01/02/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 16:24
January 2, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - The public is invited to attend the premiere episode of the second season of the public television drama, 'Victoria,' at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck. The television series will premiere on Prairie Public on Sunday, January 14.
'Victoria' draws on real-life events and Queen Victoria's diaries to follow Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes queen of England in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Prime Minister Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell) and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Joining the cast is Dame Diana Rigg ('Game of Thrones'), who plays the duchess of Buccleuch.
Prairie Public and the State Historical Society of North Dakota will host the premiere episode showing as part of the Historical Society's Sensational Sundays, free programs including lectures, concerts, movies, and tours that provide engaging, educational, historic, and cultural information.
The Masterpiece series is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca Eaton is executive producer. Funding is provided by Viking River Cruises and Farmers Insurance with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust.
The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. For information about additional upcoming events, visit history.nd.gov/events.
Kim Jondahl, 701.328.1476