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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jenna Coleman ...  Victoria 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Adrian Schiller ...  Penge 24 episodes, 2016-2019
Jordan Waller ...  Lord Alfred Paget 24 episodes, 2016-2019
Tom Hughes ...  Albert 23 episodes, 2016-2019
Tommy Knight ...  Brodie / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2019
Nell Hudson ...  Skerrett 21 episodes, 2016-2019
Ferdinand Kingsley ...  Francatelli 20 episodes, 2016-2019
Anna Wilson-Jones ...  Lady Emma Portman 19 episodes, 2016-2019
Daniela Holtz ...  Baroness Lehzen 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Margaret Clunie ...  Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Nigel Lindsay ...  Sir Robert Peel 14 episodes, 2016-2017
David Oakes ...  Prince Ernest / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Catherine Flemming ...  Duchess of Kent 13 episodes, 2016-2017
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

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English

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17 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Support artists, actors and crew were often exasperated and shocked at the on-set infantile antics of Lawrence Fox and Jordan Waller See more »

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Series 1: PBS Masterpiece broadcasts add on average 5 minutes of additional footage per episode not shown in the ITV broadcasts. The exception to this are the first two episodes of Series 1 which for PBS airing were edited together to form a single feature-length episode for a two-hour timeslot; the edited version removes several minutes of footage from these episodes (including the original closing moments of episode 1). The North American DVD/Blu-ray release of Series 1 is the ITV version and thus does not include the extra footage seen on PBS. Also, the ITV broadcasts/DVD release indicate episode numbers in the opening credits alongside episode titles; this is not shown on PBS. See more »

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Captivating and Up-to-date Historical Drama
1 September 2016 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

On the basis of seeing the first episodes of this Masterpiece drama, broadcast in the UK by ITV, I can freely say that I am hooked on to it. Daisy Goodwin's script is both taut and cleverly written, while the performances of the main protagonists are uniformly convincing. I particularly like Jenna Coleman's characterization of the young Queen - so apparently vulnerable yet possessed with an inner strength of will that enables her to resist the repeated blandishments of her self-interest mother the Duchess of Kent (Catherine H. Flemming), who so dearly desires to assume the title of Regent, aided and abetted by her unscrupulous ally Sir John Conroy (Paul Rhys).

This eight-part drama wears its moral scheme on its sleeve by contrasting the hissable villain the Duke of Cumberland (Peter Firth), with the pragmatic yet goodhearted Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), who admires the Queen yet remains convinced that she has to transform herself from an immature girl into suitably monarchical material, and will try his utmost to achieve that transformation. Sometimes he has to be cruel to be kind, but all in a good cause. In between these two extremes stands the Duke of Wellington (Peter Bowles), and Sir Robert Peel (Nigel Lindsay), both members of the Tory Party (and hence implacably opposed to Melbourne's politics), but interested in maintaining the business of government.

As with most television costume dramas, the sets and decor are both opulent and historically accurate, supplemented by useful CGI shots where necessary. I especially liked some of the cinematographic effects (by John Lee) - especially the use of aerial shots to suggest the insignificance of humanity when compared to the greater business of running the country.

And it is this sense of contemporaneity that lifts VICTORIA out of the run-of-the-mill and transforms it into living, breathing drama. We hear a lot about the importance of "duty" - from the Queen as well as her friends and enemies - and we are led to speculate on what that term really signifies. Is it just a catch-all description masking self-interest, or do people really believe in it? In light of recent political upheavals in the United Kingdom, with one Prime Minister resigning (ostensibly out of "duty"), and the opposition party tearing itself asunder with different conceptions of the same term, we wonder just how much VICTORIA is commenting on the present as well as the past, especially in its concern with politics and its relationship to the country's future.

I am definitely hooked, and await the remaining episodes with eager anticipation.


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