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Jonathan Pie's American Pie

Mockumentary. It is the US midterm elections, and Jonathan Pie is sent across the pond on the campaign trail to meet real people who don't normally have a voice.

This balanced mocku-documentary is Louis Theroux meets Alan Partridge. It is the US midterm elections, and spoof news reporter Jonathan Pie is sent across the pond on the campaign trail. Jonathan meets real people who don't normally have a voice as he sorts through the utter carnage of US politics and delivers an extremely entertaining, witty take on Trump's America. He talks to all sides: Republicans, Democrats and independents, while attempting to work out whether Trump is going to destroy the planet with his stance on climate change, his relationships with volatile countries or his twitter account.

Pie comes away with a lot of his preconceptions blown out of the water but also with a few intact.

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58 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Sun 20 Jan 2019 23:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    Main Title (From "The Big Country")

  • 00:08

    Ethel Merman, Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra

    Washington Square Dance

  • 00:09

    Sting

    Englishman In New York

  • 00:21

    WAS IST WAS

    Wieder Daheim

  • 00:25

    Aimee Mann

    Momentum

  • 00:59

    R.E.M.

    Ignoreland

Credits

Role Contributor
Jonathan Pie Tom Walker
Vivian McGregor Sabrina Carter
Charlie Jones Daniel Ableson
Interviewed Guest Will Franken
Executive Producer Genevieve Dolittle
Producer Olly Pollard
Writer Tom Walker
Writer Andrew Doyle

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