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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Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria in ‘Victoria & Abdul’

With BBC and PBS audiences currently in the middle of some serious separation anxiety waiting (im)patiently for the return of Victoria, along comes the greatness of Dame Judi Dench to bridge the gap and, hopefully, pass the time a bit more quickly. Victoria & Abdul, which opens in theaters on September 22, tells the extraordinary true story […]

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‘Victoria’ – Series 2 First look!

While it’s a bit of a belated celebration of Victoria Day (Monday, 22 May), the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birthday, the producers of the critically-acclaimed British drama from ITV have released the long-awaited first video trailer showing what audiences can expect when Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes return to ITV later this year for series […]

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Dame Diana Rigg added to ‘Victoria’ cast for S2

As series one of what everyone hopes has already planted the flag as ‘the next Downton Abbey‘, Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, has begun filming on series 2. Thankfully, while U.S. viewers watching on PBS’ Masterpiece have only until Sunday, March 5 to wait until the S1 finale (followed by a newly produced Victoria After Party hosted by Jonathan […]

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Harry Enfield in ‘Who Does One Think One Is?’ is priceless

Ordinarily, I’m not a big fan of sketch comedy shows as most episodes are more often than not like a roller coaster with up and down sketches. Not a bad thing but more my opinion as I realize not every sketch, whether it be from Saturday Night Live, Little Britain or even Monty Python’s Flying Circus, can knock it […]

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‘Victoria’ adds Christmas special for 2017

If one Queen’s Speech of the Day isn’t enough for you next Christmas, you had best stick around as there will be another one Christmas night, courtesy of ITV and Mammoth Screen, producers of Victoria, Poldark, Endeavour, And Then There Were None and Black Work, among others. Following last weeks news that Victoria, the current leader in the […]

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That look the moment you’re told you are now Queen of England

It’s the true definition of drama the instant a young 18-year-old Victoria is told she will be crowned Queen of England. That brief ‘dear in the headlights’ moment when she finds out that her Uncle, King William IV, has died and begins to grasp the concept that she’ll be the next Sovereign is recreated brilliantly by series star, […]

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