Thursday, January 12, 2017

Masterpiece on PBS Latest Jewel in the Crown: Victoria

Victoria stars Rufus Sewell (Lord Melbourne) and Jenna Coleman (Queen Victoria) Photo:Masterpiece

Lovers of British period dramas rejoice! This Sunday PBS's Masterpiece series will premiere a new drama that is sure to satisfy lovers of Downton Abbey (the show is even taking over the series' Sunday at 9 pm timeslot). Victoria, stars Jenna Coleman (Dr.Who) as the titular lead and a smoldering Rufus Sewell (Man in the High Castle) as the first important man in the young queen's life, Lord Melbourne. The sweeping sets and costumes are wonderful and do much to transport viewers back to the Victorian era. Of course the show gets around to the legendary love affair that Victoria and Albert had that captivated a nation, but the first few episodes devoted to the queen's little known fascination with the man she called 'Lord M' is just the thing to warm the heart on a chilly winter evening. Here's my interview with the two actors whose chemistry makes the series a must-watch: https://britishheritage.com/victoria-interview/

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