PREMIUM: In Keep Calm And Crown On: The Crown Podcast, Mary and Blake dive in head first on character, theme, favorite moments, production, the history, and every facet you can think of for The Crown
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Show Synopsis: The Crown is a historical drama web television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan, and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. It grew out of Morgan’s film The Queen (2006) and his stage play The Audience (2013). The first season covers the period from Queen Elizabeth’s marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret‘s engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season spans the period between 1964 and 1977, including Harold Wilson‘s two periods as prime minister.
The series is intended to last 60 episodes over six seasons, with 10 one-hour episodes per season covering Elizabeth’s life from her younger years to her reign, and with new actors being cast every two seasons. Claire Foy portrays the Queen in the first two seasons, alongside Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. For the third and fourth seasons, Olivia Colman takes over as the Queen, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. Filming for the series takes place at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, with location shooting throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.
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Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat the season 6 premiere of The Crown – episode 6.01, “Persona Non Grata”.
We discuss Diana’s impact on our cultural zeitgeist and why it was important to start the episode the way they did, the difference between on-the-nose dialogue and dialogue filled with subtext, and why Mary knows an inappropriate amount of the lyrics to Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping”…
Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat the season 5 premiere of The Crown – episode 5.01, “Queen Victoria Syndrome”.
We discuss the dramatic irony of watching these events with Prince Charles against reality of King Charles, why the casting is perfect, and why Tom Hanks is the closest thing to an American version of the Queen…
Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat The Crown season 4 finale – episode 4.10, “War”.
We discuss the great symmetry used to close out the language of the season, the real life drama and how we related hard to it, and we discuss the overall theme Peter Morgan may have been trying to accomplish for season 4…
Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat The Crown – episode 4.09, “Avalanche”.
We discuss Diana’s motivations, why Camilla is a lot more of a fascinating character than we originally thought, and why we finally come to the understanding that we could never have an open relationship 10 years into our marriage…
Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat The Crown – episode 4.08, “48:1”.
We discuss the various threads being weaved into the overall narrative, why the Queen can lie to us but she can’t lie to herself, and why Mary’s out on everyone except Princess Margaret and Princess Anne.
Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat The Crown – episode 4.07, “Hereditary Principle”.
We discuss HIPAA, why this episode is great because it’s the thing that gets us to the thing, and why HBC only lets close personal friends call her HBC…
Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat The Crown – episode 4.06, “Terra Nullius”.
We discuss emotional intelligence, if the show has a Diana problem, and Betty’s Balmoral Bittys…
Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat The Crown – episode 4.05, “Fagan”.
We discuss how the writers use Fagan as a vehicle to criticize Thatcher being a smart choice, why it’s not a coincidence this is the inciting incident that will power the rest of the season half way through, and our brand new corgi we lovingly called Betty.
Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat The Crown – episode 4.04, “Favourites”.
We discuss the elephant in the room with Prince Andrew, drawing a direct line between Thatcher and Elizabeth, and why Mary would be turning up the volume even louder..