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Victoria

  • Episode:

    1 of 8

  • Title:

    Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Crown

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 24 Mar 2019

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 13 2019 : Sat 23 Mar - Fri 29 Mar

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 13 Mar 2019

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Queen Victoria - Jenna Coleman

Lord Henry Palmerston - Laurence Fox

Prince Albert - Tom Hughes

Lord John Russell - John Sessions

 

Series overview

 

Critically-acclaimed historical drama, Victoria, returns for a third series on ITV with Jenna Coleman reprising her role as the young Queen, alongside Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.

 

Starting in 1848, the third instalment of the lavish drama depicts a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy. With revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, Victoria is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety.

 

Joining the leads, Laurence Fox (Lewis) plays charismatic and wayward Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston, whilst Tony and Olivier Award nominee Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) takes the role of Victoria’s mysterious sister Feodora, who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life.

 

In addition, actor and comedian John Sessions (The Loch) stars as Prime Minister John Russell, whilst Lily Travers (Kingsman) plays the Duchess of Monmouth. Nicholas Audsley (The White Princess), David Burnett (The Mummy) and Sabrina Bartlett (Versailles) also join the cast as new characters.

 

Produced by leading drama indie Mammoth Screen as a co-production with MASTERPIECE, and created by writer and producer Daisy Goodwin.

 

Episode 1 - Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Crown

 

The series returns in 1848 as revolution sweeps across Europe and reaches Britain.

 

Victoria, heavily pregnant, is shocked by the unexpected arrival of her half-sister, Feodora, and the deposed King of the French, whilst the Chartist movement threatens the monarchy and Victoria must confront the fact that her people may wish to end her reign.

 

Downstairs, Skerrett and Francatelli plan a future together and a new footman, Joseph, arrives. Victoria and Albert must grapple with Lord Palmerston, the incendiary Foreign Secretary, and Lord John Russell, the hapless Prime Minister. 

 

The mob attempts to storm the palace and Victoria and Albert decide to flee, until Victoria suddenly goes into labour.