BBC America HD Schedule

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BBC America HD TV Schedule

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Sunday, August 30 2015
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    • 12:45am
      Doctor WhoSeason 6 Episode 4: The Doctor's Wife: Bonus Edition

      In an episode penned by popular sci-fi writer Neil Gaiman, a distress signal from an old friend provides the Time Lord with a glimmer of hope that he might not be the last of his kind. Following the beacon to a junkyard planet, the companions are greeted by a strange family, and the beautiful but unhinged Idris, who seems to know a great deal about the Doctor. Guest starring Suranne Jones (Coronation Street's Karen McDonald), with Matt Smith

    • in 8 mins
      Doctor WhoSeason 6 Episode 10: The Girl Who Waited

      Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague, one that threatens to claim the Doctor's life within a day. With the Time Lord incapacitated, it is up to Rory to break in and rescue her before the medics in charge can administer their dreaded treatment. However, incarceration brings out very different aspects of his wife's personality. Matt Smith stars in the sci-fi adventure, with the voice of Imelda Staunton

    • 4:00am
      Star Trek: The Next GenerationSeason 2 Episode 11: Contagion

      While investigating the destruction of a Federation starship, the Enterprise's computer system is paralysed by a mysterious virus, leaving the crew stranded in the Neutral Zone at the mercy of a dangerous Romulan vessel. Patrick Stewart stars

    • 6:00am
      AfricaSeason 1 Episode 6: The Future

      David Attenborough describes some of the present and future challenges faced by the continent's wildlife, including the realities of rhino poaching and the impact of human encroachment on elephants' natural habitat. In Kenya, he meets a young rhinoceros named Elvis, who has had his horn removed to ward off the threat of hunters, while in Mozambique, cameras capture the efforts of an ambitious team of scientists trying to determine whether the Gorongosa National Park can, once again, become a haven for wild animals after the ravages of civil war. Cameras also observe the Maasai warriors, who have become lion guardians, and witness the efforts of conservationists on the tropical east coast

    • 8:00am
      Human PlanetSeason 1 Episode 6: Grasslands: The Roots of Power

      Survival techniques used by people living on grasslands, including the traditional hunters of the Dorobo tribe in Kenya, who employ a high-risk strategy to benefit from the wildebeest migration. Plus, Namibia's Jo'hansi Bushmen, who wait in hiding for five days to capture a kudu antelope, and modern-day cowboys in Australia who use helicopters to round up more than 20,000 cattle. Narrated by John Hurt

    • 9:00am
      Human PlanetSeason 1 Episode 7: Rivers: Friend and Foe

      The challenges and unpredictable situations faced by people living close to rivers. A man risks his life by crossing the Mekong in Laos during a flood, hoping to reach an island where he can fish for food, while two children and their father trek for nearly six days on a frozen river in the Himalayas. Elephants in Kenya help Samburu tribesmen find water, and villagers in Brazil devise an ingenious solution when the Rio Negro floods their homes

    • 10:00am
      Human PlanetSeason 1 Episode 8: Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle

      An insight into how nature has adapted to life in urban environments, where more than half the world's human population resides. In Dubai, the ancient art of falconry has offered a solution to a 21st-century problem, while in Colorado's Estes Park, the police deal with an invasion of giant elk. Raiding monkeys cause trouble for an Indian fruit seller in Jaipur, and a mother has unwelcome guests in her London home. Narrated by John Hurt

    • 11:00am
      The Matrix

      Naive computer hacker Keanu Reeves discovers the world around him is nothing more than a virtual reality fantasy, and joins a team of freedom fighters risking their lives to bring the truth out into the open. The first of the ground-breaking sci-fi adventure trilogy from the Wachowski brothers, laden with breathtaking visuals and mind-bending ideas. Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving co-star.

    • 2:00pm
      The Matrix Reloaded

      Sequel to the blockbusting 1999 movie, which sees Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue their battle to save mankind as the threat to Zion grows - but their quest is complicated by personal issues, not to mention the re-appearance of malevolent program Smith. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving

    • 5:00pm
      The Matrix Revolutions

      The final part of The Matrix trilogy sees the desperate residents of Zion battling to stop the machines destroying them and their home, while Neo and Trinity embark on a desperate journey in a last-ditch effort to stop the war. Sci-fi sequel, starring Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Jada Pinkett.

    • 8:00pm
      The Green Mile

      An 8ft-tall convicted murderer arrives on death row and surprises the guards because he is scared of the dark - and can apparently perform miracles. His extraordinarily benign nature convinces the staff that he is incapable of crime, while emotions run high as they realise there is no hope of overturning his sentence. Oscar-nominated supernatural drama based on a novel by Stephen King, starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse and Harry Dean Stanton

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