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).
- 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
- Writer – Daisy Goodwin
- Director – Tom Vaughan
- Producer – Paul Frift
- Executive Producer – Daisy Goodwin
- Executive Producer – Dan McCulloch
- Executive Producer – Damien Timmer