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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.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 Aug 2018 23:40

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:28

    Terry Davies, Members of The London Symphony Orchestra

    The Logue Method (Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro / Clarinet Concerto Mvt 1)

  • 01:03

    Alexandre Desplat

    The King's Speech

  • 01:33

    Alexandre Desplat

    The Threat of War


Role Contributor
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
Equerry Robert Portal
Private Secretary Richard Dixon
Chauffeur Paul Trussell
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
Footman John Albasiny
Stanley Baldwin Anthony Andrews
Director Tom Hooper
Producer Iain Canning
Producer Emile Sherman
Producer Gareth Unwin
Writer David Seidler


  • Fri 31 Aug 2018 22:40
  • Fri 31 Aug 2018 23:10
  • Fri 31 Aug 2018 23:40

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Delivering the King's Speech

Delivering the King's Speech

The story of George VI's speech declaring war on Germany in 1939