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Edward & Mrs. Simpson

The Divorce (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

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 ...See moreAs 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 See less
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Frances Donaldson (book "Edward VIII") | Simon Raven
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Edit Released
Updated Nov 29, 1978

Release date
Nov 29, 1978 (United Kingdom)

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18 cast members
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Edward Fox
King Edward VIII King Edward VIII   See fewer
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Cynthia Harris
Wallis Warfield Simpson Wallis Warfield Simpson   See fewer
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Maurice Denham
Cosmo Lang - Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Lang - Archbishop of Canterbury   See fewer
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Nigel Hawthorne
Walter Monkton Walter Monkton   See fewer
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John Shrapnel
Major Alexander Hardinge Major Alexander Hardinge   See fewer
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David Waller
Stanley Baldwin Stanley Baldwin   See fewer
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Peter Clapham
Archibald Travers Archibald Travers   See fewer
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Ed Devereaux
Lord Beaverbrook Lord Beaverbrook   See fewer
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Raymond Francis
Mr. Justice Hawke Mr. Justice Hawke   See fewer
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Hugh Fraser
Anthony Eden Anthony Eden   See fewer
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John Horsley
Norman Birkett K.C. Norman Birkett K.C.   See fewer
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Charles Keating
Ernest Simpson Ernest Simpson   See fewer
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David King
Lord Kemsley Lord Kemsley   See fewer
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Geoffrey Lumsden
Geoffrey Dawson Geoffrey Dawson   See fewer
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John Louis Mansi
Dante Busclia (as Louis Mansi) Dante Busclia (as Louis Mansi)   See fewer
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Trevor Ray
Walter Frampton Walter Frampton   See fewer
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Gerald Sim
Theodore Goddard Theodore Goddard   See fewer
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Michael Stroud
Esmond Harmsworth Esmond Harmsworth   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 13 votes