The life of Queen Elizabeth II starting in the early 1950s just prior to her corination with flashbacks. Very well done with Bertie, the Duke of Windsor and... Shirley Temple. My wife says the critics have not been impressed with this, my guess is because it's on the slow side, not as flashy as The Tudors, but I believe they are maintaining a higher historical standard. As with Downton Abbey it's fun to see interpersonal conflicts raised to high level of intrique such as Elizabeth deciding her husband will manage her corination and being told that's quite impossible. This is not PRSI and I have my critiques of organized religion, but it's very interesting the association of the Monarch with being chosen by God, anointed with Holy oil. Elizabeth even asked her mother in an early episode You don't really believe that? In essence the answer was yes. Interesting dynamics between Prince Edward (the King that abdicated) and the Royal Family. I'm liking John Lithgow as Churchill. Wondering what our U.K. Members think of his performance? It's ok if you don't like him. Currently watching the intrigue of the radical changes to the corination Elizabeth's husband is proposing, like TV, blaspheme! An attractive young queen.