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PREVIEW: I Am Victoria, Channel 4

The first of three films in a female-led drama anthology series of stand-alone programmes, starring three of Britain's leading actors, from BAFTA-winning writer-director Dominic Savage.

The trilogy explores the experience of three women in moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and personal. The stories for each film have been developed in creative partnership with the leading actors, using improvised dialogue, and include the themes of relationships, mental health and empowerment.

In the first film of the series, Victoria (BAFTA-winning Suranne Jones) seems to have a perfect family, job and home. But something is wrong. The pressure she feels is becoming unbearable. We see her struggle with her mental health and the effect that has on her life and family.

I Am Victoria is a powerful meditation on the anxieties that often lie beneath a veneer of happiness and success. It portrays a woman weighed down by life's pressures and in need of help, but unable to seek it. Co-starring Ashley Walters (Top Boy) and Alice Feetham (Save Me).

The other two films in the trilogy will be available on All 4, to stream or download for free, following transmission of this one, on Thursday 5 August.


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