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It’s wasn’t easy be­ing El­iz­a­beth Wind­sor as Bri­tain made its way into the 1960s. So seems to be the cen­tral mes­sage of the sec­ond sea­son of The Crown (Net­flix, from Fri­day 8 De­cem­ber), which picks up from where the pre­vi­ous sea­son left off and ap­par­ently deals with, among other sub­jects, that of in­fi­delity.

On BBC Ra­dio 4, high­lights in­clude Ar­chive on 4: Bri­tish Jews, Right and

Leftft (Satur­day 11 Novem­ber), for which BBC po­lit­i­cal cor­re­spon­dent Jo Coburn mixes the tale of her own fam­ily with that of Bri­tish Jewry, as a way to ex­plore the out­sized role of this small com­mu­nity in Bri­tish pol­i­tics – and its move­ment over a cen­tury to­wards con­ser­vatism.

Hand­made in Hull (BBC Four, Novem­ber) cel­e­brates the craft her­itage of the 2017 City of Cul­ture. The doc­u­men­tary is pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with artist Linda Broth­well, as part of her Tool Ap­pre­ci­a­tion So­ci­ety project, which looks at the con­nec­tions be­tween tools and a sense of place.

A se­quel to The White Queen, made without the in­volve­ment of the BBC, The White Princess (Drama, Sun­day 18 Novem­ber) fo­cuses on an Eng­land united by the mar­riage of El­iz­a­beth of York and Henry VII, but where ten­sions are still rife. The se­ries is based on Philippa Gre­gory’s novel.

Look out too for Re­mem­brance Day pro­gram­ming, in­clud­ing the BBC’s cov­er­age of the an­nual cer­e­mony at Lon­don’s Ceno­taph (Sun­day 12 Novem­ber). On Yes­ter­day, a week of shows in­cludes a wel­come re­peat for The Last Day of

World War One (7 Novem­ber), pre­sented by Michael Palin.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith play the royal cou­ple in The Crown

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