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The Crisis Of Wallis Simpson2016120920180817 (R4)

Wallis Simpson's view of the abdication crisis from a safe haven in the south of France.

Radio 4 drama

A new take on a well known piece of British history. Wallis Simpson's view of the abdication crisis as imagined from memoirs of those involved between December 4th and December 12th 1936 and based with her in the south of France at that time.

With a clearer mind, having fled to France to escape the publicity and press intrusion surrounding her impending marriage to Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson tries to persuade the King not to abdicate and convince him they can continue their relationship without the need to marry.

Written by Nicola Baldwin
Directed by Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for Radio 4.

The King's Matter2016120820180816 (R4)

Stanley Baldwin and Cosmo Lang vie to persuade Edward VIII not to abdicate.

Radio 4 drama

Stanley Baldwin and Cosmo Lang are determined that Edward VIII will not turn back the clock and impose his will on the governance of England by marrying the American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

If Edward and Mrs Simpson were to have their way, the Church of England would suffer disestablishment and the national government would collapse.

In essence, this is the story of two men determined to persuade the King from a marriage they feel is not only unsuitable, but also wrong.

Jim Broadbent stars as Stanley Baldwin, Hugh Ross as Cosmo Lang and Anthony Calf plays Edward VIII.

Tomorrow, the story is told from the point of view of Wallis Simpson, as imagined from the memoirs of those based with her in the south of France at that time.

Written by Christopher Lee
Directed by Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

The King's Matter2016120820180816 (R4)

Stanley Baldwin and Cosmo Lang vie to persuade Edward VIII not to abdicate.

Radio 4 drama

Stanley Baldwin and Cosmo Lang are determined that Edward VIII will not turn back the clock and impose his will on the governance of England by marrying the American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

If Edward and Mrs Simpson were to have their way, the Church of England would suffer disestablishment and the national government would collapse.

In essence, this is the story of two men determined to persuade the King from a marriage they feel is not only unsuitable, but also wrong.

Jim Broadbent stars as Stanley Baldwin, Hugh Ross as Cosmo Lang and Anthony Calf plays Edward VIII.

Tomorrow, the story is told from the point of view of Wallis Simpson, as imagined from the memoirs of those based with her in the south of France at that time.

Written by Christopher Lee
Directed by Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

The Crisis of Wallis Simpson2016120920180817 (R4)

Wallis Simpson's view of the abdication crisis from a safe haven in the south of France.

Radio 4 drama

A new take on a well known piece of British history. Wallis Simpson's view of the abdication crisis as imagined from memoirs of those involved between December 4th and December 12th 1936 and based with her in the south of France at that time.

With a clearer mind, having fled to France to escape the publicity and press intrusion surrounding her impending marriage to Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson tries to persuade the King not to abdicate and convince him they can continue their relationship without the need to marry.

Written by Nicola Baldwin
Directed by Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for Radio 4.

The Crisis Of Wallis Simpson20161209

A new take on a well known piece of British history. Wallis Simpson's view of the abdication crisis as imagined from memoirs of those involved between December 4th and December 12th 1936 and based with her in the south of France at that time.

With a clearer mind, having fled to France to escape the publicity and press intrusion surrounding her impending marriage to Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson tries to persuade the King not to abdicate and convince him they can continue their relationship without the need to marry.

Written by Nicola Baldwin

Directed by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for Radio 4.

A new take on a well known piece of British history. Wallis Simpson's view of the abdication crisis as imagined from memoirs of those involved between December 4th and December 12th 1936 and based with her in the south of France at that time.

With a clearer mind, having fled to France to escape the publicity and press intrusion surrounding her impending marriage to Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson tries to persuade the King not to abdicate and convince him they can continue their relationship without the need to marry.

Written by Nicola Baldwin

Directed by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for Radio 4.

The King's Matter20161208

Stanley Baldwin and Cosmo Lang are determined that Edward VIII will not turn back the clock and impose his will on the governance of England by marrying the American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

If Edward and Mrs Simpson were to have their way, the Church of England would suffer disestablishment and the national government would collapse.

In essence, this is the story of two men determined to persuade the King from a marriage they feel is not only unsuitable, but also wrong.

Jim Broadbent stars as Stanley Baldwin, Hugh Ross as Cosmo Lang and Anthony Calf plays Edward VIII.

Tomorrow, the story is told from the point of view of Wallis Simpson, as imagined from the memoirs of those based with her in the south of France at that time.

Written by Christopher Lee

Directed by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Stanley Baldwin and Cosmo Lang are determined that Edward VIII will not turn back the clock and impose his will on the governance of England by marrying the American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

If Edward and Mrs Simpson were to have their way, the Church of England would suffer disestablishment and the national government would collapse.

In essence, this is the story of two men determined to persuade the King from a marriage they feel is not only unsuitable, but also wrong.

Jim Broadbent stars as Stanley Baldwin, Hugh Ross as Cosmo Lang and Anthony Calf plays Edward VIII.

Tomorrow, the story is told from the point of view of Wallis Simpson, as imagined from the memoirs of those based with her in the south of France at that time.

Written by Christopher Lee

Directed by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.