Episode 4 of ITV’s sumptuous 8-part drama, Victoria starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes premieres tonight at 9pm.
In tonight’s episode titled ‘The Clockwork Prince’, Victoria and Albert offend each other within minutes of meeting. But as history tells us that’s not how it stays.
Albert’s brother Ernest encourages him to flirt, but Albert is utterly humiliated by their current situation. His unease around Victoria manifests as moody insolence, at least that’s how she interprets it when she complains to Melbourne.
Secretly hoping to impress Albert, Victoria transports the household to Windsor, where the tension between Victoria, Melbourne and Albert escalates. As she grapples to understand her feelings she must ask herself whether she wants the flattery Melbourne has hitherto reassured her with, or if she is ready for the challenging truth which Albert represents…
Below stairs, the Royal servants clash with the Coburg princes’ haughty valet Lohlein and a girl called Eliza turns up at the palace asking Skerrett for money and insinuating that she is not who she says she is.
Episode 5, ‘A Ordinary Woman’ airs on Sunday 18th 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
- Prince Albert – Tom Hughes
- Lord Melbourne – Rufus Sewell
- King Leopold – Alex Jennings
- Duchess of Kent – Catherine Flemming
- Baroness Lehzen – Daniela Holtz
- Skerrett – Nell Hudson
- Francatelli – Ferdinand Kingsley
- Brodie – Tommy Knight
- Mrs Jenkins – Eve Myles
- Prince Ernest – David Oakes
- Penge – Adrian Schiller
- Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland – Margaret Clunie
- Lady Emma Portman – Anna Wilson-Jones
- Lord Alfred Paget – Jordan Waller
- Lohlein – Basil Eidenbenz
- Eliza – Samantha Colley
- Rowland Hill – Ben Abell
- Writer – Daisy Goodwin
- Director – Tom Vaughan
- Producer – Paul Frift
- Executive Producer – Daisy Goodwin
- Executive Producer – Dan McCulloch
- Executive Producer – Damien Timmer