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With the chances of getting the government's support for his marriage to Wallis ever diminishing, the King attempts to get their support for a morganatic marriage. Used in some countries ... See full summary »

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writers:

Frances Donaldson (book), Simon Raven
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Edward Fox ... King Edward VIII
Cynthia Harris ... Wallis Warfield Simpson
Peggy Ashcroft ... Queen Mary
Nigel Hawthorne ... Walter Monkton
Jessie Matthews ... Aunt Bessie Merryman
John Shrapnel ... Major Alexander Hardinge
David Waller David Waller ... Stanley Baldwin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nuala Barrie Nuala Barrie ... Queen Mary's Lady in Waiting
Tony Church Tony Church ... Sir Samuel Hoare
Ed Devereaux ... Lord Beaverbrook
Peter Ellis Peter Ellis ... Osborne
Robert Flemyng ... Sir Donald Somervell
William Hoyland William Hoyland ... Lord Perry Brownlow
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Winston Churchill
Elsie Randolph ... Lady Colefax

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With the chances of getting the government's support for his marriage to Wallis ever diminishing, the King attempts to get their support for a morganatic marriage. Used in some countries when royalty marries a commoner, a morganatic marriage results in the sovereign's wife not becoming Queen and does not allow the children to inherit the throne. There is no provision in British law for this type of marriage and there is no support, either from the government or the Opposition, to enact the necessary legislation. Wallis for her part simply can't understand why the King just doesn't order everyone to accept their situation. Wallis and the King agree that she should go to France for the time being. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | History | Romance

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Baldwin is seen asking Churchill would back the government or the king, in fact Baldwin would not have asked Churchill for his opinion, Churchill was not in government and was not Baldwins circle, he would not be in the least interested in Churchill s opinion. See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1978 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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