Stephen Fry in America

Stephen Fry’s epic journey around the United States for the BBC documentary series Stephen Fry in America has been recognised as one of the 2009’s best travel documentaries having won the honour of ‘Most Popular Star Travel Documentary’ at last week’s National TV awards at London’s O2 Arena.

Fry’s programme was up against other great nominees including Piers Morgan on Dubai, Joanna Lumley in The land of the Northern Lights, and Billy Conolly: Journey to the end of the world.

It’s a shame that some of the year’s after top start travel documentaries such as Rick Steins Far Eastern Odyssey and Paul Merton in India missed out on the nomination, but the tough competition surely just shows that 2009 was a great year for travel documentaries.

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