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Addictive shows you'll love to watch in the air.

From award winning comedies, to gripping emotional dramas, TV fans will have plenty to watch with our inflight entertainment lineup. We even have full box sets to keep you glued to your screen until you land.

And don't forget to check out our family friendly viewing to keep our younger travellers occupied.

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

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A Very English Scandal

Based on a real-life political scandal, this BBC drama stars Hugh Grant as Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, who was accused of trying to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw). Simply put, it’s one of the best British dramas in years.

Season 1 / 3 episodes

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Get Shorty

Hands up who remembers the 1995 crime comedy starring John Travolta as a mobster-turned-movie producer? Here’s the same set-up in series form, only with Chris O’Dowd as a tough Irish enforcer for a Las Vegas loan shark, hoping to make it big in Tinseltown.

Season 1 / 10 episodes

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Howard's End

Starring Matthew Macfadyen among others, this beautifully mounted adaptation of EM Forster’s classic novel tells the story of three families as they get to grips with life in the early 20th Century. 

3 episodes

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In the Dark

From the pen of crime king Mark Billingham comes this brilliant, searing BBC mini-series starring Ripper Street’s MyAnna Buring as DI Helen Weeks, who must return to the hometown she loathes to help an old pal following the abduction of two teenage girls.

4 episodes

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The Jinx

In this documentary series, director Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans) delves into the case of millionaire Robert Durst, a key murder suspect. Asking a simple question – did he do it? – the result is compelling, must-see viewing.

6 episodes

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Little Women

During the American Civil War ‘Marmee’ March brings up her four daughters whilst her husband serves as a pastor to the Union army. At their first Christmas without him they donate their food to the poverty-stricken Hummel family.

3 episodes

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Marcella

Written by Hans Rosenfeldt, the twisted genius behind Nordic noir hit The Bridge, Marcella is a dark and occasionally disturbing cop drama starring Anna Friel as a detective investigating the murder of a nine-year-old boy, a friend of her son.

Season 2 / 8 episodes

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My Year with the Tribe 

This short documentary series follows writer Will Millard as he pays a series of visits to the treehouse-dwelling Korowai tribe in Papua, Indonesia. His aim? To try and understand the pressures they face as they move into the modern world.

3 episodes

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Patrick Melrose

Emmy-nominated adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s novels, in which Benedict Cumberbatch plays the eponymous Melrose – the son of a decadent and damaged aristocratic on a quest for redemption.

5 episodes

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Top of the Lake: China Girl

The pairing of director Jane Campion and her star Elisabeth Moss made for a scintillating first season of this dark thriller series. Nicole Kidman joins the cast for season two, in which Moss’s detective, Robin, embarks on a new murder investigation.

Season 1 / 6 episodes

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Westworld

It’s the second season of what is one of the most compelling, intriguing and occasionally perplexing sci-fi drama series ever made. As the action opens, trouble is brewing at the futuristic theme park where robotic ‘hosts’ can make your every dream come true.

Season 2 / 10 episodes

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

This comedy set in a New York cop shop has been hoovering up Emmy awards and Golden Globes on its way to a critic-slaying fifth season. Its secret is a brilliant ensemble cast skilled at serving up character-based laughs.

Catastrophe

The third season of 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 those before it. Some darker plot turns ensure uneasy moments among the laughs.

Kidding

Reuniting Jim Carrey with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry, this off-kilter comedy-drama series focuses on Jeff Pickles (Carrey), the host of Mr Pickles’ Puppet Time, as he deals with the loss of his child and break-up of his marriage.

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Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle

Hilarious mockumentary in which the titular presenter of Mid Morning Matters on North Norfolk Radio (Steve Coogan) heads up the M1 to see if there really is a class divide between north and south. Can he survive life working on a Tesco checkout?

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Hang Ups

New sitcom written by and starring Stephen Mangan, who plays a troubled therapist running quick-fire therapy sessions through a webcam. It’s very funny and refreshingly different, plus there’s much fun to be had spotting celebrity cameos starring as patients.

Season 1 / 2 episodes

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The IT Crowd

First broadcast over a decade ago, and lasting four season, classic British sitcom The IT Crowd follows the comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation. Onboard we have two brilliant episodes from the final series.

Season 4 / 2 episodes

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Just Another Immigrant

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan uproots his entire family in order to go and live in Los Angeles. Always a fairly grumpy dude, the adventure proves to be something of a test for poor old Romesh (but very funny for us).

Season 1 / 2 episodes

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Life in Pieces

Acclaimed US comedy chronicling three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily lives in Los Angeles. The twist is that the tale is told from the point of view of each character, based on their own version of events.

Season 1 / 4 episodes

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Michael McIntyre: Happy & Glorious

Britain’s best-loved comedian returns to London 02 Arena (where he’s now performed 27 times, more than any other artist in the world), to do what he does best – make everyday life face-achingly hilarious.

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The Middle

Created by the writers of Roseanne, US sitcom The Middle is famed for its realistic dialogue and warm-hearted but never overly icky evocation of family life. What’s more, it’s all done with a refreshing lack of irony.

Season 9 / 3 episodes

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Will & Grace

Season nine of Will & Grace is a little different, a teensy bit special. Why? Because it’s set 11 years later, with Will and Grace getting over their divorces and living together once again. Meanwhile, for scene-stealers Jack and Karen it’s hilarious business as usual.

Season 9 / 3 episodes

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Young Sheldon

If you’ve seen the hit comedy The Big Bang Theory then you’ll know the socially awkward but insanely intelligent Sheldon. Good news – he’s got his own spin-off show, charting his early years. What’s life like for a child genius? Not easy, is the answer.

