BBC America Announces Premieres for 'The Hour', 'The Graham Norton Show' and 'Top Gear' Specials

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October 11th, 2012

via press release:

THE HOUR RETURNS PLUS GRAHAM NORTON AND Top Gear TAKE ON

JAMES BOND IN NOVEMBER ON BBC AMERICA

 

THE HOUR – US PREMIERE

From Emmy®-nominated writer and creator Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame), the sequel to BBC AMERICA's Golden Globe®-nominated miniseries, The Hour, sees the return of the highly competitive, sharp-witted and passionate news trio of Freddie (Ben Whishaw, Skyfall), Bel (Romola Garai, The Crimson Petal and the White) and Hector (Dominic West, The Wire) – still striving to broadcast stories they believe in. Now joined by the new eccentric Head of News, Randall Brown (Peter Capaldi, The Thick of It), the sequel – set in late 1957 – will see the personal meet the professional as the characters become deeply embroiled in cover-ups, corruption, love affairs, sexual intrigues and the resurgence of Mosley’s fascism. Welcome to the end of the ‘50s …The Hour premieres Wednesday, November 28, 9:00pm ET/PT as part of BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville.

Twitter: #TheHour

 

 

BAFTA LOS ANGELES BRITANNIA AWARDS 2012 – WORLD PREMIERE

Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Quentin Tarantino, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Will Wright will be honored at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2012, televised for the first time by BBC AMERICA. The event, in its 25th year, is a celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers to advancing the entertainment arts. Previous Britannia ceremonies have honored powerhouse names including Martin Scorsese, Kate Winslet, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Dame Helen Mirren, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Emily Blunt and many more. Nigel Lythgoe (producer of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance) serves as executive producer. The BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2012 premieres Sunday, November 11, 8:00pm ET/PT as a two-hour special, preceded by the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2012 Red Carpet Special at 7:30pm ET/PT.

Twitter: #Britannia

 

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW – US PREMIERE

From the new James Bond film, Skyfall, Graham welcomes Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and Javier Bardem for the second episode of the all-new season of The Graham Norton Show. The new episode of The Graham Norton Show premieres Saturday, November 3, 11:00pm ET/PT.

Twitter: @TheGNShow @GrahNort #GrahamNorton

 

 

 

 

 

Top Gear SPECIALS – US PREMIERES

 

Top Gear AT THE MOVIES

Be prepared for a thrilling selection of races, stunts and awesome feats as Richard Hammond and James May celebrate cars on the big screen through a blend of action, amazing driving and exotic metal. Top Gear at the Movies premieres Monday, November 5, 8:30pm ET/PT.

 

TOP GEAR BOND SPECIAL

Richard Hammond celebrates 50 years of James Bond’s greatest cars, with behind-the-scenes stories of the most iconic automobiles and an exclusive set report from the latest Bond film, Skyfall. The Top Gear Bond Special premieres Monday, November 12, 8:30pm ET/PT.

 

TOP GEAR APOCALYPSE

Embarking on a terrifying journey into the future, Richard Hammond and James May tackle how to survive (and most importantly, drive) in a post-nuclear doomsday scenario. Top Gear Apocalypse premieres Monday, November 19, 8:30pm ET/PT.

 

TOP GEAR UNCOVERED

Presented by Richard Hammond and featuring stunts and tomfoolery never before seen on TV, Top Gear Uncovered is the ultimate insight into Top Gear - the world’s biggest car show. Top Gear Uncovered premieres Monday, November 26, 8:30pm ET/PT.

Twitter: #TopGear #RichardHammond

 

 

DOCUMENTARIES

 

QUADROPHENIA: CAN YOU SEE THE REAL ME? – BBC AMERICA PREMIERE

Pete Townshend opens his heart and his personal archive to revisit the “last great album The Who ever made.” Featuring never-before-seen archived footage and in-depth interviews from Pete, Roger, Keith, and John, Quadrophenia: Can you See the Real Me? premieres Thursday, November 29, 8:00pm ET/PT.

 

 

 

BBC ELECTRIC PROMS: THE WHO – BBC AMERICA PREMIERE

The Who perform in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of the Roundhouse. Featuring Zac Starkey (Ringo Starr’s son) and a set-list including “Baba O’Riley,” “See Me, Feel Me,” and an extended version of “My Generation,” BBC Electric Proms: The Who premieres Thursday, November 29, 9:00pm ET/PT.

 

 

 

 

ONGOING PREMIERES

Other series that will continue to premiere new episodes during November include:

Mondays: Richard Hammond’s Crash Course

Tuesdays: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S.

Saturdays: The Graham Norton Show, Bedlam

 
  • THE OLD MAN

    Graham Norton is a howl! Can’t wait.

  • City Kitty

    The Hour is a top notch show!

  • groove365

    Yay Top Gear specials! Can’t wait!

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