Stephen Fry in America by Stephen FryBritains best-loved comic genius Stephen Fry turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. Stephens account of his adventures is filled with his unique humour, insight and warmth in this beautifully illustrated book that accompanies his journey for the BBC1 series.
Stephen Fry is a treasure of the British Empire. - The Guardian
Stephen Fry has always loved America, in fact he came very close to being born there. Here, his fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation.
Starting on the eastern seaboard, Stephen zig-zags across the country in his London taxicab, talking to its hospitable citizens, listening to its music, visiting its landmarks, viewing small-town life and Americas breath-taking landscapes - following wherever his curiosity leads him.
Stephen meets a collection of remarkable individuals - American icons and unsung local heroes alike. Stephen starts his epic journey on the east coast and zig-zags across America, stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii. En route he discovers the South Side of Chicago with blues legend Buddy Guy, catches up with Morgan Freeman in Mississippi, strides around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch, marches with Zulus in New Orleans Mardi Gras, and drums with the Sioux Nation in South Dakota; joins a Georgia family for thanksgiving, picks with Bluegrass hillbillies, and finds himself in a Tennessee garden full of dead bodies.
Whether in a club for failed gangsters (yes, those are real bullet holes) or celebrating Halloween in Salem (is there anywhere better?), Stephen is welcomed by the people of America - mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers and hobos, bringing to life the oddities and splendours of each locale.
A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is our authors homage to this extraordinary country.
'Stephen Fry in Central America' Ep 3: El Salvador to Nicaragua - 2015 (BBC)
In the six-part series he travels, mostly in a London cab , through all 50 of the U. The episodes are regularly repeated in the UK on Dave , lasting an hour and twenty minutes due to advertising breaks. The series was filmed in two segments, the first in October—November , and the second in February—April Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions are two-disc sets, complete and uncut. A two-disc Region 1 version was released in the United States in July
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Some of these travelogues have been pretty good Paul Merton in China , others have been quite, quite bad that one where Richard E Grant luxuriated smugly in various hotel rooms , but few have given off the sense of being much more than a broadcaster-funded jolly. A further similarity between Cooke and Fry: both have tackled, in travel documentary form, that vast land mass, the US. Well, not that arduous. After an early stop-off at Chihuahua, Fry lets his bus have a bit of a rest while he boards a train to the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. There he takes in the dramatic Copper Canyon , larger even than its Grand cousin north of the border.