Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria’s Slum
Tuesday, sbs, 7.30pm
This trip down the rabbit hole of history would be a dry affair if it wasn’t for the honesty and bravery of the people who unwittingly became involved in this experiment. This week, presenter Michael Mosley fast-forwards 10 years to the 1870s, a period which unfortunately doesn’t herald much hope for Andy and the crew after a shocking introduction to the life of the poor. It was a time when things went from bad to worse for the inhabitants of the East End, with unemployment jumping to 10 percent. Some of the participants are thrown in the deep(er) end after losing their jo obs.