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  • 23. Scoop with Sam McAlister

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    Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone sit down with Sam McAlister for a very special episode of the The Crown Fact or Fiction that focuses on Scoop, Netflix's film about Prince Andrew's disastrous Newsnight interview. Scoop is based on Sam's first hand experience of booking Prince Andrew for Newsnight. Hear Sam tell the story behind the meetings, the planning, the recording and aftermath of the interview - what it was like to work on the biggest interview in the world, and how Netflix captured it for the screen. Sam's book Scoops is available now:https://amzn.eu/d/6qPhhfn Scoop is streaming on Netflix now. Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast!Email us at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.ukor send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp:07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.)Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572

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  • 22. Marionettes (The Crown Season 2, Episode 5)

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    Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Marionettes" season 2, episode 5 of The Crown.This episode of The Crown depicts Queen Elizabeth II facing criticism from Lord Altrincham following a tone deaf speech at a Jaguar factory in Coventry before taking to the airwaves for the first ever televised Christmas message. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode of The Crown, write to us at: FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk.Find out in this episode of The Crown Fact Or Fiction:Did the Queen address the workers at a Jaguar factory with a tone deaf speech? Was Lord Altrincham punched in the face following his criticism of the Queen?Did the Queen send for Lord Altrincham to discuss his criticisms?Does Buckingham Palace have a network of secret doors and tunnels for monarchs to stealthily navigate the palace?Plus much more. Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast!Email us at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.ukor send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp:07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.)Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572
  • 21. Aberfan (The Crown Series 3, Episode 3)

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    Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Aberfan" season 3, episode 3 of The Crown.This episode of The Crown depicts a reluctant Elizabeth 2nd questioning the appropriateness of her visiting Aberfan in the days following a disaster in the Welsh town, despite the insistence of those around her. Our thanks to Claire Heeley, Melissa Clark and Kelly Woods who all wrote in to suggest the episode this week. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode of The Crown, write to us at: FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk.Find out in this episode of The Crown Fact Or Fiction:Was the Queen as emotionless as she is depicted in this episode?Was the Queen as reluctant to visit Aberfan as depicted in The Crown?Did The Crown accurately depict Prince Phillip’s attendance at Aberfan?Did the Queen only attend Aberfan after the government briefed the press against her? Plus much more. Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast!Email us at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.ukor send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp:07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.)Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572
  • 20. Ipatiev House (The Crown Season 5, Episode 6)

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    Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Ipatiev House" season 5, episode 6 of The Crown.This episode of The Crown delves into the history of the British royal family and portrays a strained marriage between the Queen and Prince Phillip while Britain forges a new relationship with Boris Yeltsin's Russia. Our thanks to Hannah from Hertfordshire who wrote in and suggested the episode this week. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode of The Crown, write to us at: FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk.Find out in this episode of The Crown Fact Or Fiction: Did The Crown get the Romanov family's fate right?Did Boris Yeltsin order Russian scientists to find the bones of the Romanov's after meeting the Queen and Prince Phillip? Was Coach driving one of Prince Phillip's passions?Did Prince Phillip's friend Penny Knatchbull attend Christmas mass with the Queen to quell rumours and speculation?Plus much more. Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast!Email us at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.ukor send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp:07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.)Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572
  • 19. Dear Mrs Kennedy (The Crown Season 2, Episode 8)

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    Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Dear Mrs Kennedy" season 2, episode 8 of The Crown.This episode of The Crown portrays a rivalry taking place between the Queen and Jackie Kennedy, the first lady of the United States. Meanwhile, the Queen is trying to keep the commonwealth together, before the episode culminates in the news and aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination.Our thanks to Emily Edery who wrote in and suggested the episode this week. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode of The Crown, write to us at: FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk.Was Jackie Kennedy unimpressed both by Buckingham Palace and the Queen?Do the Royals take note of protocol not being followed?Was there a rivalry between the Queen and Jackie Kennedy?Did the Queen dance the Foxtrot with Ghana’s president? And… ...Did the Queen favour cream or jam first on a scone? Plus much more. Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast!Email us at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.ukor send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp:07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.)Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572
  • 18. Bubbikins (The Crown Season 3 Episode 4)

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    Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Bubbikins" season 3, episode 4 of The Crown.The episode focusses on the BBC filming the Royal Family while Prince Phillip's mother, Princess Alice, moves into Buckingham Palace in the late 1960s. Our thanks to Paul Schlotthauer who suggested this episode. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode, get in touch at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk.Find out in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction:Did Prince Phillip tell American TV that the Royal family were going to go "into the red"?Did the Royals agree to a documentary to prove their worth to the nation as the Crown portrays, or was the aim something different?Was the BBC’s film a hit or a flop?What happened to the proceeds from the BBC’s film?Did the Queen send a private secretary to rescue Princess Alice? Did a Guardian journalist opportunistically secure an interview with Princess Alice after being stood up by Princess Anne? Plus much more. Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast!Email us at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.ukor send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp:07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.)Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572
  • 17. Gelignite (The Crown Season 1 Episode 6)

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    Join Robert Hardman and Natasha Livingstone for an analysis of "Gelignite" season 1, episode 6 of The Crown.Thanks to The episode focusses on Princess Margaret's relationship with Peter Townsend, our thanks to Nicole, one of our Canadian listeners who suggested this episode. If you'd like us to analyse a favourite episode, get in touch at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.uk.Find out in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction:Did a journalist from The People uncover the relationship, and how did the newspaper report the story initially?How did Prime Minister Winston Churchill react to the relationship and how did his wife influence him on this matter?What's the significance of the phone number 4832?What was the fallout for the Queen?...And what is an Equerry?!Plus much more. Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast!Email us at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.ukor send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp:07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re getting in touch with.)Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572