What's On TV Tonight? Our Pick Of The Best Shows: Monday 18th September

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Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Monday 18th September including episode two of Liar

Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Monday 18th September including episode two of Liar

Liar, 9.00pm, ITV

Liar Jo

Things haven’t been going well for surgeon Andrew since teacher Laura accused him of rape, and he is stunned when he finds out that she has also repeated the allegation online. To make matters worse, he still has to work alongside her sister Katy, which results in a very awkward experience in the operating theatre. Troubled Laura is, understandably, not exactly having a whale of a time either, as she has to face Andrew’s son Luke in class and she is becoming increasingly desperate to prove Andrew’s guilt, leading her to take a very substantial risk… But as her policeman ex Tom does his best to reveal Andrew’s past, a stunning revelation comes to light about Laura’s own history, which gives a whole new twist to the case. Rating: ****

W1A, 10.00pm, BBC2


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Jump on your Brompton bike and get home in time for this excruciatingly brilliant sitcom. We find Ian as we left him – despairing of his BBC colleagues and trawling Broadcasting House for a scrap of common sense. Today’s problem is an ex-footballer who wants a Match of the Day job. He claims he’s been overlooked because he enjoys wearing women’s clothes. But actually it’s his lousy audition that’s the problem… Meanwhile, PR guru Siobhan is back – even though Perfect Curve has been taken over by Fun Media, her enthusiasm for ridiculous ideas continues. The latest pitch is for BBC Me, a new version of YouTube that leaves Ian as exasperated as ever… Rating: ****

First Dates, 10.00pm, C4

First Dates

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The First Dates restaurant is throwing open its doors once more to help hopeful singletons find love. First up is Lettie, 23, who is after a man with brains and a keen interest in politics. Her date is Fred, a 26-year-old Cambridge graduate who knows his political onions. On paper they seem perfect, but will there be any romance? And looking for someone to keep her on her toes is young-at-heart octogenarian Doreen, whose date is 86-year-old author James. Rating: ***

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer for TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

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