Rich Hall's Working for the American Dream
Comedian Rich Hall explores the American dream and the dictum that came over with the very first pilgrims who set foot on Plymouth Rock - work hard and you will succeed.
Award-winning comedian Rich Hall explores the American dream and the dictum that came over with the very first pilgrims who set foot on Plymouth Rock - work hard and you will succeed.
With his sharp wit and acerbic insight, Rich looks at how Americans strive to achieve this dream and how it's been explored and perpetuated by politicians, industrialists, artists, writers and film-makers.
Rich also looks at the dark heart of the American dream and considers what happens when the dream turns into a nightmare, including the Great Depression of the 1930s, the boom and bust of Detroit and the modern demise of America's shrinking middle class. The land of opportunity has attracted all comers to live the American dream, and Rich Hall explains if it actually exists or if it's just a myth that's become unobtainable for Americans.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Welcome To The Working Week
The Long Riders
Spade Cooley & His Orchestra
Shame On You
Sweet Home Chicago
Everyday I Have The Blues
You Was Born To Die (Album Version)
Which Side Are You On?
Jack The Ripper (Album Version)
On The Road Again
London Festival Orchestra & Stanley Black
Rhapsody In Blue
Dead End Street
Back in the U.S.A.
I Hear You Knockin
Link Wray & His Raymen
Got My Mojo Working
John Lee Hooker
The Motor City is Burning
We Can't Make It Here
Winter In America
Why Is It So Hard
Down In The Bottom
A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today
Working In A Coal Mine
Zager & Evans
IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
|Executive Producer||Andrew Beint|
|Executive Producer||Anthony Caveney|
|Production Company||Open Mike Productions|