If you're going no further than the sofa, here are some tips on what's worth watching on the box over the weekend. As ever, it’s a busy one...

Pick of the weekend

World Cup Final, 3.00pm Sunday, RTÉ Two, BBC One & UTV

So, here we are: after a hugely entertaining tournament, it's World Cup Final time as France meet first-time finalists Croatia in Moscow to decide who will rule Planet Football for the next four years.

Setting the scene, Darragh Maloney is joined in studio by Didi Hamann, Liam Brady and Eamon Dunphy ahead of live coverage of the game, at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Kick-off is 4pm and commentary will be provided by George Hamilton and Ronnie Whelan.

The Third Place Play-off is on Saturday (KO 3pm) on RTÉ 2, with Belgium and England meeting again. The game is presented, as usual, by the Apres Match gang.

New or Returning Shows

The Voice Kids, 8.00pm Saturday, TV3 & UTV

Back for a second season, this is the junior version of The Voice UK and is part of The Voice Kids' worldwide franchise.

The coaches are will.i.am, Danny Jones and Pixie Lott, and the winner will receive £30,000 and a family trip to Disneyland Paris. You could do a lot worse.

Here's last year's winner:

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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, 9.00pm Friday, Channel 4

Katherine Ryan guest hosts a very special all-female edition celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. Roisin Conaty and Jessica Hynes take on Sara Pascoe and Lolly Adefope in the classic words and numbers quiz.

Morgana Robinson appears in character as Natalie Cassidy alongside Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while maths whizz Rachel Riley looks after the numbers.

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Dicte – Crime Reporter, 9.00pm Friday, More4

As the third season of this pretty compelling Danish crime drama begins, Dicte Svendsen has finally surrendered to love.

She has married Bo and quit her job as a journalist, intending to settle down and write a book. But the day after the wedding, photo journalist Bo goes on an assignment in Lebanon and things turn steeply downhill.

Here's the season three trailer minus English subtitles, but you should get the drift:

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Food Unwrapped Summer Diet Special, 8.00pm Friday, Channel 4

Jimmy Doherty discovers the truth about crash diets, reveals what it really means to stay fuller for longer and explores whether astronauts could hold the key to weight loss.

Kate Quilton, meanwhile delves into the multi-million-pound collagen drinks market, and finds out how shots of the liquid claim to boost your skin's appearance.

Gary Barlow Live at Eden, 11.05pm Friday, BBC One

Gary Barlow performs at Cornwall's Eden Project. Gary and his ten-piece band perform songs including Greatest Day, Back for Good and Rule the World against the unique backdrop of the Eden biomes.

First Night of the Proms, 8.30pm Friday, BBC Two

BBC Proms 2018 launches with a feast for the eyes and ears in the world premiere of Five Telegrams, with music by Anna Meredith and stunning digital projections by 59 Productions marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Ending this weekend

Wimbledon, 2.55pm Sunday, BBC Two

Sue Barker presents coverage of the men's singles final, and you can see the final Today at Wimbledon on BBC One at 11.00pm.

Live coverage of the women’s singles final from Wimbledon 2018, also presented by Sue Barker, is on Saturday on BBC One from 1.15pm.

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Lords and Ladles, 6.30pm Sunday, RTÉ One

Derry Clarke and Catherine Fulvio have their skills tested at Crom Castle in Fermanagh as they are challenged to prepare an 18th century menu that includes Eels in White Sauce, Chickens boiled in Bladders and a cabbage shaped like a duck.

No spag bol back then, eh?

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The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, 9.00pm Saturday, BBC Two

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan travels to Albania to get an insider’s guide to the country and to find out whether his own preconceptions about the Eastern European outpost are right.

Guided by local TV presenter and journalist Erjona Rusi, Romesh is taken on a whistle-stop tour of the country and is hosted on a unique homestay in a beautiful isolated shepherd’s village where he is sent out on overnight wolf patrol.

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New to Download

Sugar Rush, from Friday, Netflix

Time's the most important ingredient as competitive teams race against the clock to bake up the best-tasting sweets.

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The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Part 2, from Sunday, Netflix

Trending news, pop culture, social media, original videos and more come together in host Joel McHale's weekly comedy commentary show.

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Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now, from Friday, Netflix

The gleefully irreverent Jim Jefferies pushes buttons and boundaries as he riffs on celebrity encounters, political hypocrisy and bodily marvels.

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Don't Miss

Poldark, 9.00pm Sunday, BBC One

Nathaniel Pearce’s death reveals how he embezzled Pascoe’s clients funds, so the Warleggans plan Pascoe’s collapse. In London, Ross finds Geoffrey Charles led astray by Monk Adderley and steers his nephew from trouble before telling Elizabeth.

Meanwhile, Sam convinces Drake to return from exile following his abandonment of Rosina and Morwenna has devastating news . . .

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Weekend movies

The Revenant, 9.30pm Saturday, RTÉ One

Not to be watched on a full stomach – and certainly not over dinner – this semi-biographical revenge western stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter is a gruelling drama of endurance.

Leo plays Hugh Glass, left to die by a group of trappers after he gets mauled by a bear. Despite his condition, he battles his way through the wilderness, seeking revenge on those who left him behind.

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Also...

Star Trek: Into Darkness, 8.00pm Saturday, Channel 4

The second film in the revived Star Trek franchise sees Chris Pine's Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

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Box Set Binge

Billions: Seasons 1-3, from Sunday, sky Box Sets & NOW TV

Every episode of the critically acclaimed finance drama three seasons as maverick hedge fund kingpin Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) goes head-to-head with Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), a US attorney determined to bring an end to Wall Street corruption.

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