The new King assembles his new staff and his mother, Queen Mary, sees it as a positive beginning. He also assures Wallis that his new position will not change anything but he does make it ... 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
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Duke of York
John Shrapnel ... Major Alexander Hardinge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nuala Barrie Nuala Barrie ... Queen Mary's Lady in Waiting
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ... Duff Cooper (as Trevor Bowen)
Simon Cadell Simon Cadell ... Major John Aird
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ... Footman
Hugh Fraser ... Anthony Eden
Patricia Hodge ... Lady Diana Cooper
Roger Hume Roger Hume ... Humphrey Butler
Richard Kay Richard Kay ... Godfrey Thomas
Charles Keating ... Ernest Simpson
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Storyline

The new King assembles his new staff and his mother, Queen Mary, sees it as a positive beginning. He also assures Wallis that his new position will not change anything but he does make it clear that he will not go through with the coronation, still some months away, unless their situation is clarified. Ernest Simpson informs the King the Wallis must choose between. Wallis and her husband agree that their marriage is finished and he suggests that she sue him for divorce. The King and Wallis visit his old friend Walter Monkton, a barrister, to get advice on her divorce. In a private conversation with Wallis he makes clear his view that the King could never marry a divorcée. The King creates a bit of a stir when he invites Wallis to an official function at Balmoral Castle. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1978 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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