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Old 11-06-2016, 08:39 AM
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Is the guy with Philip supposed to be Cmdr Mike Parker, who was Philip's Australian born private secretary or his cousin George Milford Haven who was the best man at the wedding?

I got 2 episodes left to watch.

I cringed when Peter Townsend addressed the Queen as Lillibet on the plane coming back from NI.


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Old 11-06-2016, 09:46 AM
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When they talked about tons of Porchies running around with their high foreheads, I thought the queen looked at her forehead. Did they imply the queen and porchie were half-siblings? I know the rumor has always been Porchie is Prince Anders's father, so that other twist was new to me. Maybe I'm just seeing things that aren't there.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:32 AM
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Old 11-06-2016, 01:34 PM
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She didn´t?! But she did wear this tiara in the 1950s, didn´t she?
She did inherit it when Queen Mary in 1953. In the show they show her wearing it in 1953 but before Queen Mary had died.
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:45 AM
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When they talked about tons of Porchies running around with their high foreheads, I thought the queen looked at her forehead. Did they imply the queen and porchie were half-siblings? I know the rumor has always been Porchie is Prince Anders's father, so that other twist was new to me. Maybe I'm just seeing things that aren't there.
Nigel Dempster reported on that one in the 1960s but you may notice that Philip and the Glucksburg clan all have high foreheads as well, and if you look at certain photos Andrew looks a little like his great uncle the Duke of Kent in some of them as well. Along with the rumours about Edward being fathered by Patrick Plunkett, I wouldn't take that in the show to seriously, it seems more like an in joke rather than anything else.
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:52 AM
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The same for me. I stopped watching as I was turned of by the first episode when they had Princess Andrew in a nun's habbit and the Mountbatten's speaking German to one another. Princess Margaret was a miscast indeed, as was king George and the Queen Mother.
Alice would not have been recognisable to the average viewer without the nuns habit so as a shorthand I'm willing to let that one slide. The Mountbattens were shown speaking german to the Hannover cousins and that seems perfectly accurate to me along with them speaking german to Queen Mary. When it comes to casting for shows like this finding someone who can both look and act the part more often than not isn't possible, and as a general rule most casting directors prefer to go with ability over appearance. Its a common practice in stage productions and more often than not is the only practical way of doing so for film and television. I personally am hooked and have been greatly enjoying it. I do agree that the actress playing the QM is too thin and looks too much like Princess Royal Mary, the actress playing Margaret is too tall but she plays the role well so I'm willing to overlook that. The actor they picked to be Mountbatten on the other hand has an uncanny resemblance as does the guys playing Eden as well.
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:24 PM
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Also, when the former King gave his abdication speech in Episode 3, he was introduced by the radio announcer as "The Duke of Windsor." He was actually introduced as Prince Edward as he hadn't been created Duke of Windsor yet.
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I never expect period dramas to be historically accurate.
A lot of minutiae tends to be rather boring; naturally things get spiced up for a television audience.

I'm glad there are unlikable characters, like the Duke of Windsor. (He always struck me as a bit of a crybaby; Philip, on the other hand, comes across as something of a domestic tyrant).
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Old 11-07-2016, 02:18 PM
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I never expect period dramas to be historically accurate.
A lot of minutiae tends to be rather boring; naturally things get spiced up for a television audience.

I'm glad there are unlikable characters, like the Duke of Windsor. (He always struck me as a bit of a crybaby; Philip, on the other hand, comes across as something of a domestic tyrant).
I can understand Philip's perspective. In an age when a man is head of household and the bread winner, he is stuck walking a step behind his wife. I realize he knew one day he would, but not so soon into their marriage. He had to pave his own road as in that day and age men did not take a back seat to their wives like some are willing to do today.
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:51 PM
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I am up to episode 8 and am loving this drama. My husband who never watches this sort of program is also engrossed in it - for some reason he is particularly fascinated by the Margaret and Peter Townsend story!! The building interiors are very well done and add to the pleasure in watching this. Looking forward to series 2 :)
How close is the Margaret/Peter Townsend story to reality? I have watched through episode 8 so don't know how it ends, but it seems like they could have gotten married or is HM forced to withdraw any support she had for them?
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:23 AM
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The Crown Season 2?

When will the Netflix original series The Crown Season 2 be on Netflix?
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:14 AM
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Why does the title of this thread say that the series has 20 episoded when, in fact, they are 10?

I have a lot of curiosity about which actresses will be chosen to portray the Queen as the seasons are filmed.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:35 AM
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They are supposed to change the actors every two seasons. Season 1 is briefly in 1947 for the wedding and then jumps to 1951 for George VI lung surgery. He dies early in 1952. The coronation was in 1953. The final break with Townsend and Margaret was 1955. The Suez crisis and the Melbourne Olympics which are talked about but not shown yet happen in 1956.

I don't know how far season 2 will go into the 1960s. The Queen in her 30s, Philip would turn 40 in 1961. In theory you could age make up Claire Foy and Matt Smith to play The Queen and Philip in the 1970s may even the early part of the 80s. Then get older actors for the mid 80s to today.


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Old 11-08-2016, 09:01 AM
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Why does the title of this thread say that the series has 20 episoded when, in fact, they are 10?

I have a lot of curiosity about which actresses will be chosen to portray the Queen as the seasons are filmed.

Because the first and second season, each consisting of 10 episodes, were commissioned together. Only 10 episodes have been released, but there will be at least another 10 with season 2.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:10 AM
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The ultimate plan is six seasons of 10 episodes each to cover the Queen's reign.


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Old 11-09-2016, 08:09 AM
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Because the first and second season, each consisting of 10 episodes, were commissioned together. Only 10 episodes have been released, but there will be at least another 10 with season 2.

Ah, thank you. I thought that it would be the first season to have 20 episodes!
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:54 AM
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Yes. 6 seasons/10 episodes each.

I cannot wait to see this! My older daughter wants to watch with me, but she's been so busy with schoolwork, college applications, etc. I promised I'd wait, so it might not be until winter break...
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Watched the first episode last night, and am impressed.
The lighting cast the perfect impression of the Stygian gloom of the Post-war Palaces, and [the then] smoggy London. The casting good [but not quite] perfect. Queen Elizabeth,[too thin, and without the characteristic slant of Head] and Peter Townsend [insufficiently dashing and handsome] seem wrong. The script and pace are great, and I look forward to being 'hooked'.
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:02 AM
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Been watching the series. Why do I get the feeling the actress who plays The Queen appear lost? Her eyes have no life in them.
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I've just watched episode two, dealing with the death of George VI and the untimely accession of HMQ whilst on Tour in Kenya.
I was profoundly moved by this astonishing piece of work, and have rarely [if ever] seen anything more evocative or better done. I commend ALL concerned.
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