The Crown: Season 1 (2016)

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Powerful performances and lavish cinematography make The Crown a top-notch production worthy of its grand subject.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2016

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip get married; as King George VI's health declines, Winston Churchill is elected prime minister for the second time.

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While King George is too sick to travel, Elizabeth and Philip go on a four-continent tour; party leaders try to undermine Churchill.

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As Elizabeth takes on a new role, Philip wants to assert some power; Churchill wants the coronation delayed; King George's brother arrives.

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London is impacted by a dense fog, which creates a serious health hazard; Churchill's unwillingness to take action puts him in a vulnerable position.

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Elizabeth ignores protocol and asks Philip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas cause conflict; the Duke of Windsor comes back to London.

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Peter and Margaret have a request for Elizabeth; as a royal scandal is about to break in newspapers, the Queen Mother decides to intervene.

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Churchill and Eden have major health issues as the Soviets test the H-bomb; Elizabeth hires a tutor.

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Philip and Elizabeth go on an exhausting journey around the world; as Margaret takes on some of her sister's official duties, she tries to liven things up.

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As tension with Philip grows, Elizabeth spends time with an old friend; as his 80th birthday approaches, Churchill's portrait is painted.

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As Peter and Margaret are reunited, another obstacle arises; Elizabeth is torn between her love for her sister and her duty as queen.

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Cast & Crew

Claire Foy
Queen Elizabeth II

Actor
Matt Smith
Prince Phillip

Actor
John Lithgow
Sir Winston Churchill

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Victoria Hamilton
The Queen Mother

Actor
Jared Harris
King George VI

Actor
Vanessa Kirby
Princess Margaret

Actor
Eileen Atkins
Queen Mary

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Peter Morgan
Executive Producer
Stephen Daldry
Executive Producer
Philip Martin
Executive Producer
Andy Harries
Executive Producer
Suzanne Mackie
Executive Producer
Tanya Seghatchian
Executive Producer
Robert Fox
Executive Producer
Matthew Byam-Shaw
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Crown: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Crown: Season 1

  • Apr 04, 2022
    Awesome television. Really great show.
  • Dec 30, 2021
    Really fantastic. Whether historically accurate or not, it feels believable. That aside, it is really an interesting view on a rather complicated family.
  • Dec 28, 2021
    The show is very well executed with strong performances, great directing, and beautiful visuals. The writing is also quite strong on average, and the episodes are engaging. If anything, the show is quite limited by its format, having to be somewhat historically accurate. This unfortunately often culminates in the character's having to make non-choices which quickly gets old, though there are some important exceptions to this.
  • Sep 26, 2021
    I must admit that it took me two attempts to really get into this series. If you find the first two episodes slow paced and boring, try to make it to the end of the third. By then you will very probably be addicted by this gripping real life story. You'll learn a thing or ten about history and politics too.
  • Sep 21, 2021
    beautifully made. Great actors, great writes, great custome.
  • Sep 16, 2021
    Television doesn't get better than this, The Drown rivals even the best movies. The filmmaking is flawless and the storytelling is some of the best I have seen. What make this series so incredible is that every shot has a deeper meaning, a feat even the most experience filmmakers struggle with. Season 1 introduces us to these fascinating characters that the public have been dying to know more about, and the actors brings them to life in the most precise detail. Full marks to everyone involved, this is probably my favourite series from now on.
  • Aug 04, 2021
    I always come back to this show to watch it again. It's so good!
  • Aug 01, 2021
    It has 50 hours of content. And some of it isnt true. In this level of detail, the story is crafted with framing, not with painting in new vistas. I havent watched it other than ep 1, and, I'm not going to. At 50 hours, I might as well do over time then buy my own bloody crown.
  • Jul 21, 2021
    For me, every season of this was riveting, insightful, and simply fascinating. It's a view into a world and way of life that is experienced by only a tiny, tiny fraction of humanity, obviously. Also gave me a lot to think about regarding the role the BRF plays in British life.
  • Jun 21, 2021
    The life of The Crown has always been a subject of interest for the people and introducing that in front of the audience is praiseworthy.

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