Edward & Mrs. Simpson

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Edward & Mrs. Simpson is a seven-part British television series that dramatises the events leading to the 1936 abdication of King Edward VIII, who gave up his throne to marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson.

Edward & Mrs. Simpson is a seven-part British television series that dramatises the events leading to the 1936 abdication of King Edward VIII, who gave up his throne to marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson.

Original Release

11/06/1978

Cast

Edward Fox King Edward VIII
Cynthia Harris Wallis Warfield Simpson
John Kidd
David Waller Stanley Baldwin
Andrew Ray Duke of York
John Shrapnel Major Alexander Hardinge
Nigel Hawthorne Walter Monkton
Peggy Ashcroft Queen Mary
Wensley Pithey
Jessie Matthews Aunt Bessie Merryman
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Little Prince Monday, 06 November 1978
2 Venus at the Prow Wednesday, 15 November 1978
3 The New King Wednesday, 22 November 1978
4 The Divorce Wednesday, 29 November 1978
5 The Decision Wednesday, 06 December 1978
6 Proposals Wednesday, 13 December 1978
7 The Abdication Wednesday, 20 December 1978

Directors

Waris Hussein

Writers

Simon Raven, Frances Donaldson, Andrew Brown

Cast

Edward Fox King Edward VIII
Cynthia Harris Wallis Warfield Simpson
John Kidd
David Waller Stanley Baldwin
Andrew Ray Duke of York
John Shrapnel Major Alexander Hardinge
Nigel Hawthorne Walter Monkton
Peggy Ashcroft Queen Mary
Wensley Pithey
Jessie Matthews Aunt Bessie Merryman
Charles Keating Ernest Simpson
Amanda Reiss Duchess of York
Peter Ellis Osborne
Nuala Barrie Queen Mary's Lady in Waiting
Rosanne Wickes Princess Mary
Patrick Troughton Clement Attlee
Gary Waldhorn Chips Channon
Patricia Hodge Lady Diana Cooper
T.R. Bowen Duff Cooper (as Trevor Bowen)
Elsie Randolph Lady Colefax

Producers

Editors

Beryl Wilkins

1980 Emmy Outstanding Limited Series Won
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