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Victorian Slum House

Victorian Slum House

In this series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. A group of 21st century people are moving in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor.

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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.

Air date:
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:00
WGBY 57/HD
Tue May 23rd, 8:00pm
Wed May 24th, 1:00am
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Sun May 28th, 9:00pm
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3000187601/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/53312 /episode/53312 The 1890s /episode-player/53312

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.

Air date:
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:00
WGBY 57/HD
Tue May 16th, 8:00pm
Wed May 17th, 1:00am
Thu May 18th, 4:00am
Fri May 19th, 2:00am
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Sun May 21st, 9:00pm
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Mon May 22nd, 9:00am
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3000187421/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is. /episodes/get/52748 /episode/52748 The 1880s /episode-player/52748

Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is.

Air date:
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:00
WGBY 57/HD
Mon May 15th, 5:00am
WGBY World
Sun May 14th, 9:00pm
Mon May 15th, 1:00am
Mon May 15th, 9:00am
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3000186801/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfill clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won’t be able to settle their debts. /episodes/get/52747 /episode/52747 The 1870s /episode-player/52747

Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfil clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won't be able to settle their debts.

Air date:
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:00
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3000180983/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outhouses. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears. /episodes/get/52746 /episode/52746 The 1860s /episode-player/52746

Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outdoor privies. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears.

Air date:
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:00
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