The BEST Episodes of The Crown
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019
The inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses. Two courts. One Crown.
#1 - Dear Mrs. Kennedy
Season 2 - Episode 8
Inspired by Jackie Kennedy and against her government's wishes, Elizabeth takes an unconventional approach to resolving an issue with Ghana.
#2 - Assassins
Season 1 - Episode 9
As tensions with Philip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill’s portrait is painted for his 80th birthday.
#3 - Hyde Park Corner
Season 1 - Episode 2
With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Philip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill.
#4 - Gloriana
Season 1 - Episode 10
Margaret and Peter are reunited, but another obstacle stands in their way. Elizabeth is torn between her duty as Queen and her love for her sister.
#5 - Vergangenheit
Season 2 - Episode 6
A secret World War II document opens Elizabeth's eyes to grim realities about a family member. The Duke of Windsor campaigns to re-enter public life.
#6 - Marionettes
Season 2 - Episode 5
After Elizabeth makes a tone-deaf speech at a Jaguar factory, she and the monarchy come under public attack from an outspoken lord.
#7 - Mystery Man
Season 2 - Episode 10
A salacious government scandal hits close to home for Elizabeth and Philip. Elizabeth retreats to Scotland for rest during a difficult pregnancy.
#8 - Scientia Potentia Est
Season 1 - Episode 7
As the Soviets test the H-bomb, both Churchill and Eden have major health crises. Angry about her inadequate education, Elizabeth hires a tutor.
#9 - Smoke and Mirrors
Season 1 - Episode 5
Elizabeth rejects protocol by appointing Philip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas create conflict. The Duke of Windsor returns to London.
#10 - Paterfamilias
Season 2 - Episode 9
Philip insists that Prince Charles attend his alma mater in Scotland and reminisces about the life-changing difficulties he experienced there.
#11 - Lisbon
Season 2 - Episode 3
Palace insiders try to prevent a scandal that could reflect poorly on Philip. Eden faces censure from his cabinet and the press.
#12 - Act of God
Season 1 - Episode 4
When dense smog cripples London for days and creates a serious health hazard, Churchill’s inaction leaves him vulnerable to his political enemies.
#13 - Beryl
Season 2 - Episode 4
When Elizabeth and Philip throw a grand party for their 10th anniversary, both Margaret and the new Prime Minister experience romantic tribulations.
#14 - Windsor
Season 1 - Episode 3
With Elizabeth in new role, Philip tries to assert some power. Churchill wants to delay the coronation. King George’s disgraced brother arrives.
#15 - Pride & Joy
Season 1 - Episode 8
Elizabeth and Philip go on an exhausting world journey. Margaret takes over some of her sister’s official duties and tries to liven things up.
#16 - Misadventure
Season 2 - Episode 1
As Philip leaves for a long tour, Elizabeth makes an upsetting discovery. Prime Minister Eden wants to strike back after Egypt seizes the Suez Canal.
#17 - Matrimonium
Season 2 - Episode 7
A letter from Peter Townsend spurs Margaret to make a bold proposal. Elizabeth has good news that causes complications for Margaret.
#18 - Gelignite
Season 1 - Episode 6
Margaret and Peter come to Elizabeth with a request. With a royal scandal about to break in the newspapers, the Queen Mother intervenes.
#19 - A Company of Men
Season 2 - Episode 2
Elizabeth feels disconnected from Philip. Eden copes with international pressure and ill health. An interview stirs up harrowing memories for Philip.
#20 - Wolferton Splash
Season 1 - Episode 1
A young Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip. As King George VI’s health worsens, Winston Churchill is elected prime minister for the second time.