Following the recent release of the "Frost/Nixon" movie, which recounts the interviews in which Sir David Frost interviewed former President Nixon in 1977, Sir David has today recalled some of the lesser known parts of the interview saga.
Frost firstly confirmed the rumours that all of the interviews that were filmed with a close up of Richard Nixon were required as the former President refused to wear trousers, or underwear, for the first 2 hours of each day.
Furthermore, every 3rd sentence that the President completed, would be followed by him muttering "see you all in hell" under his breath.
Suprisingly it does appear that the interview did come about by a fortunate error. Frost confirmed that the original intention had been for him to interview Richard "Mad Dog" Nixon, the Preston North End Goalkeeper who had, in the 1976 season scored 17 own goals. However, the interview with former President Richard "Lunatic" Nixon was arranged through a clerical error.
Off camera, the relationship between the two was strained as Nixon would repeatedly throw dollar coins that Sir David's head. He recalled that "Nixon would throw them shouting "take this you Brit, take this" over and over again".
In concluding the interview, Frost took a moment to personally thank Nixon. Nixon reportedly began to weep, screamed "Jimmy Carter is simply a cheap whore" and sprinted out of the room.
Frost was to never hear from Nixon again.