Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece

Air date: Premieres Sunday, January 14, 8 pm

Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece

Premieres Sunday, January 14, 8 pm



Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all – romance, power, an heir and personal freedom. The seven-part drama series is created and written by Daisy Goodwin.


Season 2 finds Queen Victoria adapting to motherhood after the birth of her first child, a daughter – to the disappointment of many. Meanwhile, the Industrial Revolution takes hold in England, the disaster of the Anglo-Afghan War unfolds abroad, and the catastrophic Irish potato famine begins to wreak havoc. In other foreign affairs, a royal state visit to France is in the offing.



More than 16.2 million viewers tuned in for Victoria’s premiere season last year, making it the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years – second only to Downton Abbey.


Joining the cast in the new season is actress Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes. Tom Hughes reprises his role as the queen’s consort, Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell returns as Lord Melbourne.


VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "A Soldier's Daughter" and "The Green-Eyed Monster"Episode One – “A Soldier’s Daughter” and “The Green-Eyed Monster”

Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 8 pm (2 Hours)

New mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from the increasingly desperate news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan. Victoria is thrown into turmoil by the realization that she is pregnant again, and her equilibrium is further threatened by Albert’s burgeoning friendship with the lady mathematician, Ada Lovelace.


VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "Warp and Weft" & "The Sins of the Father" Episode Two – “Warp and Weft” & “The Sins of the Father”

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8 pm (2 Hours)

Discontent is growing in the country, and Victoria throws a costume ball in a misguided attempt to help the silk weavers of Spitalfields – but the spectacular event only exposes her naivety, and an unexpected grief finally forces her to put childish things away for good. Despite giving birth to a healthy Prince of Wales, Victoria finds herself paralyzed by an inexplicable sorrow. Meanwhile, a tragedy in Coburg plunges Albert into his own private torment.


VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "Entente Cordiale"Episode Three – “Entente Cordiale”

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 8 pm

Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations, and takes the royal court on an adventure to France, stepping toe to toe with the cunning King of the French, Louis Philippe.



VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "Faith, Hope & Charity" Episode Four – “Faith, Hope & Charity”

Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 8 pm

News of the horrific famine in Ireland has finally reached the Queen. She is adamant that her government should be doing more to help, but meets with surprising opposition from her Prime Minister.


VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "The King Over the Water"Episode Five – “The King Over the Water”

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 8 pm

Feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes with her court to the Scottish Highlands. She and Albert revel in the opportunity to be a normal husband and wife, but the holiday can’t last forever.


VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "The Luxury of Conscience"Episode Six – “The Luxury of Conscience”

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8 pm

Victoria and Albert have to face their worst nightmare as parents, while Peel takes on the ultimate battle in Parliament. When tragedy strikes, they must confront the true cost of standing by your convictions.


VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: Season FinaleEpisode Seven – Season Finale

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 8 pm

It’s Christmastime at the palace and Albert is intent on recreating the holiday joy he remembers from his youth. Victoria gets more than one surprise visitor and finds herself threatened by a relative. Meanwhile, the festive spirit sparks romantic tension throughout the palace.



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