Four Corners has taken to social media to clarify a dramatisation in The Crown, which recreates an interview Bob Hawke gave in 1983.
In the Netflix series, Hawke (Richard Roxburgh) answered a question on Australia becoming a republic by saying, “You wouldn’t put a pig in charge of a herd of prime beef cattle, even if it does look good in twin set and pearls.”
But Four Corners maintains he never said it on their show.
The Crown does use creative license, it may ultimately prove to be nod to another Hawke comment made elsewhere…. or just a blokey dramatisation of an Aussie politician for global consumption.
Via: Herald Sun