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4.0 out of 5 stars The Kings Speech, 22 Jun 2011
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This review is from: A King's Speech (BBC Radio 4) (Audio CD)
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It may be helpful to have seen the Colin Firth film or to have read the book as this radio play starts right after the coronation of the King George V with not much preamble..

It has 45 minutes to fill the listener in on the background detail and maybe that is why the King has a rather revealing conversation with Lionel Logue as he tells him about his relationship with his father. On the other hand Logue was a close confidante of the King's for over 11 years, seeing him at his most frustrated and embarrassed and coaxing him into doing, quite well on the whole, what was anathema to him, public speaking and broadcasting.

I found it rather touching and thought Alex Jennings was very good as the king and Trevor Littledale gave good support as Logue.

I also found the ending quite sad as they ponder on what the future would be for George's beloved elder daughter who he never wished to see put into the position she would inherit. He just wanted a quiet family life.
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