Martin Clunes sets off on a 10,000-mile journey to explore some of the many thousands of islands scattered off the shores of America, in this new four-part series, which follows on from his Islands of Britain and Islands of Australia series.
Martin arrives in New York to explore Manhattan Island, and its Empire State Building, from where he can see the city’s 500 miles of coastline and more than 40 islands. He later takes the ferry to Ellis Island, which opened in 1892 as an immigration centre for those arriving in the US by sea. Following a trip to Coney Island, home to the iconic amusement park, he explores Martha’s Vineyard more than 200 miles away, where Jaws was made. Martin ends his trip in Maine, America’s most easterly state, with hundreds of islands off its coast. Last in the series.