What to watch on TV tonight to avoid the World Cup, from Cara Delevingne to Lorraine Pascale

England take on Uruguay at 8pm tonight but there's a lot else on besides

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Fostering & Me with Lorraine Pascale

9pm, BBC2

The TV chef and former model embarks on a journey into the heart of Britain’s neglected foster-care system.

Pascal herself was adopted as a baby, then fostered from the age of eight when her adoptive parents’ marriage broke down.

Between shadowing the London borough of Lambeth’s social services, she tracks down some of  the carers who looked after her as a child.

Playhouse Presents: Timeless

9pm and 12.30am, Sky Arts 1

The model-cum-socialite Cara Delevingne continues her fledgling acting career as a Whitby sandwich-shop worker (I know, it’s not what you’d call typecasting) whose soldier fiancé is in Afghanistan.

In the Calendar Girls writer Tim Firth’s slight tale, Sylvia Syms (left, with Delevingne) co-stars as her great-grandmother. The shoot apparently involved a quick visit to Iceland.

Celebrity MasterChef 

9pm, BBC1

JLS singer JB Gill, Amanda Burton and Coronation Street star Ken Morley (Reg Holdsworth) attempt to make a hamburger from the contents of the mystery box.


And if you must...

World Cup Live: Uruguay vs England

7pm, ITV

Luis Suarez is apparently fit and aiming to target England’s “deficiencies” and the Liverpool striker will no doubt be the focus in the run-up to England’s must-win fixture against Uruguay.

If Roy Hodgson was the sort of man who took comfort in omens, then the last time that England played Uruguay in the group stages of the World Cup was in 1966.