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A spirited return for Paterson; Your guide tonight's TV in association with Thomsonfly.com TV Choice SEA OF SOULS (BBC1, 9pm).

IF DOCTOR Who isn't sating your appetite for the weird and wonderful, then maybe a new, two-part special edition of this series will do the trick.

For the uninitiated, it's like the British version of The X Files, but darker and more mysterious.

There's no Mulder and Scully either - instead the drama charts the work of the fictional parapsychology unit at Glasgow's Clyde University, led by Dr Douglas Monaghan.

In the first episode, young couple Ian and Karen O'Rourke are desperately trying to deal with a personal tragedy. They decide starting afresh is the way forward, and so buy a remote and derelict manor house in the wilds of Scotland, where they think nobody will ever bother them.

However, they couldn't be more mistaken.

While remodelling, the duo uncover strange symbols painted on the floorboards and a diagram of a tree on the drawing room wall.

They ask Monaghan what these odd marks mean, and he reveals they were made by The Golden Dawn, a local occult group.

As he delves into the property's history, it becomes clear that malevolent forces awakened by the organisation are about to interfere in Ian and Karen's lives.

Bill Paterson heads the cast.

MARBELLA BELLES

(ITV1 Central, 10pm)

THERE are more tears and tantrums in paradise for the belles this week, as their obsession with wine, cigarettes, nail varnish and Jimmy Choo shoes is put on ice while they deal with some heart-breaking news about Lisa Johnson's baby.

Meanwhile, Louise Truelove and boyfriend Dan walk her 'babies', or 'the woofers' and they discuss Louise's plans to take advantage of her staff discount at plastic surgeons Mills and Mills to have a second boob job.

"I had a breast augmentation eight years ago," Louise explains, "Very good reason for that; I had two Anadins on an ironing board!"

Down at the harbour, Barbs Fawcett is embarking on an equally 'Marbellic' experience by taking her 'special friend' Ian on a shopping trip - for a boat! Barbs hopes having a boat in the harbour will assist her in mixing with the elite of the Costa del Sol.

Inland, Louise Marriot's second nail salon, '2 Posh', looks no closer to achieving its goal of a grand opening in two weeks' time.

Louise's usual optimism prevails however and she is undeterred, despite running out of money.

This intriguing fly-on-the-wall documentary throws a light on a culture of sun, sea and sangria, where nothing seems to matter.

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SOUL SEARCHING... Bill Paterson helps a couple haunted by a tragic past who find their new life in Scotland disturbed when they discover an occult diagram on the wall of their house.; SUNSHINE GIRL... Louise Truelove plans another boob job in Marbella Belles.
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