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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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The workers across Europe are rising up. In France, Louis Philippe has been deposed. He asks Victoria for protection, as does her half sister. In Britain, the chartists want a vote. And...


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Series cast summary:
Jenna Coleman ...  Victoria 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Adrian Schiller ...  Penge 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Nell Hudson ...  Skerrett 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Tommy Knight ...  Brodie / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Ferdinand Kingsley ...  Francatelli 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Jordan Waller Jordan Waller ...  Lord Alfred Paget 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Daniela Holtz ...  Baroness Lehzen 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Tom Hughes ...  Prince Albert 16 episodes, 2016-2019
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
Anna Wilson-Jones ...  Lady Emma Portman 12 episodes, 2016-2019
Alex Jennings ...  King Leopold 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Tilly Steele ...  Cleary 9 episodes, 2017
Diana Rigg ...  Duchess of Buccleuch 9 episodes, 2017
Bebe Cave ...  Wilhelmina Coke 9 episodes, 2017
Leo Suter ...  Drummond 8 episodes, 2017
Eve Myles ...  Mrs. Jenkins 8 episodes, 2016
David Burnett ...  Joseph 8 episodes, 2019
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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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Král'ovná Viktória See more »

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16:9 HD
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Novelist Daisy Goodwin's screenwriting debut. See more »

Alternate Versions

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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Good, but not that good
23 October 2016 | by emrys-948-238958See all my reviews

It starts very well. They give a nice insight into an 18yo girl, totally protected and kept from everything except her family, suddenly dropped into the position of Queen of the most powerful country on the planet. Not unexpected, but completely unprepared. The early episodes are very good. Melbourne and Peel are both very well done and the drama does what it should do, it breathes life into history.

The problems start when Albert appears. Tom Hughes is simply dreadful as Albert, completely unconvincing. Albert was an intense, prickly and stubborn man. Hughes plays him as a sulky toy boy. It is awful. But then Hughes tends to play sulky toy boys so it is hardly a surprise. A better casting would have been Daniel Brühl who played Nikki Lauda in Rush, but there it is. I suspect Hughes was included as eye candy for the ladies, and certainly as a man I found Jenna Coleman very nice to look at, so I don't begrudge them that. The difference is Coleman carried her part well, Hughes was all wrong. By contrast, his brother Earnest is excellent.

It also gets increasingly soapy after Albert arrives on the scene, culminating in a final episode that is little more than an extended advert for the 2nd series. It gets quite bad. It is known that Albert was not that keen on Victoria and accepted her proposal because it was his duty to do so. He fell in love her, very much so, but after they were married. That won't do at all for a soap (it would be OK the other way around), so he has to be besotted from the start. It's hard to see the Prince Albert we are given by Hughes falling in love with anyone except himself, so it's all very false.


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