The creative team behind Spitting Image discuss reviving the show for modern audiences and reveal the latest football stars to become puppets following the success of Euro 2020.
The hour-long film Football Trolls (w/t) will explore the growing calls for social media companies to address online trolling after Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling were targeted with nearly 2000 discriminatory tweets in the 24 hours following the Euro 2020 final.
For the last six months, Jermaine Jenas has been tackling the issue head on by interviewing Premier League footballers who have been subjected to online abuse, sharing his own personal experiences and confronting the trolls who hide behind their screens.
24 teams will compete across six groups for the top two places to qualify for the knock-outs.
Between the fierce rivalries, revenge-seekers and a hair-raising group of death, there are plenty of tasty ties to sink your teeth into.
However, as most days of the group stages will see three broadcast live on BBC or ITV, to spare you some time we’ve highlighted the round’s most highly-anticipated matches.
You can find the full TV schedule at the bottom of the page.
Welcome to the great British summer of no sport. There will be no Wimbledon, no Euro 2020 football, no Open golf and no Olympics, which leaves the sport broadcasters on the canvas.
Punch drunk they may be, but no one is throwing in the towel. The challenge is to fill the hours of telly set aside for sport this summer and to attract the bumper audiences being enjoyed elsewhere on TV during the lockdown.
Live sport has not disappeared entirely – Taiwanese basketball and baseball anyone? – but there is not much of it about.