In the Victoria Christmas Special, 209 “Comfort and Joy”, sees Victoria uncharacteristically melancholy.

Check out of exclusive Pictorial teaser video. We also have the official lowdown of this episode.

In the UK the episode will be shown on Christmas Day, Monday December 25th 2017 in a 2 hour slot starting at 9pm. US viewers will have to wait until after the Season two eight episodes are shown. They will air early January 2018.

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Victoria Christmas Special, 209 “Comfort and Joy” Lowdown

Following the critical acclaim and ratings success of the first two series, ITV’s popular royal drama, Victoria returns for a one-off Christmas special starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes.

This two-hour special will celebrate all of the festivities of a Victorian Christmas at Buckingham Palace.

Set in Christmas 1846, the episode sees Victoria uncharacteristically melancholy. She is preparing to tackle her first Christmas without her beloved Baroness Lehzen.

She is pregnant with her and Albert’s fourth child. Unfortunely the festive period reminds her of her lonely childhood spent at Kensington.

Albert, on the other hand is gripped by an obsession with staging the perfect family Christmas. He wants to transform the palace into a magical festive wonderland.

Albert invites some unwelcome house guests to join the celebrations. This causes tensions between him and Victoria.

Below stairs, having accepted their feelings for one another, Francatelli and Skerrett are finally together. However, romances amongst staff are forbidden. Therefore the pair really cannot show that they’re in love. This results in strain on the relationship.

The situation complicates further when Skerrett inherits a large estate from an estranged uncle.

Victoria “Comfort and Joy” Cast

In addition of the two main cast reprising their roles is Dame Diana Rigg. She is known for The Avengers and Game Of Thrones. She plays the Duchess of Buccleuch.

Plus others reprising their roles are:-

  • Alex Jennings (The Lady In The Van) as King Leopold,
  • Peter Firth (Spooks) as the King of Hanover,
  • David Oakes (The White Queen) as the Duke of Coburg,
  • Margaret Clunie (Endeavour) as the Duchess of Sutherland,
  • Catherine Flemming (Tatort) as the Duchess of Kent,
  • Jordan Waller (Love & Friendship) as Lord Alfred Paget
  • Bebe Cave (Frankie) as Miss Wilhelmina Coke.

Below stairs:-

  • Nell Hudson (Outlander) returns as Mrs Skerrett,
  • Ferdinand Kingsley (Borgia) as chef Francatelli
  • Adrian Schiller (The Secret Agent) as Penge.

Once again Victoria is written by creator and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin.