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Belgravia: The past may be another country but we know what lies ahead – that’s why it’s perfect for our uncertain times

IF ever we needed to indulge in a bout of collective escapism, if only for 60 minutes on a Sunday night, then that time is now. Thankfully ITV has just the thing – Belgravia, the latest big budget costume drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and a series that positively ripples with dimples, quiffs, honey-coloured chiffon frocks, eye-popping millinery and glamorous uniforms.

Our new favourite boxset: The Windsors

The Windsors aka the House of Windsor aka Royal Family. Only not really: it’s actually a comedy in which the Royal Fam are royally (and cruelly) sent up through a series of sketches in which they’re played by lookalikes.