Wallis - The Life And Legends Of Wallis Simpson

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01A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody1996120220161212 (BBC7)
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Reviled for the King's abdication, what was the Duchess of Windsor really like?

Stockard Channing stars in Elizabeth Proud's drama about the Duchess of Windsor

1986: Wallis Simpson is facing a lonely and miserable death, a virtual prisoner of her obsessive lawyer, Maitre Blum.

As The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis was reviled for causing King Edward VIII to abdicate his throne to marry her. But what was she really like?

Elizabeth Proud's three-part drama.

CAST:

Wallis Simpson.... Stockard Channing
Maitre Blum.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Win Spencer.... Lewis Hancock
Ernest Simpson/Commander Lewis Little.... Stephen Thorne
Bessie Merryman.... Helen Horton
Anna Warfield/Foxie.... Jill Graham
Georges/Robbie …. Chris Emmett
Uncle Sol.... Ed Bishop
Nurse Christine/Corinne Mustin.... Sara Coward
Nurse Dominique/Mary Raffray.... Susan Bovell
Kitty Rogers.... Teresa Gallagher
Bigelow/Hugh.... Peter MacQueen
Herman Rogers/Chevy Chevalier.... William Dufris

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

As the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis was reviled for causing King Edward VIII to abdicate his throne to marry her. But what was she really like?

Eliizabeth Proud's three-part drama stars Stockard Channing as Wallis Simpson, Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Maitre Blum, Lewis Hancock as Win Spencer and Stephen Thorne as Ernest Simpson.

02Tea For Two1996120920161213 (BBC7)
20161214 (BBC7)
20190131 (BBC7)
20190201 (BBC7)
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20200930 (BBC7)
Wallis recalls her first marriage and her attempts to meet a prince.

Stockard Channing stars in Elizabeth Proud's drama about the Duchess of Windsor

As Maitre Blum manipulates Wallis, she recalls her first marriage and her attempts to meet a prince.

As The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis was reviled for causing King Edward VIII to abdicate his throne to marry her. But what was she really like?

Elizabeth Proud's three-part drama.

CAST:

Wallis Simpson.... Stockard Channing
The Prince of Wales.... Christopher Cazenove
Maitre Blum.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Ernest Simpson.... Stephen Thorne
Perry.... Christopher Scott
Douglas.... David Monico
Bessie Merryman.... Helen Horton
Nurse Christine/Thelma Furness.... Sara Coward
Nurse Dominique/Sybil.... Susan Bovell
Nancy.... Sunny Ormonde
Kitty Rogers.... Teresa Gallagher
Ben Thaw/Herman Rogers.... William Dufris

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

03The Melody Lingers On1996121620161214 (BBC7)
20161215 (BBC7)
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20200930 (BBC7)
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Wallis realises marrying an ex-King means broken promises, plus doubtful acquaintances.

Stockard Channing stars in Elizabeth Proud's drama about the Duchess of Windsor

Wallis realises marrying an ex-King means broken promises, plus doubtful acquaintances and scandal.

As The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis was reviled for causing King Edward VIII to abdicate his throne to marry her. But what was she really like?

Elizabeth Proud's three-part drama.

CAST:

Wallis Simpson.... Stockard Channing
Duke of Windsor.... Christopher Casenove
Maitre Blum.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Churchill/Georges.... Chris Emmett
Foxie.... Jill Graham
Nancy.... Sunny Ormonde
Noel Coward/Von Stohrer/1st Embassy Official …. John Webb
Nurse Christine.... Sara Coward
Nurse Dominique.... Susan Bovell
Penelope Ross/Lady Mosley.... Joanna Monro
Douglas.... David Monico
Stanley/Von Ribbentrop.... Keith Drinkel
Maj. Gray Phillips/BBC Announcer.... Tim Meats
2nd Embassy Official.... David Holt

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.