Channel 5 Commissions King Edward VIII Doc from Yeti


Channel 5 has ordered Edward & Wallis: The Bahamas Scandal (w.t.) from Welsh indie Yeti Television.

Featuring newly uncovered British government files and FBI records, the film reveals what took place during the five years that former King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson spent in the Caribbean, including secret affairs, blackmail plots, allegations of money laundering and involvement in an unsolved murder.

Sian Price, creative director at Yeti, said, “This documentary is jaw-dropping! Edward and Wallis never cease in their ability to shock and surprise. This is a beautifully crafted documentary, with top-notch journalism and an extraordinary story at its heart. We’re excited to share this latest outrageous royal chapter in the lives of Edward and Wallis with the Channel 5 audience.”

Kate Ansell, commissioning editor for Channel 5, added, “Yeti have produced a really fascinating, revelatory film, packed with fresh insights. Edward and Wallis have long intrigued the British public. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, some of the stories uncovered in this documentary make their lives feel more fiction than fact!”