The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of eighteen to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
Every inch a Queen.
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Originally made as a mini-series, but after getting so many viewers, ITV made it a regular series and confirmed it for a second season (September 2016). See more
Throughout the series, Victoria's dresses have zippers, some of which are even used on screen. Zippers were invented in 1851, and weren't introduced to the public until the Chicago World Fair in 1893, where they were met with little commercial success. The first use of a zipper in clothing occurred in 1925, 24 years after Queen Victoria died. See more
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
Referenced in Show Offs: Forgotten Boots