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The Crown could’ve never been made for BBC because of the British broadcaster’s “sensitivity” to royal issues

  • The BBC was interested in securing rights for The Crown, according to executive producer Andy Harries, but it wasn’t able to afford the drama’s hefty pricetag. But Harries thinks BBC would’ve been the wrong choice. “It’s going to get a lot more interesting in series three and four when we’re into Diana, we’re into Mrs Thatcher and we’re into all the contemporary issues that all of us remember from the last ten or 15 years,” he says. “Who knows how the sensitivities of how those scripts would have fared with the closeness of the BBC and the Palace?”

    TOPICS: BBC, Netflix, The Crown, Andy Harries