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[10/05/09 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America - All New U.S. Premiere Documentaries to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Said offerings include JAMES MAY ON THE MOON, BEING NEIL ARMSTRONG and APOLLO WIVES.

[via press release from BBC America]

BBC AMERICA � ALL NEW U.S. PREMIERE DOCUMENTARIES TO MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING

JAMES MAY ON THE MOON � U.S. PREMIERE

Top Gear presenter James May fulfills his childhood dream by getting a taste of how it feels to fly to the edge of space. Driven by his passion for technology, James May seeks out both the astronauts and the nuts and bolts heroes of the space race � the men who built the machines that many consider to be man's greatest adventure. He takes a virtual test drive in some of the most impressive space vehicles ever built, and recreates some of the tests and stunts of the original pioneers in an interstellar version of Top Gear. Through advanced CGI manipulation of archive footage, May transports to the most iconic scenes of space, buckles up with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, lands the Eagle, and takes his very own space walk. His exploration also includes visits from some of the space veterans including Charlie Duke, Alan Bean and Harrison Schmitt - one of the last men to visit the moon.

James May on the Moon premieres Tuesday, November 10, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

BEING NEIL ARMSTRONG � U.S. PREMIERE

40 years ago, Neil Armstrong made one of the most advanced steps in mankind as being the first man to set foot on the moon. And in the four decades since he first set foot on the moon, Armstrong has become increasingly reclusive. Andrew Smith, author of the best-selling book Moondust, sets out across America to find out about the real Neil Armstrong since walking on the moon. Andrew meets the people who knew the national hero, from his best friend to his barber, and finds the places where he lived and worked to discover the true nature of this most elusive and enigmatic man of the 20th Century.

Being Neil Armstrong premieres Tuesday, November 17, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

APOLLO WIVES � U.S. PREMIERE

Apollo Wives looks in detail at the wives of Apollo astronauts - what it meant to be an Apollo wife, what was required of them by their astronaut husbands, by NASA and by the media. As America shot for the moon, these women were the focus of the world's media and were right at the heart of the most ambitious journey for mankind. In a series of exclusive interviews, the women reveal their remarkable stories and how it felt to watch their husbands blast off into space � and about the death, danger and divorce they faced as many of their spacemen struggled to come back to Earth.

Apollo Wives premieres Tuesday, November 24, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

STUNTS

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT MARATHON

Need room for Thanksgiving dinner? Nutritionist Gillian McKeith puts it all on the table when she forces people to literally take a look at their diet and get back on track before the holidays. Watch Gillian's hands-on approach and horrifying reality check in this five-episode marathon from the newest season.

You Are What You Eat Marathon airs Sunday, November 1, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT

BBC EARTH SUNDAY

Nobody in the world does natural history programming like the BBC and the esteemed Sir David Attenborough. BBC AMERICA is proud to feature five specials from this legendary team including the newest BBC AMERICA premieres of The Life of Mammals: A Winning Design, Grizzly: Nature's Entrepreneur and Lion: Spy in the Den.

BBC Earth Sunday airs Sunday, November 8, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT

SUNDAY SHOPPING SPREE

With holiday shopping just around the corner, spend a Sunday with retail guru Mary Portas as she saves small independent shop-owners, struggling in today's market of corporate giants and helps them re-connect with the vision and drive that first got them into the fashion business. Mary Queen of Shops marathon features five episodes of Mary turning struggling shops around just in time for the holiday season.

Sunday Shopping Spree airs Sunday, November 15, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT

HOW CLEAN IS YOUR HOUSE? HOLIDAY CLEAN-UP

Sunday is clean-up day as cleaning expert Kim Woodburn and bacteria specialist Aggie Mackenzie exposes Britain's most horrifying homes before giving it the ultimate deep cleanse in this ten-episode marathon. Kim and Aggie challenge the offenders as they get them down on their hands and knees scrubbing in places other people wouldn't dare. Re-discover the household tips that were passed down through generations and reveal the labor- saving, cost-cutting trade secrets.

How Clean Is Your House? Holiday Clean-Up airs Sunday, November 22, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT

RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES WORST OF THE WORST

In preparation for the new season of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, take a look back at classic episodes from seasons past. Ramsay dishes tough love and heats up the kitchen in episodes featuring the dirtiest kitchens, angriest customer, worst pub grub, angriest owners and most delusional chef Ramsay has ever encountered.

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Worst of the Worst airs Sunday, November 29, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. PT

ONGOING PREMIERES

Other series that continue to premiere new episodes in November include:

Tuesdays: Dragons' Den

Wednesdays: Mary Queen of Shops

Fridays: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Saturdays: Robin Hood, The Graham Norton Show

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies, life-changing makeovers and a whole new world of nonfiction. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 64 million homes.





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· DRAGONS' DEN (BBC AMERICA)
· FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS (BBC AMERICA)
· GRAHAM NORTON SHOW, THE (BBC AMERICA)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (BBC AMERICA)
· MARY QUEEN OF SHOPS (BBC AMERICA)
· ROBIN HOOD (BBC AMERICA)





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