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Men Up – a new BBC drama inspired by the Swansea Viagra trials

Russell T Davies executive produces the feature length Man Up with his long-time collaborator Nicola Shindler.  It was fresh information to us that early medical trials of the drug Viagra were performed in Swansea. Now, those trials have inspired a new drama, Men Up from writer Matthew Barry (Industry, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). Men Up … >

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‘Victoria’ first look: Jenna Coleman begins filming Season 2

The new season of Victoria has started filming. The period drama series launched on ITV last August and follows Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. A second season was announced by ITV last September, before the first season … >

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‘Victoria’ exec promises ‘crises, scandals and challenges’ in Season 2

The writer of ITV’s Victoria has revealed that the young Queen will face a “very modern dilemma” in the period drama’s second season. ITV announced the commission of Season 2 last month, confirming that Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Tom Hughes (The Game) will return as as the young Queen and Prince Albert. The eight-part first season launched in … >

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‘Victoria’ Episode 7 review: ‘The Engine of Change’

Poor, poor Victoria. What an almighty hassle it must be, being such a subject of public scrutiny every time you feel a little barfy in the middle of a music performance – and indeed, the sense of tension and unease is captured beautifully in this episode’s opening scene. Turns out Vic and Bert made babies! … >

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‘Victoria’ episode guide

Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman stars in ITV’s epic new drama series Victoria this autumn. Victoria (Coleman) comes to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image and become ‘grandmother … >

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‘Victoria’ Episode 6 review: ‘The Queen’s Husband’

If there’s anything that goes to show quite nicely that politics are a load of old nonsense, it’s that in this episode of Victoria, a good deal of fuss is kicked up over who gets to walk into a dinner party first. As if there aren’t more pressing matters to concern oneself with, such as … >

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