Victoria (2016– )
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A Soldier's Daughter 

Victoria returns to her royal duties sooner than expected after the birth of her first child. She suspects her husband and prime minister are concealing news from her. Albert's family descend on the palace for the christening.

Director:

Lisa James Larsson

Writers:

Daisy Goodwin, Daisy Goodwin (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Coleman ... Victoria
Nell Hudson ... Skerrett
Daniela Holtz ... Baroness Lehzen
Nigel Lindsay ... Sir Robert Peel
Peter Bowles ... Duke of Wellington
Tom Hughes ... Albert
Catherine Flemming ... Duchess of Kent
Margaret Clunie ... Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland
Anna Wilson-Jones ... Lady Emma Portman
Leo Suter ... Drummond
Jasper Jacob Jasper Jacob ... Lord Chamberlain
Peter Ivatts ... Archbishop of Canterbury
Adrian Schiller ... Penge
Tommy Knight ... Brodie
Peter Forbes Peter Forbes ... Craddock
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Storyline

A month after giving birth, Victoria is frustrated at being cosseted and angry that Albert and the government are excluding her from their business. She is particularly annoyed to learn that they have kept from her the slaughter of British troops in the unwinnable war in Afghanistan and rebuffs Leopold's view that her baby girl is betrothed to a foreign power for political purposes. In the wake of public outrage at the Afghani defeat she rallies the country with a personal appearance whilst Albert's brother Ernest advises him on healing the marital rift. Below stairs the departure of Mrs Jenkins means promotion for Miss Skerrett whilst chef Francatelli is 'persuaded' to return and the formidable Duchess of Buccleuch becomes the new Mistress of the Robes. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Soldier's Daughter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Diana Rigg (Duchess of Buccleuch) and Peter Bowles (Duke of Wellington) acted together fifty years earlier in the fifth season, episode 3 of The Avengers The Avengers: Escape in Time (1967). See more »

Goofs

Dame Diana Rigg plays the Duchess of Buccleuch a new lady-in-waiting in season 2, However the real Duchess of Buccleuch was only 30 when she became the queens lady-in-waiting. See more »

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The episode is dedicated to Marie Fargus 1977-2017 See more »

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Not In Control
16 January 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

For the full first season, the diminutive monarch must tussle with those around her for respect. This includes husband Albert. During her pregnancy and especially after giving birth, the Queen is treated like a fragile flower. She is put in a king of big girl baby carriage and carried around. She has finally had enough, jumps out, and heads down the stairs. To her surprise, she has been kept in the dark about affairs of state which really angers. Albert, for all his good intentions, has been perpetuating this. This includes the involvement of British soldiers heading into the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan. This, as history tells us, led to disaster for their men. The majority party in Parliament has allowed this to happen and Albert felt powerless. Victoria goes back to enforcing her rights as Queen, delivering a blow to the pompous understructure of the realm.


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