Harry Shearer playing Nixon
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Simpsons star Harry Shearer plays Nixon behind closed doors

31 January 2014 Last updated at 12:19 GMT

Harry Shearer is best known for providing the voice of Mr Burns in The Simpsons and as Derek Smalls in spoof rock band Spinal Tap.

His next role sees him take on former US president Richard Nixon in a series based on the disgraced politician behind closed doors.

President Nixon's secret audio recordings became famous around the world as they eventually led to his downfall.