DVD review: Hyde Park on Hudson

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Roger Michell's unofficial sequel to The King's Speech has Bertie and the Queen Mum visiting Franklin D Roosevelt (Bill Murray) at his mother's country mansion.

FDR's mousy mistress (Laura Linney) keeps saying how important the visit is in her cooing voice-over, but it seems utterly trivial. It's a glossily picturesque comedy of manners in which all potential political intrigue has been replaced by chit-chat over cocktails.