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[06/15/12 - 10:01 AM]
Coming in July to BBC America: "Jamie's Food Revolution," "Going for Gold: The '48 Games," "The Nerdist: Comic-Con" and More!
Plus: look for a "Doctor Who" season five marathon on Saturday, July 28.

[via press release from BBC America]

BBC AMERICA JULY HIGHLIGHTS

JAMIE OLIVER'S FOOD REVOLUTION - SEASON 1 & 2 - BBC AMERICA PREMIERE

Jamie Oliver is here to start a revolution. The impassioned British chef, TV personality and best-selling author is determined to take on the high statistics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in America, where our nation's children are the first generation not expected to live as long as their parents. Oliver is inviting viewers to take a stand and change the way America eats, in our home kitchens, schools and workplaces, with this thought-provoking series. Jamie's Food Revolution premieres Tuesday, July 10, 9:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: #FoodRevolution

SPECIALS

GOING FOR GOLD: THE '48 GAMES - US PREMIERE

Going for Gold - The '48 Games is an inspiring story of how two young British men, Bert Bushnell (Matt Smith, Doctor Who) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare, Jane Eyre), were thrown together just weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics and rose above distinctions of birth and class to defy the odds and become gold medalists. Going for Gold: The '48 Games premieres Wednesday, July 25, 8:00pm ET/PT as part of BBC AMERICA's Dramaville. Twitter: #GoingforGold

THE NERDIST SPECIALS - WORLD PREMIERE

Host Chris Hardwick - comedian, writer, Doctor Who fan and creator of the hit Nerdist podcast - joins special guests in a comedic roundtable discussion of all the things that nerds love, from pop culture to news, tech trends and more. In The Nerdist: Comic-Con, Hardwick and his crack team of nerd experts do their best to piece together what happened at this year's Comic-Con. From cosplayers and blockbuster films to new TV shows and video games, this episode has it all. Even comic books. Hardwick and his co-hosts will also be joined by several in-studio special guests, including Copper's Tom Weston-Jones. The Nerdist: Comic-Con premieres Saturday, July 28, 9:00pm ET/PT. In The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys & Games, Chris and co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira talk about the nerdiest toys, collectibles and games. Premieres Saturday, July 28, 10:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: #TheNerdist

STUNTS

TOP GEAR FOURTH OF JULY ROAD TRIP

This July 4th week, BBC AMERICA salutes summer road trip enthusiasts with a marathon of your favorite episodes of Top Gear including the premiere of a new season two episode. Premieres Monday, July 2, 8:00am ET/PT to Wednesday, July 4, 5:00am ET/PT.

DOCTOR WHO SEASON FIVE CATCH UP

Catch up with season five of Doctor Who episodes featuring Matt Smith. The Doctor Who marathon airs Saturday, July 28, 6:00am-8:00pm ET/PT.

ONGOING PREMIERES

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

Mondays: Top Gear

Wednesdays: Inside Men

Saturdays: Merlin, The Graham Norton Show, Twenty Twelve

BBC AMERICA delivers US 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(R), five Golden Globes(R) 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 79 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.





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· DOCTOR WHO (BBC AMERICA)
· GRAHAM NORTON SHOW, THE (BBC AMERICA)
· INSIDE MEN (BBC AMERICA)
· JAMIE OLIVER'S FOOD REVOLUTION (ABC)
· MERLIN (SYFY)
· NERDIST, THE (BBC AMERICA)
· TOP GEAR (BBC AMERICA)
· TWENTY TWELVE (BBC AMERICA)





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