How do you make an up-to-the-moment drama about the Mueller investigation when every day brings a fresh sensation? With proper detective work, says the man behind the BBC’s new thriller
I have become a nerd. No, an uber nerd. When Donald Trump was recently asked to name Michael Cohen’s father-in-law during an interview, he faltered. Too easy! Fima Shusterman, two years’ probation for tax evasion in 1993. Next question!
I’ve always nursed an unhealthy attraction to American politics – previous plays of mine have covered Reagan at Reykjavik and Bill Clinton drowning in Whitewater. There is something so gloriously red meat about US politics. It makes British parliamentarians look like sticky porridge (even now).