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[01/02/08 - 03:04 PM]
All New Programs for February
A new season of "Top Gear" and the premiere of "That Mitchell & Webb Look" are among BBC America's offerings next month.

[via press release from BBC America]

ALL NEW PROGRAMS FOR FEBRUARY

TOP GEAR, SEASON TEN � U.S. PREMIERE

Irreverent, witty and refreshingly honest, the award-winning Top Gear seeks out the hottest new cars on the market. Top Gear features dare devil stunts, time trials and grueling road tests, but it's the sharp wit of its hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, that makes Top Gear so much more than the ultimate car show. Season ten features Formula One racers, a contest between a fighter jet and the Bugatti Veyron, a battle between bio-fuelled cars, an African safari, a challenge to create amphibious vehicles and a visit from Academy Award-winning speed-demon, Helen Mirren. Top Gear, season ten premieres Monday, February 25, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK � U.S. PREMIERE

Innovative, BAFTA and British Comedy Award-winning comedians Robert Webb and David Mitchell return to BBC AMERICA in the wake of the cult hit sitcom, Peep Show, with a hilarious new sketch show, That Mitchell & Webb Look. Full of strange and wonderful characters, The Daily Telegraph describes the series as �pure comedy gold� raving, �keep this up, they'll be making Gervais and co. look like the warm-up act.� That Mitchell and Webb Look premieres Friday, February 8, 9:20 p.m. ET/PT.

THE BAFTA FILM AWARDS� U.S. PREMIERE

BBC AMERICA is the exclusive American broadcaster of The BAFTA Film Awards. Hollywood insiders watch the BAFTAs closely � winners are often a good indication of who will walk away with Academy Awards two weeks later. Catch all the red carpet fashions and early award season buzz as Hollywood's biggest stars come out for Britain's most glamorous night. Previous winners include Reese Witherspoon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ang Lee. The BAFTA Film Awards premieres Sunday, February 10, 6:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT.

ON GOING PREMIERES IN FEBRUARY

Tuesdays: The Restaurant

Saturdays: Torchwood, season two

STUNTS, MARATHONS AND MOVIES

SUPER BODY SUNDAY

Extreme dieting, emotional eating, huge breasts, and flat chests are some of the topics explored in this marathon of body image documentaries scheduled for Superbowl Sunday. Tune in for some shocking-yet-familiar real-life stories, told in a brutally honest fashion as BBC AMERICA runs a marathon of Super Skinny Me, 476-lb. Teenager, My Small Breasts and I and My Big Breasts and Me. Super Body Sunday begins Sunday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 p.m. PT.

EIGHT WEDDINGS AND TWO FUNERALS

BBC AMERICA gets you ready for the 2008 BAFTA Film Awards with back-to-back screenings of BAFTA winner, Four Weddings and a Funeral, the charming romantic comedy that took home trophies for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director. Four Weddings and a Funeral leads up to the premiere of this year's BAFTA Awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Eight Weddings and Two Funerals begins Sunday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT.

BLIZZARD OF IZZARD

When the weather outside is frightful, comedy inside is delightful! Cross-dressing, crowd-pleasing comic Eddie Izzard brings his hysterical stream-of-consciousness style of comedy to the stage in this three-and-a-half-hour marathon. Tune in for a side-splitting Sunday with three of Eddie's most memorable specials, Definite Article, Circle and Unrepeatable. Blizzard of Izzard begins Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT.

SUPER BALLROOM SUNDAY

Which Hollywood star has the hottest moves on the dance floor? Tune into BBC AMERICA to catch celebrities Drew Lachey, Jerry Rice, Stacy Keibler, Lisa Rinna, George Hamilton, Tia Carrere, Tatum O'Neal, Master P, Giselle Fernandez and Kenny Mayne battle it out on the second season of Dancing with the Stars. Starting at 2:00 p.m., watch the dance floor drama unfold, leading up to the big season finale at 8:00 p.m. Super Ballroom Sunday begins Sunday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 p.m. PT.





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· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· LAST RESTAURANT STANDING (BBC AMERICA)
· THAT MITCHELL & WEBB LOOK (BBC AMERICA)
· TOP GEAR (BBC AMERICA)
· TORCHWOOD (STARZ)











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