Documentary History

How the Victorians Built Britain, Series 1-2

Hands-on, immersive history- trying out practical experiments that reveal the ingenuity of the Victorians from engineering to medicine.

We travel the length and breadth of Britain to find out how the Victorians built Britain.  We uncover the incredible and surprising stories behind iconic landmarks; discover the hidden heroes behind the epic constructions; and find out how the incredible advances made by the Victorians, forged the way we live life today. This is hands-on, immersive history, trying out practical experiments that reveal the ingenuity of the Victorians from engineering to medicine, bringing the 19th Century era to life.  

Series 1 covers transport, sanitation, home and industry.  Series 2 covers trains, ships, bridges, leisure, health, law, sewers and culture.

 

DURATION

S1: 4 x 60/ S2: 8 x 60

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2018/ 2020

PRODUCED BY

October Films

BROADCASTER

Channel 5

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

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