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Mum's American Dream

The De Silva Cousins

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

In his final week Romesh really wants to spend quality time with his mother Shanthi.

Last week, whilst he was in Mexico, she had been spending time with her long lost relatives the De Silva family in LA. It turns out, to Romesh’s surprise and annoyance,that Shanthi has got on very well without him in their time apart. So much so that she is on the road to fulfilling her life-long dream of being a movie star with plans to meet with a local Agent.

The next day appears to be more to Romesh’s liking - a hip hop tour of LA in a ‘Lowrider’ - but it is soon derailed when the lowrider group are more interested in what his mum wants to do and it becomes a glorified shopping trip.

Finally, there is one last surprise for Romesh who had been brought up watching Beverly Hills Cop - a day experiencing life as a private detective. Romesh and Shanthi seem to be thrown in at the deep end as they are asked to go undercover on a bust.

For the last day, Shanthi wants to spend time with the De Silvas but Romesh has set up a day to go to the biggest comic book convention in the world ‘Comicon.’ Romesh is looking down the barrel of a disastrous last day as his mother is totally bored and fed up and even he cannot pretend it is totally enjoyable, At the last minute he comes up with an bizarre idea to save the climax of their trip - make their own Superhero movie trailer… Show less

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