What's on TV

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.

Banksy Does New York
‘User-generated’ documentary about Banksy’s month-long residency in the Big Apple. From Banksy fans to art lovers and ordinary Joes – all were brought together by the thrill of this unique treasure hunt.

Cartel Land
Gritty documentary about two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. The courage of the vigilantes (as well as that of the filmmakers) will amaze you.

Jane The Virgin
This brilliant comedy-drama series has been granted a second series, which is A Very Good Thing. After a thrilling end to the first series, it continues following the titular Jane, who was artificially inseminated and gave birth in extraordinary circumstances.

Headspace (on-the-go)
Headspace is a leading mindfulness and meditation platform with a mission to improve the health and happiness of the world. Dubbed a “gym membership for the mind,” the Headspace app offers daily meditations that address concerns including better sleep, less anxiety, increased focus and improved relationships. Each meditation is led by Andy Puddicombe, a leading mindfulness and meditation expert, who interprets his learnings from a decade as an ordained Buddhist monk into an accessible modern practice. Headspace for Virgin Atlantic offers a new package of 10 short, travel-focused meditations available exclusively on Virgin Atlantic flights. The exercises - which include a sleep meditation, a fear of flying meditation, as well as meditations for sleep, business travellers and children - are designed to help passengers relax, refocus and enjoy their flights.

Peaky Blinders
Onboard are all six episodes of the second series of the Birmingham-set gangster epic (so a good chance to catch up before series three airs). Set in 1921, the story centres on the eponymous gang led by Tommy (Cillian Murphy) and finds him trying to expand his empire while maintaining a stronghold in his Birmingham heartland.

Project Greenlight
Second series of the Hollywood reality show in which Ben and Matt (as in, Affleck and Damon) choose a film project to back and walk it through the various development stages. Be assured, sparks will fly.

Sky Sports News
Watch the best coverage of your favourite sports, plus the latest sports news, transfers and scores in this weekly update.

Soccer AM
You can enjoy this legendary show any time thanks to specially selected content. Hosted by Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden, the best of Soccer AM finds players, celebrity guest, pundits, fans and , of course the soccerettes, chewing over the hot topics of the day.

Comedy

Access to Work
If your whole life everyone ignored you, looked the other way... what could you get away with? Jamie’s had a good career, but the rush hour, moronic clients, having to kill your assistant at the end of each job... he’s ready to retire. Access to Work, a sort of comedy.

2 Broke Girls
The financially challenged duo of this sitcom’s title are Caroline and Max, who worked in a diner while saving to open a cupcake business. As the seasons have progressed the cupcake store has opened, closed and, during our onboard season, opened again…

American Dad
Seth McFarlane’s animated sitcom about the eccentric Smith family is every bit as rude and funny as you’d expect from the man who brought you Family Guy and Ted.

Amy Schumer Live At The Apollo
Emmy Award winner Schumer gets personal in her first HBO stand-up special taped at the Big Apple’s iconic Apollo Theatre. It's Amy (aka ‘the world’s funniest woman’), so as well as being intimate and near-the-knuckle, it’s very funny indeed.

Family Guy
Created by Seth McFarlane – these days also known as the creator of Ted – the animated sitcom Family Guy is now in its thirteenth season – and still delivering near-the-knuckle laughs satirising American life.

The Goldbergs
Set in the 1980s this hit US sitcom revolves around 11-year-old Adam, who uses a video camera to document his family's crazy life. Throw in various parents, siblings and grandparents and you have the formula for one of the best-received new comedies in years.

Hoff The Record
New mockumentary comedy starring David Hasselhoff as a fictionalised (and somewhat tragic) version of himself. In this episode The Hoff arrives in the UK planning to reignite his flagging career – and willing to do literally anything to recover former glories.

The Keith Lemon Sketch Show
As acid-tongued as his name suggests, Keith Lemon spoofs the world of TV, film and celebrity. Expect to see a whole host of famous faces being sent up, including One Direction, Kim Kardashian and Holly Willoughby.

The Kennedys
Debut episode of a brand-new British sitcom from actress and writer Emma Kennedy, all about growing up with aspirational social climbing parents in the 1970s. Well-observed, totally charming and very funny.

