The Crown is in Wales right now shooting scenes set in 1966 in the aftermath of The Aberfan Disaster. They’re replicating this visit the Queen made to the town, where a slag heap collapsed onto the local school and killed about 140 people, most of them children. That link is to an article that says the Queen has always regretted waiting that long to visit, so I assume that decision will be the thrust of the episode, and that Peter Morgan will make Philip come in and save the day, or something. They do seem to have gotten the visuals of the Queen remarkably right. I see her very much in Colman here, and Tobias Menzies as Philip really has a lot of promise. I’m getting excited.

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