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Vergangenheit 

A secret World War II document opens Elizabeth's eyes to grim realities about a family member. The Duke of Windsor campaigns to re-enter public life.

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Philippa Lowthorpe

Writers:

Peter Morgan (created by), Peter Morgan | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Foy ... Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Smith ... Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Victoria Hamilton ... Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Jared Harris ... King George VI
John Lithgow ... Winston Churchill
Anton Lesser ... Harold MacMillan
Alex Jennings ... David, Duke of Windsor
Will Keen ... Michael Adeane
Lia Williams ... Wallis, Duchess of Windsor
Pip Torrens ... Tommy Lascelles
Paul Sparks ... Reverend Billy Graham
James Hillier ... Equerry
Clive Francis ... Lord Salisbury
Bodo Friesecke ... Carl von Loesch
Mark Tandy ... Cecil Beaton
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A secret World War II document opens Elizabeth's eyes to grim realities about a family member. The Duke of Windsor campaigns to re-enter public life.

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Drama | History

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Trivia

"Vergangenheit" is German for "the past". See more »

Goofs

Sir Alan 'Tommy' Lascelles refers to Sir Edward Pakenham, but pronounces his name incorrectly as Pay-ken-ham; when in reality it is Pack-n-um, a mistake the real Lascelles would never have made; See more »

Quotes

David, Duke of Windsor: Ah, there you are? Plotters all!
[guests chuckle]
Guests: Your Royal Highness.
David, Duke of Windsor: Are the curtains drawn? Does treason abound?
[laughter]
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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Alex Jennings and Lia Williams
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No historical surprises here!
4 April 2018 | by zontagirl1See all my reviews

Anyone with a smattering of history is aware of the Duke of Windsor' nazi sympathies. This episode narrates the story very well with objective perspective while portraying the Duke as a petty, whiny, spoiled man-child.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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