Thursday's highlights include the season finale of The Good Fight, new make-up competition Glow Up Ireland, Walking Dead star Danai Gurira, and the resurrection of satirist Nish Kumar on Dave . . .

Pick of the Day

The Good Fight, 10.15pm, RTÉ One

Season five was something of a reboot for this hugely entertaining show, and it’s moved a long way on from its roots in The Good Wife.

Sarah Steele (below, left) has risen through the ranks, so much so that her character Marissa Gold (daughter of Alan Cummings’ Eli Gold) has moved to centre stage, alongside newcomer Mandy Patinkin. He plays Judge Wackner, who presides over an entirely bogus court.

Steele now gets third billing in the show, behind lead Christine Baranski and former Private Practice star Audra McDonald.

As the show’s co-creator Michelle King said: "Playing Marissa, Sarah has never given a single performance that was off - and it’s hard to think of another actor that you can say that about. Her instincts are perfect."

In this tenth and final episode of the season, Marissa mounts a strong defence case in Vinetta's court for Matteo, while Carmen, Liz, and Allegra defend a drug dealer as prosecutors try to put him back in prison.

Don’t Miss

Sixteen: Class of 2021, 9.00pm, Channel 4

The Christmas holidays approach in the second part of this compelling docuseries about school life in England during lockdown.

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There are only six months left of school and the students are anxious about the impact the national lockdown will have on them.

After a tricky start to the term, Sade is awarded Learner of the Week, which is some welcome good news following a tough few months for her.

Meanwhile, Callum is distracted and falling behind on his revision, but his mentor is on hand to offer some words of encouragement.

Off Camera: Danai Gurira, 10.00pm, Sky Arts

Streaming on NOW TV

This fascinating one-to-one talking heads show looking into actors’ heads continues as Sam Jones meets the talented and worldly Danai Gurira.

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She’s best known for her roles as zombie slayer Michonne from The Walking Dead, and Wakanda General Okoye in Black Panther and other Marvel movies.

Filmed before the release of Black Panther, Danai talks here about her role as a storyteller, using her unique perspective to reveal the shared humanity between the seemingly different worlds of Africa and America.

New or Returning Shows

Glow Up Ireland, 9.35pm, RTÉ2

Here’s a brand-new (to Irish telly) show hosted by TV star, model and influencer Maura Higgins, whose small screen rise from humble hairdresser seemed inevitable after her stint on Love Island.

The concept is pretty straightforward as amateur make-up artists compete in a series of challenges to show off their technical know-how, skill, artistry and imagination.

Each episode, the contestants are tasked with showcasing amazing make-up transformations, all taking place in a dedicated studio space, Glow Up HQ.

At the end of the run, one of the ten competitors will be crowned Ireland's Next Make-Up Star, and win a fantastic opportunity to further their professional career.

Late Night Mash, 10.00pm, Dave

After getting the boot from the BBC for whatever reason, The Mash Report reemerges with a slight rebranding on Dave.

Nish Kumar (above) and the team, including Rachel Parris, Ellie Taylor, Geoff Norcott and Steve N Allen, share up-to-the-minute topical insights and fake news reports.

Imagine: Bernadine Evaristo - Never Give Up, 11.15pm, BBC One

Alan Yentob (above) explores the life and work of trailblazing Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo.

Her Booker Prize-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other has become a global phenomenon in recent years.

With wit and wisdom, Evaristo lays bare her unique approach to creativity across the decades as her latest book, an inspirational non-fiction work called Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, is released.

New to Stream

Q-Force, Netflix

This animated show looks like it could be fun.

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Agent Steve Maryweather was once the Golden Boy of the American Intelligence Agency, until he came out as gay.

Unable to fire him, they sent him off into what they hoped would be obscurity.

Instead, he assembled an LGBTQ+ squad of misfits - and together they're called Q-Force.

Afterlife of the Party, Netflix

This fun film looks deadly.

It's all about. girl called Cassie, who just lives to party. Well, she did until she died in a freak accident.

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Now this social butterfly needs to right her wrongs on Earth if she wants to earn her wings.

It's either that or she's heading to, y'know, the other place.

Ending Tonight

Godfather of Harlem, 10.35pm, RTÉ2

It’s the season two finale of this crime drama, starring Forest Whitaker as real-life Harlem crime boss Bumpy Johnson.

This week, Bumpy must fend off rivals to receive the largest dope shipment in New York history, while Harlem explodes into riot.

Elsewhere, Malcolm X reluctantly agrees to protection from an unusual source.

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Glórtha ón Imeall, 8.30pm, TG4

This final episode of this run sees Joe Hogan as he illustrates the art of basket making, Maria Doyle Kennedy gives a scintillating performance, and there’s a conversation with Garech a Brún as he shares his thoughts on Irish music.

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