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What’s on Vera in April

By: Dave Gunner

April 3, 2019

Every month onboard we bring you a carefully curated selection of entertainment. Our aim is not only to keep you occupied as you fly to the other side of the world but to inspire you, challenge you, help you discover new things and relive some classic moments. Guiding you through the huge selection is our onboard magazine, Vera.

Inside Vera this month is an interview with Les Mis star David Oyelowo; an encounter with the Indian tigers of Dynasties, the BBC wildlife documentary, and a meeting with the UK’s Mary Poppins wannabes. There’s also a Q and A with Rosa Salazar, the star of Alita: Battle Angel, and a poignant reflection on the life of Kurt Cobain by his manager Danny Golding.

A quick peak of some of April's movies

Among this month’s onboard movie highlights are a couple of ‘not yet in the cinema’ blockbusters, Arctic and Vox Lux, as well as box office hits Escape Room, Vice, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Mary Poppins Returns.

If you like your documentaries and you're not afraid of heights then you can watch the Oscar nominated Free Solo onboard this month

2019 is also the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, so you’re going to be hearing a lot about man’s greatest adventure. To kick things off we’re showing the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man alongside this awesome selection of spaced-out space classics: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gravity, Hidden Figures, Interstellar, Moon, Space Cowboys, Sunshine and The Martian.

TV highlights

One treat this month is the BBC drama Mrs Wilson. Our resident film buff Jason Solomons caught up with Ruth Wilson to discover the extraordinary story behind the drama.

In the TV section, we’ve got some new box sets this month which include Castle Rock (Season 1), Les Miserables (BBC), Love Is (Season 1), Luther (Series 5), Taboo (Season 1) and True Detective (Season 3). You can also see the incredible wildlife series Dynasties. It’s a must-watch series for Attenborough fans, and if you already caught it on the BBC at the end of last year, it’s well worth a second watch.

Audio

In the audio section we have a whole playlist of ASMR: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. ASMR consists of a series of sounds that create a brain tingling experience, and our Vera team inform me this is a new trend. Read more about it in the magazine and experience it for yourself onboard.

For something slightly more down to earth we have the popular That Peter Crouch Podcast. It’s incredibly funny, even if you don’t like football, and well worth a listen.

We’ve also got two Porters onboard this month. There’s a film of Gregory Porter’s recent concert at the Royal Albert Hall as well as his album Liquid Spirit, and our very own Ali Porter from our people team sharing her favourite house music anthems in this month’s Virgin People Playlist.

If you can’t wait until you step onboard to explore our April selection or you want to get planning your viewing and listening ahead of your flight, you can read the April edition of Vera magazine here.

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Dave Gunner

Dave is the co-editor of Ruby, the Virgin Atlantic Blog. He has worked at Virgin Atlantic for over two decades. In that time he has amassed some truly epic memories but never lost his fascination with the airline world. Dave's on a mission to bring you some great insights into our people, planes and planet.

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