World Cup TV survival guide: What to watch on Netflix, BBC iPlayer and beyond if you’re avoiding football…

Queer Eye is just one of the shows you can watch if you're not a footy fan

World Cup TV survival guide: What to watch on Netflix, BBC iPlayer and beyond if you’re avoiding football…

Queer Eye, Netflix

Antoni Porowski and his classy cohorts Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness are back to transform more stylistically challenged ‘heroes’ by making over everything from their wardrobes to their wallpaper. The gloriously addictive and surprisingly emotional series has become one of Netflix’s most popular shows and this time around the boys reach a wider clientele, working their magic on a transgender man. “With our heroes, you’ll see more diversity,” says interior designer Bobby. Series one available now and series two is available from Friday 15 June.

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Suits, Netflix

Over seven series of the US drama, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, played Manhattan-based hotshot lawyer Rachel Zane. While dealing with intriguing cases, office romances and fast-paced legal action, Rachel worked her way up from paralegal to attorney. No wonder Prince Harry was impressed…

All seven series are available now

Champions, Netflix


This likeable US sitcom, co-created by Mindy Kaling, follows charismatic gym owner Vince (comedian Anders Holm) whose easy-going life – which revolves around women and working out – is put on hold when his estranged, theatre-loving son Michael (JJ Totah) comes to live with him. Available now.

The Road Trick, Netflix

Road Trick

Illusionist Adam Trent, America’s answer to Dynamo, travels across Europe and North Africa using his incredible and seemingly impossible sleight-of-hand tricks to baffle and delight the people that he meets in this remarkable series. Available from Friday 15 June

Being Human, BBC iPlayer

Being Human

Before Poldark made Aidan Turner a TV heart-throb, he caught our eye as troubled vampire Mitchell in this cult comedy drama, which also starred Russell Tovey as werewolf George and Lenora Crichlow as ghost Annie. All five series are available now.

Desperate Housewives, Now TV / Sky Box Sets

From murder to affairs, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria and the girls certainly knew how to stir up drama behind their white picket fences and manicured lawns. Revisit the darker side of suburbia and the ladies of Wisteria Lane in this thoroughly entertaining saga. All eight series are available now

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