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Young Victoria by Juliet Ace
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Young Victoria

A BBC Radio 4 drama

$6.81

Length 2 hours 14 minutes
Language English
Narrators Adrian Lukis, Anna Massey, Christopher Cazenove, Full Cast, Imogen Stubbs, John Rowe & Selina Cadell

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A girl becomes a Queen…

This illuminating serial charts the transformation of the young Victoria from spirited teenager to shy young bride to celebrated ruler of Britain and ‘Mother of Europe’. But while her roles changed, her essential nature remained the same: vibrant, passionate, principled and fiercely independent.

Through extracts from Victoria’s own diaries and letters, and dramatised episodes featuring the characters closest to her, we are given a thrilling insight into the thoughts and feelings of the woman behind the crown – and the secrets of her mind and heart. The key events of her life are revealed in a new perspective – from her coronation, which captured the heart of a nation; to her blissful wedding and honeymoon; the birth of her nine children and the death of her beloved Albert.

Adapted by acclaimed scriptwriter Juliet Ace and featuring a star cast including Adrian Lukis, Anna Massey and Christopher Cazenove, this magical drama paints a detailed portrait of Victoria’s younger life, revealing some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen.

Cast
Victoria…Imogen Stubbs
Duchess of Kent…Anna Massey
Prince Albert…Adrian Lukis
Baroness Lehzen…Selina Cadell
Sir John Conroy/MP/Lord Aberdeen…John Rowe
Lord Melbourne…Christopher Cazenove
WAG/Prince Ernest/Page/Anson/Cubitt…Andrew Wincott
William IV/Stockmar/Peel…Terence Edmond
Prince of Wales Bertie/Paxton…Thomas Arnold
Princess Vicky/Helena…Clare Corbett
Prince of Wales Bertie (as a child)…George Allonby

Produced and directed by Cherry Cookson

Juliet Ace is a dramatist and screenwriter who contributed to EastEnders and The District Nurse. She has written many original scripts and dramatisations for BBC Radio drama, including The Archers. Her other radio plays include Her Infinite Variety, Small Parts, Dead-Heading the Roses, Skin and Chocolate Frigates. Her dramatisations for radio include Love Story, The Marseilles Trilogy, and Lynne Reid Banks's The L-Shaped Room. She wrote the screenplay for Cameleon, which won the Golden Spire Award for Best Dramatic Television Feature at the 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival.

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