Victoria and Albert - A Royal Love Affair: Official companion to the ITV series
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Masterpiece on PBS: Victoria

Victoria and Albert - A Royal Love Affair: Official companion to the ITV series

Masterpiece on PBS: Victoria

Currently airing Sunday on PBS at 9/8c

See the highly anticipated premiere on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9/8c. In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. Victoria stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria in a highly anticipated series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch who was perhaps the first woman to seem to have it all.

Following Victoria from the time she becomes Queen through her passionate courtship and marriage to Prince Albert, the lavish premiere season of Victoria dramatizes the romance and reign of the girl behind the famous monarch.

In addition to Ms. Coleman, the stellar ensemble includes Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle, Zen, The Pillars of the Earth) as Lord Melbourne, her first prime minister and intimate friend and Tom Hughes (Page Eight, Dancing on the Edge) as her husband Prince Albert.

Ready for Masterpiece on PBS: Victoria

Fresh off The Crown & newly Into To Call A Midwife, it’s safe to say I’m Really Into British history right now. I am stoked about the new Masterpiece on PBS: Victoria. We already know a second season is in the works & I love that because I can get Into the story & know there’s more to come. The series is written by Daisy Goodwin, the author of the well-loved novel, Victoria. The first season of Victoria focuses on the first 3 years of her reign & remember- she ruled for 63 years! I’m so excited about this series!

Season 1 – Masterpiece on PBS: Victoria

Where do I start? First off, Jenna Coleman is a fantastic Victoria! We first meet Victoria as an immature young woman who creates a pregnancy scandal. With guidance from Lord Melbourne, she faces her public & begins her reign. I will say I love relationship between Lord Melbourne  Victoria. I think it was only natural that she falls for him.

Oh, I did not like Albert when I first met him. I guess I still can’t get over the idea of marrying your cousin. Slowly, I’ve learned to love him. Victoria is headstrong & determined & Albert is a great support to her. Remember the scene in Episode 8 where she is having the baby? All those men were standing outside her door, just in case she died during childbirth. Victoria tells them to leave & Albert immediately follows suit. Daisy Goodwin does a wonderful job marrying Albert’s tenderness & ambition.

Season 2 – Masterpiece on PBS: Victoria

THE VERDICT

I am Really Into Masterpiece on PBS: Victoria. The costumes, the palace, Victoria’s reign, Albert-  I just love it all. I’m stoked for Season 2!

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About the Author: Daisy Goodwin

Masterpiece on PBS: Victoria Dasiy Goodwin
Dasiy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin is a writer and television producer.

After reading history at Cambridge, she went to Columbia Film School as a Harkness Fellow. After ten years at the BBC making arts documentaries, she left to join the independent sector and created a number of programmes including Grand Designs which is now in its 18th year on Channel 4.

In 2005 she started Silver River productions, which she sold to Sony in 2012. Alongside her tv work , Daisy has written a memoir, Silver River and two novels My Last Duchess Uk/The American Heiress US and The Fortune Hunter, which were both New York Times bestsellers. In 2014 Daisy decided to concentrate on writing full time and was commissioned to write her first screenplay, Victoria, an 8 part series about the early life of Queen Victoria for ITV and WGBH Masterpiece Theatre.

She is now working on Season 2.

Daisy lives in London with her three dogs, two daughters and one husband.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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