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Good news for our American friends and fans -  BBC Being Human Series 5 premieres as part of 'Supernatural Saturday' on 8 June!

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BEING HUMAN (6 x 60) – US PREMIERE

Being Human is produced by Touchpaper Wales, a Zodiak Media Company, for BBC Cymru Wales and BBC AMERICA. In the final season of BBC AMERICA’s hit original Being Human series, ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) is adjusting to life after death with werewolf Tom (Michael Socha), but vampire Hal (Damien Molony) is in hell. Not because he’s chained up like an animal, but because he’s desperate to clean up the messy house. When Tom and Alex decide to set him free, Hal’s wracked by uncertainty… can he control his bloodlust? Things get complicated with the return of Mr. Rook, the shady figure whose government department protects the world from supernaturals. Having been fired from the café, Hal and Tom find new employment at the Barry Grand Hotel, home to poisonous pensioner Captain Hatch (Phil Davis). Unknown to our trio, his decrepit exterior hides an ancient evil that threatens not only their friendship but also the entire world. Lead writer is Toby Whithouse(Doctor Who, Torchwood) and the fifth season is produced by Polly Buckle. Executive producers are Toby Whithouse, Rob Pursey and Philip Trethowan, Touchpaper Television, and George Ormond for BBC Cymru Wales. Being Human returns Saturday, June 8, 10:00pm ET/PT as part of Supernatural Saturday.

 

 

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EDIT: A schedule change has been announced - the BH5 premiere date is now 13 July



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Seems wrong that the US fans have to wait so long !!! Will it be the exactly same version I remember someone on the forum saying they cut bits out of series 4!!!:(

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Good question HalGal! I was most surprised that there were edits made to the uk version for the US audience for series 4. It will be interesting to find out if the same happens to series 5!

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That stinks! I don't watch most of my TV via TV so I wouldn't know.  Why would they cut bits out?  To make room for commercials? 



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When I heard they do that I assumed they tried to cut it down to forty minutes, but I can't imagine how they end up with anything comprehensible. If they're allowing it to run more than the average length of a show, then why bother cutting it?

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I am not sure if it is a time thing or a content thing UJ? perhaps some of our American friends who have seen the BBC uk and BBC America versions of Being Human uk can tell us?

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How confusing..the above feature from BBC America gives June 8 as the premiere date for Being Human 5 on BBC America, yet the following gves 13 July!?!

 

http://www.bbcamerica.com/being-human/about-the-show/

In the final season of BBC America’s hit original “Being Human” series, ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) is adjusting to life after death with werewolf Tom(Michael Socha), but vampire Hal (Damien Molony) is in hell. Not because he’s chained up like an animal, but because he’s desperate to clean up the messy house.

When Tom and Alex decide to set him free, Hal’s wracked by uncertainty…can he control his bloodlust? Things get complicated with the return of Mr. Rook, the shady figure whose government department protects the world from supernaturals. Having been fired from the café, Hal and Tom find new employment at the Barry Grand Hotel, home to poisonous pensioner Captain Hatch (Phil Davis). Unknown to our trio, his decrepit exterior hides an ancient evil that threatens not only their friendship but also the entire world.

“Being Human” is written by Toby Whithouse (“Doctor Who,” “Torchwood”) and the fifth season is produced by Polly Buckle. Executive Producers are Toby Whithouse, Rob Pursey and Philip Trethowan, Touchpaper Television, and George Ormond for BBC Cymru Wales.

“Being Human” returns Saturday, July 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT as part of Supernatural Saturday.



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I believe that there has indeed been a change of scheduling for the BH5 premiere in America to 13 July. fangswerewolfghost

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Because June wasn't long enough to wait.  Jeez!  I'm glad I found other avenues to watch the final season. 



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That's great!  I have been waiting for it.  I watched the final series on you tube on my laptop.  Just not the same as watching it on  TV.



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I'm looking forward to re-watching it with some friends who have BBCA. I don't get that channel.  They enjoy the show but don't quite understand why I'm so gone over it.  I think it's because they haven't seen this last season and it was so GOOD! I'm looking forward to seeing their reactions.



