I watched this last January on PBS in the US. The good thing is that it got me to read up on the subject. The bad thing is that it got me to read up on the subject and discover that the series is mostly fiction. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised, but other PBS series such Wolf Hall (Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell) were excellent. If there is interest in this, I'll be happy to describe the difference between itv's "Victoria" and history.