As the UK prepares for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the London Olympics, BBC America has announced ‘Summer of London’ programming.

BBC America will air live coverage of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant for Her Majesty The Queen and Jubilee Day, including Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

US viewers will also get to see The Diamond Queen documentary, fronted by Andrew Marr and featuring interviews from Duke of Cambridge and Princess Anne.

Critically acclaimed comedy The Games and an Olympic themed Absolutely Fabulous special starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Doctor Who’s Matt Smith stars in the uplifting drama Going for Gold – The ’48 Games.

On the pop culture front, the channel will premiere The Brit List, a series of specials hosted by BBC AMERICA’s pop culture correspondent Asha Leo, as well as a series of Asha Leo hosted short-form pieces featuring insider highlights of the upcoming summer activities.

The last great British culture invasion will be celebrated with a slate of Beatles programming, including the premiere of the documentary Discovering Lennon, plus BBC America will get into the royal spirit with a marathon of the entire series of The Tudors.

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