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The real story behind the King's Speech


The film of King George VI's struggle to overcome his stammer has been tipped for a string of Oscars but how successful was the monarch in overcoming his speech impediment?

Well, BBC engineer David Martin helped to edit the King's wartime speeches, to take out the stammer, making the speech sound fluent.

Now his daughter, Jane Martin from Chiswick, says that contrary to what the film suggests the King's stammer never really went away.

Sarah Harris reports.


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