TV preview: Ordinary Lies

The cast from the new series of Ordinary Lies which is returning to BBC1 after the huge success of the first series. PIC: Adrian Rogers

The cast from the new series of Ordinary Lies which is returning to BBC1 after the huge success of the first series. PIC: Adrian Rogers

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Based at the call centre and warehouse of sports sales company Coopers, the six-part drama introduces viewers to a fresh array of compelling characters, each with their own tangled web of torrid secrets and lies.

The first episode tells the story of head of sales, Joe. Popular with his colleagues, Joe is the life and soul of the office and always the first to tell a joke. However, his cheery demeanour is knocked when he is sent home early from work after an injury to find wife Belinda acting strangely.

Suspecting that she is having an affair, Joe installs hidden cameras around his house to keep an eye on her and their two children. The more he watches his family, though, the more addicted he becomes to monitoring their lives.

But is the truth really what he wants, or will he realise that ignorance was bliss?

Writer and executive producer Danny Brocklehurst said: “The audience response to the first series of Ordinary Lies was truly overwhelming so I’m delighted that we can bring it back for a second series. We were incredibly lucky with a stellar cast for series one – all of whom gave gripping performances which not only translated into great ratings but also critical acclaim.”

Ordinary Lies, BBC1, Tuesday, 9pm