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The best shows from around the world

A whole world of TV is waiting onboard this month - from award winning comedy to binge inspiring boxset tasters.

We also have plenty of family friendly viewing to keep our younger travellers occupied.

Just a note - as we have different types of entertainment systems, the line up may vary.

Boxsets & Tasters

American Gods: Season 1
Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s classic fantasy tale, it’s difficult to say what American Gods is ‘about’, since half the fun is in working it out. Suffice to say, it’s magical, very violent and often bewildering – but always deeply compelling.

Animal Kingdom: Season 1
The Codys must deal with the aftermath of the heist as they discover all did not go as planned. Smurf dispatches her boys to tie up loose ends, but her efforts are complicated by Baz and Pope's growing rivalry. 

The Good Fight - Season 1
Sequel show to the beloved and much-missed legal drama The Good Wife. Set a year after the climactic events of that series, it stars Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, who, in the wake of a scandal, joins one of Chicago’s top law firms.

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1
Offred (Elisabeth Moss), one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

The Leftovers: Season 3
Three years have passed since the GR invaded Miracle, and Kevin works as a cop again. Rumours rise that the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure will bring an apocalyptic catastrophe.

Line of Duty: Season 4
When DCI Roz Huntley captures a serial killer, forensic coordinator Tim Ifield alerts AC-12 to a possible miscarriage of justice. Enraged, Huntley decides to pay Ifield a visit ‘out of hours’. Bad idea, Roz. Really bad idea.

The Night Manager: Season 1
Festooned with so many awards it’s not even funny, The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston as a concierge who is recruited to infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). Needless to say, Olivia Colman also appears.

Ray Donovan - Season 1
Ray's life is thrown into turmoil when his father Mickey (Jon Voight) unexpectedly gets out of prison five years early and arrives in LA, vowing to take revenge on Ray for framing him.

Riviera - Season 1
Georgina’s life among the international super-rich is one of private jets, fine art and extravagant parties. But her world is quite literally blown to pieces when hubby Constantine is presumed dead following a mysterious yacht explosion…

Twin Peaks
Damn fine coffee is drunk and undercurrents of passion, greed, jealousy and intrigue surface in Twin Peaks when homecoming queen Laura Palmer is found murdered.

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People Just Do Nothing

The Kurupt FM boys start making moves in the music industry, taking on Chabuddy G as their manager. Meanwhile, Miche forges ahead with her wedding plans and Beats and Roche plan for the birth of their first child.

Search Party

Dory is a fragile, frustrated, life-long doormat whose greatest accomplishment to date is organising clothes to be donated to charity. Meaning comes into her life when she sees a missing-persons flier and makes it her mission to find the girl involved.

Tiff Stevenson: Optimist

Blazing a trail of acclaim at festivals around the world and through ultra-competitive ITV talent hunt 'Show Me The Funny', Tiff Stevenson targets your funny bone with the pinpoint accuracy of a seasoned veteran. With observations on modern life this smart, we don't have to be optimists to foresee laughter in your immediate future.

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American Dad! - Season 13: 3 Episodes
Now in its 13th season, this animated sitcom from the decidedly twisted mind of Seth MacFarlane revolves around CIA agent Stan, his upper middle-class but dysfunctional family, their three housemates and goldfish.


Asian Provocateur - Season 2: 1 Episode
In the first outing of this finding-your-roots travelogue, comedian Romesh Ranganathan’s mum organised his trip to Sri Lanka and emerged as a star in her own right. Now in the second series, she joins him on his travels as the hilarious pair set out for the US in search of distant cousins.

Baskets - Season 1: 3 Episodes
Darkly comic series created by comedian Louis C.K. and The Hangover actor Zach Galifianakis, with the latter playing dual roles as twin brothers Dale and Chip Baskets. After failing to attain a clowning degree, Chip takes a job at a local rodeo.

Benidorm - Season 9: 1 Episode
When a hotel worker accidentally pollutes the swimming pool with weed killer, Joyce organizes a trip to the circus for the guests. However, she didn’t plan on the surprise appearance of a rather tipsy clown...

