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Thursday 22 August 2019

What to Watch on telly tonight: Toast of London, The Affair, Peep Show, Ex Machina and more

Ex Machina
Ex Machina

Pat Stacey

Pat Stacey has trawled the schedules for the best of Wednesday night's TV so you don't have to...


Channel 4, 10.30pm

The last series of the wonderfully daft comedy with Matt Berry as idiotic actor Steven Toast ended with him giving the way the identity of the killer in long-running West End play The Moose Trap on Women’s Hour. In the first of the new run, he tells a tale on live morning talk show Lorraine that could topple the US government and destroy the entire world. Hilarious.

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Toast of London



Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Alison is furious when she stumbles upon an unsettling discovery about Noah’s book, and why Yvonne seems to have turned against her. A trip to the city fails to provide any answers. Meanwhile, while Cole makes an exciting new connection. Starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson.

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The Affair



Sky Movies Premiere, 8pm

(2015) Writer/director Alex Garland’s superb science fiction yarn (above) stars Domhnall Gleeson as a bright-spark computer coder who is invited by his enigmatic employer (Oscar Isaac) to administer the Turing test to an android (Alicia Vikander, above) with artificial intelligence. A rare thing: a film that gives equal weight to thrills and ideas.

Ex Machina



BBC2, 9pm

The third part of Dominic Sandbrook’s sprawling series explores how British postwar culture demonstrates the same anxieties and preoccupations as Victorian Britain, particularly in terms of the state of the nation and the desire to export British values.

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Dominic Sandbrook: Let Us Entertain You Photographer: Amy Morgan



Channel 4, 10pm

Friends again and reunited in the flat, Mark and Jeremy resume their lives, but an ongoing debate over the heating leads Mark to take some drastic measures. Meanwhile, Super Hans prepares for his wedding day, but Mark is feeling the pressure as Best Man and the appearance of Dobby could make a world of difference to his weekend. Still good fun, despite a faintly disappointing opener.

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Robert Webb and David Mitchell in Peep Show


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