Miriam Margoyles retraces the route of Charles Dickens’ 19th century road-trip through America to find out what has changed since the great author's visit to the States.
Based on Dickens' little-known record of his 1842 journey, American Notes, Margolyes sets out on the first leg of her 6,000 mile journey starting at the V&A Museum and Charles Dickens House in London - where she meets Dickens' great-great-grandson - before sailing across the Atlantic on board the Queen Mary II to New York.
Broadcaster: BBC Two & BBC Four
TX Date: January 2005
Format: 10 x 30