Playhouse Presents

Series 1 - 3. Playhouse Presents: Nixon's the One

Playhouse Presents: Nixon's the One
Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

Harry Shearer voices Mr Burns from The Simpsons, so
is well placed to play that other caricatured scoundrel, Richard Nixon, in a series of vignettes based on transcripts from Oval Office tapes in which he rants about Jews, homosexuals and black people.

There is a sliver of light relief in Nixon’s bumptious offer of marketing advice to a group of dairy lobbyists. Milk helps you sleep!

About this programme

3/10. Harry Shearer stars as disgraced former American president Richard Nixon in a comedy drama based on transcripts of almost 200 hours of tape recordings made during his time in office. The story examines Nixon's attitudes toward foreign policy, social issues and the crises that would eventually end his presidency, and reconstructs conversations he held with associates including Henry Kissinger and White House chief of staff Bob Haldeman. With Henry Goodman, Demetri Goritsas and Corey Johnson.

Cast and crew


Richard Nixon
Harry Shearer
Henry Kissinger
Henry Goodman
Bob Haldeman
Demetri Goritsas
John D Ehrlichman
Corey Johnson