The Crown: The Official Podcast

The Crown: The Official Podcast

By Netflix

The Crown: The Official Podcast is the exclusive companion podcast to accompany the Netflix Original Series The Crown. Hosted by Edith Bowman, the podcast follows the show episode by episode, diving deep into the stories and taking listeners behind the scenes with insights from many of the people involved in making the show. The podcast is back for the launch Season 4 of The Crown on November 15th and will feature guests including showrunner, writer and creator Peter Morgan and cast members Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter. The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.

Episodes

Episode 10: War

Margaret Thatcher's position as Prime Minister hangs in the balance as members of her cabinet turn against her. Meanwhile, Princess Diana is set to take on her first official solo trip overseas to New York, despite Prince Charles’ doubts. Will Thatcher be able to secure her position? Will Diana's trip be a success?  Is war the only way forward?In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with Show Runner Peter Morgan, Head of Research Annie Sulzberger, and the actors behind the Queen and her first female prime minister, Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson.The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
10/12/2043m 18s

Episode 9: Avalanche

It’s 1988 and Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage is at an all-time low. After Prince Charles narrowly escapes death in an avalanche whilst skiing, Diana becomes determined to reconcile their relationship. However, the near-death experience has the opposite effect on Charles, who vows to find a way to be free of the marriage and be with Camilla. In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with Show Runner Peter Morgan, director Jessica Hobbs, Head of Research Annie Sulzberger and Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Turner.The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
07/12/2040m 5s

Episode 8: 48:1

The Queen finds herself at odds with her Prime Minister as Margaret Thatcher refuses to join the 48 other Commonwealth nations in backing sanctions on Apartheid South Africa. The Queen and Thatcher come to blows over the issue, and their fallout becomes public knowledge after the story is leaked to the press frominside the palace.In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with director Julian Jarrold, Head of Research Annie Sulzberger and the actor who plays Margaret Thatcher, Gillian Anderson.The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
03/12/2038m 29s

Episode 7: The Hereditary Principle

It's 1985 and Princess Margaret is at an all-time low. She's lonely, her health is failing, and she loses her status as Councillor of State when Prince Edward turns 21. At her lowest point, Margaret discovers a terrible family secret that two of her first cousins who she believed dead have been institutionalised for decades. In search of answers, she comes to believe that it is not just the cousins who have been cast aside by the family, but all those who don't fit in.In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with director Jessica Hobbs, Head of Research Annie Sulzberger and the actor who plays Princess Margaret, Helena Bonham Carter.The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
30/11/2042m 23s

Episode 6: Terra Nullius

The year is 1983 and two years into their marriage Prince Charles and Princess Diana are sent on a 6-week tour of Australia and New Zealand. It’s Diana’s first official royal overseas tour as The Princess of Wales, and at her insistence, a 9-month-old Prince William is brought along as well. Away from prying eyes, Charles and Diana rekindle their relationship, but as Diana’s growing popularity hits fever pitch, Charles struggles with being outshone and cracks begin to appear in the marriage once more. In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with Director Julian Jarrold, Location Manager Mark Walledge and the actor who plays Prince Charles, Josh O’Connor.The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
26/11/2036m 16s

Episode 5: Fagan

It’s 1982 and ordinary citizens are suffering under Thatcher’s economic policies. One such person is Michael Fagan, who decides to break into Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen to step in and help people like himself. Elizabeth is left feeling more remote from her subjects than ever as security is stepped up and her concerns over the impact of Thatcher’s policies are ignored as the Prime Minister basks in the glory of winning the Falklands war.  In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with ‘Fagan’ Co-Writer Jonathan Wilson, Director Paul Whittington and The Crown’s Royal Protocol Consultant Major David Rankin-Hunt.The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
23/11/2041m 24s

Episode 4: Favourites

Devastated by her son Mark going missing in the desert whilst competing in the Paris-Dakar rally, Margaret Thatcher reveals to the Queen that she prefers him to her daughter. Shocked that a mother can have a favourite, the Queen embarks on one-on-one meetings with her four children in a bid to get to know them better, and consider the family legacy she will one day leave behind. In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with Show Runner Peter Morgan, Hair and Make Up Designer Cate Hall, Director Paul Whittington, and  the actor who plays Princess Anne, Erin Doherty.   The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
19/11/2044m 36s

