Hidden Killers of the … Home

(BBC 4, 2013-2015)

Suzannah wrote and presented this five-part series for BBC 4. The five episodes were:

  • Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home
  • New Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home
  • Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home
  • Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home
  • Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home

Here’s more about Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home:

Householders lapped up the latest products, gadgets and conveniences but in an era with no health and safety standards they were unwittingly turning their homes into hazardous death traps.

In a genuine horror story, Suzannah reveals the lethal killers that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked.

What new innovation killed thousands of babies?

And what turned the domestic haven into a ticking time bomb?

‘The engaging Dr Suzannah Lipscomb shows just how deadly these untested products could be once introduced to the home’

Radio Times

‘engaging historian… lively and disconcerting film’

The Daily Telegraph

Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home was covered by the Guardian here 


Via the BBC website

‘entertaining two-part social history’

The Guardian

‘hugely watchable in a macabre sort of way’

The Daily Express

‘a captivating style’

Radio Times

‘Lipscomb… combines a clipped elegance with a matter-of-fact approach and a plucky willingness to get involved’

The Mail on Sunday


Researcher: Celyn Williams

Cinematographer: Tudor Evans

Director: Suzanne Phillips

Executive Producers: Sarah Broughton and Griff Rhys Jones

Made by Modern TV for BBC 4

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