Season 1 / 3 episodes

Documentaries and Factual

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Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

One of the most lauded documentaries ever finds filmmaker Nick Broomfield conducting the final interviews with US serial killer Aileen Wuornos. As her execution looms, however, Broomfield questions whether she is indeed ‘of sound mind’ enough to face lethal injection. 

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Confessions of a Junior Doctor

We all know that junior doctors have it tough – but you won’t believe just how tough until you see this documentary series following the young medics of Northampton General Hospital.

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Conviction: Murder in Suburbia

Documentary mini-series following the work of Inside Justice, a registered charity who offer assistance in cases where there may have been a miscarriage of justice. Here they investigate the case of Glyn Razzell, convicted of murdering his wife Linda in 2003. 

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COPA 90

The team behind COPA 90 love football and have made it their mission to celebrate the beautiful game worldwide. We’ve got five episodes onboard, including a look at why Argentinian fans are so passionate; how Diego Maradona became a god; and why the Madrid derby is bigger than El Clásico.

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Earth’s Natural Wonders

There are areas of the planet that the natural world has sculpted on such a scale that they beggar belief – vast mountain ranges, impenetrable rainforests and dazzling tropical islands. This breathtaking BBC series visits the folk who call these wonders home. 

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Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield’s Disappearing Britain

Would you believe that two iconic buildings – Liverpool’s Wellington Rooms and Cardiff’s Coal Exchange – are under threat? Drawing attention to their plight is documentary maker Nick Broomfield…

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Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees

Dame Judi Dench is one of Britain's best-loved actresses. But did you know she’s absolutely batty… about trees? Filmed over the course of a year, this arboreal treat follows her attempts to unlock the remarkable secret lives of trees.

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McQueen 

Dubbed ‘a modern-day gothic fairy tale’, this sobering documentary tells the rise of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Dogged by demons, however, he took his own life in 2010.

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The Putin Interviews

Given unprecedented access to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone doesn’t waste his opportunity. His interviews form a probing investigation into issues central to US-Russia relations.

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Rediscovering T-Rex

Most of what we know about T-Rex comes from movies (yes, you, Jurassic Park). Presented by Chris Packham, this myth-busting documentary exposes inaccuracies surrounding the infamous dino, and culminates in the most accurate CGI model of a T-Rex ever attempted.

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Running Wild with Bear Grylls 

President Barack Obama and Bear Grylls explore the Alaskan wilderness, where they sample wild salmon and tea made with glacier water, and Obama discusses his official duties, parenthood and faith.

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Sporting Greats: Mo Farah 

This profile of Mo Farah, one of the greatest athletes of modern times, charts his progress from leaving home in Somalia at the age of eight to life in London, battling bigotry and bullying before going on to incredible Olympic success.

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Stacey Dooley Investigates

Styling herself as an ‘amateur journalist’ and sporting a presentation style that is deceptively unassuming, it’s little wonder that Stacey Dooley is described as the ‘millennial Louis Theroux’. We have three of her best investigations onboard.

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Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Nick Broomfield’s film attempts to shed light on ‘the Grim Sleeper’, an LA serial killer so named because he took a 14-year break from his crimes. Broomfield interviews the killer’s neighbours as well as investigating police inactivity. 

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Wild Great Britain

The wild creatures of the UK tend to be a camera-shy bunch, so kudos to the film crews who capture them in their natural habitat. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville, this series reveals the hidden lives of the animals with which we share our island home.

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Fortitude

Now in its third and final season, this genre-mashing mix of horror, sci-fi and thriller features a stellar cast and takes place in the Arctic town reputed to be one of the safest places on earth. Well, not that safe – people keep getting gruesomely murdered there.

Snowfall

From director John Singleton, Snowfall is a hard-hitting drama series set in early eighties’ Los Angeles during the early days of crack and exploring the devastating impact of the epidemic on city life. Fans of Narcos, meet your new favourite show.

Star Trek: Discovery

The latest spin-off from the Star Trek universe (in fact, the first since Star Trek: Enterprise wrapped in 2005) is a prequel to the original show, exploring the Federation-Klingon war through the eyes of the crew of the USS Discovery.

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Billions

High stakes, high finance and sharp suits abound in this drama series starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti as a hedge-fund manager and crusading attorney respectively. Natural enemies, the guys are soon doing battle.

Season 3 / 4 episodes

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Derren Brown: Infamous

This film version of Derren Brown’s Olivier-nominated sell-out tour shows the master at his mystifying, beguiling best, amazing audiences with a mix of traditional magic, mind-reading and memory games. How does he do it? Your guess is as good as ours.

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The Good Fight

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.

Season 2 / 4 episodes

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Narcos

Violent and gritty – but oh-so compelling – Narcos tells the true story of the growth of drug cartels, focussing mainly on notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), the DEA agent sent to catch him.

Season 1 / 5 episodes

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Sharp Objects

Mini-series based on Gillian Gone Girl Flynn’s debut novel in which crime reporter Camille (the always excellent Amy Adams), recently released from psychiatric hospital, heads home to investigate the murder of two young girls.

Season 1 / 2 episodes

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Succession

Brian Cox and Matthew Macfadyen head the cast of his major new show from HBO. Billed as a comedy-drama, it revolves around the Roy family who control one of the biggest media conglomerates in the world.

Season 1 / 3 episodes

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The Terror

Mini-series adaptation of Dan Simmons’ epic horror novel about two polar explorer ships. Frozen in the ice and isolated, the ships’ crews must fight to survive not just the harsh weather but also the evil presence lurking among them.

3 episodes

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Movie magic

From the latest Hollywood Blockbusters, to all time greats, there are more than 100 movies onboard - so plenty more to choose from.