Preview: Stephen Fry In America – Mountains And Plains

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Stephen Fry travels the entire length of America, a country that could nearly have been his home, as his road trip across all 50 States continues. He travels from the northern to southern borders, where he sees the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the prairies – “America’s Breadbasket”.

Stephen starts with the airborne border patrol agents at the Canadian border in the stunning mountains of Montana and ends at the very different border with Mexico in Texas.

Along the way, he meets Ted Turner and some of his 50,000 bison, and a Wyoming rancher couple, who have particularly close encounters with wolves and bears. He mushes through the snow on a dog-sled and overdoses on carbohydrates at a German diner in Bismarck, North Dakota.

A stop-off in the Badlands of South Dakota is followed by a ride with a trucker in Nebraska, who takes Stephen into the bizarre home of some Kansans – a converted underground nuclear missile silo.

Posh Aspen in Colorado contrasts with a display of Salvation Army belly-dancing in Oklahoma, whilst a gala dinner in Houston is a far cry from a band of Texmex musicians at the border in El Paso.