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MASTERPIECE: Victoria

Airs Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 17, 2017 from 9-11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria.

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Above: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria.

KPBS will rebroadcast all of Season 1 leading up to the premiere of Season 2 on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. #VictoriaPBS

The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes).

Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.

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VICTORIA: Official Trailer

Discover the epic story of Victoria, one of England’s youngest queens, starring Jenna Coleman and Rufus Sewell. A new era begins with a special two-hour premiere, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #VictoriaPBS

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “Doll 123” repeats Sunday, Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. (2-Hours) - As a new queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister leads to a crisis in Parliament.

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Catherine Flemming as Duchess of Kent and Jenna Coleman as Victoria.

Episode 2: “Brocket Hall” repeats Sunday, Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. - Facing rioters and suitors, Victoria grows into her royal role. As she ponders marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex.

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Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne.

Episode 3: “The Clockwork Prince” repeats Sunday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. - Albert pays a visit against the queen’s wishes and meets royal disdain. Where could it possibly lead? Meanwhile, the mystery of Miss Skerrett’s past deepens.

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Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.

Episode 4: “An Ordinary Woman” repeats Sunday, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. - Courtship at court leads to second thoughts and other complications. Will Victoria and Albert take the fateful step into matrimony? And will the queen promise “to obey” her foreign prince?

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Tom Hughes as Prince Albert and Jenna Coleman as Victoria.

Episode 5: “The Queen’s Husband” repeats Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. - At loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause. Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom. Francatelli does Miss Skerrett a favor — for a price.

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Ferdinand Kingsley as Francatelli and Nell Hudson as Skerrett.

Episode 6: “The Engine Of Change” repeats Sunday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. - With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice, but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the latest in 19th-century technology.

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Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.

Episode 7: “Young England” repeats Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. - On the verge of delivering her first child, Victoria spurns advice and ventures among her subjects, attracting the devoted and demented alike. Miss Skerrett and Francatelli reach their decisive moment.

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Jenna Coleman as Victoria.

VICTORIA, SEASON 2 - CAST UPDATE!

Dame Diana Rigg joins the cast of VICTORIA! As filming begins this month on the highly-anticipated second season of the Mammoth Screen/MASTERPIECE on PBS hit drama VICTORIA, BAFTA-winning iconic actress Dame Diana Rigg (GAME OF THRONES) has been confirmed as a new regular cast member. She will play the Duchess of Bucchleuch, the young Queen’s new Mistress of the Robes, who is renowned for speaking her mind.

MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebecca Eaton said, “To have Diana Rigg back in the MASTERPIECE family is a particular joy for us. We’ve loved Diana AND her work for a long time.”

The second season - once again written by creator and executive producer Daisy Goodwin – sees Queen Victoria face the new challenge of motherhood. Jenna Coleman (DOCTOR WHO) reprises her role of Queen Victoria alongside Tom Hughes (THE GAME) as Prince Albert.

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Victoria: Tom Hughes' Favorite Romantic Moments

Actor Tom Hughes (Prince Albert) reveals some of his favorite romantic scenes from Season 1. See Victoria continue Sundays through March 5, 2017 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #VictoriaPBS

Victoria: Pregnancy & Childbirth

The cast explores the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth in the Victorian era. #VictoriaPBS

Jenna Coleman is Queen Victoria

Series star Jenna Coleman explores the iconic role of Queen Victoria. VICTORIA premieres on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #VictoriaPBS

VICTORIA: Q&A with Cast and Creator

VICTORIA Writer/Creator Daisy Goodwin along with series stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes explore the incredible true story behind one of England’s youngest queens. VICTORIA premieres on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #VictoriaPBS

Growing Up Victoria

Series star Jenna Coleman explores Queen Victoria's upbringing, family life, and "vein of iron." See Victoria premiere on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #VictoriaPBS

VICTORIA: UK Premiere Red Carpet

See the stars converge at the UK premiere of VICTORIA, held at Kensington Palace. VICTORIA premieres Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #VictoriaPBS

CREDITS:

VICTORIA is a coproduction of Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE. It is created, written and executive produced by Daisy Goodwin. The director is Tom Vaughn (HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT). The directors are Sandra Goldbacher and Olly Blackburn. The producer is Paul Frift ("Restless"). The executive producers are Dan McCulloch and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE, presented by WGBH Boston. It is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

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