COMEDIAN AND ACTOR JOHN BISHOP BOARDS THE TARDIS FOR SEASON 13 OF DOCTOR WHO





COMEDIAN AND ACTOR JOHN BISHOP BOARDS THE TARDIS FOR SEASON 13 OF DOCTOR WHO

January 1, 2021 – NEW YORK – The Thirteenth Doctor and Yaz are set to welcome a new face to the TARDIS later this year as actor and comedian John Bishop joins the cast of Doctor Who as Dan.

As he becomes embroiled in the Doctor’s adventures, Dan will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe(s) than he could ever believe. Traveling through space and time alongside the Doctor and Yaz, he’ll face evil alien races beyond his wildest nightmares.

Speaking about joining the show, John said, “If I could tell my younger self that one day I would be asked to step on board the TARDIS, I would never have believed it. It’s an absolute dream come true to be joining Doctor Who and I couldn’t wish for better company than Jodie and Mandip.”

Chris Chibnall, Showrunner, added, “It’s time for the next chapter of Doctor Who, and it starts with a man called Dan. Oh, we’ve had to keep this one secret for a long, long time. Our conversations started with John even before the pandemic hit. The character of Dan was built for him, and it’s a joy to have him aboard the TARDIS.”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer BBC Studios, said, “It’s been a total joy having John join the cast and we’ve been having a lot fun on set already. We can’t wait for you to meet Dan when the show returns later this year.”

Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama, said, “We are beyond thrilled to have John Bishop joining Doctor Who. Alongside Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill, John is a wonderful addition to the show and we have no doubt that season 13 is going to be another thrilling set of adventures for the Doctor.”

Courtney Thomasma, Executive Director of BBC AMERICA, said, “We welcome John Bishop to this iconic and timeless franchise. Dan, Yaz and the Thirteenth Doctor are sure to surprise and delight American viewers in 2021.”

Notes to Editors:

This year’s holiday special for Doctor Who airs Friday, January 1st at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.

The 13th season of Doctor Who began filming in November 2020.

John has already begun filming and will make his first appearance when the 13th season starts on BBC AMERICA later in 2021.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this winter includes The Graham Norton Show, Baby Chimp Rescue, the Doctor Who holiday special, The Watch and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.



Laura Carmichael Narrates BBC America’s “A Wild Year on Earth”





Laura Carmichael Narrates BBC America’s “A Wild Year on Earth”
The six-episode series, due on January 23, charts the planet’s most spectacular events of migration, rebirth and transformation over the course of a year.
[via press release from BBC America]
JANUARY ON WONDERSTRUCK

LAURA CARMICHAEL NARRATES BBC AMERICA’S A WILD YEAR ON EARTH

A Wild Year on Earth airs Saturdays starting on January 23rd at 8pm/7c on BBCA

Narrated by Laura Carmichael (Downtown Abbey) and produced by Northern Pictures, A Wild Year on Earth charts the planet’s most spectacular events of migration, rebirth and transformation over the course of a year.

Saturday, January 23rd at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE ONE – THE YEAR BEGINS

The start of the year is a time of extremes across Earth. From the realm of the Polar Bear, the Arctic winds plunge the Northern Hemisphere into winter. Creatures, miniscule and magnificent are challenged by the conditions. While in the tropics, animals and human have a different response to the season.

Saturday, January 30th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE TWO – A TIME OF RENEWAL

In March, a wave of blooming Cherry Blossoms unfolds across Japan signaling the arrival of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The longer days trigger dramatic events across the natural world. Whooper Swans overwintering in Japan are called northward. In India it’s time for one of the largest congregations of wild Asian elephants known on Earth.

Saturday, February 6th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE THREE – A TIME OF VOLATILITY

May is a time of seasonal gear shifting and powerful forces of nature. In the heart of North America violent tornadoes tear across the plains as wild mustang herds gather on the grassland. In South East Asia, the largest migration of rain on the planet is underway as monsoon season arrives and inundates the Subcontinent

Saturday, February 13th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE FOUR – A TIME OF MIGRATION

In July, the Arctic ice sheets thaw and crash as ice moves towards the shore during iceberg calving season. Summer on the Arctic island of Svalbard sees migrating seabirds revel in rich ice-melt waters while a cunning Arctic fox adopts season-specific hunting strategies.

