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.

V Loves

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

Blackfish
This acclaimed documentary tells the tale of the orca whale Tilikum, which has been in captivity since the age of two – but killed three people during that time. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite uses shocking footage and emotional interviews with former trainers who worked with or around Tilikum in order to try to find an explanation for what happened.

Generation War
Prior to its airing on BBC Two, this German mini-series has invited favourable comparisons to Band of Brothers, taking an unflinching look at life during WWII – in the Eastern Front and at home in Berlin – for a group of five German friends.

House of Lies
Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell star in this razor-sharp and very timely comedy revolving around the lives of management consultants. In this episode, they’re visited by none other than Hollywood superstar Matt Damon, who wants to enhance his image…

Ray Donovan
Smashing the record for the biggest-ever premiere on Showtime, Ray Donovan is one of US TV’s most talked-about shows – and we’ve got the whole of season one onboard. Set among the Hollywood A-listers of LA, the show stars Liev Schreiber as the eponymous Donovan, a law-firm ‘fixer’ who makes the problems of the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. However, the woes of his famous clients pale into insignificance compared to his chequered home life, especially when his father unexpectedly released from prison, and the FBI decides to investigate him and his pals. We’ve got all twelve episodes of the record-breaking first season right here, so you needn’t miss a scintillating second.

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
Laurent Bouzereau’s illuminating documentary presents the most in-depth interview ever with the legendary film director. Using footage from his films, archive and library material – but most of all, one-on-one sessions with Polanski himself – it gives the man behind Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown the chance to tell his story in his own words. In perhaps the film’s best section Polanski goes into great depth about his childhood, during which his family tried to flee the Nazis and he lost his mother to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. He also talks about the brutal murder of his wife Sharon Tate, the rape charge that eventually led him to flee to Europe, his later life, and eventually, his arrest in Switzerland. A fascinating document of a fascinating man.

The Armstrong Lie
Five years in the making, this feature-length documentary charts the rise and very public fall of disgraced cycling champ Lance Armstrong – including the moment he admitted to the doping scandal that shocked the world.

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.

Comedy

Whether it’s the best of British comedy with Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, the best of American comedy with Modern Family or the hilarious animated comedy American Dad – we’ve got something to make you smile.

Alan Carr: Chatty Man
More unashamedly addictive celeb antics as the chatty man plays host to comedian John Bishop, chef Heston Blumenthal and Lady Gaga, who not only talks about her new album but gives an exclusive performance.

American Dad
Near-the-knuckle animated comedy about dysfunctional Smith family. Eccentric director Werner Herzog is the guest star in this episode, in which Roger discovers he has an alter ego called Ricky Spanish – and must help him make amends.

Bad Education
It stars Jack Whitehall as Alfie Wickers, a posh, newly graduated secondary school history teacher at a Watford comprehensive. Alfie is by some distance the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system. He must deal with the shenanigans of eccentric headmaster Fraser, played by Matthew Horne, as well as meeting the expectations of the deputy headmistress Isobel Pickwell (Michelle Gomez). This is very, very funny indeed.

Family Guy
Lois has a midlife crisis leaving Peter desperately trying to keep up with her. Meanwhile, Stewie befriends a pet turtle at the park, but the turtle is determined to destroy his life…

Fool Britannia
Dom Joly, the creator of Trigger Happy TV, is the man behind this hidden-camera sketch series in which he surprises unsuspecting members of the public with pranks. In this episode he travels to Manchester and Belfast, as well as the Cornbury Festival.

Kath & Kim
Australian sitcom. In this episode Matt Lucas appears as Karen, Sharon’s long lost half-sister from England. However, Sharon is more then a little disappointed when Karen unexpectedly bonds with Kim.

The Middle
Patricia Heaton stars as put-upon mum Frankie in this acclaimed US sitcom. In this episode, trashy neighbour Rita returns and accuses Frankie of stealing her hose. Meanwhile, Frankie is looking at ways to save money.

