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February 2010 - BBC America Press


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                                    FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS
             -From the co-creator and writer of Primeval, BBC AMERICA premieres Survivors-

Imagine what would happen if a virulent disease scoured the planet, wiping out 99% of the human
race. It kills every member of your family, your lovers, friends, neighbors and probably everyone you
have ever known. Imagine the world stripped of all the conveniences of the 21st Century – no law,
no shops, no communications, no transport, no electricity, no clean water. This is the apocalyptic
scenario facing the heroes at the center of this chilling new drama series, brought to you by the co-
creator and writer of Primeval. Set in the present day, Survivors focuses on the world in the aftermath
of a virus where only a lonely few are left to start over in a devastated world where everything that
was once safe and familiar is now strange and dangerous.

In the middle of the story is a bewildered but resilient group of survivors led by Abby Grant (Julie
Graham), a woman whose strength comes from a burning need to find out if her young son is still
alive. Other members of the group include Greg (Paterson Joseph) a good man who hides the pain
of his past, Anya (Zoë Tapper) a doctor who has seen too many people die and Al (Philip Rhys), a
former playboy who becomes surrogate father to streetwise urchin Najid (Chahak Patel). Then
there is Tom (Max Beesley), outwardly handsome and charming, but actually a dangerous and
ruthless man who, unbeknown to the others, was a high-security prisoner before the virus hit.

This brave new world brings an opportunity for new beginnings, but also terrible dangers – not just
the daily struggle for food and water, but also a deadly threat from other survivors. Survivors
premieres Saturday, February 13, 8:00p.m. ET/PT - subsequent episodes premiere at
9:00p.m. ET/PT.
Antiques Roadshow UK returns to BBC AMERICA with an all-new season. Join presenter Fiona
Bruce, one of the BBC’s primetime news anchors, as she keeps the tradition going with priceless
treasures being examined and commented on by the Roadshow experts. One of the UK’s longest
running shows, it’s part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt showcasing some of
the most valuable and sometimes not-so-valuable treasures hidden in the back of closets, tucked
away in attics and even buried under beds. Discoveries from last season include a sword that fought
in the English Civil War, original designs for the tomb of the Unknown soldier, the oldest toy train in
the program’s history, rare paintings and a unique recording of a Beatles recording session.
Antiques Roadshow premieres Monday, February 8, 4:00 p.m. ET/PT

Airing the same day as the live UK broadcast, The British Academy Film Awards 2010 brings out
Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars for Britain’s most glamorous night. The distinguished awards
ceremony honors the best in film and television from this past year with coveted awards for Best
Film, Best Director, Leading Actor and Actress with creative categories such as Best
Cinematography, Editing, Production and Costume Design. Last year’s winners include Slumdog
Millionaire for Best Film, Danny Boyle for Best Director, Mickey Rourke for Leading Actor in The
Wrestler and Kate Winslet for Leading Actress in The Reader.
The BAFTAs premiere Sunday, February 21, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

Starring Sean Connery as James Bond in this 1971 classic, 007 impersonates a diamond smuggler
trying to infiltrate a smuggling ring. Bond follows the trail from the mines of South Africa to the
markets of Amsterdam, the Las Vegas Strip, and even to an off-shore oil rig. With the help of the
CIA – and legendary Bond girls Plenty O’Toole and Tiffany Case – Bond is set on an adventure to
save the world from a giant laser made of diamonds.
Diamonds Are Forever premieres Sunday, February 28, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

World-famous and multi-Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc returns to BBC AMERICA with
season 3 of Last Restaurant Standing. Catch up on the first five episodes of the new season as
nine ambitious couples compete for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open a restaurant with
Raymond Blanc.
Last Restaurant Standing Super Sunday Showdown airs Sunday, February 7, starting at
3:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. PT

Want to get an early start on spring cleaning? Tune in as dust-busting divas Kim Woodburn and
Aggie MacKenzie tackle some of Britain’s dirtiest, dingiest, nastiest, and most foul-smelling abodes in
this ten-episode marathon of How Clean Is Your House?
How Clean Is Your House? Marathon airs Sunday, February 14, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/
12:00 p.m. PT

BBC AMERICA presents an afternoon full of breathtaking natural history programming from the
BBC and the esteemed Sir David Attenborough. Enjoy five incredible BBC Earth specials which have
previously included The Life of Mammals: A Winning Design, Grizzly: Nature’s Entrepreneur
and Lion: Spy in the Den.
BBC Earth Sunday airs Sunday, February 21, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. PT
In case you missed any of the episodes from the new season of Top Gear, the boys are taking
another lap around the track in this five episode marathon of season 13. Relive all the laugh-out-loud
excitement with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May in a marathon of fast cars,
outrageous challenges, and general mayhem.
Top Gear Victor Lap airs Sunday, February 28, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. PT

Other series that continue to premiere new episodes in February include:
Mondays: Top Gear
Tuesdays: Last Restaurant Standing
Wednesdays: The Inbetweeners
Fridays: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
Saturdays: Demons

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 66 million homes.

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