Victoria

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A landmark account of the life of one of history’s greatest monarchs, major new drama series Victoria stars an ensemble cast of award-winning talent, including Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist). Created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, this lavish costume drama is the start of a landmark account of the life of one of history’s greatest monarchs.

With an ensemble cast of award-winning talent, envisaged as a multi-series Victoria draws on real-life events and the Queen’s own exhaustive diaries to paint a vivid portrait of her transformation from an impulsive eighteen-year- old to her early years as wife, mother and head of a global empire. A saga of interlocking circles, stretching from the upper echelons of the royal court to the below-stairs staff, this is a story of passionate affairs, power struggles and unrequited love, at the centre of which stands the new Queen - a strong, complex and wilful woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon.

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Series 1, Episode 5

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Victoria and Prince Albert begin to worry about their future together, when Victoria's efforts to secure Albert a settlement are rejected by parliament.

Series 1, Episode 6

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Albert is publicly humiliated by the Duke of Sussex threatening the royal couple's happiness.

Series 1, Episode 7

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Victoria is forced to consider who will be regent, further compounding the shock of her pregnancy.

Series 1, Episode 8

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A threat to Victoria's life leaves her in fear and she clashes with Albert as she attempts to preserve her independence.