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The Crisis of Wallis Simpson

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.

45 minutes

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Fri 17 Aug 2018 14:15

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Role Contributor
Wallis Simpson Frances Barber
Edward VIII Anthony Calf
Kitty Rogers Jane McKenna
Herman Rogers Mark Straker
Lord Brownlow Richard Dillane
Goddard David Collings
George Ladbrook Ben Crowe
Inspector Richard Atlee
Writer Nicola Baldwin
Director Celia de Wolff
Producer Celia de Wolff

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