Victorian era


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Episode 5

5. Snowdonia 1890: The Full Story, Episode 5

The final week for the Jones and Braddock families on their 1890 smallholding.

Episode 4

4. Snowdonia 1890: The Full Story, Episode 4

The first day of spring on the families' 1890 smallholding sees tempers fray.

Caledonian Road

3. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Caledonian Road

Looking at Caledonian Road, which has always been resolutely working class.

Camberwell Grove

2. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Camberwell Grove

Looking at Camberwell Grove, an elegant oddity now set amid the seething inner city.

Deptford High Street

1. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Deptford High Street

Looking at Deptford High Street, once seen as 'the Oxford Street of south London'.

Christmas

4. The Charles Dickens Show: Christmas

Dickens is joined by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to discuss the Victorian Christmas.

Child Labour

3. The Charles Dickens Show: Child Labour

Charles Dickens and reforming peer Lord Shaftesbury discuss child labour.

The Workhouse

1. The Charles Dickens Show: The Workhouse

Charles and Doctor Thomas Barnardo discuss the Victorian phenomenon of the workhouse.

Health

2. The Charles Dickens Show: Health

Charles Dickens discusses Victorian health with Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.

Kirkby-in-Furness to Lancaster

19. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Kirkby-in-Furness to Lancaster

Michael Portillo finds out the secrets behind Kirkby's famous blue slate.

Heysham to Snaefell

20. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Heysham to Snaefell

Michael Portillo sets sail from Heysham to the Isle of Man.

Bardon Mill to Wigton

17. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Bardon Mill to Wigton

Michael Portillo sees how the Victorian railways first fuelled invention in Wigton.

Berwick-upon-Tweed to Morpeth

16. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Berwick-upon-Tweed to Morpeth

Michael Portillo discovers the unique cross-border history of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Cardiff to Brecon

14. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Cardiff to Brecon

Michael Portillo discovers the Victorian coal heritage of Cardiff.

Hartlebury to Great Malvern

12. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Hartlebury to Great Malvern

Michael Portillo visits the home in Hartlebury of Queen Victoria's favourite bishop.

Lydney to Newport

13. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Lydney to Newport

Michael Portillo discovers Britain's hidden micro-mines within the Forest of Dean.

Ian Hislop: When Bankers Were Good

Ian Hislop: When Bankers Were Good

A film examining Victorian financiers including Samuel Gurney and Natty Rothschild.

Episode 8

8. Victorian Pharmacy: Series 1 (30 minutes), Episode 8

Tom branches out into dentistry. And photography starts to become a popular hobby.

Erddig House

5. National Treasures: National Treasures Live, Erddig House

Dan Snow and Sian Williams are at Erddig House in North Wales.

Episode 6

6. Victorian Pharmacy: Series 1 (30 minutes), Episode 6

The pharmacy enters a period of regulation and new laws.

Episode 5

5. Victorian Pharmacy: Series 1 (30 minutes), Episode 5

The team looks at an era of innovation in the Victorian pharmacy.

Episode 3

3. Victorian Pharmacy: Series 1 (30 minutes), Episode 3

The team create their own 'cure all' remedies from rhubarb, licquorice, soap and syrup.

Episode 4

4. Victorian Pharmacy: Series 1 (30 minutes), Episode 4

The team investigate how the discovery of germs made disinfectants a best-seller.

Episode 1

1. Victorian Pharmacy: Series 1 (30 minutes), Episode 1

The team discover the world of pharmacy in 1837, the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign.

Batley to Sheffield

14. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Batley to Sheffield

Michael Portillo finds out about shoddy, a successful 19th-century recycling industry.

In Search of the Real Scotland

3. Grand Tours of Scotland: Series 1, In Search of the Real Scotland

Paul Murton travels by train from the foot of Ben Nevis to the fabled Isle of Skye.

The Victorians and After

6. Churches: How to Read Them: The Victorians and After

How medieval imagery made a surprise return to Victorian places of worship.

The Children Who Built Victorian Britain

The Children Who Built Victorian Britain

The child workers whose exploitation was key to the success of the Industrial Revolution.

Episode 3

3. Victorian Farm Christmas: Episode 3

Ruth Goodman and food historian Ivan Day try their hand at making a Christmas pudding.

Episode 1

1. Victorian Farm Christmas: Episode 1

In Shropshire there's harvesting to be done before Christmas, and mince pies to be made.