VICTORIA (ITV, 9pm)
DIANA Rigg first came to fame in 1965 as Emma Peel in The Avengers. Since then she’s played strong (and occasionally unhinged) women in many productions – and proved just as formidable in Victoria, joining the cast for the second series as the Duchess of Buccleuch, the new Mistress of the Robes.
“I love her candour, the fact she is straightforward,” explains Rigg. “I like the fact that I don’t think she would lie – she is what you see.
“She does her own thing, until Victoria tries to put her in her place occasionally. Although I think it bounces off her!”