Historical drama Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, continues with episode 6 on Sunday 1 October on ITV at 9.00pm. Also appearing Dame Diana Rigg, Nigel Lindsay, Ferdinand Kingsley and Tilly Steele.
News of the horrific famine sweeping Ireland has finally reached Queen Victoria (Coleman). She is adamant her government should be doing more to help but faces unexpected resistance from Peel (Lindsay).
Aware that sending food to the Irish would destabilise his party and jeopardise his career, he feels trapped. With Albert (Hughes) blinded by his trust in Peel, Victoria begins to question her own reactions. The shockwaves from the famine reach right into the palace and divide the household, and bring agony for Cleary (Steele). Unable to carry on watching his parish starve to death, Reverend Dr Traill (Martin Compston) arrives on Victoria’s doorstep and pleas for her intervention.
He delivers his desperate testimony to the Queen, but his heartbreaking account may not be enough to overcome deep rooted prejudices.
Victoria Season 2 Episode 6 airs on Sunday 1 October 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.