Republicans, The [Drama]

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George W Bush: A Higher Father20191019

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.

2000. As George W Bush scrapes into the White House, his surprise journey to the Presidency doesn't just follow in his father's footsteps.

According to US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Louella Harkrader - a storyteller with her own peculiar angle - Dubya's political steps have been guided all along by a Higher Father, now exerting His influence on US politics.

Written by Jonathan Myerson

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

George W Bush . . . . . Joseph Balderrama
Sgt. Louella Harkrader. . . . . Melody Grove
Barbara Bush . . . . . Amanda Boxer
Laura Bush . . . . . Debbie Korley
Lee Atwater . . . . . Demetri Goritsas
Dick Cheney . . . . . Kerry Shale
Karl Rove . . . . . Chris Pavlo
Jeb Bush . . . . . Jonny Holden

Entertaining new dramas following the political swings of The Republican Party.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Gerald Ford: Fascist Insect20181020

Entertaining new dramas following the political swings of The Republican Party.

Radio 4 drama

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.

1975. After Nixon’s resignation, President Gerald Ford is fighting for his political survival. But the country is in chaos - and his party is disintegrating.

Challenger Ronald Reagan is attacking in weekly radio broadcasts: “Make America Great Again ? is his big catchphrase.

Saigon has just fallen, the Panama Canal is threatened and détente looks like a sell-out. There’s political fervour on the streets. Even Patty Hearst, celebrity rich-girl kidnap victim, seems to have turned terrorist.

Then a small-time FBI informant decides that she is the woman to catalyse the revolution.

She buys a gun - and aims it at the President.

Written by Jonathan Myerson

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Sara Jane Moore... Sian Thomas
Gerald Ford... Nathan Osgood
Betty Ford... Barbara Barnes
Bob Hartmann... Daniel Betts
Jerry terHorst... Kerry Shale
Benton Becker... John Macmillan
Bert Worthington... Philip Desmeules
Richard Nixon... Jonathan Hyde
Detective Callaghan... Stephen Hogan
Kat... Emma Handy
Lud... Sean Murray
Writer... Jonathan Myerson
Director... Jonquil Panting

Richard Nixon: Searchlight Has Left The Building20181013

Entertaining new dramas following the political swings of the Republican Party.

Radio 4 drama

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

Ronald Reagan: Hanging By Our Thumbs20191012

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.

1987. Hold on tight for a knockabout journey through the crazy stories of the notorious Iran-Contra affair.

Ronald Reagan’s landslide second term is on the ropes. Congress is investigating evidence that the US has illegally been selling arms to Iran, and secretly diverting the proceeds to fund Contra guerrilla fighters in Nicaragua – all with the President’s knowledge.

But when NATO Ambassador David Abshire is recalled to try to get the facts straight, he discovers it all depends on what you believe…..

Written by Jonathan Myerson

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

Ronald Reagan . . . . . Kerry Shale
Staffer . . . . . Rupert Simonian
Bud McFarlane . . . . . Mark Heenehan
Fawn Hall . . . . . Janine Harouni
Oliver North . . . . . Paul Hickey
Admiral Poindexter . . . . . Peter Polycarpou
Nancy Reagan . . . . . Madeleine Potter
Abshire . . . . . Chris Pavlo
Don Regan . . . . . David Hounslow
Shultz . . . . . Sean Baker
Ed . . . . . Jonny Holden

Entertaining new dramas following the political swings of The Republican Party.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Ronald Reagan: Hanging By Our Thumbs20191012

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.

1987. Hold on tight for a knockabout journey through the crazy stories of the notorious Iran-Contra affair.

Ronald Reagan’s landslide second term is on the ropes. Congress is investigating evidence that the US has illegally been selling arms to Iran, and secretly diverting the proceeds to fund Contra guerrilla fighters in Nicaragua – all with the President’s knowledge.

But when NATO Ambassador David Abshire is recalled to try to get the facts straight, he discovers it all depends on what you believe…..

Written by Jonathan Myerson

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

Ronald Reagan.... Kerry Shale
Staffer.... Rupert Simonian
Bud McFarlane.... Mark Heenehan
Fawn Hall.... Janine Harouni
Oliver North.... Paul Hickey
Admiral Poindexter.... Peter Polycarpou
Nancy Reagan.... Madeleine Potter
Abshire.... Chris Pavlo
Don Regan.... David Hounslow
Shultz.... Sean Baker
Ed.... Jonny Holden

Entertaining new dramas following the political swings of The Republican Party.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Donald Trump: This Isn't Happening20191026

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.

2017. At a campaign rally, Donald Trump declares: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

But when President Trump loses his temper on his Scottish golf course one day, things work out very differently....

Donald Trump ..... Lewis MacLeod
Young Donald ..... Josh Berry
Ivanka Trump ..... Christy Meyer
Abraham Lincoln ..... William Hope
Richard Nixon ..... Ian Conningham
Roy Cohn ..... Corey Johnson
Fred Trump ..... Neil McCaul
Melania Trump ..... Jessica Turner
TV Producer ..... Clive Hayward
Till Girl ..... Sinead MacInnes

Written by Jonathan Myerson

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Entertaining new dramas following the political swings of The Republican Party.

Drama from BBC Radio 4