Julia Stiles as Georgina
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST
GEORGINA ATTENDS HER FRIEND’S MEMORIAL WHILE NICO (JACK FOX) SETS HIS SIGHTS ON THE CLIOS EMPIRE ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF SUNDANCE NOW’S “RIVIERA” SEASON TWO
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4TH
PADDY MCGUINESS, FREDDIE FLINTOFF AND CHRIS HARRIS EACH PURCHASE A RARE CAR AND TRAVEL TO BORNEO ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “TOP GEAR” AT 8:00PM ET/PT ON BBC AMERICA
This week on AMC Networks, all-new episodes of “Riviera” and “Top Gear.”
Jack Fox as Nico Eltham and Julia Stiles as Georgina
Season two of Sundance Now’s “Riviera,” continues on Thursday, August 1st. On this week’s episode, Georgina (Juila Stiles) attends her friend’s memorial to channel a new found grief, while Nico (Jack Fox) sets his sights on the Clios empire, dropping a bombshell which threatens to explode the family and send shockwaves through the Elthams. And Georgina learns Noah (Grégory Fitoussi) isn’t all he seems to be...
“Riviera’s” highly anticipated return picks up in the immediate aftermath of the explosive first series finale, where the Clios family is faced with the tragic death of one of their own. Only this time, the blood is on the hands of our female protagonist, Georgina.
As Georgina tries to find a way to live with her crime, secrets from her past wash up on the sandy shores of the Cote d’Azur that force her to explore her turbulent childhood against her will. Following an unprecedented and unavoidable visit to her childhood home, Georgina returns with a refreshed sense of self to re-establish her power and position in the family alongside her charismatic confidant, uncle Jeff (Will Arnett).
Georgina very quickly becomes acquainted with the Eltham family, an English dynasty that sail in to the Cote d'Azur providing its shores with a dose of new money and glamour. She goes on to form relationships with the whole family, some that appear genuine from the outset and others that unravel around her as secrets, old and new, become exposed. Juliet Stevenson takes on the role of Lady Cassandra Eltham and is joined on the Riviera by her children, the impossibly stylish Daphne (Poppy Delevingne) and the brooding Nico (Jack Fox) and Daphne’s husband Raafi (Alex Lanipekun).
Elsewhere in the Riviera, the rest of the Clios family is still reeling from Constantine’s death. Christos (Dimitri Leonidas) is on the brink of losing everything, Adriana (Roxanne Duran) loses herself in a dangerous affair and Irina struggles to find her lost son, Adam.
The Riviera has never been so tempestuous. Torn between her past and her present, can Georgina navigate her way to safer waters or will she lose her place in a world that she has grown to control?
Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff
Season 27 of “Top Gear” continues on Sunday, August 4th. On this week’s episode, you don’t need to spend millions on a classic Ferrari or Aston Martin if you want a truly rare car. Because, if you’re prepared to spend a long time trawling the oddest corners of the classifieds, you’ll discover cars out there that are very rare, and very cheap. Cars, in some cases, with just a couple of examples left on the road. The most endangered of endangered species. But should you buy one? To find out, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness each purchased a super-rare car for just a few thousand pounds. Paddy got himself a Matra Bagheera, France’s forgotten Seventies sports car, while Freddie went truly exotic with… an Austin Allegro estate. According to the producers, there was only one place to test such rare beasts. Borneo, the vast rainforest island that’s home to many rare beasts of its own. And, on account of being somewhat jungly, a challenging environment for a pair of knackered old cars. But an even more challenging environment for Paddy, a man who, by his own admission, isn’t a confident traveler. And also, isn’t a fan of eating still-squirming sago worms.
The new season sees Paddy, Freddie and Chris tackling the fastest, hottest, toughest Top Gear challenges to date: pushing their cars, and themselves, to the very limits of endurance. From the brutal heat of the Ethiopian desert to the pedestrianized shopping district of downtown Mansfield in England, Top Gear is going bigger than ever before - all brought from the world-famous Top Gear test track, where a fresh batch of celebrities will demonstrate their driving prowess, or lack thereof, in the Reasonably Fast Car as well as being put through a new challenge which will be set by the presenters each week.
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