How The Victorians Built Britain

August 2019

4. The Birth of the Machines

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Examining cotton's key role in the birth of mass production.

3. The Making of the Modern Home

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Victorians introduced gas power, revolutionising the home.

2. Saving the Nation's Health

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Michael reveals how Victorians created the sewer system.

1. How Britain Got Moving

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How Victorian engineers revolutionised public transport.
September 2018

Season 1, Episode 4: The Birth of the Machines

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Cotton's place at the heart of mass production is examined, via the creation of the first inter-city railway, a game-changing industrial loom and the birth of the Manchester Ship Canal.

Season 1, Episode 2: Saving the Nation's Health

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Michael reveals how Victorians created the sewer system, providing fresh, clean water for all. The revolution began in Liverpool, which suffered the highest mortality rates in the country. But it took the Great Stink of 1858 to convince Parliament to create a sewer system for the capital.

Season 1, Episode 1: How Britain Got Moving

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Michael reveals how Victorian engineers revolutionised public transport, with the inventions of the omnibus, the modern-day bicycle and the London Underground.
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