The exploration of the Royal family that is The Crown has now been running for three seasons and with just two more to go, now is as good a time as ever to reflect back on the best the series has offered this far.
Like the Royals themselves, the series has had its ups and downs, sometimes being a little too pompous and proper for its own good. But it has also produced some of the strongest character studies seen on television in recent years, with first rate acting bringing the real life tribulations of their characters alive on our screens.
The decision to completely change casts between seasons rather than using deaging technology or a truckload of makeup has proved to be a gutsy but strong decision. The performances of Claire Foy and Olivia Colman have been first rate and have proved matching in tone, energy and insight into the role of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The series has been at its finest when exploring how each character deals with the spotlight and 'rules' of being part of the monarchy. The intertwining with major events of each decade has also been a treat, as has been the relationships between the Queen and the respective PMs.
So grab yourself a cup of tea and pontificate over our list of the best episodes of The Crown so far.
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