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Nixon's The One. Image shows from L to R: Henry Kissinger (Henry Goodman), President Richard Nixon (Harry Shearer). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
Nixon's The One

Nixon's The One

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky Arts
  • 2012 - 2014
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comic series revealing the tragic and humourous reality of the White House during 'I am not a crook' Richard Nixon's time as President. Stars David Frost, Harry Shearer and Demetri Goritsas.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Henry

Harry Shearer stars as President Nixon in a comedy drama revealing the extraordinary conversations that took place during his tenure.

Preview clips

Further details

Nixon's The One. Image shows from L to R: Henry Kissinger (Henry Goodman), President Richard Nixon (Harry Shearer). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

Written by Harry Shearer in collaboration with Dr Stanley Kutler, the historian whose lawsuit ensured the release of the long-suppressed Nixon tapes in 1997, the deadpan series draws on more than 2,000 hours of meetings and telephone conversations recorded by Nixon via a secret system he had installed in the White House.

The result is an eye-opening and amusing insight into the paranoia, ego and secretive dealings of 'Tricky Dicky'.

Rambling conversations, clumsy comments and awkward meetings expose Nixon's intimate, sly and fraught relationship with his close advisor Henry Kissinger, his obsession with wire-tapping, his difficult relationship with the media and his anxiety over the East Coast intellectual establishment.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 30th January 2014
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Arts
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
David Frost (as Sir David Frost) Host / Presenter
Harry Shearer President Richard Nixon
Demetri Goritsas H.R. 'Bob' Haldeman
Guest cast
Henry Goodman Henry Kissinger
Writing team
Harry Shearer Writer
Stanley Kutler Writer
Production team
Sasha Ransome Director
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Harry Shearer Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Mark Williams Editor
Graeme Story Production Designer
Judith Owen Composer

Video

Nixon's The One Trailer

Harry Shearer reprises his role as former US President, Richard 'I'm Not a Crook' Nixon in the British comedy drama.

Featuring: Harry Shearer (President Richard Nixon).

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