Director Giles Foster
Cinematography Rex Maidment
Costume design Frances Tempest
Writer Nigel Williams
|Release date 4 June 2002|
Cast James Wilby (King George VI, aka 'Bertie'), Alan Bates (King George V), Juliet Aubrey (Queen Elizabeth), David Burke (Lord Reith)
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Bertie & Elizabeth is a 2002 television film produced by Carlton Television. The film explores the relationship between King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from their very first meeting to the King's death in the winter of 1952. Bertie & Elizabeth was commissioned especially for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II and was first broadcast on ITV1 on 4 June 2002, only two months after the death of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The film begins with the initial meeting between the then Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The television drama then moves on through their courtship, marriage, and succession to the throne after the abdication of Edward VIII. We also see the two royals dealing with the events of the Second World War, as Buckingham Palace is partially hit by a Luftwaffe bomb.
The film portrays King George VI's struggle to overcome his stammer, the fear he felt towards his father and the punishing stress the King was placed under during the abdication crisis of 1936 (see Edward VIII abdication crisis).
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