Insights from the Grandson of the Real King's Speech Therapist

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This Sunday all eyes in the movie-watching world will be focused on “The King’s Speech.” With twelve Oscar nods, it’s the most nominated film of the year. Inspired by the real story of King George VI and his speech therapist Lionel Logue, the film celebrates their friendship, and the unorthodox means Logue enlists to help George overcome his stuttering. Mark Logue is the grandson of Lionel Logue.

An advisor on the film, he’s also the co-author, along with Peter Conradi, of the new book “The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy” — based on his grandfather’s diaries. He joins us to talk about his family, the royals, and fact versus fiction.

Guests:

Mark Logue

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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