1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Short but Powerful,
This review is from: A King's Speech (BBC Radio 4) (Audio CD)
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My wife's review:
At the time I ordered this CD I had not seen the film of the same title, so the whole story was new to me. I knew that King George V had a speech impediment and that he was not at all keen on public speaking, but that was all. This CD, which is taken from a radio play, briefly tells the story of the King's speech tuition and the broadcast on National Radio of his speech at the beginning of the Second World War. It portrays the frustration the King went through because he wanted to get it right. I enjoyed it and found it educational as well as entertaining, but one criticism is that it is too short. I think people would feel they had their money's worth more if perhaps it had been included in a series of radio plays, rather than on its own and at a time when the film was being shown at cinemas and people may have expected a more detailed story.