Albert and Victoria

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Albert and Victoria
Albert & Victoria.jpg
Cast of Albert and Victoria
Genre Sitcom
Starring Alfred Marks
Zena Walker
Barbara Murray
Frances Bennett
Petra Markham
John Alkin
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 12 + 1 short
Production
Producer(s) Yorkshire Television
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 13 June 1970  – 17 September 1971

Albert and Victoria is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1970 to 1971. Starring Alfred Marks, it was written by Reuben Ship. It was made for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television.

In Albert and Victoria, Marks plays Albert Hackett, a middle-class man in late 19th century England. He and his wife, Victoria, have nine children, and he is used to getting his own way.

Cast[edit]

Albert and Victoria saw a large cast change between the two series, with the characters of Victoria, Emma and Maud changing actors. Zena Walker was replaced as Victoria by Barbara Murray, who had been due to play her for the entire second series. However, during the filming, Murray had a miscarriage.[1] She was the replaced by Frances Bennett for the final four episodes.[1]

Series One[edit]

Series Two[edit]

Plot[edit]

Albert Hackett is a middle-class man in late 19th century Britain, who is used to getting the final word over his wife Victoria, and their five children.

Episodes[edit]

The first series of Albert and Victoria aired for six thirty-minute episodes on ITV from 13 June to 18 July 1970, airing on Saturday evenings at 6.45pm.[1] On Christmas Day 1970, a short special aired as part of All-Star Comedy Carnival.[1] A second series, also of six thirty-minute episodes, aired from 14 August to 17 September 1971 on Saturday evenings, mostly at 5.40pm.[1] While all the episodes survived the wiping policy of the era, the 1970 Christmas short is lost and thought to have been destroyed.[2]

Series One (1970)[edit]

# Title Original airdate
1 "The Petticoat Rebels" 13 June 1970 (1970-06-13)
2 "Secret of the Attic" 20 June 1970 (1970-06-20)
3 "The Gothic Church" 27 June 1970 (1970-06-27)
4 "Curse of an Aching Tooth" 4 July 1970 (1970-07-04)
5 "Suspicion" 11 July 1970 (1970-07-11)
6 "Lovers' Quarrel" 18 July 1970 (1970-07-18)

Series Two (1971)[edit]

# Title Original airdate
7 "The Last Word" 13 August 1971 (1971-08-13)
8 "The Birthday Present" 20 August 1971 (1971-08-20)
9 "The Inheritance" 27 August 1971 (1971-08-27)
10 "The Elopment" 3 September 1971 (1971-09-03)
11 "The Old Suitor" 10 September 1971 (1971-09-10)
12 "Rise, Sir Albert" 17 September 1971 (1971-09-17)

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e Lewishohn, Mark (2003). Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy. London: BBC Worldwide. ISBN 0-563-48755-0. 
  2. ^ "Missing or incomplete episodes for programme ALBERT AND VICTORIA". LostShows.com. 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

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