The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Monday 12 July

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The top TV picks for Monday 12 July.
The top TV picks for Monday 12 July.

Charlie Brooks stars in a brand new Australia-set thriller for Channel 5 which kicks off tonight at 9pm.

Plus here's your starter for 10...University Challenge is back with Jeremy Paxman at the helm dishing out the tricky questions. 

Long Lost Family also airs more tales of people trying to resolve family mysteries and Kathy Burke's talking money again. 

University Challenge - 8.30pm - BBC Two

University Challenge's Glasgow team Erin Thomson, Nicola Fairbairn, Shaun Cairns, Darius Darulis. (BBC/Lifted Entertainment, Part of ITV Studios/Joseph Scanlon)
University Challenge's Glasgow team Erin Thomson, Nicola Fairbairn, Shaun Cairns, Darius Darulis. (BBC/Lifted Entertainment, Part of ITV Studios/Joseph Scanlon)

More smart students take on the academic quiz as a new series begins tonight. 

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King's College London is ip against the University of Glasgow for a place in the second round, while Jeremy Paxman hosts.

Amol Rajan Interviews Sundar Pichai - 9pm - BBC Two

Amol Rajan and Sundar Pichai at the Google campus. (BBC/Marcos Durian)
Amol Rajan and Sundar Pichai at the Google campus. (BBC/Marcos Durian)

The BBC's media editor Amol Rajan interviews Google's CEO Sundar Pichai over at his Silicon Valley HQ.

Across the hour they talk about Pichai's personal life and rise from modest upbringing in south east India to CEO of the tech giant, as well as larger issues surrounding Google such as the company's privacy and tax policies. 

Lie With Me - 9pm - Channel 5

Charlie Brooks (right) stars in Lie With Me (Channel 5/FremantleMedia)
Charlie Brooks (right) stars in Lie With Me (Channel 5/FremantleMedia)

EastEnders' Charlie Brooks stars in a new four-part thriller from Channel 5. 

She plays Anna, a woman who relocates to Melbourne with her Australian husband and their two children for a fresh start. 

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They hire a nanny to help out but the local girl they pick, Becky, might not be all she seems and deadly consequences follow. 

Long Lost Family - 9pm - ITV

Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell. (ITV)
Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell. (ITV)

Two more people are trying to get to the bottom of family mysteries with help from Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall. 

There's a 57-year-old man hoping to find out why he was abandoned as a baby, having been taken in by his adoptive parents after being left outside their flat. 

Elsewhere, in the North East of England there's a daughter looking for the Italian father she's yet to meet after her mother left Italy to return to England while she was pregnant due to medical complications. 

Kathy Burke: Money Talks - 10pm - Channel 4

Kathy Burke with Megan Barton Hanson in Kathy Burke: Money Talks (Channel 4)
Kathy Burke with Megan Barton Hanson in Kathy Burke: Money Talks (Channel 4)

In the second part of Kathy Burke's investigation into our relationship with money she visits one of the most deprived towns in Britain, Jaywick in Essex.

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She meets with local man Danny Sloggett who is trying to build community spirit.  

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