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Victoria: An Ordinary Woman (ITV 18 Sep 2016, Tom Hughes)

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In An Ordinary Woman, just before Albert leaves for Coburg, he asks Victoria to try and secure him both a title and a settlement before they marry.

Victoria however is more preoccupied with telling Melbourne of her engagement. Ever in control of his emotions, he gives nothing away, but warns her that a German prince might be unpopular with Parliament. His warning proves to be correct – her announcement of the engagement to the Privy Council is a disaster, with Albert due to receive no title and a very modest allowance.

In Coburg, Albert fears for his future in England, becoming husband to the most powerful woman in the world but without financial independence. Meanwhile a paranoid Victoria convinces herself that Albert only wants the money to support a mistress on the side. Upon his return, tension between the two escalates. Melbourne finally gives Victoria the approval of her fiancé that she has been seeking. Reconciled, the wedding goes ahead and the Queen’s glowing happiness painfully reminds Skerrett of her own isolation. Victoria says her last farewell to Melbourne before she and Albert nervously prepare for their wedding night.

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UK / ITV / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 18 September 2016 at 9.00pm

Writer: Daisy Goodwin / Director: Sandra Goldbacher

Series: Victoria Episode 5 (of 8)

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Jenna Coleman as Victoria
Tom Hughes as Prince Albert
Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne
Alex Jennings as King Leopold
Peter Bowles as Duke of Wellington
Catherine Flemming as Duchess of Kent
Daniela Holtz as Baroness Lehzen
Nell Hudson as Skerrett
Ferdinand Kingsley as Francatelli
Tommy Knight as Brodie
Nigel Lindsay as Sir Robert Peel
Eve Myles as Mrs Jenkins
David Oakes as Prince Ernest
Adrian Schiller as Penge
Margaret Clunie as Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland
Anna Wilson-Jones as Lady Emma Portman
David Bamber as Duke of Sussex
Andrew Bicknell as Duke of Coburg
Jordan Waller as Lord Alfred Paget
Carolin Stoltz as Gretchen
Basil Eidenbenz as Lohlein
Gertrude Thoma as Hilde
Robert Macpherson as Anson
Clare Wille as Lady Peel
Pete Ivatts as Archbishop of Canterbury
Basienka Blake as Brothel madam
Simon Paisley Day as Lord Chamberlain

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Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)

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Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost

In Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost our intrepid hero pays a visit to the seaside when an accountant, Peter Harlow, calls him in over a cottage he has been left in a will. He has no idea why he has been left the cottage but since he has taken over ownership more than a few strange things have been happening.

Hazell stays at the cottage for a few days and manages to find no small amount of comfort when Harlow’s wife Stephanie turns up (Harlow himself is in New York). Although there is clearly something spooky going on it’s definitely man made and it doesn’t take Hazell too long to work it out.

The episode was a rare outing outside of London for the series, it was filmed in the East Anglian village of Walberswick and surrounds. Although all the interiors were filmed in studio of coure.

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I may be common but I’m not stupid

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 31 May 1979

Writer: Richard Harris / Production Design: Philip Blowers, Peter Elliot / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 7

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Nicholas Ball as Hazell
Michael Gaunt as Peter Harlow
John Woodnutt as Vicar
Desmond Llewellyn as Bell
Richard Simpson as Weaver
Meg Davies as Stephanie Harlow
Desmond McNamara as Tel
Peter Woodward as Gregory Summers
Joy Steward as Mrs Summers

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