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WOULD I LIE TO YOU? BBC1, 9.30pm

ONE of the fun­ni­est panel shows on the box, this award-win­ning com­edy re­turns for a new se­ries.

As ever, Rob Bry­don is the host, with Lee Mack and David Mitchell as the light­ning-quick cap­tains as teams try to lie their way to a win.

This week the guests are former Eng­land foot­ball player Dion Dublin, TV per­former Deb­bie McGee, co­me­dian Bob Mor­timer and ac­tress and writer Lucy Porter. There’s plenty to muse over. Is it true that po­lice sur­rounded Deb­bie’s house af­ter she set off the alarm while do­ing the iron­ing in her bikini? Did Dion once set off the airbag in his car with a sneeze?

True or false, it makes for lots of laughs.

THE ROMANOFFS Ama­zon Prime

FROM Matthew Weiner, the cre­ator of hit se­ries Mad Men, comes this sump­tu­ous and dra­matic an­thol­ogy se­ries.

Each episode is a stand­alone fea­ture, a story of peo­ple who claim to be de­scen­dants of the Rus­sian royal fam­ily, who were ex­e­cuted in 1918.

In the first episode, Greg Mof­fat (Aaron Eck­hart) is an Amer­i­can who helps run a small ho­tel in Paris. He and his girl­friend So­phie are des­per­ately hop­ing and wait­ing for Greg’s hor­ri­ble aunt Anushka (Marthe Keller) to die so that Greg will in­herit her his­tory-filled apart­ment.

Anushka wants to keep the place in the fam­ily, but wants as­sur­ance that the fam­ily blood­line won’t die out.

This is a lav­ish fam­ily saga that makes some po­lit­i­cal points, with plenty of drama too.

David Mitchell, Rob Bry­don and Lee Mack

Aaron Eck­hart as Greg Mof­fat along­side his aunt Anushka, played by Marthe Keller

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