Saturday, February 20th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE FIVE – A TIME OF ACTIVATION

In September, seasonal swings activate change across the natural world. The heat rises in Southern Africa as the dry season deepens. A hungry pride of lions attacks animals desperate for water and stressed hippos are forced into ever decreasing pools.

Saturday, February 27th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE SIX – FULL CIRCLE

In November, millions of migrating Monarch butterflies converge in the forests of Mexico for the winter coinciding with the annual ritual of the ‘Day of the Dead’. In dry Southern Africa the rains finally returned and are welcomes by nesting birds. Meanwhile, in Australia the warming waters trigger the annual coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.

About Wonderstruck:

Wonderstruck is BBC AMERICA’S weekly 24-hour Saturday destination for wildlife and wonder, showcasing BBCA’s most iconic landmark natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy(R)-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III.

To experience Wonderstruck at any time or day of the week, please visit WonderstruckTV.com, a free digital companion site featuring a robust library of short-form nature content, optimized for mobile or desktop. You can search by mood, animal or geographic location to access an immediate burst of wonder.

For more on Wonderstruck, please visit: Wonderstruck: WonderstruckTV.com INSTAGRAM: @WonderstruckTV TWITTER: @WONDERSTRUCK #Wonderstruck FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BBCAmerica/



FINALE EPISODE OF BBC AMERICA’S BABY CHIMP RESCUE PREMIERES THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 AT 8/7C





FINALE EPISODE OF BBC AMERICA’S BABY CHIMP RESCUE PREMIERES THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 AT 8/7C

“This docuseries may be December’s cutest show.” – Salon

“These chimps are the cutest babies on TV this year.” – Paste Magazine

The third and final episode of Baby Chimp Rescue airs Saturday, December 19th at 8pm/7c on BBC AMERICA, as part of the weekly programming event Wonderstruck, celebrating the elegance and power of our natural world. In this week’s episode, “A New Beginning,” the team reaches a breaking point now caring for 38 rescued baby chimps, and the orphans have their first taste of life in the forest. The three-part series narrated by Gillian Burke (Blue Planet UK), from executive producer Jo Shinner (Planet Earth: A Celebration), follows an American couple, Jenny and Jim Desmond, as they teach their 21 rescued baby chimps how to survive on their own.

Husband and wife Jim and Jenny Desmond are parents to an unusual and very large family of 21 orphaned baby chimpanzees. But their home in Liberia is rapidly becoming too small for this rambunctious troop of animals. Stretched to their limits, the Desmonds are building a sanctuary in the forest so their unconventional family can live as natural a life as possible. But before they can move out, these orphans need to learn how to live like wild chimps.

Welcome to baby chimp school, where lessons are taught by Jim, Jenny, a team of local caregivers and chimp expert Ben Garrod. Star pupils include Max, the cheeky future alpha male who is easily distracted from lessons. Ella, the youngest, is a very fast learner. And Lucy, the cleverest, helps teach the others what to do. The series also highlights the work the Desmonds are doing with the wildlife authorities to rescue endangered chimps and teach the public that chimps are neither pets nor food. With the wild chimp population in free-fall, they’re in a race against time to change the way people see chimpanzees – before they disappear forever.

If you have any questions or would like to request interviews, please feel free to contact us at the information below. We appreciate your support and coverage of Baby Chimp Rescue.

Episode Descriptions

Episode 1 – “Miracles Can Happen” – Now Streaming on AMC+

How do you cope when you suddenly become surrogate parents to 21 orphaned chimps? Jim and Jenny Desmond have chimps over-running their home and even their bed.

Episode 2 – “Breaking Point” – Now Streaming on AMC+

At a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia, a deadly cold breaks out among the babies, and the arrival of an eight-week old infant and an adult male chimp brings new challenges.

Episode 3 – “A New Beginning” – Premieres Saturday, December 19 at 8/7c

At a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia, the team reaches a breaking point now caring for 38 rescued baby chimps, and the orphans have their first taste of life in the forest.

About Wonderstruck:

As the exclusive U.S. television home of the Planet Earth collection and other landmark series from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, BBC AMERICA continues expansion of its iconic nature offering with the launch of Wonderstruck. BBC AMERICA will transform every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a new weekly 24-hour destination of wildlife and wonder, launching November 2nd with a special presentation of the upcoming landmark series Seven Worlds, One Planet featuring narrator Sir David Attenborough, a score from Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding Fingers and the Emmy® -winning creative team behind the Planet Earth franchise. The entire landmark series is set to premiere in early 2020 on BBC AMERICA.



