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Whicker's World

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Living with Uncle Sam
The last of ten films in which Alan Whicker talks to a wide range of Brits who've gone to live and work in the USA. You muddle-up your brains with a little booze - and they'll take your knickers ...
No such fate has befallen the author of this remark:
Sir Gordon White has, in ten years, turned$3,000 into a company worth a cool billion: 'They only understand excellence in this country, you can't get by with mediocrity.'
America may be the land of opportunity, but when the axe falls it can be a cruel place - as Colin and Veronica Draper experienced.
New York is also the home of a Scot, Albert Watson , one of America's most successful photographers. Vanessa Angel arrived in Manhattan at the age of 17. Three years later, she is a top model with an income of $200,000 a year. But, like many Brits in this series, she still has reservations about life with Uncle Sam: 'They don't care about the quality of life -just how many Porsches they have....' Researcher DEBORAH ISAACS Film cameraman MIKE FOX Sound recordists
JOHN PARKER. KEITH RODGERSON Film editor liz THOYTS producer JONATHAN STEDALL
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Contributors

Talks: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Sir Gordon White
Unknown: Veronica Draper
Unknown: Albert Watson
Unknown: Vanessa Angel
Unknown: Deborah Isaacs
Unknown: John Parker.

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