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What's on TV

We’ve got a great selection of the best TV from around the world to help you enjoy your flight.

Missed a show everyone’s talking about? Chances are you’ll find it amongst our wide range of content. Take a look at what’s available below.

Vera loves

The best of the best, V Loves is our selection of some of the greatest TV documentaries, comedies and dramas.

Almost Royal
A pair of clueless English aristos travel around the US in this acclaimed new comedy. The nice-but-dim pair of Georgie and Poppy Carlton are played to perfection by actors Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart, but the people they met and the reactions they get are hilariously real.

Broken Heart Syndrome
After a traumatic break up, Russ Kaufman is diagnosed with a rare disease known as Broken Heart Syndrome and desperately tries to find a cure that will mend his broken heart before it’s too late.

Extant
From executive producer Steven Spielberg comes this acclaimed new sci-fi show starring Halle Berry as an astronaut who returns from a solo space mission only to discover that she’s pregnant. Keeping the secret, she desperately attempts to discover what really happened during her time away…

Finding Vivian Maier
A historian goes in search of Vivian Maier, the photographer behind a cache of 1950s to 1970s photographs, in this illuminating documentary. What he discovers is the life of a unique, eccentric photographic talent. A true one-off.

Gotham
Brand-new show going back to the roots of Batman. Bruce Wayne appears, but only as a child, and the focus is on a young James Gordon and the future terrors of Gotham such as Selina Kyle, Edward Nygma and Oswald Cobblepot.

Russell Brand: Messiah Complex
Brand’s latest show sees him embark on a newly politicised path, mixing near-the-knuckle belly laughs with genuinely thought-provoking insights on celebrity and world leadership. Leave any preconceptions at the door and enjoy a stand-up at the very top of his game.

Soul Boys of the Western World
Feature-length documentary about the meteoric rise, acrimonious split and then triumphant reunion of the golden boys of 1980s pop, Spandau Ballet. Featuring input from all band members and archive footage showing the decade at its (sometimes ridiculous) best, this is a must for any 80s music fan.

Stammer School
Affecting documentary about a group who enrol on a course to try and rid themselves of their stutters. The speech impediment is ruling their lives and they’re desperate for a cure. Can they find their voice in just four days?

The Knick
In this debut for Steven Soderbergh’s new drama series we meet Dr Thackery (Clive Owen) and the staff of the Knickerbocker Hospital (‘the Knick’) in New York during the early part of the twentieth century.

Comedy

Boomers
New BBC sitcom about three retired couples living in Thurnemouth, 'Norfolk's only West-facing resort'. A cast packed with vintage comic talent includes Russ Abbott, June Whitfield and Stephanie Beacham.

The Big Bang Theory
When Penny and Sheldon decide to swap secrets, Penny admits she once appeared topless in a movie. Needless to say, she’s not happy when Sheldon’s secret is the substantially less juicy fact that he doesn’t like YouTube’s rating system.

Curb Your Enthusiasm
In this episode from series eight, and with Larry now a single man, our eternally frustrated hero confronts poor parking and a buffet-line ‘cut-and chat’. Meanhile the ‘silence vow’ is broken.

Doll & Em
Created by and starring real-life pals Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, Doll & Em is a brand-new sitcom about an actress and her slightly inept (though very lovable) personal assistant. In this first episode, Em lands a part and the pair head for Hollywood.

Friday Night Dinner
The first episode of the third series of this acclaimed sitcom sees Adam finally bringing a girl home for dinner. However, the evening takes a turn when the family find themselves looking after eight-year-old Katie, who has a massive girly crush on Adam…

How I Met Your Mother
The award-winning sitcom reaches its conclusion. Told in flashback it concerns a group of friends negotiating love lives in the Big Apple, especially Ted. But which of the ladies in his life did he end up with?

Modern Family
Following the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, including his second wife, stepson, infant son, as well as the two adult children, their children and other halves (phew), this fifth series of Modern Family is just as insightful and funny as ever.

New Girl
The award-winning comedy with Zooey Deschanel as a kooky flatmate enters its third series – and finds Jess and Nick an item at last. All seems perfect, but can they hold their relationship together?

