Victoria & Albert (TV serial)

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Victoria & Albert
Genre Period drama
Directed by John Erman
Starring Victoria Hamilton
Jonathan Firth
Peter Ustinov
Jonathan Pryce
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 2
Original network BBC
Original release 2001 (2001)

Victoria & Albert is a 2001 British-American historical television serial. It focused on the early life and marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The series starred Victoria Hamilton as Victoria, Jonathan Firth as Prince Albert and Peter Ustinov as King William IV. It was directed by John Erman.[1]

In the UK it was broadcast by the BBC, split into two parts of 100 minutes each. The series is now available on DVD.


The first episode covers Victoria's growth from bullied princess to ruling queen, and includes her romance and marriage with Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The second episode depicts Victoria's life from her first pregnancy to Albert's death, including their family life together and Albert's increasing public role. Each episode is begun and ended by a small section with the 'Old Victoria', at the age of about 78.


New Zealand Rating[edit]

The mini-series is rated  PG  in New Zealand and it contains sex scenes.


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