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The second series of the hit show Big Little Lies bows out tonight on a high. Is a third in the works?

The Monterey Five have been put through the wringer in this second, phenomenal series of Big Little Lies – and it’s mostly thanks to the relentless Mary Louise (Meryl Streep has been a fantastic addition).

Perry’s mother has not only tried to take Celeste’s boys in a painful custody battle, she has also managed to manipulate or provoke Madeline, Jane, Bonnie and Renata in the process.

But the question is, will she discover the truth about her son’s death in this explosive finale?

The Monterey Five, with Reese Witherspoon front and centre

High five: Reese Witherspoon and her co-stars

Star Reese Witherspoon has teased that it "definitely ends with a bang", and while there’s no word of a third series yet, Big Little Lies’ mix of intrigue and complex female relationships is addictive viewing.

We want more!

TV Times rating: *****

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She’s interviewed all sorts of big-name stars, including Al Pacino, Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Winona Ryder, Benedict Cumberbatch and more. She’s also been known to step in front of the camera, dressing up as a 1920s flapper to star in ITV’s Mr Selfridge and co-hosting ITV News at Ten with Mark Austin – all in the line of duty! 


When she’s not quizzing actors, directors and producers, you’ll find her bingeing US dramas and anything horror/sci-fi/zombie-themed. But her greatest love will always be Game of Thrones… just don’t mention the ending!