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.

Best Of Enemies
Absorbing documentary focusing on the fiery debates involving prominent thinkers Gore Vidal and William F Buckley in the late 1960s. Not only did the two men hate another but their rivalry paved the way for modern media debate.

Coffee To Go
Alicia, busy discussing the details of her wedding on the phone, walks into the first café she sees and orders a coffee to go. As fate would have it, she unexpectedly finds Javi inside.

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.

Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery
Cosy mystery introducing culinary wannabe detective Hannah Swensen (Alison Sweeney), a bubbly baker in a sleepy Minnesota town. In this first outing Hannah must turn sleuth after finding her friend murdered behind her shop.

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.

Toe Tag Parole: To Live And Die On Yard A
Documentary about the lives of Californian inmates who have been sentenced to life without parole. Despite knowing they will die behind bars, many have embarked on a programme of self-improvement. It’s an eye-opening but ultimately inspiring tale.

'Violet’ is the dark, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. On the night of the school ball, tired of her abuse, Violet's reflection decides she's not going to take it anymore.

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


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

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.

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.

House Of Fools
Vic Reeves’ and Bob Mortimer’s sitcom enters its second series with an episode in which Vic and Bob feel Erik has come of age and decide to arrange a surprise blind date for him…

Live At The Apollo
Now over a decade old and in its tenth series, Live At The Apollo continues to host the world’s best comedians in an environment that never fails to bring out the best in them.

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.

Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up
With hilarious insights about her life as a newly remarried wife and a mother of five, not to mention a deeply personal account of the heart attack she survived two years ago, this is controversial comic Rosie O’Donnell at her very best.

Silicon Valley
Mike Judge’s brilliantly observed and consistently funny sitcom returns for a second series sets in the titular world of start-ups, future-world technology and the nerds who make it all happen.

Returning for a much-anticipated fourth season, Armando Iannucci’s brilliant political satire finds the veep, (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) moving up in the world. She’s now, in the parlance of the show, ‘POTUS’ – the President of the United States.

Documentaries and factual

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.

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.

Batkid Begins
Prepare to have your faith in humanity restored by this heartwarming feature-length documentary about a five-year-old leukemia sufferer whose wish to be Batman is granted in spectacular style – becoming a worldwide phenomenon in the process.

Building Jerusalem
As any rugby fan knows, 2003 marked the year when England romped home to claim victory in the Rugby World Cup. This feature-length documentary – exclusively onboard in the same month as its cinematic release – tells the story of that triumph, as well as the all-important build-up

Brain Games
This reality television series about the human brain encourages viewers to participate in experiments, or ‘brain games’, that emphasize the main points presented in each episode – which in this case is positive thinking.

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.

Oxford Street Revealed
In an episode of the BBC documentary series about the street that never sleeps, we meet rogue rickshaw drivers and British Transport paramedics who help when a shopper takes a nasty spill on an escalator.

That Sugar Film
Beware: this film will change the way you think about health food. Entertaining and informative, it sees filmmaker Damon Gameau embarking on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high-sugar diet – by consuming only ‘healthy’ foods.

The Queen’s Garden
A year spent in the huge oasis-like environment of the Buckingham Palace gardens explores nature and wildlife as well as Royal history, and even a football match organised by Prince William.

World’s Greatest Food Markets: New York
Pursuing a dream of trading in the world's greatest food markets, Billingsgate fishmonger Roger Barton heads to New York's New Fulton market, the biggest and roughest fish market in America. Can he compete with its ruthless traders to make a profit?


Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple
Marking the 125th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie, this episode, ‘Greenshaw’s Folly’ finds the redoubtable detective (Julia McKenzie) aiding a young mother and son – not knowing it will soon lead to murder.

The new HBO comedy drama set in the big bucks world of football gets the ball rolling with a mix of hip-hop-video bling and snappy one-liners wielded by the show’s star, Dwayne Johnson.

Better Call Saul
Breaking Bad’s crooked lawyer Saul was a highlight of the show, so let the sky be black with hats now he has his own series. As before, Bob Odenkirk essays a rascally, immoral anti-hero you can’t help but love, while private detective Mike makes an appearance too.

The second series of Broadchurch lived in the shadow of its predecessor but still managed to provide superior TV thriller fare. Once again starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, it picks up where the last series left off, and finds the town’s residents preparing for the upcoming trial.

Call Register
Short film starring Martin Freeman as Kevin, who borrows a phone belonging to his best mate (James Lance) in order to ask out a girl (Neve McIntosh). Discovering her number already in the phone sparks a series of awkward conversations and a whole lot of crossed wires.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is back and it’s just as ripe with intrigue, oversexed and violent as ever. This opening episode of the highly anticipated season five finds Daenerys struggling to maintain order in Meereen, while Jon Snow has similar problems at the Wall.

House of Cards
Now in its third season, House of Cards sees the original BBC series transplanted to Washington and given a contemporary sheen. It stars Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, whose rise to become US president has done nothing to stop his Machiavellian schemes – as this season opener goes to show.

Indian Summers
This first episode of the drama set in the time of the British Raj stars Julie Walters as Cynthia Coffin, who is preparing for the start of the summer season when tragedy strikes and a mysterious assassin appears.

Inside No. 9
La Couchette is the title of this darkly funny tale from the minds of The League of Gentlemen’s Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. It stars Shearsmith as a passenger on a French overnight train whose rest is rudely interrupted…

More Than God
This Dublin-based short is a comic gem. We won’t spoil the surprise. Suffice to say it concentrates on what happens when a man who suspects his wife of an affair attempts to catch her in the act…

Nowness: Autumn Loves
A month in film featuring the female gaze, king crabs, erotic dance, the home of Rose Uniacke and music from Wet.

Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale And The Rose
Based on Oscar Wilde’s classic story, this pocket-sized fairytale tells the story of a nightingale that goes on a quest to find the red rose a student needs to win his lover’s heart. However, it comes at a chilling price.

The update of the classic BBC drama has won a legion of fans, thanks in no small part to Aidan Turner's smouldering portrayal of Ross Poldark, who in this opening episode returns to Cornwall and sets about rebuilding his fortune - not to mention enchanting the local females.

The C Word
Based on a bestselling account of a woman’s brave fight against breast cancer, The C Word is as funny as it is heart-wrenching. Sheridan Smith is superb as Lisa, who makes her personal battle public – and in doing so wins a legion of fans. After this, you’ll be among them.

The Gas Man
A favourite at the Frightfest horror festival, this spine-tingling short revolves around what happens when a woman admits a suspicious gas man into her home. To say more would be to spoil the outcome of this gripping tale.

The Pool
Short film about three teenage boys who break into their school swimming pool one night in order to stage a breath-holding contest. As the night goes on, the loud, brash Charlie begins to tease the overweight, child-like Sam, and after Katie arrives tensions start to escalate…

True Detective
It’s back. The dark and addictive police procedural kicks off its second season with a brand-new setting, a new storyline and a mouthwatering cast that includes Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn. Onboard are the first two episodes.


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

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.

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

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.

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

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