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  • Episode:

    3 of 8

  • Title:

    Et In Arcadia

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 07 Apr 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 15 2019 : Sat 06 Apr - Fri 12 Apr

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  • Published:

    Wed 27 Mar 2019

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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 3 - Et In Arcadia


At their new residence at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, Victoria and Albert have the opportunity to educate their children away from the turmoil of London. For Albert, Osborne is an idyll and the chance to instruct his children in the appropriate disciplines of an aristocrat, but Victoria is frustrated to be so far from her public and is getting cabin fever.


Itching to return to her duties, Victoria summons Palmerston and Russell to join the royal party upon learning that Palmerston has invited Kossuth, a controversial Hungarian freedom fighter, to London. Whilst there, the Foreign Secretary is embroiled in a game of intrigue with Feodora and makes his feelings for the Duchess of Monmouth clear, but his liaisons with her are smartly intercepted. 


Meanwhile, Skerrett breaks the news of her marriage and resignation to Victoria who is distraught and Victoria and Albert struggle to recover from an explosive argument at dinner over Bertie’s education and Victoria’s priorities as a mother and a Queen.