Vanity Fair: Humbugs, Fools and Othered Visions

Based on the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair is set against Victorian London and the Napoleonic Wars, following Becky Sharp (Olivia Cooke) in her attempt to elevate herself out of poverty into English High Society. It’s “a vain, wicked, foolish place” narrates Michael Palin,…

ITV’s Victoria: The Queen’s Curse

The Queen (Jenna Coleman) returns to her duties sooner than expected after the birth of her first child, Victoria. She suspects her husband Prince Albert (Tom Hughes) and prime minister Sir Robert Peel (Nigel Linsday) are lying to her. After the birth of her second…

ITV’s Victoria: Every Inch A Queen

Victoria is a British period drama depicting the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) and the early stages of her marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). She came into the throne at a meek eighteen years old. This debut season is her showing Parliament and…