A night devoted to Jamie Bamber?
Except that after June 18th, it won't be anymore. XD
This whole using the slimmest means to justify a show's Britishness (i.e. one or two cast members, even if they are Jamie Bamber who I clearly adore or I wouldn't be here) is actually really starting to grate on me with BBC America. And let me make clear the fact that, on the one hand, I really DO applaud them for recognizing that there was an increasing gap in quality genre programing as Syfy has continued to drop the ball and move away from actual scripted genre shows, and they've made an effort by throwing SO much support behind Doctor Who, premiering stuff like Being Human UK and Primeval, and acquiring stuff like TNG, X-Files and BSG, etc. This is what happens, Syfy when you fail to live up to your (misspelled) name...
HOWEVER... the double edge of this sword is that in doing so, BBCA are failing to live up to THEIR network description, too. So many excellent British shows fail to get a pickup over here because BBCA is filling airtime cheaply with shows that have a tenuous British connection, rather than actually importing new and interesting British programming. I should point out that when I wrote a blog on this topic, I suggested that LOUK would be an excellent and obvious choice for them to import, and applauded when they did it. But there is SO MUCH MORE. (I just finished watching the Olympics sitcom Twenty Twelve and it's flipping hilarious.)
BSG is my favorite show of recent years, I would love it if more people could discover it by any means necessary... however I'm enough of a TV nerd that it irks me that it's at the expense of other shows that would probably do surprisingly well with wider audiences, not just internet-savvy Anglophiles like me. ;)
Footnote: The BSG pickup HAS given me an excellent idea for a funny blog which I can't wait to write this weekend, so well done there. XD