Stephen travels through the basin of Old Man River, Northern America's greatest. This spans the Rockies to Appalachians and from the Great Lake to its Gulf of Mexico delta. Stephen starts in Louisiana, visiting New Orleans, site of Mardi Grass frivolity and superstition as well as the paternalistic Angola state penitentiary. Meditations about river-love, the restless nature of the American dream and immigration alter with visits to towns and cities in the vast Midwest plains and Minnesota sources. Included are the San Louis homeless, Vedic 'trans-meditational yoga' guru's Iowa commune HQ, second US economic city Chicago, Scandinavian and Hmong communities in the icy north.
Did You Know?
The reason Fry is wearing a sling is that before filming started, Fry took a trip to the Amazon for another documentary series called Last Chance to See. While he was climbing onto a boat he slipped and fell, breaking his arm in three places. He's eventually flown to Miami as it was determined he needed surgery. See more
[buying a hot dog in Chicago
Stephen Fry - Presenter
No, definitely no hot peppers... I'm completely homosexual when it comes to hot peppers.
Peace in the Valley
Written by Thomas A. Dorsey
Performed by Elvis Presley See more