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New Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home

Hidden Killers, Series 1 Episode 2 of 3

Suzannah Lipscomb takes us back to the late Victorian era when cities were expanding and mass consumerism took hold. But from the food they ate to the clothes they wore and the new products that thrilled them, the Victorians were surrounding themselves with killers. What made taking a bath and drinking milk potentially so dangerous? And how did the Victorian woman turn herself into a walking fire hazard?

The domestic horrors of home life in the 19th century and the terrible consequences are laid bare, revealing how the Victorian ideal of 'safe as houses' was far from the reality.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Mon 22 Jan 2018 22:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSuzannah Lipscomb
ProducerSuzanne Phillips
DirectorSuzanne Phillips
Executive ProducerElizabeth Hartford
Executive ProducerSarah Broughton