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Portrait of a queen

Title
Portrait of a queen
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Speech
TX Date
4 Aug 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:44:19
Description
Portrait Of A Queen. A documentary about the life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Includes contributions by Royal court correspondent Godfrey Talbot; speech by King Edward VIII following his abdication; announcement by Neville Chamberlain of the start of war with Germany; eight separate speeches by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother; commentary on George VI’s funeral by reporter Howard Marshall; an excerpt of a speech by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. Researched by Vicky Leonard and Charlie Rose, engineered by Tim Wyatt, produced by Bavin Cook, and written and presented by Dickie Arbiter.
Contributors
Robert Runcie; Charlie Rose; Bavin Cook; Dickie Arbiter; Neville Chamberlain; King Edward VIII; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Godfrey Talbot; Vicky Leonard; Tim Wyatt; Howard Marshall
Keywords
Coronations (events); Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip; Duke of Edinburgh; Royal family; Royalty; King George VI; Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Royal funerals; Coronation of George VI (1937); Neville Chamberlain; Abdication of Edward VIII; Abdications (events); King Edward VIII; Winston Churchill (1874-1965); Robert Menzies

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