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[03/07/11 - 12:33 PM]
BBC America Bolsters Royal Wedding Coverage With New Programs
Said lineup includes the previously announced two-part special "Royally Mad," hosted by Cat Deeley.

[via press release from BBC America]

BBC AMERICA BOLSTERS ROYAL WEDDING COVERAGE WITH NEW PROGRAMS

New York, NY - As BBC AMERICA gears up for its live broadcast of the Royal Wedding on April 29, the channel continues to build its slate of royal programming, with two new premieres for March and five new premieres in April.

Perry Simon, GM Channels, BBC Worldwide America comments: "Today's newly announced programming boosts our strong line - up of royal programs across BBC AMERICA, which includes our first original 2 - part special, Royally Mad, hosted by Cat Deeley. Together with these additional documentaries and celebrity interstitials we are continuing to cement BBC AMERICA as the home of the Royal Wedding."

Prince William & Prince Harry: Into the Future - explores the world of the young royals and their circle of friends, who gain as much profile in the press as today's pop idols, fashion icons and film stars. Prince William & Prince Harry: Into the Future premieres Tuesday, March 22, 10p.m. ET/PT

Hot on the heels of William & Kate: Modern Monarchy and Modern Monarchy: Here and There comes an all new BBC World News America produced Royal Special in March. Modern Monarchy: Dos and Don'ts explores monarchies around the world, as well as the UK and how what they do impacts on the way they are perceived by the public. Modern Monarchy: Dos & Don'ts premieres Tuesday, March 29, 10:00p.m. ET/PT

Premiering this April in the week leading up to the Royal Wedding, BBC AMERICA has acquired five newly royal - themed documentaries which include:

Diana's Dresses - explores the Diana phenomenon, and how the dresses she wore serve as a reminder to her fans of the woman she was. Diana's Dresses premieres Sunday April 24, 12p.m. ET/PT

Princess Diana - Her Life in Jewels - From fairy - tale wedding to tragic funeral, the documentary examines the extraordinary life of Diana, Princes of Wales as chronicled through her jewellery. Princess Diana - Her Life in Jewels premieres Sunday April 24, 1p.m. ET/PT

Royal London - Giving viewers a tour of one of the world's most famous capital cities, this fascinating documentary gives a historic and contemporary insight into centuries of royal tradition, pomp and circumstance. Royal London premieres Wednesday, April 27, 8a.m. ET/PT

How to Be A Prince - On 21st June 2003, Prince William turned 21. This two - part documentary examines what it is like to be in line to the throne, documenting the life that Prince William has so far lived. It also draws on examples from the past, shows how he might, in his adult life, avoid making some of the same mistakes his ancestors have made before him. How to Be a Prince Part 1 premieres Wednesday April 27, 11am ET/PT with part 2 following at 12p.m. ET/PT.

To complement the documentary premieres, BBC AMERICA is also introducing some more light - hearted interstitials.

Graham Norton's Royalty Checks, come courtesy of channel personality Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show). These provide viewers with his own personal commentary on Royal Wedding preparations in the UK, injectedwith Graham's trademark wit. At least one new interstitial will air every week leading up to the big event, before being available on BBCAmerica.com.

Katy Brand's Royal Family provide additional interstitials featuring UK comedian, Katy Brand (Katy Brand's Big Ass Show) and her trademark humor as she brings her own Royal Family members to the small screen. As with Royalty Checks, each interstitial will be available on BBCAmerica.com once it has premiered on the channel.

Today's programming announcement builds on BBC AMERICA's robust line up of royal activity and reinforces it as the Home of the Royal Wedding. Previously announced titles include William & Kate: Modern Monarchy, Modern Monarchy: Here and There and Modern Monarchy: Dos and Don'ts as well asWilliam & Harry: The Brother Princes, All the Queen's Horses and Memories of a Queen.

In addition to BBC AMERICA's broadcast programming, BBCAmerica.comhas its Royal Wedding Insider blog. BBC Royal Correspondent: Peter Hunt, who conducted the first television interview ever with Prince William and the first radio interview with Prince Harry, is lead contributor and the site offers daily updates on all wedding activities. The site also offers regular pop - culture commentary, live chats, video, media from the BBC archives, and an embeddable countdown widget. Follow BBC AMERICA'S continued coverage on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheRoyalWedding,

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high - quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground - breaking non - scripted television like Top Gear and top - rated science - fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy, four Golden Globes and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 68 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high - definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.comis the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.





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