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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
The first season of "Chef Race: U.S. vs. U.K.," a chef competition show on BBC America, is drawing to a close. There are only two episodes left. During Tuesday night's episode, which begins at 10 p.m., the contestants will be making a stop in Baltimore. Here's the episode description from the "Chef Race" website : "It's the penultimate leg of the race with only four chefs (2 Brits and 2 Americans) remaining. Starting in Bedford, Penn., with nothing but a sack of potatoes each, the teams are charged with 'trading up' to acquire other ingredients for a cook-off at a trendy Baltimore restaurant.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year. But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit of 1950s Brit journalism that debuts Wednesday night at 9 on BBC America. And at the very heart of all the sizzle in this six-part series set at a BBC newsmagazine called "The Hour" is Dominic West, best known in these parts as Detective Jimmy McNulty of HBO's "The Wire.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2011
If you want to see the finest new drama of the TV year, tune in BBC America at 10 p.m. Wednesday for the opener of "The Hour," a six-week series starring Dominic West, of "The Wire,"and Romola Garai, of "Emma. " He plays a hard-to-read establishment anchorman at a BBC newsmagazine; she plays his producer boss. He's married; she isn't. That doesn't stop stuff from happening between them -- powerful stuff. I guarantee you nothing the networks will offer in coming months of their fall seasons comes close to "The Hour.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
The first season of "Chef Race: U.S. vs. U.K.," a chef competition show on BBC America, is drawing to a close. There are only two episodes left. During Tuesday night's episode, which begins at 10 p.m., the contestants will be making a stop in Baltimore. Here's the episode description from the "Chef Race" website : "It's the penultimate leg of the race with only four chefs (2 Brits and 2 Americans) remaining. Starting in Bedford, Penn., with nothing but a sack of potatoes each, the teams are charged with 'trading up' to acquire other ingredients for a cook-off at a trendy Baltimore restaurant.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2012
Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, the executive producers of "Homicide: Life on the Street," return to prime time tonight on BBC America with "Copper," starring Tom Weston-Jones. (That's Weston-Jones sitting with them in the picture above, taken in California where they were promoting the series.) Set in 1864 in New York, the series is cop drama meets frontier saga, and I like it. I loved "Homicide," "Oz" and Levinson's last TV effort, "You Don't Know Jack," a docu-drama look at Dr. Jack Kevorkian, starring Al Pacino, for HBO. But I hated "The Jury," a series the duo did for Fox. They've had some failed projects since "Homicide" and "Oz," but I think "Copper" could be a winner.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2011
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally. And a few are doing extraordinary work on and off camera. Some of it can be seen this week on TV. Two of the finest actors from the HBO series, Dominic West and Idris Elba, are about to help launch a prestigious drama showcase and series on BBC America at 10 Wednesday night.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | November 16, 1998
How's this for hard sell from our so-called more refined British television brethren? It's the BBC America press release for "This Life," a Brit series about twentysomething lawyers making its American debut tonight on cable."
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By Diane Werts and Diane Werts,Newsday | January 26, 2008
Immortality and sexuality -- you'd be happy, wouldn't you? But not Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), the undying American hero of Torchwood, even as he flirts with every person on the planet, including cult hunk James Marsters in tonight's second-season BBC America premiere. On TV Torchwood airs tonight at 9 on BBC America.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 5, 2006
A Scottish chef carves up his boss, Duncan, king of the celebrity restaurateurs. A cross-dressing aristocrat tames a shrew aiming to become the next Margaret Thatcher. On TV ShakespeaRe-Told: Much Ado About Nothing airs at 7 p.m. tomorrow on BBC America. The other three adaptations are shown at the same time on consecutive Sundays.
