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Victoria comes to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne's public image and become ‘grandmother of Europe'. The first series of Victoria, will tell the story of the first years of the reign, beginning with the moment of the Queen's accession in 1837, following her first faltering steps from capricious, hormonal teenager with a weak grasp on her duties and responsibilities to her marriage to Albert. The show is a saga of interlocking circles – the circuits of power in Buckingham Palace and Westminster, the intermarrying royal houses of Europe and the scandals of the below-stairs palace staff. At the centre stands the new Queen – a spirited, passionate woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon of stability and strength.

Cast: Nancy Skerrett - Nell Hudson; Archibald Brodie - Tommy Knight; Queen Victoria - Jenna Coleman; Baroness Lehzen - Daniela Holtz; Penge - Adrian Schiller; Lord Alfred Paget - Jordan Waller; Charles Elmé Francatelli - Ferdinand Kingsley; Prince Albert - Tom Hughes; Prince Ernest / Duke of Coburg - David Oakes; Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland - Margaret Clunie; Sir Robert Peel - Nigel Lindsay; Duchess of Kent - Catherine Flemming; Lady Emma Portman - Anna Wilson-Jones; Wilhelmina Coke - Bebe Cave; Duchess of Buccleuch - Diana Rigg; Cleary - Tilly Steele; King Leopold - Alex Jennings; Mrs. Jenkins - Eve Myles; Edward Drummond - Leo Suter; Lord Melbourne - Rufus Sewell; Duke of Wellington - Peter Bowles; Duke of Cumberland / King of Hanover - Peter Firth; Sir John Conroy - Paul Rhys; King Louis Philippe - Bruno Wolkowitch; Duke of Atholl - Denis Lawson; Dr. Robert Traill - Martin Compston;

Network: ITV (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 28.August.2016
Status: Running