England, post-war. Winston Churchill is democratically re-elected, his efforts during his nation’s hour of need casts a long shadow over the monarchy.
What is their role to be in this new dawn? This highly acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning series explores a crucial period within Buckingham Palace, where its royal residents are at risk of occupying a gilded cage. Pivotal is the young Princess Elizabeth (Claire Foy); a chain of events sweep her inexorably to the throne, and as the nation’s new (and young) figurehead, it is upon her to resolve the conflict between tradition and progress.
Woven within these grand themes is the minutiae of royal life (few would suspect the particular protocols of hunting trips), plus a few tantalising scandals. Exquisitely produced and performed, this a historical series fit for a queen.
Release Date: 15 November 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton