so if any of you are taking a flight with British Airways in the near future and can happen to email me a picture of ‘Coquette’ displayed on BA’s inflight home entertainment screen I would be very, very happy and will add it to this blog as well as forward you a free track in return. You can find ‘Coquette,’ on channel 15 of the Easy listening Channel or click link belowKaty Carr's album 'Coquette' is now on British Airways inflight entertainment

Katy Carr
Coquette (2009)
The Dame Vera Lynn of alternative folk (and a qualified pilot) is in full flight. Stories of WWII Europe and Spitfire pilots mingle in this exquisite and original scrapbook of 21st-century vocal delights.

BA in flight entertainment Audio channels

Channel 1 The Best of Radio 4

Alan Smith presents the best in drama, comedy, readings and features from the BBC.
The Lennon Visitors
Alexei Sayle joins the popular annual pilgrimage to John Lennon’s childhood home in Liverpool.
Unauthorised History: The Killing
On 30 May 1593, the playwright Christopher Marlowe was murdered in Deptford, London. The alleged cause? An argument over a bill. Michael Butt’s innovative play takes a fresh look at this mysterious event. Starring Paul Rhys.
I Got the Dog: Andria’s Story
A woman falls for a brooding Russian pianist – and an Italian greyhound called Mimi – in Susie Maguire’s comic story. Read by Rebecca Front.
Clare in the Community
Comedy about a politically correct social worker starring Sally Phillips. Ray’s colleagues celebrate his civil partnership and Brian re-evaluates his life after a not-very-near-death experience.

Channel 2 Best of BBC Comedy

The Jason Byrne Show
Irish comedian Jason Byrne explores the juicy subject of marriage via high-energy stand-up and sketches. If you could build your ideal partner, what would they sound like? And if you were proposed to in a pub, would you say yes? Candid stories from Jason’s own married life and contributions from the audience keep the laughs coming.
The Unbelievable Truth
David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which comedians are encouraged to tell lies, with Rhod Gilbert, Reginald D Hunter, Shappi Khorsandi and Adam Hills telling whoppers about everything from milk and Julius Caesar to kangaroos and kissing.
Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better
Mark Watson turns his humour to the subject of humility. Fellow comics Tim Key and Tom Basden modestly offer up their poems and songs.
Sarah Millican’s Support Group
Agony aunt Sarah and her team of ‘experts’ tackle the nation’s problems head on, helping real people deal with real problems.

Channel 3 Desert Island Discs

Two editions of Desert Island Discs, the legendary interview show created by Roy Plomley and introduced by Kirsty Young. This is accompanied by an episode from the biographical series Great Lives, presented by Matthew Parris.
Kirsty invites her celebrity guests to imagine themselves cast ashore a desert island. All they have for company are eight favourite records, a book and a luxury. First up is American crime writer, James Ellroy, followed by opera director John Copley.
Great Lives
Matthew Parris asks a guest to choose a figure who has inspired them. Gerald Scarfe, creator of some of the most savage cartoon images of the last 40 years, chooses Walt Disney. Brian Sibley and Roger Rabbit creator Richard Williams join the debate.

Channel 4 Brit 40 Chart Show

Join Capital FM presenter Roberto as he counts down the biggest tracks from across the UK. He’ll be kicking off with some top new tunes – playing music from the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Kings of Leon, Alesha Dixon, Far East Movement and The Black Eyed Peas. Listen in to find out what is the biggest tune this month.

Channel 5 The Selector

The Selector brings you all the hottest tunes from the UK including new tracks from some artists you’ll know and some you may not.
Goldierocks returns with the freshest music Britain has to offer. Former fiddler and guitarist with The Holloways, Rob Skipper talks about his new band, Hares, whose folky balladry should please fans of Mumford & Sons. Plus Mike Marlin is in session, cranking the amp up to 11, and garage and house aficionado A1 Bassline is in the mix.
Following The Selector there will be a 20-minute special mix from DJ Carl Cox.

Channel 6 Nick Luscombe: Flomotion

One of the true ambassadors of new underground music, our new channel introducer Nick Luscombe has been broadcasting his Flomotion radio show on various UK stations including XFM, NME Radio and Resonance FM since 2000. Nick’s selections can also be heard on BBC Radio 3, where he recently joined as one of the presenters on the Sony Award winning Late Junction show.
Expect an international genre hopping blend of modern electronica, deep club music, folk, jazz and future soul, with artists including downtempo pioneer Bonobo and dubstepper Jamie Woon.

Channel 7 Heavenly Voices

Antony and the Johnsons
Swanlights (2010)
Another arresting album from former Mercury Award-winners Antony and the Johnsons. The singer’s uniquely haunting voice still touches a nerve but this time there’s a note of jollity, too. Includes, Fletta, an interesting collaboration with Björk.
Seasons of my soul (2010)
With songwriting maestro Burt Bacharach behind her, this smooth-voiced songstress has a great future before her.

Channel 8 Love Is All You Need

Duran Duran
All You Need Is Now (2010)
Duran Duran’s 13th studio album includes guest vocals from Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters, and string arrangements from Arcade Fire’s Owen Pallett. According to producer Mark Ronson, it’s ‘the follow up to Rio that was never made.’
Belle and Sebastian
Write About Love (2010)
The indie pop darlings from Glasgow are gaining wider recognition and more critical praise than ever with their intelligent lyrics and catchy melodies, and a new anthemic fullness to their sound.

Channel 9 Sundowners

Kings of Leon
Come Around Sundown (2010)
The Southern rockers’ reign continues with a highly acclaimed new album their third in a row to top the UK album charts.
Church With No Magic (2010)
The second studio album from the electronic-rock trio formerly known as Pivot. Recorded in London, Paris and Sydney, the record reflects the band’s transatlantic voyage with a multi-instrumental sound that’s bolder and sleeker than before.

Channel 10 Bob ‘n’ Babs

Bob Dylan
Street Legal (1978)

From the opening gospel tinged Changing of the Guards to the poetic Where Are You Tonight?, these nine tracks are some of Bob’s finest from the late 70s.
Barbra Streisand
The Ultimate Collection (2010)
One of the most iconic female voices around glides effortlessly through 18 career-spanning classics, proving Babs can still unleash it with the best of them. Includes duets with Celine Dion, Donna Summer and Neil Diamond.

Channel  11 Holy Smoke

Solomon Burke
The Very Best of Solomon Burke (1998)
After the sad demise of Solomon Burke last year, relive the soul singer’s finest hour with a collection of his best-loved songs, which inspired the likes of Wilson Pickett, Mick Jagger and Graham Parker.
Smokey Robinson
The Solo Albums Volume 2 (2010)
No decent record collection is complete without one of Smokey’s albums, and Tears of a Clown is destined to remain on the all-time-greats list. Sample the legend’s Motown recordings with this collection.

Channel 12 Jazz and Blues

Nicki Parrott and Rossano Sportiello
Do It Again
Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello and Australian bassist and vocalist Nicki
Parrott bring their unique jazz blend to standards by Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and more.
Maria Muldaur
Fanning The Flames (1996)
Italian songbird Maria Muldaur sings from the heart with passion, soul and a real feel for the blues. She describes this album as a celebration of heartbreak in all its incarnations.

Channel 13 Opera

Maria Callas
Opera Arias (1990)
Since her death in 1977, Greek soprano Maria Callas has attained an almost mythic status among opera lovers. This CD serves up some of the jewels of her remarkable career, with beautiful arias composed by the masters of the genre.

Channel 14 Classical

Various Artists
Jewels Of The 20th Century (2006)
Selections from many of the seminal composers of the 20th century including Ravel, Debussy, Satie and Rodrego. Performers include Alain Lefevre, I Musici de Montreal and Francine Kay.
Xiayin Wang
Brahms Piano Quartets Op .25 and 60 (2008)
Just one year after releasing her debut recording, pianist Xiayin Wang appears with the Amity Players on this recording dedicated to the piano quartets of Johannes Brahms. Both works are based on emotional events in Brahms’ life.

Channel 15 Easy Listening

Katy Carr
Coquette (2009)

The Dame Vera Lynn of alternative folk (and a qualified pilot) is in full flight. Stories of WWII Europe and Spitfire pilots mingle in this exquisite and original scrapbook of 21st-century vocal delights.
David Mensah
Music is the Food of Love (2009)

The debut album from UK Soul Sensation David Mensah brings heart-warming lyrics fusing jazz, soul and R’n’B. With renowned producers Coptic and Wayne Brown at the helm, the result is a laid-back, mature sound reminiscent of Luther Vandross.

Channel 16 Well Being

Guided Relaxation (2008)
Calm Your Thoughts, Become Deeply Relaxed and See the Earthrise are easy-to-follow relaxation exercises that include well-crafted stories with music and natural sounds.  Together, they provide total rest and recharge for your whole being.
Brian Eno
Small Craft On A Milk Sea (2010)
Eno’s latest full-length release consists of improvisations recorded during ‘occasional collaborations’ with himself and musician/composers Leo Abrahams and Jon Hopkins. The end result confirms Eno as the godfather of ambient music.

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