2016 • BBC First
65 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (8)

1 Doll 123
18-year-old Alexandrina's life transforms on becoming Queen; no longer hidden in Kensington Palace under the repressive system of her mother's advisor Conroy, she renames herself 'Victoria' and revels in her new found freedom with the charismatic Prime Minister Melbourne. But Victoria's inexperience makes her susceptible to mistakes and, ultimately, scandal.. (c) null 2016 Mammoth Screen Limited. All rights reserved.
2 Ladies In Waiting
Melbourne's resignation as Prime Minister leaves Victoria devastated; as the ambitious Conroy and her uncle Cumberland scheme against her, the vulnerable Queen devises a risky plot to get Melbourne back. But her stubborn approach threatens to ruin the foundations of the monarchy.. (c) null 2016 Mammoth Screen Limited. All rights reserved.
3 Brocket Hall
When Victoria's uncle Leopold proposes Albert as a husband, suitors swoop in desperate to win the Queen's hand in marriage. Although Victoria determines to reign alone, Leopold rightly suspects that her indifference to marriage is something to do with the chemistry between her and her Melbourne.... (c) null 2016 Mammoth Screen Limited. All rights reserved.
4 The Clockwork Prince
Prince Albert immediately puts Victoria on the defensive, but despite her protestations of indifference, she struggles to hide her true feelings and faces a difficult choice between the comfortable familiarity of Melbourne and the enthralling but prickly Albert . (c) null 2016 Mammoth Screen Limited. All rights reserved.
5 An Ordinary Woman
When Victoria's efforts to secure Albert a settlement are rejected by parliament, both she and her fiancé let paranoia reign and start to fear for their future together. As the wedding draws ever closer and the tension escalates, will Victoria and Albert manage to reconcile their differences in time? (c) null 2016 Mammoth Screen Limited. All rights reserved.
6 The Queen's Husband
The Royal couple's blissful happiness is threatened when Albert is publicly humiliated by the Duke of Sussex. Alarmed by her husband's discontent, Victoria determines to use all her cunning to get Albert the respect he deserves. But the Prince has his own ideas about how to prove his worth. (c) null 2016 Mammoth Screen Limited. All rights reserved.
7 The Engine Of Change
The shock of Victoria's pregnancy is compounded when she is forced to consider who will be regent. Whilst she chooses Albert, his desire for power remains unfulfilled and their fateful trip to the North exposes the latent tensions in their relationship. (c) 2016 Mammoth Screen Limited. All rights reserved.
8 Young England
A heavily pregnant Victoria strives to preserve her independence at all costs until a threat to her life shrouds her in fear. She clashes with the overly protective Albert as she fights to puts her country and people before her own needs. (c) null 2016 Mammoth Screen Limited. All rights reserved.

About this show

Created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, this lavish costume drama is the start of a landmark account of the life of one of history's greatest monarchs. With cinematic production values and an ensemble cast of award-winning talent, envisaged as a multi-series Victoria draws on real-life events and the Queen's own exhaustive diaries to paint a vivid portrait of her transformation from an impulsive eighteen-year- old to her early years as wife, mother and head of a global empire. A saga of interlocking circles, stretching from the upper echelons of the royal court to the below-stairs staff, this is a story of passionate affairs, power struggles and unrequited love, at the centre of which stands the new Queen - a strong, complex and wilful woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon.
65 reviews
March 21, 2021
Brilliant series. Similar to, but far surpassing The Crown. A wonderful and historically respectful insight into the inner life of Victoria. Complex script, powerful music and rich production. The two principals are outstanding but the wider cast turn in stellar performances most notably Rufus Sewell (who, frankly, steals the show), also Peter Firth, Alex Jennings, David Oakes and Nell Hudson.
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Caroline Culvenor
August 31, 2019
Loved it cant wait next season of Victoria, and great excellent actors, and brillant performance on the life of Queen Victoria....pls do not change actors of victoria& albert
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sophie bowman
November 4, 2017
If you love a british period drama based on the monarchy then do watch. Great actors, great costumes, a treasure for the soul.
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