Victorian Slum House

Russell Struggles with Tailoring

At Howarth & Son Tailors Russell's struggling with Victorian tailoring techniques. Rebecca and Mandy try to help but Russell decides to join Adrian for a beer.

Russell Struggles with Tailoring

1m 29s

  • The 1900s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 1900s

    S1 E5 - 53m 39s

    Observe the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A few families prosper, but others continue to face the poverty endemic in Britain. See what steps are finally taken to alleviate the plight of the poor.

  • The 1890s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 1890s

    S1 E4 - 54m 12s

    Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business.

  • The 1880s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 1880s

    S1 E3 - 54m 10s

    Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is.

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