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BBC America Announces Fall Programming Highlights

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New this fall on BBC America: "Doctor Who," "Richard Hammond's Crash Course," "Chef Race," "Graham Norton," "Bedlam" and Simon Amstell Special. The cable channel further details its September and October programming highlights.

BBC AMERICA premieres five blockbuster episodes of Doctor Who in September as part of Supernatural Saturday. The new season sees the Doctor (Matt Smith), his companions, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams, (Arthur Darvill) and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time where they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in a Wild Wild West adventure and in the season premiere were kidnapped by the Doctor's oldest foe - The Daleks. The explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory's heart-breaking farewell - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan. Will the Doctor really lose the Ponds forever? There's only one way to find out... Doctor Who premieres Saturdays, 9:00pm ET as part of Supernatural Saturday. Twitter: #DoctorWho

OCTOBER

CHEF RACE: U.K. vs. U.S. - WORLD PREMIERE

From executive producer Jamie Oliver, Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S. pits 16 chefs, eight Brits versus eight Americans, against each other as they race across the country in the hopes of winning a grand prize of $100,000 dollars. Michelin-starred London restaurateur, Richard Corrigan (Masterchef), serves as a mentor and judge and Claire Robinson (5 Ingredient Fix) hosts the new BBC AMERICA original series. The race begins on the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, where Team U.K. and Team U.S. are stripped of their cash and credit cards and challenged to cook to survive, cook to prosper and cook to win. In the 10 one-hour episodes, the teams battle coast to coast from Los Angeles to New York City, with the chefs living off their culinary skills and business savvy to survive and make it to their next destination. In the beginning, they will work as teams and cook to turn a profit. The team with the biggest profit moves on and the losing team faces elimination, but in the end, there will only be one winner. Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S. premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday October 2, 9:00pm ET and 10:00pm ET. The series continues in its regular timeslot on Tuesday, October 9, 10:00pm ET. BBC AMERICA will present a preview of episode one on Saturday, September 29, 10:00pm ET. Twitter: #ChefRace

BEDLAM - U.S. PREMIERE

In the second season of Supernatural Saturday's Bedlam, the horror and drama returns as the restless spirits of Bedlam Heights wreak their terrible revenge on unsuspecting new inhabitants. A few months ago Ellie started having visions of the dead re-enacting their violent, shocking deaths on the living. Through the hospital where she works, Ellie also knows that a former patient, Jed, was treated for exactly the same thing and if only she could track him down, she's sure he must know a way to make it stop. As the residents continue to be terrorized by the asylum's dark past, they soon realize whatever is waiting for them in the depths of Bedlam Heights is worse than anything they could have ever imagined. Bedlam premieres Saturday, October 6, 9:00pm ET as part of Supernatural Saturday. Twitter: #Bedlam

Richard Hammond'S CRASH COURSE - WORLD PREMIERE

Richard Hammond is taken out of his comfort zone to face some of the biggest challenges of his life in the second season of BBC AMERICA's original series Richard Hammond's Crash Course, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. This season, Hammond will immerse himself in uniquely American - often terrifying - vocations. In each episode, he will tackle new, and at times frightening challenges, with less than five days to master each job. Can he conquer his fear of heights and jump from the top of a bridge and handle being set on fire as a Hollywood stuntman? Will he lose his grip (and suffer a venomous bite) when he takes on the role of a snake handler? From the true grit of a Texas cattle ranch to being a bicycle messenger in San Francisco to driving a taxi in New York City, viewers will see Richard Hammond absorb the advice of mentors and attempt to master skills that often take years to learn. Richard Hammond's Crash Course premieres in Monday, October 15, 10:00pm ET. Twitter: @TheHamstersCage #RichardHammond


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