When, forty years ago, President John F Kennedy's glamorous, witty, idealistic American world was shattered by an assassin, the shock and grief were felt just as acutely in Britain as in the US.

Godfrey Hodgson, who covered the assassination's aftermath in Washington, and who knew the President, discovers what about the Kennedys captured the British imagination and what that reveals about both countries.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20031115