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Victoria episodes 1 & 2 review: Doll 123 & Ladies In Waiting

17 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Aug 30, 2016

ITV's Victoria stars Jenna Coleman as the young queen in her first years of a long reign...

This review contains spoilers.

Like a set of royal commemorative china advertised in the back pages of the Mail On Sunday, Victoria is a gleaming tribute to a certain idea of British history. Specifically, the idea of British history fictionalised in glossy Sunday night period dramas.

In that world, queens are beautiful, prime ministers are dreamy, scarred villains plot to a sinister string score and the working class provide comic relief and morality tales below stairs. Uncomfortable truths about the age in question are either swept to one side or fashioned into anachronistic badges of honour worn by the heroes. (“Yes, Lady Walpole-Margate, he may be a shirt-lifter, but he’s also a damned fine valet and in England, we judge a man’s chracter by the shine on his master’s shoes” etc. »

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‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship

2 August 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Though historical drama fans in the United States might have to wait a bit, their UK counterparts will be excited for the next big period drama to take over their TV. The upcoming eight-part miniseries “Victoria” follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman), from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). The series also features Rufus Sewell (“The Illusionist”) as Lord Melbourne, Peter Firth (“Equus”) as the Duke of Cumberland, Paul Rhys (“Vincent and Theo”) as Sir John Conroy, and many more.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’s’ Jenna Coleman Embodies the Vivacious and Very Short Queen ‘Victoria’

The series is created by Daisy Goodwin, who previously produced on such British programs as the UK version of “The Apprentice,” the reality show “How Clean Is Your House?” the five-part documentary “Jamie’s Kitchen,” and Sharon Horgan’s comedy series “Pulling. »

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‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship

2 August 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though historical drama fans in the United States might have to wait a bit, their UK counterparts will be excited for the next big period drama to take over their TV. The upcoming eight-part miniseries “Victoria” follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman), from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). The series also features Rufus Sewell (“The Illusionist”) as Lord Melbourne, Peter Firth (“Equus”) as the Duke of Cumberland, Paul Rhys (“Vincent and Theo”) as Sir John Conroy, and many more.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’s’ Jenna Coleman Embodies the Vivacious and Very Short Queen ‘Victoria’

The series is created by Daisy Goodwin, who previously produced on such British programs as the UK version of “The Apprentice,” the reality show “How Clean Is Your House?” the five-part documentary “Jamie’s Kitchen,” and Sharon Horgan’s comedy series “Pulling. »

- Vikram Murthi

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