1890s

VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE
The 1890s

VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE: The 1890s

 

VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE takes viewers 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, 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.

 

The 1890s
Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business.

 

SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE
The Abominable Bride

 

Why is Thomas Ricoletti surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life and now her ghost appears to be prowling the streets with a thirst for revenge. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) return in this modern retelling of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories, but this time out, the two find themselves in 1890s London.