The Crown Episode 1.02 Hyde Park Corner
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The Crown Episode 1.02 Hyde Park Corner

Episode Premiere
Nov 4, 2016
Genre
Drama, Historical
Production Company
Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television
Official Site
http://www.netflix.com/title/80025678
Episode Premiere
Nov 4, 2016
Genre
Drama, Historical
Period
2016 - Now
Production Co
Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television
Distributor
Netflix
Official Site
http://www.netflix.com/title/80025678
Director
Stephen Daldry
Screenwriter
Peter Morgan
Main Cast
Additional Cast
  • Harry Hadden-Paton
  • Alex Jennings
  • Michael Culkin
  • Nicholas Rowe
  • Harriet Walter
  • Pip Torrens
  • Simon Chandler
  • Clive Francis
  • James Hillier
  • Rita McDonald Damper
  • Kate Phillips

Episode 2 Covers the Death of George VI, and the Accession of Elizabeth II in 1952.

In 1952 Elizabeth and Philip travel to Kenya where he shows the natives that tact is not his forte but is heroic when a rogue elephant appears. Back in England Churchill's detractors in his own party unsuccessfully attempt to replace him with the younger Anthony Eden, something which the king is keen to prevent but the king dies and Elizabeth is eventually located and notified.

Returning to England she is officially declared monarch but is sad to see her private secretary, Martin Charteris, replaced by the rigid Tommy Lascelles, a man who warns Townsend about his relationship with a certain royal.