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The Young Victoria

Period drama starring Emily Blunt. After a confined childhood, Princess Victoria faces a fight to become queen, then is caught between the schemes of men out to steer her rule.

Period drama from Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes. After a confined and controlled childhood, Princess Victoria faces a fight just to become queen, then is caught between the schemes of more men out to steer her rule - the Belgian king has primed Prince Albert to woo her, while politician Lord Melbourne seeks to charm her.

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1 hour, 36 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Sat 11 May 2019 20:05

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the Priest

    Performer: The Royal Academy Consort.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Vieni, fra queste braccia

    Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Cold Song

    Performer: William Purefoy.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Da Pacem Domine

    Performer: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor.
  • Sinéad O’Connor

    Only You (love theme from The Young Victoria)

  • Johann Strauss I

    Walzer à la Paganini

  • Franz Schubert

    Schwanengesang (Swan Song): No. 4 Standchen (Serenade)

  • Johann Strauss II

    Tausendsapperment Walzer, op. 61

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade for Strings in E major

  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Donizetti 'L'elisir d'amour': Della crudele Isotta

  • Johann Strauss I

    Contredanses op.44

  • Henry Purcell

    What Power Art Thou?

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Role Contributor
Director Jean-Marc Vallee
Queen Victoria Emily Blunt
Prince Albert Rupert Friend
Lord Melbourne Paul Bettany
Duchess of Kent Miranda Richardson
King William Jim Broadbent
King Leopold Thomas Kretschmann
Sir John Conroy Mark Strong
Baron Stockmar Jesper Christensen
Queen Adelaide Harriet Walter
Baroness Lehzen Jeanette Hain
Duke of Wellington Julian Glover
Sir Robert Peel Michael Maloney
Duchess of Sutherland Rachael Stirling
Watson Morven Christie
Man on Soap Box Tom Brooke
Footman Shaun Dingwall
Whig Member David Robb
Charles Kemble Malcolm Sinclair
Marchioness of Hastings Julia St John
Writer Julian Fellowes


  • Thu 22 Dec 2011 21:00
  • Sat 16 Jun 2012 21:00
  • Sat 16 Jun 2012 22:00
  • Fri 4 Jan 2013 20:50
  • Fri 4 Jan 2013 21:10
  • Fri 4 Jan 2013 21:20
  • Sat 21 Dec 2013 17:25
  • Sat 28 Dec 2013 16:45
  • Sat 4 Apr 2015 18:45
  • Sat 10 Feb 2018 22:00
  • Boxing Day 2018 10:20
  • Sat 11 May 2019 18:50
  • Sat 11 May 2019 20:05

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