One of the biggest entertainment ‘casualties’ of the pandemic was this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Among its celebrity fans is American comic Will Ferrell – his wife is Swedish – and he was inspired by it to co-write and star in Netflix’s biggest original comedy for some time, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, streaming from June 26. Ferrell and Rachel McAdams play two Icelandic singers, both with a lifelong wish to represent their homeland in the competition.

Also starring Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, who you’ll recognise if you’ve ever seen anything from Iceland on TV before – he must be their biggest export since Skyr.

The trailer looks like undemanding fun and Ferrell often coasts along on a tide of goodwill, but as with most of his recent films this one could go either way.

If you missed this year’s Eurovision you can head to YouTube for all the 2020 songs. I liked Denmark and Romania’s entries, by the way.

BBC’s iPlayer has added some brilliant dramas on its film section in the past few weeks, choose from Steve Coogan and Judi Dench in the acclaimed Philomena, the hilarious vampire house share mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows and the moving and thoughtful French foster home animation, My Life as a Courgette, all well worth a watch.

Lastly, one of the most original and unusual comedies of recent years, The Brand New Testament, is currently streaming on All4/Channel4.

This Belgian film is based around the idea of God being a grumpy sadist living in an apartment block in Brussels. When his 10-year-old daughter discovers just how he treats the world, she rebels and creates new apostles and her own Testament. I guarantee it’ll put a smile on the most jaded of faces.