The Crown: Fact or Fiction

Daily Mail

The Crown: Fact or Fiction is a podcast accompanying the highly anticipated sixth and final season of the Netflix series, The Crown and is co-hosted by the Mail On Sunday's Royal Correspondent, Natasha Livingstone and Mail Columnist and royal biographer, Robert Hardman.They will be watching an entire episode of the show, picking their favourite moments and crucially, picking out whether events are grounded in fact or if a little artistic license has been employed. Plus, it's just a chance to revel in one of the biggest TV series of all time and celebrate the surge of interest it generated in the royal family's history (whether they like that or not!)Drawing on Robert's real life experience as a royal correspondent who actually reported on the events depicted as they happened - their unrivalled expert knowledge and insight will be a perfect companion to you as you settle in for some wonderful television. Presented by Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone. The Crown: Fact or Fiction is produced by Rich Jarman and is a Daily Mail Production. Read more on the Royal Family read less
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Episodes

Marionettes (The Crown Season 2, Episode 5)
Apr 11 2024
Marionettes (The Crown Season 2, Episode 5)
Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Marionettes" season 2, episode 5 of The Crown. This episode of The Crown depicts Queen Elizabeth II facing criticism from Lord Altrincham following a tone deaf speech at a Jaguar factory in Coventry before taking to the airwaves for the first ever televised Christmas message. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode of The Crown, write to us at: FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk. Find out in this episode of The Crown Fact Or Fiction: Did the Queen address the workers at a Jaguar factory with a tone deaf speech? Was Lord Altrincham punched in the face following his criticism of the Queen? Did the Queen send for Lord Altrincham to discuss his criticisms? Does Buckingham Palace have a network of secret doors and tunnels for monarchs to stealthily navigate the palace? Plus much more.  Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast! Email us at  FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk or send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.) Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode.  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aberfan (The Crown Series 3, Episode 3)
Apr 4 2024
Aberfan (The Crown Series 3, Episode 3)
Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Aberfan" season 3, episode 3 of The Crown. This episode of The Crown depicts a reluctant Elizabeth 2nd questioning the appropriateness of her visiting Aberfan in the days following a disaster in the Welsh town, despite the insistence of those around her. Our thanks to Claire Heeley, Melissa Clark and Kelly Woods who all wrote in to suggest the episode this week. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode of The Crown, write to us at: FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk. Find out in this episode of The Crown Fact Or Fiction: Was the Queen as emotionless as she is depicted in this episode? Was the Queen as reluctant to visit Aberfan as depicted in The Crown? Did The Crown accurately depict Prince Phillip’s attendance at Aberfan? Did the Queen only attend Aberfan after the government briefed the press against her?  Plus much more.  Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast! Email us at  FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk or send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.) Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode.  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ipatiev House (The Crown Season 5, Episode 6)
Mar 28 2024
Ipatiev House (The Crown Season 5, Episode 6)
Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Ipatiev House" season 5, episode 6 of The Crown. This episode of The Crown delves into the history of the British royal family and portrays a strained marriage between the Queen and Prince Phillip while Britain forges a new relationship with Boris Yeltsin's Russia. Our thanks to Hannah from Hertfordshire who wrote in and suggested the episode this week. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode of The Crown, write to us at: FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk. Find out in this episode of The Crown Fact Or Fiction: Did The Crown get the Romanov family's fate right? Did Boris Yeltsin order Russian scientists to find the bones of the Romanov's after meeting the Queen and Prince Phillip? Was Coach driving one of Prince Phillip's passions? Did Prince Phillip's friend Penny Knatchbull attend Christmas mass with the Queen to quell rumours and speculation? Plus much more.  Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast! Email us at  FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk or send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.) Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode.  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dear Mrs Kennedy (The Crown Season 2, Episode 8)
Mar 21 2024
Dear Mrs Kennedy (The Crown Season 2, Episode 8)
Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Dear Mrs Kennedy" season 2, episode 8 of The Crown. This episode of The Crown portrays a rivalry taking place between the Queen and Jackie Kennedy, the first lady of the United States. Meanwhile, the Queen is trying to keep the commonwealth together, before the episode culminates in the news and aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Our thanks to Emily Edery who wrote in and suggested the episode this week. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode of The Crown, write to us at: FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk. Was Jackie Kennedy unimpressed both by Buckingham Palace and the Queen? Do the Royals take note of protocol not being followed? Was there a rivalry between the Queen and Jackie Kennedy? Did the Queen dance the Foxtrot with Ghana’s president?  And… ...Did the Queen favour cream or jam first on a scone?  Plus much more.  Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast! Email us at  FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk or send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.) Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode.  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bubbikins (The Crown Season 3 Episode 4)
Mar 14 2024
Bubbikins (The Crown Season 3 Episode 4)
Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Bubbikins" season 3, episode 4 of The Crown. The episode focusses on the BBC filming the Royal Family while Prince Phillip's mother, Princess Alice, moves into Buckingham Palace in the late 1960s. Our thanks to Paul Schlotthauer who suggested this episode. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode, get in touch at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk. Find out in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction: Did Prince Phillip tell American TV that the Royal family were going to go "into the red"? Did the Royals agree to a documentary to prove their worth to the nation as the Crown portrays, or was the aim something different? Was the BBC’s film a hit or a flop? What happened to the proceeds from the BBC’s film? Did the Queen send a private secretary to rescue Princess Alice?  Did a Guardian journalist opportunistically secure an interview with Princess Alice after being stood up by Princess Anne?  Plus much more.  Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast! Email us at  FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk or send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.) Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode.  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Succession
Feb 8 2024
Succession
With Series 6 over and no more episodes of The Crown expected, Natasha Livingstone and Robert Hardman have stepped in to imagine what Series 7 could look like if a new series were commissioned and explain which events would be guaranteed to be covered along with some insights and trivia that might not make it to an adaptation.   This episode focuses on the events that followed after 2012 - the birth of Prince George, the Queen relying on the support of Prince Charles at international and latterly local events and the special relationship and love that the Queen had with countries within the commonwealth.   Find out: How did the Queen gradually reduce her duties? Where were the Queen's last international trips and what did she do while travelling? How did the world react to Prince George's birth? And... What is a CHOGM? We love reading your reviews and comments, leave one and we might read it on the next episode! Send The Crown: Fact Or Fiction a voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 and start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on.   Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode.  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572 Robert Hardman's latest book, Charles III, can be ordered here: https://books.mailshop.co.uk/charles-iii-9781035027415 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2012
Feb 1 2024
2012
With Series 6 over and no more episodes of The Crown expected, Natasha Livingstone and Robert Hardman have stepped in to imagine what Series 7 could look like if a new series were commissioned.   In this podcast, find out which major events would be guaranteed to make an appearance in a future series of The Crown. This episode focuses on the events of 2012 - The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The London Olympics and Prince Harry's return to active duty in Afghanistan.    Find out: How did the Queen's appearance at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony come about? Why did Prince Harry's first tour of duty in Afghanistan come to an abrupt end? What happened on the day of the Queen's Diamond Jubillee Flotilla?  How well does Season 6's vision of The Queen match up to the Queen in 2012? All this and more, in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction.    We love reading your reviews and comments, leave one and we might read it on the next episode! Send The Crown: Fact Or Fiction a voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 and start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on.   Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode.  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572 Robert Hardman's latest book, Charles III, can be ordered here: https://books.mailshop.co.uk/charles-iii-9781035027415 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices