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Orphan Black part of BBC America listings for March 18 - April 6, 2013

By April Neale Mar 13, 2013, 20:19 GMT

Orphan Black part of BBC America listings for March 18 - April  6,  2013

Top Gear team James May (L), Jeremy Clarkson (C) and Richard Hammond (R) EPA/ANDY RAIN

Tune in alert for BBC America' line up for March 18-April 6.

Below please find BBC AMERICA’s listings and loglines for the next three weeks.  Please note their “spotlight of the week” programs. 

MARCH 18

**SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK**

MONDAY MARCH 18, 2013 – 10:20PM ET/PT

GIZMODO: THE GADGET TESTERS

For the first time ever, gadget site Gizmodo blasts its way onto TV with its irreverent technological expertise. Gizmodo's team of tech-obsessed hosts test the latest gadgets in outrageous, adrenaline-charged and sometimes dangerous ways. Whether they're smashing, trashing, or racing with their top picks, our team is on a mission to find out what make the cut - and which fall to pieces.

Rating: TV-PG HD: Yes

MONDAY MARCH 18, 2013 – 9:00PM ET/PT

SEASON FINALE

TOP GEAR – EPISODE SEVEN

In the second part of the Top Gear season finale, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May continue their epic African odyssey. Having survived insane traffic, lethal mud slides and some distinctly dubious map reading, the trio and their ailing estate cars reach the climax of their quest to find the definitive source of the Nile.

Rating: TV-PG HD: Yes

MARCH 30 – MARCH 31

**SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK**

SATURDAY MARCH 30, 2013

SUPERNATURAL SATURDAY

Supernatural Saturday is back March 30 on BBC AMERICA with the return of Doctor Who, the series premiere of original series Orphan Black and Chris Hardwick’s all-new comedy-variety talk show The Nerdist.

SATURDAY MARCH 30, 2013 – 8:00PM ET/PT

DOCTOR WHO – THE BELLS OF ST. JOHN – EPISODE ONE

Following a record-breaking year, fan favorite Doctor Who returns with eight epic episodes written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock), Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Beowulf), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Neil Cross (Luther) and Stephen Thompson (Sherlock). The Doctor (Matt Smith) is joined by his new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) for the latest set of incredible adventures through space and time. The duo finds new adversaries and familiar friends around every corner as they journey from the bottom of the ocean in a submarine to the center of the TARDIS and beyond. The premiere episode, The Bells of St. John, is a modern day urban thriller that introduces a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.

Rating: TV-PG HD: Yes

SATURDAY MARCH 30, 2013 – 9:00PM ET/PT

OPHAN BLACK – EPISODE ONE

Sarah, an orphan outsider on the run from a lifetime of bad decisions, witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity hoping that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. After taking on the new identity, Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers.

Rating: TV-14 HD: Yes

SATURDAY MARCH 30, 2013 – 10:00PM ET/PT

THE NERDIST – EPISODE ONE

BBC AMERICA’s comedy-variety talk show, The Nerdist, is ready to invade your Saturday nights. Based on comedian, writer, Doctor Who evangelist and web pundit, Chris Hardwick’s hit Nerdist Podcast, join Chris, Matt Mira, Jonah Ray and celebrity correspondents as they welcome actors, writers, comedians, scientists and other nerd icons, hailing from both sides of the pond, to chat about a glorious mélange of Nerdtastic topics.

Guests: Doctor Who’s MATT SMITH, lead actress of Orphan Black TATIANA MASLANY, host of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan DOMINIC MONAGHAN and American stand-up comedian MARIA BAMFORD.

Rating: TV-14 HD: Yes

SUNDAY MARCH 31, 2013 – 8:00PM ET/PT

DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED – THE THIRD DOCTOR

BBC AMERICA celebrates the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited, followed by the classic storyline Spearhead from Space. Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, executive producer Caroline Skinner, Tenth Doctor David Tennant, Season Six guest star Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), among others, discuss how the third Doctor brought action and stunts to the series. In the story Spearhead from Space, a swarm of meteorites fall on the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind: the Nestene consciousness - a disembodied alien intelligence with an affinity for plastic. The Doctor is forced to race against time, in order to stop humanity from being replaced by a generation of terrifying plastic replicas.

Rating: TV-PG HD: Yes

APRIL 2 – APRIL 6

**SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK**

WEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 2013 – 9:00PM ET/PT

SPIES OF WARSAW – PART ONE

Adapted by renowned Emmy®-winning writing team Dick Clement (Across the Universe, Tracey Takes On…) and Ian La Frenais (Across the Universe, Tracey Takes On…) and executive produced by Richard Fell (Outcasts), Spies of Warsaw is based on New York Times Bestselling author Alan Furst’s acclaimed novel. David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Fright Night, Hamlet) and Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey, Black Swan, Entourage) star in the thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris and London in the years leading up to the Second World War.

Rating: TV-14 HD: Yes

THURSDAY APRIL 2, 2013 – 9:00PM ET/PT

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTACY OF PHIL SPECTOR

PREMIERE DATE HAS CHANGED

Phil Spector is a pioneer of American music, a legendary producer to John Lennon and Tina Turner, and, as of April 13th 2009, a convicted murderer. Yet the Spector who appears in Vikram Jayanti's documentary is not the severe, outlandishly coiffed defendant seen in sensationalistic accounts of his trial - but a charming, savvy music executive with a generous, but arguably accurate, estimation of his place in the history of popular music.

Rating: TV-14 HD: Yes

SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2013 – 8:00PM ET/PT

DOCTOR WHO – EPISODE TWO

Episode Description: TBD

Rating: TV-PG HD: Yes

SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2013 – 9:00PM ET/PT

OPHAN BLACK – EPISODE TWO

With a body in her car and nowhere to turn, Sarah is forced to continue her con and earn “Beth” a second chance on the force. But with a killer on her tail, her only hope of finding answers lies with another apparent ‘identical’, Alison.

Rating: TV-14 HD: Yes

SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2013 – 10:00PM ET/PT

THE NERDIST – EPISODE TWO

Episode Description: TBD

Guests: TBA

Rating: TV-14 HD: Yes

 

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