Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America: Series 1

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Travel Documentary hosted by Billy Connolly, published by ITV in 2016 - English narration

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Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America: Series 1 The comedian circumnavigates the four corners of the United States on an epic journey that places him in the company of three things he loves dearly - trains, America and his banjo.

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The first episode sees him travel from Chicago to Seattle on the mighty Empire Builder passenger train. Travelling east to west across six states, Billy stops off to witness a true slice of Americana at the Minnesota State Fair, where giant butter sculptures, corn beauty pageants and live animal births are just some of the entertainment on offer.

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In Portland, Oregon, Billy meets Farmer Tom, a prize-winning vegetable farmer who has turned his green fingers to organic cannabis growing. His next stop is the stunning California coast - home to a cacophonous elephant seal rookery - the largest in the world. From there, he heads to the deserts of Arizona to meet the men and women on the frontline of US border control. Deep underground, Billy learns of America's biggest cold war secret and meets the former wing commander who literally had her finger on the nuclear button.

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In Texas, the comedian visits the stadium where soccer moms, ambition and marching bands collide. In Louisiana, he braves an attack from jumping Asian carp and meets the frog princesses of Rayne. After paying his respects at the graveside of musician Hank Williams, he ventures to Alabama, to hear the stories of the child crusaders who changed the course of history and segregation in the South. In Baltimore, Billy uncovers the tale of the millionairess who became known as the Mother of CSI before heading to his final destination of New York.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 3148 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1280 x 720
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 47mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.01 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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