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Sister act

BLEAK! True Dare Kiss, BBC1, 9.00pm

True Dare KissOnce again, we've utterly failed to learn from our mistakes and we find ourselves writing this preview at some point past midnight on the same day that it's due to go up. Except this time we weren't delayed because we were in the pub, we were delayed because we were in Ikea. So instead of that nice, blissed out feeling of general wooziness and goodwill to all, we're instead feeling a kind of impotent rage directed at mankind, generally. But, on the plus side, we're full of Swedish chocolate.

So! Television, then. True Dare Kiss is a new drama from Debbie Horsfield, whose name you might recognise from Cutting It (which we watched infrequently but generally quite enjoyed), Sex, Chips and Rock 'n' Roll (which we loved unashamedly) and Making Out (which we have no recollection of watching at all). This one, as far as we can deduce, centres on the sprawling dysfunctional Tyler family, who are brought back together by the return of the prodigal daughter and the death of the patriarch, which reveals a long-buried secret. So far, so Brothers and Sisters, which is rather unfortunate given the timing.

That's not to say this won't be worth a look, of course - we always like to wait until we've seen at least one episode of a programme before offering a firm judgement. Unless it involves Gillian McKeith of course, and you can see Tuesday's entry for our feelings in that respect. Still, there's some good casting at work here: Dervla Kirwan, Lorraine Ashbourne, Pooky Quesnel (best name ever y/n?) and also Esther Hall (making a frantic break from Kris Marshall and those horrid BT adverts, no doubt). Should at least be worth a cursory tuning-in, we reckon.

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