Victoria & Albert (TV serial)

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Victoria & Albert
GenrePeriod drama
Directed byJohn Erman
StarringVictoria Hamilton
Jonathan Firth
Peter Ustinov
Jonathan Pryce
Composer(s)Alan Parker
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes2
Production
Executive producer(s)Sue Deeks
Delia Fine
Doug Schwalbe
Producer(s)David Cunliffe
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Own2feet Productions
Splendid Television for BBC
Release
Original networkBBC One (UK)
A&E (U.S.)
Picture format16:9 576i
Audio formatStereo
Original release26 August (2001-08-26) –
27 August 2001 (2001-08-27)

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.

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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.

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