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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday
All of the telly you need to suss this evening. rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

The First (Channel 4, 9.00pm)

Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone star in the major US drama about a team of astronauts and scientists caught up in the race to become the first to reach Mars on a colonisation mission. A difficult decision puts Kayla and Tom at odds with each other, while a problem arises with the Mars Ascent Vehicle that may jeopardise the safety of the crew. Aiko hosts a dinner party to celebrate Sadie and Ollie’s wedding anniversary. Co-starring LisaGay Hamilton, Anna Jacoby-Heron and Melissa George.

Women On The Verge (RTÉ Two, 9.35pm)

Laura’s article about therapy and having an affair is published, and Katie discovers that she is pregnant after having sex with Sean at the awards. Last in the series.

Children In Need (BBC One, 8.30pm)

Charity concert featuring a stellar line-up of musical talent doing their bit for Pudsey, including George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Tom Odell, All Saints, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Olly Murs, Rita Ora and Rod Stewart. The stars will be performing current hits, classic tracks as well as a few surprising covers, while schoolchildren pay tribute to some very famous music videos. Presented by Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo from the SSE Arena, Wembley.

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Everyone’s talking about: Veronica Mars

The cast officially reunited for a recent table read, and fans are going doolally over it.


Will you be watching the reboot? Are you bothered?

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Or flick over for…

  • Growing Up Live (RTÉ One, 7.00pm) Angela Scanlon is on hand to present the last in the series of the programme celebrating Science Week.
  • Mr Mercedes (RTÉ Two, 11.10pm) Hodges is rattled by the unexpected death of a hospital staff member, Brady works to master the limitations of his newfound ability and Lou suffers additional setbacks.
  • Hector Ó Siberia go Saigon (TG4, 9.30pm) Hector Ó hEochagáin arrives in Kathmandu, where he hangs out with kung fu nuns, trains with sherpa girls and hatches a plan to hold the city’s first St Patrick’s Day Parade.

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