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Victoria

  • Episode:

    6 of 8

  • Title:

    A Coburg Quartet

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 28 Apr 2019

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 18 2019 : Sat 27 Apr - Fri 03 May

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Tue 16 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 6 - A Coburg Quartet

 

With the birth of her seventh child, Victoria is feeling swamped and reminisces over private etchings of simpler times. However, she is left distraught when the illustrations are sold to the press and made public in the newspaper.

 

Meanwhile, a Georgian ball is planned to celebrate the christening of Prince Arthur and Feodora is placed in charge of the guest list and invitations. Prince Leopold arrives to attend and Victoria is surprised when he fails to recognise her sister.

 

As he arrives, plans for a new coin are unveiled and a design must be decided on. Victoria has ideas of her own but allows Albert to oversee the designs.

 

At the same time, Victoria and Albert fear for Bertie who has become increasingly unmanageable and Joseph and Sophie’s relationship develops further.