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[04/11/12 - 11:27 AM]
"Jamie's 30-Minute Meals" to Join BBC America in May
The newcomer - which premieres premieres Tuesday, May 1 - will join the previously announced "White Heat."

[via press release from BBC America]

REVISED: BBC AMERICA MAY HIGHLIGHTS

JAMIE'S 30-MINUTE MEALS - US PREMIERE

Coming to BBC AMERICA's daytime lineup in May, Jamie's 30-Minute Meals is an energetic food series that sees Jamie Oliver giving solid instruction to the culinary uninspired. In a tough talking, fast paced, as-live style, he creates great home-cooked meals from scratch. Jamie cooks up substantial mains, delicious sides and salads, gorgeous puddings and refreshing drinks - adding his own unique twist to each element. The series supports Jamie's continuing mission to improve people's lives through food by tackling the issues of kitchen confidence and lack of time, head on. The result is food programming that is as relevant and helpful as it is beautiful and seductive. Jamie's 30-Minute Meals premieres Tuesday, May 1, 1:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: #30MinMeals @JamieOliver

WHITE HEAT - US PREMIERE

White Heat charts the lives of seven friends from 1965 through to the present day. Their relationships - complex, volatile, life affirming and life changing - start when they come together as a diverse group of young students to live as flatmates in London's Tufnell Park. They are rebel with a cause Jack played by Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), intelligent feminist Charlotte played by Claire Foy (Upstairs Downstairs, Little Dorrit), fragile beauty Lilly played by MyAnna Buring (The Twilight Saga, The Descent), medical student Jay played by Reece Ritchie (The Lovely Bones, Prince of Persia), electronics geek Alan played by Lee Ingleby (Luther, Harry Potter), law student Victor played by David Gyasi (Law and Order: UK)and kind hearted Orla played by Jessica Gunning (Law & Order: UK). The mini-series is written and created by Paula Milne. The executive producers for ITV Studios are Paula Milne and Kate Bartlett and the executive producer for the BBC is Lucy Richer. White Heat premieres Wednesday, May 9, 10:00pm ET/PT as part of Dramaville. Twitter: #WhiteHeat

PLANET EARTH SPECIALS - WORLD PREMIERE

Take an up close look at Planet Earth's most amazing moments as new Planet Earth specials, narrated by world famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough, continue to premiere on BBC AMERICA. The Planet Earth series is re-imagined in these specials, breathing surprising new insight into the series' iconic stories from the wild. Planet Earth: Extreme Survival - extraordinary survival in the wild. Premieres Sunday, May 6, 10:00pm ET/PT. Planet Earth: Extreme Journeys - all the remarkable stories of global animal migrations gathered for the first time in one place. Premieres Sunday, May 13, 10:00pm ET/PT. Planet Earth: Incredible Families - showcasing the most breathtaking and touching courtship, birthing and parenting behaviors. Premieres Sunday, May 20, 10:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: #PlanetEarthBBCA

ONGOING PREMIERES

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

Mondays: Top Gear, Richard Hammond's Crash Course

Tuesdays: Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, No Kitchen Required

Wednesdays: Whitechapel

Saturdays: The Graham Norton Show, The Thick of It, Katy Brand's Big Ass Show

Sundays: Planet Earth

[EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this release incorrectly included JAMES MAY'S MAN LAB as part of the network's monthly highlights.]





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· GRAHAM NORTON SHOW, THE (BBC AMERICA)
· KATY BRAND'S BIG ASS SHOW (BBC AMERICA)
· NO KITCHEN REQUIRED (BBC AMERICA)
· RICHARD HAMMOND'S CRASH COURSE (BBC AMERICA)
· THICK OF IT, THE (BBC AMERICA)
· TOP GEAR (HISTORY)
· WHITE HEAT (BBC AMERICA)
· WHITECHAPEL (BBC AMERICA)





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