Billie Piper Returns in Panic I Hate Suzie Too

I hate Suzie too

9 p.m., Atlantic Sky

Creators Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper are bringing Suzie Pickles back for a three-part Christmas special – and the fantastically dark and surreal comedy-drama continues to cause panic attacks as Suzie attempts a comeback by entering a TV dance competition. She is also reeling from her separation, not being able to see her son and accidentally becoming pregnant. Luckily, old friend and agent Naomi (Leila Farzad) – whom Suzie always shares the best scenes with – is also back. Hollie Richardson

Deputy Tokyo

10:40 p.m., BBC One

Jake Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) leans into his innate geek tonight as he forges his way into gangster confidence. Elsewhere, things get even more dangerous: an emergency yakuza peace summit proves that no one is above humiliation in this increasingly tense situation. Phil Harrison

between the covers

7 p.m., BBC 2

“Zadie has had more bestsellers than I have had bangs.” Sara Cox dissects a collection including White Teeth by Zadie Smith, The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Us by David Nicholls. She is joined by Rick Edwards (after publicly and foolishly declaring that he was going to read a book a week this year), presenter and proud slow reader Clara Amfo, comedian Sarah Keyworth and rugby player turned pundit Ugo Monye. HOUR

The performance of the royal variety

8 p.m., TVI

Make yourself comfortable because they packed a lot into this one. Nile Rodgers and Chic, Ellie Goulding, Sam Ryder, Becky Hill, George Ezra, Rita Wilson and Gregory Porter (phew!) offer live music. Then David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and Ian Broudie get special treatment as they are joined by the Lionesses. And if you haven’t seen Cabaret or Newsies this year, the cast is here to give you a taste. Want more? Gary Barlow, Gareth Malone, the London Youth Choir and Andrew Lloyd Webber have an extravaganza to wrap up. HOUR

Traitors

9 p.m., BBC One

As we come to the end of Claudia Winkleman’s treacherously addictive new series (the finale airs Thursday), The Traitors promises to “turn the game upside down.” Given that this gloriously intrigue-filled series has already seen the reintroduction of contestants, protective shields, and “trial” contestants, expect fireworks. Alexis Duggins

Miriam’s Dickensian Christmas

9 p.m., Channel 4

Miriam Margolyes is an avowed Scrooge who thinks Christmas is too expensive to celebrate (“People buy presents for people they don’t like with money they don’t have” is a very fair statement ). Can the legacy of her favorite author, Charles Dickens, lead her to a new love of festivities? Whether it’s throwing a party or making decorations, she gives it a good chance. HOUR

Choice of movies

The jungle Book (Jon Favreau, 2016) 2:45 p.m., BBC One
Jon Favreau’s 2016 reworking of Rudyard Kipling’s tale used advances in photorealistic animal animation to bring real verve and danger to adventure in India. Neel Sethi plays orphan boy Mowgli, living happily with a pack of wolves until the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba) threatens his life. Comic relief is provided by Bill Murray as Baloo – who unexpectedly heralds Disney’s old number The Bare Necessities – while Christopher Walken brings a quirky twist from Apocalypse Now’s Colonel Kurtz to Monkey King Louie. Simon Wardel

Baby Shiva (Emma Seligman, 2020) 11:20 p.m., Movie4
College student Danielle (Rachel Sennott) reluctantly attends a shiva – a Jewish funeral wake – with her parents, only to find that her secret lover, Max (Danny Deferrari), is also present with his wife and son. baby. Oh, and Danielle Maya’s (Booksmart’s Molly Gordon) ex-girlfriend is there too… Emma Seligman’s cutting comedy uses the claustrophobic setting of the community gathering to escalate the tension, while criticizing the roles given to young women of today. SW

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