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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