Matt Smith on playing British sculling champion Bert Bushnell:
"I’ve got blisters on the hand, cuts and bruises everywhere, calluses," he told Radio Times. "I loved it although it’s taken its toll physically. Your bum is the worst thing because those old wooden seats are pretty grim."
Congrats to Bradley Wiggins on becoming Britain’s first Tour de France Champion!
Enjoy a free episode of some of our favorite BBC America shows at the iTunes (US) store.
While you’re there, pick up $5 seasons of Top Gear, Planet Earth, Torchwood, Whitechapel, The Fades, Misfits, Bedlam, and Gordon Ramsay.
For those of us who live and breathe British pop culture, London is already the center of the universe. But this summer, the city will dominate our attentions like never before. The Queen‘s Jubilee will kick off two months of unrelenting focus on Britain’s capital, leading up to the globe’s biggest sporting event, the Olympics. From the music to the movies, the fashions to the arts, each week we’ll be highlighting the best that London has on offer this summer. The Brit List‘s Asha Leo (@AshaLeo) will be the on-air host of 60-second roundups on BBC America, with BBC America talent including Idris Elba chiming in with their London picks of the summer.
BBC AMERICA CELEBRATES THE SUMMER OF LONDON
As all eyes turn to London this summer, BBC AMERICA celebrates with a season of brilliantly British and exceptionally English programming. From The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June through the London Olympics in August, BBC AMERICA offers viewers a wide slate of live event coverage, comedies, documentaries and dramas.
COMING IN JUNE AND JULY:
Live Coverage of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
US Premiere Comedies: Twenty Twelve and Absolutely Fabulous
World Premiere Specials: The Brit List hosted by Asha Leo
US Premiere Documentaries: The Diamond Queen and Discovering Lennon
US Premiere Drama: Going For Gold – The ’48 Games
Entire Series Marathon: The Tudors
Multi-platform Summer of London countdown hosted by Asha Leo
(Photo of Twenty Twelve star Hugh Bonneville)