Miranda Hart: My, What I Call, Live Show
This was Miranda's first nationwide stand-up tour since her TV show catapulted her to nationwide fame, and it's a cracker. Expect galloping, attempts at song and dance, and much more.

Modern Family
Now in its sixth series, this comedy about Jay Pritchett and his extended family of second wife, stepson, infant son, as well as two adult children, their children and other halves (phew), is just as insightful and funny as ever.

Nurse Jackie
Edie Falco is brilliant in this long-running medical dark comedy drama. For the deeply flawed Jackie, every day is a high-wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses, and her own indiscretions.

Documentaries and factual

Adele: Live In London
For this BBC special hosted by Graham Norton, Adele showed another string to her bow. Yes, there are superlative live performances of songs from her new album, but she also proves a revelation in interviews and sketches.

Animal Mums
Documentary series exploring the surprisingly human ways that animal mums raise their young. In this episode we meet a gorilla having difficulties in labour and a rare white rhino who finds protecting her baby a challenge.

Atlantic The Wildest Ocean On Earth
BBC documentary exploring the world’s second-largest ocean. In this episode we go tropical, meeting dolphins, manatees and whale sharks as well as the sunbathing jellyfish that thrive in the Caribbean's warm, sheltered waters, coral reefs and rich mangrove forests.

Amy
Be warned. This portrait of Amy Winehouse, a prodigious talent whose life was cut short by addiction, is by no means an easy viewing experience. We first meet her as a girl impersonating Marilyn Monroe, her talent already apparent. But as her star rises she moves to Camden, marries Blake Fielder-Civil and is drawn into a world of hard-drug use. Knowing how the story ends doesn’t dull its impact, nor make it any less compelling. Without narration, the tale is told via her own lyrics, scrawled on screen like diary entries, as well as home-movie footage and illustrated audio interview – including her father and Fielder-Civil. Neither come off well, but as footage of stand-up comedians jesting about her deterioration go to show, there was no shortage of bystanders either.

Attenborough’s Big Birds
BBC documentary, with the esteemed naturalist introducing ‘the big birds’. From ostriches to kiwis, they appear to be nature's greatest novelty act, but far from being the court jesters of the animal world, these flightless curiosities once nearly ruled the land.

The Billion Pound Hotel
The world's most expensive and luxurious hotel is Dubai's Burj Al Arab, and thanks to this documentary you can have a good old nose inside to see where the money goes. Tasteful and luxurious? Or brash and vulgar? You decide.

Feeding The Super Rich
Documentary following the renowned food-finders who cater for the mega-wealthy. Money’s no object as these gourmet go-getters import and prepare the world’s finest and most expensive food and drink, in order to satisfy the appetites of their clients.

He Named Me Malala
Documentary about Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who in 2012, aged just 15, was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for girls. Miraculously she survived and in 2014 won the Nobel Peace Prize.

House Of Lies Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell star in this razor-sharp comedy revolving around the lives of management consultants. These guys will stop at nothing to close a deal and their exploits are as horrifying immoral as they are hilarious.

I Am Ali
This major new documentary features unprecedented access to the personal archive and audio journals of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Factor in contributions from his inner circle and what emerges is an intimate and revealing document of a true one-off.

I Killed John Lennon
To mark the 35th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, we’re showing this superb, documentary. Narrated by John Simm, it includes the first public hearing of newly released interviews with Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman.

Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure
She's an ex-Avenger, a one-time Bond girl and more recently she's been Absolutely Fabulous, but now Joanna Lumley is a globe-trotting documentarian par excellence – as this latest foray into Russia's most inhospitable climes goes to show.

The John Bishop Show
Sharp-dressed funnyman John Bishop introduces his favourite comics from all over the world as well as musical guests and variety acts. This episode features Paul Weller and Beardyman among others.

Ronaldo
The flamboyant, prodigiously talented but notoriously big-headed footballer Cristiano Ronaldo goes under the microscope in this feature-length documentary. And despite everything, you can’t help but warm to him.

The Who: Live At Hyde Park.
Filmed in June this year in front of an audience of over 50,000, this recording of The Who's epic 50th anniversary tour finale features a greatest-hits set list, including the likes of ‘My Generation’, ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘Baba O'Riley’ and ‘Won't Get Fooled Again’.

