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The Divorce 

As Wallis proceeds with her divorce, away from London, there is increasing concern in official circles as to what the future may hold. The American press are having a field day with the ... 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
Maurice Denham ... Cosmo Lang - Archbishop of Canterbury
Nigel Hawthorne ... Walter Monkton
John Shrapnel ... Major Alexander Hardinge
David Waller David Waller ... Stanley Baldwin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Clapham Peter Clapham ... Archibald Travers
Ed Devereaux ... Lord Beaverbrook
Raymond Francis Raymond Francis ... Mr. Justice Hawke
Hugh Fraser ... Anthony Eden
John Horsley ... Norman Birkett K.C.
Charles Keating ... Ernest Simpson
David King David King ... Lord Kemsley
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ... Geoffrey Dawson
John Louis Mansi John Louis Mansi ... Dante Busclia (as Louis Mansi)
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Storyline

As Wallis proceeds with her divorce, away from London, there is increasing concern in official circles as to what the future may hold. The American press are having a field day with the affair but the British press has remained silent. Of greater concern to the Prime Minister is the possibility of a constitutional crisis should the King persist with his intention to marry Wallis. The British media, led by the influential press baron Lord Beaverbrook, agree to cover the divorce in as low key a way as possible. The Prime Minister, who very much likes and supports the new King, expresses his concern to him but the King insists he has the right to have a friend. Mrs. Simpson obtains an interim divorce decree, to be made final in six months time. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 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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