The Big Bang Theory - Season 10: 3 Episodes
Set to take its place among the pantheon of sitcom greats such as Frasier, The Office and Laverne And Shirley, this comedy of lovable geeks chasing equally lovable girls is currently celebrating ten series at the top.

Bucket - Season 1: 2 Episodes
The irrepressible Mim celebrates her 70th birthday by writing a bucket list. Item one: dragging daughter Fran off on a mini-break to the theme park Fran wanted to visit 30 years ago.

Catastrophe
Now in its third season, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s comedy about life as a struggling couple is as excruciatingly well-observed and, needless to say, as funny as ever. Some darker plot turns ensure uneasy moments among the laughs.

Claws - Season 1: 3 Episodes
As Virginia's lies deepen, Desna plays catch-up covering their tracks. Desna still has a small shot at her dream salon, and with the help of her crew, she is determined to get it. Meanwhile, something goes awry at the clinic.

I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1: 2 Episodes
New show set in the world of stand-up comedy finds the comics reacting to Clay's appearance on The Tonight Show, while Adam is forced into a compromising situation.

Inside Number 9 - Season 3: 2 Episodes
From League Of Gentlemen’s Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton comes this series of dark, horror-themed stories with little in common apart from the two principals and the fact that they all take place behind a door marked ‘number 9’.

Jerrod Carmichael: 8
Question: why is stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael currently taking the US by storm? This, his second HBO special, finds him addressing subjects including Donald Trump, climate change, and being a good boyfriend – and is all the answer you need. 

The Keith And Paddy Picture Show - Season 1: 2 Episodes
Keith and Paddy recreate Ghostbusters and Return Of The Jedi in half an hour flat in this new, gut-bustingly funny and very original new show. Watch out for cameo appearances from a host of famous names. 

Modern Family - Season 1: 3 Episodes
Eight seasons old and Modern Family continues to go from strength to strength. Why? A razor-sharp script, penetrating and very funny observations about family life, great characters and – perhaps most importantly – the rarest of all commodities in TV comedy: heart.

Trial & Error - Season 1: 3 Episodes
A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young lawyer hired to defend him.

Veep
A year after leaving the presidency, Selina is on CBS show This Morning, where she’s interviewed by her ex-employee, Dan. Meanwhile we get up to date up with the differing fortunes of the rest of her crew.

Documentaries and Factual

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Alexander Ekman's A Swan Lake

Choreographer Ekman has looked to an earlier, ‘forgotten’ version of Swan Lake version for inspiration, creating a spectacular, freewheeling adaptation that leaves audiences gobsmacked. Put simply, you won’t have seen ballet done like this before.

Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber

Daredevil Guy Martin and a team of engineers prepare the last airworthy Vulcan bomber for its farewell tour in a fascinating documentary that also tells the definitive story of this iconic and vital plane.

Kedi

Cat-lovers, get ready to purr. This sweet-natured Turkish documentary introduces the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed free in Istanbul for millennia, wandering in and out of people’s lives as they choose. (In other words, behaving like typical cats.)

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Deadliest Catch
In this episode of the fishing-vessel reality show, ‘Into The Gale’, the arrival of Winter crab season also heralds the year's biggest storm. Now, every captain must choose whether to play safe or risk heading out into the storm.

Diana - Seven Days That Shook The World
This two-part, Channel Five documentary recalls the aftermath of one of the most tragic events in modern memory, the death of Princess Diana. Among those giving first-hand accounts are her friend Tina Brown and Diana's private secretary Patrick Jephson.

Grayson Perry: Divided Britain
Cross-dressing, Turner-winning artist Grayson Perry is now one of the country’s most searching and celebrated documentarians. A UK torn by Brexit is his subject for his latest film, and as ever, he ends by creating a unique artwork.

Inside British Vogue
As documentary filmmaker Richard Macer is given unprecedented access to the inner workings of the fashion magazine, editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman wants to change the front covers to appeal to a younger audience.

Mission Control
Fairhead’s extraordinary documentary focuses on the band of brothers who manned Mission Control during the US Apollo program in 1969. All the launches are covered, but there’s particular emphasis on the huge effort to save the crew of Apollo 13. 

Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family
Biologist Patrick Aryee travels to wild locations across the globe to reveal the amazing stories of how each of the world’s primate species came into existence.

More Than a Game
Documentary exploring the moment during the 1968 Olympics when black athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave the black power salute on the winners’ podium, an image that would prove to be one of the most enduring and iconic of the 20th Century.

Sharkatraz
Explorer Scott Cassell takes his sub into San Francisco Bay to see if it really does contain the Great White Sharks once used to scare prisoners of Alcatraz. He discovers that visibility is fine. In fact, a perfect hunting ground for Great Whites…

Spy in the Wild
In this episode, the animatronic creatures go undercover to explore the world of animal intelligence. In Borneo, the most life-like spy creature yet meets real orang-utans and discovers how they use human tools. 

The Truth About Stress
Can stress be good for us? Presenter Fiona Philips puts herself on the front line and in a number of high-stress situations to truly understand the meaning and power of stress – and find out if we can actually learn how to use it to our advantage.

Waldbühne 2015: Lights, Camera, Action!
This superb film showcases the traditional end-of-season concert at Waldbühne in 2015, when the Berliner Philharmoniker invited conductor Sir Simon Rattle and pianist Lang Lang to play Hollywood’s most famous film music.

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Doctor Foster

Vivacious GP Gemma Foster finds herself investigating whether her husband is harbouring a dark secret. The truth will shock her to the core.

The Jury Speaks

Take a look at some of legal history’s most controversial cases through the eyes of the original jurors. This episode features the trial of Robert Durst, the New York real-estate heir accused of a string of grisly murders. Durst, however, maintains his innocence.

Pretty Little Liars

In season seven of the drama about a high-school clique being terrorised by a mysterious person called ‘A’, the Liars realise that the secrets and lies are worse than they feared. Now they must find a way to bring down ‘A’ once and for all.

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American Gods - Season 1: 8 Episodes
In this first episode, unexpected news releases Shadow Moon (ex-Hollyoaks actor Ricky Whittle) from prison early. Tragic news floors him, but in the depths of despair he forms an unlikely alliance with a mysterious stranger called Mr Wednesday (Ian McShane).  

Big Little Lies - Season 1: 6 Episodes
In the affluent beachfront community of Monterey, CA, a fundraiser for the local elementary school has gone horribly wrong – someone is dead, and school moms Madeline Mackenzie, Celeste Wright, Jane Chapman and Renata Klein may have had something to do with it.

Discovering Fashion: The Designers
Putting the spotlight squarely on the grande dame of British couture, Sky’s Discovering Fashion show illustrates Westwood’s knack for staying ahead of the curve – from her beginnings designing punk fashion in the mid-Seventies, right up to the present day.

Game of Thrones: 2 Episodes
In the scintillating climax to season six, things comes to a blood-soaked end in Kings Landing as Cersei exacts the kind of revenge we’ve spent nine episodes waiting for. Then in the first episode of season seven, called ‘Dragonstone’, and things are hotting up in virtually every section of the gargantuan story. Most worryingly of all, the vast army of White Walkers is well and truly ‘on the move’.

The Good Fight - Season 1: 10 Episodes
Sequel show to the beloved and much-missed legal drama The Good Wife. Set a year after the climactic events of that series, it stars Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, who, in the wake of a scandal, joins one of Chicago’s top law firms.

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1: 10 Episodes 
Offred (Elisabeth Moss), one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

How to Find Love Online
Singleton Dr Xand van Tulleken lets mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use him as a guinea pig to test whether the algorithms that dating sites use to match people actually work. In other words: can we use maths to makes us more attractive online?

Inside The Tube: Going Underground
Engineer Rob Bell does his level best to mind the gap as he goes underground in order to discover the fascinating history of London’s Tube. His first task is to find out how it was built – and what he discovers is an incredible feat of Victorian engineering.

The Knowledge: The World's Toughest Taxi Test
Compelling documentary following the would-be cabbies who try to pass ‘the knowledge’ – a test that involves memorising all of the capital’s 25,000 streets, as well as traffic restrictions and points of interest. In other words, probably the world’s hardest memory test.

