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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 James Wilby: Bertie Michael Elwyn: Logue David Burke: John Reith Paul Brooke: Tommy Lascelles Charles Edwards: David/Edward VIII Juliet Aubrey: Elizabeth David Ryall: Winston Churchill Corin Redgrave: General Montgomery Barbara Leigh Hunt: Mabell Lady Airlie Osmund Bullock: Pressman Jenna Molloy: Princess Margaret (as a child) Naomi Martin: Princess Elizabeth (as a child) Moray Watson: Lord Dawson Alan Bates: George V Oliver Ford Davies: Archbishop Lang Gabrielle Lloyd: Alah-Nurse Denis Lill: Clement Atlee Jeremy Swift: Royal Page Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh: Princess Elizabeth (as a young woman) Rupert Wickham: Equerry-Grouse Amber Rose Sealey: Wallis Simpson Deborah Cornelius: Thelma Furness Peter Eyre: Simpson, the Butler Dolly Wells: Princess Mary Geoffrey Beevers: Lord Strathmore Nicholas Pritchard: Davidson Hannah Wiltshire: Princess Margaret (as a young woman) Jeremy Child: Sir Samuel Hoare Eileen Atkins: Queen Mary David Hatton: Bishop of Norwich Robert Hardy: Franklin D. Roosevelt Helen Ryan: Queen Wilhelmina William Mickleburgh: Equerry-James Stuart

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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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