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Albert: The Power Behind Victoria - Channel 5

Albert: The Power Behind Victoria
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A new one-off docu-drama reveals the influential role of Queen Victoria's husband in Channel 5's Albert: The Power Behind Victoria

As fans of ITV’s Victoria know, Prince Albert was not only the husband and great love of Queen Victoria.

He played a huge role in changing the face of Britain.

Albert: The Power Behind Victoria

Queen Victoria's great love

He was an avid campaigner for better housing, working conditions and leisure opportunities for the poor, and was responsible for many of the country’s national treasures, including the Natural History Museum and Crystal Palace.

Albert: The Power Behind Victoria

Olivia Hallinan and Gareth David-Lloyd as Queen Victoria and Albert

This feature-length docu-drama, narrated by actress Samantha Bond, and starring Olivia Hallinan and Gareth David-Lloyd as Queen Victoria and her consort, explores the life of the man whose role in British history is significant, and shows how much of his legacy still remains today.

TV Times rating: ****