Wallis Simpson flees to the south of France to escape the publicity and press intrusion surrounding her impending marriage to Edward VIII. By Nicola Baldwin.
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.
|Wallis Simpson||Frances Barber|
|Edward VIII||Anthony Calf|
|Kitty Rogers||Jane McKenna|
|Herman Rogers||Mark Straker|
|Lord Brownlow||Richard Dillane|
|George Ladbrook||Ben Crowe|
|Director||Celia de Wolff|
|Producer||Celia de Wolff|