Jenna Coleman as Victoria 'Victoria' TV series, episode one - 28 Aug 2016 Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock
Jenna Coleman as Victoria – ‘Victoria’ ITV – Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock

ITV’s ambitious drama, Victoria starring Jenna Coleman returns tonight at 9pm for episode 3.

In tonight’s 65-minute episode a Chartist uprising in Newport starts to underline the instability of the monarchy.

Victoria’s uncle Leopold capitalise on events by urging Victoria to secure the monarchy by marrying her cousin Albert. Sensing an opportunity to a finally control the headstrong Queen, Conroy latches on to the plan.

Victoria, however, demonstrates utter indifference to all suitors, because (as Leopold rightly suspects) the only man who really interests Victoria is her Prime Minister. When the Chartists strike again, Victoria is compelled to confess the depth of her feelings to Melbourne.

Meanwhile, the distress of her senior dresser Jenkins at the brutal execution of the Chartists inspires Victoria to defy Melbourne’s harsh ruling and a more lenient sentence is granted. She is outraged to hear that Albert is arriving at Leopold’s behest.

Episode 4, ‘The Clockwork Prince’ airs on Sunday 11th September at 9pm on ITV.

About ITV’s Victoria

The new 8-part drama follows the early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Price Albert.

Victoria is made by Mammoth Screen, producers of Poldark (BBC One) and Endeavour (ITV), and is created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, in her screenwriting debut. Daisy serves as executive producer alongside Dan McCulloch (Endeavour, Indian Summers) and Mammoth Screen’s Managing Director Damien Timmer (Parade’s End, Poldark).

Cast:

  • Victoria – Jenna Coleman
  • Lord Melbourne – Rufus Sewell
  • Duke of Cumberland – Peter Firth
  • Duchess of Kent – Catherine Flemming
  • Baroness Lehzen – Daniela Holtz
  • Skerrett – Nell Hudson
  • Francatelli – Ferdinand Kingsley
  • Brodie – Tommy Knight
  • Mrs Jenkins – Eve Myles
  • Sir John Conroy – Paul Rhys
  • Penge – Adrian Schiller
  • Archbishop of Canterbury – Pete Ivatts
  • Lord Melbourne’s butler – Michael Parkhouse
  • Lady Flora Hastings – Alice Orr-Ewing
  • Lady Emma Portman – Anna Wilson-Jones
  • Lord Portman – Robin McCallum
  • Duchess of Cumberland – Nichola McAuliffe
  • Lord Chancellor – Richard Dixon
  • Lord Hastings – Julian Finnigan
  • Duke of Sutherland Tom Price
  • Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland – Margaret Clunie
  • The Grand Duke – Daniel Donskoy
  • Lord Alfred Paget – Jordan Waller
  • Sir James Clark – Robin Soans

Crew:

  • Writer – Daisy Goodwin
  • Director – Tom Vaughan
  • Producer – Paul Frift
  • Executive Producer – Daisy Goodwin
  • Executive Producer – Dan McCulloch
  • Executive Producer – Damien Timmer

The series is also due to air on Masterpiece on PBS in the US from 15th January 2017.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Personally I find it completely irrelevant for a Doctor Who site to fill space with what actors who are no longer in the show are doing. Why are you wasting effort, going so far as publushing a full cast list publishing a cast list for the third episode of what is not even a spin-off?
    Am I alone in thinking ‘If it ain’t Who then it shouldn’t be here’?
    In case anyone thinks I’ve got a problem with Jenna Coleman, I feel the same way when I have to wade through irrelevant stuff about post-Who work by anybody else.
    Time to refocus.

      • No problem on the typos. And thank you for the comments. The posts on the other non-Doctor Who work that the actors and creative teams do, are fairly popular. A lot of people are interested. The A-Word with Christopher Eccleston and RTD’s Midsummer Night were also popular.

        Right now there isn’t a lot Doctor Who news. We’re keeping up with all Big Finish and Titan Comic etc. But we are all waiting for the new series.

        Thanks once again

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