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Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale and Alexi Duggins

TV tonight: Steve Pemberton, Bez and Motsi Mabuse amuse with tall tales

In the chair … Rob Brydon helms another run of Would I Lie to You?
In the chair … Rob Brydon helms another run of Would I Lie to You? Photograph: Brian J Ritchie/BBC/Zeppotron

Would I Lie to You?

8pm, BBC One

Back for a new series, this durable panel show is very firmly in if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it territory by now. This week, a typically macabre yarn from Steve Pemberton, a suitably berserk Glastonbury story from Bez and a potentially toe-curling incident remembered (or imagined) by Motsi Mabuse. Phil Harrison

Food Unwrapped’s New Year Health Kick

7.30pm, Channel 4

More health tips for those suffering after their seasonal blow-out. New Unwrapper John explores how vegan bacon replicates the texture of meat, while Kate finds out if black garlic can take years off you as has been claimed. Also, can lettuce aid sleep? We guess it romaines to be seen. Ali Catterall

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job

8.30pm, BBC One

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr in Sicily.
Amanda Holden and Alan Carr in Sicily. Photograph: BBC/PA

If you’re stricken by January blues, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are beautiful areas of coastal Italy where houses can be bought for one euro. However, as Amanda Holden and Alan Carr discover in this jaunty, flimsy series, they will need plenty of work. These two are not the most practical duo but, presumably, their pad will undergo a miraculous transformation. PH

Death in Paradise

9pm, BBC One

The cosy Caribbean crime caper continues to pootle along in its 12th season. Ralf Little is at the helm – his DI Neville Parker this week investigates an academic’s clifftop plunge during the viewing of a planetary conjunction. PH

Live at the Apollo

9.45pm, BBC Two

It’s a solidly stellar lineup for the standup comedy showcase this week, with Ed Gamble as compere. The main performers are Tom Davis, still a fine stage artist despite being better known now for scripted comedies such as The Curse, and Judi Love of Loose Women fame. Jack Seale

The Graham Norton Show

10.40pm, BBC One

It’s Norton-squared this week as James Norton joins the host to talk about the return of Happy Valley. They are joined by Jamie Dornan, who stars opposite Gal Gadot in the upcoming Netflix action thriller Heart of Stone. Alexi Duggins

Live sport

Gloucester v Saracens 7.45pm, BT Sport 1. At Kingsholm Stadium.

FA Cup football: Man United v Everton 8pm ITV. Third-round tie at Old Trafford.

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