TV Cream

TV: E is for...

Edward and Mrs Simpson

BROWBEATINGLY PLAY-IT-SAFE dramatisation done on crappy videotape of hush-hush liaison between King Edward VIII (EDWARD FOX) and – oh no! – divorced American Wallis Simpson (CYNTHIA HARRIS). Subsequent abdication “furore” “rocked” “polite” “society”. All whispers of supposed Nazi “sympathies” brushed under very large carpet. Went on for ever. Unlike Edward VIII (ho ho).

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. THX 1139

    July 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Madonna did her own hilarious comedy version of this story, of course. The first I heard of the abdication was my gran complaining about Wallis bitterly in passing, and she usually didn’t have a bad word for anyone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top