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The Manleys and the Hunts

The true story of two Victorian mothers, Lavinia and Florence, from opposite ends of the social scale - brought together by domestic violence.

The true story of two Victorian mothers, Lavinia and Florence, from opposite ends of the social scale - brought together by domestic violence.

One was desperate to feed her six children in 1880s London, the other came from a lavish country home and ventured into the slums to try to help a fellow mother. It's the saga of a woman from the Victorian workhouse whose descendant ends up at Eton, and of a family from the landed gentry who have thrown off the burden of their past.

58 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:51

    Queen

    I Want To Break Free

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Find out more about Lavinia and John Manley and Florence Hunt.

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Ruth Shurman
Producer James House
Director James House
Series Producer Joseph Bullman

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