Episode 47: The King’s Speech

Episode 47: The King’s Speech. Join us as we examine 2015’s Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth as the reluctant King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as his unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue, an Australian with no formal qualifications but with a history of great success in the field of speech therapy. Ably supported by Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon, the movie was a great cinematic and financial success beloved by critics and audiences alike but did they get the facts right? Or is this a heartwarming tale sculpted into a plausible piece of history?


See below for the link to Sean Munger’s website for his fascinating podcast series The Second Decade. As we mentioned in the introduction to Episode 47, neither Andrew or Martin can recommend this podcast highly enough. It is a wonderful journey of discovery. You can find it on iTunes and the other usual podcast outlets or follow a link from the website:

https://seconddecade.net/

Author: History by Hollywood

A podcast series examining the real events and people behind fact-based movies

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