Victoria (2016– )
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Comfort and Joy 

Christmas 1846, a pregnant Victoria faces the festive season without her beloved Baroness Lehzen. Albert wants to transform the palace into a magical, seasonal, wonderland, but tensions mount when he invites some unwelcome guests.


Jim Loach


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zaris-Angel Hator Zaris-Angel Hator ... Sarah
Derek Ezenagu Derek Ezenagu ... King Gezo
Leon Stewart Leon Stewart ... Interpreter
Ben Lamb ... Captain Forbes
Jenna Coleman ... Victoria
Tom Hughes ... Prince Albert
Catherine Steadman ... Mrs. Forbes
Adrian Schiller ... Penge
Ferdinand Kingsley ... Francatelli
Nell Hudson ... Skerrett
Tilly Steele ... Cleary
Tommy Knight ... Brodie
Jordan Waller ... Lord Alfred Paget
Diana Rigg ... Duchess of Buccleuch
Bebe Cave ... Wilhelmina Coke


In 1846 Albert introduces the Christmas tree to court for the festivities and there are two other arrivals - Victoria's mother, invited by Albert, to his wife's displeasure, and Sarah. a little African girl, a gift from the king of Dahomey. Against Albert's advice Victoria tries to make Sarah feel less awkward at court but is forced to make a decision about her whilst a visit from the king of Prussia causes further discord. Ernest rebels against his father's plan to engage him to a wealthy German princess but has to keep a secret from the adoring duchess Harriet whilst Paget, still mourning Drummond, comes to an arrangement with the duchess of Buccleuth's niece Wilhelmina. Below stairs Penge's hope of making money from a railway scheme comes to nothing and Nancy finds an inheritance from a distant relation comes with a terrible price but finds consolation elsewhere. Written by don @ minifie-1

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25 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sara Forbes Bonetta (1843-1880), birth name Aina, was a West African Egbado princess who was orphaned at age five due to intertribal warfare. She was captured and intended to be a human sacrifice, but was rescued by Captain Forbes of the Royal Navy. Queen Victoria called her Sally, and raised her as a goddaughter. See more »


When Queen Victoria is running outside in the snow looking for Sarah, snow is falling but there is no snow on her clothes at all. See more »


[the Duke of Coburg is lying on his bed in a darkened room; Leopold knocks on door]
Duke of Coburg: Go away. I am asleep.
King Leopold: [entering] Then I will talk to you in your dreams.
Duke of Coburg: I believe that is called a nightmare.
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The Holly and the Ivy
Performed by Jenna Coleman
[Victoria sings at the piano]
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Very disappointing Christmas Special
31 January 2018 | by micealbolgerSee all my reviews

Season One was very enjoyable viewing; whilst Season Two was somewhat lacklustre; save one or two episodes, including the one which focused on the Irish Famine. Whilst there is no doubt that Daisy Goodwin is an expert on Victoria and has produced a fine drama, part of the disappointment with Season Two lays in the fact that she is going to great lengths to be politically correct. A recurring theme of several episodes in Season Two is the love story between two of Victoria's male courtiers.

Being PC is taken a step further in the Christmas Special, with the introduction of Sarah; an African child given to Victoria as a "gift". At a time when the UK of Great Britain & Ireland were all but 100% white, the writer/producer has gone to great lengths to ensure some degree of diversity; just for the sake of it. The result is a rather dull story line that fails to inspire. Very disappointing Christmas viewing...

MB (Southern Ireland)

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