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Victoria

  • Episode: 

    4 of 8

  • Title: 

    The Sins Of The Father
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 17 Sep 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.05pm
  • Week: 

    Week 38 2017 : Sat 16 Sep - Fri 22 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Series overview
 
Following critical acclaim and record ratings in both the UK and America, this summer sees the return of ITV’s hugely popular drama, Victoria, produced by Mammoth Screen.
 
Once again written by creator and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin, the brand new eight-part season will see Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Me Before You) and Tom Hughes (Paula, The Game) reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as they face new challenges both at home and abroad.
 
Resuming one month after the first series ended, the new season establishes Victoria as a working mother, learning to balance her responsibilities as both parent and Queen. However, Prince Albert is still struggling to find a role for himself alongside his powerful wife as she returns to her duties, intent on proving that she can be both a mother and dedicated Queen. 
 
Episode 4 - The Sins Of The Father
 
The Royal Court is delighted by the arrival of a healthy Prince of Wales, but Victoria finds herself paralysed by an inexplicable sorrow after a difficult birth, and is unable to bond with her son.  
 
Things are not made easier when tragic news arrives from Coburg and Albert is forced to depart for his childhood home – the first time Victoria and Albert have been apart since their   wedding. Whilst in Coburg, Albert learns a dark family secret which leaves him feeling lost as to his place in Palace.  
 
Meanwhile, a blunder by Skerrett threatens to put Francatelli in the firing line unless she exposes her deepest secret. Will she confess and risk losing her livelihood? A reluctant revelation from Drummond also threatens to end his tentative friendship with Lord Alfred. 
 
When national duty calls, Victoria finds she cannot escape the responsibilities of being Queen regardless of whether or not Albert is standing behind her, and must draw on reserves of courage that she didn’t know she had. Will she in turn be able to reach Albert in his private torment?