Brave Brits travel back in time
Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria’s Slum, SBS, Tuesday at 7.30pm
WHEN one corner of London’s East End is transformed into a late-Victorian slum, Michael Mosley puts modern Britons to the test to see if they can survive there.
A large Victorian building is taken back to the 1870s, when East End poverty began to make headlines.
It’s then populated with families, couples and individuals who have genuine connections to the subject matter in a large-scale social experiment.
They need to be capable of hard work, and they need the intelligence to make ends meet for four weeks.
This is the story of what life was like for the people who lived in the slums and how their plight came to the attention of the world and gave birth to a fledgling welfare system.