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What’s new ? 10 best TV and streaming tips for Thursday

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Ten Percent – the English version of Call My Agent! – arrives, the contestants fall like skittles on Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week, and a Channel 4 doc wonders: Where have all the lesbians gone?

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Ten percent, Amazon Prime Video

Fans of the excellent Netflix series Call My Agent! will be eager to see how it unfolds.

BAFTA winner John Morton’s comedy-drama is inspired by the acclaimed series, known in his native France as Dix Pour Cent.

Ten Percent retains the essence of the Gallic original but is transferred to a London talent agency and incorporates Morton’s sensibility while introducing new storylines.

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Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Maggie Steed, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Hiftu Quasem, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Rebecca Humphries, Harry Trevaldwyn and Jim Broadbent star as agents who scramble to keep their A-list clients happy and business afloat after the sudden death of their founder.

The cast also includes Emma Corrin, Himesh Patel, David Harewood and Clemence Poesy, who join the impressive line-up of celebrity cameos that include Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, David Oyelowo, Jessica Oyelowo, Dominic West, Phoebe Dynevor and Kelly MacDonald. .

Don’t miss

Super Garden, 8:30 p.m., RTÉ One

Kathleen Barrett (above) from Limerick is designing a garden for the Majzel family, who want a garden with a social space to relax in and a dedicated space for their eight-year-old son, Jacob.

Kathleen has two weeks to design and three weeks to build a garden that will give the Majzels what they are looking for, as well as impress the judges.

Chivalry, 9 p.m., Channel 4

This comedy-drama about how women are treated in the #MeToo post Tinseltown – written by and starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani – got off to a great start last week. (Catch-up available.)

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This week, Bobby, Cameron and Rick are working on editing the movie, and Bobby and Cameron realize they may have more in common than they imagined.

Jean convinces Bobby and Cameron that they must fight to save the film’s marketing budget.

On the field, Cameron has a run-in with an important person from his past, while Bobby is forced to confront his own.

Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week, 9:30 p.m., RTÉ2

As regular viewers know, this is not a place for the faint-hearted. It’s hard.

This week’s episode shows just how tough it is, as we’re only hours away from class and already three of the 28 rookies have been knocked out.

The next phase sees recruits pushed to their absolute limits with back-to-back events.

Mr Blandings is building his dream home, 9pm, BBC Four

Here’s a classic 1946 comedy, starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas and Reginald Denny. In 1986 it was redone as The silver pit.

Grant and Loy star as a city couple who set out to build themselves a dream home in the wilderness of rural Connecticut.

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They find they’ve bitten off more than they can chew thanks to a host of legal troubles and a seemingly endless stream of cowboy laborers and expensive materials.

They find they’ve bitten off more than they can chew thanks to a host of legal troubles and a seemingly endless stream of cowboy laborers and expensive materials.

New or returning shows

Where have all the lesbians gone? 10:30 p.m., Channel 4

Intimate and revealing interviews explain what it means to be a lesbian in the UK today and why some gay women feel erased from popular culture and social history.

Lesbian director Brigid McFall works with lesbian photographer Vic Lentaigne to create a series of portraits of women and queer people to answer the show’s title question.

Intertwined with all the pop cultural wraps lesbians get – from Brooksidethe infamous 1968 movie kiss The Murder of Sister George – Interviewees include a Mancunian poet, a dental nurse from Yorkshire, a great-grandmother Geordie and comedians Rosie Jones (above, left) and Jen Brister.

Rebuilding Notre Dame: The Next Chapter, 8:00 p.m., BBC Two

Three years after the devastating fire of Notre-Dame, Lucy Worsley has access to the cathedral of Paris at a critical moment.

Reconstruction and restoration work on the iconic and much-loved building is intensifying in a bid to meet the ambitious deadline for reopening to the public in 2024.

Lucy meets scientists, historians and artisans working to restore this 850-year-old Gothic masterpiece to its former glory.

The blaze blanketed Notre Dame in tons of toxic lead dust, so specialists are now decontaminating the site.

Rob & Romesh vs. Strongman, 9:00 p.m., Sky Max

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The BAFTA-nominated show returns for a fourth season.

This time around, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan (below) tackle the worlds of strongman competitions, the West End and restaurant management.

For the first episode, the guys will witness mad strength up close as they take on the world of Strongman.

During their trip, they travel to Iceland to train with former champion Magnus Ver Magnusson.

All with the goal of going head-to-head at the Arnold Sports Festival to see which of the two is stronger.

New to feed

Rabbit Samurai: The Usagi Chronicles, Netflix

An impulsive samurai-seeking bunny and his new warrior friends join forces to protect their city from monsters, ninjas, gang members and evil aliens.

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ending today

A League of Their Own: Dingle at Dover, 10:00 p.m., Sky Max

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For the final leg of their final road trip, the boys will test their snooker training with a match at the world famous British heritage site, Blenheim Palace.

Freddie and Jamie will then travel to London to meet their new partners, Spice Girl megastar Mel B and comedian/TV presenter Tom Allen (below).

Here they will face their final challenge, starring in one of the West End’s most successful shows, Only Fools and Horses The Musical.

Based on the legendary TV show, musical comedy star Paul Whitehouse will judge their acting ability.

The road trip has reached its final stop where Freddie or Jamie will take on the dreaded package – a helicopter ride with a twist above the famous White Cliffs of Dover.

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