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  • 8 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 8: The White Elephant

Summary

The world's eyes are on the Great Exhibition - and the Royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon? Lives will be changed for ever as intrigue unfolds amongst the exhibits. Drama, charting the early years of the reign of Queen Victoria, witnessing her transformation from the flighty Princess Alexandrina into the formidable monarch, mother and queen who would preside over the construction of an empire. Period drama, starring Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, John Sessions, Laurence Fox and Nicholas Audsley.
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Review

“I should have listened to you,” Victoria is told by both Lord Palmerston and her husband Albert. Quite right, too. The Queen is remarkably clever, instantly solving the problem of poor ticket sales for Albert's Great Exhibition and seeing through Lord Marlborough's wicked assertion that his wife Sophie has 'hysterical nymphomania'. In a sharply polite confrontation, Victoria insists Sophie comes to the opening of the Exhibition. And so she does. Problem solved – or at least partly solved.

Daisy Goodwin's soapy historical drama may not be 100 per cent factually accurate, but it's enjoyable escapism – even if we know it’s not going to end well for Victoria’s beloved Albert.

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VictoriaJenna Coleman
Prince AlbertTom Hughes
Lord John RussellJohn Sessions
Lord PalmerstonLaurence Fox
Duke Charles of MonmouthNicholas Audsley
Abigail TurnerSabrina Bartlett
JosephDavid Burnett
Princess FeodoraKate Fleetwood
BrodieTommy Knight
PengeAdrian Schiller
Duchess Sophie of MonmouthLily Travers
Lord Alfred PagetJordan Waller
Lady Emma PortmanAnna Wilson-Jones
Henry ColeDavid Newman
Prince BertieLaurie Shepherd
Princess HeidiEllen Evans
Princess VickyLouisa Bay
Lady LytteltonSiobhan O'Carroll
Emily PalmerstonPandora Clifford
Henry LabouchereTristram Wymark
PaxtonChristopher Brand
King of PrussiaAndrew Byron
Prince SigmundLion Russell Baumann
MandarinJames Bradwell
William MonmouthGregory Mann
MaidGaby French
Old ladyStephanie Fayerman

Crew

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DirectorDelyth Thomas
Executive ProducerDaisy Goodwin
Executive ProducerKate McKerrell
Executive ProducerDamien Timmer
ProducerDavid Boulter
WriterDaisy Goodwin

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  • Summary

    The world's eyes are on the Great Exhibition - and the Royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon? Lives will be changed for ever as intrigue unfolds amongst the exhibits. Drama, charting the early years of the reign of Queen Victoria, witnessing her transformation from the flighty Princess Alexandrina into the formidable monarch, mother and queen who would preside over the construction of an empire. Period drama, starring Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, John Sessions, Laurence Fox and Nicholas Audsley.
    Recommended

    Review

    “I should have listened to you,” Victoria is told by both Lord Palmerston and her husband Albert. Quite right, too. The Queen is remarkably clever, instantly solving the problem of poor ticket sales for Albert's Great Exhibition and seeing through Lord Marlborough's wicked assertion that his wife Sophie has 'hysterical nymphomania'. In a sharply polite confrontation, Victoria insists Sophie comes to the opening of the Exhibition. And so she does. Problem solved – or at least partly solved.

    Daisy Goodwin's soapy historical drama may not be 100 per cent factually accurate, but it's enjoyable escapism – even if we know it’s not going to end well for Victoria’s beloved Albert.

    How to Watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    VictoriaJenna Coleman
    Prince AlbertTom Hughes
    Lord John RussellJohn Sessions
    Lord PalmerstonLaurence Fox
    Duke Charles of MonmouthNicholas Audsley
    Abigail TurnerSabrina Bartlett
    JosephDavid Burnett
    Princess FeodoraKate Fleetwood
    BrodieTommy Knight
    PengeAdrian Schiller
    Duchess Sophie of MonmouthLily Travers
    Lord Alfred PagetJordan Waller
    Lady Emma PortmanAnna Wilson-Jones
    Henry ColeDavid Newman
    Prince BertieLaurie Shepherd
    Princess HeidiEllen Evans
    Princess VickyLouisa Bay
    Lady LytteltonSiobhan O'Carroll
    Emily PalmerstonPandora Clifford
    Henry LabouchereTristram Wymark
    PaxtonChristopher Brand
    King of PrussiaAndrew Byron
    Prince SigmundLion Russell Baumann
    MandarinJames Bradwell
    William MonmouthGregory Mann
    MaidGaby French
    Old ladyStephanie Fayerman

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDelyth Thomas
    Executive ProducerDaisy Goodwin
    Executive ProducerKate McKerrell
    Executive ProducerDamien Timmer
    ProducerDavid Boulter
    WriterDaisy Goodwin
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