BBC America Announces June Programming Highlights
From The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June through the London Olympics in August, BBC AMERICA offers viewers a wide slate of live event coverage, comedies, documentaries, dramas and special features as part of BBC AMERICA's Summer of London.
THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE
On Sunday, June 3, in recognition of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign on the throne, BBC AMERICA will present an entire day of specials and documentaries including live coverage of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Thames Pageant. Over one thousand boats of all shapes and sizes will assemble, beautifully dressed with streamers and Union Jacks, for a formal procession down the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen. Premieres live Sunday, June 3, 8:30am ET.
The Diamond Queen - A new US premiere landmark documentary series from the BBC. Andrew Marr presents a definitive analysis of Queen Elizabeth II's reign with exclusive interviews with members of the Royal Family including Princes William and Harry, The Duke of York and The Princess Royal. Premieres Sunday, June 3, 8:00pm ET/PT.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Service of Thanksgiving and Royal Procession? - On Tuesday, June 5, the celebration carries on with live Jubilee Day coverage including Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, together with other members of the Royal family, will attend a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, which will be followed by a formal carriage procession. Premieres live Tuesday, June 5, 4:15-8:00am ET and 8:30-10:45am ET. Twitter: #DiamondJubilee
THE BRIT LIST - WORLD PREMIERE
In three new specials, BBC AMERICA's pop culture correspondent Asha Leo (@ashaleo) counts down the 20 sexiest, coolest and baddest Brits. From Tom Hardy to the Cadbury Flake to the Aston Martin, The Brit List: 20 Sexiest ranks the hottest British models, actors, athletes, musicians and iconic elements of British pop culture. Premieres Tuesday, June 12, 10:00pm ET/PT. From Vivienne Westwood to Idris Elba, The Brit List: 20 Coolest looks at the effortless style, grace, energy and irreverence - in a word "cool" that is uniquely British. Premieres Tuesday, June 19, 10:00pm ET/PT. From Lord Voldemort to Johnny Rotten, The Brit List: 20 Baddest features the nasty and naughty who utterly demolish the stereotype of the polite Brit. Premieres Tuesday, June 26, 10:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: @ashaleo #BritList
DISCOVERING LENNON - US PREMIERE
Discovering Lennon shines a light on the bold and beautiful ideas of John Lennon, the artist. The avant-garde rock and roller is placed into today's context by his contemporaries and current pop culture and political commentators including Mark Ronson, Damien Hirst, Rankin and John Simm. Discovering Lennon premieres Tuesday, June 19, 9:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: #DiscoveringLennon
TWENTY TWELVE - US PREMIERE
As BBC AMERICA warms up for the London Olympics, the actors and creators of some of Britain's most iconic comedies come together for a new docu-comedy, Twenty Twelve. The BAFTA nominated series stars BAFTA nominee Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), BAFTA nominee Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Amelia Bullmore (I'm Alan Partridge), Vincent Franklin (The Thick of It), and Karl Theobald (Green Wing) and is narrated by David Tennant (The Spies of Warsaw, Doctor Who). From executive producer Jon Plowman (The Office, Extras, Absolutely Fabulous) and writer John Morton (People Like Us), the series follows the team responsible for delivering the biggest show on earth: the London Olympics. Twenty Twelve premieres with three back-to-back episodes on Thursday, June 28 9:00pm ET and continues in its regular time slot on Saturday, June 30, 12:00am ET/ 9:00pm PT as part of the Ministry of Laughs. Twitter: #TwentyTwelve