Lesley Manville cast as Princess Margaret in fifth and final series of ‘The Crown’

Lesley Manville becomes the latest addition to the cast of The Crown as the Oscar-nominated actress is set to take over from Helena Bonham Carter in playing Princess Margaret when the fifth and final series begins filming next year. Many public television viewers will recognize Manville for her brilliant portrayal as Cathy Bradshaw in “Mum” and also in PBS Masterpiece’s “World on Fire”.

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‘Victoria’ and ‘The Crown’ were Wikipedia’s crown jewels in 2017

Turns out the small screen isn’t the only place that Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II found themselves fighting for audience in 2017. With Victoria currently in the middle of series 2 as part of PBS’ long-running Masterpiece series and Netflix’ The Crown looking ahead to series 3 sometime in late 2018, the dueling British monarch series have found a new […]

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It’s ‘Companion to Queen’ for Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman

Depending on what day of the week it was over the last several months, news of an impending Jenna Coleman departure from Doctor Who was either a wild rumor or an as-yet-to-be-verified fact. Truth be told, contrary to conventional wisdom, you can’t always believe everything you read on the Internets. Hard to believe, I know, […]

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Message – circa 1957

Can’t let Christmas Day go by without setting the Way Back machine to 1957 to take a look at the Queen’s first televised Christmas message 54 years ago to the people of England. Love the opening comments stating that “…television has made it possible for many of you to see me in your homes on […]

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