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How to Be a Good President

BBC Four

Timeshift

Series 8

How to Be a Good President

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Helped by contributors including Shirley Williams, Douglas Hurd and Simon Hoggart, journalist Jonathan Freedland attempts to define the qualities which make a great US president. Show more

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Primary Colors

BBC Four

Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for years

John Travolta stars in this American political satire following an idealistic first-time aide as he manages the election campaign of a presidential candidate. Show more

Contributors

Governor Jack Stanton:
John Travolta
Susan Stanton:
Emma Thompson
Richard Jemmons:
Billy Bob Thornton
Henry Burton:
Adrian Lester
Daisy Green:
Maura Tierney
Howard Ferguson:
Paul Guilfoyle
Governor Fred Picker:
Larry Hagman
Libby Holden:
Kathy Bates
Director:
Mike Nichols
Mamma Stanton:
Diane Ladd
Lucille Kaufman:
Caroline Aaron
Fat Willie:
Tommy Hollis
Izzy Rosenblatt:
Rob Reiner
Miss Walsh:
Allison Janney
Eddie Reyes:
Tony Shalhoub
Writer:
Elaine May
Producer:
Mike Nichols
Composer:
Ry Cooder
Director of photography:
Michael Ballhaus

Regional Variations (2)

How to Be a Good President

BBC Four

Timeshift

Series 8

How to Be a Good President

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Helped by contributors including Shirley Williams, Douglas Hurd and Simon Hoggart, journalist Jonathan Freedland attempts to define the qualities which make a great US president. Show more

BBC Four

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