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Queen Victoria and Sarah. Photo: ITV Studios

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 7 Recap

It's the season finale of Victoria, and Christmas is coming! Albert, of all people, is obsessed with making the holiday magical, but family drama makes it difficult. Victoria sympathizes with a young visitor to the palace, and various romances reach their peak.
Blair Castle, the suit of the Scottish Duke of Atholl, in Victoria. Image: ITV Studios

Did That Really Happen? 'Victoria' Edition

How many times did people try to assassinate Queen Victoria? Did she actually travel to Scotland? What caused the Great Famine in Ireland? Did Robert Peel's secretary save him from a murderer? And more questions from Victoria.
Queen Victoria. Photo: ITV Studios

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 6 Recap

Victoria is forced to choose between two loved ones who begin to quarrel while Peel engages in the political fight of his life, one he fears will end his career. Drummond and Alfred wrestle with their future, but a dramatic event everything.
Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and the Duke of Atholl. Photo: ITV Studios

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 5 Recap

When an assassination attempt leads to constant military protection, Victoria decides to escape the stifling confines of Buckingham for the Scottish Highlands. She and Albert search for freedom from royal obligations and get lost in the process.
Penge, Francatelli, and Skerrett in Victoria. Photo: ITV Studios

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

The Irish Potato Famine is at its peak, but, because it mostly affects Catholics, both Victoria's government and the Irish Protestants are dismissive and blame the Catholics for their own problems. Cleary and an Irish clergyman help push Victoria towards contributing aid.
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The True History of 'Victoria'

While some parts of Victoria are speculation or based on rumors, there are many genuine historical lessons. Learn about some of the fascinating figures – the first computer programmer, a black Shakespearean – customs, and events drawn straight from real life.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Photo: ITV Studios

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 3 Recap

Eager to preserve the uneasy truce between Britain and France, Victoria sets off to visit the French king Louis Philippe and enjoy the sensuous glories of the French court. Albert is having an identity crisis and is a fun-spoiling grouch as usual.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Photo: Courtesy of ITV Studios

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Victoria attempts to help the lower classes in a tone-deaf way and also loses two of her closest friends; that grief is compounded by a difficult birth. Albert suffers his own sorrow and must travel to Coburg, where he hears a distressing rumor.
Prince Albert and Victoria. Photo: Courtesy of ITV Studios

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 1 Recap

Queen Victoria is back, and she's ready to rule again even though everyone around her – especially the men – want her to stay with her newborn child. Prince Albert is unwilling to cede control and is also enticed by the dashing mathematician behind the predecessor to the computer.
Call the Midwife holiday special. Photo: Neal Street Productions 2017

'Call the Midwife' Holiday Special Recap

It's a crippling holiday season in Poplar, with subzero temperatures and mounds of snow. Valerie attends to a scared young woman living in a trailer, Nurse Julienne attempts to reconcile an estranged mother and daughter, and Nurse Crane makes an enemy. 
Last Tango in Halifax. Photo: BBC/Red Productions/Matt Squire

'Last Tango in Halifax' Recap: Holiday Special Part Two

As Christmas approaches, Alan faces humiliation while Celia is excited for the opening of their play. Caroline is beginning to doubt her career and life change, and Gillian and Robbie's marriage continues to prove less than perfect.
Last Tango in Halifax. Photo: BBC/Red Productions/Matt Squire

'Last Tango in Halifax' Recap: Holiday Special Part One

Ghosts of all sorts are showing up in Halifax, as Caroline gets a now job and moves into a new house with Alan and Celia in tow. Gillian begins to fear someone – or something – is out to get Robbie, and Celia takes up a new hobby.
Poldark. Photo: Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE

'Poldark' Recap: Belief is a Beautiful Thing

Did you miss the season finale of Poldark? Demelza makes a decisive choice regarding Armstrong while Rowella and Morwenna stand up to Osborne. George makes trouble for Drake, while Elizabeth gives George an ultimatum.
The Durrells in Corfu. Photo: John Rogers/Sid Gentle Films for ITV and MASTERPIECE

'The Durrells in Corfu' Recap: Three Pregnancies and a Stabbing

Pregnancies abound amongst the Durrells' friends, but their timing – plus a crime of passion – means the doctor has his hands full. Leslie, Louisa, and Spyros all step in as nurses, with various degrees of experience. As usual, Larry misses it all.
Poldark. Photo: Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE

'Poldark' Recap: Life is Short and Love is Long

Morwenna's husband is abusive, Elizabeth's partner is shunning her, Demelza's spouse is difficult and secretive; the women of Poldark are cruelly treated. But Demelza begins to consider another option, and Morwenna's sister swoops in with a plan...
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