Phil Spencer: History Of Britain In 100 Homes

March 2019

Episode 8 Contemporary

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Phil's story gets up to date with 14 modern properties, from lofts to open-plan living to dwellings for the homeless and stunning designer homes

Episode 7 From World War II to the 1960s

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Phil visits the grand house that some inner-city children were moved to during Operation Pied Piper and looks at the huge effort the country made after the war to get us back on our feet

Episode 6 The Interwar Years

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Phil takes a look at 13 more amazing homes, all of them dating from World War One to 1938, covering suburbia and the era of glamourous art deco and modernist architecture
February 2019

Episode 5 Edwardian and Dream Homes

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The properties from the 1800s and early 1900s include a glam Edwardian home to the first council houses and a bungalow with an exotic history

Episode 4 Working Class Homes

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Phil looks at the three decades of homes between 1850 and 1880, when working class slums were transformed into decent family abodes

Episode 3 The Industrial Revolution

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Phil examines how the Industrial Revolution completely changed Britain and left us with homes in Napoleonic forts, canal boats and city tenements

Episode 2 Lavish Properties and Revolutionary Social Housing

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Phil tells the story of Britain in the 16th and 17th centuries through more amazing homes, from lavish properties to revolutionary social housing
January 2019

Episode 1 From Cave Dwellers to Home Makers

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Over 13,000 years of homes, from 11,000 BC to the 1600s. Phil reveals 13 homes of all shapes, sizes and styles, from primitive prehistoric pads to houses built as status symbols.