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.
The best of the best, V Loves is our selection of some of the greatest TV documentaries, comedies and dramas.
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.
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.
Fear The Walking Dead
Brand-new companion to the zombie-Apocalypse horror-drama The Walking Dead. Set at the beginning of the crisis, it follows a dysfunctional family as they try to survive and come to terms with society falling down around their ears.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sky Sports News
Watch the best coverage of your favourite sports, plus the latest sports news, transfers and scores in this weekly update.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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’.
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.
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.
First episode of a new US drama series about a hip-hop music and entertainment company, Empire entertainment, in which Terrence Howard plays a former drug dealer whose past sins come back to haunt him following a tragic diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Spidey's old academic rival Amadeus Cho is recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D.