Home Television Drama Washington: Behind Closed Doors

Washington: Behind Closed Doors

1 9 7 7 – 1 9 7 8 (USA)
6 x 120 minute episodes

A thinly (very) veiled version of Watergate, sprawlingly adapted from the book The Company, by John Erlichman, a former aide to President Nixon, and starring Jason Robards as a Nixon-like President and Robert Vaughn as his devious aide.


The plots and sub-plots seemed surprisingly close to what was known to have happened (former President Esker Anderson was clearly Lyndon Johnson) confirming British prejudices about widespread corruption Over There.

President Richard Monkton
Jason Robards
Frank Flaherty
Robert Vaughan
Sally Whalen

Stephanie Powers
William Martin

Cliff Robertson
Linda Martin

Lois Nettleton
Esker Anderson

Andy Griffith