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Edward & Mrs. Simpson [DVD videorecording] / Thames Television ; produced by Andrew Brown ; writer, Simon Raven ; directed by Waris Hussein.

Contributor(s): Hussein, Waris, 1938- | Raven, Simon, 1927- | Fox, Edward, 1937- | Harris, Cynthia, 1934- | Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991 | Denham, Maurice, 1909- | Goring, Marius, 1912- | Donaldson, Frances Lonsdale, Lady. Edward VIII | Thames Television, ltd.
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: Burlington, VT : New York : A & E Home Video ; Distributed by New Video, [2005]Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 350 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0767077776 (set); 0767077784 (v. 1); 0767077792 (v. 2).Other title: Edward and Mrs. Simpson [DVD videorecording].Subject(s): Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Drama | Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896- -- Drama | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Abdication -- Drama | Television programs -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Historical -- Television mini-series.DDC classification: 791.45/75
Contents:
The little prince ; Venus at the prow ; The new king ; The divorce -- The decision ; Proposals ; The abdication ; A & E Biography : Wallis Simpson.
Production Credits: Editor, Beryl Wilkins ; music, Ron Grainer ; costume designers, Jennie Tate, Diane Thurley ; production designers, Allan Cameron, Martin Hebert.
Cast: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, Peggy Ashcroft, Maurice Denham, Marius Goring.Summary: On the evening of December 11, 1936, England's King Edward VIII formally broadcast his farewell to a nation. Torn between duty and love, he had decided to follow his heart. Follows the true story and the unforgettable romance that developed between the Prince of Wales and an extraordinary American woman named Wallis Simpson. That she was already married and rumored to have had other affairs, ruffled more than a few feathers. The scandal only heats up as the Prince becomes King and declares his intention to marry his mistress, who has since become divorced and available.
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Adult materials DVD EDW v. 3 (Browse shelf) Available 31562015267711
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Adult materials DVD EDW V.1 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 31562010895938
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DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.

Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, Peggy Ashcroft, Maurice Denham, Marius Goring.

Editor, Beryl Wilkins ; music, Ron Grainer ; costume designers, Jennie Tate, Diane Thurley ; production designers, Allan Cameron, Martin Hebert.

Originally broadcast by ITV in 1978.

Based on the book "Edward VIII" by Frances Donaldson.

Not rated.

On the evening of December 11, 1936, England's King Edward VIII formally broadcast his farewell to a nation. Torn between duty and love, he had decided to follow his heart. Follows the true story and the unforgettable romance that developed between the Prince of Wales and an extraordinary American woman named Wallis Simpson. That she was already married and rumored to have had other affairs, ruffled more than a few feathers. The scandal only heats up as the Prince becomes King and declares his intention to marry his mistress, who has since become divorced and available.

V. 1. The little prince ; Venus at the prow ; The new king ; The divorce -- v. 2. The decision ; Proposals ; The abdication ; A & E Biography : Wallis Simpson.

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