60 min documentary. Completed
Grosvenor Square, London – the spiritual home of Americans in Britain for over 200 years and the location of its mighty embassy. But now comes change. As the Ambassador and his staff head for a new home south of the river, we take a unique look at the Presidents, Prime Ministers, events and entertainments that have shaped the Special Relationship between the US and the UK. This is living history – the history of the people and the place that came to be known as LITTLE AMERICA.
“The Embassy here in Grosvenor Square is a big statement of power by the most powerful country in the world. It’s the kind of place we would’ve built when we were running the world with the eagle at the top” – Jack Straw, former UK Foreign Secretary
“The future President [JFK] sat on the next desk to me” – John Newman, former embassy employee
“The great thing about the Special Relationship is that it isn’t fixed, it’s not carved in stone and it’s not cast in bronze. It is alive, it is embodied and made relevant by the men and women queuing up here every morning and by the actors and the activists, business people, culture, diplomacy, educators, you name it, all of these great threads that make the tapestry of the Special Relationship so rich, so strong. The Special Relationship in order for it to remain vibrant and alive, it needs all of us, it can’t just be focused on bronze statues, we need to keep it alive” – US Ambassador Matthew Barzun.