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Episode 4

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Living history series with Fi Glover. Six celebrities work in four Victorian workplaces. The six celebrities spend their final 24 hours in the workhouse.

The final and most challenging episode yet of this four-part living history series sees our six celebrities destitute and penniless in Victorian Britain. With no escape back to the 21st century since they were sacked from the potteries, they now have no food and no shelter. There is only one place left for them - the workhouse.

Stripped of their belongings and identities, wearing the workhouse uniforms and rough wooden clogs, the time travellers, now inmates, are put to work. In a world of no rewards, only punishment, the workhouse master and matron punish anyone who dares break the rules and regulations.

Launching yet another rebellion, former minister for prisons Ann Widdecombe gets thrown into solitary confinement. Our other inmates include actress Zoe Lucker, former world champion hurdler Colin Jackson, impressionist Alistair McGowan, Outnumbered actor Tyger Drew-Honey and presenter Miquita Oliver. When world champion athlete Colin Jackson admits the work is too much for him, what chance do our other inmates stand of proving they have what it takes to work their way out of the workhouse?

Presenter Fi Glover and historian Ruth Goodman help drive them through the age that laid the foundation for modern Britain and finally, after 96 hours trapped in the 19th century, back into the 21st.

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Thu 16 Aug 2018 14:15

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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
Executive Producer Rachel Morgan
Executive Producer Emily Dalton
Production Company Darlow Smithson Productions




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