The Leftovers - Season 3: 8 episodes
Three years have passed since the GR invaded Miracle, and Kevin works as a cop again. Rumours rise that the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure will bring an apocalyptic catastrophe.

Legion - Season 1: 2 Episodes
Based on the Marvel character David Haller (aka Legion) this X-Men spin-off stars Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as Haller, a psychiatric patient who begins to realise there is more to him than mental illness.

Lethal Weapon
Pilot episode of the Lethal Weapon reboot, in which we meet a slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL, Riggs, who lands a job as a cop in LA and is partnered with a veteran detective trying to maintain low stress levels.

Line of Duty - Season 4: 6 Episodes
When DCI Roz Huntley captures a serial killer, forensic coordinator Tim Ifield alerts AC-12 to a possible miscarriage of justice. Enraged, Huntley decides to pay Ifield a visit ‘out of hours’. Bad idea, Roz. Really bad idea.

Man in an Orange Shirt
Drama charting the challenges and huge changes to gay lives from the Second World War to the present. In 1944, a British Army Captain meets war artist Thomas March in Southern Italy…

The Night Manager
Festooned with so many awards it’s not even funny, The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston as a concierge who is recruited to infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). Needless to say, Olivia Colman also appears.

Ray Donovan - Season 1: 12 Episodes
Ray's life is thrown into turmoil when his father Mickey (Jon Voight) unexpectedly gets out of prison five years early and arrives in LA, vowing to take revenge on Ray for framing him.

Reggie Yates: Touchdown USA
Wanting a closer look at the famed NFL, the irrepressible TV presenter Reggie travels to the States to meet the Green Bay Packers, visit a cheese factory and hang with the superfans – the most hardcore supporters in the world.

Rillington Place - Season 1: 3 Episodes
After nine years apart, John Reginald Christie (Tim Roth) and his estranged wife Ethel reunite and move into 10 Rillington Place. As war breaks out, the fractures in their relationship reappear beneath the thin veneer of married respectability.

Riverdale - Season 1: 3 Episodes
Billed as a teen mystery-drama, Riverdale picks up after the death of one of the rich and popular Blossom twins in the eponymous small town. As the murder investigations begin, it seems that everyone is under suspicion.

Riviera - Season 1: 10 Episodes
Georgina’s life among the international super-rich is one of private jets, fine art and extravagant parties. But her world is quite literally blown to pieces when hubby Constantine is presumed dead following a mysterious yacht explosion…

Sé quién eres (I know who you are)
Spanish thriller series about a man who ends up in hospital after a car accident. He does not remember his name, but it is soon discovered he is a famous attorney. To make things worse, the police start to suspect him of having murdered his missing niece.

The Secret Life of Brothers and Sisters
Follow-up to The Secret Life Of Four-Year-Olds sees Tia, Tyler, Theo, Lola and Taylor return, alongside great friends Alfie and Emily. How do they each respond to meeting up with their old friends when they have their younger siblings in tow?

Spin (Les Hommes de l'Ombre)
With topical themes, nail-destroying tension and superb performances, it’s easy to see why this French drama is so acclaimed. The story involves the assassination of the president of France – then the lies, wrangling and spin that follow in the wake of the attack.

Supergirl - Season 2: 3 Episodes
Superhero spin-off starring Melissa Benoist as Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, who was sent to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton and has since grown up with the Danvers family. Now she is learning to embrace her powers.

Twin Peaks - Season 1: 8 Episodes
On the back of its much-hyped return to our screens, here’s a chance to see the original Twin Peaks again, in all it’s first-season, David Lynch-directed glory. Funny, scary, sexy, endlessly intriguing – this is the show that had it all, and changed the face of television drama along the way.

Tin Star - Season 1: 2 Episodes
Former London police detective Jim Worth is the new police chief of Little Big Bear, a small town in the Canadian Rockies, where he has moved with his family to escape his past. However, something looms on the horizon…

Movie magic

With more than 60 movies onboard, from Hollywood Blockbusters to acclaimed indie releases, there's plenty more to choose from.