Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

The Hidden Killers…series returns with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb this time investigating the death trap items that lurked in the homes of Edwardian Britain. This first aired on 17th December 2013 on BBC FOUR.

A new century and a new King – and the British Empire was at its peak. With great success came great innovation and the Edwardian Home was filled with new inventions and must-have items – like asbestos socks, electric table cloths and radioactive clocks…

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explores how these things – now known to us as some of the most deadly items in existence – were adored by the Edwardians, and brings them to life with science and the expert guidance of historians. Why did they embrace them so readily? And what were the deadly consequences?

It was Pick of the Day in The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times.

‘very entertaining’ – The Daily Mail

Written and Presented by Suzannah Lipscomb

Directed and Produced by Suzanne Phillips

Executive Producers Liz Hartford and Sarah Broughton

Made by Modern TV for BBC FOUR.