Abdication is a Drama programme.


Written by Christopher Lee. The story of Edward VIII's abdication from the point of view of prime minister Stanley Baldwin and Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Lang, as they try to dissuade the king from a marriage they believe to be both unsuitable and wrong. Jim Broadbent, Hugh Ross and Anthony Calf star. First aired in 2016.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Abdication next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 Extra Tomorrow, 3:00am and on BBC Radio 4 Extra Tomorrow, 10:00am. See more...

Main Cast

Mark Straker
Anthony Calf
Image for Jim BroadbentJim Broadbent
Jane McKenna
David Collings
Richard Dillane
Matthew Marsh
Frances Barber
Kika Markham
Hugh Ross
Michael Jayston
Richard Attlee
Ben Crowe
Image for Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
Nicola Baldwin