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Victoria

  • Episode: 

    8 of 8

  • Title: 

    The Luxury Of Conscience
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 15 Oct 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.05pm
  • Week: 

    Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 8 - The Luxury Of Conscience
 
As Peel fights the battle of his career in Parliament, facing the consequences of taking a stand against the Corn Laws, Albert inadvertently plays into the hands of Peel’s critics, and jeopardises the progress that they have fought for. 
 
Meanwhile, at the Palace, the strained relationship between Victoria, Albert and Victoria’s closest confidante, Lehzen, is pushed to breaking point, as Albert grows increasingly frustrated about the control that he perceives Lehzen to have over his wife, especially when the health of their children is at stake. 
 
Faced with the prospect of having to live without their respective crutches, Victoria and Albert begin to lose sight of each other. But when tragedy strikes, they realise that sacrifices will have to be made in both their personal and political lives.
 
Series overview
 
Following critical acclaim and record ratings in both the UK and America, this summer sees the return of ITV’s hugely popular drama, Victoria, produced by Mammoth Screen.
 
Once again written by creator and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin, the brand new eight-part season will see Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Me Before You) and Tom Hughes (Paula, The Game) reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as they face new challenges both at home and abroad.
 
Resuming one month after the first series ended, the new season establishes Victoria as a working mother, learning to balance her responsibilities as both parent and Queen. However, Prince Albert is still struggling to find a role for himself alongside his powerful wife as she returns to her duties, intent on proving that she can be both a mother and dedicated Queen.