Celebrate BA100: BA’s best of British IFE


The latest new product rollout as part of British Airways’ 100th anniversary celebrations is Celebrate BA100, a dedicated IFE channel that will run throughout August, September and October, highlighting the best entertainment content shown by the airline over the years. A particular highlight is The Lost World, an American silent fantasy monster adventure, which was the first film ever shown on an Imperial Airways flight in 1925.

Customers can also viewBritish favourites including Billy Elliott, romantic comedies Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill and award-winning movies including Shakespeare In Love. The television selection includes iconic episodes from Blue Planet to Ab Fab, as well as Downton Abbey.

In audio, 100-minute centenary mixes have been specially created by leading DJs including Groove Armada, Paul Oakenfold and Deadmau5.

The Celebrate BA100 category is available on the majority of the airline’s IFE systems (approximately two-thirds of the long-haul fleet). Other systems will have a subset of the content.

Film content includes:

  • The Lost world
  • Billy Elliot
  • Elizabeth
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • The Italian Job (1969)
  • Notting Hill
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Bridget Jones’ Baby
  • Darkest House
  • Dunkirk
  • The Full Monty
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • The History Boys

Television content includes:

  • Blue Planet II
  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • Grayson Perry Rites of Passage
  • Stars of the Silver Screen
  • 7 Up And Me
  • 63 and Up
  • Who Do You Think You Are
  • Blackadder
  • Only Fools and Horses
  • Friends
  • Downton Abbey
  • Meghan and Harry
  • Killing Eve
  • Doctor Who
  • Top Gear
  • Great British Bake Off

Audio options:

  • BA Centenary exclusive 100 minute mixes from leading DJs
    • Groove Armada
    • Lee Burridge
    • Andy Eastough
    • Paul Oakenfold
    • Goldie Rocks
    • Le Visiteur
    • Toolroom/Mark Knight
    • Defected/Sam Divine
    • Deadmau5
    • DJ Kryder
    • MDE
    • Ashley Beedle
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