Video: BBC America’s “The Watch” Releases New Trailer & Series Key Art





Video: BBC America’s “The Watch” Releases New Trailer & Series Key Art
In addition, AMC+, the company’s new premium streaming bundle, will exclusively premiere the first episode of The Watch on Thursday, December 31.
[via press release from BBC America]
THE WATCH RELEASES NEW TRAILER AND SERIES KEY ART

BBC AMERICA’S New Original Series Premieres with Two Back-to-Back Episodes on Sunday, January 3

AMC+ to Debut the Series’ First Episode, Early, Starting Thursday, December 31

December 10, 2020 – NEW YORK – BBC AMERICA’S newest original series The Watch has released a new full-length trailer and series key art prior to its two-episode premiere on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT. In addition, AMC+, the company’s new premium streaming bundle, will exclusively premiere the first episode of The Watch on Thursday, December 31, with additional episodes being added weekly timed their linear premiere on BBC AMERICA.

The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. From lead writer and executive producer Simon Allen (The Musketeers), the modern and inclusive series is inspired by the characters created by Sir Terry Pratchett’s famous “Discworld” novels, including the captain of The City Watch Sam Vimes (Richard Dormer, Game of Thrones), the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin (Lara Rossi, I May Destroy You), the naïve but heroic Carrot (Adam Hugill, 1917), the mysterious Angua (Marama Corlett, Blood Drive) and the ingenious forensics expert Cheery (Jo Eaton-Kent, Don’t Forget the Driver) together with The Watch’s own idiosyncratic depiction of Death (Wendell Pierce, The Wire).

The series also stars Samuel Adewunmi (The Last Tree) as Carcer Dun, a figure from Vimes’ past; Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows) who is voicing Wayne, a talking sword; Anna Chancellor (Pennyworth) as Lord Vetinari; and Bianca Simone Mannie (Homeland) as Wonse. Also appearing are James Fleet (Outlander) as The Archchancellor; Ralph Ineson (Chernobyl), who is voicing Sergeant Detritus; Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Dynasty) as Captain John Keel; Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) as Inigo Skimmer, a.k.a. The Duke of Stab; Ruth Madeley (Years and Years) as Throat; and Ingrid Oliver (Doctor Who) as Doctor Cruces.

The Watch is a BBC AMERICA original series executive produced by Hilary Salmon (Luther), Ben Donald (The Mallorca Files) and Richard Stokes for BBC Studios, Rob Wilkins (Good Omens) for Narrativia, Simon Allen and Craig Viveiros (The War of the Worlds). Johann Knobel (Shameless) is series producer of The Watch, and Simon Rogers (Doctor Foster) is production designer. BBC Studios is handling distribution internationally.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe(R) and SAG(R) Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy(R) Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy(R) Awards, Golden Globes(R), Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this winter includes The Graham Norton Show, Baby Chimp Rescue, the Doctor Who holiday special, The Watch and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Orphan Black, Portlandia, The Salisbury Poisonings, Gangs of London, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.



ALL-NEW EPISODE OF BBC AMERICA’S BABY CHIMP RESCUE PREMIERES THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 8/7C





ALL-NEW EPISODE OF BBC AMERICA’S BABY CHIMP RESCUE PREMIERES THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 8/7C

“This docuseries may be December’s cutest show.” – Salon

“These chimps are the cutest babies on TV this year.” – Paste

An all-new episode of Baby Chimp Rescue airs Saturday, December 12th at 8pm/7c on BBC AMERICA, as part of the weekly programming event Wonderstruck, celebrating the elegance and power of our natural world. In this week’s episode “Breaking Point,” a deadly cold breaks out among the babies, and the arrival of an eight-week old infant and an adult male chimp brings new challenges. The three-part series narrated by Gillian Burke (Blue Planet UK), from executive producer Jo Shinner (Planet Earth: A Celebration), follows an American couple, Jenny and Jim Desmond, as they teach their 21 rescued baby chimps how to survive on their own.

