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WHAT TO WATCH 4-10 February

This week we say goodbye to Happy Valley for good as what has been a sensational series comes to an end. Elsewhere, there's a hard-hitting and thought-provoking drama about consent on Channel 4, Penn Badgley returns as Joe Goldberg in You on Netflix, DJ Target returns with another series of Tonight with Target and Gemma Arterton stars in Sky's newest comedy, Funny Woman.

Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. Happy Valley

Sunday 5th February at 9pm on BBC One

With 11.3 million people now having watched the first episode of this final series of Happy Valley, Sally Wainwright's masterpiece has once again proved itself to be unmissable television and with no early release on BBC iPlayer, all eyes will be on the drama's final ever episode.

Of course, we don't know much about what's going to happen in the extended episode, other than scores will be settled for good on Catherine’s final shift. And with Tommy Lee Royce still on the run, Ryan faces a moral dilemma as his father wants him to go abroad with him. What will he decide to do? And what consequences will his decision have?


2. Consent

Tuesday 9th February at 10pm on Channel 4

Channel 4's new factual drama Consent, captures what it feels like for young people in an environment where sexual expectations are distorted by instant access to porn and where the lines of consent are minimised.

The hour-long drama is set in an elite fictional private school where girls have only recently been allowed into the sixth form. Newcomer Tom Victor plays Archie, who is the embodiment of the private school he attends. He's rich, privileged and a high academic achiever. The rules of Archie's social media and online existence are set by 'lad' culture, with easy access to porn and an intense environment, distorted by peer pressure, where the lines of consent are dangerously minimised.

Lashay Anderson plays Natalie, who is working class, clever and has won a scholarship to attend the school. Despite coming from a background very different to Archie's, him and Natalie bond, and she feels she is the outsider that Archie feels himself in part to be.

One night at a party it all comes to a head, boundaries are crossed, trust is broken, and nothing will ever be the same between them. But how will this elite private school deal with the accusation Natalie makes against 'one of their own'? Inspired by and based on hundreds of testimonies of young people's school experiences, from both the state and private sector,

Consent also stars Rhea Norwood, Ty Tennant, Denzel Baidoo and Alex Heath.


3. You

Thursday 9th February on Netflix

As You returns to Netflix for its fourth season, despite a new year, new country and new persona, Joe can't seem to shake off his past.

After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg has fled to Europe to escape his "messy" past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, pursue true love.

But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever's targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites.

1-5/10 Continues later this year

4. Funny Woman

Thursday 9th February at 9pm on Sky Max

Based on Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel, Funny Girl, Gemma Arterton stars as Barbara Parker, the force of nature who takes London by storm in this new comedy for Sky Comedy about a young woman from Blackpool finding her comic voice in the male-dominated world of the 1960s sitcom.

It’s the height of the swinging 60s and Barbara Parker has just been crowned Miss Blackpool, but there’s got to be more to life than being a beauty queen in a seaside town, right? She wants to be… someone. The bright lights of London are calling, and our determined hero sets off to find out who that someone is.

The London she encounters is not as quite as swinging as the one she’d read about and seen on TV. However, after a series of setbacks, Barbara finds herself in unfamiliar territory - an audition for a TV comedy show.

Barbara’s uncompromising northern wit proves to be the X factor that the show has been missing. She gets the part and becomes part of a ground-breaking new sitcom that will have an impact on British comedy for decades to come.

Being a woman in a largely male environment has its own challenges, but as Barbara ‘finds her funny’ she re-defines the prevailing attitude to funny women and in the process, reinvents herself.

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

5. Tonight with Target

Thursday 9th February at 10pm on BBC Three

This week, DJ Target returns to BBC Three with a second series of his hit music and entertainment series, Tonight with Target, in which he celebrates the best in cutting-edge global music and culture.

Also back to supporting Target from the studio floor, is Remi Burgz who will once again be mingling with the audience, ensuring the vibe makes Tonight with Target the biggest party on TV. She'll also be going out and about meeting some of the biggest names in music.

To kick off the new series, Target will be joined by internet superstar Harry Pinero for a chat and to cast a satirical eye over the week’s stories with the TWT News Rap Up, the news headlines delivered as you’ve never seen them before. Plus there'll be live music performances from Headie One and K-Trap.

1/6 Continues weekly


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