Victorian Slum House
Modern-day families, couples and individuals recreate 19th-century life in London's East End and experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor.
A look at life in the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents. Others, meanwhile, are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business. (60 minutes)
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The finale details the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A few families prosper, but others continue to face the poverty endemic in Britain. Steps are finally taken, however, to alleviate the plight of the poor. (60 minutes)
Schedule Channel Audio HD WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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Available Online Episodes
- The 1860s - Follow participants into a tenement to live and work as their East End ancestors once did.
- The 1870s - Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants.
- The 1880s - Learn why, despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London.
- The 1890s - London recovers from an economic depression.
Episodes available on passport:
- S1 Ep1: Doll 123 - As a new queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her.
- S1 Ep2: Brocket Hall - As Victoria ponders marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex.
- S1 Ep3: The Clockwork Prince - Against the queen’s wishes, Albert pays a visit and meets royal disdain.
- S1 Ep4: An Ordinary Woman - Will Victoria and Albert marry? Will the queen promise “to obey” her foreign prince?
- S1 Ep5: The Queen’s Husband - Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom.
- S1 Ep6: The Engine of Change - With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth.
- S1 Ep7: Young England - On the verge of delivering her first child, Victoria spurns advice.
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