Edward and Mrs. Simpson

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Overview

Edward and Mrs. Simpson was the six-part TV follow-up to the syndicated miniseries Edward the King. Produced in England, this elaborately crafted historical drama stars Edward Fox as King Edward VII, who gives up the throne for "the woman I love," American divorcee Wallis Warfield Cynthia Harris. The couple's relationship virtually tore England apart in 1936, with the King and his lady becoming political pawns for pro- and anti-marriage factions in Parliament. Perhaps wisely, the series does not delve into the ...
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Overview

Edward and Mrs. Simpson was the six-part TV follow-up to the syndicated miniseries Edward the King. Produced in England, this elaborately crafted historical drama stars Edward Fox as King Edward VII, who gives up the throne for "the woman I love," American divorcee Wallis Warfield Cynthia Harris. The couple's relationship virtually tore England apart in 1936, with the King and his lady becoming political pawns for pro- and anti-marriage factions in Parliament. Perhaps wisely, the series does not delve into the potentially disastrous consequences had the reportedly pro-German Edward been the reigning monarch during World War II. Marius Goring and Peggy Ashcroft co-star as Edward's mother and father, King George V and Queen Mary. Syndicated in January of 1980, Edward and Mrs. Simpson was originally telecast minus commercial interruptions by the "Mobil Showcase Network."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2011
  • UPC: 733961251890
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,939

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Fox
Cynthia Harris
Technical Credits
Waris Hussein Director
Andrew Brown Producer
Simon Raven Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Edward & Mrs. Simpson, Disc One
1. Show Open [:52]
2. Must Have a Bit of Fun [8:38]
3. African Misadventure [8:47]
4. Rather Unpleasant News [7:06]
5. Frieda Darling [4:52]
6. The House Rules [8:56]
7. A Horror in Wales [8:26]
8. The Royal Brush Off [3:00]
1. Show Open [:53]
2. No Muttering in Corners [5:57]
3. Wallis in Wonderland [6:22]
4. Don't be Reckless [7:22]
5. Cancel Everything [7:31]
6. A Long Convalescence [6:26]
7. Both Much Concerned [10:32]
8. Long Live the King [3:20]
1. Show Open [:53]
2. In His Father's Footsteps [7:48]
3. That Calls for a Drink [4:44]
4. Wallis Must Choose [6:38]
5. Ernest has Found Someone [6:53]
6. Life is a Tease, Walter [7:54]
7. Exceedingly Discreet [7:16]
8. Father's List with Additions [8:20]
1. Show Open [:53]
2. Perfectly Straight Forward [6:07]
3. Something Squalid about it All [4:48]
4. Watching Like Hawks [8:47]
5. There is Rumor [8:30]
6. Everywhere are Doubts [8:08]
7. I Call on the Petitioner at Once [8:46]
8. The King's Moll [3:58]
Disc #2 -- Edward & Mrs. Simpson, Disc Two
1. Show Open [:53]
2. Too Much Time with Lawyers [7:31]
3. In for a Miserable Time [6:24]
4. Damage to the Crown [6:39]
5. Opinion in the Empire [7:41]
6. About to be Scandalized [5:00]
7. Love Compared with Duty [8:05]
8. He is Beyond Reason [9:32]
1. Show Open [:53]
2. The King Edward Tough [5:49]
3. My Two Favorite Americans [6:36]
4. A Futile Cause [5:22]
5. Hands Off Our King [8:48]
6. Replies from the Dominions [9:32]
7. Unconstitutional [6:18]
8. Parliamentary Questions [8:29]
1. Show Open [:53]
2. Must Not Divide the Nation [5:43]
3. Speak to Me Later [7:08]
4. At Last I Understand [5:57]
5. One Final Effort [7:54]
6. December 10, 1936 [7:23]
7. The Wireless Address [7:02]
8. The Duke of Windsor [9:52]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Edward & Mrs. Simpson, Disc One
   The Little Prince
      Play Episode
   Venus at the Prow
      Play Episode
   The New King
      Play Episode
   The Divorce
      Play Episode
Disc #2 -- Edward & Mrs. Simpson, Disc Two
   The Decision
      Play Episode
   Proposals
      Play Episode
   The Abdication
      Play Episode
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great little story

    A 1970's BBC docudrama, provides an entertaining, yet informative story of the love story between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. The characters are well played, and the story flows well, though sketchy at points, but if you know any of the history of this story, it makes for great watching.

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