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The Living Room

Lucy Worsley looks at the history of the living room from a medieval great hall, through a Georgian drawing room, to a grand country house and a Victorian parlour.

Lucy Worsley, chief curator of the historic royal palaces, looks at the room that has had more names and been through more changes than any other in the house. She tries out the communal medieval great hall, holds a candlelit tea party in a Georgian drawing room, explores the development of taste in a grand country house, discovers the wonders that gas and electric lighting brought to the Victorian parlour, and experiences leisure 1950s style. Includes interviews with historian Amanda Vickery and writer Adrian Tinniswood.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 27 Aug 2012 22:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Lucy Worsley
Series Producer Emma Hindley
Executive Producer Dan Adamson
Executive Producer Daisy Goodwin

Broadcasts

  • Wed 13 Apr 2011 21:00
  • Wed 13 Apr 2011 22:50
  • Thu 14 Apr 2011 01:40
  • Thu 14 Apr 2011 19:00
  • Fri 15 Apr 2011 00:45
  • Sat 16 Apr 2011 20:00
  • Sun 17 Apr 2011 03:00
  • Sat 16 Jul 2011 20:00
  • Sun 17 Jul 2011 01:45
  • Thu 15 Sep 2011 19:00
  • Thu 15 Sep 2011 21:00
  • Mon 19 Sep 2011 00:00
  • Wed 8 Feb 2012 20:00
  • Mon 27 Aug 2012 22:00