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Escaping into a feel-good box set is exactly what we all need right now, so take a look at some of our current favourites to help you choose where to begin. 

Love Life, BBC iPlayer

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The rocky path from first love to lasting love is never easy. But the relationships on the way - from bad dates to best friends - will change your life. Starring Anna Kendrick.

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - BBC iPlayer 

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Awkwafina stars as Nora Lin in this comedy series based on her real-life beginnings in Queens, NY. Raised alongside her cousin by her dad and grandma, Nora leans on her family as she navigates young adulthood in outer borough New York City.

Misfits, All 4

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When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed strange superpowers. Kelly can hear people’s thoughts, Simon can turn invisible, Curtis can turn back time, and anyone who touches Alyssa falls in complete lust for her, only one of them does not seem to have been affected, Nathan. All five series are available now. 

Pretty Little Liars - BBC iPlayer

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If you love the intrigue of a teen drama, cult series Pretty Little Liars has it all. The series follows the lives of four girls, Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, and Spencer Hastings, whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison DiLaurentis. A couple of years after Alison goes missing all the girls start getting threatening messages from a mysterious ‘A’.

Taskmaster - All 4

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What better way to put yourself in a good mood than settling in for a week or two and ploughing through al ten series of Taskmaster. In the show, Greg Davies challenges five regular contestants to complete unusual tasks for his and show creator Alex Horne's enjoyment and amusement. From melon eating to hiding a pineapple on your person, Greg has had the likes of Rob Beckett, Al Murray, Mel Giedroyc, Noel Fielding, Hugh Dennis, Bob Mortimer, and Sally Phillips doing just about everything. 

Absolutely Fabulous - BBC iPlayer 

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It might be that what you need right now is to watch the foul mouthed, champagne swigging shenanigans of our favourite power couple, Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and Patricia "Patsy" Stone (Joanna Lumley) as they pull out all the stops to maintain their youth and recapture their glory days.

Planet Earth - BBC iPlayer

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We might not be able to travel the world for a while but that doesn’t mean we can't marvel at its beauty. Let Sir David Attenborough’s dulcet tones take you on a journey around the planet to see some of its hidden wonders.

This Country - BBC iPlayer

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We could all probably do with a little comedy injection at the moment, and we can certainly get one with This Country. The show follows the antics of cousins Kerry and Kurtan, who are played by real-life siblings Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, and their day-to-day antics in their Cotswold village. The documentary-style aspect of the show adds to the humour as the characters often poke fun at their unusual neighbours and pals. The third and final series kicked off last month, but you can binge all three series on iPlayer if you've missed any of the hilarious goings on. 

Derry Girls - All 4

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If you're in need of some good craic then Derry Girls is here for you. At first inspection you wouldn't think a show centred around The Troubles in Northern Ireland would provide much humour, but a few minutes into this comedy and you'll wonder why you didn't reach for the remote sooner. Derry Girls, created and written by the brilliant Lisa McGee, has scooped Royal Television Society Awards and British Comedy Guide awards, and follows four Northern Ireland natives, Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan) and Michelle (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), and Michelle's English cousin James (Dylan Llewellyn), as they try and fail to stay out of trouble in this coming-of-age comedy.

Friday Night Dinner - All 4

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Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, and Mark Heap star in this comical look at the fictional Goodman family's regular Jewish dinner experience every Friday night. From the patriarch Martin, played by Paul Ritter, constantly joking that mum Jackie has produced a "lovely bit of squirrel" for the couple and their boys Adam (Simon) and Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) to eat of a Friday, to odd neighbour Jim (Mark) constantly calling round with his loveable-but-uncontrollable pooch Wilson, you'll be laughing all the way into Saturday. All six series are available on All 4 now. 

Call the Midwife - BBC iPlayer 

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Classic heartwarming drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth. An incredible nine series are available to stream now. 

Doctor Who - BBC iPlayer

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Incredibly, all twelve series of Doctor Who are on BBC iPlayer, so you can rewatch your favourites to your heart’s content.

This Way Up - All 4

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A gentle and heartwarming comedy, Aisling Bea plays Aine, a whip-smart teacher trying to pull her life back together after a ‘teeny little nervous breakdown’. Sharon Horgan also stars, playing Aine’s sister, and together they give us a very real, very uplifting, and very funny, performance. 

GameFace - All 4

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A stand out comedy series, written by and starring Roisin Conaty as Marcella, a woman on a mission to improve her life with the help of her mates, dubious life-coach and ever-patient driving instructor.

Scrubs - All 4

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If you haven't scrubbed up for an episode of Scrubs before then think medical drama with some hilarious comedy thrown into the mix. Back in 2001, Zach Braff made his debut as medical intern J.D. Dorian, the show's narrator and protagonist. The programme aired for nine seasons until 2010, but you can roll back the years right back to the first-ever episode when J.D. struggled with some of his new colleagues.