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  • Episode:

    5 of 8

  • Title:

    A Show Of Unity

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 21 Apr 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 17 2019 : Sat 20 Apr - Fri 26 Apr

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  • Published:

    Tue 09 Apr 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 5 - A Show Of Unity


After an Irish man attempts to shoot her whilst out in her carriage, Victoria consults her new dresser, Abigail, who confirms that there is unrest and division in Ireland. Eager to address the problem, Victoria determines to visit Ireland despite protestations from Albert.


Feodora stays behind in London with Vicky and Bertie, who has a new tutor, Mr. Caine, whilst Victoria invites Monmouth to join the Royal party travelling to Ireland, having detected the unhappiness in the Monmouth marriage.


On arrival in Cork, a nervous Victoria is gladdened to see a merry band there to meet her. However, Albert sees through the facade of cheers and bunting and suspects Palmerston of concealing the truth.


At Classiebawn Castle, Palmerston introduces Victoria and Albert his worldly wife, Emily, as she tends to her bees and Victoria is fascinated by their unconventional marriage. Meanwhile, Sophie and Joseph’s relationship blossoms.