Drama

An Inspector Calls
When a cop investigating a suicide visits a wealthy family, what seems like an open-and-shut case proves to be the catalyst for a series of disturbing revelations. David Thewlis is superb in this BBC adaptation of JB Priestley’s classic whodunnit.

CSI: Cyber
A new addition to the CSI universe, Cyber embarks on a second season. Once again Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) investigates computer crime, while also adjusting to the arrival of DB Russell (Ted Danson), who combines old-school forensics with new-school tech.

Daddy’s Little Girl
A precocious little girl uses her self-taught science knowledge to finally tackle the problem of her abusive alcoholic father head on.

Dylan’s Room
A mother finds solace in her son's deserted bedroom, rummaging through drawers, making discoveries and confronting the past.

Help Point
A young man who has lost his car in a huge airport car park meets a beautiful woman in the same predicament. Stuck together at the Help Point, his attempt to charm her does not quite work out as planned.

Houdini
Starring the mercurial Brody as the man himself, this two-part biopic follows Harry from his humble beginnings at a circus sideshow to selling out concert halls and becoming America's first world-renowned superstar. We have both parts on board so you needn't miss a moment.

Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise
Tom Selleck returns as police chief Jesse Stone, who as well as tackling crime must confront his own rather toxic problems. In this case, he finds himself plying his trade in Boston where he investigates a series of murders.

Josh
This new BBC comedy about three flatmates and their annoying landlord Geoff asks the important questions, like, Is there anything scarier than meeting your girlfriend’s dad? (Answer: no.)

Pitch Black Heist
Liam (Cunningham) and Michael (Fassbender) are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated alarm system impelling the men to embark on a pitch black heist.

Prodigal
Oscar nominated actor Kenneth Branagh stars in this sci-fi short about a father desperately trying to free his special powered daughter from a clandestine organisation.

Scorpion
Tech experts Scorpion are back in business and on the case of a nuclear-powered Russian K-12 satellite knocked out of orbit by space debris. Can they divert its course before it detonates over Southern California?

Show Me A Hero
In this first episode of the brand-new miniseries from The Wire creator David Simon and Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, we meet the young mayor of Yonkers, New York, who has a predicament – one that threatens to tear the city apart.

Supergirl
Pilot episode in which the young Kara Zor-El is sent from Krypton to Earth. When she gets there, Superman puts Kara in the care of the Danvers, but twelve years later, Kara is forced to reveal herself to the world…

The Good Wife
In this episode, ‘Bond’, Alicia attempts to revive her law career by working as a bond court attorney. Meanwhile, Louis Canning tries to attract Alicia to work for him, but she rejects the offer – a decision that will have serious repercussions for her.

Witnesses
Compelling French police procedural drama focusing on detectives as they investigate a series of morbid tableaux in a coastal town.

Zoo
US drama. In Botswana, American zoologist Jackson rescues Chloe from a lion attack. Turns out they are both collecting evidence that a pandemic of animal attacks is a precursor to an animal uprising.

Kids

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

Adventure Time
Finn and Jake embark on a quest for The Echiridion book, and are tested at every turn. Finn and Jake happen upon a jiggly creature who follows them home to their tree house!

The Amazing World of Gumball
Gumball and Darwin introduce a third best friend. Gumball resolves to save Mr Robinson’s life during a Talent Show!

Clarence
Clarence and Amy, a unique girl from down the street, bond over a hunt for a monster-sized rock called an “erratic.”

Girl Meets World
Starting seventh grade can be a challenge, but for Riley Matthews there’s an added complication; her history teacher is also her dad!

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
Tony realizes teaming up with the Cabal might be the only way to victory.

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.

Regular Show
Mordecai and Rigby bust a hole in the wall and have to fix it before anyone finds out.

Sofia The First
Sofia calls for Snow White's help when she discovers that a sorceress is actually a wicked fairy in disguise.

Star Wars Rebels
It is a dark time in the galaxy as the Empire continues to tighten its grip, compelling brave individuals to band together in resistance. The crew of the Ghost stands up for those who cannot fight for themselves, providing the spark to ignite a rebellion.

Tom & Jerry’s Giant Adventure
Tom and Jerry try to get their hands on a golden goose.

Ultimate Spider-Man
Spidey's old academic rival Amadeus Cho is recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D.

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