Historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb undertakes another investigation into the deadly consequences of ordinary life in the late Victorian era, which aired on BBC FOUR on 10th December 2013. As the 19th century drew to an end the burgeoning middle class of Great Britain were wealthy and prosperous and filled their homes with the latest gadgets and time saving devices. What they didn’t know was that these items were in fact deadly….
With the help of experts in history and science Dr Lipscomb brings the late Victorian Home, and the killers that lurked there, frighteningly to life.
It attracted 750k viewers and was Pick of the Day in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Independent, Radio Times, Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Sunday Telegraph, and the Mail on Sunday.
‘a captivating style’ – Radio Times
‘entertaining two-part social history’ – The Guardian
‘hugely watchable in a macabre sort of way’ – The Daily Express
4 star review – The Daily Mail
Written and Presented by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb
Executive Producers Liz Hartford and Sarah Broughton
Produced and Directed by Suzanne Phillips