Mon, September 27th, 2018
Friday 10.35pm – 12.25am, BBC1
In 1925 at Wembley stadium in dramatic style, a humiliating Empire Day speech that was halting and hopeless brought to light the stammer of a Royal. Further public exposure and speeches brought wider recognition of a man thrust into public life who suffered from a terrible nervous stammer.
The Oscar winning film The King’s Speech is a marvellous and moving portrayal of King George VI and his difficulties in dealing with his impediment. Colin Firth is impressive as the King and from the start of the film where he freezes on national radio ...