Rick and Morty
Premiering on Adult Swim recently, Rick and Morty promptly cleaned up in the ratings battle, knocking the channel’s previous number one, American Dad, off the top spot. Why? Because it’s ace, that’s why. Inspired by the relationship between Doc Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future, the show centres on the relationship between the genius but alcoholic scientist Rick and his grandson, Morty, who he keeps hauling off on inter-dimensional adventures – causing Morty all kinds of problems at home and school. It’s weird and, as you imagine from the Adult Swim stable, pretty near-the-knuckle at times. But it’s also very, very funny. What’s more, this is an onboard exclusive, shown here ahead of its UK premiere.

Silicon Valley
New sitcom from Beavis & Butthead creator Mike Judge, in which an unwitting nerd finds himself at the centre of a billion-dollar bidding war. Not only is it very funny and brilliantly observed but it offers a glimpse at a rarely seen world.

The IT Crowd
A special hour-long final episode of the acclaimed sitcom finds the trio in hot water as ever, as Jen throws a cup of coffee over a homeless woman and Roy is labeled as being biased against small persons after arguing with one.

Veep Season 3
Selina decides to run for presidency and starts looking for a campaign manager. Meanwhile the team learns shocking news that could stand between her and The White House.

Documentaries and factual

Cats Uncovered
The first episode of this new documentary series investigating everything feline-related. Here we discover how our pet moggies are increasingly adapting to 21st-century life in overcrowded cities ¬– and needless to say, they’re doing things their own sweet way.

David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities
Episode of the acclaimed nature show as the irrepressible Attenborough goes in search of two animals that hide behind a seemingly impregnable coat of arms: hedgehogs and rhinos. If anyone can get behind their armour, Attenborough can.

David Beckham Into The Unknown
What did Becks do to mark his retirement? Despite Victoria’s concerns (‘Why can’t you ‘find yourself’ at home?’) he rounds up three mates and their motorbikes to join him on an once-in-a-lifetime adventure deep into the wilds of the Amazon.

Dynamo Magician Impossible
Fly on the wall documentary series following English magician-illusionist Steven Frayne, better known as Dynamo. From reading a poker star’s mind to disappearing into thin air and leaping over the audience at a gig – there is nothing this modern-day wizard cannot do.

Fabulous Fashionistas
Cutting Edge documentary giving some very snazzily dressed grandes dames (average age: 80) the chance to strut their stuff. There’s no botox or plastic surgery here, just a set of refreshing and inspirational philosophies from which we could all benefit.

Headspace (on-the-go)
Ever wanted to sleep better, feel calmer, focus more or just get some relief from that busy mind? Well it's probably time to get some Headspace. Headspace is meditation made relevant to modern life. Learn for free with Andy Puddicombe, the man the Times (London) call 'The Expert's Expert'.

Get unique daily guided meditations, science facts and figures and progress reports, all designed to make it as easy as possible for you to get some calm and clarity.

So make sure you take care of your mind this year and download the Headspace app (on-the-go).

Headspace The Benefits of Meditation
From greater creativity to an increase in your attention span, the benefits of meditation are many - so instead of trying to list them, we interviewed Yale University’s Judson Brewer for the scientific opinion on why meditation works – plus, hear from other Headspace beginners. If you’re looking for a nudge to try Take 10, this is it.

Headspace Take 10
If you've ever wanted to sleep better, have more focus or just stop the endless thoughts from clattering around your brain, let the man the Times calls ‘Britain’s top meditation guru’ show you how. In just 10 minutes, he’ll take you through simple, practical techniques for getting a bit more Headspace in your life.

Headspace Guide to getting some Sleep
Catching zzz's on a plane can be somewhat of a struggle. Until now! In just 10 minutes, Andy Puddicombe can teach you a simple technique that will help you get off to the land of nod whether you’re in the air or back on solid ground.

Headspace for the Journey
Anxieties about flying, impatient to disembark after landing, or worried about whether your baggage is ever going to come out at the other end? Travelling can be stressful – but with this dedicated technique, you’ll feel calmer and tease out the tension. (It’ll pay even more dividends if you’ve tried Headspace Take 10, too…)

Hidden Kingdoms
The first episode of this stunning new nature series transports us to Africa's savannah, where a baby shrew learns that speed is the secret to survival. Meanwhile, in America a young grasshopper mouse evades his predators.

Horizon: Should I Eat Meat?
It’s the big health and ethical dilemma: should I eat meat? In this Horizon special, Dr Michael Mosley seeks to establish the truth: are those barbecue favourites really that bad? Should we all go vegetarian instead?

Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food
Want to know how to do everyday meals in super-quick time? Or how about knocking up a classic in a matter of minutes? In this BBC series, Lorraine Pascale creates amazing food, completely from scratch, in moments.

NFL FILMS: HARD KNOCKS
Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary television series produced by NFL Films and HBO. Each season provides an in-depth perspective as an NFL team prepares for the upcoming football season. This year, Hard Knocks follow the players, coaches and staff of the Cincinnati Bengals and chronicles the rigors and daily demands of an NFL Training Camp.

Secret Life of Babies
Documentary showing that the first two years of our life are the most critical, as well as exploring recent findings that babies have incredible abilities that we lose as adults, such as being able to survive tremendous physical shocks.

Soccer AM best bits
The show is usually broadcast on a Saturday morning but you can enjoy it any time thanks to specially selected content right here and now. And not just any old content. Only the very finest material makes the grade. Hosted by Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden, (as well as Baby Elvis, Cheryl Mole etc.) the best of Soccer AM finds players, celebrity guests, pundits, fans and, of course, the ‘soccerettes’, chewing over the hot topics of the day, as well as taking part in challenges such as the hotly contested Crossbar Challenge, the Ten-Yard Bucket Challenge and the nail-biting Soccer AM webcam.

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Feature-length documentary in which Mike Myers tells the incredible story of Hollywood über-manager Shep Gordon, one of the most connected – yet against all odds, nicest – men in the entertainment industry.

The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire
Moving documentary focussing on the struggles of the millions of Indian, African and Asian troops and ancillaries who fought and died alongside white European troops in World War One.

This Old Thing
Dawn O'Porter shows how to shop vintage and fill your wardrobe with beautiful, timeless pieces that look great. In this episode, she meets Lucie from London, who wants to re-ignite her passion for fashion as she prepares to go on holiday to Ibiza.

Years of Living Dangerously
The aim of this James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger-produced documentary series is as simple as it is clear: it wants you to think about climate change. How? By using movie stars to sound the alarm bells in the hope that you’ll listen. Consider it a cynical approach if you will, but the acclaimed results speak for themselves, as Harrison Ford explores deforestation in Indonesia, Don Cheadle reports on droughts in Texas, and Schwarzenegger visits firefighters on the frontline.

Drama

An Honorable Woman
In this opening episode of the BBC drama series set around the Middle Eastern peace process, we meet Nessa and learn of her traumatic past. However, as she begins to right the wrongs of her father, there are sinister forces being aligned against her.

Fargo
It’s true that the news of a miniseries version of the Coen Brothers’ most beloved work was greeted with a sharp intake of breath, however the outcome has been a triumph. Although not a remake, the story and characters somehow feel familiar, perhaps because it shares the dark humour that made the movie so great. Equally, it boasts terrific performances from Martin Freeman and especially Billy Bob Thornton, whose villainous turn must be seen to be believed.

For the Love of Cars
In this Channel Four show, Philip Glenister (aka DCI Gene Hunt of Ashes to Ashes) takes an old, quintessentially British car – typically a ‘barn find’ – and restores it to its former glory. In this episode, he and his team tackle a DeLorean.

Game of Thrones
The fantasy show for people who don’t especially like fantasy shows is now in its fourth series – and better than ever. An addictive storyline revolves around the noble houses of Westeros and Essos, who duke it out in battle and in the corridors of power, while along with the frequent bouts of sex and violence it’s distinguished by the knowledge that literally anything might happen.

Happy Valley
Chances are you’ll be hooked by this first episode of the acclaimed drama. Gripping and gritty, it features a standout turn from Sarah Lancashire as a WPC who believes that the man responsible for driving her daughter to suicide is still up to no good.

Nashville
The acclaimed series about the rivalry and on-off friendship of two country music stars returns for a third season. Connie Britton plays Rayna James, the singer in decline; Hayden Panettiere the up-and-coming star who has problems of her own. Onboard are the first three episodes, y’all.

NCIS
Police procedural NCIS (aka the Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is over ten years old and has spawned NCIS: New York along the way. Onboard is a two-parter from series eleven, a nail-biter that also acts as a curtain-raiser for a brand-new spin-off show: NCIS: New Orleans.

Ray Donovan
Set among the Hollywood A-listers of LA, Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as the eponymous law firm ‘fixer’ who makes the problems of the city celebrity superstar athletes and business moguls disappear – while also juggling his own chequered home life.

