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The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Thursday 4 March

Amy Johnson
·3-min read
Top TV picks for Thursday 4 March.
Top TV picks for Thursday 4 March.

Those who were tickled by Shaun Ryder's attempts to understand the construction of a joke last week will surely be tuning in to watch the second and final instalment of Stand Up & Deliver

The Happy Mondays frontman and his fellow celebs including Reverend Richard Coles and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi now must perform in front of a live audience, and judging by the first episode it's not one to miss. 

Getting in touch with the funny bone is also the order of the day on RuPaul's Drag Race UK as the remaining participants must try their hand at writing a set. 

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Elsewhere, Pooch Perfect lets out a last bark and Rupert Everett's dishing the dirt on Life Stories.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK - 7pm - BBC iPlayer

RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2: Picture Shows:  Graham Norton, RuPaul, Michelle Visage - (World of Wonder/Guy Levy)
RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2: Picture Shows: Graham Norton, RuPaul, Michelle Visage - (World of Wonder/Guy Levy)

Comedy is on the cards for the five remaining queens in this week's episode as RuPaul tasks them with writing and performing their own comedy stand-up routines. 

But who will have them rolling in the aisles, and who's at risk of bombing? 

Luckily funny woman Dawn French is on hand to help out with the judging alongside RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Alan Carr. 

Luxury Holidays: How to Get Away This Year - 8pm - Channel 4

Sabrina Grant hosts Luxury Holidays: How to Get Away This Year. (Channel 4)
Sabrina Grant hosts Luxury Holidays: How to Get Away This Year. (Channel 4)

With the prospect of lockdown lifting in the coming months and talk of international travel becoming a possibility again, Sabrina Grant's investigating at the potential getaways holidaymakers might enjoy this year.

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The presenter looks at both holidays abroad and at home with help from expert advice. 

Pooch Perfect - 8pm - BBC One

Pooch Perfect airs its finale tonight. (BBC/Beyond Productions)
Pooch Perfect airs its finale tonight. (BBC/Beyond Productions)

The dog grooming competition hosted by Sheridan Smith comes to an end as the final three competitors battle it out to win the Golden Stanley trophy.

The big challenges this week? Executing a continental clip on a standard poodle and guessing a dog's breed while blindfolded.

Reviews may have shown the frothy programme certainly isn't everybody's cup of tea, so it being the last episode in the series might spark joy for different reasons. 

Piers Morgan's Life Stories - 9pm - ITV

Rupert Everett's grilled by Piers Morgan for Life Stories. (ITV)
Rupert Everett's grilled by Piers Morgan for Life Stories. (ITV)

Rupert Everett is in the hot seat as he's questioned by old foe Piers Morgan about his life and career this evening. 

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The pair will cover the actor's tumultuous relationship with Colin Firth, comments he's made about Madonna as well as his affair with the late Paula Yates. 

Naturally, Morgan can't help but dive into Everett's feud with him either. 

Stand Up & Deliver - 9pm - Channel 4

Stand Up & Deliver: L - R Jason Manford, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Zoe Lyons, Rev. Richard Cole, David Baddiel, Curtis Pritchard, Judi Love, Shaun Ryder, Nick Helm and Katie McGlynn. (Channel 4)
Stand Up & Deliver: L - R Jason Manford, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Zoe Lyons, Rev. Richard Cole, David Baddiel, Curtis Pritchard, Judi Love, Shaun Ryder, Nick Helm and Katie McGlynn. (Channel 4)

Charity special Stand Up & Deliver gets to its second and final part this evening as the celebs prepare to perform their set. 

While Shaun Ryder may have difficulty remembering his jokes, last week's instalment proved he works best unscripted as he had some genuinely side-splitting exchanges with mentor Jason Manford.

Elsewhere in tonight's episode, David Baddiel tackles Rev Richard Coles' reluctance to swear as they all get ready to entertain an audience of 300.