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Victoria

  • Episode: 

    5 of 8

  • Title: 

    Entente Cordiale
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 24 Sep 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.05pm
  • Week: 

    Week 39 2017 : Sat 23 Sep - Fri 29 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 5 - Entente Cordiale
 
Concerned that the pending marriage of King Louis Philippe of France’s son to the Spanish Queen will form a dangerous alliance, Victoria sets sail on her first voyage to the continent in an attempt to deter the wily French King.
 
Accompanied by royals and servants alike, Victoria quickly realises that she will need to have her wits about her if she is to make the charming - but not altogether trustworthy - Louis Philippe take her seriously as a Queen. 
 
Turning to Albert for support, she finds him distant. Unknown to her, he’s still reeling from the traumatic revelation about his parentage, and driven to despair by the debauchery and scandal of the French Court. 
 
Left to take on Louis Philippe alone, does Victoria have what it takes as an international leader to finally outsmart him? And will Albert overcome his horror at the decadence around him, and learn to trust Victoria with his secrets?