A Netflix notice reminds viewers, and Judi Dench, that ‘The Crown’ is fictional and is not a true account of a real-life person.
In an early episode of the BBC America series ‘The Crown,’ Anne Boleyn (played by Claire Foy) is arrested on charges of witchcraft and executed in the Tower of London. But thanks to a mix of historical fiction and television we now know that this is a fictional scene from a period drama set in the court of England’s Tudors.
The British Broadcasting Corporation is telling us that we should feel bad about this.
Because the world is full of facts like these, facts that could be argued as a basis for a legal claim against the BBC.
And the world is full of judges and lawyers who would be happy to argue the facts in the courts.
There are, after all, some things that it’s more important to have in the public record than some things that it’s more important to be true.
A Netflix notice warns viewers, and actress Judi Dench, that ‘The Crown,’ a new British drama series starring the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, might not be a “true account of a real-life person.”
The actress was reportedly upset with Netflix for the fact that the show contains scenes which she considered inappropriate for entertainment at a time when some actors were “sitting on their hands” to make films featuring the former British Prime Minister.
Dench, who was an activist at the time, and Thatcher were both associated with an attempt by the United Kingdom government to “unite” the country and prevent it becoming the next country to turn into a European state under the Treaty of Nice in 1984.
Dench herself was, apparently, aware of what she was signing up for, being a member of the group who were the “determining factors” in the UK’s decision to pull out of the European Economic Community in 1973.
There are, after all, some things that it’s more important to have in the public record than some things that it’s more important to be true. A former government adviser, and one of the former UK’s biggest TV stars, has revealed how a new series of “The Crown” based on the life of Queen Elizabeth I, could result in legal action against the BBC. A Netflix notice warns viewers, and Judi Dench, that “The