BBC AMERICA’s Killing Eve is the thunder of empowered women working in front of and behind the camera – created, developed, produced by, and starring enormously talented women in genre roles traditionally ascribed to men. Starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (The White Princess), Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve will follow these two women, equally obsessed with each other, as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
In the premiere episode, MI5 security officer Eve Polastri (Oh) is bored in her job and yearns for a more exciting life. When a Russian politician is murdered, Eve is tasked with protecting the only witness and soon finds herself on a collision course with a violent and extraordinary assassin, Villanelle (Comer).
BBCA’s award-winning talk show, The Graham Norton Show, returns with an all-new season on Friday, April 13. The British talk show king is known for creating a liberated atmosphere, generating extraordinary, buzzed-about moments that are rarely seen on any other late-night show. Who else gets Academy Award-winner Allison Janney to reveal Meryl Streep’s kissing technique (view clip here), has Hillary Rodham Clinton sharing how she tried to get out of going to the Presidential Inauguration (view clip here), Will Ferrell dancing the Rumba (view clip here), and Jamie Dornan telling the story of when he clued a wig to his crotch (view clip here)? Expect trademark Graham Norton monologues, freewheeling celebrity chat, and unforgettable moments that will undoubtedly have both sides of the pond talking.
LIVE AT THE BBC: HARRY STYLES – Friday, April 20, 9/8c
In the one-hour special, Live at the BBC: Harry Styles, the singer performs tracks from his debut album as a solo artist, as well as classic covers, accompanied by his band. Alongside the performances, Harry talks to host Nick Grimshaw about his career, life to date and his debut acting role in Academy Award-winning movie, Dunkirk.
DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS – Friday, April 27, 11/10c
With unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, including previously unseen footage, David Bowie: Five Years is the definitive portrait of one of rock’s most influential stars. Widely recognized as one of the most daring and innovative performers of the 20th century, boasting both critical and commercial success since his early days in the 1960s, Bowie has been influencing popular culture ever since. With unique access to the musician’s personal archive of costumes, set designs, lyrics, and memorabilia, this documentary explores five seminal years across Bowie’s extensive career, with each year illustrating not only the source of his inspiration, but also where those ideas led him.
THURSDAY NIGHT DARTS: PREMIER LEAGUE 2018 – Thursdays, 10/9c
BBCA is the U.S. home to the world’s biggest darts tournaments. Darts is second only to football (aka soccer) as a televised sport in the UK. It has the spectacle of wrestling, the stakes of poker and it has fans beyond anything you’ve seen in their enthusiasm. Michael Van Gerwen, “Mighty Mike,” is currently at the top of the Premier League table as he aims for a three-peat as Premier League winner.
April 5th is Judgement Night, as the bottom two players will be eliminated at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. May 17th is the Final at the O2 arena in London.
Thursday Night Darts: Premier League 2018 airs Thursdays at 10pm/9c. Earlier that day, the weekly competition streams live on BBCAmerica.com, starting at 2:00pm/1c.
LIVE AT THE BBC: SOUNDS LIKE FRIDAY NIGHT – Fridays, 11/10c
Recorded live in front of a studio audience, this scintillating weekly variety series features celebrity guest hosts with comedy sketches, performances of their hit songs, and electrifying interviews about their lives and careers. The show is fronted by Greg James and Dotty (BBC Radio I).
April 6th, Craig David co-hosts with performances from Tom Grennan, Anne-Marie, and The Killers with an exclusive track by Craig & Bastille.
April 13th, Paloma Faith co-hosts with live performances from Sigrid, Royal Blood & Rita Ora.
April 20th, Dua Lipa co-hosts with live performances from Raye, Hurts and Rag N Bone Man.
TOP GEAR – Sunday, April 1, 8/7c
This season of Top Gear has seen the team confronting the big issues: building the world’s fastest tractor, tackling America's Wild West in shiny new V8 sports cars, attempting to land a NASA research plane in a muscle car, and much more. In the season finale, expect Top Gear’s trademark array of stunning photography, state-of-the-art supercars, celebrity guests and a healthy disrespect for presenter safety.
THE X-FILES TAKEOVER MARATHON – Saturday, March 31 through Monday, April 2
BBCA will air the original cult sci-fi drama, The X-Files, starting with a “The X-Files Takeover Marathon” on Saturday, March 31. Created by Chris Carter, The X-Files chronicles the lives of Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), two disparate FBI agents who were originally assigned to investigate the bureau’s unsolved cases, known as the “X-Files” – many of which suggest paranormal involvement. Mulder, who maintains that as a young boy he witnessed his sister’s abduction by aliens, is the believer, steadfast in his determination that there exists an entire world which simply cannot be explained by rational thought, a world rife with alien beings, government conspirators, and human anomalies. Scully, a medical doctor by training, remains the rock-solid skeptic, equally determined to provide that science can explain even that which appears to be without explanation.
EARTH DAY MARATHON – Sunday, April 22
Celebrate Earth Day by embarking on a magical, mind-blowing voyage into the natural world, with the greatest episodes from Emmy-winning Planet Earth and BBCA’s new acclaimed series Planet Earth: Blue Planet II. By using breakthroughs in science and cutting-edge technology, the episodes reveal the astonishing characters, otherworldly places, and extraordinary new animal behaviors. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures, to epic journeys through breathtaking wilderness and oceans, experience the wonder of our planet as never before.