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S1-E1 Abdication: The King's Matter
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S1-E1 Abdication: The King's Matter

Thursday 2:15pm - 3pm BBC Radio 4 FM, BBC Radio 4 LW
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Summary

Drama written by Christopher Lee, telling the story of Edward VIII's abdication from the point of view of prime minister Stanley Baldwin and Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Lang, as they try to dissuade the king from a marriage they believe to be both unsuitable and wrong. Jim Broadbent, Hugh Ross and Anthony Calf star. Part two is tomorrow.

Cast & Crew

Stanley Baldwin Jim Broadbent
Cosmo Lang Hugh Ross
Harding Mark Straker
Lord Beaverbrook Matthew Marsh
Chaplain Michael Jayston
Mary Kika Markham
Edward VIII Anthony Calf
Director Celia de Wolff
Producer Celia de Wolff
Writer Christopher Lee
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