The King's Speech
Oscar-winning drama. The story of Prince Albert, Duke of York, who employed an Australian speech therapist to help overcome his stutter so he could address the nation.
Following the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward VIII, Bertie, who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of the United Kingdom. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife Elizabeth seeks out the help of eccentric speech therapist Lionel Logue.
Based on the true story of King George VI, The King's Speech is the inspirational tale of one man's quest to find his voice.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|King George VI||Colin Firth|
|Lionel Logue||Geoffrey Rush|
|Queen Elizabeth||Helena Bonham Carter|
|King Edward VIII||Guy Pearce|
|Winston Churchill||Timothy Spall|
|Archbishop Cosmo Lang||Derek Jacobi|
|Myrtle Logue||Jennifer Ehle|
|King George V||Michael Gambon|
|Private Secretary||Richard Dixon|
|BBC Radio Announcer||Adrian Scarborough|
|Robert Wood||Andrew Havill|
|Laurie Logue||Calum Gittins|
|Theatre Director||David Bamber|
|Lord Wigram||Patrick Ryecart|
|Lord Dawson||Simon Chandler|
|Queen Mary||Claire Bloom|
|Duke of Gloucester||Tim Downie|
|Wallis Simpson||Eve Best|
|Stanley Baldwin||Anthony Andrews|