Edward Fox as

Episodes 7

November 8, 1978

Edward, Prince of Wales, meets Lady Furness and, in East Africa, goes on a private safari with her. Back in England, she becomes hostess at his residence at Fort Belvedere and introduces him to Wallis Simpson.

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November 15, 1978

In part 2, Edward's growing infatuation with Wallis creates scandal. In Biarritz the couple cross the boundary between friendship and love.

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The New King

1x3
November 22, 1978

In part 3, George V has died. Ernest Simpson tells Edward that Wallis has to choose between them.

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The Divorce

1x4
November 29, 1978

Wallis's divorce is heard at Ipswich, Stanley Baldwin pressures Edward and Beaverbrook persuades the press to keep quiet.

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The Decision

1x5
December 6, 1978

Edward refuses all advice including warnings that press silence cannot last.

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Proposals

1x6
December 13, 1978

Harmsworth suggests that if Wallis marries Edward she should not take on his rank or succession.

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The Abdication

1x7
December 20, 1978

Final part of the seven episode dramatisation of the romance between Edward, Prince Of Wales, and Mrs. Wallis Simpson.

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