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  • Episode:

    8 of 8

  • Title:

    The White Elephant

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 12 May 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 20 2019 : Sat 11 May - Fri 17 May

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  • Published:

    Wed 01 May 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 8 - The White Elephant


As the opening of the Great Exhibition looms, the world is watching. Though Albert is exhausted, it is the biggest day of his life, and he and Victoria are determined to make it a success. 


When Victoria is told that Sophie is unwell, she endeavours to uncover the truth and commands Monmouth to release her, telling him that she expects to see Sophie at the Exhibition.


Thousands visit Hyde Part for the opening of the Great Exhibition and the occasion appears to be a glorious triumph. However, behind the scenes, Palmerston suffers a knock back as he misreads a political situation.


Feodora, meanwhile, is foiled in her plans to marry her daughter to Louis Napoleon, and her true nature is revealed to Albert, whilst Sophie must decide if she is to run away to America with Joseph.