Victoria (2016– )
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The Luxury of Conscience 

Albert unwittingly creates problems for Peel as the embattled prime minister faces the most important battle of his political career. A tragedy forces personal and political sacrifices to be made.

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Daniel O'Hara

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hallie Woodhall Hallie Woodhall ... Vicky
Jenna Coleman ... Victoria
Tom Hughes ... Albert
Alex Jennings ... King Leopold
Phil Rowson ... John Bright MP
John Tueart ... Speaker
Nigel Lindsay ... Sir Robert Peel
Leo Suter ... Drummond
Roger May Roger May ... George Bentink MP
Peter Bowles ... Duke of Wellington
Peter Pacey ... Stanley
Daniela Holtz ... Baroness Lehzen
David Oakes ... Duke of Coburg
Margaret Clunie ... Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland
Adrian Schiller ... Penge
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Peel faces opposition to the repeal of the Corn Laws and his desire for free international trade though he is supported by Albert, whose presence in parliament results in his being mocked. Already unsettled by Leopold's unannounced arrival at court Albert also feels undermined by Baroness Lehzen's ideas of child-care, leading to an ultimatum. Peel's bill is passed at a cost to Drummond, Peel consequently resigning, whilst Ernest defies Leopold in his choice of bride and romance blossoms between Nancy Skerrett and Francatelli. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

It is a longstanding myth that being cold makes one sick, when actually, being sealed away indoors during the colder months only allows germs to spread more easily. Lehzen and Victoria were correct in believing that the fresh air in the nursery would benefit the children, though Albert would certainly not have been alone in believing the opposite. See more »

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The assassination attempt on Robert Peel was in 1843, three years before the Corn Laws were repealed in 1846, not on the day after as depicted. See more »

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Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Some Things Can't Be Ignored
23 February 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I have to agree with a previous reviewer. The issue of homosexuality in this time would be very hard to prove. Apparently, Victoria, like the mass of England, would have found it criminal sacrilege. The events never actually happened which cheapens the show. What was much more interesting was the incredible risk taken by Peele to rescind the Corn Laws. I find the politics to be the most engaging part of this show. I had it in my head that even in the time of Victoria, the monarchy had some power. Not the case, obviously. But an historically accurate vote takes place.


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