Viewers have been charmed by the beautifully shot period drama Victoria since the late queen graced our screens in 2016. Since then, there have been two series, a Christmas special and in December 2017 Victoria was renewed for a third series.
How to watch Victoria online?
The series is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and on NOW TV, for those with subscriptions. But sadly, it’s not on Netflix.
The Duke of Wellington is played by Peter Bowles of Colour Me Kubrick and The Bank Job.
Other cast members include Catherine Flemming as the Duchess of Kent, Alex Jennings as King Leopold, Nell Hudson as Nancy Skerrett, Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne, Bebe Cave as Wilhelmina Coke, Tommy Knight as Archibald Brodie, Ferdinand Kingsley as Mr Francatelli, David Oakes as Prince Ernest, Paul Rhys as Sir John Conroy, Margaret Clunie as Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland, Adrian Schiller as Mr Penge, Leo Suter as Mr Drummond, Alex Jennings as King Leopold, Peter Firth as King Ernest Augustus, and Eve Myles as Mrs Jenkins.
Yes – writer Daisy Goodwin used the true story of Victoria – with of course some embellishment to make good TV – to build the plot and characters.
This marks the first time that she is using her history degree for television, and has claimed that accurately portraying Victoria, through carefully researching her diaries, was of the utmost importance.
You can be the judge of how well she managed this yourself.
What to watch next?
If you’re a fan of period dramas based on true stories – in particular, based on the diaries of unusual women – you might also enjoy Gentleman Jack.