Alan Cumming confirms role as a ‘nice baddie’ in Doctor Who XI

In what seems to be a bit of a departure from an unwritten policy that stretches back more years that anyone can remember against leaking any information regarding the new series, a brilliant tidbit has surfaced about the forthcoming Doctor Who series starring Jodie Whitaker. Appearing on the most recent edition of the Will Young and Chris […]

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‘Victoria’ and ‘The Crown’ were Wikipedia’s crown jewels in 2017

Turns out the small screen isn’t the only place that Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II found themselves fighting for audience in 2017. With Victoria currently in the middle of series 2 as part of PBS’ long-running Masterpiece series and Netflix’ The Crown looking ahead to series 3 sometime in late 2018, the dueling British monarch series have found a new […]

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Victoria S3 promises ‘more drama than ever’

While series 2 of Victoria is already in the rear viewer mirror in the UK, American audiences are just now powering their way through the second week of series 2 of Victoria on PBS Masterpiece. Word is already beginning to leak out as to what audiences on both sides of the pond can expect from series 3. Tentatively set […]

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The music behind ‘Victoria’ deserves a co-starring credit

As America, once again, becomes transfixed (in a good way) on Sunday nights and the return of Victoria on PBS, we are afforded the opportunity to experience the theme music that easily deserves a co-starring credit as much as the Cornish coastline does for Poldark. It has been called haunting, mesmerizing, even uplifting. Composed by Martin Phipps […]

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Q&A with ‘Victoria’ creator/writer, Daisy Goodwin, before Sundays S2 premiere on PBS

As series 2 of Victoria returns this Sunday as part of PBS Masterpiece, series creator/writer Daisy Goodwin sat down with Tellyspotting for a brief Q&A about the series, the relationship between Queen Victoria and her husband, Albert, and looking ahead to Sunday’s premiere of series 2, how Victoria manages to juggle motherhood with being Queen of England. It […]

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It looks to be anything but a silent night this Christmas for ‘Victoria’

Using the festive carol “Silent Night” as the backdrop for the trailer for the Victoria Christmas special, it appears as if there is enough seasonal merriment combined with a seemingly overabundance of royal misery to last most of us until series 3 begins next year. Given that American audiences have yet to see the beginning of series […]

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The cast of ‘Victoria’ plays “Would you rather…”

As Victoria-Nation readies itself for the return of the series on PBS beginning January 14, 2018, the cast of the British period drama (i.e. Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes) got together recently to play a bit of “Would you rather…” with each other. While it doesn’t make January 2018 come any faster, it bridges the time with […]

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PBS sets 1.14.18 as premiere for ‘Victoria’ S2

The more than 16.2 million viewers that tuned in for the premiere season of Victoria have been waiting since last March for word as to when we’d find out how a young Queen Victoria would handle motherhood, monarchy and marriage. Well, Victoria-Nation, the wait is over as PBS announced earlier this week that series 2 will return on […]

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Jenna Coleman’s granddad is ‘man in crowd’ in ‘Victoria’ S2

It was ‘Bring your Granddad to Work Day’ recently during the filming of series 2 of Victoria when Jenna Coleman’s grandfather appeared on the set recently in period garb. While he won’t be playing her character’s grandfather, George III, Coleman’s real-life grandfather will be featured as an extra in the period drama as ‘man in crowd’. Coleman posted […]

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Queen Victoria struggles with motherhood, monarchy and marriage as first trailer from S2 of ‘Victoria’ is released

When last we left Jenna Coleman’s Queen Victoria, she’d just given birth to her first daughter and was resting on her bed in Buckingham Palace with husband Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes. When series two begins this Autumn in the UK (January 2018 on PBS), the young monarch finds herself struggling with motherhood from the outset. […]

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