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A dedicated Doctor Who channel on board, the UK’s largest ever single ice rink and a sensational prize draw courtesy of award-winning mixologist Mr Lyan and hotel brand Lore Group


Doctor Who celebrates 60th anniversary with dedicated channel on British Airways in-flight entertainment

Doctor Who is celebrating its 60th anniversary and, as part of the activity, British Airways is launching a dedicated Doctor Who channel on its in-flight entertainment. From 1 November, passengers will get the chance to watch a curated collection of 13 episodes of the longest-running science-fiction television series in the world.

Doctor Who first aired back in 1963, and the much-beloved brand has been inspiring and entertaining audiences globally ever since. For Doctor Who, this 60th anniversary year is a catalyst for a bold new era. Alongside this partnership, audiences can look forward to three blockbuster 60th anniversary specials that see the reunion of a fan favourite duo. Award-winning actor David Tennant returns as the Fourteenth Doctor, alongside celebrated actor and comedian Catherine Tate, who reprises her iconic role as Donna Noble.

This will be followed by the debut of Ncuti Gatwa, who joins after starring in the critically acclaimed series Sex Education, taking over the TARDIS as the highly anticipated Fifteenth Doctor. His first episode will air over the festive period, where he will be joined by the new companion Ruby Sunday, played by Coronation Street’s Millie Gibson. We also see the return of celebrated and visionary writer and showrunner Russell T Davies, who rejoins Doctor Who, having achieved huge success with Years and Years, A Very British Scandal and It’s a Sin. He is back with more incredible storytelling, bringing more scale and ambition to this iconic show than ever before.  

Step into the world of Doctor Who and journey through space and time in the TARDIS.

Watch Doctor Who on board your next British Airways flight with new episodes coming this November to BBC iPlayer in the UK and Disney Plus in the rest of the world

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Super Lyan in Amsterdam 

Celebrating ten years of sensational mixology: win an unforgettable trip with Mr Lyan and Lore Group

To mark a decade of next-level cocktails, Lore Group is offering the chance to win an extraordinary trip for two, sampling Mr Lyan’s award-winning bars in London, Amsterdam and Washington, D.C. Flights with British Airways are included, as are luxury stays at Riggs Washington DC, Pulitzer Amsterdam and Sea Containers London. 

Feeling lucky? Head to loregroup.com/lyan to be in with a chance of winning.

Terms and conditions
1. Open to UK and Channel Islands residents aged 18 or over.
2. The closing date for receipt of entries is 30 November 2023, 23:59 GMT.
3. Prizes: Stays and bar experiences are for two people sharing one room. Flights are between D.C., Amsterdam and London, including airport transfers and access to the Concorde Lounge at Heathrow T5. 
4. The winner is responsible for getting themselves to one of these cities.
5. No cash alternative.
6. Only one entry per person. Entrants must sign up on loregroup.com and consent to marketing data.
7. Travel conditions apply. For full terms and conditions please see loregroup.com/lyan
Promoter: Lore Group

A couple wearing colourful mushroom socks by Happy Feet surrounded by colourful mushrooms

Combed cotton Mushroom Socks

BA launches ‘Wall of Happiness’ in T5 in partnership with Happy Socks

British Airways has partnered with Happy Socks for its latest Pride campaign, launching its very own ‘Wall of Happiness’ in T5 and gifting 800 pairs from its Pride collection to British Airways travellers.

Based in Stockholm, the Happy Agency has collaborated with a range of brands and artists who celebrate creativity, optimism and self-expression, including The Beatles, David Bowie, Keith Haring, Queen, David LaChapelle, Star Wars, The Simpsons and many more.

Favourite styles include the 24-pack Advent Calendar Gift Set – the ultimate countdown to Christmas (£239.95), the hangable Christmas Bauble (£14.95) and Star (£14.95) Gift Sets for your tree, plus the two-pack Christmas Cracker Gift Set (£19.95).

“As the original fashion and colourful sock brand, I really think we have changed the perception of socks from a commodity to an actual fashion accessory in its own right,” says Paula Maso, creative director at Happy Socks. “We've given this understated accessory the chance to be the star of the show.”

Check out the full collection

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BA partners with Forestry England to plant 9,000 trees across Buckinghamshire

As part of its BA Better World sustainability initiative, British Airways has partnered with Forestry England to plant 9,000 trees at Wing Wood community woodland in Buckinghamshire, alongside a wildflower meadow offering habitats to native birds, butterflies and pollinators. Once established, the new Wing Wood forest will be open to the public to enjoy.

For more than 100 years, Forestry England has contributed to the growth of more than 1,500 forests around England, caring for more land and trees than any other organisation in the country. Forestry England has more than 1,800 miles of trails in its forests and plants millions of trees each year, while ensuring forests are productive and providing England’s largest supply of sustainably sourced timber.

The project is one of the many supported by the BA Better World Community Fund, which supports community initiatives across the UK and around the world. UK registered charities or social enterprises are welcome to launch a campaign with the Community Fund, and BA will match every individual donation received up to £250 per donation. The maximum value of extra funding each project could receive is £15,000.

Find out more about BA Better World Community Fund here