Brave New World - USA

Series 3 - BBC2 NI (2017)

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William Crawley travels to the USA to reveal the remarkable stories of the Ulstermen and women who have helped shape the country's industry, culture and politics. 

Episode 1 In this first episode William discovers the dangers faced by Ulster settlers on the frontier of Maine, why so many Ulster-Scots came to Pennsylvania and how Presbyterian radicals helped America gain independence from Britain.

Episode 1

In this first episode William discovers the dangers faced by Ulster settlers on the frontier of Maine, why so many Ulster-Scots came to Pennsylvania and how Presbyterian radicals helped America gain independence from Britain.

Episode 2 In the second episode of the series, William Crawley travels from New Jersey to Pittsburgh as he reveals the role played by men from Ulster in the American Civil War, how an Ulster financier bankrolled the Pittsburgh steel industry and the remarkable story of a daring undercover journalist with roots in Ulster.

Episode 2

In the second episode of the series, William Crawley travels from New Jersey to Pittsburgh as he reveals the role played by men from Ulster in the American Civil War, how an Ulster financier bankrolled the Pittsburgh steel industry and the remarkable story of a daring undercover journalist with roots in Ulster.

Episode 3 In the third episode of the series William Crawley travels from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to Nashville. He explores the Ulster-Scots contribution to country music, discovers the extraordinary story of a controversial US President with roots in Ulster and meets a County Antrim songwriter inspired to write an album based on his experience as an immigrant in the USA.

Episode 3

In the third episode of the series William Crawley travels from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to Nashville. He explores the Ulster-Scots contribution to country music, discovers the extraordinary story of a controversial US President with roots in Ulster and meets a County Antrim songwriter inspired to write an album based on his experience as an immigrant in the USA.

Episode 4 In this final episode of the series, William Crawley travels to California to find out about a Nobel prize-winning novelist with Ulster-Scots roots. He also visits the city named after a man from County Down and meets with the Sion Mills woman who helps run one of Silicon Valley's leading tech companies.

Episode 4

In this final episode of the series, William Crawley travels to California to find out about a Nobel prize-winning novelist with Ulster-Scots roots. He also visits the city named after a man from County Down and meets with the Sion Mills woman who helps run one of Silicon Valley's leading tech companies.