Husband and wife Jim and Jenny Desmond are parents to an unusual and very large family of 21 orphaned baby chimpanzees. But their home in Liberia is rapidly becoming too small for this rambunctious troop of animals. Stretched to their limits, the Desmonds are building a sanctuary in the forest so their unconventional family can live as natural a life as possible. But before they can move out, these orphans need to learn how to live like wild chimps.

Welcome to baby chimp school, where lessons are taught by Jim, Jenny, a team of local caregivers and chimp expert Ben Garrod. Star pupils include Max, the cheeky future alpha male who is easily distracted from lessons. Ella, the youngest, is a very fast learner. And Lucy, the cleverest, helps teach the others what to do. The series also highlights the work the Desmonds are doing with the wildlife authorities to rescue endangered chimps and teach the public that chimps are neither pets nor food. With the wild chimp population in free-fall, they’re in a race against time to change the way people see chimpanzees – before they disappear forever.

If you have any questions or would like to request interviews, please feel free to contact us at the information below. We appreciate your support and coverage of Baby Chimp Rescue.

Episode Descriptions

Episode 1 – “Miracles Can Happen” – Now Streaming on AMC+

How do you cope when you suddenly become surrogate parents to 21 orphaned chimps? Jim and Jenny Desmond have chimps over-running their home and even their bed.

Episode 2 – “Breaking Point” – Premieres Saturday, December 12 at 8/7c

At a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia, a deadly cold breaks out among the babies, and the arrival of an eight-week old infant and an adult male chimp brings new challenges.

Premieres Saturday, December 12 at 8/7c

Episode 3 – “A New Beginning” – Premieres Saturday, December 19 at 8/7c

At a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia, the team reaches a breaking point now caring for 38 rescued baby chimps, and the orphans have their first taste of life in the forest.

About Wonderstruck:

As the exclusive U.S. television home of the Planet Earth collection and other landmark series from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, BBC AMERICA continues expansion of its iconic nature offering with the launch of Wonderstruck. BBC AMERICA will transform every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a new weekly 24-hour destination of wildlife and wonder, launching November 2nd with a special presentation of the upcoming landmark series Seven Worlds, One Planet featuring narrator Sir David Attenborough, a score from Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding Fingers and the Emmy® -winning creative team behind the Planet Earth franchise. The entire landmark series is set to premiere in early 2020 on BBC AMERICA.



DOCTOR WHO RETURNS ON NEW YEAR’S DAY WITH DALEK-FILLED SPECIAL





IT’S HAPPY WHO YEAR ONCE AGAIN AS DOCTOR WHO RETURNS ON NEW YEAR’S DAY WITH DALEK-FILLED SPECIAL
FULL TRAILER RELEASED
Dame Harriet Walter, Chris Noth, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and John Barrowman to Guest Star

November 29, 2020 – The Thirteenth Doctor will kick-off 2021 with an action-packed episode entitled “Revolution of the Daleks,” set to air on BBC AMERICA on New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1st at 8pm ET/PT.

The holiday special will see a host of exciting guest stars including previously announced John Barrowman MBE, who will be reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness, alongside Chris Noth (Sex and the City), who will be back as the disgraced Jack Robertson. Dame Harriet Walter (Killing Eve, Succession) will also be making her Doctor Who debut for the special, alongside television star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (The Trial of Christine Keeler).

Viewers last saw the Thirteenth Doctor at the end of season 12, where her fate was left hanging in the balance as she was locked away in a high-security alien prison with no hope of escape. In the upcoming New Year’s Day special, Yaz, Ryan and Graham are far away on Earth and having to carry on with their lives without her. However, they soon discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek. How can you fight a Dalek without the Doctor? Even with Captain Jack’s help, the gang are set to face one of their biggest and most frightening challenges yet.

Chris Chibnall, Executive Producer, said: “We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent. Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain’s hottest young actors — just in the guest cast! Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) — and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise.”

Notes to Editors

Jodie Whittaker stars as the Thirteenth Doctor, Mandip Gill as Yaz, Tosin Cole as Ryan and Bradley Walsh as Graham.
Chris Noth previously appeared in the season 11 episode of Doctor Who, “Arachnids in the UK.”
Captain Jack made his first appearance in the 2005 episode of Doctor Who, “The Empty Child” and appeared in multiple episodes.
Prior to his season 12 appearance in “Fugitive of the Judoon,” Captain Jack was last seen on Doctor Who in the 2010 episode “The End of Time.”
John Barrowman MBE fronted the Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood, which aired from 2006-2011.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this winter includes The Graham Norton Show, Baby Chimp Rescue, the Doctor Who holiday special, The Watch and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.



