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Victoria and Abdul

Period drama. Adbul Karim is whisked from his clerk's job at an Accra prison to present a ceremonial coin to Queen Victoria for her golden jubilee, along with his more reluctant companion Mohammed.

Period drama. Adbul Karim is whisked from his clerk's job at an Accra prison to present a ceremonial coin to Queen Victoria for her golden jubilee, along with his more reluctant companion Mohammed. The queen, who is tired of her fawning courtiers, takes a liking to the young man and developing a fascination with all things Indian, promotes him to become her Munshi, or teacher, much to the resentment of her family and household.

1 hour, 42 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Apr 2020 21:15

Music Played

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

  • 00:36

    Chris de Burgh

    Rose of England

  • 01:42

    Thomas Newman and Anoushka Shankar

    Gain The Ocean (End Title)

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Stephen Frears
Miss Phipps Fenella Woolgar
Bertie Eddie Izzard
Arthur Bigge Robin Soans
Mohammed Adeel Akhtar
Dr Reid Paul Higgins
Alick Yorke Julian Wadham
Writer Lee Hall
Lady Churchill Olivia Williams
Lord Salisbury Michael Gambon
Abdul Ali Fazal
Sir Henry Ponsonby Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer Beeban Kidron
Queen Victoria Judi Dench

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