one evening.

A frequent sight in Scottish news bulletins in the last few years has been a man in a hat, clutching an oxygen mask to his face, being wheeled in and out of court pursued by reporters. US authorities were trying to extradite Nicholas Rossi to answer claims of sexual assault, but Rossi said he was the victim of mistaken identity. He claimed to be “Arthur Knight”, from Ireland, and that he was being framed.

He seemed a ridiculous character. As a new documentary shows, there is much more to the Rossi tale than emerged during years of Scottish legal proceedings. Imposter: the Man Who Came Back from the Dead (Channel 4, Monday-Wednesday) tells the whole story of a man who operated under dozens of aliases, causing chaos and hurt wherever he went.

Stranger than fiction does not begin to describe what investigators found out. It is astonishing, yet only too believable, how many people were willing to give Rossi a chance, only for him to show his true colours.

A riveting look at a case that is not over yet.

The presenter of Mysteries of the Pyramids with Dara O Briain (Channel 5, Monday, 9pm) is a clever chap, a graduate in maths and theoretical physics no less. But don’t ask him for advice on what to wear to explore a pyramid. Clad in a heavy jacket, shirt and trousers, the comedian and panel show host finds the place is like an oven inside.

As O Briain tells us, there are more than 5000 pyramids on Earth, stretching from the jungles of Central America to the deserts of Sudan, but his first stop is Egypt and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

O Briain, long fascinated by the subject, has a long list of questions that start with how the pyramids were built and why. If they were simply burial chambers, where are the remains of the occupants? One set of queries lead to another, and then there are the endless “alternative theories”, one of which holds that aliens built the pyramids.

O Briain, man of science, has no bother discounting some of the wilder notions. Yet even on the more down to earth details, like how the pyramid builders were able to cut through granite, there is still debate among experts. One observer wonders if the ancient Egyptians had access to electricity to run power tools. O Briain is not buying that. Wise man. Mysteries, mysteries, and there is another episode to go.

Reflecting on the trip, O Briain said it had been a joy to explore such great monuments to human ingenuity and effort, and “to sort out the amazing facts from the many, frankly, ridiculous fictions that surround them; but mainly to live out all my Indiana Jones fantasies, scrambling in sandy tunnels in search of treasure, just without all the Nazis or the snakes.”