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.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Jenna Coleman ...  Victoria 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Adrian Schiller ...  Penge / ... 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Tommy Knight ...  Brodie / ... 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Jordan Waller ...  Lord Alfred Paget 24 episodes, 2016-2019
Nell Hudson ...  Skerrett / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2019
Tom Hughes ...  Albert / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2019
Ferdinand Kingsley ...  Francatelli / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2019
Anna Wilson-Jones ...  Lady Emma Portman 19 episodes, 2016-2019
Daniela Holtz ...  Baroness Lehzen 19 episodes, 2016-2019
Nigel Lindsay ...  Sir Robert Peel 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Catherine Flemming ...  Duchess of Kent / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2019
David Oakes ...  Prince Ernest / ... 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Margaret Clunie ...  Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Peter Bowles ...  Duke of Wellington / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2019
Alex Jennings ...  King Leopold 13 episodes, 2016-2019
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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.

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Every inch a Queen. See more »


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Originally made as a mini-series, but after getting so many viewers, ITV made it a regular series and confirmed it for a second season (September 2016).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 »

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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 »

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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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Referenced in Show Offs: Forgotten Boots (2019) 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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