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  • - So when we first came to the palace last series,

  • we wanted to show that it was a house that she'd inherited

  • and it reflected late Georgian design.

  • What we've done this time is that we're now beginning

  • to invest in the Victorian look, as it were.

  • So we've repapered a lot of the rooms,

  • you'll notice it's starting to get

  • a little bit more cluttered as they start

  • to turn it into their own home.

  • The bedroom was a big refurbish

  • where the dour silver and grays have gone

  • and we did all these button back satin walls

  • to show that richness and elegance of the period.

  • - The set is amazing and they've built extra rooms this year

  • so you sort of need a map to get around now.

  • It's insane.

  • So when you come to work and you're like,

  • "Oh God, I should pinch myself!" (laughing)

  • - This year we added three new rooms.

  • There's the amber drawing room,

  • and then off the ballroom we had enough space

  • to add a smaller room which became the Italian music room,

  • and then we've now built a new undercroft

  • and a servant staircase and extended the servant's quarters.

  • We knew that the long corridor had to be

  • about 180 feet long as it is in the palace,

  • so that was our sort of main artery that we then worked from

  • so that everything then worked off it.

  • - Wilhelmina!

  • Why are you loitering?

  • - Well, it's absolutely exquisite

  • and beautifully done and very detailed,

  • but then of course the best sets are like that.

  • I love the long corridors, they speak of such richness.

  • - The set is fantastic.

  • I think it's the biggest set I've had the opportunity

  • to shoot and it's got a fantastic reality about it.

  • That's the best thing about it,

  • is you can shoot it like a real space

  • and you can develop the shots everywhere

  • because the geography is real.

  • - We started in November and through to August,

  • so it's a long period,

  • so a lot of the things we have had made.

  • Oh, the chandeliers, they're all made in the Czech Republic.

  • We designed all the carpets based on carpets

  • of the palace at Harewood House, so those were all handmade.

  • And the furniture we had carved in Indonesia

  • and we ran courses with students from Leeds College of Art

  • and other colleges and we taught them how to gild.

  • We've used I think something like

  • four and a half thousand square feet

  • of gold leaf in this set.

  • I think we have 43 miles of just timber

  • just in the set alone.

  • So we've used a lot of people who have incredible talents.

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Victoria, Season 2: Secrets of the Set

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    TK posted on 2019/04/23
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