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WE’RE well acquainted with Danny Dyer’s unique charms in the UK, from his time as the Queen Vic’s Mick on EastEnders to that amazing moment on Who Do You Think You Are? when he discovered Edward III was his 22-times greatgrandfather (‘it’s just stupid, innit?’). Now, the world can join team Dyer too, as he takes the reins of Netflix’s global game show along with sharp-witted comedian — and contestant on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing — Ellie Taylor (pictured). Each episode will see four contestants having their knowledge put to the test, but what they know is not nearly as important as how skilled they are at bluffing and blagging because in this show, as the title implies, the players are encouraged to cheat their way to the cash prize. With a jackpot of up to £50,000 on offer, they’ll be happy to lie through their teeth, and the only sin here is being found out — so expect Dyer to have a lot of fun with the muppets who get caught in the act. The first four episodes are available to stream today, with eight more to follow.
CHEERY COMEDY Abbott Elementary, Disney+
SHOT in mockumentary format, Abbott Elementary follows life at an underfunded school and stars Quinta Brunson (pictured) as an optimistic teacher and Janelle James as the inept principal. It picked up three Emmys for its first series, and the first ten instalments of the 22-episode second season are now on Disney+.
RAUNCHY DRAMA Sex/Life, Netflix
WHEN we left Billie (Person Of Interest’s marvellous
Sarah Shahi), she’d decided that she still wasn’t ready to give up her double life as a respectable suburban mom and an urban sex kitten. The new, second season sees her two lives threatening to crash into each other, as husband Cooper begins to work out what Billie has been up to. It’s sexually charged stuff, full of smouldering glances and sweaty encounters in the bedroom. Shahi is great as Billie, a woman unafraid to risk everything in order to satisfy her true desires.
VEHICLE ADVICE Motor Pickers, 9pm, Quest
A NEW series for this British show that’s all about matching drivers (and their budgets) to their perfect cars. Helen Stanley and Paul Cowland help an ex-Royal Marine to choose a supercar in this first episode — and he has a handy £150,000 to spend. In the second of tonight’s double bill, they help to find the ideal ultra-modern electric car for a dad-of-five.