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Duration: 59 minutes

Russell Brand sets out across America's vast heartland in homage to one of his literary heroes, Jack Kerouac and his classic novel, On The Road, which has inspired countless hipsters and restless souls to hit the road. Russell read the book when he was 19 and was excited by the sense of magic and possibility it conjured up. Travelling with his friend Matt Morgan, he sets off on a coast-to-coast adventure that becomes a journey of self-discovery.

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Wed 16 Nov 2011 23:00 BBC Four

  • Photo: Russell Brand

    Photo: Russell Brand

    Russell Brand performs stand up in San Francisco as he crosses the United States in homage to his literary hero, Jack Kerouac.

  • All American season

    All American season

    This programme is part of All American, a BBC Four season about US culture. You can also watch further programmes from the BBC archives, online and in full, in the All American Collection.

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Matthew Morgan
Iain Scollay
Iain Scollay
Executive Producer
Andrea Miller


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