Miranda
More fun with unlucky singleton Miranda, who in this episode from series three draws up a ‘bucket list’ of things she wants to do while she still can. Before she can get started, however, events overtake her.

The Moaning of Life
He’s usually the foil for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but The Moaning of Life finds Karl Pilkington striking out on his own and travelling the world. In this episode he gets some advice about chatting up girls from Vinnie in Las Vegas.

The Office
The US version of The Office ended on a high, and this episode from the final season is one of the best. It sees Dwight becoming regional manager, Jim deciding to save his marriage, and Angela dealing with life after her breakup with The Senator.

PhoneShop
This new British sitcom has been hailed as one of the best, funniest comedies of recent times. Set in a mobile phone shop in London, it follows a graduate named Christopher and his fellow employees at the store…

Super Fun Night
Created by and starring comedian Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) this new US sitcom tells of three women who have a ‘super fun night’ every Friday night – until one weekend when everything changes.

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge and Other Less Successful Characters
Recorded live in Blackpool, the show’s first half concentrates on the ‘other less successful characters’ of the title, including the drunken student-hating Mancunian Paul Calf and hopeless stand-up comedian Duncan Thickett, while the second half is dedicated to Norwich’s most famous DJ. Make no mistake, this is Coogan at his very best.

What About Dick?
Some of British comedy’s best-known names take part in this spoof radio play from the pen of Monty Python’s Eric Idle. With loads of corny gags and double entendres not to mention some hilarious improvising and over-acting, this is an absolute treat.

The Wrong Mans
Brand-new BBC comedy-thriller by actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton. Council employee Sam Pinkett (Baynton), is the sole witness to a shocking car accident. Answering a phone he finds at the crash site, he finds himself mixed up in a deadly kidnap plot…

Documentaries

David Blaine: Real or Magic
Real or Magic finds the enigmatic illusionist performing for some of his favourite celebrities, including Robert De Niro, Kanye West, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry and a hilariously freaked-out Harrison Ford.

Deadliest Catch
In this episode of the fishing-vessel reality show, it’s October in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and every ship in the fleet — including two new boats — is looking to make a comeback in the 2012 King Crab season. But it won't be easy for any of them…

Educating Yorkshire
Fly-on-the-wall documentary following the everyday lives of those at Thornhill Community Academy, a secondary school in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. In this episode it’s the final months of school and the Year 11 students are preparing for life beyond Thornhill…

George Clark’s Amazing Spaces
George Clark explores the world of small builds, where people renovate tiny spaces. In this episode he meets a couple planning to transform an old wreck of a bus into a holiday let.

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…)

Hoarder Next Door
Psychotherapist Stelios Kiosses, not forgetting straight talking de-clutterers Zoe Steel and Allyson Pritchard, are on hand to help helping extreme hoarders. In this episode Tricia is a former actress and Paul is a jazz enthusiast.

Inside Claridge’s
This eye-opening documentary series depicts a year behind the scenes at Claridge’s, the five-star luxury hotel in the heart of Mayfair. In this first episode the housekeeping staff prepare to turn the entire third floor into a palace for foreign royalty.

Kingdom of the Oceans
Diving into the planet’s waters, Kingdom Of The Oceans features astonishing footage that showcases the majesty of the underwater world. Onboard we have the truly spectacular Giants of the Deep episode, where we see blue whales and hordes of tuna through the vast, blue, liquid expanse of the oceans.

Last Night of the Proms 2013
This year’s legendary Last Night begins with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten’s 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra.

Life According to Sam
Feature-length documentary about Sam Berns, a 17-year-old who suffers from the ageing condition progeria, and the two doctors racing to try and find a cure for him and children like him.

Megafactories
Fascinating series investigating the inner working of what you might say is the ultimate boy’s toy – the world’s most incredible factories. In this episode we’re granted a peek at the building of an Aston Martin Supercar.

Oliver Stone’s Untold Story of the United States
Episode six of the director’s documentary series deals with JFK's involvement in the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, early Vietnam, and his attempts at peace with Khrushchev. Plus, of course, his early, tragic demise.

