"Doll 123" (Season 1 | Episode 1)
The story of Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne at age 18 in 1837,
begins with the young Victoria struggling to assert control amidst plots to
manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister, meanwhile, leads to
a crisis in Parliament.
Episode Two – "Brocket Hall" Sunday,
January 22 at 9pm ET Facing rioters and suitors,
Victoria grows into her royal role. As she ponders
marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more
Episode Three – "The Clockwork Prince"
Sunday, January 29 at 9pm ET Albert pays a visit against
the queen’s wishes and meets royal disdain. Where could
it possibly lead? Meanwhile, the mystery of Miss
Skerrett’s past deepens.
Episode Four – "An
Ordinary Woman" Sunday, February 5 at 9pm ET Courtship
at court leads to second thoughts and other
complications. Will Victoria and Albert take the fateful
step into matrimony? And will the queen promise “to
obey” her foreign prince?
Episode Five – "The
Queen's Husband" Sunday, February 12 at 9pm ETAt loose
ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause.
Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk
cure in the bedroom. Francatelli does Miss Skerrett a
favor—for a price.
Episode Six – "The Engine of
Change" Sunday, February 19 at 9pm ET With a child on
the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies
during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice,
but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the
latest in 19th century technology.
– "Young England" Sunday, March 5 at 9pm ET On the verge
of delivering her first child, Victoria spurns advice
and ventures among her subjects, attracting the devoted
and demented alike. Miss Skerrett and Francatelli reach
their decisive moment.
Victoria is a coproduction
of Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE. It is created,
written and executive produced by Daisy Goodwin. The
director is Tom Vaughn (He Knew He Was Right). The
directors are Sandra Goldbacher and Olly Blackburn. The
producer is Paul Frift (Restless). The executive
producers are Dan McCulloch and Damien Timmer for
Mammoth Screen and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE,
presented by WGBH Boston. It is distributed
internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
About MASTERPIECE The top-rated primetime show on PBS,
MASTERPIECE is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016.
MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca
Eaton is executive producer. Funding for the series is
provided by Viking River Cruises with additional support
from public television viewers and contributors to The
MASTERPIECE Trust. MASTERPIECE is known for presenting
iconic shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect,
The Forsyte Saga, Poldark, Sherlock and Downton Abbey.
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