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Masterpiece Episode: "Bertie and Elizabeth"

Season 31, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: “Bertie and Elizabeth,” a warm love story chronicling the 30-year romance of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Juliet Aubrey) and the man who became King George VI (James Wilby). “I hate being noticed,” says “Bertie,” the Duke of York, who's happy that his playboy brother David (Charles Edwards) will become king when their father, George V (Alan Bates), dies. Bertie and Elizabeth settle down quietly to raise their family but things won't be quiet for long. For starters, there's the matter of David and “the woman I love.” Queen Mary: Eileen Atkins. Winston Churchill: David Ryall. FDR: Robert Hardy. Wallis Simpson: Amber Rose Sealey.
Original Air Date: Feb 4, 2002
Guest Cast Denis Lill: Clement Atlee Michael Elwyn: Logue David Burke: John Reith David Hatton: Bishop of Norwich Jenna Molloy: Princess Margaret (as a child) Helen Ryan: Queen Wilhelmina Naomi Martin: Princess Elizabeth (as a child) Jeremy Child: Sir Samuel Hoare James Wilby: Bertie Deborah Cornelius: Thelma Furness Amber Rose Sealey: Wallis Simpson Paul Brooke: Tommy Lascelles Geoffrey Beevers: Lord Strathmore Barbara Leigh Hunt: Mabell Lady Airlie Nicholas Pritchard: Davidson Peter Eyre: Simpson, the Butler Hannah Wiltshire: Princess Margaret (as a young woman) Osmund Bullock: Pressman Corin Redgrave: General Montgomery Robert Hardy: Franklin D. Roosevelt William Mickleburgh: Equerry-James Stuart Rupert Wickham: Equerry-Grouse Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh: Princess Elizabeth (as a young woman) Moray Watson: Lord Dawson Juliet Aubrey: Elizabeth Gabrielle Lloyd: Alah-Nurse Jeremy Swift: Royal Page Charles Edwards: David/Edward VIII Oliver Ford Davies: Archbishop Lang Dolly Wells: Princess Mary David Ryall: Winston Churchill Alan Bates: George V Eileen Atkins: Queen Mary

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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