The BEST Episodes of The Crown
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2021
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 - Aberfan
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 17, 2019
A horrible disaster in the Welsh town of Aberfan leaves scores of children dead, but when the Queen takes a week to decide to visit the town to offer solace to its people, she must confront her reasons for postponing the trip.
#2 - Dear Mrs. Kennedy
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 8, 2017
Inspired by Jackie Kennedy and against her government's wishes, Elizabeth takes an unconventional approach to resolving an issue with Ghana.
#3 - Tywysog Cymru
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 17, 2019
Prince Charles is sent to Aberystwyth to learn Welsh from an ardent nationalist in preparation for the ceremony for his investiture as Prince of Wales.
#4 - War
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 15, 2020
Amid a growing challenge to her power, Thatcher fights for her position. Charles grows more determined to separate from Diana as their marriage unravels.
#5 - Vergangenheit
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 8, 2017
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 - Assassins
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 4, 2016
As tensions with Philip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill’s portrait is painted for his 80th birthday.
#7 - Hyde Park Corner
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 4, 2016
With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Philip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill.
#8 - Terra Nullius
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 15, 2020
On a tour of Australia, Diana struggles to balance motherhood with her royal duties. Both she and Charles cope with their marriage difficulties.
#9 - Gloriana
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 4, 2016
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.
#10 - Marionettes
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 8, 2017
After Elizabeth makes a tone-deaf speech at a Jaguar factory, she and the monarchy come under public attack from an outspoken lord.
#11 - Fagan
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 2020
Thatcher's policies create rising unemployment. A desperate man breaks into the palace, where he finds Elizabeth's bedroom and awakens her for a talk.
#12 - Cri de Coeur
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 17, 2019
As her marriage falls apart, Princess Margaret finds solace in the arms of a much younger landscape gardener. The Queen and the nation celebrate Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee.
#13 - Scientia Potentia Est
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2016
As the Soviets test the H-bomb, both Churchill and Eden have major health crises. Angry about her inadequate education, Elizabeth hires a tutor.
#14 - Mystery Man
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 2017
A salacious government scandal hits close to home for Elizabeth and Philip. Elizabeth retreats to Scotland for rest during a difficult pregnancy.
#15 - The Balmoral Test
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 15, 2020
Margaret Thatcher visits Balmoral but has trouble fitting in with the royal family. Charles finds himself torn between his heart and family duty.
#16 - 48:1
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2020
As many nations condemn apartheid in South Africa, tension mounts between Thatcher and Elizabeth over their clashing opinions on applying sanctions.
#17 - Gold Stick
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 15, 2020
Elizabeth welcomes Britain's first woman prime minister. Charles meets a young Diana Spencer. An IRA attack brings tragedy to the royal family.
#18 - Smoke and Mirrors
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2016
Elizabeth rejects protocol by appointing Philip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas create conflict. The Duke of Windsor returns to London.
#19 - Bubbikins
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 17, 2019
Left without a home by a political coup in Athens, Philip's eccentric mother, Princess Alice of Greece, is invited to live in Buckingham Palace by the Queen.
#20 - Paterfamilias
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 8, 2017
Philip insists that Prince Charles attend his alma mater in Scotland and reminisces about the life-changing difficulties he experienced there.
#21 - Fairytale
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 15, 2020
After Charles proposes, Diana moves into Buckingham Palace and finds her life filled with princess training, loneliness—and Camilla Parker Bowles.
#22 - Margaretology
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2019
While Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon visit the USA, the queen, at the bidding of Harold Wilson, asks them to make a side trip to Washington, D.C. to ask President Johnson for financial assistance for the United Kingdom.
#23 - Beryl
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 8, 2017
When Elizabeth and Philip throw a grand party for their 10th anniversary, both Margaret and the new Prime Minister experience romantic tribulations.
#24 - Lisbon
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 8, 2017
Palace insiders try to prevent a scandal that could reflect poorly on Philip. Eden faces censure from his cabinet and the press.
#25 - Act of God
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 4, 2016
When dense smog cripples London for days and creates a serious health hazard, Churchill’s inaction leaves him vulnerable to his political enemies.