Victorian Slum House

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Victorian Slum House

Tuesdays at 8pm

Victorian Slum House takes viewers back to the British slums of the 1800s, where a group of modern day families, couples and individuals recreate life in London’s East End as their forbearers once lived between 1860-1900.

Faced with the virtually impossible task of earning enough money to pay the rent and put food on the table, over five episodes the participants experience first-hand the tough living and working conditions endured by the millions that made up the urban poor in Victorian Britain.

It’s an eye-opening experience for the participants as they each confront the harsh realities of the past and together lay the groundwork for welfare reform in the 20th Century.

COMING UP: May 30 - Episode 5 "The 1900s"

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.

Next on Episode 5

Victorian Slum House

The 1890s

Aired: 2017-05-23 12:00:00 54:12 Expires: 06/21/17 Rating: TV-PG

London recovers from an economic depression.