The Crown (2016– )
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Aberfan 

A horrible disaster in the Welsh town of Aberfan leaves scores of children dead, but when the Queen takes a week to decide to visit the town to offer solace to its people, she must confront her reasons for postponing the trip.

Director:

Benjamin Caron

Writers:

Peter Morgan (created by), Peter Morgan | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Colman ... Queen Elizabeth II
Tobias Menzies ... Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Helena Bonham Carter ... Princess Margaret
Ben Daniels ... Lord Snowdon
Marion Bailey ... Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Jason Watkins ... Harold Wilson
David Rintoul ... Michael Adeane
Charles Edwards ... Martin Charteris
Sinead Matthews ... Marcia Williams
Sam Phillips ... Equerry
Ifan Huw Dafydd Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Howell
Richard Harrington ... Fred Phillips
Jack Parry-Jones ... Teacher
Dyfrig Morris Dyfrig Morris ... Thomas Edwards
Gwyneth Keyworth ... Gwen Edwards
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A horrible disaster in the Welsh town of Aberfan leaves scores of children dead, but when the Queen takes a week to decide to visit the town to offer solace to its people, she must confront her reasons for postponing the trip.

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Drama | History

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The National Coal Board refused to accept responsibility for this horrific accident and subsequently stole money from a disaster relief fund set up for the families involved. The NCB stole £150,000 to use in clearing other coal tip sites and never truly apologized for what happened or for stealing the money. However, the government did repay the money and then some in the 90's. See more »

Goofs

All the external shots of the village show the correct type of terrace housing but many clearly have modern UPC type windows and doors which didn't exist as early as 1966. See more »

Soundtracks

All Things Bright and Beautiful
(uncredited)
Written by Cecil F. Alexander and William H. Monk
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This episode broke me
19 November 2019 | by alexandratmurphySee all my reviews

The Crown is a brilliant tv show nevertless. All the attention to detail is just incredible and the cast is doing a fantastic job I have never written a review in my life ever so not even sure what to say but this episode has left such a mark in me that I felt complied to create an account and review it. It's the finest television I have ever seen and I watch some good quality stuff (thanks to my husband) I have two children and I couldn't stop crying while watching this episode. All 116 children loosing their lifes in this tragedy is just unthinkable. To know it's not just a show it really happened. I felt for those parents and honestly the crown has showcased these emotions so well. No excuse for the queen for not showing up for so long at the village. No matter how much she regrets it! Best episode to an otherwise brilliant tv show anyway. Thank you for reading my review


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