At Virgin Atlantic we’re proud to be one of the few airlines that selects their own movie and TV content – it’s all chosen by us, just for you.
Look out for anything labelled “Vera Loves” – that means we think it’s the best of the best. Each month we use the Vera Loves stamp of approval to highlight the entertainment we wouldn’t want you to miss.
We might champion actors or musicians to watch out for, new or unusual filming techniques, right through to massive blockbusters. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that it’s been picked with passion.
Remember, this is just a small taste of the huge amount of TV shows you'll find onboard.
Just a note: as we have different types of entertainment systems on our aircraft, the line up may vary.
Anna Paquin stars in this absorbing adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel about real-life 19th-century murderer Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon). Marks claims to have no memory of the murders for which she’s been convicted. Evaluating her, a doctor must root out the truth.
A big favourite on the freewheeling TV channel Dave, comedy panel show Hypothetical finds Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster posing a series of absurd theoretical situations to two teams of comedians and then awarding points for the answers.
Make Us Dream
Steven Gerrard’s soccer career began when he joined Liverpool FC aged just eight. Twenty-six years later he left, having won a ton of silverware and become a Liverpool legend to rank alongside Kenny Dalglish or John Barnes. This superb, feature-length documentary tells his story.
Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
What could be better than hanging out with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse as they shoot the breeze and do a little bit of angling into the bargain? Nothing, as it turns out. This show offering precisely that experience is pure comedy gold.
My Dad Wrote a Porno
The hit British podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno comes to HBO in this outrageous comedy special, with friends Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine reading a chapter in Jamie’s father’s “erotic” book series.
Brilliant documentary series tracing the US origins and subsequent UK explosion of punk rock. Told by the participants themselves (Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, John Lydon etc.) it features original interviews with America’s punk pioneers as well as the UK’s most notorious bands.
New (and, frankly, brilliant) comedy about Marnie (Charly Clive) who has always been plagued by unwelcome sexual thoughts, but with no idea why. That is, until she jumps on a coach to London, where not only does she find answers, but her life changes radically…
One of the few documentaries that truly deserves the tag ‘essential’, this is the work of filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart, who embarked on a dangerous investigation into the mass slaughter of sharks, uncovering a billion dollar scandal in the process.
This BAFTA-nominated short emerges as a devastating treatise on the barriers facing young black men in London, as black youth Wale, trying to go straight after a spell in chokey, finds himself framed for a crime by a white man.
What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali
Two-part HBO Sports documentary chronicling the extraordinary life of one of the 20th Century’s most iconic figures.
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