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Americana - 19/06/2011

Americans love their movies. Adam Brookes talks with Cary Grant's daughter about her Hollywood childhood and asks Jeffery Deaver how an American could write for 007.

As President Obama travels the country hoping to inspire job creation, Americana examines the changing fortunes of American cities from Omaha, Nebraska to Fresno, California.

Presenter Adam Brookes talks to Jennifer Grant, about her famously charismatic father Cary and about life as a Hollywood kid.

Jeffery Deaver tries to explain how an American author such as himself could dare to take on the challenge of writing new episodes in the James Bond series,

And pianist Monty Alexander traces the surprising connections between Jamaican reggae and American jazz.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7:15PM Sun, 19 Jun 2011
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 7:15PM Sun, 19 Jun 2011
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  • Duration 30 minutes

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