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Prince Andrew: The Musical

9pm, Channel 4

Desperate television or a work of provocative art? You come to a decision, as the tale of Prince Andrew’s downfall is played out in this strange musical manufacturing, setting up with that notorious interview with Emily Maitlis (Emma Sidi). Kieran Hodgson, who also wrote the show, performs the prince who can not sweat, though Baga Chipz is Margaret Thatcher, Harry Enfield is Tony Blair and Munya Chawawa is King Charles. HR

Antiques Roadshow Christmas Distinctive: Toys and Childhood

8pm, BBC A person

From teddybears to Teletubbies, timeless toys are investigated in tonight’s Xmas specific. Cherished childhood these as marionettes manufactured by prisoners of war and Star Wars figurines steal the limelight, and Fiona Bruce joins fanatical toy collector Jonathan Ross. Danielle De Wolfe

Farewell Doc Martin

8.30pm, ITV

Just after 10 seasons, the ultimate episode of Doc Martin aired on Christmas Working day. For all those currently suffering withdrawal, here’s a concentrated strike of Clunesian context: a thorough driving-the-scenes doc tracking the quirky Cornwall-set drama’s evolution from reworked movie character spinoff to shock international admirer favourite. Graeme Advantage

Marie Antoinette

9pm, BBC Two

Jasmine Blackborow as the Princess of Lamballe and Emilia Schüle as the Queen in Marie Antoinette on BBC Two.
Jasmine Blackborow as the Princess of Lamballe and Emilia Schüle as the Queen in Marie Antoinette on BBC Two. Photograph: Caroline Dubois/BBC/Capa Drama/Banijay Studios France/Les Gens/Canal+

From The Favourite writer Deborah Davis (while this will take a substantially straighter tone), here’s an extravagant 8-part drama about France’s notorious teenage queen. It commences with Marie Antoinette swapping the comfort and ease of her Austrian dwelling for the palpably frosty French court, where she satisfies her insipid spouse-to-be, Louis XVI. HR

John Bishop’s Stop of Yr Demonstrate

9.35pm, ITV

At the start off of this calendar year, Bishop’s demonstrate effectively blended topical standup – a minimal more barbed than his chummy demeanour might propose – with celebrity chat. Ahead of period two, this exclusive rounds up the events of 2022, with Ian McKellen and footballer Beth Mead amid the distinctive guests. Jack Seale

World Sexual intercourse with Cara Delevingne

11pm, BBC A few

Delevingne swaps sex for the science of enjoy in this episode. Slipping asleep in an MRI scanner, conference a woman who is marrying a character from The Sims and viewing a Mexican love lodge are on the agenda. She also investigates the professionals and negatives of throupling. Hannah Verdier

Movie alternative

Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Siedelman, 1985), 10.55pm, BBC Two

Rosanna Arquette and Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan.
Rosanna Arquette and Madonna in Desperately Trying to get Susan. Photograph: Orion Pictures/Allstar

It’s Madge Night on the Beeb, so along with archive effectiveness footage and driving-the-scenes documentary Reality Or Dare will come a single of Madonna’s couple of performing successes. In Susan Siedelman’s 1985 New York comedy thriller, she’s in fact not on display as a great deal as Rosanna Arquette, who plays disappointed New Jersey housewife Roberta, intrigued by woman-about-town Susan (Madonna). When she is mistaken for the errant Susan, Roberta is thrown into a murder caper, whilst riffing off the singer’s shortly-to-be-legendary image. Simon Wardell

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