What to watch during the World Cup if you can't stand football

Couldn’t care less about the action in Russia? Here is a top TV alternative to tune in to on each day of the group stage For those who are football-averse, the terrestrial TV schedules for the rest of June look misshapen and diseased, distended into unnatural shapes by aggressive clusters of World Cup fixtures. Thanks to Russia’s relatively sympathetic time difference, these seemingly endless group games squat over daytime and early evening while highlights dominate the post-News at Ten slot. But don’t despair. There is a life raft of excellent counter-programming out there to enjoy if you are prepared to seek it out. Here is one option for each day of the group stage. You’ll just have to imagine the accompanying wallchart … Continue reading...

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