Tag: King George VI

A King’s Speech

A King’s Speech by Mark Burgess (BBC Radio 4, 2009) A short radio play — not bad but superseded a year later by the film — detailing the relationship between speech therapist Lionel Logue and the most famous stutterer of his day, King George VI. Some of the conversations seem rather contrived towards exposition.    

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi (Quercus, 2010) This significant if straightforward dual biography of speech therapist Lionel Logue and King George VI, supplemented by excerpts from both men’s correspondence, will be of particular interest to those familiar with the film but not the liberties this took in dramatising events.  

42 Word Review: The King’s Speech dir. Tom Hooper

The King’s Speech dir. Tom Hooper (2010) Focussing on their humanity rather than strict historical accuracy, this exquisitely acted and directed biographical drama brings to screen the relationship — both personal and professional — between serial stutterer King George VI (Colin Firth) and his Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).