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Living history series with Fi Glover. Six celebrities work for food and shelter in four Victorian workplaces, starting with 24 hours in the filth and grime of the city dump.

Six celebrities travel back in time to the relentless graft of Victorian Britain, spending four days in four different 19th-century workplaces. Their first 24 hours lands them in the filth and grime of the city dump - the dustyard. Here, they must sift through mountains of dirt, rotting vegetables and old bones. With thousands of people flooding into cities to find work in the new factories, there is a whole lot of horse manure and human effluent to clean up.

The new recruits are actress Zoe Lucker, former home office minister Anne Widdecombe, impressionist Alistair McGowan, world champion hurdler Colin Jackson, Outnumbered's Tyger Drew-Honey and presenter Miquita Oliver.

Who will conquer the 19th century and discover their inner Victorian? Presenter Fi Glover and historian Ruth Goodman help drive them through the age that laid the foundation for modern Britain.

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Mon 13 Aug 2018 14:20

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Role Contributor
Presenter Fi Glover
Presenter Ruth Goodman
Participant Alistair McGowan
Participant Ann Widdecombe
Participant Colin Jackson
Participant Miquita Oliver
Participant Tyger Drew-Honey
Participant Zoe Lucker
Series Producer Mark Ball
Producer James Peters
Director Chris Parkin
Production Company Darlow Smithson Productions


  • Tue 28 Apr 2015 21:00
  • Fri 5 Jun 2015 01:50
  • Fri 5 Jun 2015 02:20
  • Mon 13 Aug 2018 14:20

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