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.

Deutschland 83
In this first outing for the tremendous new Channel Four Cold War series, an East German soldier is brought to the West, schooled in espionage and provided with a new identity. But is it a case of ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’?

Fargo
In the first episode of season two, Lou Solverson looks into a gory waffle house shooting, and notes odd details about the crime. What he doesn't know is that one of the shooters has also been involved in a hit-and-run.

The Fear of 13
Stunning documentary in which Death Row prisoner Nick tells his story. As his tale unfolds complete with shocking twists and turns, it transpires that nothing is quite what it seems.

The Jam: About The Young Idea
Featuring unprecedented access to all the key figures (including Paul Weller) this major documentary explores the extraordinary career of The Jam, from their birth in a punk scene that disowned them, to their massive chart success and final disbanding.

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.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Guggenheim was the New York socialite whose eye for art (and artists) helped introduce the world to Dali, Pollock and Rothko among others. This revealing new documentary explores the many, sometimes conflicting facets of her character.

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.

Toast of London
As uproarious and scatological as ever, Toast of London has hit tremendous form in this third season. In this episode, Mad Men star Jon Hamm guest stars, and proves more than a match for our man Colin.

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.

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.

Big Bang Theory
In this first episode of season nine, it’s all going so well, as Leonard and Penny wed in Las Vegas, even livestreaming the event to friends back home. However, things swiftly go awry when a difficult truth emerges.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Lively musical numbers, comedy and (ever so slightly) stalkerish behaviour combine in this new US show. Rachel Bloom stars as the ex in question, who in this curtain-raiser moves house hoping to run into her ex-boyfriend - and then discovers he has a new love.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Moaning Of Life
A travel show that's as funny as it is informative, as Ricky Gervais' foil Karl Pilkington continues his tour of international cultures. In this episode he meets locals in Atlanta, Matehuala and Oaxaca to discuss issues of identity.

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.

New Girl
Just about the nearest thing we currently have to Friends, this US sitcom finds indie chick Zooey Deschanel starring as Jess, who lives with three guys, Nick, Schmidt and Winston, helping make sense of their tangled love lives.

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.

Peep Show
Awkward! Mark and Jez meet for the first time in six months, and there’s plenty of bad blood and unresolved tension between them. It’s made worse by the fact that Jez finds it so difficult (i.e. refuses) to apologise for his past misdeeds.

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…

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.

Ave Maria
Given the Oscar nod, this short film in Arabic concerns a family of religious Israeli settlers as their car breaks down in a rural area of the West Bank and they must seek the help of five nuns to get back home.

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.

David Beckham: For The Love Of The Game
This BBC documentary details Becks' epic bid to play football in seven continents ahead of a reunion match at Old Trafford - all in the space of just ten days. Now that's what we call a pre-match warm-up.

How to Build An Astronaut
Documentary following Major Tim Peake’s journey to become Britain's first man to live on the International Space Station. Featuring extracts from his video diary it’s a unique insight into the making of a spaceman.

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.

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 Secret Life of 4 years olds
Series exploring the inner lives and knotty social whirl of four-year-olds by letting them speak for themselves. As you can imagine, their worldview is as compelling as it is often hilarious. From the mouths of babes…

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.

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

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.

Home Sweet Home
Incredibly charming animated short in which a house decides she’s had enough of staying in the one place, and so uproots herself. Together with another house she embarks on a series of adventures.

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.

The Hunt
A hunt-averse kid is taken on a trip by his gun-happy dad in this short film. Dad wants to make son into a chest-thumping ‘real man’ but events take a grim twist that puts stress on already strained relationship.

Luther
One thing you have to say about Luther, it pulls no punches. Idris Elba is the eponymous hard-bitten detective dedicated to hunting down serial killers. As our episodes from the hard-hitting series four go to show, his obsession is both a blessing and a curse.

Mr Invisible
Ex-Bond villain Julian Glover plays the titular gentleman in this short film. Having felt invisible to the world around him he finds that when he travels to the heart of London, being unnoticed proves to be his greatest asset.

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…

Tyrant
A mix of political thriller and family drama, this show from US network FX couldn't be more topical. It focuses on Bassam ‘Barry’ Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) the son of an infamous Middle Eastern tyrant. Having established a new life in the US, his past is about to catch up with him…

Vinyl
Brand-new series set in the heart of the music business in 1970’s New York. Expect plenty of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll (not to mention hip-hop, punk and disco), and you won't be disappointed.

War Peace
Leo Tolstoy’s oft-begun-but-rarely-finished novel is given a suitably sumptuous treatment for this BBC adaptation. Andrew Davies’ script focuses on the emotional conflict at the heart of the greater struggle, while the cast is outstanding.

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.

Hawaiian Vacation
Set in new owner Bonnie’s bedroom, Buzz and the rest of the favourite “Toy Story 3” toys create the ultimate Hawaiian vacation for Ken and Barbie.

K.C. Undercover
High school student K.C. Cooper goes undercover as the government’s newest secret agent!

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
The newly-christened Guardians of the Galaxy come into possession of a dangerous artefact that has Thanos' new second in charge, Korath, after them.

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.

Miles from Tomorrowland
The Callisto family must figure out why a probe has water damage. An enthusiastic alien Blodger Blopp visits the Callisto family as part of a Cosmic Explorers exchange program.

Small Fry
Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast food restaurant when a kids’ meal toy version of Buzz takes his place.

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
To protect the Imperial deserter, Kanan and Ezra attempt to distract the pursuing Imperial forces, resulting in a confrontation.

Star vs. the Forces of Evil
Star's parents send her to Earth with her royal magic wand. Star's best friend, Flying Princess Pony Head, comes to take Star out for a crazy night of dimension hopping.

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

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