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Albert and Victoria

1 9 7 0 – 1 9 7 1 (UK)
12 x 30 minute episodes

This Yorkshire Television series was set, as the title suggests, in the late 19th century when Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert were on the British throne.

It was a period when middle-class values were of the utmost importance, where men were men, women knew their place and children were seen but not heard.

Albert Hackett (Alfred Marks) was the ultra-conservative head of his household, ruling over his family with an affectionate yet iron fist that upheld strict moral values.

The works of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley were strictly forbidden in the Hackett home which comprised Albert, his wife Victoria, their children and servants.

Zena Walker co-starred as Victoria in the first series but was unavailable for series two and was replaced by Barbara Murray (familiar to viewers of The Power Game). After filming just two episodes Murray suffered a miscarriage and had to withdraw from the series to be replaced by a third Victoria, Frances Bennett.

Albert Hackett
Alfred Marks
Victoria Hackett
Zena Walker (1)
Barbara Murray (2)
Frances Bennett (3)
Lydia Hackett
Petra Markham
George Hackett
John Alkin
Helen Cotterill (1)
Julia Sutton (2)
Emma Hackett
Kika Markham
Arthur Hackett
John Ash
Edward Hackett
Rufus Frampton
Flora Hackett
Miriam Mann