America on a Plate: The Story of the Diner

About this programme

Stephen Smith explores the importance of diners in 20th-century American culture, arguing they are its last surviving link with the mentality of the frontier - a place where strangers are thrown together and anything can happen. He travels across the country to visit some of the most famous establishments and analyse their roles in works of art including Edward Hopper's painting Nighthawks and Michael Mann's film Heat.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Stephen Smith

Crew

Director
Colette Camden
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Categories
Food

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