Episode 3: Fairytale

It’s 1981 and Prince Charles has proposed to Lady Diana Spencer. The Queen decides to move the 19-year-old bride into Buckingham Palace to prepare her for life as a royal, while Prince Charles jets off on an overseas tour. In his absence, Diana discovers the true nature of Charles’s ‘friendship’ with Camilla Parker Bowles and as the wedding fast approaches, what began as a fairy tale turns into a nightmare.In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with director Ben Caron, The Crown’s Costume Designer Amy Roberts with Assistant Costume Designer and Head Buyer Sidonie Roberts and the actor who plays Princess Diana, Emma Corrin.   The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
16/11/2044m 29s

Episode 2: The Balmoral Test

Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis are invited to holiday at Balmoral, the royal residency in rural Scotland. As the pressure for Prince Charles to find a wife mounts, Lady Diana Spencer is also invited to join for a weekend. But who will sink and who will swim in the eyes of the royal family?In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with director Paul Whittington, The Crown’s Head of Research Annie Sulzberger and head set decorator Alison Harvey.  The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
16/11/2040m 24s

Episode 2: The Balmoral Test

Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis are invited to holiday at Balmoral, the royal residency in rural Scotland. As the pressure for Prince Charles to find a wife mounts, Lady Diana Spencer is also invited to join for a weekend. But who will sink and who will swim in the eyes of the royal family?In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with director Paul Whittington, The Crown’s Head of Research Annie Sulzberger and head set decorator Alison Harvey.  The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
15/11/2040m 24s

Episode 1: Goldstick

It’s 1979 and the Queen is intrigued by Margaret Thatcher's landslide victory to become Britain’s first female prime minister. Meanwhile, despite Lord Mountbatten’s encouragement, Prince Charles refuses to settle down, growing distant from the family. But when Mountbatten is assassinated by the IRA, Charles finally takes his great uncle’s advice and turns his attentions to the young Lady Diana Spencer. In this episode Edith Bowman talks with writer and show runner Peter Morgan, The Crown’s Head of Research Annie Sulzberger and the actors behind Prince Charles and Prince Phillip: Josh O’Connor and Tobias Menzies. The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
15/11/2044m 50s

Coming Soon...Season 4

The Crown returns for season 4 on November 15th and The Crown: The Official Podcast is back to follow the show episode by episode, diving deep into the stories and speaking with many of the talented people involved. Host Edith Bowman takes you behind the scenes in conversation with the likes of Show Creator Peter Morgan and cast members Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter. 
29/10/202m 46s

Bonus: Olivia and Helena in Conversation July 2020

Welcome back to The Crown: The Official podcast. While we patiently await a new season of The Crown, we wanted to share some bonus episodes this summer. Today we have an intimate one-on-one chat with the royal sisters, Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter.Please be aware, this chat was recorded remotely during COVID-19 so please forgive the imperfect audio quality. Enjoy, and we’ll be back soon with more of The Crown.
09/07/2019m 27s

Bonus: The Crown Roundtable July 2020

A bonus episode for Season 3.  Enjoy a roundtable discussion with some of the cast and crew of The Crown, led by Joe Utichi, editor at Awardsline.  He’s joined by Creator Peter Morgan, director Jessica Hobbs and stars Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O'Connor and Erin Doherty.This discussion was recorded remotely during COVID-19 so please forgive the imperfect audio quality. Enjoy, and we’ll be back soon with more of The Crown.
06/07/2038m 37s

Episode 11: Bonus Episode (Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter and Peter Morgan)

In our final bonus episode, Edith Bowman catches up with showrunner Peter Morgan to find out what we can expect from the next season. We’ll also discover what happened when host Edith Bowman joined Olivia Colman on the set of Season Four, and popped over to Helena Bonham Carter’s house to talk all things Princess Margaret.  The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
23/12/1935m 44s

Episode 10: Cri De Coeur

As the Queen prepares to mark 25 years on the throne with her Silver Jubilee, her sister Princess Margaret is in crisis. With her marriage crumbling, she embarks on a relationship with a younger man with heartbreaking consequences.  In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with showrunner Peter Morgan, Executive Producer Suzanne Mackie, Production Designer Martin Childs and Director Jessica Hobbs.  The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
19/12/1938m 34s

Episode 9: Imbroglio

The death of the Duke of Windsor has had a profound effect on Prince Charles, who had come to recognise a true kinship with his great uncle. Host Edith Bowman speaks with showrunner Peter Morgan about the similarities between the Duke of Windsor and the Prince of Wales. She also visits hair and makeup designer Cate Hall on set where they talk wig lace, oxygen facials and tiara masterclasses.  The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
16/12/1937m 47s

