BBC AMERICA'S "TOP GEAR" RETURNS JANUARY 12 WITH TWO-PART PATAGONIA SPECIAL
The world's biggest car show returns to BBC AMERICA in January with a new two-part Top Gear Patagonia Special - an epic road trip through South America with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The special features the most grueling car exploits yet, as the boys take three V8 sports cars on a 1600 mile trek through Patagonia. Top Gear Patagonia Special premieres Monday, January 12, 8:30pm ET and Monday, January 19, 8:30pm ET on BBC AMERICA.
The usual habitat for a Porsche 928, a Lotus Esprit and a Ford Mustang is the civilized world of tarmac, but in the hands of Jeremy, Richard and James, these three sports bred machines face swamps, deserts, forests, beaches and ski slopes as they try to get to the southernmost city in the world, in order to stage an epic game of car soccer against Argentina. Along the way there are broken bones, epic backdrops, mechanical calamities and cows, plus a climax that wasn't exactly the one that was expected.
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. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and AMC Networks, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and 12 Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in 80 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.