Se­crets from the Work­house ITV, 9pm

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - YOUR TV WEEK -

Ben­e­fits are a con­tro­ver­sial sub­ject at the mo­ment, but any­one in favour of to­tally scrap­ping the sys­tem may want to watch this two-par t doc­u­men­tar y first. It looks at how the Vic­to­ri­ans dealt with the poor­est mem­bers of so­ci­ety by fol­low­ing celebri­ties, in­clud­ing ac­tor Brian Cox, as they find out more about how their own an­ces­tors ended up in the work­houses. Ac­tress Keira Chap­lin takes a trip to the site of the Lam­beth work­house where her fa­mous grand­fa­ther Char­lie was sep­a­rated from his mother and sent to a pau­per’s school.

Brian Cox

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