Episode 8: Dangling Man

The Queen visits the dying Duke of Windsor, who asks her forgiveness for choosing love over his duty, and urges her to help Prince Charles find a wife he loves before becoming King. Meanwhile, Prince Charles starts to fall for Camilla Shand, and the situation becomes complicated when Princess Anne plays the field with Camilla’s ex Andrew Parker Bowles. In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with director Sam Donovan, costume designer Amy Roberts, and the actor behind Princess Anne, Erin Doherty. The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures. Episode Eight of Season Three of The Crown, Dangling Man, was written by David Hancock and Peter Morgan. 
12/12/1938m 12s

Episode 7: Moondust

It’s 1969 and while the astronauts from Apollo 11 are landing on the moon, Prince Philip ponders what he might have accomplished had circumstances in his life been different. Host Edith Bowman is joined by actor Tobias Menzies and director Jessica Hobbs to discuss the character of Philip and the episode’s themes of loss, faith and mid-life crises. Edith also chats to composer Martin Phipps about writing the music for Season Three.  The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
09/12/1941m 51s

Episode 6: Tywysog Cymru

In preparation for his investiture as the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, Prince Charles is sent to spend a term at Aberystwyth University. For Charles this is an opportunity to connect with the Welsh people and their language, as well as his own identity as a member of the royal family. For the Queen and her government, however, it is a chance to ease relations with the growing Welsh Nationalist movement. In this episode, Edith Bowman talks with Executive Producer Suzanne Mackie, Director Christian Schwochow and meets the talent behind Prince Charles in season 3, actor Josh O’Connor. The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
05/12/1937m 22s

Episode 5: Coup

Upon the devaluation of the pound, recently ousted Chief of Defence Staff Mountbatten is approached to lead a military coup against Wilson’s government.  Meanwhile, Elizabeth visits international horse breeders and gets a glimpse of the life she could have led, where she’s free to pursue her passions.  In this episode, Edith Bowman catches up with director Christian Schwochow, head of research Annie Sulzberger, and BAFTA award-winning actor Jason Watkins, who plays the role of former prime minister Harold Wilson.The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
02/12/1941m 0s

Episode 4: Bubbikins

As Prince Phillip spearheads a PR initiative to improve the royal family’s image, he fears that his deeply religious mother’s presence in the Palace will derail his plans and expose his traumatic childhood to the outside world. In this episode, we hear from executive producer Suzanne Mackie and lead director and executive producer Ben Caron, plus host Edith Bowman meets the actor behind Princess Alice, Jane Lapotaire. The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
28/11/1936m 59s

Episode 3: Aberfan

On the 21st of October 1966, a devastating tragedy befell the Welsh mining village of Aberfan, claiming the lives of 116 children and 28 adults. In this episode, we hear from head of research Annie Sulzberger,  lead director and executive producer Ben Caron, and BAFTA award-winning actor Jason Watkins, who takes on the role of former prime minister Harold Wilson.  The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
25/11/1944m 0s

Episode 2: Margaretology

At a low point for the ‘Special Relationship’, the Queen is forced to ask unpredictable Princess Margaret to charm American President Lyndon B. Johnson into saving Great Britain from financial ruin. Helena Bonham Carter shines as the dazzling Princess Margaret in episode two of the third season of the Netflix Original Series, The Crown, entitled 'Margaretology'. Host Edith Bowman speaks with creator Peter Morgan about his portrayal of the Queen’s ‘number two’, talks to lead director and executive producer Ben Caron about his career with The Crown and Head of Research Annie Sulzberger gives us an insight into what the 36th President of the United States really thought about British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
21/11/1931m 18s

Episode 1: Olding

Winston Churchill dies, the Queen’s first Labour Prime Minister takes office and there are rumours of a Russian spy in Downing Street. With an entirely new cast in place, it is all-change in episode one of the third season of the Netflix Original Series, The Crown. Host Edith Bowman speaks with creator Peter Morgan about Olivia Colman taking over the role of the Queen, his role as the showrunner and the allure of writing real-life characters. Speaking about the massive re-casting are casting directors Nina Gold and Robert Sterne. The Crown: The Official Podcast is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures.
18/11/1936m 55s

Coming Soon...

The Crown returns for season 3 on November 17th. This series will follow the show episode by episode, diving deep into the stories, taking you behind the scenes, and speaking with many of the talented people involved, including Show Creator Peter Morgan, Casting Director Nina Gold and members of the brand new cast. The Crown: The Official Podcast  is produced by Netflix and Somethin’ Else, in association with Left Bank Pictures. 
31/10/191m 11s
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