The Crown Season 1 Episode 4 “Act of God” :- Watch The Crown Season 1 Episode 4 “Act of God” on Youtube on Fire, Now, as the director of the fourth episode of The Crown, Jarrold has done something extraordinary. By using the famous London smog of 1952 as the backdrop, he has created a sort of state-of-the-nation piece, with the Royals among the millions of Londoners affected by the pervading gloom. This is illustrated by a beautiful scene, accompanied by Mozart’s Lacrimosa, in which the fog descends over London, and rich and poor are affected. The Queen (Claire Foy), ever practical, realises she must get to Parliament on foot. In a poorer district, Churchill’s secretary, Venetia Scott (Kate Phillips), warms her stockinged feet by an inefficient gas fire. We then see Queen Mary (Eileen Atkins, as deliciously dour as always) lying on what we think, at first, is her deathbed, chainsmoking like a navvy. Her words are sharp, telling the Queen that she is answerable to God and not to the public. Her comment on Philip’s family are priceless: “a royal family of carpetbaggers and parvenus”. Foy, as wonderfully understated as always, does not make Elizabeth’s feelings clear. Also striking is the use of a Scott, a composite of several of Churchill’s staff, which should jar but oddly doesn’t. Thanks to Phillips’s warm performance – in contrast to the varying degrees of iciness elsewhere – Scott feels as convincing as her non-fictional counterparts. Her death, mowed down by a bus barely glimpsed through the smog, is shocking and Churchill’s reaction (although clearly a plot device to make him set the Clean.
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Release: 4 November 2016
IMDB Rating: 8.5/10
Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby