The first episode of the new season of The Crown has rekindled the mixed feelings about The Crown I first felt with the Aberfan episode from last season’s run. This year it deals with parts of modern history that I, in the smallest of small ways, had direct experience of. The first two seasons covered parts of post war British history that happened mostly before I was born and so felt like another world. This season is my world and discussing things which have affected me directly. It will be interesting to see how the season develops.
BTW I think the jury is still out on Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher – one iconic woman playing another – still not convinced.