TV: BBC4 All American Collection
Introduced by Adam Curtis, this is a collection of 12 fascinating documentaries from the BBC archives on the subject of America. It includes profiles of Jackson Pollock and Woody Guthrie, interviews with Martin Luther King and Maya Angelou, Whicker's World at the 1967 Kentucky Derby and a four-part series from 1979 called The Devil's Music, in which Alexis Korner explores the blues.
TV: The Celebrity Apprentice USA
The BBC is currently hiding Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice USA in a Monday night graveyard slot, so it's worth catching up on iPlayer just to see how much more away with the fairies American celebrities are, even the ones you've never heard of. Stars of this series are 80s rockers Bret Michaels of Poison (impressively pragmatic