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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - Religion

President Nixon has an awkward chat with TV evangelist Oral Roberts.

Further details

Nixon's The One. Image shows from L to R: Oral Roberts (John Guerrasio), President Richard Nixon (Harry Shearer). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

President Nixon meets TV evangelist Oral Roberts for tea in his Oval Office.

Nixon voices apparently negative opinions of Jews as he talks to his chief of staff HR 'Bob' Haldeman about problems with his aides and the state of American society. Jews are "disloyal", he tells Haldeman, with Henry Kissinger being one of the only exceptions.

In part two, Nixon gets a visit from fasttalking and animated televangelist and Christian charismatic Roberts in 1972. In a sketch replete with Nixon's nervous laughter and uncomfortable side-glances, Roberts audaciously encroaches further and further into the president's personal space while also offering his advice as to how he should address the nation on television.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th February 2014
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 14th February 2014 12:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 19th February 2014 1:40am Sky Arts
Wednesday 19th February 2014 10:00pm Sky Arts
Monday 15th December 2014 4:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 24th September 2015 12:15am Sky Arts
Monday 23rd January 2017 12:45am Sky Arts

Cast & crew

David Frost (as Sir David Frost) Host / Presenter
Harry Shearer President Richard Nixon
Demetri Goritsas H.R. 'Bob' Haldeman
Guest cast
John Guerrasio Oral Roberts
Andrew Hall Billy Graham
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

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