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We watched the first two episodes of this season on BBC America tonight with some friends.  BBCA cut a lot of good stuff out.  The conversation between Hal and Crum in the basement got cut out, they bleeped out dicksplash and all instance of fuck and they cut out the scene with Crum and Alan on the beach talking about Flaming Dork Orc (I guess to squeeze more commercials in).



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I watched about 20 minutes of Ep 1 and was so disappointed that they bleeped out words and there was a huge watermark on one side of the screen that I gave up. It's recording so that gets counted in whatever is counted towards "ratings", not that it matters anymore.  

Very disappointed in BBCA overall. They didn't even post the "Alex's Unfinished Business" clips on their site.  American fans are getting jipped and I think that's why (relatively) fewer people over here understand the appeal.  They aren't getting all the goodies that elevate the show from awesome to FUCKING AWESOME.  (you can bleep me out if you want, I did that on purpose.) LOL



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Random Jane wrote:

We watched the first two episodes of this season on BBC America tonight with some friends.  BBCA cut a lot of good stuff out.  The conversation between Hal and Crum in the basement got cut out, they bleeped out dicksplash and all instance of fuck and they cut out the scene with Crum and Alan on the beach talking about Flaming Dork Orc (I guess to squeeze more commercials in).


 Hooowwwwww can they have edited all that out?  Swearing, OK, I get, kinda, but it's shown at 10pm is it not?  Why can't you talk about bumming and all that?  And the Flaming Orc stuff is important for episode 4.  How are people going to understand why Crumb's hanging around with Alan and the whole bit with Hal and Alex finding them in their flat with the caps on and playing the game! Gaahhhhh!

They should show an uncut version of it at midnight or something if they're that worried - all ads at that time of night are crap infomercials anyway aren't they?



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I understand that they have to cut parts out due to commercials but still it's really annoying. Or they could just run shows longer and add more commercials in. 

@whimsyfox - Well put.  I think it does affect the popularity of the show.  I'm glad now that I don't get BBCA.  At least Neftlix and Amazon don't cut things so maybe some of the people watching on BBCA will re-watch and get the whole episodes. 

They did at least show Alan and Crum on the beach and Alan asking Crum to turn him but the whole game conversation was cut.  I don't think the bumming conversation was censorship but another case of having to cut something out to leave room for commercials. 

I know they have to bleep out certain words by law (US decency laws are stupid).  How many young children are watching Being Human UK?  If they are they're probably kids of more liberal parents. 



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I am actually shocked by this. As if enough Colin and Hamza scenes weren't cut out already in the uk version. The flaming orc moment was the very way Alan persuaded Crumb to recruit him!

(by the way you ladies dropping the 'b' off Crumb caused me to check, and it is actually with!)

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Its so weird what America will allow to be shown and what they won't allow to be shown. Sometimes its for commercials purposes and other times its for the audience viewsmad.gif.



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it is bad enough that it is interrupted by commercial breaks, did not realise this was the case on BBC America...that changes the whole flow / arc of the episode!

however..so very glad that the wider american audience has a chance to watch the original, the one and only, Being Human! vampwerewolfghost

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OH MY GOD Y'ALL!!!!  We watched Ep 5 tonight.  They cut out Alex's bra of doom speech, Natasha and Tom's date and the entire living room scene were Hal comes in with the keys and kisses Alex and the birds-and-the-bees talk!  No wonder the show isn't as popular in America.  Americans watching BBC America are only getting half of the show.  Tonight's episode made no sense.  

I'm so glad this is not how I get my British TV. 

What a bunch of butchers!



-- Edited by Random Jane on Wednesday 14th of August 2013 02:12:30 AM

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OH MY GOD Y'ALL!!!!  We watched Ep 5 tonight.  They cut out Alex's bra of doom speech, Natasha and Tom's date and the entire living room scene were Hal comes in with the keys and kisses Alex and the birds-and-the-bees talk!  No wonder the show isn't as popular in America.  Americans watching BBC America are only getting half of the show.  Tonight's episode made no sense.  

I'm so glad this is not how I get my British TV. 

What a bunch of butchers!



-- Edited by Random Jane on Wednesday 14th of August 2013 02:12:30 AM


 I am still so INCREDIBLY bitter about how much they butchered this episode.  I'm terrified to see how much they're going to ruin the series finale this weekend..... cry



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