JOHN BARROWMAN IS SET TO RETURN FOR THE DOCTOR WHO HOLIDAY SPECIAL ON BBC AMERICA





JOHN BARROWMAN IS SET TO RETURN FOR THE DOCTOR WHO HOLIDAY SPECIAL ON BBC AMERICA
New Teaser Revealed – Watch Now

November 23, 2020 – One of the most iconic characters in the Whoniverse is returning for the upcoming holiday special of Doctor Who, as John Barrowman MBE puts on his famous coat once more and reprises his role as Captain Jack Harkness.

The cheeky Captain left viewers reeling in the season 12 episode, “Fugitive of the Judoon,” when he made a brief surprise appearance with a stark warning for Yaz, Ryan and Graham to pass on to the Doctor before disappearing.

In the upcoming special titled “Revolution of the Daleks,” Captain Jack will be on hand to help the fam as they discover a disturbing plan forming involving one of the Doctor’s most feared and dangerous enemies, the Daleks. With the Thirteenth Doctor locked away in a space prison, will Captain Jack be able to help save planet Earth?

On returning for the special, Barrowman revealed: “Putting on Jack’s coat and setting foot back on the set of Doctor Who was just like going back home. It’s always thrilling to play Captain Jack. He’s a character very close to my heart who changed my life, and to know the fans love him as much as I do makes his return even sweeter. I hope everyone enjoys Jack’s heroic adventure with Thirteen.”

Chris Chibnall, Executive Producer, said: “A Doctor Who holiday special means treats galore, and there’s no bigger treat than the return of John Barrowman to Doctor Who, for an epic and emotional feature-length episode. If anyone can blast away the sheer rubbishness of 2020, it’s Captain Jack. Daleks beware!”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer BBC Studios, added: “After a tantalisingly brief appearance in “Fugitive of the Judoon,” it’s a total joy and thrill to welcome back John as Captain Jack. One of the most iconic characters in Doctor Who lore, his presence ignites this holiday special from the start.”

“Revolution of the Daleks” will air this holiday season on BBC AMERICA.

Notes to Editors

Jodie Whittaker stars as the Thirteenth Doctor, Mandip Gill as Yaz, Tosin Cole as Ryan and Bradley Walsh as Graham
Captain Jack made his first appearance in the 2005 episode of Doctor Who, “The Empty Child” and appeared in multiple episodes.
Prior to his series 12 appearance in “Fugitive of the Judoon,” Captain Jack was last seen on Doctor Who in the 2010 episode “The End of Time”
John Barrowman MBE fronted the Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood, which aired from 2006-2011

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this winter includes The Graham Norton Show, Baby Chimp Rescue, the Doctor Who holiday special, The Watch and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.



BBC America’s “Doctor Who” Begins Filming Season 13





BBC America’s “Doctor Who” Begins Filming Season 13
With Jodie Whittaker once again reprising her role as the Doctor, fans can look forward to seeing her on her adventures once again as she fights the good fight across space and time.
[via press release from BBC America]
BBC AMERICA’S “DOCTOR WHO” BEGINS FILMING SEASON 13

November 11, 2020 – The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way back as filming for season 13 of Doctor Who is now underway. With Jodie Whittaker once again reprising her role as the Doctor, fans can look forward to seeing her on her adventures once again as she fights the good fight across space and time.

With safety protocols in place, the Doctor Who team is now filming under strict industry and UK government guidelines to ensure the safety of all cast and crew. With the added time and protocols required, the team will be completing a total of eight episodes rather than the usual 11.

Talking about the new season, Showrunner Chris Chibnall said “In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production. We’re thrilled to be back making the show. Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous COVID working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual 11. But rest assured, the ambition, humor, fun and scares you expect from Doctor Who will all still be firmly in place. For everyone around the world, this is a challenging period – but the Doctor never shirks from a challenge!”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer BBC Studios, added: “We are so thrilled to have unlocked the TARDIS, dusted down the sonic and be able to start filming again for the next season of Doctor Who. The amazing production team, crew and cast have worked wonders to get us shooting again in these challenging times. It’s going to be as fun-filled and action-packed as ever – with plenty of surprises.”

