TV Tonight: Our highlights for Thursday, February 9

Gemma Arterton in a white coat and holding a script as Barbara and Arsher Ali in a dark waistcoat and glasses as Dennis in Funny Woman
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On TV tonight, Gemma Arterton leads an endearing take on Nick Hornby's novel in Funny Woman, Jean wraps up one last cast in The Madame Blanc Mysteries, Joe Goldberg brings his brand of chaos to Britain as the first part of You season 4 hits Netflix, Marie finds herself the target of a hate campaign in Marie Antoinette and the candidates ship out to Dubai for the next stage of The Apprentice. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV Tonight.

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What's on TV tonight

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight... 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Funny Woman, 9 pm, Sky Max, NOW (box set)

Funny Woman key art featuring Gemma Arteton in character sitting on a number of retro TVs

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Gemma Arterton gives a fabulous central performance in this engaging adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Funny Girl. It follows gutsy Barbara, a Blackpool beauty queen in the Swinging Sixties who sets her sights on becoming a comedy star in London. But hitting the big time proves a lot harder than it looks... With an endearing heroine you can’t help but root for, a nostalgic but at times thought-provoking look at the showbiz world of the 1960s and a wonderful supporting cast, including Rupert Everett as Barbara’s outlandish agent Brian and David Threlfall as her caring dad George, this is an absolute treat... ★★★★★ CC 

You season 4, Netflix

Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg / Jonathan Moore

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American stalker and serial killer Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) brings murder and mayhem to London in this thrilling fourth series, which is split into two parts, with the second instalment due on 9 March. Now living under the alias of university professor Jonathan Moore, Joe is managing to make a fresh start in the UK – until he becomes mixed up with a privileged group of socialites, including frosty art-gallery director Kate (Ghosts’ Charlotte Ritchie) and popular aristocrat Lady Phoebe (ex-EastEnders star Tilly Keeper). Then, when a night out at an elite members’ club ends in tragedy, Joe finds himself embroiled in a murder-mystery. Has the hunter become the hunted? RM

The Madame Blanc Mysteries, 9 pm, Channel 5, My5 (box set)

Spritz on the sunscreen, things are heating up in the finale of the sunny drama. Antiques expert and crime dabbler Jean (Sally Lindsay) has made up with taxi-driver pal Dom (Steve Edge), which is just as well – it’s way too hot to walk to murder scenes. The pair are on the scent of a new mystery involving the death of a perfumer, and Jean’s certain that something stinks. And, speaking of ‘fragrant disregard’ for the law, barmy Barbara (Olivia Caffrey) is giving off hints of unhinged, as her revenge plot nears fruition. ★★★★ ER 

Marie Antoinette, 9 pm, BBC Two, iPlayer (box set)

Louis XVI (Louis Cunningham) helps Marie Antoinette (Emilia Schule) out of a carriage

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In the penultimate episode of the series, Marie Antoinette (Emilia Schüle) and Louis (Louis Cunningham) are delighted to discover she is pregnant. But their joy is not exactly felt around Versailles, and Marie Antoinette soon finds herself at the centre of a smear campaign when a pornographic pamphlet is distributed around the court, showing Louis’ cousin Chartres (Oscar Lesage) as her lover and father of her unborn baby. Louis orders the court to be locked down until the author of the pamphlet is unmasked, while everyone waits to see if Marie Antoinette will finally produce an heir to the throne. ★★★★★ NH

The Apprentice, 9 pm, BBC One

Lord Sugar stands in front of The Apprentice 2023 contestants gathered in two groups.

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This year’s candidates are thanking their lucky stars as Lord Sugar sends them off to Dubai to put on a corporate awayday for international clients. Watched closely by Baroness Brady and Tim Campbell, one team decides to show off the glitz of the Middle Eastern city, while the other think they should be heading into the desert. Which lacklustre performer will be sent packing by Lord Sugar? ★★★ NC 

Best box set on TV tonight

Extraordinary, Disney Plus

Máiréad Tyers in a red and black top as Jen in Extraordinary holds a carton of milk in a supermarket.

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Disney Plus is home to plenty of superhero stories, but Extraordinary couldn’t be more different from the typical Marvel project if it tried. In this new British comedy, we’re introduced to a version of Earth where everyone develops a superpower at the age of 18. Well, everyone except our 25-year-old protagonist, Jen (Máiréad Tyers). She’s left feeling (literally) powerless and is forced to look for a bit of hope in her everyday life. Extraordinary is fun, fresh and feels very original.



Live Sport

  • Premier League Darts, 7 pm, Sky Sports Main Event

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

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Happy viewing!

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at

Martin is a Staff Writer with, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.