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Episode 5

The Kennedys Episode 5 of 8

Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes star as President John F Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, in Stephen Kronish's compelling drama series, charting the triumph and the tragedy of the first couple.

At home and with little to do, for the first time in his life Joe Sr feels useless. Rose is angry, and feels her sons have abandoned their father. Then, terrible news: Joe suffers a stroke from which he may never fully recover.

In the South, civil rights demonstrators are protesting. James Meredith, a black student, is attempting to gain admission to the University of Mississippi. Riots are imminent, and protests are forming outside the school.

Release date:

42 minutes

Last on

Wed 20 Nov 2013 23:50
BBC Two Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
DirectorJon Cassar
WriterStephen Kronish
WriterJoel Surnow
Jack KennedyGreg Kinnear
Bobby KennedyBarry Pepper
Jackie KennedyKatie Holmes
Joe Kennedy SrTom Wilkinson
Ethel KennedyKristin Booth
Rose KennedyDiana Hardcastle
MichelleRachel Wilson
Lyndon JohnsonDon Allison