Created by House Of Cards’s Beau Willimon, it’s hard to tell from the opening episode whether this pumpedup drama about the first manned mission to Mars will be worth staying with, because not much happens, and the only thing that does is very predictable. Sean Penn gives an intense performance as veteran astronaut Tom Hagerty, the former mission commander, who has been removed at the last minute, and watches the countdown to launch from afar, while doing manly things like running around with no shirt on and fixing a tap. While the top-billed movie star sits at home, a crew of actors you’ve never seen before prepare for take off. Might something possibly go wrong? Natascha McElhone co-stars as the project’s ultra-corporate boss. The French series about going to Mars, Missions, had infinitely more pep. Early days yet. his “…And Beyond” strand that BBC Four has slipped quietly into its Friday music zone has become a dependable date. Essentially MTV’s old 120 Minutes morphing into a muso Gogglebox, two pals of certain age gather on a sofa to flick through a curated video playlist while muttering stuff about the clips, like lots of other people sitting at home flicking through YouTube at the weekend. Tonight, a predictably entertaining hour with the former Creation boss and the head Happy Monday, featuring a fine selection of tunes running from Bolan and Bowie to Junior Murvin and The Specials. There’s special love for Orange Juice and the tune McGee calls “Scotland’s alternative national anthem.” “They should’ve taken over the world,” nods Ryder, who also shares memories of Glasgow’s Barrowland. ost who fell in love with this sly, stylish and devious thrillercomedy thing when it first landed two months back will have probably already long gobbled up the entire series, which has been available via iPlayer since the first episode went out. So it’s strange to realise the final episode is only arriving on proper TV tonight, as the mutual obsession between knackered MI6 agent Eve (Sandra Oh) and unpredictable assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) comes to a strange, confused, exhausted and bloody head. One of the great shows of 2018: the good news is a second series is already filming, due to arrive here next year. For a more traditional crime fix tonight, there’s a new film in Sweden’s long-running Martin Beck series, Flesh And Blood, on BBC Four at 9pm.