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Episode 2

2. Paul Merton's Birth of Hollywood: Episode 2

In prohibition America, scandals saw Hollywood on a collision course with its public.

Age of Empire

6. Seven Ages of Britain: Age of Empire

The story of the British Empire from 1750 to 1900, revealed through its art and treasures.

The Americas

3. Alan Whicker's Journey of a Lifetime: The Americas

Alan tracks down a Hollywood plastic surgeon and his favourite patient - his wife.

Park Avenue - Money, Power and the American Dream

4. Why Poverty?: Park Avenue - Money, Power and the American Dream

How the wealthiest Americans spend their money and how the poorest Americans are shut out.

Four Born Every Second

1. Why Poverty?: Four Born Every Second

Revealing the shocking lottery of child birth across the globe.

Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck

Drama set in 1950s America. A TV reporter takes a stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy.

American Nomads

American Nomads

Richard Grant travels the deserts and mountains in search of the modern American nomads.

Episode 4

4. Top Gear USA: Series 1, Episode 4

Tanner races Ford's new F150 Raptor against a parachutist jumping from 25,000 feet.

Great City Games

Athletics: 2011, Great City Games

World-class athletes from Great Britain and Northern Ireland take on the USA in Newcastle.

1959: The Year that Changed Jazz

1959: The Year that Changed Jazz

A look at 1959 albums by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman.

Civil Rights, USA

Witness: Civil Rights, USA

Video clips for the classroom. Exploring the civil rights movement in the USA.

True West

5. Stephen Fry in America: True West

Stephen Fry continues his American journey, meeting the people of the South West.

Deep South

2. Stephen Fry in America: Deep South

Stephen Fry tries to find out what makes the Southern states so distinctive.

New World

1. Stephen Fry in America: New World

Stephen's journey begins in New England, before moving on to the nation's capital.