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New World

Episode 1 of 6

Stephen Fry explores the states of New England, before heading south to the nation's capital and ending up at the civil war battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.

Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before Stephen was born, his father was offered a job at Princeton University, but chose to turn it down.

And so, Stephen was born in NW3 rather than in NJ, New Jersey.

In this six-part series he travels, mostly in a London cab, through all 50 states of the country that he could have nearly called home and which has always fascinated him.

In this first episode, he explores the states that make up New England, before heading south to the nation's capital and ending up at the civil war battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.

Presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire, witches in Salem, nuclear submariners in Connecticut, deer hunters, small time mobsters in NYC, socialites in Rhode Island, lobster fishermen in Maine, ice cream blenders in Vermont and card washers in New Jersey - Stephen meets them all as he takes the road through the autumn colours to uncover what really makes America tick.

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Last on

Tue 15 Nov 2011 01:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Fry
Presenter Stephen Fry
Writer Stephen Fry
Series Producer John-Paul Davidson
Director John-Paul Davidson

Broadcasts

  • Sun 12 Oct 2008 21:00
  • Sat 18 Oct 2008 19:10
  • Thu 20 Nov 2008 01:30
  • Sat 22 Nov 2008 01:55
  • Sun 4 Jan 2009 19:00
  • Mon 5 Jan 2009 00:30
  • Mon 14 Nov 2011 19:30
  • Mon 14 Nov 2011 23:50
  • Tue 15 Nov 2011 01:00