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2. The Crisis of Wallis Simpson

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Wallis Simpson flees to escape the publicity and press intrusion surrounding her impending marriage. Starring Frances Barber. Show more

Contributors

Wallis Simpson:
Frances Barber
Edward VIII:
Anthony Calf
Kitty Rogers:
Jane McKenna
Herman Rogers:
Mark Straker
Lord Brownlow:
Richard Dillane
George Ladbrook:
Ben Crowe
Inspector:
Richard Atlee

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Abdication

1. The King's Matter

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Two men are determined to persuade the King from a marriage they feel isn’t only unsuitable but also wrong. Stars Jim Broadbent. Show more

Contributors

Stanley Baldwin:
Jim Broadbent
Cosmo Lang:
Hugh Ross
Lord Beaverbrook:
Mark Straker
Edward VIII:
Anthony Calf

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