Miriam's Big American Adventure

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Miriam's Big American Adventure

Series 1 - Episode 1



Miriam Margolyes has ditched the Real Marigold on Tour gang to go it alone. In this new series she confronts her prejudices by driving through the heartlands of Middle America. She sets out on her trip in Chicago – where a wealthy socialite gives her a makeover, much to her distaste – and then insists on being driven to the city’s notorious South Side. There, she hangs out with a former drug dealer and some young gang members, who are all too aware that they’re caught in a tragic cycle of crime and poverty.

As ever, she’s hilariously forthright and leaves slack jaws and nervous laughter in her wake.


Miriam Margolyes embarks on an epic road trip through the heartlands of Middle America to learn more about the people who are reshaping the nation. She begins her journey in Chicago and tries to find out if the American Dream still exists, meeting ex-Playboy bunny Candace Jordan, who persuades the resolutely scruffy Miriam to have a beauty salon makeover and wardrobe revamp before heading to a glittering social event.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Miriam Margolyes
Director Nicola Comber
Editor Gwen Jones
Executive Producer Alicia Kerr
Executive Producer Paul Hamann
Producer Nicola Comber
Series Producer Simon Draper
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