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.
Don’t Look Down
Edge-of-the-seat documentary following James Kingston, one of a new breed of ‘urban free climbers’ who scale tall cranes and buildings – then hang from them. Meeting up with Ukraine’s Mustang Wanted, the pair embark on a journey of ever-crazier and even more death-defying stunts, pushing each other to breath-taking extremes. Just don’t try it yourself…
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.
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.
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…)
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.
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 Class of ‘92
The Class of ‘92 are David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes, the six Man United players who formed the backbone of the treble-winning team of 1998/99. This feature-length documentary details their meteoric rise and features interviews with all six.
The Island with Bear Grylls
Reality show in which survival expert Bear Grylls drops thirteen hopefuls on a remote, uninhabited Pacific island for a month. Can they survive? Probably, but as the man himself says, it’s not just about surviving but thriving.
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.
Week in review
If you’re flying with Virgin Atlantic in June look out for our latest entertainment exclusive, in partnership with Sky News.
Introducing three great new weekly programmes tailor made by Sky for Virgin Atlantic:
There’s Spotlight – a weekly look at the entertainment industry including who’s done what to whom and why they’re not talking anymore…
Plus Week In Review – To keep you in the loop, Sky News presenter Jayne Secker hosts guests Kevin Maguire (Daily Mirror) and Andrew Pierce (Daily Mail) to discuss and debate the very latest news stories – entertaining stuff as they never agree on anything!
And finally Swipe – all the latest tips and trends in technology. A quick blitz through the world of gadgetry globally. Which “must haves” are creating a buzz and why you just have to have this week’s must-have item – until next week’s show comes along.