The new series begins of the hit sci-fi western, Westworld

Series one of this brilliant US thriller introduced us to the theme park where wealthy guests acted out their Wild West fantasies – from gunfights to romance – with the park’s life-like androids, or ‘hosts’.

However, the robots rebelled against the humans in the series finale, spraying them with gunfire.

As the action resumes in tonight’s superb opener (simulcast at 2am earlier today with the US showing), host Maeve (Thandie Newton) continues to search for her robot daughter, while android Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is chasing down some unfortunate humans with a sceptical Teddy (James Marsden) by her side.

Westworld fan show West:Word, with Lauren Laverne, follows straight afterwards.