The Thirteenth Doctor was last seen in the dramatic season 12 finale, when the fate of the Doctor was seemingly left hanging in the balance after she was locked away in an eternal prison. In the upcoming festive special, titled “Revolution of the Daleks,” the Doctor’s best friends Yaz (played by Mandip Gill), Ryan (played by Tosin Cole) and Graham (played by Bradley Walsh) have to pick up their lives without her. However, they soon discover a disturbing plan forming involving one of the Doctor’s biggest and most feared enemies – the Daleks. How do you fight the Daleks without the Doctor? With the Doctor’s fate unknown, just what will season 13 bring?

“Revolution of the Daleks” will air on BBC AMERICA this holiday season.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe(R) and SAG(R) Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy(R) Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy(R) Awards, Golden Globes(R), Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this fall and winter includes Top Gear, Animal Babies, The Graham Norton Show, CripTales, Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones animated special, Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks, The Watch and more. BBCA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.



BBC AMERICA CELEBRATES CAREER OF ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER SEAN CONNERY WITH JAMES BOND MARATHON





BBC AMERICA CELEBRATES CAREER OF ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER SEAN CONNERY WITH JAMES BOND MARATHON
BBC AMERICA will air three classic films from the James Bond series starring the late Sean Connery this Friday, November 6th.

No (1962) – 3:30pm/1:30c
In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

From Russia with Love (1963) – 6pm/5c
Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen (Vladek Sheybal) are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.

Goldfinger (1964) – 8:30pm/7:30c
Special Agent 007 comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox – and obliterate the world’s economy.

Additionally, BBC AMERICA will air a James Bond film marathon on Sunday, November 29th featuring Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore, GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan, and Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig.



BBC AMERICA RELEASES NEW TRAILER FOR THREE-PART SERIES BABY CHIMP RESCUE





BBC AMERICA RELEASES NEW TRAILER FOR THREE-PART SERIES BABY CHIMP RESCUE

PREMIERING DECEMBER 5

BBC AMERICA’s heartwarming docuseries “Baby Chimp Rescue” is now available to view on Screeners.com.

The three-part series narrated by Gillian Burke (Blue Planet UK) is set to premiere Saturday, December 5th at 8pm/7c as part of Wonderstruck. From executive producer Jo Shinner (Planet Earth: A Celebration), the series follows an American couple, Jenny and Jim Desmond, as they teach their 21 rescued baby chimps how to survive on their own.

Husband and wife Jenny and Jim Desmond are parents to an unusual and very large family of 21 orphaned baby chimpanzees. But their home in Liberia is rapidly becoming too small for this rambunctious troop of animals. Stretched to their limits, the Desmonds are building a sanctuary in the forest so their unconventional family can live as natural a life as possible. But before they can move out, these orphans need to learn how to live like wild chimps.

Welcome to baby chimp school, where lessons are taught by Jim, Jenny, a team of local caregivers and chimp expert Ben Garrod. Star pupils include Max, the cheeky future alpha male who is easily distracted from lessons. Ella, the youngest, is a very fast learner. And Lucy, the cleverest, helps teach the others what to do. The series also highlights the work the Desmonds are doing with the wildlife authorities to rescue endangered chimps and teach the public that chimps are neither pets nor food. With the wild chimp population in free-fall, they’re in a race against time to change the way people see chimpanzees – before they disappear forever.

Below please find synopses and air date order for Baby Chimp Rescue available on Screeners.com.

Episode Descriptions

Episode 1 – “Miracles Can Happen” – Premieres Saturday, December 5 at 8/7c

How do you cope when you suddenly become surrogate parents to 21 orphaned chimps? Jim and Jenny Desmond have chimps over-running their home and even their bed.

Episode 2 – “Breaking Point” – Premieres Saturday, December 12 at 8/7c

At a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia, a deadly cold breaks out among the babies, and the arrival of an eight-week old infant and an adult male chimp brings new challenges.

Premieres Saturday, December 12 at 8/7c

Episode 3 – “A New Beginning” – Premieres Saturday, December 19 at 8/7c

At a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia, the team reaches a breaking point now caring for 38 rescued baby chimps, and the orphans have their first taste of life in the forest.