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The Victorian Home

In a genuine horror story, Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the lethal products, gadgets and conveniences that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked.

While the Victorians confronted the challenges of ruling an empire, perhaps the most dangerous environment they faced was in their own homes. Householders lapped up the latest products, gadgets and conveniences, but in an era with no health and safety standards they were unwittingly turning their homes into hazardous death traps.

In a genuine horror story, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the killers that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked. What new innovation killed thousands of babies? And what turned the domestic haven into a ticking time bomb?

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Suzannah Lipscomb
Producer Suzanne Phillips
Director Suzanne Phillips
Executive Producer Griff Rhys Jones
Executive Producer Liz Hartford
Executive Producer Sarah Broughton

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