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By Lawrie Mifflin and Lawrie Mifflin,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 9, 1997
NEW YORK -- British Broadcasting Corporation, widely recognized for the quality of its television programs and news reporting, will start up a commercially supported cable channel in the United States early next year to bring its dramas, comedies, documentaries and World News service directly into American homes for the first time.The channel, to be called BBC America, is expected to be marketed to cable companies by Discovery Communications Inc. of Bethesda as part of a larger joint venture between the two companies.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2012
Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, the executive producers of "Homicide: Life on the Street," return to prime time tonight on BBC America with "Copper," starring Tom Weston-Jones. (That's Weston-Jones sitting with them in the picture above, taken in California where they were promoting the series.) Set in 1864 in New York, the series is cop drama meets frontier saga, and I like it. I loved "Homicide," "Oz" and Levinson's last TV effort, "You Don't Know Jack," a docu-drama look at Dr. Jack Kevorkian, starring Al Pacino, for HBO. But I hated "The Jury," a series the duo did for Fox. They've had some failed projects since "Homicide" and "Oz," but I think "Copper" could be a winner.
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By Jordan Bartel, b | December 18, 2011
Just because it's the holiday weekend doesn't mean there isn't stuff to do. MOVIES OPENING (subject to change) Tuesday The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Wednesday The Adventures of Tintin Friday The Artist We Bought a Zoo Sunday The Darkest Hour War Horse NOTABLE TV MONDAY Who's Still Standing (series debut; 8 p.m. Monday;...
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2011
If you want to see the finest new drama of the TV year, tune in BBC America at 10 p.m. Wednesday for the opener of "The Hour," a six-week series starring Dominic West, of "The Wire,"and Romola Garai, of "Emma. " He plays a hard-to-read establishment anchorman at a BBC newsmagazine; she plays his producer boss. He's married; she isn't. That doesn't stop stuff from happening between them -- powerful stuff. I guarantee you nothing the networks will offer in coming months of their fall seasons comes close to "The Hour.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2011
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally. And a few are doing extraordinary work on and off camera. Some of it can be seen this week on TV. Two of the finest actors from the HBO series, Dominic West and Idris Elba, are about to help launch a prestigious drama showcase and series on BBC America at 10 Wednesday night.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2011
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin, it seems like a good time to catch up with what some of the other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. And two of the finest actors in the series, Dominic West and Idris Elba, are about to help launch a prestigious drama showcase and series on BBC America next week. On Aug. 17, BBC America is introducing a franchise called Dramaville, which will serve as a showcase for top British dramatic series and films.
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By Tim Swift | December 13, 2009
POP MUSIC 'Element of Freedom': by Alicia Keys: In a music world dominated by the likes of Lady Gaga and Kanye West, class and restraint are in short supply, making this pop pianist's latest album all the more refreshing. While "Freedom" hasn't stood out on the radio so far, don't let that fool you. It flows more as a complete album rather than as a string of splashy singles. In stores Tuesday. DVD 'The Hangover': Yes, the sleeper hit of the summer is disgusting, violent and incredibly stupid.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | November 28, 2008
Holiday weekend TV is supposed to be awful unless you are a serious sports fan. According to conventional wisdom, reruns and lame specials dominate. Once again, conventional wisdom is wrong; there is a fairly strong lineup this weekend. Start tonight with a couple of holiday specials on cable channel USA with new episodes of Monk and Psych. On Monk, the defective detective (Tony Shalhoub) helps three homeless men investigate a murder. On Psych, Shawn (James Roday) helps a mall Santa. OK, I'm not thrilled about it, but I'll take holiday goop from a couple of fun series like these.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2011
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin, it seems like a good time to catch up with what some of the other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. And two of the finest actors in the series, Dominic West and Idris Elba, are about to help launch a prestigious drama showcase and series on BBC America next week. On Aug. 17, BBC America is introducing a franchise called Dramaville, which will serve as a showcase for top British dramatic series and films.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 4, 2009
Series The Graham Norton Show: : High School Musical's Zac Efron and pop music's Pet Shop Boys are tonight's guests. (7 p.m. and 10 p.m., BBC America) ER:: NBC offers an encore of the long-running medical drama's series finale. (8 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11) Movies Take the Money and Run: : Woody Allen has a "gub" and isn't afraid to use it in this 1969 spoof. (8 p.m., TCM) Yours, Mine & Ours: : Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo star in this family-friendly 2005 remake about a blended family overrun with children.
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