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Old 09-11-2009, 06:33 AM
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The BBC has commissioned Tiger Aspect Productions to make a one-off drama set against the backdrop of the 1981 marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:56 PM
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This would be a very interesting documentary to watch. Perhaps it'll show up on YouTube one day, which is probably the only way I'd get to see it.

In the meantime, here's a clip from the National Geographic site. http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ideos/07013_00

I suppose it's better for an abdicated monarch to be known for wanting to marry an unsuitable woman than to be known as a potential traitor. During the mid-30s, I doubt that very few actually wanted another war with Germany. However, not wanting a war and having a possible traitor on the throne are two different things entirely.

Do you know when these documents were declassified?

Thank you very much for the info, sgl.

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Just watched a fascinating documentary on the National Geographic channel called "Britain's Nazi King?". It explores the Nazi sympathies of King Edward VIII, and the woman who would become his wife, Wallis Simpson.

The producers analyzed British intelligence and FBI records which have just been declassified. Edward was vehemently against the war with Germany, and threatened to tear up the Treaty of Versailles. The producers claim that Edward's love affair with the twice-divorced Simpson was not the entire reason behind his abdication.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:11 PM
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This would be a very interesting documentary to watch. Perhaps it'll show up on YouTube one day, which is probably the only way I'd get to see it.
This was also shown on Channel 5. July 16th 2009, I believe it was a repeat.
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The historical documentary series continues. Edward VIII is popularly remembered as the king who gave up the throne for the woman he loved. Yet his reputation has been tarnished by revelations that Hitler planned to install him as a pro-Nazi king in the event of a German occupation of Britain. Newly released FBI files reveal the extent to which Edward was distrusted by the British and US governments, and the risk he posed to the war effort
Britain's Nazi King - Revealed - TV pick of the day for July 16th
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:02 AM
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Cate Blanchett will play Edwina Countess Mountbatten of Burma in upcoming movie "Indian summer":

Cate Blanchett to play Lady Mountbatten in Indian Summer- Hindustan Times

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Old 09-12-2009, 11:12 PM
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This would be a very interesting documentary to watch... Do you know when these documents were declassified?
I can't remember the exact year. For some reason, I think it was 2004. It was definitely within this decade. The documentary states the year, but my husband accidentally deleted it from our TiVo. I'm hoping that it will air again, as it was an excellent documentary.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:41 AM
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Super RTL is broadcasting today at 20:15 (I guess) a documentary about the life of Princess Diana. It is called "Die Königin der Herzen - Diana und die Zukunft der Windsors" - "The Queen of the hearts - Diana and the future of the Windsors".

Cinefacts.de - TV Programm | | Die Königin der Herzen | Diana und die Zukunft der Windsors | Menschen
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:33 PM
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Cate Blanchett will play Edwina Countess Mountbatten of Burma in upcoming movie "Indian summer"
I've only just found this post. What exciting news! I have a particular interest in the history of the British in India and the transition period, and I'm reading "Indian Summer" at the moment. And I am also very fond of "our Cate". This is indeed something for me to look forward to.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:46 PM
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I have the 'Britain's Nazi King' documentary, along with several others. Does anyone have any of the Channel 4 documentaries from the last few years? ie.
The Queen Mother in Love
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The Queen's Uncle

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Old 10-03-2009, 06:01 AM
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BBC4 recently showed a documentary called "Balmoral".
BBC - BBC Four Programmes - Balmoral

I stumbled across it on iplayer and thought it was quite informative to those who may not be aware of the history of the building (like me).

Did anybody else see it?
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:12 AM
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I don't know if this has been posted before.
The five faces of the Queen: Emilia Fox among actresses to play monarch in new drama | Mail Online

I am really looking forward to it.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:43 AM
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Welt.de is reporting that Madonna plans to make a film about the life of the Duchess of Windsor:

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Old 11-02-2009, 10:35 PM
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Edwina Mountbatten film starring Cate Blanchett is cancelled

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But Hollywood producers have found telling the story of Romsey’s Lord and Lady Mountbatten’s relationship too controversial and have pulled out of making a movie based on the Hampshire couple’s time during the last days of the British Empire in India.
More in this article: Edwina Mountbatten film starring Cate Blanchett is cancelled (From Daily Echo)
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:14 AM
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I am extremely disappointed that the film has been cancelled. I was looking forward to it very much. Cate Blanchett would have been wonderful as Edwina, and I would have liked to see Hugh Grant tackle Dickie. Clever writing and direction and acting could have overcome the lack of on-screen kissing and declarations of love between Edwina and Jawahar.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:29 PM
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Canadian TV documentary: "After Elizabeth II: Monarchy in Peril"

http://www.nationalpost.com/rss/story.html?id=2207968
"Windsor weary: New doc wonders where the monarchy is headed."
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:17 PM
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Unseen colour 3D film of Queen's Coronation to be broadcast for first time - Telegraph
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:44 AM
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A Wife For William.

A 4oD program i've just found.

A Wife for William - 4oD - Channel 4
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I've read on MSN Cinema that accordin to Ok Magasine, Kate Beckinsale could be Princess Margaret in a movie called "The Princess And The Gangster".
A movie about the alleged affair between the princess and the actor/gangster John Bindon.

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Old 03-21-2010, 11:34 AM
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I found a short report about the Queen and her German visits of Rolf Seelmann-Eggebert. Its very interesting:

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"Painting Her Majesty The Queen" - Rolf Harris, BBC 2006

I just watched the BBC documentary on Rolf Harris' portrait of the Queen. I remember watching this same doco on the ABC a couple of years ago and being astounded when the Queen said "nope" and "yep" to Harris. It's a fascinating interview and really the most personal one that I've seen. I highly recommend it. He's amazingly chatty, so is the Queen for that matter.

For those who are interested you can watch the documentary on YouTube, in several parts.

It also contains interviews with people who have painted other portraits of the Queen.

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place. I searched but couldn't find another thread for this particular documentary.

Here is the website for the TV series.
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The Princess and the Press - How Kate's Life Will Change Forever

It may seem like a dream come true for the soon to be Princess. But will the press make it a nightmare?

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Time 20.00 - 21.00 [1 hour]
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