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A Very British Scandal- Season 2

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Russell T. Davies delighted us with A Very English Scandal in May 2018. Two and a half years later the show is back with a new writer, a new story, and a new name. Rebranded A Very British Scandal, in a nod to the fact that much of the action takes place north […]

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Celebrating female creators- Emerald Fennell

In honour of International Women’s Day, I want to share the work of Emerald Fennell. Some may recognise her as Camilla in The Crown, but for me, Fennell is a screenwriter and producer whose work I have come to enjoy. What I like most about Fennell is her versatility in her career, which is only […]

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The Crown season four review

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that when The Crown season four was released on Netflix on Sunday 15 November, I was ready and waiting.  Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O’Connor and Erin Doherty reprise their roles and bring another layer of depth to the royals. Navigating marriage, parenthood, family […]

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‘Royal-tea’: the long-lasting fascination of Princess Diana

The recent release of season 4 of the British period drama TV series, The Crown, has unsurprisingly caused a lot of buzz. This season is like no other as it paints a portrait of Britain in the 80s, brushing upon so many controversies; it is emotional, gripping, serving but at the same time spilling generous […]

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The Crown

Netflix’s lavish and highly anticipated third season of ‘The Crown’ dropped in full on Sunday, adding yet more fuel to the fire that currently is conversation regarding the British royal family. An obvious talking point was the shift from the original cast, led by the excellent Claire Foy and Matt Smith, to a slightly older, […]

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Fashion and The Crown: trends from the iconic royals

We think of the Royal family as a cultural symbol of Britishness and a hallmark of traditionalism, but it may surprise you that they have often been the trailblazing pioneers  of popular  trends. This is emphasised by Netflix’s The Crown, which is currently in its third series with Olivia Colman taking over from Claire Foy […]

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The Crown: Even the Queen falls victim to the gender pay gap

The producers of Netflix’s The Crown have recently revealed that Claire Foy, the lead actress portraying the Queen in the series, makes significantly less money per episode than her male counterpart Matt Smith, who portrays Prince Philip. Reportedly, Claire Foy makes £28,000 per episode from a £7 million budget per episode. The Crown is a […]