or


[06/07/13 - 10:00 AM]
This Summer, Live Dangerously with Modern-Day Houdini's Hearstopping Stunts on BBC America
Jonathan Goodwin stars in "Dangerman," a five-episode series premiering Monday, July 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from BBC America]

THIS SUMMER, LIVE DANGEROUSLY WITH MODERN-DAY HOUDINI'S HEARSTOPPING STUNTS ON BBC AMERICA

Like Harry Houdini and Evel Knievel, Jonathan Goodwin has a taste for danger - testing his fate in the new series, premiering July 8

Impossible is merely a challenge for Jonathan Goodwin, a new breed of escapologist and a professional dangerman, who puts himself in the most extreme situations. Emulating his childhood heroes, the great American sideshow acts and comic-book characters, Goodwin takes his unique brand of entertainment onto the streets of Britain and the US. He'll climb buildings, get buried alive, catch arrows and fire a rifle blindfolded in front of stunned onlookers. But viewers will get to know him even better, witnessing the extraordinary processes Goodwin goes through behind the scenes as he trains intensively for his performances, many of which have never been attempted before. Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin premieres Monday, July 8, 10:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.

UPCOMING STUNTS

WARNING: DO NOT TRY AT HOME

· Gently place scorpion in mouth. Proceed to escape from handcuffs while being slapped in the face - repeatedly.

· Calmly hang off the roof... of a skyscraper. Roll of dice determines how many fingers can be used to hold on.

· Easy peasy. Catch an arrow mid-flight.

· Gracefully hang from trapeze rope... attached to helicopter... while chained to speeding car.

· Lovingly accept lethal snakebite before being buried alive. Escape to reach antidote within 20 minutes.

· Artfully chop squash with butcher knife. Wrist to serve as cutting board.

· Sit back, relax, and bend an iron wrench with teeth.

· Lay on bed of nails. Now, lay down on one single nail... as cement block is broken over chest with sledge hammer.

DANGERMAN

Jonathan Goodwin (@RealJGoodwin)

Born and raised in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, 'Dangerman' Jonathan Goodwin became obsessed with the world of the superhero at an early age. As an inquisitive seven-year-old, he discovered the great international daredevil, Harry Houdini, and was enamoured by his extraordinary work. Jonathan too had a taste for danger. As he progressed into his teens, he started to learn the skills of great performers like Houdini and Charles Blondin, who miraculously cheated death while crossing the Niagra Falls on a tightrope. Even at university in Middlesex, Jonathan's dangerous escapades were his main focus. Now, as his full-time profession, Jonathan spends every day training for extraordinary performances. But he makes sure to get home for dinner by eight, joining his wife Kay and daughter, Milligan. Meanwhile, Jonathan's parents are still waiting for him to get a proper job.

EPISODE SYNOPSES

Episode One premieres Monday, July 8, 10:00pm ET/PT. In the Californian desert, Jonathan tackles a famous stunt which defeated Harry Houdini three times. Then, a hovering helicopter and circus trapeze provide the most lethal way to escape from a pair of handcuffs. Plus, a venom-laced visit to a South London ballroom ends with a slap in the face.

Episode Two premieres Monday, July 15, 10:00pm ET/PT. A Californian voluntary worker finds herself at the sharp end of Jonathan's skills when he un-wraps a set of throwing knives. Plus tourists in Derbyshire, England, are in for a shock when he takes a heart-stopping ride hanging from their local cable car.

Episode Three premieres Monday, July 22, 10:00pm ET/PT. Rescued by safety divers after his last water escape went wrong, Jonathan is determined to crack the sport of free-diving while tied to a heavy weight. Plus he revives a traditional fakir's bed of nails feat for a woman who is no slacker with a sledgehammer.

Episode Four premieres Monday, July 29, 10:00pm ET/PT. Jonathan faces a death-defying climb up a London skyscraper and a hazardous crawl along the belly of a speeding truck. Then, there's the prospect of being dragged off a 200-foot cliff, if Jonathan fails to pick the padlock that locks him to a rocket-launched car.