 

The 100
First episode of a thrilling new post-apocalyptic drama. When a hundred teenagers stage a last-ditch attempt to find out whether Earth is habitable again, they discover the existence of a new race, the Grounders. Are the Grounders friendly? No, not really.

The Tunnel
Thriller that kicks off when a body (actually, two bodies) is found in the Channel Tunnel. And because it's on the exact border of England and France, British and French police detectives Karl Roebuck (Dillane) and Elise Wasserman (Poésy) investigate.

The Good Wife
According to critics, legal drama The Good Wife has really come into its own during its fifth season. This series opener finds Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry) striking out to set up on their own.

The Trip to Italy
For a second helping of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s restaurant-reviewing travels, the pair go to Italy, where, as you can imagine, the ‘Italian Job’ connection allows them ample scope for their famed Michael Caine impressions.

The Walking Dead
It's the first episode of season four and Rick’s group tries to cope with a flu outbreak at the prison. Meanwhile, an old friend makes a reappearance (clue: he wears an eyepatch and is played by David Morrissey.)

True Detective
In the first episode of this acclaimed new HBO drama series, detectives Hart and Cohle (Harrelson and McConaughey) hunt a serial killer across a seventeen-year timeframe – an investigation that will test their friendship to the limit.

Under the Dome
The first series of the TV adaptation of Stephen King's mammoth novel was a huge success, making this second season a certainty. Once again we join the residents of Chester's Mill, the town mysteriously encased in an invisible, impenetrable barrier known as the Dome.

Kids

We have a great selection of programmes suitable for kids all ages.

Austin and Ally - Sitcom about two very different musicians: extroverted singer and instrumentalist Austin and awkward songwriter Ally who has an extreme case of stage fright.

Batman
Join the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history for action-packed super heroic adventures.

Gruffalo's child
A delightful festive treat for all the family, this animated short whisks us back to more the deep, dark wood, where the Gruffalo’s daughter sets off in search of the big bad mouse – the only creature her father is afraid of.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Animated Peter Pan spin-off about a band of young pirates who continuously spend their days competing against Captain Hook and Mr Smee for treasure.

Marvel's Avengers Assemble
The exciting adventures of Marvel's most popular super heroes continues as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow and newcomer Falcon battle evil foes and save the world.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Plenty of fun at the clubhouse as Mickey and friends solve problems using shapes and numbers. Kids love it, plus they learn a lot at the same time.

Peppa Pig
Plenty of fun with Peppa, George and the gang.

Phineas and Ferb - More cartoon fun with the wacky stepbrothers whose schemes are constantly under threat from their interfering sister.

Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess - Disney series introduces Sofia, a little girl with a commoner’s background suddenly finds she is royalty when her mum marries a prince.

Scooby Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery
With Scooby, Shaggy and co. you just know where there's going to be trouble...

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry try to get their hands on a golden goose.

Ultimate Spider-man - Animated series based on the comic books, which featured an updated and reimagined version of the heroes roots and beginning.

Shorts

Deafblind
A deaf and blind woman feels Christ's presence in her home despite her deep depression. Is it Christ? Or a disturbed young man? Brought to you by ShortsHD

Inseperable
When young dad, Joe, discovers he's dying, drifter Charlie is given a unique opportunity to turn his life around. Brought to you by ShortsHD, The Short Movie Channel.

Loot
A stranger strolls into a bank armed with little more than a plan & seeks to steal the contents of the vault. Taking place in a world just left of ours, Loot is the surprising tale of a robbery where the line between reality & imagination is blurred.

Picture Paris
A suburban mom plans a life-changing trip to France, only to discover that Paris isn't exactly what she pictured... Brought to you by ShortsHD, The Short Movie Channel.

Room on the Broom
From Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler, the talents behind The Gruffalo, comes this animated film about a witch (Gillian Anderson) and the various animals who take up space on her broom. Narrated by Simon Pegg, it’s a delight from start to finish.

Slow TV: Piip Show
Are you ready for Slow TV? Piip Show is the oddly compelling programme in which not much happens apart from wild birds visiting nesting boxes. It’s a welcome and relaxing antidote to the usual breathless and fast-moving style of TV.

The Voorman Problem
Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god. Brought to you by ShortsHD, The Short Movie Channel.