Penguin: Spy in the Huddle
We have over 50 spy cameras to thank for the truly remarkable footage in this wildlife special narrated by David Tennant. It sees emperor penguins crossing a treacherous frozen sea to reach their breeding grounds.

Richard III: The King in the Car Park
Was a skeleton found under a Leicester car park really Richard III? This documentary goes in search of the truth and, in scenes shot just hours before broadcast, reveals the results of the final tests that confirm or deny the body's identity.

Drama

Breaking Bad
To say Breaking Bad has proved popular is something of an understatement. Many leading critics, not to mention fans, claim it as the best TV series ever made. It revolves around a chemistry teacher, who has a handicapped child and pregnant wife. When he’s diagnosed with lung cancer he finally snaps – and sets up his own lab making crystal meth to support his family. It’s provocative and thought-provoking, occasionally violent and often darkly funny. In other words, unmissable.

Call the Midwife
In episode one of series three, the midwives of Poplar move into a new Nonnatus House and joined by new arrival Sister Winifred, while Chummy struggles to adjust to life as a housewife.

Masters of Sex
Opening episode of the new hit series Masters of Sex, which revolves round the real-life sex expert Dr William Masters, the many subjects involved in his tests, and his relationships with his young assistant, Virginia (Lizzy Caplan).

Sherlock
At the end of the last series we saw the celebrated detective plunge to his certain death as a distraught Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) rushed to save him. Now, in this first episode of series three, we find out what really happened…

Under the Dome
Warning: contains aircraft crash scenes unsuitable for nervous flyers.
Mystery-drama based on the novel by Stephen King. This pilot episode tells the story of the residents of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent and indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of the world.

Underbelly: Squizzy
The first episode in the sixth and final series of Underbelly depicts the rise and fall of one of Australia's most notorious 20th century gangsters, Squizzy Taylor. It shows how Taylor became one of the most feared criminals in Melbourne.

V China

Mandarin and Cantonese language shows including celebrity interviews, drama and celebrity challenge game shows.

The Big Bang Theory
Funny sitcom about geeks and girls.

The Mentalist
Remarkable CBI crime solver.

Mike and Molly
Couple meet at over-eaters support group.

Two and a Half Men
Emmy® Award-nominated comedy

Come Home Love
Ma Chong dresses in Black Man’s costume at Push Up Bar.

Happy Camp
Eason Chan comes to Happy Camp and brings tons of happiness!

Super Trio Maximus
Well known stars join in crazy games to compete for the prizes.

Walking Dinner Table
Explore the latest eating cultures in Bejjing. 

 

V Japan

Mandarin and Cantonese language shows including celebrity interviews, drama and celebrity challenge game shows.

Before and After
Takumi creatively remodels homes – all to an incredibly low budget.

ER
Carter brings his girlfriend to observe the emergency room

Friends

Ross and Rachel wake up with hangovers and married!

Fringe
The unlikely trio's partnership begins as they investigate a death.

Global Messenger
Travel documentary following long-distance relationships around the world.

Sanuki Udon Tour
This program will bring you the best udon in town.

Town Doctor Jumbo!!
Head of Baba clinic passed away, and his daughter looks for a replacement.

Without a Trace

Missing Persons Squad have to solve the case.

VSport

Premier League Matches
Highlights from some of the seasons best matches.

Soccer A.M.
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. All in all, it's a riot of footie fun with just a few serious bits thrown in for good measure, and with the radio show into the bargain, adds up to a Sky Sports bonanza quite literally at your fingertips.

Sporting Chapters
A fascinating show where the legends of sport talk about the stories behind their glittering careers, including their early successes, their glory days, their comebacks and their future.

Stroke Savers
The ultimate in golf lessons. Presented by Europe's number one golfer, Colin Montgomery, this is the program that golfers everywhere have been waiting for, as he offers tips on how to improve your game.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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