Episode Five premieres Monday, August 5, 10:00pm ET/PT. Jonathan has had a lifelong fascination for vaudeville showmen and stunt artists, and he is determined to revive their amazing techniques for a twenty-first century audience. In tonight's final episode, and after years of preparation and rehearsal, Jonathan pulls off the biggest and most dangerous stunt of his entire life before the world's media. He must escape from a strait-jacket while hanging upside-down on a burning rope from the London Eye, the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel. He has just 90 seconds to free himself and reach safety before the rope snaps. Then, a woman is stunned to find herself re-enacting the legend of William Tell, when Jonathan fires a crossbow bolt at an apple on her head from 100 feet away. The tiniest deviation in his aim could be fatal.

CAST AND PRODUCTION CREDITS

Host Jonathan Goodwin

Director Jon Richards

Executive Producer Matt Crook

Executive Producer Anthony Owen

Executive Producer Richard Watsham

Crook Productions/Objective Productions for Watch (UKTV).

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy(R), five Golden Globes(R) and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in more than 80.4 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online,www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.





  [june 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· DANGERMAN: THE INCREDIBLE MR GOODWIN (BBC AMERICA)





[07/21/14 - 01:03 PM]
"Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words," A Revealing Profile of the Former President, Debuts Aug. 4 on HBO
The film is presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of his resignation and features excerpts from his secretly recorded his private conversations.

[07/21/14 - 12:38 PM]
Zap! Pow! Bang! Comedy Central(R) Hits San Diego Comic-Con with Multiple Fan Events
Said offering start with back-to-back panels as Comedy Central Presents "Key & Peele" and Introduces "Moonbeam City" on Thursday, July 24.

[07/21/14 - 11:44 AM]
Velocity's All-New Series "Garage Squad" Helps America Rebuild and Restore Their Favorite Dream Cars
Hosted by Bruno Massel and Lauren Bohlander, the series comes to the rescue of people whose automotive projects have come to a dead end.

[07/21/14 - 11:32 AM]
Bleachers Named VH1's August You Oughta Know Artist
Bleachers will benefit from significant cross-platform promotion via frequent music video plays, a custom promo spot, interview on VH1's music-oriented Tuner blog, VH1's Top 20 Countdown, and much more.

[07/21/14 - 11:32 AM]
Academy Award Winner(R) Adrien Brody Stars in "Houdini" - Two-Night Miniseries-Event Premieres September 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History(R)
Joining Brody is Kristen Connolly as Bess Houdini, the love of Harry's life and right hand when it came to some of his most amazing feats.

[07/21/14 - 11:22 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's No. 1 Series "The Incredible Dr. Pol" Returns Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 9 PM ET/PT
Additionally, his new book, "Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow," hits the stands August 18, chronicling his life from childhood in the Netherlands up to the local hero he is today.

[07/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as Vice President, Original Movies
Most recently, Maggini was Vice President of Television for Josephson Entertainment in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for managing all areas of television development on behalf of the company.

[07/21/14 - 10:48 AM]
Homeowners Smash Their Way to Spectacular Renovations on DIY Network's "Sledgehammer"
The series features homeowners who think they're trying out for a home improvement show, but instead get a surprise visit from Jason Cameron who promises to fix any room they can completely demolish in 30 minutes.

[07/21/14 - 10:47 AM]
Six New Ways to Celebrate Shark Week 2014
Building upon last year's 11 shark-filled specials, a whopping 13 hours of new programming coupled with the live late-night talk show "Shark After Dark" will air beginning August 10.

[07/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
Country Rocks Your Summer on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airing Tuesday, August 5 on the ABC Television Network
Adding their chops and charm to the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special guest Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton with special guest Gwen Sebastian.

[07/21/14 - 10:30 AM]
Live+7-Day Playback for the Premiere Episode of "Under the Dome" Tops Last Summer's L+7 Series Premiere
CBS further spins the numbers for Monday, June 30.

[07/21/14 - 10:29 AM]
FXX to Air Longest Running Marathon in TV History with "The Simpsons"
For 24 hours a day, over the course of the 12 days, FXX will air 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" (through Season 25) as well as "The Simpsons Movie" (airing after episode 400), in chronological order.

[07/21/14 - 10:19 AM]
Bernadette Peters to Guest Star in Bravo Media's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
Peters will play Lyla's (Janeane Garofalo) mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids.

[07/21/14 - 10:17 AM]
He'll Be Back - "Louie" Picked Up by FX for Fifth Season
The seven-episode new season from Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star/Director/Editor Louis C.K. will premiere in Spring 2015.

[07/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Aw, Geez, FX Is Going Back to "Fargo"
The new chapter of the "Fargo" story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new "true crime" story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes.