The Republicans: Richard Nixon

The Republicans: Richard Nixon

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 19 October

Entertaining new dramas following the political swings of The Republican Party, through the personal stories of its Presidents. Closely based on the accounts of those who were there, we imagine the triumphs and disasters which have driven the party's electoral fortunes. 1970. President Nixon has announced the invasion of Cambodia, and student protests have ignited across the US, with National Guardsmen shooting four dead at Kent State University. Washington is on high alert. But when the insomniac President wakes up at 4a.m. to see defiant students gathering at the Lincoln Memorial, he walks over to talk to them, taking his White House butler with him. The Secret Service are left struggling to catch up, as the night takes a bizarre turn. Written by Jonathan Myerson Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting Richard Nixon . . . Jonathan Hyde Arnold Hutschnecker . . . Jack Klaff Manolo Sanchez . . . Joseph Balderrama Pat Nixon . . . Emma Handy Carrie Moore . . . Ellen Thomas Bob Haldemann . . . Aaron Vodovoz Secret Serviceman . . . Ryan Whittle Young Richard Nixon . . . Rupert Simonian Student . . . Saffron Coomber Writer . . . Jonathan Myerson Director . . . Jonquil Panting
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