In this special edition of FPS, Sir David Frost talks about that historic interview.
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2008 10:05 GMT

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Entertainment editor Amanda Palmer and
Sir David Frost
In 1977, 45 million viewers tuned in worldwide to watch the disgraced former US president Richard Nixon confess to interviewer David Frost that he had let down the American people. It was the most watched news interview in history.

Three decades later, award-winning screenwriter Peter Morgan has adapted his critically acclaimed stage play about this historic interview for the big screen. 

Frost/Nixon, directed by Ron Howard, is an electrifying depiction of the historic encounter between Richard Nixon, the fallen president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make.

Richard Nixon, the former US president, 
greets Sir David Frost
For this special Frost/Nixon edition of The Fabulous Picture Show, our audience is joined by Sir David Frost himself, who tells us first-hand what really happened and what made his heart stop when interviewing the former president. 

We also hear from the major participants in the film, including Peter Morgan and Ron Howard, plus actors Michael Sheen (Frost) and Frank Langella (Nixon), and Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and Matthew Macfadyen. 

And we take a look back at the peculiar life-long relationship between Richard Nixon and television.

This episode of The Fabulous Picture Show will be broadcast at the following times GMT:
Saturday, December 27:
0830, 2230; Sunday, December 28: 0630, 1930; Monday, December 29: 0300; Tuesday, December 30: 1430; Wednesday, December 31: 0130, 1230; Thursday, January 01: 0330, 1400, 2330; Friday, December 02: 0730

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